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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:15 pm 
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Obama: Wright comments were 'profoundly distorted view' of America

Dem candidate addresses race, history of slavery in speech

In an attempt to quiet a maelstrom of criticism swirling around his former pastor's controversial remarks, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama attempted to put the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's comments into the context of race relations in America since its inception.

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Obama ‘outraged’ by Wright’s ‘appalling’ comments

Barack Obama said the Jeremiah Wright who’s reinserted himself into the spotlight over the last few days “was not the person that I met 20 years ago,” and he condemned his former pastor’s eagerness to grab headlines with controversial statements in the most forceful language he’s used so far.

“His comments were not only divisive and destructive,” Obama said, “but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who pray on hate.”

Obama said he was particularly angered by Wright’s insinuation that his previous condemnation of the former pastor’s most controversial statements was simply a move of expedience in a heated campaign.

“If Rev. Wright thinks that is political posturing, as he put it, then he doesn’t know me very well,” Obama said. “And based on his remarks yesterday, well I may not know him as well as I thought either.”

Acknowledging that he was powerless to prevent more “outrageous remarks” from Rev. Wright, Obama made clear that the former pastor spoke only for himself and that his comments were antithetical to the ideals Obama holds dear and has emphasized throughout the campaign.

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Apparently, Obama's stance against Mr. Wright could not come at a better time as super delegate, and former Clinton supporter, Joe Andrew lines up behind Barrack. Mr. Andrew sited Obama's recent handling of the Wright issue as a good move.

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the joe andrew defection from the clinton camp is huge.

i'm betting there'll be a big surge of super delegates toward obama if he wins both indiana and north carolina.

next tuesday could well be the end of hillary.

hope the voters in those states can override what the frickin idiots in my state did.


pa is now spelled pennsylbama.

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