Obama's Big Speech was good, but maybe not good enough to silence criticism about Wright
Wright's gift to the right
Early reactions to Sen. Barack Obama's Big Speech in Philadelphia last week about his pastor and spiritual adviser of 20 years, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., sound like a mixed review: "It was a nice speech about race, but what about that nutty preacher?"
After all, why was the Illinois senator delivering his brilliantly crafted argument for a renewed national dialogue on race at this moment in his campaign? Because goofy-sounding video clips of his Chicago pastor shouting "God damn America for treating its citizens as less than human" were popping up all over television and the Internet.................
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