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Memory hole… ACTIVATE!

March 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

Obama’s website before.

Obama’s website after.

(via S&L)

I can’t imagine this sort of quiet attempt at sanitizing his campaign will go unnoticed. Before this is over, Obama’s going to need to make a much stronger statement condemning Wright. If he’s smart, he’ll do it well before the PA primary.

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  • 1 Scott // Mar 17, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Uh.. he did.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barack-obama/on-my-faith-and-my-church_b_91623.html

  • 2 funtax // Mar 17, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Ignoring for a moment the fact that readers of the Huffington Post aren’t exactly the folks he needs to worry about losing support from, the content of that statement is - at best - dodgy.

    Obama leans on the idea that he never PERSONALLY heard Wright make these sorts of statements, but it’s well-known that Obama actually collected tapes of Wright’s speeches and used them in college to help learn the fine art of whipping a crowd into an emotional frenzy:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/30/us/politics/30obama.html

    I’m supposed to believe that Obama miraculously managed to never once in 20 years of attending services, listening to tapes and meeting with the man in person ever manage to hear a single HINT that Wright was harboring these sorts of views? That’s a tough pill to swallow.

    Normally, I’d find this sort of guilt-by-association scandal absurd, but Obama has gone to such lengths to connect himself to Wright - his ministry, his teachings, his style of advocacy - that it’s extremely difficult to give him a pass (by contrast, the Rezko affair seems like a legitimate case of the candidate not realizing what a liability Rezko was and being understandably blindsided by his misbehavior).

    The Obama campaign seems to be executing a plan currently where they deal with the scandal by inches - nudging ever-closer to a full rejection of Wright but hoping that some intermediate effort will prove sufficient to make that unnecessary. It seems DEEPLY unlikely that either Clinton or McCain will let that happen.

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