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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.


2 responses so far ↓

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

    Uh.. he did.

  • 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:

    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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