Thursday, March 13, 2008

Obama's first real problem

His pastor Rev. Wright.

It's not just the clip you watched a few posts down. Wright preaches political plenty and he has had a lot to say (“God d*mn America!”). It might not matter so much if Obama hadn't gushed over him in his autobiography and named the book "The Audacity of Hope" after a sermon's of Rev. Wright.

Even the MSM is paying attention:

Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."

Is Obama's Pastor a Liability?
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is "inflammatory rhetoric," including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism."

No matter how one feels about the race issues, Wright's preaching is a big turn off and quite frankly, nutty to those not in his camp.

Obama is trying to dismiss concerns saying "I don't think my church is actually particularly controversial." He said Rev. Wright "is like an old uncle who says things I don't always agree with," telling a Jewish group that everyone has someone like that in their family.

Well then, let's discuss what you don't agree with him on. Let's flesh it out. It's time to be honest.

Update: This might be his second problem.