Jeremiah Wright introduces candidate 18 days after Hampton University speech.
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And yes, for a time at least — until he really got angry with Obama — Jeremiah Wright was willing to submit to the Obama campaign machinations that tried to silence him. Wright went along with having Otis Moss substitute for him at the Obama presidential announcement. Wright sat quietly in the audience at Obama’s Hampton University appearance. Wright dutifully and politely made the video for the UCC General Synod. The latter two instances, of course, were but the latest examples where Jeremiah Wright had lent his prestige to Obama, something he had done repeatedly in the politics of Chicago and Illinois.
But Jeremiah Wright’s patience was growing thin. As videos of his sermons were eventually discovered and played on television screens, he found his great friend and pupil of 22 years walking away from him. There was, according to Jeremiah Wright himself to Ed Klein in The Amateur, an offer through an intermediary of $150,000 if Wright would simply be quiet until after the 2008 elections. Wright refused.
Finally, in April of 2008, the Obama-Wright relationship exploded, as seen here. An angry Obama went to the press to personally denounce his old friend, calling Wright “divisive and destructive” and “not the person that I met 20 years ago.”
In light of the uncovering of the Hampton University video of Obama by Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, its appearance on the Drudge Report and its televising by Sean Hannity, and in light of Obama’s incredibly poor performance when confronted directly in debate by a polite, persistent, and knowledgeable Mitt Romney — the obvious question arises.
Is Barack Obama really the person his buddies in the liberal media have been trying to sell to Americans for the last eight years since Obama burst onto the national scene with his 2004 speech at the Democratic Convention?
Is the whole Obama-era a confected sham that boils down to a nice looking guy with teleprompter skills and far left politics, shielded and protected by the media?
And only now being outed — by the odd combination of an old video tape and Mitt Romney?
Is that why the furious functionaries of the Obama campaign are now lashing out at Romney, who in fact had nothing to do with the videotape if everything to do with the outcome of the debate?
What was that line again from The Wizard of Oz? Oh yes.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online