Don’t bet on it. However much there is to this New York Post story, this is exactly why Barack Obama didn’t disavow Jeremiah Wright the first time: Wright will not go quietly, he knows that Obama was familiar with his views long before they became campaign issues, and he is capable of making quite a bit of trouble all the way through November. That is, if Wright doesn’t deliver the nomination to Hillary Clinton in the meantime.
I’m sympathetic to those who find it outrageous that a black community leader would make himself an obstacle to the election of the first black president. But let’s keep in mind something I’m sure Wright remembers well: Obama benefited politically from his affiliation with Trinity United Church of Christ. It gave him crediblity and clout as a community organizer. It helped him in his quest for racial authenticity. Those benefits do not come cost-free. And as George Neumayr points out on the main site, identity politics is a double-edged sword.
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.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?