Jim, I agree with a lot of what Murray wrote too, however, I refuse to let Obama off the hook by forgetting why he was forced to make such a speech in the first place. Many of its boosters claim that those of us who are still focused on the Jeremiah Wright issue are missing the bigger picture and minimizing the historical importance of the speech. To them, we’re being petty and small-minded. But the racist and anti-American comments by his spiritual mentor are a legitimate issue, especially given the fact that Obama has such a thin public record. The speech may have been a great sociology lecture, but it was a grand diversion.