I heard with suprise that Obama has "recovered from the Wright scandal" and is now back to double digits ahead of Hilary Clinton in the polls. Amazing. After his minister was outed for a being a racist, American-hating bigot, Obama has been able to publicly shed this monkey off his back, leaping ahead in the polls yet again.
Then, it occurred to me. Obama uses his 20 years as a Christian church-goer to counteract the claims that he is muslim. It is then presented that his 20 years as a church-goer have been spent listening to anti-American propoganda. How could he possible get back into the race after his solution for one problem creates another?
He stages a public fight with the very man who was supposed to save his non-muslim reputation. Wright gets in front of the media, says some other crazy ridiculous things, Obama condemns him, Wright feigns being "hurt", and the problem goes away.
Except that one still suspects that Obama hates America.
Except that one still suspects that Obama is a racist.
Except that one still suspects that Obama is more slippery than an eel.
Because one remembers that a 20 year friendship can sustain a public fight.
Because one remembers that a 20 year career spent preparing for the Presidency can stand to be a bit embarrassed for a weekend.
I'm betting that the Reverend Wright will still hold the bible when Obama takes the oath of office as the President.