Obama is clearly angry, frustrated and disappointed by Wright’s performance before the National Press Club.
Barack Obama didn’t mince any words today, going after Wright’s recent “ridiculous” remarks, and also taking questions.
As Richard Wolffe just said on MSNBC, this is now personal. Obama was visibly angry that Wright would try to take over the campaign narrative.
He was even more offended that Wright would repeat statements that contradicted everything Obama stands for.
This fight is not over. But the fight might be exactly what Obama needs.
In a recent foreign policy speach, John McCain advocated kicking Russia out of the G8. He also stated that India and Brazil should be included, but not China.
Now, I understand that Russia is moving away from democracy and that is a problem, but expelling them from the G8 is ridiculous.
Fareed Zakaria rips apart McCain’s position in a very thoughtful column.
McCain will quickly destroy his own candidacy as time goes on.
The 2008 general election will be about issues, and abortion will resurface as an issue this fall.
Right now, McCain’s “maverick” reputation is causing many to think he’s a moderate on many issues. That is not the case, and the misperceptions are significant when it comes to abortion.
These misperceptions will be corrected by November. Writers like Anna Quindlen are talking about it, and it will certainly come up in the campaign. McCain has been a favorite of many independents, but that was when he was running against Bush. Now that he faces a general election in a tough year for Republicans, his abortion stances are likely to hurt him with independents and some moderate Republicans.