Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Throw the Reverend from the Train

Barack Obama speaking about Rev. Jeremiah Wright in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on 4/29/2008:

"I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened over the spectacle that we saw yesterday. What became clear to me is that he was presenting a world view that contradicts who I am and what I stand for. And what I think particularly angered me was his suggestion somehow that my previous denunciation of his remarks were somehow political posturing. Anybody who knows me and anybody who knows what I'm about knows that I am about trying to bridge gaps and I see the commonality in all people.

I have been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ since 1992, and have known Reverend Wright for 20 years. The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago. All it was was a bunch of rants that aren't grounded in truth. Obviously, whatever relationship I had with Reverend Wright has changed. I don't think he showed much concern for me, more importantly I don't think he showed much concern for what we're trying to do in this campaign."

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