Obama, Wright and Character
by True Blue Dem, Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 10:19:29 AM EDT
Obama's speech did not address the substance of what is behind his association with Rev. Wright. The point is: this pastor preached anti-american hate, anti-white hate, and anti-semitic hate. And Obama was a close and strong member of his congregation for over 20 years. And Rev. Wright was Obama's spiritual counselor. This goes directly to the issue of Obama's judgement and character.
My problem with Obama is not about whether he can win the general election. But rather if I want this man, with his close association with Rev. Wright, to be our president. There have been 43 presidents of the US. Some great, some bad. But not one of them would of sat through a sermon listening to a preacher spred anti-american hate. Not once. Not for 20 years. None would have selected that pastor's church as his own. None would given that preacher $20,000 after knowing that man for 20 years. None would have repeatedly brought his children to hear the pastor. And everyone one of them would have had the guts to stand up to Wright and tell him what they thought. Obama never did this. And Obama never explained why.