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April 30, 2008
A roundup of Wright Reaction
Barack Obama's press conference denouncing his former pastor for his racist, anti-American views has generated more ink than usual on blogs and in the mainstream press. I thought I might take the opportunity to point our discerning readers towards some of the better takes on this subject.
Frst, you can do no better than start by reading Richard Baehr and Ed Lasky's take found on the front page of American Thinker. Those two gentlemen have more years thinking and writing about politics than many think tanks and both do a superb job of fleshing out the issues surrounding the controversy. Ed Lasky's peice deals with Wright's anti-Israel views that the candidate did not include in his denunciation yesterday.
Byron York of NRO has a brilliant piece on why the Wright matter will remain an issue until election day.
Jim Lindgren of the Volokh Conspiracy has a piece examining the truth behind Obama's comment that he never said Wright was his "spiritual mentor."
Tom Bevan of RealClearPolitcs.com has a historical piece on why Wright was disinvited from giving the invocation at Obama's presidential candidacy announcement.
Here's a link to the transcript of Obama's presser yesterday.
Jim Geraghty at The Campaign Spot says that Obama's Philadelphia speech now looks ridiculous. He's right.
Jennifer Rubin at Commentary Magazine shows Obama's misplaced anger - mad at Wright for what he was doing to his campaign rather than what Wright said. Great piece.
Conservative Christian Juliette from the site Baldilocks has the blog post of the day on black churches, Christian faith, and Wright's perversion of both. Absolute must read.
Ed Morrissey has a great post on Obama as "leader." Not hardly.
Karl Rove has an excellent piece in the WSJ about little known tidbits from John McCain's life that define his character. Compare McCain with Obama. Is the slaughter rule in effect?
In her syndicated column, Michelle Malkin takes "Yes we can!" and turns it into "Yes, you should have." Great read.
Finally, Norm Scheiber from TNR asks why Obama joined Trinity Church in the first place. It's a great question and Scheiber, a liberal, is troubled by the answer.
A big Hat Tip to Rich Baehr, Ed Lasky, and Michael Menis for sending me tons of great links to include in this compilation.