Guess who counseled Obama and Wright after the National Press Club speech Monday? None other than Fr.Michael Pfleger, about whom we have written here, here, and here.
"I don't think he had any intention to hurt Barack. He loves Barack," Pfleger said. "I think the pain and the moment took over."
That moment was in a place Pfleger called "a lion's den" - The National Press Club.
Fr. Pleger's description is no more sound than his liberation theology. The Press Club audience was packed with Wright supporters. It seems to me that the Washington media simply set up some cameras and let Wright be himself. It was Wright's pernicious beliefs that made the nationwide venue a place of extreme disadvantage to Obama's campaign.