Video Time Bomb on Michelle Obama?
But when a top liberal blog publishes a story confirming rumors that I personally have heard from other sources, I find it irresistable:
Larry Johnson of No Quarter:
I now have it from
two threefour sources (three who are close to senior Republicans) that there is video dynamite-Michelle Obama railing against "whitey" at Jeremiah Wright's church. Republicans may have a lousy record when it comes to the economy and the management of the war in Iraq, but they are hell on wheels when it comes to opposition research. Someone took the chance and started reviewing the recordings from services at Jeremiah Wright's United Church of Christ. Holy smoke!! I am told there is a clip that is being held for the fall to drop at the appropriate time. The last thing Barack and Michelle need is a new clip that raises further questions about her judgment and temperament.
I heard the exact same thing about 10 days ago from a source who should be in the know. I also heard it was political dynamite and was a tape of Michelle Obama. Beyond that, my source would not get into specifics as to what exactly was on the tape or when the GOP might drop this atomic bomb on to the campaign.
I don't know how much damage it would do to Obama. Hillay Clinton's "Tammy Wynette Cookies" moment did not harm her husband's numbers one bit. Admittedly this is different. But unless we see her husband nodding approvingly when she says something about "whitey" I don't think it will do anything except create a tempest for a few days and then blow over.
Now, if I were a GOP operative, I would dump that tape on to the internet about 24 hours before the Democratic convention in August and stand back and wait for the explosion. It sure would make those floor interviews with Democrats more interesting, don't you think?