I think I just heard the coffin lid slamming on Barack Obama’s hopes in this speech Rev. Wright gave to the National Press Club yesterday. I thought giving him more room to establish his real context might clarify his relationship with Obama and help millions of skeptics see the good that Obama saw in him. Uh, guess I was wrong.
He may still grab the nomination by a fingernail, but he’ll spend September and October trying to explain, again and again and again, why he could stomach the Rev for 20 years, only to discover the man’s true nature in the past six months. And, as they say, if you’re explainin’ you ain’t campaignin’, and you sure ain’t gainin’.