Obama, in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, on Monday, April 28, 2008, distanced himself even more from Jeremiah Wright. Here are some of the remarks made by Obama in reference to Wrights sermons and comments:
“insensitivity and outrageousness”
Obama said he is “outraged” and “saddened” by Wright’s recent comments to the press.
“I have said before and I will repeat again that some of the comments that Reverend Wright has made offend me and I understand why they’ve offended the American people,”
“He does not speak for me. He does not speak for the campaign and so he may make statements in the future that don’t reflect my values or concerns,”
“I think certainly what the last three days indicate is that we’re not coordinating with him.”
Obama has associated with Wright for 20 years. When Don Imus made the “nappy headed hos” comment a year ago, Obama severely chastised Imus, yet Obama knew of Wright’s volatile sermons a least a year ago. Obama criticized Wright earlier this year only when it became politically expedient. Now Obama is in trouble and he finally condemns Wright to attempt to save his campaign.
Obama is revealing his lack of character.