Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Full Court Press Conference
I am watching it now. Obama is kicking some serious ass. I hope there is video or transcript soon. [UPDATE: Added.]
He is hitting MANY of the things I said below. He is not just "distancing himself" or "throwing Wright under the bus"—he is repudiating what is wrong about Wright and his remarks, and he is doing it gracefully—but he is leaving NO DOUBT that Wright's remarks are antithetical to Obama and everything he stands for.
I don't know how you could parse anything differently out of that, though many will try. It is an issue that Obama surely did not need to deal with, but he made the most out of the opportunity.
Barack Obama did what he needed to do. Will the media and will his opponents?
UPDATE: Sullivan agrees.