Senior Editor, Culture and Media Institute
By leaving his church, has Barack Obama put the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy behind him?
Not a chance.
The public still has serious questions about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, even though the media are trying to help him wriggle off the hook.
Sunday’s New York Times sounded almost desperate to see Obama freed from Wright: “Now that Mr. Obama has addressed his ties to the church and pastor in a long speech and fully broken with both, it is not clear what else he can say or do to ameliorate the continued concerns of some voters about those associations.”
The Times may not see it, but in fact it’s clear as day what Obama needs to do. He needs to answer, credibly, the important questions about his values and character that the Wright fiasco has raised.
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