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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), left, speaks about Iraq as former CIA officer Valerie Plame, right, and her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, center, look on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, in Philadelphia.(AP.)

By Anne E. Kornblut
PHILADELPHIA -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton staged an Iraq-focused event -- complete with a "Ready to Bring our Troops Home" poster -- here today, but she did not seem to mind letting Sen. Barack Obama steal the day with his address a few hours earlier about race.

"I'm very glad he gave it," Clinton said, although she said she had not read or seen the speech.

Clinton did not directly mention the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose inflammatory remarks as pastor of Obama's church triggered the most recent round of racial debate on the campaign trail.

Still, some Clinton advisers believe having Obama on the defensive over racially charged remarks works well as both candidates pursue voters -- including white, working-class ones -- here in Pennsylvania ahead of the primary on April 22. Clinton said that both race and gender have arisen as "complicated" subjects in the campaign -- and said she encouraged more discussion of them, even though both candidates have at times said they would prefer to rise above identity politics.

"Issues of race and gender in America have been complicated throughout our history, and they are complicated in this primary campaign," Clinton told a small audience of supporters and reporters in a stately conference room in City Hall. "There have been detours and pitfalls along the way, but we should remember that this is an historic moment for the Democratic party and for our country. We will be nominating the first African American or woman for the presidency of the United States, and that is something that all Americans can and should celebrate."

Clinton also talked about Iraq and the economy, topics she prefers. She was introduced by Valerie Plame, a native of Philadelphia, and her husband, former Amb. Joseph Wilson, who said Clinton should not be blamed for the war in Iraq.
And during a question-and-answer session, Clinton acknowledged that 11,000 pages of documents from her time as First Lady are about to be released for the first time. Asked about critics who believe she is insufficiently transparent, Clinton replied: "I think I'm probably the most transparent person in public life."

"I feel you know a lot more about me than you know about anyone else -- much of it untrue, but nevertheless," Clinton said.

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How can two presidential candidates be treated so differently? For the past week Senator Barack Obama has been thrusted with Hillary's razor sharp tongue.

Although we all,with reasonable intelligence, knows what she's up to. She's keeping alive Barack poor choice of words and want everyone to forget her pattern of lying.. Oh, I mean misspoken words.

She's been on this rampage stating that America doesn't need a president who looks down on them. America doesn't need a president who regulary lies to them with no conscious or not enough remorse to explain herself or simply tell the truth.

Read this article about Bill Clinton's words and see if they sound similar to Obama's to you..Clinton & Obama's Speech Very Similar

Our words outlive us... and sometimes comes back to haunt us.

What happen to equality?
Why has the media averted or failed to report indepth on this story?

After Bill Clinton made this statement, he went on to be president. Is this fair and unbias?
Hillary is a hypocrite and her husband it out of touch!

Posted by: GwenM | April 15, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Hillary knows that she will not get the nomination. I believe she knows the only chance she has of becoming president is if Macain is elected, so she is trying to make it hard for Obama to win. If that happens, she will say, I could have won. She is banking on Michigan and Florida voters feeling disenfranchised. Has it crossed anyones mind, that Hillary is the only reason they feel that way, if she had accepted the fact that she has lost, Florida and Michigan would not matter, and they would have no reason to feel disenfranchised. Hillary is trying to destroy the party for her and Bill's selfish needs.

Posted by: Nairobi00 | March 20, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Well said tmcinroy.
That is completely the difference. Obama can make statements that seem new, and unheard of, because he is the only person that the "real discussion" is not off limits to. Everyone is saying the speech was so perfect....Let Hillary be the one to have made the speech. We would not be hearing how wonderful it was. I assure you.

Posted by: fanofuva | March 19, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Of course Hillary fell off the news...because the news media is once again pandering and showing preference to Obama...because of race...because he's black. Give me a break...this is exactly what Feraro spoke realistically to. Yet, here's the media and other politicians falling for this again. Would the media give fair time and equal treatment to McCain for a speech against the use of water boarding or Hillary for a speech against sexism. No...because they tread so carefully with Obama...as if any real discussion is off limits. At one time I admired Obama...not any longer. As a liberal Democrat, if Hillary is not on the ticket I will easily vote for McCain.

Posted by: tmcinroy | March 19, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

At the start of the election, I was torn betwwen the two. Obama has lost my vote, due to the fact I now see him as a liar. I don't think you can be a member of a church for 20 years and not support the stance of that church. I also think it is sad and stupid to vote for someone simply because of their race.

Posted by: fanofuva | March 19, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama's pastor can not be compared to Bill Clinton's racist remarks. If anything compare it to Ferraro, but Obama has nothing to do with what his pastor says. I'm glad America is upset with the Pastor as they should be but understand that Black Americans have been dealing with this for years in reverse. Now you know what it feels like to go to work and have someone smile in your face only for them to dog you behind close doors

Posted by: msmith25 | March 19, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Why in the world would Barack Obama throw his own grandmother under the bus like he did, by outing her on national TV for once having Mixed Emotions concerning racial issues. And then to compare her to Rev. Wright. I find his comments and comparison of his white grandmothet to Rev. Wright racist in itself. He readily condemned his grandmothers speech but still embraces Rev. Wright. You don't condemn someone's speech and then turn around and tell everyone how much you respsct and admire them. That comes across as being a fence straddler.

Posted by: jerrychristian2006 | March 19, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Looking at a number of these posts, it is obvious that Senator Obama's speech needs to be repeated.

I did not agree with his denunciation of Rev. Wright, but he did a masterful job at holding the mirror in front of America's face. This "is" a racially and economically divided society where the "majority" of the power players continue to perpetuate and nurture the ideology that sanctioned slavery. It is true that some progress has been made, but there are miles more to go.

Rev. Wright is a preacher of the gospel of Christ. It's a gospel that denounces capitalist exploitation and inequity. America cannot expect to call for God's blessings if she promotes foreign and domestic policies that hurt hundreds of millions of people.

I'm not sure if this is protocol on this site, but if you wish to understand the "Black Christian" tradition that dares to speak truth to power, I invite you to take a look at my YouTube sermon: "God Bless Afghanistan."

http://www.youtube.com/drkeithburton

Posted by: kburton | March 19, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I recognize the wording and repetitiveness of ebubuk2004's postings, you're right, Cam... it is svreader!

Posted by: datacus | March 19, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii = that was Obama's Mother.

Ann Soetoro, will die without having her son beside her bed NOT ONE DAY!!!!!

Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.

But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen.


He was spending crepy time with his "MENTOR"

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 19, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Obama his church in Chicago to win his local seat then campaigns in the south playing the electorate in order to acheive a large African American vote turnout.

I find it incredulous that Obama feels he needs to lecture the nation when he himself needs to be lectured.

Posted by: hhkeller | March 19, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Oh mighty Clinton, dost thou lie so low?

Posted by: eljefejesus | March 19, 2008 3:06 AM | Report abuse

Oh mighty Clinton, dost though lie so low?

Posted by: eljefejesus | March 19, 2008 3:06 AM | Report abuse

When Bill Clinton mentioned Jesse Jackson and Obama in the same breath, he was accused of racism. Obama took another swipe at Geraldine Ferraro by equating his pastor's rants against America and particularly against whites with Ferraro's statement that she would not have had the opportunity to run for vice president if she had not been a woman and Obama would not have the opportunity he has right now if he were not black. Obama was not only unkind but inaccurate, and it was a low blow to attack Ferraro to get at Hillary Clinton.

He also called the grandmother who had raised him a racist because she has feared unknown black men on the street. One need only look at the statistics about assaults on women to see that they have reason to fear strange men on the street, including black men.


Obama excused his association with his pastor by saying that probably most people have disagreed with their pastors. Yes, I once attended a church with a racist pastor--I left that church. I didn't sit there and listen to him spew poison year after year and say he was like family to me. Nor did I let him dishonor the minds of children. If you put together some of the remarks of Obama's wife with those of his pastor, it's hard to believe he doesn't share them.

Posted by: mgoldenwest | March 19, 2008 2:36 AM | Report abuse

She must have watched Obama's speech and I'm sure she and her crew went through it line by line looking for an angle to exploit. It's a bald-faced lie to say she didn't watch it. The truth is probably that there isn't much to dispute in the speech, so she is attempting to play it down and change the topic.

WAKE UP CLINTON SUPPORTERS!!!!!! Your candidate is a manipulative liar who will do anything, including destroy the party, to win the nomination.

Posted by: bilinguru | March 19, 2008 1:47 AM | Report abuse

I am amazed with Obama's ability to lie with a straight face and still come away with such arrogance. When will he come clean and tell us where he really stands on the issues.

Posted by: stepmaverick | March 19, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Perryair: Yes, Obama can read a teleprompter probably better than anyone since Ronald Reagan, and whoever wrote the speech did a good job. But, it was only a speech; it did not change the underlying facts. Also, Wright was not merely a friend or family member, he was Obama's "mentor and spiritual advisor" and he was on one of Obama's committees. Look how Obama reacted when Geraldine Ferraro made just one statement which Obama thought was inappropriate -- he hit the ceiling. But we're supposed to ignore 20 years of racist and anti-American rants from Obama's adviser because he made a good speech. I'm sorry, but that simply makes no sense.

Posted by: theplanner | March 18, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

I still fail to find the necessary connection between your faith, your loved ones and your politics.

I have friends, family and a soon to be wife that absolutely do not share my politics with me. Does that mean I should disown them? Should I cast my back on them because we don't share the same ideology on healthcare or political transparency? No, because I am a human being. And its really nice to see a politician be a human being for once.

I'd like any of the really committed anti-Obama folks to point me to ANY politician in recent times who has spoken about race in this country as thoughtfully and honestly as the speech that you heard today. But you can't.

The only recent political dialogue on race in this country involves either how high we should build a fence to keep out those 'pesky' brown people or how best to get rid of 'them terrrrrisssts'.

Posted by: perryair | March 18, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

I really don't see the relevance of whether Hillary read or listened to Obama's speech. She has her own campaign to run and she is not about to drop everything in the middle of the day to listen to Obama. It's Obama's own mess that he has to dig out of.

Pretty speech it may be but he is asking the rational and thinking public to suspend disbelief.

Hello Obamaites, time for free association is over. Hillary has not tried to "smear" Obama. Pointing out Obama's many deficits is not smearing him. Obama is a big boy, indeed he wants the toughest job in the world. So let's see him squirm more in the hot seat. The Nafta-Rezko-Wright problems aren't going away any time soon, no matter how many flowery speeches he makes.

Posted by: alee21 | March 18, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

So much for democracy. Obama is trying to disenfranchise Michigan and Florida voters. This isn't the "change" we all hoped for, is it? It looks pretty much like a Rove/Bush strategy. From the New York Times today: Mr. Obama's campaign has resisted a new contest, saying that Michigan Democrats are divided, that a revote would not make much difference in the overall delegate count and that the Clinton camp was trying to change the rules to suit itself.The Michigan Legislature, which would vote on approving a new election, is deeply torn on it because of cost, legal questions and logistical difficulties.Another spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, Phil Singer, said Mr. Obama was trying to disenfranchise Michigan and Florida voters. "By failing to encourage its supporters in these states to throw their support behind efforts to hold new primary elections there," Mr. Singer said, "the Obama campaign is allowing nearly 2.5 million voters to be excluded from the nominating process."A spokesman for Mr. Obama, Tommy Vietor, said the difficulties with a new election outweighed the advantages.

Posted by: theplanner | March 18, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

ebubuk's underlying message is a reminder of the need for urgent healthcare reform

Posted by: gdmutch | March 18, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Firstly there is no way that Clinton hasn't been shown details of the speech. She's not commenting because she is unable to respond to it after all of her efforts to smear him. Those desperate Hillary backers thinking that the overblown scandal will somehow crash Obama are misguided optimists (but then that is the definition of anyone backing Hillary really). The reality is that he just outmanuevers her when he has the chance to speak and be heard. She is only able to attack when she thinks she has more dirt to throw, she fails to make it stick and is increasingly making herself look bad. She certainly hasn't lost but right now she's being overly confident again and playing a game that will harm her.

Posted by: chunkylimey | March 18, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama did not settle the pastor Wright issue for the most racist and/or partisan in our society. However, for those who are open-mind, he did. Obama's speech was inspirational, described in details the modern racial issues from an historical perspective, and will help unit more americans: not all americans, but more. I would like to hear this type of speech (inspirational, historical and unifier) more often. I think that Obama would be a great president.

Those who are still not satisfied by Barack's speech should ask why are the medias not focusing on the speech of most pastors, rabins, and imams... McCain recently thanked a reverend for his endorsment while this reverend is proning the use of nuclear missiles to wipe out islams. Anyone who is not satisfied by Barack's speech and who is not asking for more inquiries by the medias about all religions in America is just full of shi...

We must now go back to business and talk about records... Where are the Clintons' tax returns and the list of big donors to their library foundation... There are troubling facts. For example ...

The Clinton's foundation received recently a $31.3 million donation after Bill expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader's, undercuting both
American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan's poor human rights: Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/us/pol...ref=slogin

Shortly after beeing pardonned by President Clinton, fugitive financier Marc Rich had his ex-wife giving $400 000 to the Clintons library foundation: Source: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,98756,00.html

Anyone who is not satisfied by Barack's speech and who is not interested by these issues is just full of shi...

Posted by: Logan6 | March 18, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

To PBurns... I also heard the speech, and I find it evasive of the real issue here. I think the speech, while entertaining, is a distraction about what Obama has to explain. Did he willfully associate himself with Rev Wright despite his racist remarks? If so, why did he disassociate himself just now? (I bet the simple answer is that because of his pollsters said so.). I deeply question Obama's judgment, integrity and leadership. He is very good in changing the topic, but very bad in explaining his actions.

In one of the debates, Clinton complained that if was difficult to debate with Obama because every time one uses a direct quote from him, he would say that he was misquoted. In the speech earlier, Obama is trying to do that trick again of evading the question. In this uncertain times, we need a leader. Obama is not. Rather than confronting the issue, he obscures it. BTW, let's not forget his earmarks and the new revelations about his association with Rezko.

Posted by: CPCook | March 18, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama gave a powerful, important speech -- one of the finest speeches of the last quarter century.

This was what we want from a President: honesty, intelligence, power, calmness, and fairness. Obama assumes we are smart, and that we are decent, and that we can understand more than a mere sound bite.

How unbelievably refreshing.

P

Posted by: PBurns | March 18, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

ebubuk2004

Do you have a life or have you dedicated your time to libel and racial intolerance? Please do yourself and the country a favor and try to find time to do something good in society instead of coming here with your pathetic rants.

Thanks!

Posted by: bluedog411 | March 18, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

I can tell many of the people making comments here have not actually read or heard the speech. Please do so before posting about it.

you can hear it here:

http://sundaygang.com/obama/2008/03/18/speech.mp3

thanks.

Posted by: ramadallama | March 18, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse


I felt this was one of the most profound and honest political speeches ever on the subject of race in America. Obama is absolutely right. The politics of spectacle and cynicism that are perpetuated by the mainstream media continues to keep us divided over worthless differences. Until we unite, we can never hope to move this country forward, or compete in the new global economy.

The honesty of this speech also shows just how much faith Obama really does have in the American people. He didn't dumb down or simplify the issues. He tackled them head on and asked Americans to do the same.

This is a great example of what Barack Obama does so well. Others spin, react, and play the political game - then Obama calmly steps in and leads. Hillary Clinton can shout and attack all she wants, but she's fighting yesterday's war, not realizing that the rules of the game have changed. Her claims of experience in playing the old game don't really count for much when Obama continues to show an ability to change the game for the better.

Yep, knew he could do it. Couldn't have said it better myself...

Posted by: Rubiconski | March 18, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Biblical Jeremiah didn't exactly pussy-foot around when he exposed the sins of
his generation. One would think that a country as Christian as we purport to be would recognize the prophetic tradition.

Posted by: Phrank1 | March 18, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

The naked fear is growing among the stupid...

Obama is gaining momentum and they will not be able to stop him.

Obama will beat the Greedy Old People party........What a landslide!

Listen up Grasshoppas with mental midget tendencies:

Barack has:

Most Votes
Most States
Most Delegates
Honest
Forthright
Transparent
Courage to address issues you wouldn't dare to say.

You probably wouldn't address anything directly unless Rush L told you to do so.

Don't take my word for it.

CHECK WITH THE QUEEN BEE.

Nancy Pelosi

She's confirm everything just in case you don't believe the facts.

George Bush taught America well......NO MORE WAR HAWKS!!!

Yes, Hillary....that means YOU!!!

This was one of the most courageous and eloquent speeches in our political history.

Read it all here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/18/us/politics/18text-obama.html

Posted by: Rubiconski | March 18, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama and Wright relationship
=
D.C snipers relationship.

he abondened his Mother

his Grama is a bigot.


I am tired of preached about Slevery by a son of Kenyan and poor white woman.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii.

Ann Soetoro, will die without having her son beside her bed NOT ONE DAY!!!!!


Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.

But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

"It's sad but true that there is a double standard going on in this race. When Bill Clinton made remarks in SC that some say were racist, he is reviled. We are now asked to consider the full measure of Rev. Wright's career...to listen to all the good things he has done, not to take these hateful tirades out of context; yet no such generosity of spirit was afforded Bill Clinton."

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

"It's sad but true that there is a double standard going on in this race. When Bill Clinton made remarks in SC that some say were racist, he is reviled. We are now asked to consider the full measure of Rev. Wright's career...to listen to all the good things he has done, not to take these hateful tirades out of context; yet no such generosity of spirit was afforded Bill Clinton."

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

"In spite of a lifetime of working to end discrimination, African Americans excoriated the Clintons, made a mockery of him, and punished Hillary for his misdeed. Racism works both ways. Obama will never be able to overcome his pastor's outrageous remarks"

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

"In spite of a lifetime of working to end discrimination, African Americans excoriated the Clintons, made a mockery of him, and punished Hillary for his misdeed. Racism works both ways. Obama will never be able to overcome his pastor's outrageous remarks"

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised that the rantings of ebubuk2004 were allowed; such hateful accusations are bad enough, but to read them again and again is nauseating. You could at least weed out a few of the duplicate postings.

I submit that ebubuk2004 needs to think about his/her own biases before lambasting a man who has dedicated his life - not just his campaign - to bringing people together, rather than separating them with labels and lies, who believes in tolerance and understanding, who believes in moving forward instead of living in the hate-filled past. A man who offers the kind of hope that can make our beloved country "a more perfect union." Not a perfect union, but a more perfect union.

Isn't that reason enough to elect him president?

Posted by: deberry10 | March 18, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

In spite of a lifetime of working to end discrimination, African Americans excoriated him, made a mockery of him, and punished Hillary for his misdeed. Racism works both ways. Obama will never be able to overcome his pastor's outrageous remarks

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a phoney. He wants to be "post-racial" and dump his church now that it's no help in running for prez.
he's a piece of work.

Posted by: newagent99 | March 18, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

He told Major Garrett that " I never sat in the pews when he made these comments", "If I had heard him make such statements I would have quit the church". To Olberman "this is the first time I have heard these statements, when they appeared on TV".

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

bsimon i did read the speech I was referring to the Obama camps complaints about ferraros remarks last week and that clinton should denounce her remarks not the reference to geraldine ferraro in todays speech.

Posted by: ang1 | March 18, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

I continue to find it interesting that the Clinton campaign and its supporters and surrogates have very little positive to say about Clinton, or joy in the prospect of her candidacy succeeding. It all seems so grim! Their primary strategy and tactics are to "raise doubts" about Obama, attack, claim Obama supporters are naive, unsophisticated, blind, etc.

Whereas in contrast Obama supporters clearly revel in their support of his candidacy, and are in fact renewed at each stage of the campaign as they witness his abilities and judgments in response to the dreary attacks of politics from the last century. Today's speech by Obama, and HRC's and her supporters reactions, is yet more proof of this phenomenon.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's still possible for perhaps a slight majority of Americans, and perhaps even the Democratic party, to vote their fears, embrace our past, and give in to our worse angels. But in my opinion, returning to the (psycho)drama of the Clintons is such a debilitating thought. And I believe that deep down most of her supporters feel the same way, which is why there is so little joy in Clintonville, and they can only continue to wallow in negativity, hoping to bring everyone else down with them.

Posted by: david.nielsen | March 18, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

to EEHIL

you post:"ebuk, Nobody reads your posts cause you're an idiot"

Unfortunately, he is not an idiot, but a professional working for a campaign, his
former name was SVREADER !!

to NOLEN2

You post" "They obviously believe the Rove canard that if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth...or was that a German?"

Yes. it was a German, a Dr. Joseph GOEBELS, Propaganda Minister of Adolf HITLER.

He comitted suicide,so avoding being hanged in Nuernberg.

Caminito


Posted by: caminito | March 18, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

to EEHIL

you post:"ebuk, Nobody reads your posts cause you're an idiot"

Unfortunately, he is not an idiot, but a professional working for a campaign, his
former name was SVREADER !!

to NOLEN2

You post" "They obviously believe the Rove canard that if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth...or was that a German?"

Yes. it was a German, a Dr. Joseph GOEBELS, Propaganda Minister of Adolf HITLER.

He comitted suicide,so avoding being hanged in Nuernberg.

Caminito


Posted by: caminito | March 18, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

ebubuk2004: you seem like you were an only child that was told to shut up VERY often...

Posted by: dcdoug | March 18, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

A post titled:
"Clinton Responds to Obama Speech"
about "an Iraq-focused event" where "Clinton did not directly mention the Rev. Jeremiah Wright".

Typical Washington Post.

By the way, what does the "directly" mean? Why doesn't that say "did not mention"? Was there some secret coded subliminal mention only Anne Kornblut can feel?

Posted by: zukermand | March 18, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

They obviously believe the Rove canard that if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth...or was that a German?

Posted by: nolen2 | March 18, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

ebuku

Nobody reads your posts cause you're an idiot!

Posted by: eehill | March 18, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

WASHINGTON POST !!!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING ????
==========================================
==========================================
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
You refuse (rightly) messages from bloggers
fired consecutively, BUT ALLOW THIS INDIVIDUAL EBOBUK04 post about 20 consecutive HATE MESSAGES.

And for the case you have not realized, he
is the same Hillary campaign professional
SVREADER, which it seems was finally banned!

Caminito

Posted by: caminito | March 18, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Oh I LOVE being Lectured about Slavery from the Son of a Kenyan, who NEVER had Slavery in his Past!

Then again, NO, I do not like it one friggin BIT!

============================================

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii = that was Obama's Mother.

Ann Soetoro, will die without having her son beside her bed NOT ONE DAY!!!!!


Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.


But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh I LOVE being Lectured about Slavery from the Son of a Kenyan, who NEVER had Slavery in his Past!

Then again, NO, I do not like it one friggin BIT!

============================================

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii = that was Obama's Mother.

Ann Soetoro, will die without having her son beside her bed NOT ONE DAY!!!!!


Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.


But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh I LOVE being Lectured about Slavery from the Son of a Kenyan, who NEVER had Slavery in his Past!

Then again, NO, I do not like it one friggin BIT!

============================================

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii = that was Obama's Mother.

Ann Soetoro, will die without having her son beside her bed NOT ONE DAY!!!!!


Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.


But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen.


Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Awesome speech! I know a lot of people who love their Grandpa but cringe when he talks about race or gender. I've got a M.I.L. who is over 90, deaf and talks so loud that we can't take her out because of her comments. We don't agree with them, but she's family.

Posted by: thebobbob | March 18, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

TO Carolp23

You are exactly right. The hate messages of the HILLARY supporters are something sick.

I am not a OBAMA supporter not because I
think he does not merit the presidency, but because he lacks as per today the experience to swim in the quagmire of Presidential policy, as the Wright and Reszko issues clearly show.
Butof course he is exponentially superior to Hillary (WHO NOW OFFER TO DISCLOSE CENSORED DOCUMENTS FROM THE CLINTON LIBRARY, WHICH SURLY WILL NOT SHOW ANYTHING
MATERIAL OF THE RICH DEALINGS AND SIMILAR).

CAMINITO

Posted by: caminito | March 18, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii = that was Obama's Mother.

Ann Soetoro, will die without having her son beside her bed NOT ONE DAY!!!!!


Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.


But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen.

That is not a man.

This is a BLACK THING you dont understand?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii = that was Obama's Mother.

Ann Soetoro, will die without having her son beside her bed NOT ONE DAY!!!!!


Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.


But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen.

That is not a man.

This is a BLACK THING you dont understand?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama's comments came from the heart.

Clinton's came from a focus group.

"Glad he gave it" but doesn't know what it contained. Who is all talk now, Hillary?

Posted by: badcat97 | March 18, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

26 days until the promised Clinton 2006 tax return. I wonder what's in there. I wonder why she is making us wait. Pennsylvanians will have a week to peek before deciding if she's one of them.

Posted by: optimyst | March 18, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

The great thing about Obama is the way he quietly makes the ignorant, the racist, the bigot, the hateful look inside themselves. Whilst the extreme cathartic response is inevitable it still provides reflection

Posted by: gdmutch | March 18, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Some people are twisting things around. Barack said that the comments that are being played over and over on T.V. are the comments he didn't hear because he wasn't in attendance but admitted today that in the past he has heard the Rev. say controversial things. God, when people are angry all sense of logic and reasoning go out the window. How can someone who was loved and raised by white people be racist? Let's get back to the issues.

Posted by: Carolp23 | March 18, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

My questions:
1. What did he hear?
2. How often did he hear?
3. Has he ever raised any concerns before it went to public?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

My questions:
1. What did he hear?
2. How often did he hear?
3. Has he ever raised any concerns before it went to public?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

My questions:
1. What did he hear?
2. How often did he hear?
3. Has he ever raised any concerns before it went to public?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

My questions:
1. What did he hear?
2. How often did he hear?
3. Has he ever raised any concerns before it went to public?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Lets no forget he didn't do this voluntarily,just to keep people undated.he was forced into .Things came out he didn't think would and now he is trying to save his hide.maybe Oprah can help him.Next he'll have to anwer about all his lies about Rezo.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Lets no forget he didn't do this voluntarily,just to keep people undated.he was forced into .Things came out he didn't think would and now he is trying to save his hide.maybe Oprah can help him.Next he'll have to anwer about all his lies about Rezo.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Hate speech, by any name is still hate speech. If Obama's association with his racist pastor had not been exposed, he would not be distracted from his attempt to represent our country as president. A white person running for office, associated with a racist pastor, would be branded a racist. Correspondenly, Obama is also obviously a racist, and should be held responsible for the views of his associates. Racism, is alive and well in the extremes of the black community, as it is in the extremes of the white community.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

PeterDc

He said and you can fact check this that he did not hear these particular remarks. He said he did hear controversial remarks before.

Posted by: nolen2 | March 18, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

There is no comparison between race and gender...When has Hillary ever had to defend herself regarding her gender during this campaign. The Clintons are behind all of this raceism...you can count on it. There have been only three African-Americans EVER elected to the US Senate since Reconstruction...The media (Owned and operated by Republicans) is behind keeping this alive because they are racist and because they know McCain can't beat Barack Obama.

Posted by: royals1 | March 18, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Hate speech, by any name is still hate speech. If Obama's association with his racist pastor had not been exposed, he would not be distracted from his attempt to represent our country as president. A white person running for office, associated with a racist pastor, would be branded a racist. Correspondenly, Obama is also obviously a racist, and should be held responsible for the views of his associates. Racism, is alive and well in the extremes of the black community, as it is in the extremes of the white community.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Hate speech, by any name is still hate speech. If Obama's association with his racist pastor had not been exposed, he would not be distracted from his attempt to represent our country as president. A white person running for office, associated with a racist pastor, would be branded a racist. Correspondenly, Obama is also obviously a racist, and should be held responsible for the views of his associates. Racism, is alive and well in the extremes of the black community, as it is in the extremes of the white community.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh so you were in the church when he made these statements....last week you weren't? What is the truth BO?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh so you were in the church when he made these statements....last week you weren't? What is the truth BO?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

ebubuk2004,

get a life and job... you have too much time on your hands. and while you're at it see if you can kiss a girl for the first time...if she can even stand to be in your presence for more than a few seconds.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 18, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Now, it is not his fault.
Now, it is not his Pastor Fault.

This is WHITE people Fault!!!

HRC fault!!!

HRC supporters fault

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

He told Major Garrett that " I never sat in the pews when he made these comments", "If I had heard him make such statements I would have quit the church". To Olberman "this is the first time I have heard these statements, when they appeared on TV".

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

He told Major Garrett that " I never sat in the pews when he made these comments", "If I had heard him make such statements I would have quit the church". To Olberman "this is the first time I have heard these statements, when they appeared on TV".

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

another lecture by Angry Black man about Slave!!

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Guess what.
Obama has already lost the white vote in the general election

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii = that was Obama's Mother.

Ann Soetoro, will die without having her son beside her bed NOT ONE DAY!!!!!


Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.


But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen.

That is not a man.

This is a BLACK THING you dont understand?

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

But still a dying mother wants to see her son for the last time. Unfortunately it is not going to happen.

That is not a man.

Barak is a boy

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

An Amazing Speech

Of course, the answer to the slavery question was already embedded within our Constitution - a Constitution that had at is very core the ideal of equal citizenship under the law; a Constitution that promised its people liberty, and justice, and a union that could be and should be perfected over time.

Do you believe Barack Obama's speech on Race was the clincher for his nomination?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=1896

.

Posted by: jeffboste | March 18, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Everybody has come by to visit, but pearl of her eye has not been able to make it yet.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Ann Soetoro ( Obama's mother)will die without having her son beside her bed not even ONE DAY!!!!!

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

1995: Lonely hospital room in Hwawaii= that was Obama's Mother.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants whites, Hispanics and Asians to be post-racial so they'll ignore their longstanding animosity towards blacks and vote for him for president.

But it's okay for blacks to still steep themselves in racist, separatist churches that commit themselves to blacks and Africa above all others, because blacks have suffered so much.

All the other races are supposed to help everyone regardless of color, but the blacks are supposed to help the blacks first and only. No thanks.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

ebubuk2004,

please do us a favor and kill yourself.

thanks.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 18, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Clinton's campaign worked overtime to keep Wright's clip running 24/7 for the last three days, thus giving Obama an unfetter excuse and golden opportunity to do what he does best: Make a speech of great style and yes, even substance; looking Presidential in his depth, and showcasing his effective delivery. He took himself from defense to offense in 37 minutes. Now he is the "uniter", bridging the gaps between black/white-rich/poor and Hillary is the divisive one with the small-minded, short-term goal of nothing greater than winning a nomination at any cost. The Clinton campaign should have known better, but it looks as if they'll never learn.

Posted by: Stonecreek | March 18, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama said, this is "White people fault not his Pastor's"

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Church is a place where one goes to get spiritual guidance and grow as an individual. You go, hopefully, to get your soul nourished. You bring your children to church to learn morals and ethics that will guide their life. You go to a church that represents your own beliefs because churches are not the same, you find a church that "fits" with your ideology.
Obama has not only went to this church for 20 years but has brought his children to this church, the most precious gift in a parents life. Obama has acknowledged that Rev. Wright has said controversial things in his sermons and ideas Obama said that he didn't necessarily believe. We have seen exerpts from this church and have viewed the website. This church appears to be found on racial separation with a message of hate.
Obama brought his kids here....... Again, not only did Obama and his wife attend but they bring their kids there to worship. I can't imagine bringing my children to a church that bases its sermons/principles on race OR anti-Americanism. They are so impressionable at a developmental age.
Use your own judgements but how can we as Americans overlook this. Basically, Obama got caught and had to make a statement. He could not alienate his main constituents- African Americans nor could he alienate the rest of America. Obama did what Obama does best........he orated a wonderfully orchestrated speech and it seems the masses of Obama fans are still awestruck. He is a politician and a very good one.

This subject shouldn't be taken lightly. Morals and beliefs are what ground people.

One of the things that I took from this speech is that this type of sermon is typical of most African-American churches. I pray that it is not, if it is America is in worst shape that I originally thought.

Please make an educated vote for whomever you cast your ballot for.

Posted by: tina.webb | March 18, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants whites, Hispanics and Asians to be post-racial so they'll ignore their longstanding animosity towards blacks and vote for him for president. But it's okay for blacks to still steep themselves in racist, separatist churches that commit themselves to blacks and Africa above all others, because blacks have suffered so much. All the other races are supposed to help everyone regardless of color, but the blacks are supposed to help the blacks first and only. No thanks.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants whites, Hispanics and Asians to be post-racial so they'll ignore their longstanding animosity towards blacks and vote for him for president. But it's okay for blacks to still steep themselves in racist, separatist churches that commit themselves to blacks and Africa above all others, because blacks have suffered so much. All the other races are supposed to help everyone regardless of color, but the blacks are supposed to help the blacks first and only. No thanks.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama is RACIST!!!

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

OMG...these comments are ridiculous! He is done, stick a fork in Obama, he will not win the presidency.
The "majority" of black voters will defend him no matter what, doesn't matter how poor his judgement is. All you think about is he's one of you, so you will somehow be better off or elevated.
Sounds like OJ trial mentality, here we go again.

Posted by: blevins20061 | March 18, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"It's sad but true that there is a double standard going on in this race. When Bill Clinton made remarks in SC that some say were racist, he is reviled. We are now asked to consider the full measure of Rev. Wright's career...to listen to all the good things he has done"

WELL SAID

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

What is Hillary doing parading Valerie Plame on the stump? I am sorry, but the Senate record shows Hillary Clinton sided with President Bush when he asked for authorization to use military action in Iraq. No amount of window-dressing or putting on the dog-and-pony show will change that fact! Shameless are the Clintons! Simply shameless!

Posted by: meldupree | March 18, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

"I think I'm probably the most transparent figure in public life" HAHAHAHA!!! Clinton duckspeaks untruth!!

Posted by: scharb | March 18, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama finally admitted that he heard Rev. Wright say these things before. That was different from his first reaction that he never heard them.

I guess even his friends told him that won't go over when you tell someone that the Rev. is your friend and Pastor and spiritual advisor for 20 years.

I think Obama gave a good speech today and I would like this nation to address racism, sexism and homophobia much more than we do. Our politicians shouldn't have to be afraid to discuss these issues, but in today's news cycle's and gotcha press like Drudge, Russert and others it is hard to do.

I tend to agree with some of the first comments here that Clinton after a lifetime of working for racial equality, both Clintons actually, can be accused by the Obama supporters of injecting race into the campaign and then when Oprah does they excuse it. Remember Oprah's speech in SC before the primary comparing Obama to King and saying it is our time. And now when Obama takes a long time to denounce the words of his pastor we excuse it.

I think that we need to move on from this but let us learn a lesson.

Obama says he cannot disown his Pastor as he wouldn't his White mother. That makes no sense at all. His Pastor for one isn't family and I have seen people disown their children and mothers or fathers if they have views so diametrically opposed to their own, and if not disown them, at least to forcefully dissassociate from them quickly.

Obama knew that his Pastor had these views which is most likely why he didn't have him give the convocation at his annoucement speech. Well it's either arrogance or perhaps agreement with them that made him wait till the news media got hold of the videos till he denounced them. That is what Obama didn't address in his speech today.

If Obama doesn't really agree with them then he should learn a lesson to speak out forcefully and quickly when people say things in public he disagrees with.

Hate is a terrible thing whether is is practiced by a racist, a sexist or a homophobe. We must all denounce hate when we see it or hear it. And the response to hate isn't more hate. That is what Obama says he wants to change. Well let him learn from this that if you want to change it you have to act quickly and decisively.


Posted by: peterdc | March 18, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

If WOLFSON ---THE AUTHOR (?) OF THE IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENT THAT THE WITHDRAWAL
SCHEDULE OF TROOPS IN IRAQ SHOULD BE MAINTAINED IN ANY CASE, EVEN IF ENDANGERING ALL AMERICAN AND ALLIES REMAINING THERE--- THINKS OBAMA IS STILL ON
THE DEFENSIVE, HE IS DEAD WRONG !!

He was, but after the direct and valiant and convincing address of OBAMA situation has reverted.

Hillary and the very expensive (but ineffective) Mr. Wolfson should be very concerned because in spite of the exploitation of the Preacher's issue the
polls indicate a GRADUAL AND PERSISTENT DEGRADATION OF HER LEAD IN PENN, FROM 15-18% mARCH 5 TO 12% NOW, SIGNIFYING A IRRELEVANT GAIN OF ABOUT 10-12 DELEGATES.

CAMINITO

Posted by: caminito | March 18, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

bsimon,

here, here. bring those in darkness towards the light...

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 18, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait for this roller coaster ride to swing back Hillary's way... we are in the calm before the storm. Do you HRC supporter's seriously think that after all her records are released she too will have some serious explaining to do??? Have your fun while you can, you brain-dead automatons

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 18, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

ang1, you apparently haven't read or heard the speech. Sen Obama explicitly mentioned former Rep Ferraro's comments as an example of how focusing on short excerpts exacerbates the problems of race relations in this country.

Posted by: bsimon | March 18, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"There's just no defending Rev. Wright. It's sad but true that there is a double standard going on in this race. When Bill Clinton made remarks in SC that some say were racist, he is reviled. We are now asked to consider the full measure of Rev. Wright's career...to listen to all the good things he has done"

WELL SAID

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 18, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"I feel you know a lot more about me than you know about anyone else -- much of it untrue, but nevertheless," Clinton said.


Isn't that self-contradictory? If what we 'know' about Sen Clinton is 'untrue' then shouldn't we be asking what the truth is? If I think I'm looking through a window, but I'm really looking at a picture, how transparent is the 'window'?

Posted by: bsimon | March 18, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"since he has had the opportunity to address them and nullify their potential to be used as ammunition by the right-wing attack machine in the fall."

Obama-bots have some serious suspension of disbelief don't they? Do you think a nice little speech will stop the right-wing attack machine? Naive as well as smug and arrogant. Be prepared to see montages of the right reverend Wright humping air over and over ad nauseum.

Posted by: hdimig | March 18, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

So we are to forgive the pastor for his inflammatory, racist and bigoted remarks because he has done some good thing, this was not afforded to bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, geraldine ferraro etc when they were accused of racial remarks - even though they were not racist remarks obamas camp and its surrogates screamed racism whilst all the time obama was present in church when his pastor made these disgusting remarks. Actions speak louder than words, the speechwriters wrote a nice speech but nothing excuses the fact that obama willingly attended this church for 20 years, donated money and appointed his pastor to his campaigns religious council.

Posted by: ang1 | March 18, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"I'm very glad he gave it," Clinton said, although she said she had not read or seen the speech.

If she saw or read them, she'd probably endorse him.

Posted by: edwcorey | March 18, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Two quick questions --

1. How is it possible that Hillary Clinton hadn't either read or seen Obama's speech by 3 pm Eastern, almost four hours after it ended? Does she do her own driving from event to event? No printers or Blackberrys in the campaign?

2. "The most transparent person in public life" ... let's get those tax returns out there, then, once everyone's done snickering.

Posted by: Mark_Regan | March 18, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

HE SAID HE WASN'T PRESENT DURING THE REMARKS IN QUESTION (you know... the ones that have been playing over and over again on the interent and television??)!!!!

Jesus...take the wax out of your ears people.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 18, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Didn't he say the other night he had never heard Wright say anything controversial...but today he did admit he had.

He is just another politician......

Posted by: ca67klein | March 18, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama did a superb job addressing Rev. Wright's remarks and turning the conversation back to the broader issues of race in the United States, and the importance of national unity. He's stayed true to his overarching theme of looking forward to the promise of the America that can be if we work together to overcome our differences to accomplish our common goals.

I continue to be impressed by Obama's character as a candidate, and I believe that today marks a turning point as he starts to consolidate the support of Americans across race, class, and gender divides. I can't see that he will go into the Democratic convention with anything less than a majority of pledged delegates, and he remains the likely candidate -- as well as the strongest challenger to McCain.

The fact that Wright's remarks came to light when they did, weeks in advance of the Pennsylvania primary, was close to perfect timing for Obama, since he has had the opportunity to address them and nullify their potential to be used as ammunition by the right-wing attack machine in the fall.

Posted by: crd203 | March 18, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama's speech was straight from the Heart and answered all questions asked, as always with such dignity. Barack does not need a script writer or a script to read from.

Reading this article it is becoming clear that it is those around Hilary. hose so called advisers who are destroying her with all there "silent whispers" - from a successful start to the campaign she has gone down hill since, the media have not helped her, so many serious questions need to be asked of her, tax returns etc but will those around her let the media who are willing to stand up to her?

This race should have been kept on Policy, not negative personal attacks, smears and lies so many unjustified, but Hilary has been advised wrongly. Hilary needs now to try and keep some respect, she is bot going to close the Delegate Vote gap, Florida are not going to do a re-run of the vote, change the rules she agreed to and Michigan is not looking good.

Barack Obama today looked the real possible President Candidate we want, Obama is the one that can beat McCain. Can't we UNITE as a Party before it is too late!

Posted by: jaybs1 | March 18, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I liked Obama's speeches, they are very entertaining. But in the course of the campaign, I see the disconnect between Obama's speeches and what he does. Anyway, I hope the voters would try to look deeper into his scant record, and see for themselves.

Anyway, I agree with the first post that Clinton seems to be the uniter in this campaign. I am not a white person, and I like her. If you look at the racial divides, one cannot help but conclude that it is Clinton who transcends racial barriers. Obama has the 90% of the black votes, but Clinton has the majority of everybody else, e.g. Hispanics, whites, asians, etc.

Many see Obama as a symbol, and I can't blame others voting because of a symbol. Unfortunately, the government has to be run, and I would rather have somebody who knows that.

I think the media has been largely unfair to Clinton, and now that the media is scrutinizing Obama more, Obama supporters are claiming racism. Ferraro's observation is right on, and whether Ferraro is with the Clinton campaign or not, that what she said remains to be true.

Posted by: CPCook | March 18, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

A masterful speech by Senator Obama. Made me proud to be a Democrat.

Posted by: stevefought | March 18, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Poor little Hillary. She fell off the news cycle and she can't get up. So she hoping that Barack's speach dissapears like it never happened. Not reading or listening to Barack's speach won't make it dissapear. And that was cute too, how you tried to steal his spotlight by staging your wack "Iraq" event and releasing your EDITED White House documents. Sorry, but you couldn't stop Barack from making history today.

Posted by: WallyWutMD | March 18, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

There's just no defending Rev. Wright. It's sad but true that there is a double standard going on in this race. When Bill Clinton made remarks in SC that some say were racist, he is reviled. We are now asked to consider the full measure of Rev. Wright's career...to listen to all the good things he has done, not to take these hateful tirades out of context; yet no such generosity of spirit was afforded Bill Clinton. In spite of a lifetime of working to end discrimination, African Americans excoriated him, made a mockery of him, and punished Hillary for his misdeed. Racism works both ways. Obama will never be able to overcome his pastor's outrageous remarks. If he is the nominee in November, we will get at least 4 years of McCain. This is serious business, people. Think.

Posted by: veb0826 | March 18, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

There's just no defending Rev. Wright. It's sad but true that there is a double standard going on in this race. When Bill Clinton made remarks in SC that some say were racist, he is reviled. We are now asked to consider the full measure of Rev. Wright's career...to listen to all the good things he has done, not to take these hateful tirades out of context; yet no such generosity of spirit was afforded Bill Clinton. In spite of a lifetime of working to end discrimination, African Americans excoriated him, made a mockery of him, and punished Hillary for his misdeed. Racism works both ways. Obama will never be able to overcome his pastor's outrageous remarks. If he is the nominee in November, we will get at least 4 years of McCain. This is serious business, people. Think.

Posted by: veb0826 | March 18, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

What is amazing is when you look at this analysis of Barack and Hillary's Web Visitors and their demographics, is how broad Clinton's is compared to Obama's:

See section named, "Demographics" here:
http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=57

Posted by: davidmwe | March 18, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

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