April 29, 2008
Barack Obama is fighting mad at comments made Monday by his former pastor. The Democratic presidential candidate talked to reporters Tuesday about the controversy surrounding the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Obama said Wright's incendiary comments aren't an accurate portrayal of the black church. The Reverend Jeremiah Wright 's appearance at the National Press Club on Monday finally pushed Barack Obama over the edge.
"I am outraged over the comments that were made. And saddened by the spectacle," said Obama.
Obama's former preacher was combative and on the defensive. Wright says
critics of his sermons on race and American policies are actually attacking
the black church, a view Obama dismissed.
"His comments were not only divisive and destructive but I believe they give comfort to those who prey on hate," said Obama.
As the Illinois Sentator has tried to get his message across in North Carolina
He's been haunted by questions about the reverend.
Obama is expected to be a slam dunk in the state's Democratic primary but
on Tuesday Hillary Clinton walked off with the big prize.
"I am honored to have his endorsement," said Clinton.
The support of North Carolina Governor Mike Easley. The New York Senator hasn't commented on Obama's anger at his former preacher. So far the prize fight for the Democratic nomination has not been easy on Clinton or Obama.
But the Illinois senator is confident that the party is strong regardless of who gets the nod. And if he is to win the nomination, Obama is likely to continue to distance himself as much as possible from Wright.
"I can not prevent him from making these outrageous remarks," said Obama.
But clearly, Obama hopes they will stop, before they derail his presidential