Saturday, May 03, 2008

More Problems for Obama Regarding Rev. Wright

Rasmussen Reports™: 58% Say Obama Denounced Wright for Political Convenience, not Outrage That's not good for "Don't Say My Middle Name" Obama.

Not only don't Americans in general believe that he denounced him from a real sense of outrage, we think he probably shares at least some of those views.
Fifty-six percent (56%) say it’s at least somewhat likely that Obama “shares some of Pastor Wright’s controversial views about the United States.” That figure includes 26% who say it’s Very Likely Obama holds such views. At the other end of the spectrum 24% say it’s Not Very Likely that Obama shares such views. Just 11% say it’s Not at All Likely.
Rev. Wright also doesn't speak for as large a section of the African American community as I bet he thinks he does.
Just 7% of the nation’s voters agree with Wright’s views of the United States. African-American voters, by a 64% to 12% margin, disagree with Wright. Eighty-one percent (81%) of all voters are following the story somewhat or very closely.
Even 48% of Democrats think Obama shares Wright's views. (Not sure what that says about those in the 48%. Are they Hillary C. supporters, or they just don't care?)

So Wright is an issue. Voters don't believe Obama is truly outraged, but is following a political script. How is this different from any other politician shading the truth to get elected? Is this the change we were hoping for? [via My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy]

Update: A bit more on the political theater... Townhall.com::Obama's Changing Moral Equivalence::By Charles Krauthammer

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