FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It seems like Reverend Jeremiah Wright is going out of his way to make sure the United States does not elect its first African American president. Which is strange in light of all the complaints Rev. Wright has about the way white people have done things in this country.
Just as the controversy over Wright was dying down, he showed up at the National Press Club in Washington yesterday with a can of gasoline and got the fire going again.
Among other things he praised Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam who also reportedly provided Wright's security. He accused the United States of terrorism, said the government created the AIDS virus to cause the genocide of racial minorities, and defended the view that Zionism is racism.
And this is from someone who is supposed to be Obama's friend. Hillary Clinton should send him flowers. He may have done more damage to Obama's chances in an hour yesterday morning than she has been able to do in 15 months of campaigning.
And it leaves Barack Obama in a very awkward position. What's he supposed to do now? The first time around he rejected Wright's comments without throwing the man under the bus. He can't afford to be that generous this time.
Here’s my question to you: How much damage has Reverend Wright done to Barack Obama's chances of becoming President of the United States?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Warren from Virginia writes:
I voted for Obama in the Virginia primary. This morning, I asked to be removed from his e-mail list. Even if Obama gets the nomination, I believe that McCain will defeat him in the general election thanks to Rev. Wright. No matter what Obama says now, Wright created fear among whites about a black president. Wright has turned back the clock on race relations in this country.
The only way this egomaniac harms Obama is if the national media continues to give him a pulpit to continue to speak his hatred. At the rate this is receiving media attention, I say it has a good chance. Let's end the guilt by association inuendos and focus on those issues that the average American is really concerned about (i.e. the war, the economy, jobs, and international relations).
Jack. We have an excellent African American candidate…and an African American, Rev. Wright is going to keep Obama from becoming the first black president of the United States. This will, without question, be the downfall of Obama.
There are nasty people the world over. Rev. Wright does not deserve the title Reverend. I will still back Mr. Obama. We all make mistakes one time or another, but Wright is filled with hatred toward anyone whose skin is white. He is appalling to listen to.
I think it's clear to everyone in the nation that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright has done irreparable damage to Sen. Obama's campaign. One need only look at the latest national polls to see his standing diminishing. What was once the prospect of hope has become a specter of despair. It's ironic that Rev. Wright has done more damage to Sen. Obama's chances at the presidency than his Republican and Democratic counterparts could've ever done combined.
If you were to look up the word "Judas" in the dictionary, you would find a picture of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright!