So finally Senator Obama came to life and threw his erstwhile pastor under the bus.
Yet it was only a short time ago that Obama said he could no more disown Rev. Wright than he could disown his grandmother. (Is she next?)
So what happened? What happened was that Rev. Wright went public, sucked up all the oxygen and sideswiped the Obama campaign. Can’t have that. So they dumped him lock stock and barrel.
The real question is not that Obama gave Wright the heave-ho but that he didn’t do it sooner. Surely the Senator who chose Wright as his pastor for 20 years should have seen how dangerous Wright might be to his presidential campaign. Why didn’t Obama repudiate Wright a long time ago? Good question.
And it raises another question. If Obama really wants to be president why doesn’t he fight for it tooth and nail? Instead he is so laid back he sometimes seems indolent.
For example when the ABC moderators asked him why he didn’t wear an American flag pin, he floundered and fumbled trying to answer. Instead he might have fought back directly. “Why aren’t you guys wearing pins. Why isn’t Hillary.” Get off the fence and go on the attack.
In a word, be more like Hillary. She is the happy warrior. She’s hungry. She’s ready to slug it out. (Incidentally, whom do you think would make the better candidate this fall against McCain?) Hillary gets up off the mat and glows as though she is enjoying herself. Sometimes Obama seems almost bored. He’s looking wan and tired.
Do you agree that Obama must get in there and fight back?
And if he doesn’t he could lose this thing?