Race, Religion & Politics
Excellent speech and one that mirrored my own thoughts on the matter, though maybe a little nicer than I would have been (which is probably why he's running for President and I'm not). I appreciated the fact that Obama refused to repudiate Pastor Wright, which is in marked contrast to the sometime Clintonian tendency to throw people (Lani Guinier, Joycelyn Elders, Les Aspin) overboard at the first sign of trouble. I was also impressed that Obama chose to directly address the fears of some white people regarding busing, affirmative action and so forth. He may very well "get" the racial issue better than any other politician in America today.
UPDATE: A good analysis of the cold, hard political realities of The Speech from over at MyDD. The RW Blogosphere is, as per usual, foamingly incoherent.
UPDATE 2: EJ Dionne mentions another "radical America-hating" black minister...