Friday, March 14, 2008

What's Next on Wright?

Over at the Campaign Spot, Jim Geraghty quotes a Republican source as speculating that there's more to come on the Jeremiah Wright front:

One Republican strategist told me this afternoon he cannot imagine that the Clinton camp doesn't already have something in this vein. This strategist is speculating, but he's been around the block a few times

I agree. Not for anything that I know - as my critics will attest to, I don't know very much - but because Obama just appeared in person on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News in the space of three hours. Presidential campaigns time media appearances carefully - and conduct themselves in a certain way. You don't throw your guy on all three cable news networks on a moment's notice on a Friday night unless you're in something approaching a blind panic.

Though, I don't think that Hillary even needs more footage of Obama at these services to stick the knife in. Imagine the following ad, perhaps coming from a 527:

FADE IN: A frozen image of Jeremiah Wright speaking.

NARRATOR: Jeremiah Wright has been Barack Obama's pastor and mentor for two decades.

(The image begins moving)

WRIGHT: No! No! No! Not "God Bless America" - God Damn America!

CUT TO: A still black and white image of Barack Obama in a happy pose, seated. The camera zooms in.

NARRATOR: Obama was married by Wright. His children were baptized by him. He has attended his church regularly for twenty years. The title of his second book is a quote of Wright's.

CUT TO: Wright, speaking.

WRIGHT: ...for killing innocent people, God Damn America!

CUT TO: The same picture of Barack Obama.

NARRATOR: God Bless America or God Damn America: Your Choice.

(Quickly) Paid for by (name of random 527)

For that matter, given that there are apparently DVD's of this stuff, they don't need to find Obama in the crowd the day when Wright shrieks "God Damn America" - they just need to find him somewhere and splice the footage together. After all, it'll keep the story in the news and, though they'd be sputtering with rage, what are Obama's supporters going to say?

"Hey, that's not fair! Obama wasn't there the day that he screamed "God Damn America" - he was just there all of the other days that he shouted racist lies. Oh, and he gave him $25,000 the other year. But that's it."


Blogger Muslims Against Sharia said...

Muslims Against Sharia call on Senators McCain and Obama to cut all ties with their racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic supporters.


March 15, 2008 6:16 PM  

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