Obama Denounces Wright

Yawn. Here we go again.

I wonder what Barack Obama found out about Jeremiah Wright over the last three days that he didn’t know after two decades in Wright’s church. This certainly takes a bit of the shine off his words in his famous race speech, “I can no more disown him [Wright] than I can disown the black community.” Well, he can now, since it’s become politically necessary to do so.

As Jonah Goldberg and George Will point out, Wright’s a gift to John McCain. But will this help Hillary Clinton steal the nomination from Obama? I sure hope not.

Also read: Bob Herbert on why Wright is out “not to praise Barack Obama, but to bury him,” and David Brooks on how there are two Democratic Parties, not one.