Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama
Has the bleeding stopped from Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s National Press Club appearance and Barack Obama’s Sister Soulja moment yesterday?
Yes – for a while.
Now, the psycho – political analysis begins for both men.
Chicago friends of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Sen. Barack Obama say both men are simply sad following a controversy and eventual falling out that came to a head Tuesday.
Just how did the battle of wills play out behind the scenes?
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports Obama felt betrayed and Wright felt sand-bagged. Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church said he has been speaking to both men as the events of the past 24 hours unfolded.
He counseled Obama Tuesday morning, and while CBS 2 talked to him Tuesday evening, Rev. Wright called his cell phone.
“I don’t think he had any intention to hurt Barack. He loves Barack,” Pfleger said. “I think the pain and the moment took over.”
That moment was in a place Pfleger called “a lion’s den” â€“ The National Press Club.
“The people who were close to him pleaded with him not to do it,” said WVON radio host Roland Martin. “We knew what the questions were gonna be, but it really was the antics, the looks the dismissive tone, the strut. It was being flippant, some say being pompous and arrogant.”
This story will die down now as the May 6th primary elections loom in North Carolina and Indiana. The weekend polling will show what ACTUAL damage has been done to the Obama brand.
In the meantime, Democrat Superdelegates appear to be ready to break for Obama.