Power Line takes a look at Barack Obama’s lame response to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal. If Rev. Wright had made a few questionable comments, I doubt this scandal would go very far. However, we are talking about years of anti-American and racially divisive rhetoric. Obama’s half-hearted effort at denial is keeping this story alive, and even some on the left are starting to get nervous.
For all the talk about how gifted a politician Barack Obama is, he’s never had to face a major scandal like this. If he keeps handling the media so brusquely, he’s going to have a serious problem on his hands.
If the sheen comes off Obama, it’s quite possible he could lose the nomination. The superdelegates want to win, and if Obama keeps making mistakes like this, there superdelegates are going to start having visions of all the attack ads that 527 groups will be running all throughout the general election season. If Obama doesn’t get the nomination, his supporters are going to go nuts—which will divide the Democratic Party and likely lead to President McCain. At the same time, if Obama can’t handle this scandal, how can he handle the heat of the general election?
More and more this election is starting to look like 1968, and Democrats have every reason to be worried about what will happen in Denver.