Earlier this morning, both Michelle and Barack Obama did a joint interview on the Today Show addressing the latest campaign news and trying to put to bed the Rev. Wright controversy by claiming that voters on the campaign are sick and tired of hearing about it.
Here’s the full interview:
A report on it from Yahoo News:
WASHINGTON – Democrat Barack Obama and his wife said Thursday the public is tired of hearing about incendiary remarks by their former pastor, as they sought to put the controversy that has rocked his presidential campaign to rest.
“We hear time and time again voters are tired of this,” Michelle Obama said in an interview the couple gave to NBC’s “Today” show.
“They don’t want to hear about this division, they want to know what are we going to do to move beyond these issues,” she said. “And what made me feel proud of Barack in this situation is that he is trying to move us as a nation beyond these conversations that divide.”
Barack Obama said he initially tried to give the Rev. Jeremiah Wright the benefit of the doubt when films clips first surfaced on the Internet of fiery sermons the pastor gave at their Chicago church â€” a series of haranguing declarations from the pulpit in which he damned the United States for racial oppression and accusing the government of deliberately spreading the HIV virus to harm black people.
I would agree with them, except for the fact that ordinary voters during his campaign stops keep asking him about Wright. In fact, I thought that was the whole reason for the big press conference he did the other day, was to address everything so he could stop being bombarded by questions during his campaign stops.