Obama Admits Wright Controversy Shoock Him Up
CNN Political Ticker reported:
(CNN) — Barack Obama told CNN Wednesday the recent uproar over his former pastor’s sermons has reminded him of the odds he faces in winning the White House.
“In some ways this, this controversy has actually shaken me up a little bit and gotten me back into remembering that the odds of me getting elected have always been lower than than some of the other conventional candidates,” the Illinois senator told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an exclusive one-on-one interview.
Barack also lashed out at his “disingenuous” opponent.
Here’s more on Barack’s interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper:
Asked why he didn’t denounce the controversial comment when he first heard of them more than a year ago, Obama noted Wright was on the verge of retirement.
“I told him that I profoundly disagreed with his positions. As I said before, he was on, at that stage, on the verge of retirement. … You make decisions about these issues. And my belief was that given that he was about to retire, that for me to make a political statement respecting my church at that time wasn’t necessary.”
In the wide-ranging interview, Obama also hit back at rival Clinton’s recent claims that he is standing in the way of revotes in Florida and Michigan.
“Sen. Clinton, I have to say on this, has been completely disingenuous. She said when she was still trying to compete with the votes in Iowa and New Hampshire that Michigan and Florida wouldn’t count,” he said.
“Then, as soon as she got into trouble politically and it looked like she would have no prospects of winning the nomination without having them count, suddenly she’s extraordinarily concerned with the voters there.”
Also in the news…
A shocking political discovery– Hillary is tied to the donors who want to pay for a revote.
UPDATE: The Wright controversy shook up Obama’s poll numbers, too.