Snarl Suits Obama; Will Wright Bark Back?

Former pastor wants Barack to lose, Guardian columnist writes
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 5:35 PM CDT
Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – In throwing Jeremiah Wright “to the dogs,” Barack Obama today finally showed the anger he’s too long denied his public, Michael Tomasky sighs with relief in the Guardian—but only time can tell how hard Wright will work to sink the Democratic candidate. The even-tempered Obama—“anti-McCain, emotionally”—needed to show voters he can get “angry over important things.”

But the game’s not over yet: Wright has now made it “crystal clear” he wants an Obama loss; Tomasky says the 1960s-hardened reverend needs to see his vision of racist America affirmed by his former congregant’s defeat. So while we’re still wondering how the two remained friends for two decades, the question remains: How hard will Wright fight back?