Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bobby Kennedy's inspiration of Jeremiah Wright

Obama on the campaign trail today, addressing the issue of his pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.:

Bobby Kennedy gave one of his most — gave one of his most famous speeches on a dark night in Indianapolis. Right after Dr. King was shot. ... And he said, at that moment of anguish, he said, we’ve got a choice. He said, we’ve got a choice in taking the rage and bitterness and disappointment and letting it fester and dividing us further so that we no longer see each other as Americans but we see each other as separate and apart and at odds with each other.

It occurs to me that perhaps Wright stopped at this point in Kennedy's 1968 speech and said, "I like that choice! If I ever pastor a church, I'll do so based exactly on that choice."

Because if one actually made that choice, it would seem to lead naturally to this.

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