Okay, I had planned another post for this afternoon, but the Drudge report about “Obama’s Other Race Speech” seems to indicate that this story will dominate the news, going into the debate, likely putting the incumbent on defense and possibly even rattling him.
If I were advising the Romney campaign, I’d paraphrase Napoleon who once quipped that you should “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
Now, to be sure, the video shows Obama making the mistake six years ago, giving a “special shout out” to his racist, anti-gay pastor:
The guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He’s a friend and a great leader not just in Chicago but all across the country, so please everybody give an extraordinary welcome to my pastor Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., Trinity United Church of Christ.
If Drudge is accurate, the video captures Obama saying things that are far more offensive than what Romney said in his “47%” video.
As pundits at the various networks examine Mr. Obama’s words, as bloggers and pundits embed clips onto their web-sites, the Romney campaign should just let it all play out — and not get involved. Let Obama’s words tell the story.
You can read more about the video here.