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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:07 PM
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Christian Broadcasting Network (700 Club) lauds Obama speech
http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/341390.aspx

We won't know for awhile how voters view Barack Obama's speech today on race relations but The Brody File saw it as a HUGE positive for Obama and a successful turning point for the future of his campaign. The Obama campaign tells me he told high level staffers on Saturday that he wanted to do this speech. He ended up writing it himself on Sunday and Monday and then finished it up this morning.

With all those American flags behind him, the background was very "State of the Union." It was very presidential and Obama looked like and sounded like a President in the speech.

There were a number of factors that made the speech work. First of all, he didn't just devote a couple paragraphs to Pastor Wright. He wove him throughout the entire speech. It came across as a masterful stroke because he didn't minimize the controversy and yet at the same time was able to explain how Wright's comments fit into the larger "anger" issue within the black community.

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"For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely."

The reason this part was important was because Obama was able to insulate himself on the authenticity issue. In other words, this was a pretty full mea culpa. He admitted that he sat in church while hearing remarks that were controversial. He will always have his doubters. Some will say he should have left right then and there but Obama argues that you have to look at the whole picture. He's making the case that Wright's ministry needs to be seen in totality. Voters will decide if that is a sustainable argument.


I would say the Brody file "got it".
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:09 PM
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1. I agree.
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sorrybushisfromtexas Donating Member (416 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:12 PM
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3. CBN?
I am shocked, I thought all they did was the 700 club and such.
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:14 PM
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4. off topic a little FlDem5 but I was thinking about us Floridians
this morning and how we are so vocal here during this primary season. Even t5hough you and I, and probably every Florida democrat on this site went and voted anyway on 1/29 we knew our votes wouldn't count-or SUSPECTED it anyway. I think we are so active here because of that-we NEED our voices to be heard and DU is an outlet. I disagree with the people who say "it's gonna HURT the democrats if they don't seat Florida and Michigan". We WILL be there voting in November BECAUSE of this.
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better tomorrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:20 PM
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10. and THIS Florida Independent who couldn't vote on Jan. 29th
will be standing right beside you making my vote count for sure in November. But, vote early because I suspect another Hurricane Charlie, Frances, and Jeanne will come through I-4 again.....
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:43 PM
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15. of course we will. There is NO WAY Floridians are staying home in November
No way. Just wait.
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thevoiceofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:11 PM
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2. Stunning from them
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:17 PM
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5. After this endorsement from the 700 club and New Gingrich I'm starting to think freepers are now....
...supporting Hillary on this board.
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better tomorrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:19 PM
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7. the 700 Club chilling for Obama scares the heck out of me though
doesn't it you?
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:19 PM
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8. What did Gingrich say?
Just curious.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:39 PM
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13. Karl Rove praised him last night on Hannity for his response and Gingrich said NOTHING Wright said .
...was racist on Vetta Van sustren (sp) show
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:40 PM
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14. Ha---They shrill for BO --and you bring hillary into it.. pathethic!!
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:18 PM
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6. Thank you for posting this!
That is amazing ;)
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BigDDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:20 PM
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9. 700 Club loves BO!
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:24 PM
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11. nice
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 02:37 PM
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12. the 700 Club loves BO. nice
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 05:06 PM
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16. I'm sure they applauded the "God delivered me from homosexuality" speech at Obama's events too.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 05:09 PM
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17. David Brody is quite independent and sincere if naive
Edited on Tue Mar-18-08 05:10 PM by grantcart
Just to show how he thinks click on the video he linked to the end of the column

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-55633067085122...
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