Barack Obama is preparing to deliver a major address Tuesday on race, politics and unifying the country after being hounded by questions about his relationship to a pastor whose sermons have been laced with anti-American invective.
With the constant attention on Wright, Obama’s strategists planned the speech, deciding they could no longer ignore the percolating issues that are distracting from the candidate’s message of hope and change.
“Given the events of the past few weeks, and some of the statements that have been made, Senator Obama felt it was an important moment to address the issue of race, politics and how we bring our country together,” Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said Monday. Good move on Obama's part. He will try to cool down the fire's that are about to burn, his chances for 08 race, to the ground. It appears that he is trying to get the negative news, of recent, out in the air and over with. This day could make or break him! How much do you think this will help him? Is it possible to silence some of the negative press?