Apologies for this video — I can’t embed the damthing and it’s from Hannity. Couldn’t find it anywhere else…
But it includes a tape of Ed Klein [author of Amateur] talking with Rev. Jeremiah Wright about Obobo’s offering money for the preacher to quit preaching. And speaking. And just go away until after the 2008 elections.
I still don’t understand why McCain refused to go after this connection. I now do not understand why Romney refuses to do the same. I consider this a valid part of the over-all “who is this fella?” that any voter must know in order to make an informed choice.
If someone came up with something outrageous that Romney had heard in temple for 20 years, wouldn’t that be fodder for the MSMachine? I’d want to know.
Video — Wright part starts at 6:20 minutes.
[Wright:] …And he made an offer of money to me not to preach at all between the explosion of the media the first week in march and the November election… a friend…
[agreed with the name of Eric Whitaker]
I was inclined to dismiss Klein’s tabloidesque book at first, but these tapes have given me pause…
McCain-style “Marquess of Queensberry Rules” Redux?
On Thursday afternoon, the Ending Spending Action Fund super-PAC, run by billionaire Chicago Cubs owner [and founder of Ameritrade] Joe Ricketts, put out a statement rejecting the plan to spend $10 million to link Obama and Wright in a “big, attention-arresting way.”
…The proposal by Ricketts’ super-PAC noted the plan would “do exactly what John McCain would not let us do,” according to the Times. Their proposal for the attack campaign includes arguing the president was deceitful in presenting himself as a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.”
…[Romney said] “I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they’ve described. I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity — particularly for those in the middle class of America,”
…“This morning’s story revealed the appalling lengths to which Republican operatives and super-PACs apparently are willing to go to tear down the President and elect Mitt Romney. The blueprint for a hate-filled, divisive campaign of character assassination speaks for itself,” said Obama campaign manager Jim Messina in a statement.
What else — that we don’t hear about — is considered “off limits?”
Here’s another Klein tidbit — just for fun:
…and this is an Oprah quote, ‘Michelle doesn’t want me in the White House working with her on this anti-obesity campaign because she says she doesn’t like a fat person waddling around the White House.’”