THE GROFF/ELLISON POLITICAL REPORT

Lord Have Mercy…

Posted in Uncategorized by groffellison on May 30, 2008

On the eve of what many think will be the last weekend of the Democratic presidential primary race, front runner and likely nominee Sen. Barack Obama is again answering questions about a guest sermon in his church and Sen. Hillary Clinton is dealing with more shocking statements from a former adviser and former history maker. 

As Obama gets set to make potential history himself, this morning he awoke to stories about a guest preacher at his Chicago, Illinois church Trinity Church of Christ and comments made about Sen. Hillary Clinton.  The sermon, captured on video, was delivered by Father Michael Plfeger the priest at a nearby Catholic parish.  During the sermon Father Plfeger mocks Clinton’s “emotional moment” in New Hampshire and alleged sense of entitlement. 

Obama immediately denounced the comments and removed Plfeger from the campaign and the Priest apologized for his comments but the media is still making some hay about the comments.  Obama was not in attendance when the sermon was delivered this past Sunday.  

Clinton’s campaign didn’t have the opportunity to take advantage of the video because they were busy distancing themseleves from the writing of supporter and former adviser Geraldine Ferraro.  The former Congresswomen and history making Vice Presidential candidate wrote an article in the Boston Globe ripping the Obama campaign and the media for failing to understand “…what is at the heart of the anger on the part of women who feel that Hillary Clinton was treated unfairly because she is a woman or what is fueling the concern of Reagan Democrats for whom sexism isn’t an issue, but reverse racism is….”

No wonder some people want this race to end. 

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