Commentary: Brave Obama poses challenge

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Like many Americans I watched Sen. Barack Obama deliver his speech titled “A More Perfect Union.” … For days pundits have pondered whether Sen. Obama could weather the controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s racially polarizing comments. The question at this juncture is not whether the candidate will rise to the occasion, but rather, whether America will.

I know that while I was concerned with Wright’s comments which seemed at best inflammatory, I didn’t (want to?) hold Obama responsible for the statements of someone he associates with. I am not responsible for what my friends say (and sometimes they say some stupid things [[:-)]]), and neither is he.

His response was both poignant and elegant. He still has my vote.