Monday, March 17, 2008

Jeremiah Wright's Approval Rating: 8%; Kos Kidz in Full Panic Mode

More bad news for Barry O.
Pastor Jeremiah Wright, who has become part of the national political dialogue in recent days, is viewed favorably by 8% of voters nationwide. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% have an unfavorable view of the Pastor whose controversial comments have created new challenges for Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign.

Wright was Obama’s Pastor until he retired last month, but Obama has repudiated the preacher’s comments.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters say that Wright’s comments are racially divisive. That opinion is held by 77% of White voters and 58% of African-American voters. In addressing the issue, Obama warned against injecting race into the campaign.

Most voters, 56%, said Wright’s comments made them less likely to vote for Obama. That figure includes 44% of Democrats. Just 11% of voters say they are more likely to vote for Obama because of Wright’s comments.
Obviously, Obama's weak attempt at damage control since Friday has done nothing to stem to avalanche.

Meanwhile, the Kos Kidz are panicking.
Senator Obama needs to do something and needs to do it fast. My idea at the moment is as follows:

I think that he needs to deliver a speech along the same lines as Romney did about mormonism in December. He'll hit it out of the park and as much as many here hate Chris Matthews and the rest of the media, I'm telling you that they'll fawn over it. He needs to give a speech talking about being raised by a single WHITE mother, talk about as he did in Indiana that he has little pieces of America inside him, talk about how Jeremiah Wright exposes fundamental racial fault lines in society as much as he deplores the comments, talk about how his goal will be to help us all move past the 1960's divisions, and also somehow defuse the notion that he agreed with the statements.

I'm telling you, his oratorical skills are second to none. He can hit this out of the park into the stratosphere. The gang of 500 will be floored and fawning.
Keep dreaming.

Thanks to Gateway Pundit for the link.

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