On Tuesday afternoon, a headline in one of our news wires read, "Whether applauded or reviled, outspoken pastor still an issue for Obama." The story went on to say that, to those who applaud Rev. Wright, he's a man with the courage to speak out; to those who revile him, he is racist and a "millstone around Sen. Obama's neck."
Despite Obama's statement that he was "outraged" by the Rev. Wright's recent comments, this story is a good example of how a political candidate's association with someone controversial can affect a campaign. Wright isn't the one running for president, but his charged statements have had an impact on a man who is.
So it gives you a few things to think about, whether or not you're old enough to vote: How could the Rev. Wright controversy affect Obama's campaign? Should it? And does it matter to you?
Carl Azuz, Anchor