You know what I'd really like to see Senator Obama do? (This is my fantasy world.) I'd like to see him stand up and say, "Look, I've sat in this church for twenty years. If you think I sat there to soak up racism instead of the word of God, then don't vote for me. If you think I'm going to disown my own pastor just because his rhetoric goes over the cliff some days, you can kiss my ass!"
He didn't quite say that, but I am incredibly pleased that this morning, Barack Obama refused to disown the Reverand Jeremiah Wright in a speech that actually attempted to move forward the issue of race in America.
There is a hell of a lot to dislike in the potential policies of a President Barack Obama, but there is a lot to admire about the man.