Obama: Two Standards - Don Imus vs. Jeremiah Wright





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Uploaded on Mar 20, 2008

In April of '07, Sen. Barack Obama called on MSNBC to fire Don Imus for describing a college basketball team as 'nappy-headed hoes'.

In April of '07, Sen. Barack Obama disavowed Rev. Wright's statements but chose to keep him on staff.

During this same month the NYTimes reports that Obama indicated he would have to 'distance himself' from Wright if he won the primary.

In March of '08 Obama said he'd never heard such inflammatory language from Rev. Wright.

Less than a week later he admitted he'd heard Wright's 'controversial' statements while attending sermons and asked the country to understand.

Did Senator Barack Obama have two different reactions to the 'unbelievably offensive statements' from Don Imus and those from the Reverend Jeremiah Wright?

Why did it take public outcry for Rev. Wright to be removed from Obama's staff?

Didn't Obama vehemently say "anybody who made a comment like that about... any ethnic group" would not be working for him?

Did he forget his pastor was still on his campaign staff?

Do Obama's standards change depending on the situation or the people involved?

Does Obama have the foresight, wisdom or experience to be an effective leader?

Is there anything else he's forgotten?

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