Mr. Obama said he and his wife would search for a new church but probably would not make a decision until after the election in November.
TPJ: It's wise that he made this decision and isn't going to join a new church until after the election. You can call it a political move but he had do it and I'm sure there is a sincere aspect to this decision and that it was a hard decision.
This decision helps inoculate Obama from further outlandish attacks revolving around Rev. Wright during the general election. He has done everything that he can to distance himself from his former pastor short of killing the man. So hopefully this move will help focus attention back to the issues that matter such as improving this horrible Bush/McCain economy. A big way to help reverse the hemorrhaging of our treasury is to end this draining Bush/McCain adventure in Iraq. The economy is the most important issue for Americans right now and McCain's admitted lack of understanding of the economy is something that needs more attention.
So yesterday we had the fight in the rules and bylaws committee over the Florida and Michigan delegate issue. I found it telling that the Hillary people were the rowdiest and most disruptive supporters in the room. The Obama representatives at the committee had the votes to split the delegates 50/50 but they chose to offer an olive branch of peace to the Clinton camp by offering to give her more delegates than the 50/50 option but not enough to change the election.
It is irrational to think that it's fair to give all of the delegates to Hillary given the flawed nature of the actual elections themselves. The election in Michigan was more akin to a dictitorial election than a democratic one where Hillary was the only candidate on the ballot.
However, this somewhat generous compromise wasn't good enough for the Clinton folks and now they are threating to take this issue to the convention to appeal it. Come on Clinton supporters, please listen to reason and bow out gracefully once the primaries are over.
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