James Forsyth

A decisive moment for Obama

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The controversy over Barack Obama’s pastor and his racially divisive views just keeps getting worse for the Obama campaign. Today, Obama will attempt to move past the story by giving a speech on race in America. The challenge for Obama is to explain why somehow who presents himself as a candidate who can help heal racial wounds became such firm friends with a man who seems to delight in exacerbating them. More on Americano.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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