The controversy over the racially divisive sermons of Obama’s friend and pastor Jeremiah Wright was the biggest challenge that Obama has faced in the campaign so far as it threatened his whole political identity. His speech today on the issue was both impressive and significant. If he had flubbed it, it could have reinforced doubts about his candidacy. Instead, he is back on the front foot for the first time in a while.
More on the speech over at Americano.