One of Barack Obama’s senior advisers helped arrange public relations help for Trinity United Church as it grappled with tough coverage in the wake of the Jeremiah Wright controversy, according to a new report.
Talking Points Memo reports that David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, privately contacted Jim Terman, president of Chicago public relations firm Jasculca-Terman and Associates, after the church put out a call for help after Wright's remarks attracted a media firestorm. The firm specializes in crisis management.
"I called Jim Terman and asked if they were interested in helping out and they followed up with the church," Axelrod said in an e-mailed statement to TPM. He added that the phone call was the extent of his assistance. Terman confirmed to the Web site that the firm is now doing pro bono work for the church.
Isn't there a law concerning taxation when church and political candidate mix together?
Is this like being in treatment?
I WOULD NOT CALL THIS HOUSE A CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!anything but a church
Manipulation is what it is. They are not looking out for the church they are looking out for themselves!
BEING AN ITELLECTUAL AND UNDERSTANDING HOW TO RUN A CAMPIGN.
Just another reason why I cannot and willnot ever vote for OBAMA. I am not voting for OBAMA for the WRIGHT reasons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shows that gratefulness is another great quality Obama possesses. Glad his campaign is trying to help them out at this hour of need instead of turning their backs which would have been the easier thing to do.
After all that mess. Some individuals don't realize whether negative things derived out the church, there is always positive thing that arrive to make new changes in the church.
We all desire help when needed, If you can see how badly some whites were affected by what was said, then we should also be able to see how badly the church was affected by thier style of worship not being understood. The natural thing to do would be to help when asked. I'm a Hilliary supporter
Please end it with this Church business. Obama 08'
If Obama becomes President then we"ll have to call in the crisis management team! No Obamanation!
Here's a totally irrelevant title of a story you can write:
"Obama Supporter is a Rock Climber"
If the story isn't news, don't report it.
So what? Is this election about the future of the country or a single church or minister in Chicago (whose name isn't even on the ballot)?
Too late! I can not wait for the Republicans to go off on Obama and his character the same way he and his campaign has been doing to Hillary over the last year. I will smile and say payback is a terrible thing; but we do reap what we sow.
Obama will not be President.
Christianity is about a PR Firm telling you what you need to do and say? Not the Christianity I believe in.
I think this was a great thing to do for a church. Just because Wright said those things does not mean all those who go to the church believe them.
Call it BS
Wright lives in a new 10,000 sq ft Chicago home worth courtesy of the TUCC. They can't afford to pay for a PR firm? BS
THIS STORY MEANS OBAMA REALLY EMBRACES THE THOUGHTS AND IDEAS OF REVEREND WRIGHT, EVEN THOUGH HE DENIES IT.
So what? He's continually said he was not aware of the comments in the video, has denounced them, and geeeeeeeeee, those words did NOT come out of Obama's mouth.