April 29th, 2008
01:40 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama to hold 'big press conference' on Wright

(CNN) - Barack Obama will hold a press conference Tuesday on Rev. Jeremiah Wright's most recent comments, the Illinois senator said.

Responding to supporter's comments in defense of his former pastor, Obama said would hold a "big press conference" during which he would address the issue.

soundoff (218 Responses)
  1. Rose Mary Pfeifer

    Obama is sinking fast. This Wright event has not been good. I wonder if Wright is going to endorse Clinton now. He is weak, and Clinton has no chance with McCain. She is a tenacious, tunnel visioned snake.

    April 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  2. Missy

    Rev. Wright needs to get over himself and realize that he's only hurting Obama's campaign. Wright's enjoying the attention, however negative it may be.

    Hillary 08!
    Yes she will!

    April 29, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. mndharmas

    Obama is a person with his agenda for america
    Wright is stuck in the twilight zone.

    media has to let go of wright

    April 29, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. Mike

    Nando,

    Give us credit to reach our own conclusion.

    ...Besides, your vote didn't even count...

    Go Hillary!!!!!!

    April 29, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. Native Americans for Obama

    Redman:

    Native American, American Indian, indigenous peoples, First Nations.

    Who cares? The fact is that Rev, Wright was cool enough to mention us and has the facts straight, on this issue regarding immigrants and "Native Americans".

    J. Swifthawk
    Sioux Tribal member.

    April 29, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. HSNP

    Hey Gobama – your description sounds like the good Rev. Wright and his protege', Barack Slow-bama.

    April 29, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  7. FactCheck

    Please, please, please... all you Clintonistas... please go ahead and vote for McCain. Then, when you are homeless, jobless and can't afford gas, don't be too harsh... I'm sure the Asian subcontinent will have plenty of openings for janitors and food vendors.

    April 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  8. Theresa

    I'd like to see Hillary Clinton address Peter Paul's allegations.

    It will NEVER happen. She'll just continue to say she doesn't know him.

    April 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  9. matt

    Let it go, Obama. I thought you want to focus on more important issues like gas prices, housing crisis. We do not want to listen to another one of your rehearsed and scripted speeches.

    April 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  10. Fed Up in TX

    Why should the news media let it go? They never let any small negative thing go about Senator Clinton. Now, the shoe is on the other foot. See, how it feels?

    April 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  11. NYC Native

    Wright was invited to the NPC by a Clinton supporter. See a column (I forget the author) today's New York Daily News.

    April 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. Susan MO

    At least he will tackle the controversy head on, like a true leader

    Not blame it on sleep deprivation........Which time you say? Oh I meant I mispoke.

    Go Obama '08

    April 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. Steve TN

    At least it will give him some air-time with a subject he's familiar with. He's great at delivering the 'obvious' problems with issues that need work very eloquently. We're still waiting to hear the solutions.

    April 29, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  14. Dylan

    It's a shame that there are enough ignoramusesin this country that even care about this issue. This should be dead by now. Can we please talk about the real issues facing our country?

    April 29, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  15. Mike D

    anybody but clinton or mccain 08!

    April 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  16. Grif

    I suggest you Climb in that Press, Obama. Then Push the Button..

    April 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  17. Love the USA

    Obama, Why don;'t you say it it the way it is. You werei n his church for 20 years, why now would you say anything against this man. You are a true politican, "Tell them what they want to hear". Soorry Obama it is to late for you... You made your choice for CHANGE 20 years ago.

    April 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  18. NOBAMA NO WAY!

    Funny...the Obama supporters are saying "put it to rest" in one breath, but then bring up Monica & Bill in the next.

    Just like their dream boy, Obummer...HYPOCRITES.

    Hillary '08

    April 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
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