April 29th, 2008
01:40 PM ET
10 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. Venus

    Go get em Rev. Wright!

    Americans has to hear the truth every now and then! Let's not pretend!

    Let's get together and talk about it for the good of our country and the world!

    April 29, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. Lisa

    We are so turned off by the news concerning the reverand in our household, we have turned off the television and only watch 15 minutes a day to hear if a superdelegate count will be updated and see the number of Obama endorsements are acurately reported. The media should understand its roll in manufacturing artificial news. Everyone on CNN, except Cafferty, gets a C- grade this week. Cafferty always manage to turn out an A+ report. He is the only television professional that is a real co-anchor. No other channel even has a co-anchor position. Don't worry about your grade CNN, the other stations range from D- to F this week with the exception of Oberlin, who always manages to squeek out an A+ just like JACK CAFFERTY. Way to stay on topic(s) Jack, any will do as long as it is not Reverand Wright.

    April 29, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. twister49 - oklahoma

    i agree with Dan,TX...

    April 29th, 2008 1:55 pm ET

    To Everyone who has said an insult toward Obama or Clinton here:

    You are a big part of the problem with this country, not Obama, not Clinton, not even Wright. It's you. I know you are emotionally invested in your candidate and, like Wright, sometimes can't help but say things that you know others will find offensive. But, please try to control yourselves and speak with reason and intelligence. I am sure you are really wonderful people, but you come off as small-minded, uneducated, hate-filled, fools.

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

    You want elitist? Why doesn't someone just tell the (mostly) White-American public what they REALLY are: a bunch of ignorant, arrogant, stupid, spoiled, racist, fundamentalist zeros who are nothing but a consumption-crazed burden on the world. There ya' go. THAT's elitist. It's also the truth.

    April 29, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. ginger

    There is a big difference between a religious movement and a poetical campaign. what is obama ideology? If we had known what Bush and Chaney's ideology of the young Ozark republican was he would not be president today. Wake up AMERICAN

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

    I agree with Dan, TX the problem is not the candidates, its you people out there. In your anger you are the ones showing racism, intolerance and hate. Listen to yourselves!
    Look into your own mirrors, based on your comments, I hope you don't have children you are teaching this kind of hate and intolerance.
    Because if you do, there really is no hope for American.



    April 29, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. White Woman for Obama

    This is his minister–not his church. I had a minister I hated. I thought he was horrible and hateful, but you don't go to church because of the man you go because of God. This man is dealing with all of the media crap against him. HE IS JERIMIAH WRIGHT NOT BARACK OBAMA!!!

    April 29, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  8. Sam of Carolina

    I look foward to the conference. Openminded people always have my vote.

    Obama-Dan ,TX '08

    April 29, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. nmt

    Hillary may not have the "charisma" that Obama exudes, but she has the substance, honesty and strength that he will never have.

    GO HILLARY! We need you now more than ever. Whatever Obama says in defense of his relationship with Wright, it is too little too late too contrived and too weak for someone who aspires to lead this great nation.

    April 29, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. Brenda

    Thanks to the media, Rev. Wright has gotten enough air time to promote his new book! And he is loving every minute of it! Can we please get back to to the election process and away from all the garbage that keeps interfering. And you wonder why people are fed up with the political process! Geez!

    April 29, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. Dan

    I'm done....

    I will always believe that the Clintons destroyed this country this year and were only out for their own selfish benefits. As a life-long Democrat. I would much rather have McCain. At least I know what I am getting. I worked President Clinton's first campaign and you know... I'll never work this one.

    April 29, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  12. issues

    Is race, the predominant issue of this campaign.

    Will president Obama always be addressing some racial issue?

    Will he have time to address any of the problems facing ALL Americans?

    April 29, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  13. Vern

    For the love of God....please...no more press conference on Rev Wright. Just leave it alone. The people that believe in Obama will support him no matter what.

    April 29, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. Stephen

    What time is the press conference?

    April 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  15. Dale _montana

    Could it be that with Barack Obama’s election to the highest elected office in the free world, those who live in the past and prefer to divide rather than unite would have less credibility? Hmmm?
    Obama in 08

    April 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  16. Ellen

    I personally think he has alot to explain. Rev Wright is his mentor and was for many many years, he said so himself. Now that they real man is coming out he wants to wipe his hands of Rev Wright. You can't have it both ways Obama!!!!!.....I really hope that this does derail him. We know NOTHING about him, he has no record to speak of for us to go by. He has no experience running a company much less a country. What are people thinking here?

    April 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. Cindy

    *** UPDATE *** By request, Joe, here are the pickups since the PA primary:
    OBAMA (7): Brad Henry (OK GOV), Audra Ostergard (NE DNC), David Wu (OR Rep), Charlene Fernandez (AZ DNC), Jeff Bingaman (NM SEN), Ben Chandler (KY Rep), Richard Machacek (IA DNC).

    CLINTON (3): John Tanner (TN Rep), Kathy Sullivan (NH add on), Mike Easley (NC GOV).

    April 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  18. jeannie N.C.


    April 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  19. Mack

    Rev. Wright was right when he said, "Obama is a politician."Just like all other politians, Obama will say or do anything to get elected. He's nothing new and no better than any other politician. Let see how he spins out of this present mess.

    April 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  20. doina,Minneapolsi

    good for obama! However, this Rev Wright issue is not news anymore... When CNN is going to reveal Hillary's former pastor's child abuse???? Are you brave? Are you objective? ... because that's journalsim!!!

    April 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  21. mndharmas

    Wright has serious identity crisis. he needs help.

    April 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  22. Key West Sun

    CNN is really censoring the post today, come on CNN print the truth.

    April 29, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  23. matt in ohio

    getting so tired of Obama talking about race. i think bill is right. Obama keeps bringing up the race issues.

    April 29, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  24. Colie Brice

    What about the CHILD SEX SCANDAL with Clinton's Pastor?

    No one's concerned that she has sought spritiual guidance from a pervert?

    April 29, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  25. mndharmas

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

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