May 1st, 2008
09:39 AM ET
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Michelle Obama: Let's move past Wright, get back to issues

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Watch Michelle Obama's comments with Suzanne Malveaux.

BOONVILLE, Indiana (CNN) - Michelle Obama said Wednesday that her husband's move to distance himself from his controversial former minister has been "painful," but that she's pleased with the way he's handled the situation.

"I was proud of the statement he made yesterday," she said in an interview with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux. "It was a tough thing for him to do - it's a painful situation to be in."

On Tuesday, Obama said he was "outraged" by comments the Rev. Jeremiah Wright made to the National Press Club in Washington on Monday. The candidate said he was "saddened by the spectacle" of what Wright said.

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  1. Javone

    Do any of you who knock Obama realize that Rev. Wright is also linked to your PRECIOUS Clinton's? Yes....when Bill was in trouble because of his special "internships" he called a Reverend to help him out spiritually. That Reverend is the same one you mock., Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Oh but Mrs. Clinton is keeping that little tidbit of information WELL hidden. Got up and left my backside. LOL She has so many people fooled. LOL

    May 1, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  2. White male for Obama

    Yes he did the right thing. Wright is very wrong, last Tuesday . He disrespected himself and Obama.
    I think Wright is jealous that he is not running for the presidency.

    Wright want to spiol Obama chance to be president of the United State of America.
    If wright really care he would have shurt up, because Obama has said it all for him. No, Wright want to control the centre stage, by dancing fooling himself.

    Wright is jealous of Obama guest to be president.

    May 1, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  3. Experience for Texas

    Remember this is the woman who has not been proud to be an American until her husband reached a certain level of recognition after a very limited political career.

    I am sorry but I watched the interview and you can see the disdain on her face when she was asked certain questions. Listen to her voice. Remember, she sat in that church too. I did not hear her voice any dislike for the trash Wright is throwing around.

    Obama's handlers are keeping her out of the spot light because of her last display of arrogance. I wonder why?

    We don't need all this extra garbage right now.

    Anyone but Obama 08!

    May 1, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  4. Susan

    Michelle Obama is right. And last time I looked, the Rev. Wright was not running for president, Barack Obama was. As influential as a pastor might be, I'm pretty sure Sen. Obama is his own man. Let's get back to the issues and leave the Rev. Wright where he belongs–as just one person among thousands in the life of Sen. Obama.

    May 1, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  5. Ryan from New Mexico

    I mean not even a week ago, all you Obama Supporters were Lecturing all of us about how we all need to take it easy on Rev Wright and he aint a Bad Guy, blah blah blah....

    sorry this came as a Slap in the Face to the Obamanites, now that Rev Wright came out to show the entire Nation what kind of guy he was and that We ALready knew who he was.

    Obama is just being the Slick calculating Politician he really is and its jsut a shame that it took hmi 20 years to actually denounce this EVIL MAN

    so now your telling us to just GET OVER IT? you kidding me?

    Clinton would never carry this kinda Baggage around....thats why she'll WIN

    Clinton 08 !!!!!!

    May 1, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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