April 30th, 2008
05:21 PM ET
10 years ago

Mum's the word for Michelle on Rev. Wright


Listen to the Obama's remarks Wednesday.

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (CNN) –- Democrat Barack Obama's wife Michelle chose silence Wednesday when the couple were asked about recent comments made by their former pastor, and the harsh words Sen. Obama had for him Tuesday.

In a question-and-answer session with voters, the two were asked what kind of toll it takes on them to have to turn their backs on someone who had been good to them in the past.

Sen. Obama responded first, saying he "made a statement yesterday that was hard to make."

"What we want to do now though is to make sure that this doesn’t continue to be a perpetual distraction," he said.

Then he turned to his other half.

"Michelle, do you have anything to add to that?" After a brief hesitation he said, "You do, but..." He stopped and smiled as she shook her head.

The audience laughed.

"Remember, there are a lot of reporters around," he said, joining in the laughter.

Watch Michelle Obama speak out tonight in an interview with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux at 8:20 p.m. ET, with an extended version airing at on AC 360 at 10 p.m. ET

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  1. C

    WE NEED TO MOVE BEYOND THIS???? How many times do we have to hear this from the Obama's and their campaign. How many ?????
    Its obvious Obama has not been vetted. Its obvious that the dean team is slanted. I'v had enough. Its gross how this campaign has been run , and its gross how the media has allowed bias. Seriously thinking of doing a write in.
    Obama defended Rev wright and portrayed his typical white grandmother as a bigot.. Now we find out LIVE That Rev Wright is truly a radical racist.
    Mr Obama and family attended his church for 20 years. I find it hard to believe that Mr Obama Is shocked since its apparent that Mr Obama was really aware of of Rev Wrights Views.

    April 30, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
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