“Whatever relationship I had with Reverend Wright has changed as a consequence of this,” Obama said.

Obama’s candidacy is in freefall. So Operation Save My Superdelegate Support begins.

Reverend Wright has made Mr. Down Ticket Asset into Mr. Down Ticket Drag. Superdelegates
are also wondering what Wright will mean in November for an Obama general election
candidacy. That’s simple: it’s a disaster in waiting.

So today, Obama in a press conference stated he was “shocked” about
Rev. Wright’s statements yesterday. Is Senator Obama really saying that he didn’t
realize that Wright was spewing anti-American sentiments all this time? That he was unaware of Wright’s
political leanings from the pulpit? It defies credibility.

What Obama didn’t do was divorce Rev. Wright. Being “outraged” and “saddened” is the least we expect. And nobody ever said Wright speaks for Obama, which isn’t the issue. But the Senator still hasn’t explained why he followed Wright for 20 years and why he took counsel from Wright without knowing his opinions. Are we to believe Senator Obama simply missed it? I didn’t hear it continues to be Obama’s defense.

If you’re explaining, you’re losing.