Something that strikes me about all the hullabaloo over Barack Obama's (and Mitt Romney's, for that matter) having had to answer for words of his pastor:
How many Catholics, for example, are devoted to their church, and tithe to it, in spite of its substantial flaws and all manner of generally backward stances of its leadership?
Do we suppose that, say, Billy Graham, "spiritual adviser" to U.S. Presidents from Eisenhower to Bush, and an evangelical Christian who accepts the Bible as the infallible word of God, never said anything stupid or bizarre or just plain wrong?
Are we all cool with everything we hear, if we hear it from a pulpit?
Of course not. And Barack Obama, too, can think for himself.
The Jeremiah Wright "issue" is a red herring. Could it still bring Obama down? What a tremendous loss that would be for our country.