Exit Wright

The preacher's brand of hate has haunted the Democrats for decades. An Obama win would silence it for good

Rebecca Cook / Reuters

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.

In the hour before he divorced himself from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama held a town meeting in Winston-Salem, N.C., and used the occasion to announce several other divorces. He divorced himself from Hillary Clinton and John McCain on the issue of a summer gasoline-tax holiday, which he correctly described as "not an idea designed to get you through the summer. It's an idea designed to get them through the election." And then he divorced himself from some of the recent negative tactics of his campaign. "Over the past month or so, we've been getting whacked ... and...

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