Best and worst: Presidential campaign 2008
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Jeremiah A. Wright( J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press / April 28, 2008 )
Obama turns lemons into A More Perfect Union
Barack Obamas former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., was thrust into the spotlight during the run-up to the election, after a video surfaced in which he declared, God damn America. This and other controversial statements from Wright could have thrown a wrench in Obamas campaign.
But instead of buckling under the pressure of public scrutiny of his personal relationships, Obama used the Wright controversy as a chance to promote racial unity in his stirring A More Perfect Union speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.