I'm have mixed feelings about this.
Part of me wants to cheer Barack for growing a pair and responding (as I would have if I were him) to what was clearly Wright throwing him "under the bus" (which Obama did not do to him).
But part of me is afraid... Very afraid... of the potential fallout from this both in some parts of the black community (where folks agree with Wright's assessment of America), and the voting populous who may see this as pandering to get poll numbers and vote totals to rise.
As a blogger called "Scientific" recently pointed out on TPM, Wright did Obama a disservice of the highest order in his recent comments...
Ever heard the crab-in-the-barrel syndrome? Put a bunch of crabs in a barrel. As one draws closer to the top of his barrel, nearing his escape, one of the other crabs would reach up and pull his fellow crab back down. Another one goes up, another one comes down. This process continues until someone rescues all of them, or they die in the barrel.
For this reason, I'm done with Jeremiah Wright. Barack Obama should be, too.
Overall, I'm pleased with Obama's response.
Even if this tanks his candidacy, he showed fortitude and integrity.