Obama's Strengths are His Weaknesses
9:55 AM, May 5, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
On Meet The Press yesterday, Obama was asked about a report that he apologized to Rev. Wright for not letting Wright perform the invocation at Obama's presidential announcement ceremony.
Obama replied: "Well, what happened was is that, you know, I was sorry that he felt, that he felt hurt by that decision. And, you know, that is--that may be a fault of mine that I own up to, which is, is that I'm concerned about how other people feel, particularly somebody who I've known for quite some time."
Remember how Obama mocked John Edwards after Edwards said his greatest weakness is that "I sometimes have a very powerful emotional response to pain that I see around me"? The candidates had been asked to state their greatest weaknesses during a January 15 debate, and Obama said he was disorganized. At a campaign stop a couple days later, he riffed: