I'm on the third day of a six-day bus tour through Pennsylvania as part of the media contingent covering the Obama campaign, and I have heard only one voter mention the name of Jeremiah Wright. Even then, the young white male dismissed the controversy as irrelevant.
So why is the media still on to this story?
Wright hasn't said anything about race relations and America's history than what has been said by a lot of other black preachers (and a few white ones). Yet he is being punished by the media with a high-tech lynching.
Last week, Wright had to cancel two speaking engagements, and when he showed up at St. Sabina to celebrate Maya Angelous' 80th birthday, the media used his appearance to re-ignite the controversy.
The furor over his remarks should have ended by now.
On the other hand, the media have given Sen. Hillary Clinton a pass for lying about dodging sniper fire in Bosnia.
People who are concerned about Wright can no longer remain silent. At 7:00 p.m. Monday night, friends and supporters of Wright will hold a rally and prayer vigil at Trinity United Church of Christ to show support for their church and their retired pastor.