WASHINGTON--President Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright--whose fiery sermons presented the Obama presidential campaign with its greatest crisis-- talks to Hamill Harris of the Washington Post about Obama.
Now retired from Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, Wright told Harris, "It is unrealistic to think that one person can change the mess that this country has gotten into, but to pick on him is like picking on one of my kids," Wright said. "I have been knowing him for 20 years.
"I have not stopped loving him because of what the press did, and to see him beat up on because of things he is not responsible for is painful.