3.16.2008

"The Forces Of Division" Return To The Democratic Race

From The Huffington Post:

Following a week in which he faced a growing controversy regarding his relationship with his former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama spoke about the increasingly divisive nature of the Democratic race.

Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday decried "the forces of division" over race that he said are intruding into the Democratic presidential nomination contest.

"We have to come together," he told a town-hall meeting at a high school.[...]

Obama suggested that more and more is being made of racial divisions as his contest with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton heats up.

"I noticed over the last several weeks that the forces of division have started to raise their ugly heads again. And I'm not here to cast blame or point fingers because everybody, you know, senses that there's been this shift," Obama said.

"It reminds me: We've got a tragic history when it comes to race in this country. We've got a lot of pent-up anger and bitterness and misunderstanding. ... This country wants to move beyond these kinds of things."

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