It seems that Senator Obama believes in the “typical white person”, one that harbors deep seated racial beliefs. Such typical white persons will see a black person and believe the worst, apparently including Obama’s grandmother. Where do you suppose Senator Obama formed this opinion, that there are “typical” white people, from his grandmother? Most likely he formed this opinion, not from someone who gave him the kind of unconditional love reserved for one’s children, but from his minister of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright. When Political Night Train says we must understand the basis of Obama’s core beliefs and values, this is what we are talking about. We know of no one who would characterize their grandmother, really, in his case, his mother, the way Obama has characterized his grandmother. If he will characterize his own grandmother as a “typical white person” how does he characterize other white people. Did he engage in racist dialogues in a back room with Jeremiah Wright at Trinity Church? Are those his values?
Sen. Barack Obama called into sports radio 610 WIP this morning, charming the usually rambuctious morning talk show hosts and winning their endorsements. “The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. But she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know. . .there’s a reaction in her that doesn’t go away and it comes out in the wrong way.