Clinton Scheme Blows Up: Barbara Reynolds Set Up Wright Press Club Appearance

May 3, 2008: Two interesting things about this posting.

The first is that while I posted it many days ago it has been the number one posting on this site every day.

The second is that it obviously attracted the attention of the Clinton attack machine who have tried to get me to allow comments that suggest that this entire story, which has done so much obvious damage to Obama, was actually a plot by Obama.

I almost let it go up as a comment until I heard the exact same words spoken by Clinton surrogates on TV. I concluded it was a plant and I rejected it. I also concluded that Errol Louis might have stumbled onto something important and that the thought of having the Clintons back in the White House is not nearly as appealing to me as it was a few months ago.


New York Daily News columnist Errol Louiswrites:

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright couldn’t have done more damage to Barack Obama’s campaign if he had tried. And you have to wonder if that’s just what one friend of Wright wanted.
Shortly before he rose to deliver his rambling, angry, sarcastic remarks at the National Press Club Monday, Wright sat next to, and chatted with, Barbara Reynolds.

A former editorial board member at USA Today, she runs something called Reynolds News Services and teaches ministry at the Howard University School of Divinity. (She is an ordained minister).

It also turns out that Reynolds – introduced Monday as a member of the National Press Club “who organized” the event – is an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter. …

I don’t know if Reynolds’ eagerness to help Wright stage a disastrous news conference with the national media was a way of trying to help Clinton – my queries to Reynolds by phone and e-mail weren’t returned yesterday – but it’s safe to say she didn’t see any conflict between promoting Wright and supporting Clinton.