Obama Cuts Wright Loose

In clear and forceful language, Obama breaks from his former pastor, saying Wright has angered him and his wife and undermined what his campaign is working to accomplish.

Says his recent comments “rightly offend all Americans.”

Watch the press conference, read excerpts, and read the full transcript.

Atlantic’s Ambinder: Obama decided on the press conference after reading Wright’s National Press Club comments and becoming “deeply, visibly angry.”

Also cites report that someone is polling the Wright issue in North Carolina.

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