Dear Senator Obama:
I read your speech that you gave in Philadelphia on March 18, 2008 that was posted on your website, “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” I tried to hear your speech in person, but I was turned away because I did not have a ticket.
Yes, you are an eloquent speaker, but there is more than “words” that make up a person. For the following reasons, I believe that for the best interest of the Democratic Party and the citizens of the United States, you should withdraw your candidacy for President of the United States. I am a minority, Jewish and white; I am also a Life Member of the NAACP, so I know I can speak out on this most important issue. The issue of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is so outrageous that it is time for you to stop the façade and withdraw. Personally, I am offended by the Reverend’s remarks regarding anti-Semitism and anti-America.
As to the transparency you speak about, yes “words,” you showed your true colors by blatantly lying this past Friday evening when you said on several networks that you were never in a pew when Reverend Wright uttered divisive words. In your speech in Philadelphia you stated,
“Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes.”
What hypocrisy! You have the audacity to state how Reverend Jeremiah Wright has influenced you throughout the last twenty  years, yet you would deceitfully state that you were not aware of his extreme positions, including anti-American words, yes “words” ! Yes, you have been aware of the potential problems with your relationship with Reverend Wright as you specifically excluded him from your announcement for President.
Can you be honest with the people who have supported you ? I guess not because you are not a man of your words.
As you stated in your speech,
“This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this campaign – to continue the long march of those who came before us, a march for a more just, more equal, more free, more caring and more prosperous America.”
It is apparent that the only task you had was to put together a campaign of promises without solutions by saying, change and yes we can. Can what?
Unfortunately, you were not put under the microscope like other candidates. You talk about how you built your campaign when you said further in your speech,
“Throughout the first year of this campaign, against all predictions to the contrary, we saw how hungry the American people were for this message of unity. Despite the temptation to view my candidacy through a purely racial lens, we won commanding victories in states with some of the whitest populations in the country. In South Carolina, where the Confederate Flag still flies, we built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans.”
However, as we now see, you are not as transparent as you stated.
I really doubt that the following remark by you will stand, that being,
“Not once in my conversations with him [Reverend Wright] have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect.”
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