Bill Parent at Little Harbor has additional thoughts on Barack Obama and his relationship to the grievances of African-Americans as expressed by people such as Jeremiah Wright:
There’s no reason to believe that Rev. Wright’s indignation is central to Obama’s politics or that it would guide his policies in a profound way. But Obama is, after all, African American. Historical anger is part of the intellectual, religious and political waters he learned to swim in, and it is a part of the American story that has never been directly represented in the White House before.