I now have it from two three four sources (three who are close to senior Republicans) that there is video dynamite–Michelle Obama railing against “whitey” at Jeremiah Wright’s church. Republicans may have a lousy record when it comes to the economy and the management of the war in Iraq, but they are hell on wheels when it comes to opposition research. Someone took the chance and started reviewing the recordings from services at Jeremiah Wright’s United Church of Christ. Holy smoke!! I am told there is a clip that is being held for the fall to drop at the appropriate time. The last thing Barack and Michelle need is a new clip that raises further questions about her judgment and temperament . . .
When the ugly video tapes about Jeremiah Wright’s racist ravings first broke Barack Obama told us he could no more disown Jeremiah Wright than his own Grandmother. Well, we all know how that turned out. So will Barack stand by Michelle when the tape emerges of her verbally attacking “whitey?” Republicans, who are otherwise gloomy about prospects in November, recognize that this recording will create real problems for Barack and give them a shot at the White House. It is their October surprise.
Subsequent to posting this entry, Johnson learned of a billionaire's attempt to pay a $1 million bounty to the person holding the video tape to prevent it from surfacing during the campaign. Johnson says the tape is held by Karl Rove and associates, who are showing it to fat cat Republican contributors in an effort to loosen up money to fund independent 527 group expenditures. Don't forget the role the 527 group which produced the Swiftboat ads against John Kerry had in his 2004 defeat.