Senator Obama seems to have spent years trying to connect to the black community.
He has about as much in common with the American black experience as I do, and I am a product of mid-nineteenth century European immigration. He is the son of a Kenyan man and a white mid-western woman, raised by his Hawaiian grandmother. He has nothing in common with the average black American. He is, as a matter of fact, an honest to God African-American.
He has spent the last twenty years attaching himself to the black community. That is the only explanation for joining a church that preaches hate of mainstream America. He is trying to make his bona fides with the black community. He would have been rejected out of hand by his church if it were not for his fathers skin pigmentation.
I like to think that Senator Obama is better than that, but the record does not reinforce my wishes.