Wrightgate v. Snipergate

Almost two weeks ago, Barack Obama gave his landmark speech refusing to cut ties with radical pastor Jeremiah Wright. Only days after Obama publicly accepted Wright as a flawed brother-in-arms, Hillary Clinton was caught giving an outlandishly exaggerated account of a 1996 trip she made to war-torn Bosnia. Now Obama’s lead over Hillary among Democrats is at its high for the year—so far. A new Gallup poll shows Obama leading Hillary 52 to 42 percent. What is it about the Democratic electorate and the two candidates that accounts for Barack Obama’s seeming triumph? In other words, why do Democratic voters consider Wrightgate less problematic than Snipergate?

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Wrightgate v. Snipergate

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