CBN's Brody also has a long interview with Obama chief strategist David Axelrod. Here's Axelrod's opinion on what the turning point was: "It's been a long campaign Dave, so if I, as I go over it, there are many turn- there are many watershed events, but obviously Iowa, the JJ Dinner in Iowa when he had a chance to standup with the other candidates and speak in a fulsome way about where he wanted to leave this country in front of a crowd of 9,000 people. That was his night and it was a great night and it gave us momentum that carried us through to the caucuses - winning the caucuses, but not just winning them, winning them on a day when twice as many people participated as ever before was a hugely important boost for the campaign. I think South Carolina was very important. You know it was a very tough week. We had a very acrimonious debate with Sen. Clinton. There was some ugliness surrounding that week, some questions about whether he could put the coalition together to win, and he ended up winning by 30 points. That was an important event."
The AP: "Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday that he was 'deeply disappointed' by a supporter's sermon at his church that mocked Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Chicago activist, also apologized for last Sunday's sermon at Obama's church, in which he said Clinton's eyes welled with tears before the New Hampshire primary because she felt 'entitled' to the Democratic nomination and because 'there's a black man stealing my show.'"
"In video circulating on the Internet, Pfleger said the former first lady expected to win the nomination before Obama's sudden popularity. 'She just always thought that, "This is mine. I'm Bill's wife. I'm white." ... And then, out of nowhere, came "Hey, I'm Barack Obama." And she said, 'Oh damn, where did you come from? I'm white. I'm entitled. There's a black man stealing my show,'" Pfleger said at Trinity United Church of Christ.
The New York Post's cover: "Judas Priest."
Obama released this statement: "As I have traveled this country, I've been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that that unites us. That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger's divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn't reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause."
Conservative commentator Jennifer Rubin gives the likely conservative CW perspective on this latest preacher issue for Obama, and it's pretty spot on as far as we're concerned:
"People who think no one cares about any of this will yawn. People who view this and say 'He hangs out with a strange crowd' will file this away as one more piece of evidence. And lots of Democrats will toss and turn wondering: Who else is out there?"