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How Will Obama's Pastor Impact the Campaign?

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How Will Obama's Pastor Impact the Campaign?

Election 2008

How Will Obama's Pastor Impact the Campaign?

How Will Obama's Pastor Impact the Campaign?

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Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks to supporters in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Barack Obama is taking heat for controversial statements made by his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Obama says Wright is "like an old uncle, who sometimes says things I don't agree with."

Is that disassociation enough to keep Obama's relationship with Wright from hurting his campaign? For insight, Farai Chideya talks with NPR senior correspondent Juan Williams.