How Will Obama's Pastor Impact the Campaign? 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." For more, Farai Chideya talks with NPR senior correspondent Juan Williams.
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How Will Obama's Pastor Impact the Campaign?

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How Will Obama's Pastor Impact the Campaign?

How Will Obama's Pastor Impact the Campaign?

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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.