The reason that the Swift Boat attacks were so effective against John Kerry is that he didn't respond to them -- although he could have wiped out those attacks very easily. Instead, Kerry wimped out, disgusted his supporters, and lost the election.
The right-wing was expecting the same thing to happen with regard to Jeremiah Wright and Obama. They made a huge mistake.
First of all, they picked the wrong target in Jeremiah Wright, since this minister is so esily defensible.
Second, the Obama camp is striking back ferociously. And, why shouldn't they? Now they have the people who've been circulating this 30-second video clip on the defensive. And, Jeremiah Wright, who has not been known to the general public for most of his 36-year ministry, is emerging as a new American hero.
This is only Chapter Two -- the beginning of the counter-attack. Watch what happens to Jeremiah Wright's reputation as time goes on. It will soar.