05/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rev. Wright Falls On His Sword for Obama. The Brilliant Media Plan Works

I opened my morning New York Times and Obama's picture dominated the front page. The headline read, "An Angry Obama Renounces Ties To His Ex-Pastor"

Then it hit me.

This was the brilliant plan.

An angry, forceful Obama was on the front page of every newspaper in the world, every evening newscast, all over the Internet.

The savvy Wright was giving a gift to his close friend. The "Race" speech hadn't worked. The Wright connection was a festering sore that Clinton and the Republicans were going to pick at, --- and it would bury him in the fall elections.

Something had to be done. Obama wasn't going to denounce Wright further, without something drastic happening.

So Rev. Wright decided to fall on his sword for his close friend.

He went before the National Press Club and said even more outrageous things than ever. He repeated his worst statements. And encouraged Obama to denounce him.

Obama shed his meek mild mannered demeanor. He got angry and decisive. He was "shocked", "Outraged", and "Appalled".

Wright's behavior and Obama's reaction finally allowed the campaign to bury the issue forever. Clinton can't bring it up anymore. The Republicans can't bring it up anymore.

Thanks, Rev.