Obama Video Makes Pre-Debate Waves

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Obama’s 47 percent moment, this is not. After Fox News and the Drudge Report spent a day touting what they said was a revelatory Barack Obama speech captured on video, it turned out that the speech had actually been online since the then-senator gave it at Hampton University in 2007. In the speech, Obama gives a “special shout-out” to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his Chicago pastor who would come to national attention the following year. “He’s a friend and a great leader,” Obama said of Wright. “Not just in Chicago, but all across the country.”