Obama Video Makes Pre-Debate Waves

    Democratic Presidential candidate, Barack Obama, D-Il., speaks before a meeting of the Hampton University Ministers'  Conference at the school in Hampton, Va., Tuesday, June 5, 2007. A fresh poll has good news for Obama, but it is different enough from other surveys that analysts say the results should be viewed with some caution: a USA Today/Gallup poll released Tuesday showed the Illinois senator essentially tied with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. Obama had 30 percent, Clinton 29 percent _ well within the poll's sampling margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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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.”

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