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blog.washingtonpost.com — Barack Obama will deliver a major speech about race in Philadelphia tomorrow that he said would explore his relationship with Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright and the wave of controversy it has stirred in his presidential bid.

"I am going to be talking about not just Reverend Wright, but just the larger issue of race in this campaign, which has ramped up over the last couple of weeks," Obama told reporters after a town hall meeting here. According to aides, he was up until 3 a.m. Monday working on his remarks.

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To affirm this are comments made by Joe Willy boy Clinton this weekend: "This is the first election in history that I can remember where experience - and having, actually, experience as a change maker - should be a disability for being elected," Clinton told four undergraduate journalists from across the country at the debut Editorial Board of the College Media Network started by mtvU, a college-oriented channel of MTV.

Clinton's frustration with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), flashed at several points during the mostly cordial 45-minute conversation in Tulane University's student activities center.

"If you were part of making good things happen in the '90s and stopping bad things from happening in this decade," he said, "then you were part of a culture of conflict and you are so yesterday. So the only way we can have a good president is to make a completely new beginning."

Clinton also declared that he has been inaccurately portrayed as attacking Obama during the South Carolina primary. The issue is sensitive because Clinton's aggressive campaigning has threatened his overwhelming popularity in the African American community.

"Contrary to the myth, I went through South Carolina and never said a bad word about Sen. Obama - not one," Clinton said.

The former president took a lower-profile role in his wife's campaign after he compared Obama's victory in the South Carolina primary to the wins there by Jesse Jackson, another black candidate. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) told black newspaper executives last week that she was "sorry if anyone was offended."

Asked why Obama is consistently receiving 90 percent of the black vote, Clinton replied: "Iowa happened. The minute it became possible that he could be the nominee, he was going to win the lion's share of the African American vote. … And I never begrudged it."

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"You can't blame the African American community for being proud of having a candidate who's immensely impressive, who has had a lot of support in the North among non-African Americans and has generated all this excitement among young people," the former president continued. "I don't think it's rocket science. … The fact that people are excited about Sen. Obama's candidacy in the African-American community is entirely understandable."

Clinton was at Tulane for the three-day inaugural meeting of CGI U, a new project of Clinton Global Initiative, which is part of the William J. Clinton Foundation.

The nonpartisan CGI, started in 2005, brings together 1,000 world leaders in New York every year. The university version will challenge college students and universities to tackle global problems with practical solutions. CGI U's four main focus areas are energy and climate change, global health, human rights and peace, and poverty alleviation.

"We have the problems that are also present on a global scale," Clinton told the students. "There's been an increase in inequality in incomes and availability of jobs and access to health care and education around the world - and within many wealthy countries, including ours."

The mtvU "Editorial Board" participants were senior Drew Dickson of Tulane University's Hullabaloo; junior Joshua Sharp of the University of Southern California's Daily Trojan; junior Vanessa Rozier of Howard University's Hilltop; and sophomore Lily Lamboy of Smith College's Sophian.

Data was pulled from the Politico Website.
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Well let me see:

Jessie Jackson did win the SC election back in 1988 in fact he was the front runner, until Mike Dukakas stopped him. Rev. Jackson won all of the southern states and went right up the middle of the country.

If it weren't for LBJ the civil rights bill would not have been passed. Martin L. King was a minister not a politician. Rev. Martin went to John Kennedy first but Kennedy didn't want to press the issue then of course he died.
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Another speech-oh boy--political pandering??? RahRah
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