President Obama is getting so desperate about Romney-trending election polls that he is calling on an old, discarded ally to help his get out the vote effort: Rev. Jeremiah Wright. According to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, “If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues – visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote. But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote.”
Wright, of course, was so controversial that then-candidate Obama was forced to throw him under the bus during the 2008 election cycle. Wright told author Edward Klein that Obama tried to pay him $100,000 to keep his mouth shut during the election cycle.
And now Jeremiah Wright’s back, and better than ever. When push comes to shove, Obama’s still Jeremiah Wright’s menthe.
UPDATE: Pressured for comment on Twitter, Lis Smith of the Obama campaign has announced that Mayor Willie Brown’s report is false. Developing …