"I did not vet my pastor before I decided to run for the presidency. I was a member of the church. So, you know I think what it says is that I have not? you know I did not run through, run my pastor through the paces or view every one of the sermons he had made over the last three... thirty years. But, I don't think anybody could attribute those ideas to me."

Barack Obama speaks about Reverend Wright's sermons and defends himself.