Civil rights activist and friend of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson made a blunder on Sunday when he said something he shouldn't have... on Fox News. He didn't realise the cameras were rolling when he leant over to his neighbour to tell him, regarding Obama, "I wanna cut his nuts off".
The Reverend Jesse Jackson was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988. He was appearing on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Sunday when he insists that he didn't know his microphone was turned on. His comments wouldn't be so surprising if he had not publicly announced his support for Barack Obama's candidacy. He has since apologised and been forgiven by the Illinois senator.
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Fox didn't release the video until Wednesday.
Wayne Phillips, one of our Observers following the race to the White House, is a supporter of Obama.
Jackson was really annoyed about the comments Obama made about black fathers, saying that they're often not present in the family. Jackson said that it was condescending to black dads. But I think Obama was right. The state has to assume its responsibilities, but so do African-Americans. It is true that black fathers are often not around. Barack knows that well - his own father abandoned him.
Over 80% of the black electorate supports Obama but it takes their leaders longer to trust him. For example, when John Lewis's constituency voted in the primaries, 90% of them were for Obama, while the deputy supported Clinton. It wasn't until after that he switched sides."