Barack Obama is a leader of the generation.

But at least in one dimension he is its follower.

According to a New York Times article by Brian Knowlton, "Obama Defends Handling of Furor Over Ex-Pastor," the candidate had this to say in justification of his timing in reproach of Jeremiah Wright: "I think the sequence of events was the right one, because this was somebody who had married Michele and I, who had baptized our children."

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