Having the same problem as Andi here.
well, that speech was given to counteract the speeches his pastor has been making... carazy speeches about the US government infecting black people with AIDS to kill them off. so... he's not perfect. he's just intelligent and speaks (relatively) candidly.
the thing I'm not sold on is his past with this church. The same individual that reported that Obama was a Muslim, has also told me about Obama's unreported education at a madrossa(sp?). Also, the rumors regarding the Church of Christ actually being a black-fundamentalist run church akin to that of a Black Panther-esque organization seems plausible to me, but I'm not convinced that either of these possibilities is really a problem in the overall analysis.
well, it wasn't unreported that obama went to school at a madrassa. that is widely reported. it was a secular madrassa in indonesia. he talks about it frequently. and someone saying to you "i heard obama was a muslim!!" is not reporting anything. that's bullshit some racist idiots made up and emailed everywhere because of his name and the fact that distant relatives he only met in his adult life were muslim.