There is a rumor bopping around on the blogs that the GOP is holding a tape of Michelle Obama “railing against whitey” at Jeremiah Wright’s United Church of Christ. The story is that they are holding it for the fall should Obama be the nominee.
Update: This story is being generated by a very pro-Clinton partisan who claims substantiation but has no names. This is a bogus rumor started with two objects in mind.
1) Bring traffic to his blog (I’m not telling you)
2) Get a whisper campaign going that will hurt Obama.
If this tape exists, it will be out soon. But don’t hold your breath.
Update 2 (June 2): More details are emerging from the rumor mill about the alleged “whitey” tape. Apparently, the tape depicts a forum at the Trinity United Church featuring Michelle Obama and Louis Farrakhan’s wife. There is talk that the man who started the rumor (I’m not telling you) will release the tape tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., and that, in any case, it will be out soon. Again, don’t hold your breath. If there is a tape, it won’t be as incendiary as Republicans want it to be. Michelle Obama did not utter the word whitey, I promise. This is a whisper campaign to scare voters and superdelegates.
Update 3 (June 9): Last update. There is no tape. The blogger, whose name is Larry Johnson, was making a last ditch effort to salvage the Clinton campaign. He’s lost all credibility. This tape does not exist.