New York State Senator and Obama supporter Bill Perkins, who is partial to sports metaphors, likened Barack Obama’s remarks distancing himself from Reverend Jeremiah Wright today to a marathon runner overcoming a bad cramp.
"Do you want that cramp? No." said Perkins, "Are you ready to deal with the cramp? Yes."
Obama, he said, was not the only candidate in the race suffering from sudden and painful spasms.
"Look," Perkins said. "Bill Clinton might have been somebody else’s cramp."
Leaving the metaphor alone for a moment, Perkins said that he appreciated Obama’s remarks.
"I’m just happy that he stood up like that and refocused," he said.