Barak Obama explained why he was leaving Trinity Church today. He said that he didn't want to be accountable for everything said in the church and that it wasn't fair to the church for them to be scrutinized by the press so closely.
He suggested the controversy with the church was due to a "style gap".
This was not an issue of "style". This church regularly incites hatred toward white people to cheering crowds. Obama refers to this as "speaking out against injustice". He seems to see no problem with what's being said, just the fact that it's on TV. He did not consider leaving the church until after the Press Club appearance by Reverend Wright. The hatred was being spewed long before that and evidently, he was comfortable with it then.
Most Americans don't have an issue with a black president. But they don't want a president that feels like he has a score to settle with 75% of America. Maybe there are a number of white Americans who feel the need to be punished for the sins of their forefathers, but they are the minority. When Obama gets trounced in November it wont be because of his race. It will be because of his racism.