The Note: April Foolishness

"The website for Sen. Barack Obama's church -- Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago -- not long ago described the 'Black Value System' in the 'About Us' section of its website," ABC's Jake Tapper reports. "And it used to provide a link to the Trumpet Magazine that once gave an award to Louis Farrakhan -- a magazine published by Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter. No longer."

This is some of what Trinity United may not want out there now that one of its own is running for president: "The church where Sen. Barack Obama has worshipped for two decades publicly declares that its ministry is founded on a 1960s book that espouses 'the destruction of the white enemy,' " the Washington Times' S.A. Miller writes. "Trinity United Church of Christ's Web site says its teachings are based on the black liberation theology of James H. Cone and his 1969 book 'Black Theology and Black Power.' "

Wright's comments have broken through with voters, despite what polls show, Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla writes from Indiana. "Interviews with dozens of Democrats in this overwhelmingly white region -- where voters will go to the polls in the May 20 primary -- suggest residual concerns over the controversy involving Obama's former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright," she writes. "To be sure, this flies in the face of most polls taken after Obama's widely praised March 18 speech on race and the Wright controversy. . . . Still, there are stirrings of unease among white voters, including those who fear the issue will hurt Obama in a general election."

The pitch is changing with his audience. "He is grounding his lofty rhetoric in the more prosaic language of white-working-class discontent, adjusting it to the less welcoming terrain of Pennsylvania," Michael Powell writes in The New York Times. "His preferred communication now is the town-hall-style meeting."

On the whole, Wright's comments don't seem to have fazed the Obama campaign. The outsider is becoming the insider -- and he'll gladly take these kinds of backers.

Obama "is increasingly benefiting from institutional support -- bolstering his campaign during a rough month when he lost two key primaries and faced questions about his spiritual mentor," Scott Helman writes in The Boston Globe.

"That trend is increasing pressure on Clinton, who trails Obama in two other important benchmarks - total delegates and the overall popular vote - to consider stepping aside. What has been striking over the past month is that Obama has racked up key endorsements during a relatively turbulent period in his candidacy."

The latest superdelegate endorsement -- by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. -- "followed Friday's endorsement of Obama by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey," Thomas Fitzgerald writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Obama strategists said Casey's backing would help introduce their candidate to white blue-collar voters, a bedrock Casey constituency that has been a key part of Clinton's winning coalition in other states -- and a major reason she holds a double-digit lead in Pennsylvania polls."

As she took the stage to the theme from "Rocky," Clinton declared Monday night: "Well, one thing you know about me, I don't quit."

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