In terms of political impact, not much ever came of the tireless efforts by right-wingers to link Barack Obama to the excessive rhetoric of his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The anti-Wright campaign did nothing to prevent Obama from winning the presidency twice.
But Sen. Ted Cruz, a prospective candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, might not find it so easy to dissociate himself from his own problematic preacher — his father, the Rev. Rafael Cruz (above).
Obama more or less threw the Rev. Wright under the proverbial bus, and the whole subject soon faded to relative ...