May well be that Obama "says what he has to say as a politician."
In the 20 years that you've been his pastor, have you ever heard him repeat any of your controversial statements as his opinion?
No. No. No. Absolutely not.
I don't talk to him about politics. And so he had a political event, he goes out as a politician and says what he has to say as a politician. I continue to be a pastor who speaks to the people of God about the things of God.
Marc Ambinder is a contributing editor at The Atlantic. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.