Explosive Issue Of Race Hits
by Liz Sidoti - August 1st, 2008 - Breitbart (AP)
Until now, the subject of race has been almost taboo in the campaign, at least in public, with both sides fearing its destructive force.
"I'm disappointed that Senator Obama would say the things he's saying," McCain told reporters in Racine, Wis. The Arizona senator said he agreed with campaign manager Rick Davis' statement earlier that "Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It's divisive, negative, shameful and wrong." The aide was suggesting McCain had been wrongfully accused.
In turn, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said, "We weren't suggesting in any way he's using race as an issue" but that McCain "is using the same, old low-road politics that voters are very unhappy about to distract voters from the real issues in this campaign."
A couple of weeks back in Florida Obama started this line of attack saying, "They're going to try to make you afraid. They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black?" Obviously that was too obvious, so he replaced the last sentence with "he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills" in later speeches.
Having used the word specifically, it is amusing to see the fraudulent statements that Obama's comments didn't mention black and so it is McCain who is bringing race into the campaign. Obama's campaign acts like the earlier statements in Florida don't count if he revises them to be duplicitous and vague. It is outrageous how the press twists everything to protect Obama and attack McCain. So they of course let the Obama campaign get away with this evasion. Then again, how can anyone be surprised?