Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Race Card


June 27 : McCain campaign releases ad. with Obama's face on the hundred-dollar bill.
(see it here:

July 30 : (video) Obama says in a campaign speech in Springfield, Missouri:

So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they're going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He's risky. That's essentially the argument they're making.

July 31 : McCain campaign manager Rick Davis:
Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It's divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.

July 31-August 3 - the media goes on and on and on about the race card, essentially letting McCain and his new crew of Rove disciples hijack the discourse.