Thursday, July 31, 2008

Going Low

Barack Obama made a lot of claims about being a new type of politician, one who would take the high road. That doesn't match his rhetoric. In a recent speech he insisted that Bush and McCain (he seems to think that Bush is still running) will use racist appeals.
Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they're going to try to do is make you scared of me," Obama said. "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 the dollar bills.
This is the same reason that Obama gave for refusing public financing. He said that he needed to gather more money to combat the racist that McCain is sure to run. Considering that McCain's current ad equates Obama with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, Obama's assertion seems a bit unlikely.

I would go further and say that Obama's insistence that white candidates will automatically conduct racist campaigns is offensive and racist on its own.

Unfortunately, if Obama looses then we will be hearing for years about the racist campaign that smeared him, even if no such campaign ever existed.

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