In one paragraph Barack Obama admits to playing the race card and then played it again on Saturday during a campaign event in Florida.
The Trail reported:
“I don’t think it’s accurate to say my comments have nothing to do with race,” he told reporters here. But, he elaborated, “here’s what I was saying, and I think it should be undisputed: I don’t come out of central casting when it comes to presidential races, for a whole range of reasons. I’m young, new to the national scene. My name is Barack Obama. I’m African American. I was born in Hawaii. I spent time in Indonesia. I do not have the typical biography of a presidential candidate.”
From that, he said, the McCain campaign has tried to portray him as “risky.”
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“In no way do I think John McCain’s campaign was being racist,” he concluded. “They’re cynical, and I think they want to distract people from the real issues.”
How very Clintonesque.
Obama admitted to playing the card in southern Missouri and then, just in case you missed what he was saying, he doubled down on race in the next paragraph.
UPDATE: Rasmussen reported today that: “Only 22% Say McCain Ad Racist, But Over Half (53%) See Obama Dollar-bill Comment That Way”
That’s gotta hurt.