Sauce for the Gander

by Roger Clegg

Last week I criticized the Obama campaign for an ad making a race-based appeal; it’s not as bad, but I don’t like this Republican ad either, which focuses on the bad economy’s effect on Latinos:

It’s one thing to appeal to people because they are farmers or veterans or have lost their jobs or whatever; it’s something else to appeal to them because of their race or ethnicity. Exception: It’s okay to promise to protect a racial or ethnic group from being deliberately discriminated against, but that’s not what’s at issue here.

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