Couple of things about Obama’s reaction to McCain’s latest ad (Britney, Paris). 1) It’s clear he’s going to play the race card all the way to November, and maybe beyond. If you criticize him, you’re a racist, to one degree or another. Obama is the uncriticizable, unopposable candidate: If you breathe a word against him, you must don the scarlet R (for you know what). 2) The guy’s supposed to be super-bright, and I suppose he is. But he keeps making one gaffe after another. The latest: “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, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.” Um, there’s actually only one president on the dollar bill. If Quayle had said that . . .
One more thing: Obama is saying – pretty explicitly – that, if you’re against him, you’re a racist. (You’re saying, “He doesn’t look like all those other presidents.”) Will no one call him on it?