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Obama: McCain camp not racist, but 'cynical' in raising doubts about him

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posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 02:29 PM
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Obama: McCain camp not racist, but 'cynical' in raising doubts about him


www.latimes.com

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Trying to put an end to a week's worth of sniping between the presidential candidates over which of them was playing the race card, Democrat Barack Obama said today that John McCain's campaign was not racist, only cynical in encouraging voter concerns about his candidacy.

"In no way do I think that John McCain's campaign is racist," Obama said during a morning press conference at a Cape Canaveral, Fla., hotel. "I think they're being cynical. I think they want to distract people from talking about real issues."

The McCain camp accused Obama last week of playing the "race card" when he told rural crowds in Missouri that Republicans would use scare tactics to highlight that Obama, the first African American with a shot at the presidency, does not look like "all those presidents on the dollar bills."
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posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 02:29 PM
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The great conspiracy of 2008 will be the fact that Americans will be forced to ultimately choose between, and accept the winner of these two candidates.

The crime will be that Americans will be further divided alone racial lines as a result.

If they keep "playing the race card" they may ignite racial conflict, perhaps even a race war.

United we may stand, by patriotic choice or not, but divided we will fall.

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[edit on 2-8-2008 by The_Alarmist2012]



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 02:59 PM
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So the McCain camp ("typical white person") is not racist...ok. I just wish we could say the same thing about the obama camp!



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 04:44 PM
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blog.washingtonpost.com...


First, Obama campaign officials, lacking any example of McCain ever pointing directly or indirectly at Obama's race as an issue in the campaign, have backpedaled rapidly away from any suggestion that their Republican opponent is using the very tactics Obama suggested on Wednesday.
Campaign manager David Plouffe was pressed hard during a conference call on Thursday for examples and could not point to any. An inquiry to the Obama campaign later in the day produced no immediate response and later no answer to a direct question asking for evidence to buttress Obama's suggestion that McCain would try to scare people into not voting for Obama because he's black.



This is just too much. Now the Obama campaign is backing off the talking points created by the media? After 2 days of the media trying to claim it was McCain who played the race card, its going to be hard for them to explain away this one. It seems reality was just too much to contend with this time.

It also proves all this hand wringing about the GOP going after Obama for his race was totally contrived.

[edit on 2-8-2008 by Dronetek]



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 05:50 PM
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Why can't he be man enough to admit he played the race card, screwed up, or whatever other term he wants to use. Bottom line is that is exactly what he did. Instead of admitting he is trying to twist to his advantage. A man can gain more respect if he just owns up to his wrongs. He won't admit that he was wrong about the surge or playing the race card. If you can criticize Bush for not admitting that he is wrong you should hold Obama to the same standard.





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