Sen. Barack Obama responded Friday to recent race card attacks by Sen. John McCain, saying it's a "typical pattern" for the Arizona senator's campaign.With his clever "Celeb" ad, John McCain had every reason to criticize and make fun of the liberal press' fawning coverage of Barack Obama that's literally put him on the celebutante level of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. To anyone that's not a liberal, it's easy to see that in covering this presidential campaign, the Obamaniacs in the media have allowed their personal feelings (over 70% of the mediots vote Democratic) to get in the way of fair and balanced reporting. That's why the idea by Obama partisans that the Hilton?Spears ad has negative or racial undertones is absurd. As a matter of fact McCain has made it clear from day one that he will have nothing to do with racial smears, esp. those coming from idiot Republicans factions on the far Right. It was Barack who brought race into the campaign with his quip about "he doesn't look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills", this line coming from a man who likens himself to be the post-racial candidate. Instead, Barack Obama continues to be a hypocrite.
"I was in Union, Missouri, which is 98 percent white -- a rural, conservative [city]. And what I said was what I think everybody knows, which is that I don't look like I came out of central casting when it comes to presidential candidates," he said in an interview with Florida's St. Petersburg Times newspaper and Bay News 9.
"There was nobody there who thought at all that I was trying to inject race in this," he said. "What this has become, I think, is a typical pattern from the McCain campaign, whether it's Paris Hilton or Britney or this phony allegation that I wouldn't visit troops. They seem to be focused on a negative campaign. What I think our campaign wants to do is focus on the issues that matter to American families."
At three stops in the battleground state of Missouri on Tuesday, Obama told audiences that his opponent is trying to make voters "scared" of him because he doesn't look like past presidents -- an apparent reference to being black -- and has a "funny name."