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  •  true, but (1+ / 0-)
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    part of the reason McCain is getting such a free pass is that there's no horse race on the Repub side.  McCain was the only palatable nominee...

    The MSM are focused on Obama/Clinton because it drives ratings, but once it's Obama/McCain, that will be "where the money's at" and they will hammer him too.  It will be impossible not to hammer him given all the ammunition Obama will be giving them every time he speaks.

    Also, I don't buy the independents being mobilized against the left because of race.  For them, "It's the economy stupid."  And to a lesser extent, the war.

    •  OK, but please quickly look at WSJ comment above (0+ / 0-)

      i definitely don't think that this diary (and issue of the MLK Holiday) is vulnerable to being exploited by the right, but what the right will try to do is to lump these sorts of legitimate criticisms together with the illegitimate ones, such as the one the WSJ focused on yesterday.  

      -- call your Senators on PEPFAR reauthorization (U.S. global AIDS Bill)

      by distraught on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 12:32:08 PM PDT

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      •  I agree that... (2+ / 0-)
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        the way to paint McCain is not so much as "racist" which puts people's backs up as "out of touch" which allows people to feel superior.  

        And that is exactly how Obama has been branding McCain already, i.e. "linked to the failed policies of the past" and other comments.

        The truth is the right will distort and lie to make their points no matter what is said.  

        But I hear you that making "racism" a central theme is a loser.  The same way the right (and apparently Hillary) won't come out and say "He's too Black!" we cannot come out and say "He's too white!"  Neither one is true and neither one is the point.

        •  yeah, cool (1+ / 0-)
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          i think it's obvious that McCain (or at least others on the Right) will try to make racism a defining issue this year, and I don't want to play that game.

          Obama's path--the one you described so well above--is the way to go.

          nice to talk to you

          -- call your Senators on PEPFAR reauthorization (U.S. global AIDS Bill)

          by distraught on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 12:52:52 PM PDT

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