And while the rest of us may be surprised by the recent turn of events, Obama was not:
If running around screaming “Ayers” while the economy is imploding is not evidence of the “We don’t have anything to offer but he is risky” McCain campaign, I don’t know what is. If you remember correctly, directly after that speech on July 30th, the Republicans went into freak out mode:
John McCain’s campaign manager is accusing Barack Obama of unfairly using the issue of race, a significant accusation in a campaign featuring the first African-American major party nominee.
“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” said Rick Davis, in a statement issued from the McCain campaign. “It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”
Yesterday in Missouri, Obama predicted McCain and the GOP would use racially tinged attacks against him.
He plays long ball. He knew what they were going to do. And that is why they panicked. Obama is running the most disciplined and best campaign I have ever seen.