McCain Campaign Accuses Obama Of Playing Race Card

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

John McCain's campaign is accusing Barack Obama of playing racial politics.

Campaigning Wednesday in Missouri, Obama said McCain doesn't have "a real answer" to the challenges that the nation faces. Instead, he said the Republican presidential candidate and his allies would try to make voters scared of Obama by saying "he's not patriotric enough," or "he's got a funny name" and "he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

McCain campaign manager Rick Davis says Obama is playing the race card "from the bottom of the deck." Davis calls the remarks "divisive, negative, shameful and wrong."

An Obama spokesman says the Democratic candidate's remarks were "not about race." Robert Gibbs says the Illinois senator was simply saying he's "new to the political scene" and doesn't come in with the history of others or "decades in Washington."

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  • by javaughn Location: c/s on Aug 3, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    I think mccain is turuning the comment into a race thing because at the end of day obama is telling the truth and he wants you to see it from his point of veiw
  • by Dan Location: C/S on Jul 31, 2008 at 10:19 AM
    Why can't we all just be Americans?
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