Sometimes Barack unknowingly descends into self-parody, and all John McCain and my fellow Republicans are trying to do is to help him set more realistic expectations for himself. The reason many of McCain’s ads are about Barack is because that’s the decision the voters are making here — whether Senator Obama is ready to lead and whether he has the best solutions for the country. That’s the question McCain is asking in this ad, and in the ‘celeb’ ad. John McCain has gone out of his way to avoid anything that could even remotely be considered racist or anything playing into the stereotype of folks who still believe that Obama is a Muslim. If Senator Obama really wants us to stop talking about his race, then he should stop bringing it up.
I know there are some random people who want our main objection to Barack to be about that, or about the rumor that he is secretly a scary Muslim, but this has never been the position of the McCain campaign. McCain has thrown people under his bus for just using Barack’s middle name. How can Senator Obama honestly say that all this talk is McCain’s fault? I think the senator needs to get a thicker skin, or he will never survive 4-8 years in the White House.