Chicago, Illinois (WiredPRNews.com) — The campaign of Senator John McCain accused Senator Barack Obama of playing the “race card” by remarking that Republicans will try to scare voters by saying that he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.” The exchange that took place between the competitors propelled racial politics to the front and center of the general elections after it became the subtext between Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Obama.
This all came because McCain’s campaign was intensifying attacks in order to try and throw the Democratic opponent off course before the conventions. McCain later added that it is completely negative, wrong, shameful and divisive to have issued a statement of that magnitude.
While leveling the charge, MCain’s campaign head pointed out to the comments that Obama made in Missouri when he responded to the rise in negative tones and advertisements that were coming from the McCain campaign. It includes one which compares Obama to the celebrity status of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.
Steve Schmidt, the person who takes care of the daily operations of the campaign, reported, “The McCain campaign was compelled to respond to this outrageous attack because we will not allow John McCain to be smeared by Senator Obama as a racist for offering legitimate criticism.”
Howard Wolfson, the communications director of the campaign said that the movement has been watching the primary too carefully and has recognized that how damaging it was to be given the race baiting charge.
Wired Elections Reporter