Jimmy Carter isn't the only grand old man of the Democratic Party to see racism in the opposition to Barack Obama's agenda. Walter Mondale, Carter's VP and the subject of a new documentary, said last night that "Having lived through those years, when civil rights was such a bitter issue, I know that some of that must still be around." The 1984 presidential nominee added: "I don't like saying it."
"I don't want to pick a person, say, he's a racist, but I do think the way they're piling on Obama, the harshness, you kind of feel it," Mondale said. "I think I see an edge in them that's a little bit different and a little harsher than I've seen in other times."