McCain Camp: Obama Playing 'Race Card'

Calls Dem's comment that he doesn't look like other prezs 'shameful'
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2008 2:29 PM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – John McCain’s campaign adviser accused Barack Obama today of having “played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” reports the New York Daily News. The Dem had yesterday described how opponents would use fear against him, saying, “You know, ‘he’s not patriotic enough…he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.’”

Expounded Rick Davis, “It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.” An Obama rep was nonplussed: “There is nothing more to this than the fact that he was describing that he was new to the political scene…It is not about race.” (Read more Barack Obama stories.)