Let’s be clear: the reason McCain has gone on and on about Bill Ayers but hasn’t mentioned in six months Jeremiah Wright is because Ayers is white and Wright is black. McCain is terrified that if he mentions Wright, Republicans will be smeared as racists.
Well, guess what? Republicans are being smeared as racists anyway. Heck, Obama smeared Bill Clinton as racist. Of course, the Obama forces were going to do it to the GOP.
The question for Republicans was never whether or not they are going to get smeared as racists. The question was always whether they were going to wind up a smeared winner—or a smeared loser.
McCain chose the latter.
Why can’t you run against the real Obama without talking about race? Because the real Barack is all about race.
Obama’s leftism doesn’t derive from any particular ideological conviction. Instead it’s utterly an outgrowth of his race. Leftism is his way of reassuring other blacks—and himself—of what he himself calls in his autobiography his “racial credentials”. By spending 23 years in the business of, in effect, taking money from whites and giving it to blacks, Obama, who is half white by nature and utterly non-black by nurture, proves that he is “black enough” to other blacks and to himself.