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McCain Shows Obama With Blonde White Women

A new TV ad by John McCain flashes images of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears and suggests Senator Obama is a celebrity and little more.

But that’s not really the story.

The story here is about linking a black man to blonde white women. This is just what Tennessee Republicans did with black U.S. Senate nominee Harold Ford in 2006.

The people who make these ads know what they are doing.

Senator McCain has already said Senator Obama would lose a war in order to win an election. Mr. McCain will say and do anything.

Senator McCain voted against the Martin Luther King holiday. He now says he is sorry. 

The McCain campaign could only find two blonde white women to put in that ad?

July 31, 2008 - Posted by | Campaign 2008, Politics | , , , , , , , ,


  1. It’s wrong! The image is historical racism. The fear of a Black man and the innocent white girl. Can we all say, “the cult of white womanhood or “Birth of a Nation?” Mr. McCain does not need to do these things to win. He’s a senior senator with a stellar record; but, this stupid and terrible ad illustrates the sublime racism that has surfaced in this presidential season.

    Comment by Vibert White | July 31, 2008

  2. I would disagree that Mr. McCain has a good record, but I would go with the idea that this is a lousy ad.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 31, 2008

  3. I would agree that the ad is designed to trade on the racist (albeit unacknowledged in many) racial fear in many. Go back to some of the so called “liberal” statements during civil rights movement – “I have no problem with them _______, but would you want your daughter/sister marrying one” is probably one of the more memorable. Again, just as this ad it conjures up deep seated fears …

    I think the ad goes beyond terrible/lousy/stupid. I find it despicable and smacks of a campaign that feels it is losing and can’t win on its own merits.


    Comment by WD | August 1, 2008

  4. Thanks for this comment. Nothing I can to say to improve it.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 1, 2008

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