There is a power struggle in the Republican Party. I saw this struggle coming months ago when it became clear that John McCain was going to be the Republican candidate for President. Since losing the Republican primary in 2000 John McCain has steadily dumped his own party for 8 years. John McCain made a name for himself as a liberal enabler or, as they say in the media, a maverick.
Senator McCain apparently wants to conduct this years presidential race on the basis that he is going to play nice with the opposing team. Apparently this includes not criticizing the character of his potential opponents.
This week the RNC in North Carolina let out an ad for the gubernatorial race criticizing Obama and the Democrat candidates for Governor. The criticism is directed toward Obama's association with lunatic, racist pastor Jeremiah Wright and his anti-America/anti-Caucasian rhetoric.
Senator McCain demanded that the ad be ditched as he found the ad "deplorable." And the struggle ensues. McCain has made it clear that he does not need conservatives and that he does not respect conservatives; and now he wants to issue marching orders? I don't think so.
Is race a factor in this election? Yes. Is racism is a factor in this election? You bet. Are there people out there who will not vote for Obama because he is black? Absolutely. Are there also people who will vote for Obama specifically because he is black? Without a doubt.
Let me make this perfectly clear to everyone. Criticizing Barack Obama's character, policies and associations is not racist. I don't like Barack Obama's socialist policies, I don't like his elitist attitude, I don't like his assumption people want more government and I don't like his apparent dislike of this country. And it is not racist to say so.