“Kathleen Hall Jamieson, an authority on political communications at the University of Pennsylvania, said overt racial references are risky. But more subtle ads might stir doubts in voters’ minds that could lead, in part, to racially tinged subjects, she said.
“The appeal that suggests that Senator Obama is ‘out of touch with American values’ invites audiences to ask what ‘American’ means,” Jamieson said. Are voters being asked to link Obama to Wright’s anti-American remarks? she said. “To question his patriotism? To fill in their fears and stereotypes? Foreigner? Muslim? For some, that appeal may elicit race-based reactions.”
You see what this means right? It means that if I disagree with Obama on anything, let’s say economy, I am in the end a racist.
This will be the one stupid fallacious point that the Democrats will play this time. It is pathetic. Unfortunately, it might work.