September 9, 2008
McCain Ad Ties Sex With Race
In today’s trip to the swamp, the McCain campaign’s latest attack video ostensibly targets the Obama’s education plan.
… Except, the issue serves as nothing more than a foil to intimate that Obama — shown in the screen shot with a smarmy grin and his coat looking frumpy — desires to sexualize the lives of young children. More odious, however, it’s also an example of the McCain campaign playing the race card, activating stereotypes of the black man — seeming to gaze dreamily at something below (or shorter than) him — as driven by sexual appetite.
(screen shot: McCain for President)