"They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black?The fact that Obama is young and inexperienced -- prior to 2005, he was an Illinois state legislator -- is fair game. But have the Republicans ever made an issue of Obama's race? No, nor are they ever likely to do so.
Obama's trying to play the victim, and if he keeps it up, he will generate a backlash. Americans are going to have a hard time believing a Harvard Law graduate who owns a $1.65 million home is a victim.
UPDATE: Ed Morrisey:
The ironic part of this argument is that it ignores the tactics his fellow Democrats used in the primary. . . . It was, after all, staffers on the Hillary Clinton campaign that sent the photo of Obama in African garb to the Drudge Report. It was Bill Clinton who suggested that Obama’s victory in South Carolina was no more significant than Jesse Jackson’s in 1988.When Democrats do it, nobody notices.