Democrat Creigh Deeds, in yesterday's Virginia gubernatorial debate: "There's a hint of racism in some of the opposition to President Obama. That is crystal clear."Miller also notes this intriguing news:
Republican Bob McDonnell disagreed: "I don't see it and I don't feel it. . . . I think these are ideas that are fought over public policy."
Black Entertainment Television network co-founder Sheila C. Johnson, who endorsed McDonnell in July, also rejected the idea that the anger seen in town hall rallies and conservative "tea parties" is race-based.Smitty and I were having a Twitter conversation about this year's Virginia campaign with another conservative activist, who like Smitty lives in Northern Virginia. If McDonnell wins, it will be despite the fumbling incompetence of his campaign team, who seem determined to repeat the disastrous performance turned in by Dick Wadhams in the spectacularly mismanaged George Allen catastrophe.
"I don't buy it at all. We've really got to stop doing this, stop bringing this up," said Johnson, who had been a major donor to Obama, Gov. and Democratic National Committee chairman Timothy M. Kaine and other Democrats through 2008.
"Strategists," my left butt-cheek. These stupid Republican sons of bitches never call me . . .