Obama Plays Race Card, Says McCain Camp

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John McCain campaign manager Rick Davis – the man who began the Paris Hilton/Barack Obama comparison – today said that the Democratic presidential hopeful has been playing the proverbial race card:

“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” said Rick Davis, in a statement issued from the McCain campaign. “It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”

Yesterday in Missouri, Obama predicted McCain and the GOP would use racially-tinged attacks against him.

“What they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Obama said. “You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

An Obama spokesman denied that the line about “dollar bills” was related to the Democrat’s race.

Hmmm, we don’t know if we believe that, but we do believe Davis is making a stretch with this “race card” comment. But, you know, that campaign’s running scared after weeks of gaffes and lackluster press appearances. It must be sad for them.