Statements including and referring to or implying the the skin color of, the Democratic Party nominee for president, regardless of meaning of the one speaking the words by the speaker, regardless of the history of racial relations in the United States-from the start of colonization of the Colonies. are labelled racist.
The Obama campaign takes it when they can get it. It keeps quiet when the word is forcefully used like yelling fire in a theatre.
Mr. Obama has the nomination, despite his skin color. He can win or loose the election based upon his skill as a politician. as a community organizer of the national body politic. He does not need people yelling fire or racism, or does he? It is up to him to demonstrate what his words mean.
Is November 5 going to be like the last scene in the movie “The Candidate” when the nominee asks his campaign chief, “Now what?”