Barely mentioning Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama said he was open to campaigning with McCain in “town hall” events. But he also warned that controversial issues such as McCain’s ties to the Keating Five savings and loan scandal are fair game, and he called McCain’s proposal for a temporary halt in the federal gasoline tax a pander and a gimmick.
“So rather than an abstract set of questions about, ‘Is he too liberal, is he too conservative, how do voters handle an African American, et cetera,’ I think this is going to be a very concrete contest around very specific plans for how we improve the lives of Americans and our vision for the future,” he said.
Fine, as Obama indictated his ties to Rev. Wright are fair game…Right? What about Obama’s ties to Tony Rezko? Bill Ayers?
The trick screw to this IS, the second paragraph, emphasis. If you speak of Rev. Wright and his hatred for country and whites, are you not speaking of “how do voters handle an African American”?