. . . Wednesday October 15, 2008

The Race for the Black House

The racial under(and over)tones of the McCain attack campaign on Barack Obama are so pervasive, I often wonder if some of the gems pass straight from the unconscious to the campaign trail without the handlers even noticing them.

In the last week, McCain has joyfully indicated that he plans to “whip” Obama in the debate and his team has started using the theme from Rocky at campaign stops (you know, Rocky, the white dude with a fondness for turtles who fought the flashy black champion).

Some have pointed out that, at least in the first movie, Rocky lost. I think it is more telling (especially in light of McCain’s Veep pick) that Rocky – much as we all loved the lug – was an absolute fucking idiot.

Concentration is important!