William A. Jacobson:
According to Jonathan Capehart of WaPo, there is a very dangerous ad running by the RNC.
I have seen this ad numerous times, and didn’t think it was that great:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFErH4-c9p4[/youtube]
Capehart, however, sees danger, It’s not OK to ignore this pro-Romney ad:
… what bothers me is that last line spoken by the narrator as we see a black-and-white still image of a downward looking Obama.
He tried. You tried. It’s OK to make a change.
Millions of Americans were swept up in the drama of the 2008 presidential contest and were proud to cast a ballot that helped elect the first African American president of the United States. Doing so was and will remain one of our nation’s crowning achievements. But there’s no denying that many of those same millions have soured on Obama because of what they believe he hasn’t been able to achieve. Yet, they are conflicted…
So what’s the problem here?
The danger, according to Capehart, is that this narrative may remove the race card as a factor (emphasis mine):