The North Carolina Republican Party is planning to run an ad that links Obama's Reverend Wright's stupid, inflamatory remarks to Democratic gubernatorial candidates.
McCain Asks NC GOP to Pull Ad Attacking Obama is an NPR article on the controversy. It includes an interview with the NC GOP party head, who claims that this is about the First Amendment and about the judgment of the Democratic candidates.
It's crap. They are trying to make it about race. Pure and simple. They want to get their NASCAR fan constituency out to the polls and the visual of Rev. Wright will get the job done. The idea that this is about judgment just doesn't pass the laugh test.
This is the type of thing that keeps me from wanting to live in (or even visit) the south.
Soundtrack: NRBQ (At Yankee Stadium), Bruce Springsteen (Born to Run)