Clarice Feldman at American Thinker quotes Lt. Col. Allen West’s response to Obama’s wild accusation that the Republicans will somehow use race as a way to frighten voters and here it is (
BTW, we couldn’t find the original source of Lt. Col. West’s comment but will report it when it is located See Clarice’s comment below–thx, Clarice!)…
My advice to Senator Obama is to run as a Man and Leader, and the American people will evaluate you as such, not as a victim. This is a Presidential race, based solely on a capacity to lead the United States of America. It is not about skin tone…however, perhaps we should come to expect these immature statements.
It also seems rather humorous that the Presidential candidate who was supposed to be such a “uniter” and transcend race is the one talking about it the most. If Senator Obama was confident in his abilities and character, he would not need to create a crutch for failure. Senator Obama has just tipped his hand, any criticism of him and his policies will be directly attributed to racism. I congratulate Senator Obama for taking race relations in America back some 30 years.