I saw the ad, that wasn't racist.
The Playmates were white. If they had used a black Playmate,
would that have been OK?
Sexist, lowest common thread, sure...but,not racist.
Did you hear and see what they were saying about Steele, Blackwell,
and Swann? Democratic Party bloggers used blackface, shoeshine,
lots of slime, and they publicly said things that were overtly racist
about them - for months. The locals in PA and Maryland and
Ohio were after these guys with everything they had, including
racist comments and tactics.
Ford's past caught up to him. His family line of scandals in politics
were brought back to the news cycle. That did him in, and his
silly stalking of Corker too on camera. The guy did what Allen did,
he found defeat from being ahead early on. Don't worry, he'll
try again. He garnered a lot of votes. He'll have to beat Tim McGraw
first. He wants to be a Senator, and he's a Democrat.
I'm not saying Ford himself had any scandals, but, the GOP did remind
voters what the Ford family had been up to for years in the state.
The GOP put up a record number of hispanic, black, asian, and female
candidates in 2006. The hispanic Democrats across the nation made
big strides too.
I did not hear one racist comment when it came to Lynn Swann.
On the other hand if Swann was smart there are some questionable things that Rendell has said as the mayor of Philadelphia that there happened to be videotape of.
Lynn Swann came to Philadelphia ONCE.
Even Santorum had a couple of debates at the Constitution Center in downtown Philadelphia.
So you telling me what I know in my own state is laughable.
He tried to do what these Republicans senators who lost tried as well.
You can't win a state by just going to the strong party counties and districts, you have to take a chance and go into the places where there is strong opposition.
I have heard some things about Blackwell.
I felt he deserved being called an Uncle Tom though after the 2004 elections in Ohio.
I have heard things about Steele but the black celebrities went after his policies not the man himself.
He was always treated with respect when I've seen him on Bill Maher compared to other Republicans.
When it comes to Ford, would it have been different if it was a black playmate?
In a conservative state like Tennessee HELL YES.
We're talking about a state who outlawed the theory of evolution last century.
Racism is still alive and well in Tennessee along with many other outdated ideologies.