Virginia State Democratic Rep. Louise Lucas, an official Obama surrogate who is a member of his Virginia “Truth Team,” says Mitt Romney is seeking the support white voters who oppose President Obama because he is black.
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What I am saying to you is Mitt Romney, he’s speaking to a segment of the population, who does not like to see people other than a White man in a White House or any other elected position.
Let’s be real clear about it… let’s be real clear Mitt Romney is speaking to a group of people out there who don’t like folks like Barack Obama in any elected or leadership position. We know what’s going on here and some people may be afraid to say it but I am not. I am not afraid to say it.
He’s speaking to that fringe out there who do not want to see anybody other than a white person in a leadership position. Senator Miller said it before she died and I agreed with her. They don’t want President Barack Obama in office as President and for all the reasons that you and I and alot of other people understand.
Or a listen:
Some would argue that this is part of the Obama campaign’s effort to gin up minority support by introducing race into the campaign. But while the Obama campaign and the White House do appear to be playing the race card, this seems more to me like just an ignorant person shooting her mouth off.
Nevertheless, the Obama campaign and the administration have laid the groundwork for this through various means, like creating an African American branch of the campaign, suggesting that voter ID drives are racially motivated, and sending Vice President Biden out to raise stir the racial pot with Latin Americans.
The job of the “Truth Team,” which was handpicked by the Obama campaign, is to promote Obama. The Obama campaign needs to repudiate Ms. Lucas’s comments and throw her off the team. Otherwise, her words are theirs.
H/T to the John Fredericks Show in Hampton Roads, Va., on which Ms. Lucas spoke.