“The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign. “The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way,” says the proposal, which was overseen by Fred Davis and commissioned by Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade. Mr. Ricketts is increasingly putting his fortune to work in conservative politics. The $10 million plan, one of several being studied by Mr. Ricketts, includes preparations for how to respond to the charges of race-baiting it envisions if it highlights Mr. Obama’s former ties to Mr. Wright, who espouses what is known as “black liberation theology. The group suggested hiring as a spokesman an “extremely literate conservative African-American” who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.” This plan was never implemented it was presented but yesterday Mitt Romney denounced the plan and Joe Ricketts, super pac contributor has said it was never to be used. So how much responsibilty does a candidate have for their supporters? A few weeks ago the Democrats were forced to apologize for statements made by Hilary Rosen? Was that fair? is this fair? Share your thoughts.
Is it fair to slam Mitt Romney for a plan that never launched?
By musesofamom, on May 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, chicago politics, CNN, Current Events, Democratic Party, Democrats, Joe ricketts, Mitt Romney, Morning Joe, MSNBC, nbc, News, politics, President Barack Obama, President Obama, race, racism, Republicans, Rev. jeremiah wright, television, Today Show. 3 Comments
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