In an interview to air on CNN this evening, John McCain agrees with the analysis of aide Rick Davis that Barack Obama played the race card when he said, “[W]hat they’re saying is, well, we know we’re not very good, but you can’t risk electing Obama. You know, he’s new, he’s — he doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency.”
Is that a fair criticism for Rick Davis to say that the Obama campaign is playing the race card?
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It is. I’m sorry to say that it is. It’s legitimate. And we don’t — there’s no place in this campaign for that. There’s no place for it and we shouldn’t be doing it.
KING: They say that’s not the case.
MCCAIN: OK, John.
KING: OK. So I —
MCCAIN: I’ll let the American people judge.