McCain Agrees With Davis That Obama Played Race Card

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."

JOHN KING, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Your campaign — says he’s playing a race card by saying that, by saying that you’re trying to scare people, make them think this guy doesn’t look like past presidents.


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.


KING: OK. So I —

MCCAIN: I’ll let the American people judge.

McCain Agrees With Davis That Obama Played Race Card