Of presumption and racism

I don't really know if the presumption meme that people keep affixing to Obama is racist. Frankly I don't think it much matters. More importantly, I think Dana Milbank should own up to getting his facts wrong. I also don't get Harold Ford's angle. Why is he giving Obama advice? Didn't he lose? I kind of see the point about Obama needing to lose "the suit" and roll up his sleeves--but then not really. It sounds like the sort of warmed-over consultant-speak we see in the media all the time.