From Andrew:

My view: whoever brings up Ayers loses. People are worried about their 401ks and their jobs.

Basically. I think McCain stepped into it on this one. People are giving him praise for holding back on Wright, but that's just smart--it's in his interest to hold back on Wright. Excepting the neanderthals stroking their monkey dolls, no one cares. People are losing their retirement and their kids' college funds. I know some of us think of white racism as this force that trumps all. But everything I know about this country says that there is a power even greater than "The Nigras are merrryin our daughters!!" The power of the dollar. It will be our damnation--but it will be our savior first.

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