I other words: The Romney campaign—and many pundits on the right—would like to remind all you “real” Americans that Obama is, you know, foreign-looking. As if you hadn’t remembered or noticed. They just want to make sure you remember that whatever image you have of an “American” or the “average Joe” (a man, white, probably lives in the suburbs, or at least in a nice middle class neighborhood with other families like his), Obama doesn’t fit it. He has that “funny” name and was raised in “foreign” countries (like Indonesia and Hawaii) and/or lived in “urban” environments. But it’s not about race. Oh, no. Not that. Don’t put words in their mouths.
Note how the headline on Jake Tapper’s Obama dog story changed from this morning. Seems Jake was getting too much credit/blame for the story. It also didn’t help that Google News posted Tapper’s story with this unfortunate headline. “I wasn’t saying that was MY argument, it was the Romney campaign argument. I had to spell it out,” Tapper emphasized on Twitter. (thanks The Daily What)
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