As my colleague Brent Baker previously reported, Wolf Blitzer opened Friday's "CNN Election Center" with Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama's disgusting warning that the Republicans will play the race card in order to defeat him in November:
We know what kind of campaign they're going to run. They're going to try to make you afraid. They're going to try to make you afraid of me. They're going to say you know what, "He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. Did I mention he's black?"
Blitzer played this soundbite a few hours earlier during the 6PM installment of "The Situation Room," and Jack Cafferty called Obama's comments "very shrewd" and "pretty much on the mark."
I kid you not.
Here's Cafferty's full statement concerning this matter (video embedded upper right):
Very shrewd. Very shrewd to put this out there now before they do, because they will. What is the word they use, you inoculate yourself against this stuff by putting it out there first. He's nobody's fool. It's pretty funny and it -- but it's probably also pretty much on the mark. I wouldn't be a bit surprised that if -- you know, it's already on the Web sites and the Internet, this kind of slimy stuff. And, you know, you'll get these 527 attack ads going and there will be veiled references to all of this stuff. So it's probably pretty shrewd on his part to touch on all of it right now.
Why hasn't CNN sent this guy to MSNBC where he belongs?