Wasn't it Aravosis who said yesterday that the racism charges were coming from mostly black leaders? Well, not this black leader. Smart move by Ford. I wish most Republicans had the guts to say the same.
He does say the ad is smutty, which I think is a little bit pushing it, since the ad was going after him for allegedly attending a Playboy party-- a problem he compounded by not being straight in owning up to it.
I, for one, am apparently a bit more libertarian on this issue than social conservatives or the suddenly very prudish liberal Dems decrying this ad. I don't have a big problem with Ford attending a Playboy party, although I think it's fair game, politically, and could be an issue for him with social cons and, perhaps, married women swing voters.
I also don't have a big problem with the sexual nature of the RNC ad. Carol Lin called the "bimbo" in the ad a "prostitute" yesterday. For real? If strapless shirts now mean "prostitute," I'm gonna have to rethink some of my wardrobe choices. She's a Playmate. She's a party grirl. She's not a prostitute, for goodness sake. All in all, it's pretty tame.