Race and Ethnicity Never Far from Presidential Campaign

By Beth Reinhard  July 25, 2012 | 10:24 a.m.

  • The racially offensive remark by an unnamed adviser to Republican Mitt Romney– if the painfully thin Daily Telegraph story is to be believed — is likely to be described as the injection of race, ethnicity and nationality in what has been a colorblind campaign.

    While the comment may be the most blatant reference to President Obama’s background in the 2012 race, it is hardly the first. Or the last.

    “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser reportedly said of Romney, who arrived in London Wednesday. “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”  Read More…