John McCain called Barack Obama “that one.”
Wow. May be some racist undertones there.
McCain is a privileged white man in his 70s.
If you’re an American in your 60s or older right now, black or white, you have some deep-seated conclusions about race that you came to decades ago. These are tied closely with fear, anger, jealousy, guilt, and self-loathing.
The younger crowd carries a lot of this baggage, too, but there’s hope for a lot of us.
As for McCain, maybe there was no racial condescension intended. Sure seemed like it, though, and I’m not in the least surprised.