Over at The Daily Dish Andrew has published a post from a Publican about how they really, really respect Obama.
Fine - I'm sure that many of them do but that's not the issue. Just wait till Obama wins the primaries and gets chosen as the Democratic candidate for President. That's when the boys that run the Republican Party will get their Swift Boaters going. Its gonna be fascinating to watch how quickly the Publicans attacks morph into plain old racism. The Publican power structure will have a real job keeping hold of their racist component - they will need to let them out to try and do a bit of damage to Obama but once out of the box its gonna be impossible to keep 'em from going wild.
Things will get nasty and anybody who thinks this race is gonna be about "the issues" is nuts.