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Roundtable: McCain, Obama Spar Over Racial Politics

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Roundtable: McCain, Obama Spar Over Racial Politics

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Roundtable: McCain, Obama Spar Over Racial Politics

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The presidential contest between Barack Obama and John McCain has been marred by accusations of race-baiting. Getty Images hide caption

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Last week, presumptive Republican nominee John McCain accused rival Barack Obama of playing the race card.

He also launched a campaign ad, painting the Illinois senator as a superficial celebrity type.

Some say McCain's message plays on racial divides.

Offering insight are Rob Redding, publisher of the Redding News Review, and Anthony Bradley, creator of The Institute blog.