Message from McCain campaign:
The NYT ... said that when McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” he "conjur(ed) up another loaded racial image. The phrase dealing the race card 'from the bottom of the deck' entered the national lexicon during the O.J. Simpson saga. Robert Shapiro, one of Mr. Simpson’s lawyers, famously declared of himself, Johnny Cochran and the rest of the Simpson defense team, 'Not only did we play the race card, we dealt it from the bottom of the deck.'"
Cochran defended O.J. Simpson, a black man who murdered a white woman!
I've seen the McCain campaign play the race card, especially this week.
I've seen the Obama campaign try very hard to not play the race card, despite some harassment by some disaffected black folks.