The Presidential Race Card

"A Washington nonprofit group with ties to the Republican Party is airing radio ads ... asking if U.S. Senator John Kerry takes 'the black community for granted?'" The group, People of Color United, was founded last week by DC Parents For School Choice, which supports school vouchers. Major GOP donor J. Patrick Rooney gave $30,000 towards the ad campaign. Rooney, who is white, said, "For 21 years I have gone to an all-black church. ... I'm one of them. I don't know what it has to do with health savings accounts." Rooney's former and current firms specialize in health savings accounts, which "were created by President Bush's 2003 Medicare prescription drug legislation."