The Breitbart video of Barack Obama embracing Prof. Derrick Bell, one of the founders of critical race theory, has been dismissed as a dud and failure.

But the dialogue about how that narrative fits into Obama’s campaign tactics — something I explored on Day 2 of this blog — must have the Obama campaign worried because the Obama campaign has released an ad attacking Sarah Palin on the issue (h/t HotAir):

Is this merely an Obama distraction play to get everyone’s mind off gas prices?

I don’t think so.  Even Gawker is worried how this will play out in the election.

Reverend Wright, Rashid Khalidi, Bill Ayers and so on are Obama’s achilles’ heel, so every effort is made to squelch inquiry and criticism, and to demonize anyone who raises the issues of class and race card warfare as a political strategy.

Update:  Soledad O’Brien Tells Angry Audience: ‘Stop Tweeting Me!’:

After the discussion O’Brien told angry viewers to “stop Tweeting me!” and arbitrarily declared the issue dead and announced that she was “moving on.”