Rapper and mogul Diddy took to his blog to speak candidly about the moment John McCain called Barack Obama "that one" during the debate. Diddy says that John McCain is scarier than Sarah Palin. Diddy says. "This is 2008 and not 1962..He referred to a grown man as 'that one'." Watch the clip and 2nd debate video if you missed it.
It was a moment that stood out in a presidential debate void of many pithy sound bites: "That one," Republican John McCain said contemptuously of Barack Obama, pointing in the general direction of his Democratic rival while discussing energy policies. Those two small words didn't just leave many pundits cringing, but more significantly, they caused some in the African-American community to accuse McCain of racism in his dismissive treatment of the man aiming to be the first black president in U.S. history. "It speaks to the fundamental belief of racism: despite all evidence to the contrary, you are inherently beneath me simply by virtue of the melanin content of your skin," Ciji McBride, a 33-year-old sales professional in Los Angeles, said Wednesday. Don Hammonds of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also took offence. "Regardless of intent, it showed Senator McCain to be culturally ignorant, and completely unaware of the implications of what his off-the-cuff statement meant to people of colour," he wrote. "Whether Senator McCain meant it that way or not, if you are a person of colour, and someone trots out the 'that one' remark, you instantly take it as racist. I know that I did." source