Backstage at the Free the Children’s We Day youth rally in Toronto on Friday, Huffington Post spoke to Martin Sheen, 72, about the presidential election and he spoke candidly. “What is happening is that the Republican candidate has shown his true colors and the voters are saying, ‘Wait a minute, this guy is really not on our side’” Sheen told Huffington Post. He calls the conservative tactic, “fundamental racism” that is “just part of our national culture.”
Increasingly desperate conservatives are turning to race baiting in a series of attacks that will only get more ferocious after Wednesday’s first U.S. presidential debate, says actor and activist Martin Sheen.
Sheen made the comments even before the conservative media began eagerly touting a “secret” video from 2007 in which then-candidate Barack Obama allegedly made racially charged remarks.
But this “October Surprise” comes as no surprise at all to Sheen. He told The Huffington Post he’s confident Obama will win re-election, though only after some ugly weeks.
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