Let's just stick to what Harry Reid said.<quoted text>
I disagree. As someone who was and is a Hillary supporter, I believe Obama beat Hillary because he was more charismatic and an unknown with little baggage to be exploited. Yes, some voters supported Obama because he was black. However, IMO, more voters supported him because Hillary was a woman. All in all, "the race card" had little to do with his winning the Democratic primary.
"Barack Obama is light-skinned enough and doesn't talk in a negro dialect unless he wants to."
Or even Joe Biden.
"Barack Obama is the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
Good thing he was the "first mainstream" African-American who was "clean".
Yep, no subtle racism in your party.