Concedes his racism that is, but with this one he may as well concede the race. Seems fairly clear that he was about to say 'nigger' while criticising Obama's supposed Socialist Peacenik credentials:
The Young Turks have this interesting analysis:
One blog, Addicting Info, argues racism towards Obama has become apparent across the Republican board:
Gingrich has called President Obama the “food stamp President.” Santorum once said he didn’t want to make black people’s lives better. Rush Limbaugh has referred to the President as “Barack the magic Negro.” And conservatives have made efforts to pass birther bills all as a response to the color of our President’s skin. Though Santorum managed to stop himself, the damage has already been done. For any Presidential candidate to even come close to using such a word on the national stage is unacceptable. It not only reveals the rampant racism and feelings of white supremacy residing in Santorum’s twisted soul, it reveals the rampant racism and white supremacy feelings that have taken over the Republican Party.