This ad does 4 things…
1. It is a pre-emption of a “race card.”
2. It takes a bit of news time away from the Democrats, no matter how small.
3. It makes it a tiny bit less of Obama’s special day and more of America’s special day.
4. It emphasizes what a good and decent human being McCain really is.
Aside from that… I too must congradulate Barack Obama on this day for his historic accomplishment. This is a great day for all Americans.