The newspaper headlines make it seem like the Chicago Cubs owner is up to no good. "Cubs Owner Ricketts' Anti-Obama Ad Proposal Risks Stadium Growth." "Report: Emanuel 'livid' with Cubs owner after soliciting Jeremiah Wright attack ad proposal." Sounds like this Mr. Ricketts has really vexed some folks.
But wait a second! Tom Ricketts, the Cubs' chairman, seems like a cool guy. He rides the train, like working folks do—why would he try to smear Barack Obama with a race-baity message that didn't work back in 2008?