This is my favorite Michael Dukakis quote in a long time -- here's Ezra Klein apparently joking about the Willie Horton ad making Michael Dukakis "seem too black":
Similarly, attacks that should have shuttered Obama's campaign did not. In 1988, the Willie Horton ads managed to make Michael Dukakis seem too black.
Uh, Michael Dukakis had a lot of image problems, but I'm pretty sure "seem[ing] too black" was not one of them:
He's about the whitest man alive. As I'm sure Klein knows, the problem with the loathsome Willie Horton ad was that it primed racially motivated fears about crime and suggested Dukakis would be too lenient on the issue.
Update 10/9 9:54 AM: Commenters object that Klein is joking; updated the post above to try to be more fair.