I’m not sure if McCain would get this, but most poeple don’t “mess up” and use a racial term that is unmistakeable and definitely not an accident. (beaners qualifies) because we don’t think them. I’ve never looked at a hispanic and thought that.
There are two kinds of “mess ups”:
You think that way, but are usually aware you shouldn’t say it out loud.
You were unaware it was a racial term.
I think we know which kind we have here.