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October 10, 2008

10/10: John McCain DEFENDS Obama

After coming under much criticism, even from republicans, John McCain is trying to stamp out the flames of hate at his rallies. McCain was booed by his own supporters Friday at Lakeville South High School in Minneapolis when, in an abrupt switch from raising questions about Barack Obama’s character, he described the Democrat as a “decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”

A sense of grievance spilling into rage has gripped some GOP events this week as McCain supporters see his presidential campaign lag against Obama. Some in the audience are making it personal, against the Democrat. Shouts of “traitor,” “terrorist,” “treason,” “liar,” and even “off with his head” have rung from the crowd at McCain and Sarah Palin rallies, and gone unchallenged by them.

McCain changed his tone Friday when supporters at a town hall pressed him to be rougher on Obama. One woman called Obama “an Arab.” McCain shook his head no and, taking the microphone from her, said that’s not true.

A voter said, “The people here in Minnesota want to see a real fight.” Another said Obama would lead the U.S. into socialism. Another said he did not want his unborn child raised in a country led by Obama. McCain prompted boos from his crowd when he called Obama “a decent person” and told an expectant father that he does “not have to be scared if he is President of the United States.”



  1. it’s all about glass houses: NOW he’s trying to tone down the rhetoric, NOW he’s saying obama’s a decent man: could it be because his running mate has been found guilty of ABUSE OF POWER as governor of alaska?

    Comment by angelic1 — October 11, 2008 @ 10:16 am | Reply

  2. also, you can’t unring the bell. mccain’s less than evolved constituents have already gotten the wrong message; the flames of racism and xenophobia have already been fanned. palin did her job well.

    Comment by angelic1 — October 11, 2008 @ 10:28 am | Reply

  3. Angelic – McCain is only courting the base of his base. He has stopped wooing independents and democrats – how does he believe that he can win with just the backwoods republicans? He is even losing the metropolitan republicans. What is he thinking? Not that I am complaining about his strategy. 🙂

    As for McCain ‘defending’ Obama – it’s too little, too late. He’s not defending Obama because it’s the honorable thing to do. He’s defending Obama because his back is against the wall and he’s being criticized for not doing anything about the riotous atmosphere at his KKK rallies. It seems that his audience is now full of chauvinistic, intolerant and racist pigs.

    McCain just keeps on stepping into different piles of shit. Even as he stares at the pile of shit right in front of him – he jumps in it. It gives credence to the talk about his erratic behavior and erratic campaign.

    His judgment no longer exists; he hired a group of thugs to run his campaign and they are running over him and he can’t stop them.

    Comment by Paulette — October 11, 2008 @ 11:06 am | Reply

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