Thursday, October 16, 2008

So Proud!

“Let me just say categorically I'm proud of the people that come to our rallies. Whenever you get a large rally of 10,000, 15,000, 20,000 people, you're going to have some fringe peoples. You know that. And I've -- and we've always said that that's not appropriate.”

- John McCain, at last night's debate

McCain may say it's not appropriate to shout threats and epithets about Obama, but Palin hasn't commented when this happens at her own rallies.

I know an Obama worker who has been to a number of Obama rallies, and he has not witnessed any negativity, period. The most he could come up with was seeing buttons saying "How many houses do you own." His point is that Obama speeches and rallies are positive.

I feel a bit sad for McCain because I believe at heart he's a decent man who has allowed operatives to throw his principles overboard in order to win. Then, when the negativity gets out of hand -- in his presence -- he'll try to close Pandora's box by saying things like (paraphrasing) "Obama isn't an Arab, ma'am, he's a decent family man," as if those were opposites.

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1 comment:

afeatheradrift said...

I agree but for you belief that McCain is at heart a decent man. I used to believe that to be true, but after researching his history through mainstream media articles, I'm convinced otherwise. He is a self-centered prig who has always felt himself entitled and has but created a persona that he felt would help catapult him to the place he thinks he deserves. Anybody who gets in his way, better look out. He is so clearly at home in sleaze that he will continue now, even though it is not working. Spite is now driving him.