Uhhh....well, I must say, this is a sign of the old, fair-talking McCain. But at what cost? Just look at this and come to your own conclusions...
Of course, how else could McCain react in the face of such bald-faced, ass-picking ignorance? Nothing could be more truly frightening than the reactions of these supporters of his, which is surely a direct result of the McCain campaign's slander of Barack Obama in any and all ways. That includes Sarah Palin referring to him as "That One," her supporters referring to Obama while underlining his middle name Hussein, and campaign ads mentioning Obama's one-time appearance on the same stage as former 60s radical activist William Ayers.
This is the most sickening display of ignorance and hate since the pre-Civil Rights days. I personally am dumbfounded by these...well, let's call them what they are: fucking idiots. Look at the goober, duh-whaaaa??? faces of these people as McCain tries to put out the fires his campaign has started. Listen to the boos, and the sound of disappointment as McCain tries to quell their out-of-control fears, and tries to stick up for Obama's worth as a citizen and a candidate. One thing is worth saying: it even seems as if Senator McCain has had enough of this, that he knows he's done wrong on this campaign trail, and that he sees the writing on the wall: if his campaign continues on this path, and makes people fearful ENOUGH, we could have a situation that could erupt into violence against Barack Obama. And then McCain/Palin would quite visibly have blood on their hands. And, believe me, it would all then be over for the United States in more ways than one.
Here now is our girl, Rachel Maddow, and her piece on this extraordinary but somehow inevitable development:
And, finally, here are some warnings and encouraging words from presidential histoiran Doris Kearnes Goodwin, on the same show.
I'm not a praying man. But I will be praying for the safety every day of our candidate, Barack Obama. And, religious or not, right or left, you should keep him in your prayers, too. Thank you.