What a hot, ugly mess in the McCain-Palin campaign.
“Kill him!”, “Terrorist!”, “Traitor!”, “Bomb Obama!” “Off with his head!”, and “Treason!” have all been shouted from McCain-Palin crowds giving them more of a lynch mob quality than a rally feel. McCain finally broke with the mania when he had to take up for Barack Obama against an accusation that he is an Arab. (It is no consolation to Arab-Americans. McCain paraphrased, Obama’s decent, he’s not an Arab.) McCain was booed…by his own people.
But where did Republican rally goers get such an idea? Who incited the hate? McCain’s own campaign. The Virginia GOP is all for the equivocation of Obama and Osama. Palin says Obama “pals around” with terrorists. Miss Joe-Sixpack, says Obama would diminish “the prestige of the United States presidency.”
I didn’t think it was possible, but McCain has sunk lower in his smears against Obama than Rove did against McCain in South Carolina. How does McCain’s campaign manager Rick Davis defend against the hate rally? McCain was a POW during the Civil Rights movement….