Saturday, October 11, 2008

No Props For McCain

McCain is running a despicable campaign, and he's a despicable candidate.

But we pulled into a rest stop yesterday, so McCain could tell the booing mob that Obama was "decent" and not someone for them to be "scared of" as president. But, you know how rest stops go, you're in, you're out. And now the Republicans are back at it.

I saw a few comments, at Daily Kos and other places, giving props to McCain for being a decent guy after all. I thought it was all quite a bit, enormously premature. And that turns out to be the case. Now we have John Lewis criticizing McCain. John Lewis! One of McCain's own three wisest people he knows! And what does McCain do -- repent in sackcloth and ashes? No! -- he comes out with how it saddens him that John Lewis had made "a character attack against Gov. Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale." Beyond the pale?

If McCain can't take the word of John Lewis -- one of the three wisest people he knows -- then what would it take to pierce through that dense, confused noggan of his? If you're inciting a mob toward violence, do you not realize you should stop it?

There was an amusing side to the whole thing, watching the little old clueless lady stumble over her words and finally blurt out that Obama was "an Arab." The amusing part was that momentary look of horror on McCain's face, as in "What hath I wrought?" "These are my supporters?" He tried to step them back a couple paces, but it's not enough. No props for McCain!

Two steps back, five steps forward. McCain is out and out despicable. May he lose. And may his campaign always be viewed as a disgrace.

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