Sunday, October 12, 2008

McCain to Supporter at His Own Rally: "Obama is not an Arab"

Why oh why on God's green earth would McCain have said something like that? Well, because just moments earlier a female supporter at a rally for his campaign, that somehow was handed a microphone said, "I can't trust Obama. I have read about him and he's not, he's not uh — he's an Arab. He's not — ". Then McCain snatched the microphone from this yahoo and responed, "No, ma'am. He's a decent family man [and] citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues and that's what this campaign's all about. He's not [an Arab]."

This type of untrue and misguided sentiment is indicative of the beliefs and feelings of at least some of the people that have been gathering for McCain/Palin rallies. See post 3 on this blog for more. Now more than ever the Republican model of campaigning to and inspiring fear has reached new heights. The McCain of 2000 is rearing his head when he sees first hand what the McCain of 2008 has inspired and felt compelled to correct this ignorant woman. McCain also said to her and the crowd, "I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States." He said it to boos from the crowd. Maybe McCain is scared by what his campaign has fomented. Maybe his conscious, finally, is making him act. Either way it's about time. What is sad is very likely she didn't and doesn't believe him, even after McCain told her that Obama is not an "Arab".
Why would she if, for example, she's a person that only gets her news and information from chain emails. Emails like the ones that make wild allegations about Obama. For an example of these strange, wild and highly inaccurate accusations made in these atrocious emails you have no further to look than here:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/muslim.asp

That same McCain supporter would probably lose a small fortune if she received an email plea for help from a Nigerian prince requesting her banking information so that he could transfer his vast wealth to an American bank. Too bad for her that McCain probably won't be there to try to stop her from believing that email too. The sad thing is she probably wouldn't believe McCain if he told her the Nigerian prince wasn't real either.

Side Note: "Never Get Involved in a Land War in Asia and Never Go In Against a Sicilian When Death Is on the Line"
Or, Oh, That's Why You Don't Send a Candidate to a Sporting Event During Election Season, Much Less a Sporting Event in Philadelphia
Apparently, "The Hockey Mom," Governor Palin was not appreciated by some fans when she dropped the first puck at the Flyers' home opener. By the way, Pennsylvania is a swing state this election. By the way again, Philly fans are notoriously rude. The McCain campaign should have known better. Or maybe they're that out touch that they didn't know about Philly fans.

Side Side Note: The "Reverse Bradley Effect"?
Regarding the "Bradley effect" some new research indicates that in some states' Democratic Primaries there may be evidence of a "reverse Bradley effect". Bad news for the McCain campaign, see Post 3. on this blog.