Archive for Sunday, October 12, 2008

McCain shies away from recent attacks

October 12, 2008


Republican John McCain, the clock ticking down on a chance to narrow Democrat Barack Obama's lead in polls, turned away Saturday from visceral attacks on his rival to pivot back toward policy differences.

McCain kept his speech in Davenport focused on the economy and other policies, a striking change from just days ago when his campaign redoubled its challenge to Obama over his association with a former '60s radical. McCain also claimed that American voters didn't really know Obama and his own "radical" views.

But the tone at McCain's and running mate Sarah Palin's events during the past week had been turning toward the sour.

Supporters had shouted "terrorist" and "off with his head" at the mention of Obama's connections to former Weather Underground member William Ayers, whose group bombed federal buildings in protest of the Vietnam War when Obama was a child. The two had worked together on community projects in Chicago, and Obama has denounced Ayers' violent past.

On Friday during a town hall-style meeting in Lakeville, Minn., a supporter told McCain that he feared what would happen if Obama were elected. McCain drew boos when he defended his rival as a "decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."


tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 1 month ago

It's worth repeating:Pandering to the lowest common denominator... only an absolute fool would descend into that pit, regardless of the prize perceived to be below.If anything can be said in favor of the McCain campaign, it's that John recognized and took steps to reverse that descent.

funmoney 9 years, 1 month ago

p> - check this out. BO won't last the week. He is a complete fraud and needs to return to Chicago, Indonesia, Kenya... any where but DC. He is a disgrace and not even a natural born citizen. He and his America hating wife are fine products of Affirmative Action, another ill conceived government equalization plan.If he returned to Chicago, he will might have to downsize a little and get a real job, but of course, Rezko could get him another sweetheart deal before they slam the prison door on him. Or perhaps Calypso Louis (Farrakhan - another fraud) can lend him a hand. One is know by the company they keep, even if "just someone in the neighborhood." What a joke he is. Maybe he could go back to work for ACORN = Anyone Can Overvote Right Now. What a creep. Come on Dems, you can't all be this stupid. Don't let your hatred of Bush overwhelm what little common sense you may still have. Show me one thing that government (Reps and Dems) at which they have succeeded. Let's see... education - highest drop out rate in history. Birth Control - more unwed mothers than ever. Financial Mangement - won't even go there. Beyond defense, government has failed. It can't raise your kids or teach them right from wrong. Only parents can do that but political correctness has ruined this country, for now. Parents are as goofy as their kids. They want to be a friend to their child rather than a mentor. Big difference in the two.

Moonbat 9 years, 1 month ago

funmoney:LOL...that video was hilarious!

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