What the hell has happened to John McCain ?
Only a few hours after releasing a very good campaign ad entitled "ACORN"yesterday (see previous post), he took a step backward, as if he were afraid of his own accusations against his rival, as if he had the impression he had gone too far.
And so, a few hours only after saying "Obama : risky for America" in his ad, he told his supporters that they should not be scared of an Obama presidency.
When a man told him he was “scared” of an Obama presidency, Mr. McCain replied, “I want to be president of the United States and obviously I do not want Senator Obama to be, but I have to tell you — I have to tell you — he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.” The crowd booed loudly at Mr. McCain’s response.
Later, a woman stood up at the meeting, held at Lakeville South High School in a far suburb of Minneapolis, and told Mr. McCain that she could not trust Mr. Obama because he was an “Arab.”
Mr. McCain replied: “No, ma’am, he’s a decent family man, a citizen, who I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues. And that’s what this campaign is all about.”
Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) listens a question from a supporter during a town hall meeting in Lakeville, Minnesota October 10, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
John McCain was booed by his own supporters, which is not surprising !
Now he encourages them to vote for his rival ! Does he think these are the kind of words that the public wants to hear when they come to one of his meetings ?
John McCain is unable to assume his choices, and that is a pity.
Probably intimidated by the calomnious campaign led on the Internet yesterday by liberal sites and the MSM, accusing Republican supporters of being "angry" , "full of rage and hatred", "racist", John McCain has betrayed his own camp.
As he feared to be accused of being a racist himself, he decided to laud his rival.
But has he forgotten that this is an electoral campaign ?
Who has ever heard of a candidate who praises his rival's qualities during an electoral meeting ?
Some have said John McCain is leading a bad campaign, but this time, we may wonder if he is not doing his best to make Obama be elected. Which camp does he belong to ?
Now, Mr McCain, do you know what is going to happen on November the fourth ?
Your supporters will feel so disgusted, so hopeless, so angry that they will stay at home.
What you told them yesterday is not going to incite them to return to one of your meetings.
What you told them yesterday is not going to make them go to the polls next month.
And with the economic crisis looming, this morning, they must have the feeling they are being abandoned, and left in the hands of a man you have yourself described as "risky" for America...