~Gotta Give it to John McCain~

@gwoman2 (711)
United States
October 11, 2008 3:04pm CST
What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong and John McCain stepped up to the plate and actually defended Obama against a crowd of nay sayers who also say Obama is an Arab and they are scared...that they don't trust him at all... I was so impressed with McCain's response...gotta give credit where credit is due and McCain has certainly earned my respect! If you'd like to watch the video it's on Comcast.net go to the Fan ~G~
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I've seen clips of that rally a few times and I agree that McCain sounded sincere in making an effort to tone that crowd down but he was trying to put out a fire that both he and Palin intentionally set. That man who was "scared" really angered me. No one should make another American afraid of their potential future president. I hope McCain can continue to keep his supporters in check and that Palin finds some issues that she can talk about other than "domestic terrorists".
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I do think Obama's associations are fair game, but it's time for them to drop the Bill Ayers bit. Everyone's heard it now and it hasn't helped. All it's done is bring a few extremists into the picture and we don't need that. It's time for them to move on to arguing over economic plans since that's what people actually want to hear about right now. Did you see that? I AGREED with you!
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Yes, I saw that! I do like it better when folks from all sides of the issue can find common ground.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I'm glad he defended Senator Obama. However, McCain could have prevented those comments by not linking Obama to terrorists. He created this mess, and now he is wondering why people are talking like that.
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• United States
12 Oct 08
To me it is okay to dig up the dirt, this is what it is about! You have to prove to the public why you believe you are better qualified. Now how you share that dirt is another story. Just tell the facts and do it with respecting your opponent. Don't go telling me one had an affair 20 years ago, honestly I do not care, but please do let me know that one made political decisions that greatly effected our country. I don't want a canidate to say I Promise that when I am president blah blah blah. The saying should be I promise as your president that I will attempt to do this, this and this. With my highest priority doing this. (you get the picture right) In my eyes you must have a plan but how can you promise anything when you have to go through so many channels to get there? We all know our financial world has to be priority in order for everything else to fall in line and if one believes that you can do everything at the same time is just obsurd.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I'm glad he did it because you really can't allow that crap to be said. He needs to make it clear to Sarah Palin that she can't let crap like that go unanswered at her rallies either. It's not only bad for them, it's bad for the entire republican party when morons like that open their mouths.
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@myklj999 (22264)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Oct 08
Yeah, I posted a discussion about this last night. My take on it is if McCain can say all these nice things about Obama, then why can't McCain's followers be nicer?
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@oneidmnster (1389)
• United States
12 Oct 08
The only problem with this,is that Obama is a lot more Arab than black. HARGE 14 - “I understand what it is to be an African American.” EVIDENCE – Senator Obama is not African American according to U.S. Law. Senator Obama is an Arab-American according to U.S. Law. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3 COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama’s father is from Kenya (Black African) and he (Obama) was born in America. How can you say he is not African American? REBUTTAL – Senator Obama’s racial background consists of the following: 50% white (mother, both sides), 43.25% Arabic (father, both sides), and 6.25% African Negro (father, one side, 1 generation removed). 12.5% is the legal threshold one must prove to claim racial status under the law. In addition, Senator Obama cannot make a sociological claim as an African American either. He was not raised as an African American, was not raised by African Americans, and was not raised in an African American neighborhood.
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• United States
12 Oct 08
hmm thats interesting to learn. can you post where you found this info? not trying to discredit or deny, im truly curious myself. since the way you put it that womans claim of being arab would be true..kinda lol. course thats not defending her either..it was a stupid comment to make, the only reason being that it sure seemed to be inflammatory and nothing else. do you think he is claiming the african-american race because its an attention grabber?
• United States
12 Oct 08
Here's one of the websites that give facts about Obama.This has been getting circulated around the internet. http://savagepolitics.com/?page_id=326
• United States
12 Oct 08
I do agree that John McCain finally grew some balls and set these crazy people straight. I just wish that more people that are supporting him (especailly on Mylot), will listen to what he said, and drop the Arab stuff. It is untrue, and we all know it.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I don't know why people are obsessed with the belief that he's Arab. It's already been proven that his father, grandfather, and great grandfather were Kenyan's their entire lives. That half of him is about as African as it gets. Obviously his mother's side isn't Arab either. Even if it were, why would that matter?
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@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
12 Oct 08
McCain did step up to the plate on that one, but the proof in the pudding would be if Obama would see fit to stop the slurs on McCains age. My husband is so tired of all the mud slinging in this campaign, but I told him that mud slinging has been going on for as long as there's been elections. It's part of campaigning. I'm still on the fence as to who I am going to vote for. I don't want the Republicans in office any longer, but McCain does know and has the experience of the military and I've always thought that a President should have that under his belt in times of war. Now as for Obama, I'm just not certain that he has has what we need for this Country yet. If Palin is a little green behind the ears than I think Obabma is also. Whoever gets the win, I feel so sorry for them. They already have their calendars filled and the phone will be ringing off the hook. DCMerkle
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• United States
11 Oct 08
Yes, but he only stepped up for a minute. He and his partner have gone back to the terrorist bs today. I'm amused that they think "we have a right to question" since they didn't think anyone had that right where Palin was concerned. She came out of nowhere after hiring her own publicist to make herself known. We were just supposed to accept her as she was presented and not question a darned thing about her. Now that they want to question things about Obama, it's fair. lol Right. The only reason that McCain made the "nice" statement to that ignorant woman who said Obama was an Arab is because he really didn't have a choice. If he let that one go, he would've been done for. His reason for backing off some of his more distasteful comments is that he was losing his own party's support. Many from his own party are tired of hearing the inflamatory comments both he and Palin have made. But he will still carry on with some of it. He doesn't have anything else to run on.
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
11 Oct 08
With all the mud slinging in politics, it's nice to see one of the candidates step up like this. Although I'm not following the election all that closely, I have yet to see McCain bad mouth anyone... yet all I'm seeing of Obama is him saying what McCain has and hasn't done. I rarely hear him discuss what he himself wants to do or how he's going to do it.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
oh god, foxnews... isn't that how a US presidential election got cheated? (I'm not american lol) but there was a time when foxnews announced a different presidential winner and everybody else followed. That's almost as bad as what's happening here in the Philippines. And btw, Obama doesn't talk about what McCain did wrong ALL the time. He did that just once in the debate. And he DOES talk about what he CAN do. (I think I've been watching more of your news and reading Time more than you haha)
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• United States
12 Oct 08
I've seen many commercials for Obama where he is bad mouthing the decisions of McCain. That seems to be what politicians do. Instead of showing what they plan on doing, they show why their opponent is wrong for the job. It doesn't make me respect them anymore.
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@anniepa (27245)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I also agree with giving credit where it's due but it sure took McCain long enough to step up to the plate, didn't it? It can't be that he wasn't aware of this behavior before but I think the publicity it was getting on network TV and in the national press had more to do with his speaking out than the desire to do the right thing. I'm sorry if I seem cynical here but I feel strongly that McCain and mostly Palin started this fire. Annie
• Jamaica
12 Oct 08
I agree with you that McCain is stepping up to the plate but is it because he realize there is no food on it and he is tricking Obama out of his own? let me know.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
11 Oct 08
He and his running mate started it. He's trying to put out the fire now, a little late. As was said, his own party is becoming sick of his inflammatory rhetoric. He didn't do overly much. He and his running mate are back on it, telling lies, exaggerating and being downright nasty. His contrition didn't last long. He has nothing else to run on and has buckled under his advisers. He's reading from the Republican play book.