McCain mob boos him...now what?

@spalladino (17923)
United States
October 10, 2008 10:21pm CST
Seems like McCain is having trouble with his own supporters now that he's created such hostility towards the opposition. "Fearing the raw and at times angry emotions of his supporters may damage his campaign, John McCain on Friday urged them to tone down their increasingly personal denunciations of Barack Obama, including one woman who said she had heard that the Democrat was "an Arab." Each time he tried to cool the crowd, he was rewarded with a round of boos. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14479.html His crowds are getting more and more out of control and who does he have to blame? Himself. He chose to turn his campaign into a hatefest and now he's unable to put out the fire he started.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
You're right. He would have done better if he allowed his supporters to accuse Obama's family of incest, infidelity, and all the other disgusting accusations Obama's followers have made against Palin. Obama even attended a DailyKOS convention and they are the biggest hate-mongers on the internet. I guess Obama will never be booed because he allows his minions to behave that way.
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@anniepa (27251)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Taskr, when did Joe Biden ever accuse Palin or any member of her family of incest or infidelity? That's the proper comparison here since it was Palin who started with these allegations against Obama recently. By the way, when did anyone accuse Palin's family of incest? I sure missed that one, and it's quite disgusting, I agree. Annie
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@spalladino (17923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Taskr, you do realize the difference between a group of people gathering in a civilized manner and an angry mob, don't you? Barak Obama has never even hinted that any of the stories being circulated about Palin's family were true and, in fact, publically stated that the children were off limits. On the other hand, both Palin and McCain have attacked Obama so personally that his crowds have gone from groups of people who don't support Obama for the office of the president to groups of people who fear and hate him. My neighbors daughter, who attends college here in Florida, recently attended a Palin rally with some of her friends and they left early because, the more the crowd got worked up, the more concerned they became for their personal safety afterwards. The very fact that McCain has recognized the problem he and Palin have created and is not trying to unfan those flames of hatred speaks for itself as to the ugliness of it all.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Sarah Palin and John McCain never accused Obama of being an arab or a terrorist. They accused him of poor judgment for associating with a domestic terrorist. It's a fact that he and Ayers worked together and that he held a meet the candidate event in the guy's living room in the 90s.
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@anniepa (27251)
• United States
11 Oct 08
You're so right. It's going to do little good for McCain to close the barn door now that the horses have already gotten out. I said earlier somewhere else that McCain and his camp started a forest fire and he's now trying to blow it out like a birthday candle - bad idea! Annie
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@spalladino (17923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I saw that post and agree with you completely. McCain has worked hard to divide this country and to instill fear and anger...it's too late to try to undo the damage he has done.
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I totally agree. It's become a hatefest (that's a great word, wish I'd thought of it). I don't think either one of them, McCain or Obama, can control their supporters decorum because they themselves have behaved that way with each other.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I think there's a big difference between the routine political attacks that opposing campaigns level against each other...and have been doing for centuries...and speaking to large groups from a platform of fear. McCain has set out to make his supporters, and anyone else who will listen, fearful of Obama and that has caused the anger and hostility that has grown to an extreme level. He and Palin fueled this fire daily until there was enough media commentary on it to finally get their attention. It's wrong, it's dangerous and it's irresponsible.
@Zelmarq (12266)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 Oct 08
Thats a big problem for mccain as the elections are nearer each day. He will have to control his temper and his manner of talking, i dont like his arrogance and lack of respect.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Negative campaigns do come across as angry and arrogant. I don't know if McCain will be able to swing things back in his direction but it certainly will be an interesting couple of weeks.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I thought that it was nice but the reactions from others is telling me that it wasn't done because he believes. It all makes me really nervous. Like I've said a thousand times for all of the independents and undecided voters these hateful people yelling at screaming at the rallies turns us off (I am in independent). And actually after watching this happen I have really began to think that I should become a Democrat. Sorry spalladino I know you're a conservative but that side seems filled with intolerance and that scares me.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I've been rethinking my party affiliation, too, Zeph. The Republican party used to stand for the things I believed in but not anymore. I think I can still have my personal views without being labeled a liberal.
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
11 Oct 08
It's so sad about all of this. You'll have to be an independent so you don't cross over to the dark side Just kidding. I really have a feeling that the democrats have become what the republicans use to be. But, that's just my opinion.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Know what? I think I agree with you. We'll have to see how the things go after the election but I'm pretty sure that I'll be registered as something else next time around.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Aww poor baby McCain, he just might not win this election. boohoo.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I've said this before, camomom, that if McCain had chosen Romney as his running mate he'd be sitting pretty right now considering how strong Romney is on the economy but he was afraid of the backlash from the Religious Right. Instead he chose to treat women like idiots by choosing a woman thinking that all those Hillary supporters were hockey moms willing to vote for anyone in a pantsuit.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
11 Oct 08
You may be right but he never had my vote.