When a visibly angry McCain supporter in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday told the candidate "I'm really mad" because of "socialists taking over the country," McCain stoked the sentiment. "I think I got the message," he said. "The gentleman is right." He went on to talk about Democrats in control of Congress.
On Friday, McCain rejected the bait.
"I don't trust Obama," a woman said. "I have read about him. He's an Arab."
McCain shook his head in disagreement, and said:
"No, ma'am. He's a decent, family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with (him) on fundamental issues and that's what this campaign is all about."
He had drawn boos with his comment: "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."
Nope. You are wrong about that particular moment-watch the video above-McCain was booed. And the AP article didn't call the Republican gathering an angry mob. Read the article carefully-nowhere does it say "angry mob". It is the absolute truth that at least a couple of people commented or questioned McCain about their fears of Obama and McCain replied that Obama is a decent family man. Why did he do that? Because the McCain/Palin ticket has been whipping up negative sentiment which could *lead* to an angry mob.
You need to start reading more carefully.
As for the *argue with your neighbors*, that's not only not relevant to this blog posting but not an equivalent argument. On the one hand, McCain has been pressured to quit allowing more rabid members of the Republican audience to express 0hoods about Obama and McCain has told them, basically, to cut it out. On the other, Obama has told people in his campaign, when they hear baloney and 0hoods about him, to speak up and argue rather than just let the baloney pass. If you were going to use an equivalent argument, you would have McCain telling his audience to argue back about McCain's *issue* positions when they believe their neighbors are 0ly stating them.
And I'll tell you what, with all the crap going around about Obama being a Muslim or the implication that he is himself a terrorist, if McCain doesn't unequivocally tell his audience to stop it, then, what, Obama followers should let all this crap go without an argument? Please.