Friday, October 10, 2008

McCain Faces Backlash Over Rabid Crowds

McCain Faces Backlash Over Rabid Crowds: "John McCain was booed by his own supporters during a rally on Friday after he described Barack Obama as a 'decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.'

McCain was responding to a town hall attendee who claimed he was concerned about raising a child under a president who 'cohorts with domestic terrorists such as [Bill] Ayers.' Despite the fact that McCain and his campaign have repeatedly used Ayers to hammer Obama in recent days, the Arizona Senator tried to calm the man.

'[Senator Obama] is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared about as President of the United States,' he said, before adding: 'If I didn't think I would be one heck of a better president I wouldn't be running.'

The crowd groaned with disapproval.

Later, McCain was again pressed about Obama's 'other-ness' and again he refused to play ball. 'I don't trust Obama,' a woman said. 'I have read about him. He's an Arab.'

'No, ma'am,' McCain said several times, shaking his head in disagreement. 'He's a decent, family man, [a] citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues and that's what this campaign is all about.'"


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