Did you watch the debate last night? Did you see McCain nudge his wife to take Obama's extended hand to shake so he wouldn't have to? Hear McCain call Obama "That One"? His hatred for Obama was palpable. He looked like an angry bitter man pissed off that he is losing the election. Or an angry bitter two year old who is mad because it's his bedtime.
In a New York Times editorial from today, they said McCain and Palin are "running one of the most appalling campaigns we can remember...far beyond the usual fare of quotes taken out of context and distortions of an opponent's record - into the dark territory of race-baiting and xenophobia". Given that these were the tactics used against McCain by the Bush campaign in 2000 - remember the rumors of an out of wedlock black child fathered by McCain that turned out to be his adopted daughter from Bangladesh? - I'm appalled that he would fall to such a low.
And Palin is ENJOYING her rabble rousing. She positively delights in comments from the crowd shouting "kill him" and "traitor", referring to Obama, when she is addressing a crowd of her supporters. This from a woman who has strong ties to a secessionist party (she has addressed their convention MORE THAN ONCE) in her home state of Alaska. Watch the clip from The Jed Report:
This whole campaign is totally out of control. I think the way McCain has allowed it to deteriorate, along with his choice of Palin for his Vice-Presidential running mate make a pretty good argument that he is in the grips of early dementia or alzheimer's.
Or he is just totally fucking crazy. Either way I don't want him anywhere near the Presidency. I wouldn't even want him teaching my kids high school poli-sci class.