It turns out that John McCain's core supporters aren’t nearly as interested in taxes, health care and foreign policy as they are in angrily booing at the top of their lungs.
Normally the McCain faithful channel their wrath toward Democratic nominee Barack Obama, a terrorist sympathizer who seeks to bring the time-honored Arab socialist tradition to the United States.
But lately McCain has dissuaded his crowds from booing his Marx-on-a-camel opponent. This led to unintended results at a recent Minnesota rally, as the crowd responded by turning their boos elsewhere. Specifically, they turned them toward John McCain…
McCain was booed by his own supporters Friday when, in an abrupt switch from raising questions about Barack Obama's character, he described the Democrat as a "decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."…
Shouts of "traitor," "terrorist," "treason," "liar," and even "off with his head" have rung from the crowd at McCain and Sarah Palin rallies, and gone unchallenged by them…
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."
The lesson here for McCain is: Never get between an angry mob and their joy of hatred. And if the mob wants to hate someone for being an Arab socialist, let it believe he's an Arab socialist. (Particularly when the mobs are as well-armed as McCain's tend to be.)
Also, send someone else out there to absorb the boos on your behalf. Surely McCain has someone on his team that he loathes enough to submit them to the mercy of his own jeering supporters.
I mean why else has he been keeping Mitt Romney around all this time?
Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain, Minnesota