And it has nothing to do with their position on the issues. Actually, I’d like to hear the McCain campaign stick to the issues, but all McCain and his supporters seem interested in is hate and anger. Is it just fear of the unknown? Is it just fear of something new and different? Is it just plain fear in uncertain times? With war, the economy, the environment – it all can seem to be going to hell in a handbasket.
Whatever the reason, trying to paint your black opponent as someone to be afraid of because of his name, his religion (supposedly Muslim, but actually Christian), and his ties to terrorism (once being on board with a sixties radical isn’t nearly as bad as supporting American torture policies, but I’m quibbling) is turning rallies into misinformation sessions that fan the flames of fear and anger – and have nothing to do with the issues.
Write the McCain campaign and ask them to stop the fear and hate mongering and stick to the issues. Here’s the link for their web site contact page.
These videos were shot at McCain – Palin rallies in OH and PA. I find them completely disturbing. I don’t what I find the most disturbing about them – that the McCain-Palin supporters are so angry or that they are so misinformed and ignorant (where have they been the last two years? Under a rock?)
If you want to support John McCain, fine – but do it because you agree with his vision of how the country and the world should be, not because you (erroneously) believe Obama is a Muslim and/or terrorist or because if you don’t vote for McCain, the next president will be, gasp!, a black man.