UPDATE: (10.9.08) Just found this on Ben Smith's blog over at Politico. Man-on-the-street interviews from a McCain/Palin rally in Strongsville, OH.
Secret Service is looking into the "KILL HIM"
threat yelled during Palin's rally in Clearwater, FL. No thanks to the
I attended two Obama rallies during the primaries. At each one, Obama made a point of praising Sen. Clinton for her many achievements, calling her a worthy opponent. At one of the rallies during this praise, someone in the audience booed. No words, no threats. Just a boo.
Some audience members chuckled. Obama paused, furrowed his brow, shook his head...
And flat out condemned the negativitiy. Like, denounced and rejected it.
So when I see stuff like this from McCain/Palin rallies, it royally pisses me off.
McCain, seriously? Someone calls Obama a terrorist at your rally, you take a pause, let the audience bask in their laughter and excitement, and then go on to condemn the "angry barrage of insults" that come out of the Obama camp? Really?
Oh, and let's not forget about that Palin rally in Fort Myers yesterday, where a supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, "Sit down, boy."
But worse yet, the "Kill him!" proposition that came from a supporter at a Palin rally in Clearwater, FL. Seriously?
It's beyond gutter politics. It's criminal.
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