Here we see John McCain's utter disdain for Barack Obama, and what this has led to amongst his supporters.
Edit: Oops. Just realized that in this case the McCain supported shouted "terrorist" and not "kill him". My bad. Heard it wrong. The "kill him" line was from a Palin rally. Sorry for the confusion.
McCain is playing to a dangerous audience with an obviously racist sentiment. Amusingly, tho, even those votes aren't in the bag for him. Ben Smith has this:
"An Obama supporter, who canvassed for the candidate in the working-class, white Philadelphia neighborhood of Fishtown recently, sends over an account that, in various forms, I've heard a lot in recent weeks.
"What's crazy is this," he writes. "I was blown away by the outright racism, but these folks are f***ing undecided. They would call him a n----r and mention how they don't know what to do because of the economy."
On that note, in case you missed it, here's a incredibly perceptive letter to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from back in September:
"What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review? What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class? What if McCain were still married to the first woman he said "I do" to? What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she no longer measured up to his standards?One ironic thing is that I thought, during the nomination process, that Hillary would have had a hard time being elected president. Now it's clear she would have won hands down. The only thing standing in the way of an Obama victory is mud flung from an increasingly erratic and obnoxious McCain camp. It will probably get uglier. Here's hoping it doesn't.
What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization? What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard? What if Obama were a member of the "Keating 5"? What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.
— Kelvin LaFond, Fort Worth"