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McCain: OK let’s give him credit ...
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

But not too much credit. A not unexpected response from the leftosphere concerning McCain's repudiation of talk show host Bill Cunningham's repeated use of Obama's middle name during a campaign event in Ohio:
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t want to sound ungrateful about yesterday. Cunningham was being a jerk at an official campaign event, and McCain did the right thing by distancing himself from the loudmouth’s remarks. He made the right call, without question, and deserves praise for it.

But it’s probably worth remembering that McCain takes classy steps like these in part to help make up for the fact that he’s been a rather abusive hothead for years, who has rejected the notion of “respectful” debate throughout his career.

If yesterday was a sign of a new McCain, I’m delighted. But before we go overboard praising his character, let’s not loose sight of a lengthy career of nastiness.
So again, Republicans, if you're going to do this sort of thing do it for the right reasons and not because you think it is going to impress or change the opinion of anyone on the left. And for the record, I'm wondering if, in fact, McCain can actually hold it together for an entire campaign without popping off at some point and validating this criticism.

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"do it for the right reasons and not because you think it is going to impress or change the opinion of anyone on the left."

Or the right, for that matter. Hypocrisy is always objectionable, no matter who does it, or whose favor is being curried.
Written By: timactual
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I didn’t think he’d be able to hold it togehter for the whole primary, but so far so good. Of course, he’s winning now. We’ll see how he holds up when he’s behind.
Written By: Retief
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Why did he have to do it at all? What was so objectionable? The use of his full(middle) name? Too bad.

Because he mentioned Rezko, or some of the shadier land/loan dealings of Obama?

Oh please.
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I think that at least some of this from McCain is because he’s been in the Senate long enough that he actually believes the ’most exclusive club in the world’ crap; they’re SENATORS like me by God, and you do not say bad things about them. Or upsetting things. Because YOU are not one of the club!
Written By: Firehand
"you do not say bad things about them. Or upsetting things"

Well, except that they are all corrupted by campaign contributions. I think he will allow saying bad things about someone, as long as it is vague, indirect, or impersonal and. Cunningham was a little too specific.
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