Appreciating John McCain

With only three weeks left until the election and Obama gaining a comfortable and consistent lead at the polls, a sense of ominous rage gripped McCain supporters at what they perceive as a very real threat of an Obama administration that will lead the US into "socialism". This translated into personal attacks by staunch Republican conservatives, calling Obama a terrorist, a liar and a traitor.

After months of trading personal attacks on character and affiliations, McCain did the first truly presidential act on his campaign, contradicting his already raged supporters and told them to be "respectful".

"I don't trust Obama," a woman saidin his campaign rally. "I have read about him. He's an Arab." To this 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 crowd, who have initially been asking for a more aggressive fight, booed McCain for this comment.

Click under the cut for more on this plus the video of the rally.

"I have to tell you, he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States." - John McCain on Barack Obama

John McCain is a war hero and a Washington veteran. He started his political career in 1982 at the Congressional House and this year marks his second attempt at the presidency, losing the Republican nomination to George W. Bush in 2000. While generally adhering to conservative principles, McCain at times has had a media reputation as a "maverick" for having disagreed with his party.

He has been fighting a steady and respectable battle against Democratic (and personal) bet, Barack Obama. This is until his controversial pick for Vice President that while adding the needed jest to his campaign, put question on his judgment, as Palin has proven herself incompetent and has recently been found by a bipartisan investigation as guilty of abusing power among others.

"I appreciated his reminder that we can disagree while still being respectful of each other," Obama told thousands of supporters at the first of four outdoor rallies in Philadelphia. "Sen. McCain has served this country with honor. He deserves our thanks for that," he added.

Read more about this on AOL.

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  1. CNN provided a plausible reason for his behavior. Pero yeah, it is something admirable. Hindi natin makikita yun dito sa atin.

    Salamat nga pala parekoy sa concern. Ingats kayong dalawa.

  2. He may have some good points but I'd still pick Obama over him.

    By the way, I Added your blog to the Pinoy Nuffnang blogroll.

  3. Thanks much. I added you back :)



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