Later in the event, a man in the audience stood up and told McCain he’s “scared” of an Obama presidency and who he’d select for the Supreme Court.
“I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States,” McCain said as the crowd booed and shouted “Come on, John!”
At this point, I think it’s fair to say that McCain not only can’t find his own chair, but he can’t even properly inhabit the persona he’s created. For the past week, he and Sarah Palin have been working the dark side, as Cheney would have it, whipping their audiences into bilious spasms of ignorance and violent fantasy. They’ve nodded, looked the other way or chuckled as a smattering of dipshit troglodytes have denounced Barack Obama as a terrorist or have called for his head on a stick. Just yesterday, McCain himself offered a goofy shrug when one of his audience members choked out a hairball and declared that Obama was a socialist hooligan. These are people who want John McCain to floss his teeth with his opponent’s veins. They aren’t going to be happy if he suddenly asks them to mind their manners.
He and Sarah Palin have pried open the manhole covers, and these are the people who crawled from the pipes and followed them home. He fed them for a few days. They’re his pets now.