Sunday, September 13, 2009

McCain Booed For Stating Obama "Respects the Constitution"

Poor McCain.

During a town hall meeting, a woman asks the former GOP candidate if President Obama is aware that the United States operates under a Constitution. When he responds that he is sure the President has a great deal of respect for the Constitution, the crowd quickly resorts to booing. Points to McCain for standing his ground and not catering to the crowds baser instincts, though.

I'm firmly reminded of McCain's gracious concession speech following the 2008 election - a speech that helped to restore some dignity to what was undoubtedly one of the dirtiest campaigns of televised politics. As the Senator from Arizona congratulates his opponent for mobilizing voters, the crowd comes off as hostile and contentious, by the end going so far as to boo and heckle any mention of Obama. At one point the audience even interrupts McCain's remarks with chants of "U.S.A! U.S.A!"

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