I don’t think it was meant as a racial slur, but it was definitely not something nice to say in any way. I understand that they have call each others liars and stuff, but the use of “that one” with the smirk displayed after says a lot more about the man using it, than it does about the one it’s used against.
McCain did seem more nervous than Obama, and I don’t think John sees his choice of terms as the best he could have come up with. McCain himself probably considers it a blunder and that’s all that matters in this “story”.
I thought he was nervous too - he also seemed rather brittle and angry, and often reaching for words. I think it just kind of slipped out.
I was surprised at how uncomfortable he appeared also considering it was supposed to be his format, my friend.
He always appears as if he is attempting to squelch his anger. I wonder what his blood pressure is.
But I don’t think the comment was racist.
To be honest, I felt a little sorry for him. It’s rather difficult to share the stage with someone who can easily upstage you visually. I really don’t think he realized what it would be like to stand next to Obama who - whatever else - looked like something out of GQ. And then there was McCain, old, tired, angry, short, broken, rumpled.
I felt sorry for the old guy too. I knew that Obama had a better stage presence about him, but I didn’t realize just how much until watching that debate.
McCain would have looked better behind a podium.[/quote]
For saying you don’t like this forum and don’t want to get involved, it looks like, by your avatar, you are jumping right in.
I often wonder why women hate palin. She’s a sucessful woman, who works, and has kids, and is the epitomy of a feministic dream with her accomplishments.