Sunday, October 26, 2008

Andrew Sullivan on McCain's contempt for Obama.

I'm with Sullivan on this one. The over riding tone which permeates the McCain camp's attitude towards Obama is contempt. One saw it in the Celebrity advert and it was crystal clear during the, "That one!" moment in the second debate.

McCain simply can't understand why people are enamoured with this young man who, as far as he is concerned, has barely won the right to stand on the same platform as a war hero like himself.

This has led McCain to indulge in open contemptuousness. But, as Sullivan points out here, part of Obama's genius is to make his opponents self destruct without ever laying a finger on them. It was McCain's contempt for Obama which caused him to self destruct.

Hat tip to The Daily Dish.

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