Friday, October 10, 2008

Biden: Palin Must Condemn Supporters' Hateful Obama Attacks.

"I think it goes way too far. Look, this really is a case where, when you don't have anything to talk about, attack -- and it gets really over the edge," he said. "I mean, some of the stuff she's saying about Barack Obama and the stuff that people are yelling from the crowd, if she hears it, she should be at least be saying, whoa, whoa, whoa, that's overboard. But this is volatile stuff."
The cries that are coming from the McCain/Palin crowd are actually becoming scary and neither of them have ever done anything about it, with McCain going as far as agreeing with one of the nutters.

There have been cries of "terrorist", "kill him" and, most recently, "off with his head!"

Perhaps it's simply inexperience on Palin's part - and she certainly seems to be enjoying winding the crowds up - but someone needs to tell her that, when the crowds start making death threats, then you've probably gone too far.

The McCain/Palin campaign will be held up in years to come as an example of how shoddy campaigns can become. It is a virtual lie fest with both candidates daily repeating talking points which they know to be untrue. But the turn that it has taken in the past few days, with racial insults and death threats emanating from the crowd, has taken this campaign to a new low altogether.

And what's astonishing is that neither of the Republican candidates seems remotely bothered about what they are stirring up.

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