of course, the small-minded talk show host was trying the small-minded tactic (one the clinton camp apparently used yesterday) of appealing to the small-minded people who think that because obama's middle name is hussein that somehow he must be related to sadaam, or that he must be a terrorist or that he likes terrorists.
really, we need to put on our global hats here and learn a little about the world.
anyway, senator john mccain essentially said the guy was an idiot for saying those things. thank you.
obama gets his middle name from his grandfather. his father was from kenya. obama is a christian and even if he wasn't, it doesn't make him a terrorist. now let's get out our maps.
nyt: He called Mr. Obama a “man of integrity” and said he was someone he had come to know “pretty well and I admire.”here's an excerpt:
CINCINNATI, Ohio—A conservative radio talk show host who helped introduce Senator John McCain before a rally here used Senator Barack Obama’s middle name, Hussein, three times, while disparaging him, prompting Mr. McCain to apologize and repudiate the comments afterward.
Bill Cunningham, who hosts “The Big Show” with Bill Cunningham, a local program here that is also syndicated nationally, was part of a line of people lauding Mr. McCain and revving up the crowd before his appearance here before several hundred people at a theater here.
He lambasted the national media, drawing cheers from the audience, for being soft in their coverage of Mr. Obama compared to the Republican candidates, declaring they should “peel the bark off Barack Hussein Obama.”
He went on to rail, “at one point, the media will quit taking sides in this thing and start covering Barack Hussein Obama.”
After Mr. Cunningham spoke, Congressman Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, took the stage and introduced Mr. McCain, who spoke for about a half hour. Neither commented about Mr. Cunningham’s remarks.
Mr. Portman said: “Willie, you’re out of control again. So, what else is new? But we love him. But I’ve got to tell you, Bill Cunningham lending his voice to this campaign is extremely important. He did it in 2000, he did it in 2004, it was crucial to victory then and it’s even more important this year with his bigger radio audience. So bill cunningham thank you for lending your
what are presidential qualities?