Thursday, July 31, 2008

McCain Answers Negative Campaigning

At McCain's campaign event in Racine Wisconsin, a questioner asked about McCain's negative campaigning.

"There are differences and we are drawing those differences," McCain said. "What we are talking about here is substance and not style," he said. 

"I'm proud of the campaign we have run," he said. "We're proud of that commercial."
He then made the pitch, again, that he'd like Obama to join him on the town halls.

Obama terrifies an 18 year old in the audience. She stands up shaking and says that Obama terrifies her: "Don't let him get away with a thing."

McCain answers: "I admire Senator Obama but we just have stark differences."
McCain then went back to the surge worked. It's all he's got.

I have to say, McCain's supporters sure are different. The tone of his event is different. They are either very pro-McCain or more anti-Obama than pro-McCain. 

A young girl asked the infamous Viagra birth control question- why insurers cover one and not the other. She said you now have had a lot of time to think about it. He still didn't have an answer. 

Here's what he said: "It's up to the person who purchases the insurance." 

He's lost on this issue. Still.

A Native American asked about a bill that displaced Native Americans. McCain didn't answer the question somehow started talking about "country first" and I don't know enough about this issue to make a smart comment. 

A supporter asked about his mother and McCain told a story about his mother who went to France and couldn't rent a car so she bought a car. Hmmm.

If you haven't ever seen a McCain event, I highly recommend it. I wonder if the press will write about any of this -- how he still couldn't answer the Viagra question, the negative campaigning answer. They probably won't because who wants to watch.