McCain stepped in it. He was attacking high, wide, and repeatedly, and in his zeal to nail Obama, in referring to a vote, there came a line. If you saw it, if you heard the commentary, or you read the newspaper, you will know what it is and how it came across: "And you know who voted for it? That one ..." referring to Obama. Not "Senator Obama." That one.
When I heard that, I looked at my wife and said, "Oh. Oh, that's bad! That's really bad!" That, I believe, is gonna be the sound bite of the night.
I believe that comment, in a nutshell, lays out McCain's view of Obama, and goes to his core beliefs and his heart. His true colors shining through.
Was it racist? No, probably not. Did it sound aggressive and demeaning? You betcha. It caught McCain's contempt and laid it out there. McCain looks like a bomb with a lit, short fuse, and his dislike of Obama is impossible to miss.
Cranky, tired, mean-spirited old man. Not the steady hand we want on the nation's tiller, nor on the button that launches the bombs.
It is waaaay past time for a change, folks. The country needs to swing to the left; if it stays to the right, we will all suffer even more for it than we are now.
If you don't want to vote for Obama, then vote against McCain and Palin. They are not what the country needs. Absolutely not.