Skip to comments.Obama thanks McCain for toning down rhetoric
Posted on 10/11/2008 7:41:53 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
PHILADELPHIA (AFP) Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday thanked his Republican rival John McCain for urging supporters to be respectful and stop hurling abuse at Obama at his rallies.
"Now, I want to acknowledge that Senator McCain tried to tone down the rhetoric yesterday in his town hall meeting and I appreciate his reminder that we can disagree while still being respectful of each other," Obama said.
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“We want to fight, and I will fight, but we will be respectful. I admire Senator Obama and his accomplishments and I will respect him,” McCain told a Minnesota rally.
“I want everyone to be respectful and let’s make sure we are, because that is the way that politics should be conducted in America,” McCain said.
“John, thanks for handing me the election!”
I also want to thank John McCain for handing over the election without a fight...thanks John.
Stop this bullsh!t now! Please.
That line right there is interesting when you consider that PA supposedly has Obama way ahead in the public polls at least, why would Obama be blitzing through Philly to stir up votes if that was completely true.
sure as long as he does not bring the truth to light why would he not be happy?
if there is any mention of his cousin Odinga after Ayers well, that will be incitement as well.
McCain is fighting. He’s pointing out differences between himself and McCain. Let the 527s do the dirty work.
My respect can never be earned by criminal Muslim terrorists.
this traitor is very very afraid that people are mad at him, pelosi, dodd, all these hooligan. These thugs need to be very worried, i tell you.
Tone down the rhetoric = stop hammering the truth about me.
Can you respect your voters Mr. McCain?
It doesn’t matter. It’s over, I’m sorry to say.
CALLING OBAMA A RESPECTABLE FAMILY MAN THAT WE NEED NOT FEAR IS OUTRAGEOUS!
McCAIN TAKING THE ABUSE AND INSULTS FROM OBAMA AND REFUSING TO FIGHT BACK IS OUTRAGEOUS!
WERE NOT TURNING THE WHITE HOUSE KEYS OVER TO BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA- NOT IF WE ON FR, RUSH, HANNITY AND FOX HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT!
FReep McCAIN/ MSM OUT.
HOW LONG CAN THEY IGNORE A MILLION EMAILS??
McCain is losing this campaign because he refuses to fight Obama and his lies, and dirty tactics such as ACORN voter fraud. Hes just been rolling over (or bending over, I should say) and accepting the abuse heaped upon him- and expecially Sarah Palin.
The anemic attempts by the McCain camp to fight back within the last few days just aint gonna get it.
He should have been hitting Obama back hard months ago.
He needs to get out there every day and FIGHT BACK.
Email Republican headquarters/McCain.
FReep EM OUT!
CAN THEY IGNORE A MILLION EMAILS?
REMIND McCAIN THAT HE HAS AN OBLIGATION AS OUR CANDIDATE TO FIGHT BACK!
To h*ll with bipartisian BS!
To h*ll with PC!
To h*ll with conducting a respectful campaignas McCain has said, and vowed to do.
RESPECTFUL CAMPAIGNING WENT STRAIGHT OUT THE WINDOW WITH OBAMAS NASTY, BRUTAL COMMENTS SUCH AS;
lipstick on a pig and You can wrap AN OLD FISH in a piece of paper called change. Its still going to stink after eight years.
Take off the gloves, McCain!
Hit the Marxist/Muslim hard with Ayers, Acorn, Violation of Logan Act, abortion, 2nd admendment, Campaigning for Odinga!!
Get off the d*mned economy issue. State that Obama/Democrats/ACORN caused this meltdown. State McCain offered a proposal to avert the meltdown and GET OFF IT.
Obama is counting on keeping this going to take the spotlight off his sordid past and dirty dealings!
NOTHING is more important than waking America up to this Marxist/Muslim!! DO IT. EXPOSE HIM!
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well, looks like alinsky tactics are working. i’m sure obama campaign is
planting this people and idiots like dana milbank use it to push
agenda. next, nyt distorts story even more to smear the rallies. they
were obviously concerned about the ferocity of support palin engenders.
I’ve long said that representatives are castrated when they become senators and it certainly seems to be the case with McCain.
Should have picked a representative as a candidate despite the fact that they “can’t win”.
Nice job, John. Jackass.
I wonder when John will throw Sarah under the bus for 'whipping' people into a frenzy over Ayers, etc.
More of the marxist using our own rules to defeat us.
why won’t the press see what they’re doing by not vetting him?????
I am impatiently waiting for the 527’s.
Then shut up and leave if it is over.
Never has there been a politician this out of step with his own party, this naive, or this s--- stupid. Never.
Why did this jack ass even run?
Obama may thank him, but were it not for Palin, I’d once again decide to avoid the polls. Gads, McCain, get a CLUE, will you?? You were a fighter pilot, dammit. What happened to that positional awareness and aggressiveness?
Obama is the ultimately insultable empty suit.
Obama needs a clue to get a clue.
Obama is nature’s ultimate vacuum.
then let the 527 do the dirty work...
...where the f### are they?
I don’t see enough of it.
Why was Biden in Pa the other day with Hillary? If O-B were really up nationally by 7 points, Pa would not even be in play.
There have been some recent polls that showed while people tended to distrust Obama more than McCain on telling the whole truth, they also by a rather large margin think that McCain is running the more "negative" campaign.
IF McCain and the campaign continue to bring up the valid open questions about some of his associations, ACORN etc., then McCain being "respectful" to Obama in public may make certain people pay more attention to certain things and ask themselves questions. Remember that McCain cannot fight in this election with quite the same type of rhetoric that we on FreeRepublic may choose if he wants any chance.
The NRA and Our Country Deserves Better, both to whom I have given money, is putting out ads and GOTVing.
Sorry. I have no respect for liars, charlatans and undercover-marxists. We will have to agree to disagree disrespectfully. McCain, wake up and smell the People’s-Republic-of-Obama coffee.
The US Secret Service said it was investigating the alleged death threat.
These are Democrat plants trying to make us look bad. I'm glad McCain said something. We are not the party of Kos and DU!
Negative campaign? You should hear some of the dirty commercials that BHO is running here in Ohio. I’ve never heard/seen anything like them.
We’re just the party of “can’t we all just get along.”
Take off your quitter hat for a moment and look at all the poll internals. They are way off.
McCain, bringing a knife to a gun fight.
Red Steel reminded me of this quote from the peaceful one last night.
I sure hope so. :-) I will keep fighting.
No need to be afraid of Obama as President - John McCain 2008
Kick the plug out...accidentally, of course.
[ Stop this bullsh!t now! Please. ]
O?K? then LETS GET REALllllllll..
Yep, McLame just keep apologizing for the base just saying what you are afraid to say.
McLame is toast now.
I felt like that too during the hanging chad nightmare but it wasn’t over and the Constitution did prevail.
Don’t give up or they win.
The fact is that we have to get McCain over the finish line, and then we can deal with opposing his agenda as best we can, and rebuilding the conservative movement.
None of that can happen is Obama wins and Dems have a veto-proof majority.
"Fight with me! Fight for Obama"...no thanks
Because he isn't. This is the only way to really understand the state of the race. Watch were they go!
Stupid move. Obama’s supporters have increased the hate.
"Kill him?" Really, that's what the base wanted to say "kill him"?