Faced with an angry crowd whipped up by his own campaign, Sen. McCain showed some decency today. He told supporters who have decided Sen. Obama is a lying terrorist that they were wrong, that they had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.
McCain’s conscience may be bothering him, or his campaign has checked the polls and decided that their incite-the-mob tactics aren’t working.
Either way, McCain had the courage to do the right thing, letting his supporters know they needed to show Obama respect.
Let’s hope he instructs his running mate and his campaign operatives to follow suit.