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McCain Refers to Obama as 'That One'


While there was plenty said tonight from both candidates, in reference to a vote on an energy bill, McCain did his best to dehumanize Obama at tonight's town hall.

Said McCain: "You know who voted for it? You might never know. That one."

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. McCain was on the offensive and the offensive. Most of McCain's responses took cheap shots at Obama ("getting a clear response from Obama is like nailing Jell-o to a wall" wtf is that?). CNN and MSNBC reported Independents in Ohio and Pennsylvania in favor of Obama (and many Republican's seemed more positive with regards to Obama in energy and especially in response to McCain's "Jell-O" slam). McCain stated Reagan than Teddy Roosevelt was his hero. Which is it McCain? I hope the "terrorist" and "treason" claims coupled with his sleazy attacks ("that one", "my friend" aren't how you address your opponent with respect) are the nail on McCain's coffin.

    Posted by: Cj | Oct 7, 2008 11:02:55 PM

  2. DESPICABLE! That is so disrespectful and I do not want someone like McCain to represent me and also my country! You should be ashamed of yourself Mr. McCain! People who are voting for him should be ashamed too. Did Obama ever disrespect him? NO. Even a 5yo knows not to refer to another person as "that one". Shame on you!

    Posted by: vote4obama | Oct 7, 2008 11:04:07 PM

  3. With 27 days left, this debate left only one question unanswered.

    What's Michelle wearing to the inaugural?

    Posted by: 24play | Oct 7, 2008 11:15:39 PM

  4. How bad is it when I keep expecting McCain to call Obama the N-word?

    Posted by: Brendan | Oct 7, 2008 11:23:40 PM

  5. I love this site and I'm voting for Obama, but this post is pathetic.

    Posted by: Jason | Oct 7, 2008 11:26:37 PM

  6. Obama won, in my opinion. But the question is whether McCain performed well enough to change the game. He didn't. Even if McCain had won, he needed to do so by a large margin. This also shows that a week of negative attacks were not effective.

    Posted by: David T | Oct 7, 2008 11:47:15 PM

  7. McCain looked sad, grim and whiney. And he showed his contempt for Obama and will pay a big price with women voters for that. This clip will be played over and over again and McCain's karma is nearly instant. Watch McCain drop in the polls tomorrow. Obama has the temperament and intelligence to be a great president.

    Posted by: Joeinsf | Oct 8, 2008 12:01:47 AM

  8. I agree with the site...can't wait to vote for Obama. This point that several spin doctors and bloggers are trying to make is really pathetic. Its plain that McCain doesn't like Obama but trying to read into this exchange as dehumanizing is being a little bit over dramatic.

    Posted by: Ron C | Oct 8, 2008 12:04:49 AM

  9. I was an Obama supporter during the primaries against Hillary. I am not voting for McCain. And, don't get me started on Pallin. That said, I don't think there was anything racial about referring to Obama as that one. I was watching the debate and I didn't think anything about it when it occurred. And, if it matters, I am African American.

    Posted by: Brandon | Oct 8, 2008 12:06:15 AM

  10. Jason, how is pointing out what CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC and even Karl Rove on Fox News have commented on pathetic? The fact that McCain disrespected Obama in countless ways tonight (even Pat Buchanon admitted on Rachel Maddows show tonight, about 5 minutes ago, that McCain was on the "offense" and that Obama won points) demonstrates McCain's inability to keep composure, respect and maturity. As Commander in Chief, composure, respect and maturity are paramount in and Presidency. As well, the fact that McCain stated, he proposed buying mortgages for people's homes (I would love to know with whose money, or is that another "financial bailout"?), something the Republican right found VERY distasteful

    I certainly do not want the next President of the United States to refer to others as "that one" if they disagree with their policy. McCain demonstrated his inability to keep respect, especially when he 1) refused to shake Obama's hand at the end 2) Left IMMEDIATELY after the debate while Obama stayed behind to speak personally with the audience AND shake their hands and 3) slung insults at Obama throughout the evening, which runs contrary to McCain's stance on not wanting to resort to negative campaign tactics.

    This post is clearly important as it goes to the character and composure of our next Commander in Chief.

    Posted by: CJ | Oct 8, 2008 12:09:03 AM

  11. Well only a miracle will save McCain (whether man made or not I'll leave it to the barracuda to decide). I thought the "that one" remark was rather comical, it comes across like something a second grader would say when accusing a classmate.

    Posted by: Rafael | Oct 8, 2008 12:16:42 AM

  12. The "that one" comment flew right past me, probably because I was expecting Grandpa to remember his opponent's name, which apparently is a problem for him.

    Can't remember the name of the guy next to him, like my 71-year-old dad, who I love, but also would never want to be president.

    Posted by: Joe Bua | Oct 8, 2008 12:28:23 AM

  13. Don't put it past the Repugnicans to steal the election. They're already doing whatever they can to suppress voter drives and call into question anyone who's registered to vote but hasn't declared for the GOP. check out Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Ohio, any of the Southern states. Those bastards stole 2000 and 2004, don't assume they can't get away with it, again. They're vile enough to try it and I still don't trust the Democrats to fight back as hard as they'll need to.

    Something else to consider...this constant reference by McInsane and his pet bitch about Obama supporting terrorists and being weak on bad-boy governments and not being patriotic enough is aimed at inflaming some right-wing-nut into taking a shot at the man. I hope and pray to God the Justice Department, which is packed with Bush-niks thanks to his people making sure certain standards were kept (like being a supporter and a Christian and not having a wife who's a Democrat) prevents it...but all it takes is one Bush-baby to keep one piece of info out of the right hands for it to happen.

    Whoever wins, the next four years will make 1861-65 seem like a cakewalk.

    Posted by: Kyle Michel Sullivan | Oct 8, 2008 1:40:24 AM

  14. Kyle,

    Before you start using big words like voter fraud perhaps you should read this interesting article that appeared about the raids on the ACORN offices in Las Vegas today. Seems they were registering the same person multiple times and dead people. Wasn't Obama an attorney for them? Now that is what I call community organizing..raising the dead to vote.

    Posted by: Las Vegas | Oct 8, 2008 1:52:32 AM

  15. Las Vegas, the G.O.P. has long been fond of talking about voter fraud, and instigating raids like this, without providing evidence that it exists.

    knowing as they must that G.O.P. operatives will be scrutinizing everything for any opportunity to keep people from voting, what possible motive would a GOTV operation have for purposely registering someone more than once? that just wouldn't make sense. what makes more sense is the republicans seizing on any hint of a voter's mistake or a paperwork slip-up to justify their voter suppression initiatives.

    Posted by: le_sacre | Oct 8, 2008 2:48:42 AM


    provides some good links on actual studies of voter fraud.

    also, Las Vegas, the link you provided did not mention anything about registering dead people. it did, however--in the comments section--provide an intriguing glimpse into the psychology of the article's readership. if there were anyone's votes i would want to suppress, it would be those of that kind of openly racist unthinkingly biased idiots. but instead, i would rather allow all citizens to vote, and just try to educate those people on the issues, and hope they can put aside their ignorance someday.

    Posted by: le_sacre | Oct 8, 2008 2:59:46 AM

  17. Oh ACORN and it's "Community Organizers" have been at this for a long time.

    How about this from the WSJ...funny it mentions the Democrats pushing for profits from Fanie Mae and Freddie Mac to go to ACORN as well...hmmm

    This one is really my favorite because it outlines in a simple timeline all the indictments on this group for voter fraud. Obama must be so proud to have been a Community Organizer when this group committed these acts.

    Posted by: Las Vegas | Oct 8, 2008 4:07:12 AM

  18. Yo John. Dont make a fuss just get back on the Bus.

    All bets are off we have found a winner

    Posted by: marty | Oct 8, 2008 7:47:44 AM

  19. Yo John. Dont make a fuss just get back on the Bus.

    All bets are off we have found a winner

    Posted by: marty | Oct 8, 2008 7:48:14 AM

  20. Las Vegas, take a hike. You're homophobic, Log Cabin Repugnikkklan "Republican on the street, Democrat in the bedroom" pandering is sad.

    Posted by: Cj | Oct 8, 2008 10:13:54 AM

  21. Well, if Michelle Malkin says it's true...

    Posted by: 24play | Oct 8, 2008 10:29:33 AM

  22. McCain called Asians "gooks" in 2000, surely "nigger" or "boy" is one tongue slip away.

    He looked feeble last night, whereas Obama looked self assured and confident.

    Posted by: Mark in NYC | Oct 8, 2008 10:51:34 AM

  23. 24PLAY, you weren't alone. I fully expected to here it too. Sen. McCain's palpable animus toward Sen. Obama is disturbing.

    Posted by: Carly | Oct 8, 2008 11:01:21 AM

  24. Las Vegas,

    The Right Wing slant on the Acorn affair has been debunked (huge surprise):

    Please tell me that your stupidity is not as impenetrable as the Obama-is-a-Muslim idiots who post here... Wait, you don't believe that as well?

    Posted by: TikiHead | Oct 8, 2008 11:01:56 AM

  25. Diamonds, Daisies, Snowflakes,
    That One
    Chestnuts, Rainbows, Springtime...
    Is That One
    He's tinsel on a tree...
    He's everything that every Dem should be!

    Sable, Popcorn, White Wine,
    That One
    Gingham, Bluebirds, Broadway...
    Is That One
    He's mine alone, but luckily for you...
    If you find a Dem to love,
    Only one Dem to love,
    Then he'll be That One too...
    That One!

    Posted by: Dommy | Oct 8, 2008 12:01:25 PM

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