But minutes after the debate, all anyone can talk about is how McCain called Obama "that one". Out of all the points each man made, that's what we focus on? Was it gauche? Yes. Less than eloquent? Certainly. But I think it was McCain being fired up about a point, recognizing it was his last chance before officially losing his foothold, and needing to sputter out a close to his sentence.
I really don't think McCain meant to be racist. As much as I dislike the guy's policies, I don't know if he's that repugnant. I have more of a problem with Palin than I do with him.
What does it say about me that when my candidate finally pulls ahead, I feel bad for the other guy? I'm such a fucking bleeding heart.
As misguided as I think McCain is, his policies once reflected a decent man, and I can't say I have the courage to face what he did as a prisoner of war. I found him to be very snide and condescending tonight, assuming everyday Americans hadn't heard of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and failing to censor his neurotic "my friends" tic, but I'd hate for his reputation to crash and burn based on an accidental, innocent slip. I've been arguing with a libertarian all day about how much I care about others, even the ones I disagree with, so maybe I'm being too forgiving.
What are your thoughts?