Justin touched on this story. Let me expoundâ€¦
“I did not know about these remarks, but I take responsibility for them. I repudiate them. My entire campaign I have treated Senator Obama and Senator Clinton with respect. I will continue to do that throughout this campaign.”
That was John McCain yesterday, apologizing for remarks made by talk show host Bill Cunningham at a McCain rally. Cunningham repeatedly referred to Barack Obama as Barack Hussein Obama and called the Illinois senator a Chicago-style hack.
McCain added that he did not think it was appropriate to use Senator Obamaâ€™s middle name in such situations.
He may not make sweeping speeches about unity or dazzle us with his promises to change the attitudes of Washington, but McCain is a man who has walked the bipartisan walk for many years. No, he hasnâ€™t always been 100% civil but he fundamentally understands what it really takes and what it really means to respect your opponents and work with them rather than against them.
McCain didnâ€™t have to speak out so harshly against his own supporter. He wasnâ€™t even at the event and could have disavowed all knowledge and taken no responsibility. But he didnâ€™t. And I think the shows, yet again, Obama isnâ€™t the only candidate in this race who represents change.