Politics

McCain Represents Change Too

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Justin touched on this story. Let me expound…

“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 Obama’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 hasn’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 didn’t have to speak out so harshly against his own supporter. He wasn’t even at the event and could have disavowed all knowledge and taken no responsibility. But he didn’t. And I think the shows, yet again, Obama isn’t the only candidate in this race who represents change.