This has to be McCain's finest moment. His thoughts and concerns had to be on the country and the consequences if he let the dialog continue in the way it was headed. Good for you Senator McCain.
McCain calls Obama 'decent person,' is booed
McCain sort of can't win here.
Parnes reports from Minnesota:
A man in the audience stood up and told McCain he's "scared" of an Obama presidency and who he'd select for the Supreme Court.
"I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don't have to be scared of as president of the United States," McCain said as the crowd booed and shouted "Come on, John!"
"If I didn't think I'd be a heck of a lot better, I wouldn't be running for president of the united states."
If it's not the Times editorial board jeering him, it's his own crowd.
A woman at the town hall asks softly: "I've heard that Sen. Obama is an
McCain quickly cuts the woman off.
"No, maam. He's a decent family man and citizen," McCain says. "He's
not. Thank you."
NOTE: Some reports from the ground said the woman used the word "terrorist." She didn't.