John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate to get the Republican base excited about his run for President.
Now, Palin and 'the base' are threatening to destroy the credibility of his campaign. Why? Because they are Rightwing crazies, who believe the wildest, most vicious propaganda about Barack Obama and are working themselves into a dangerous frenzy.
Posted by Ana Marie Cox
... Of course, this is kind of the best of both world: Crazy base-world gets to bring
up Ayers and whatever else, really, and he gets to say, "Be respectful." But I think he means it.
UPDATE: Indeed, he just snatched the microphone out the hands of a woman who began her question with, "I'm scared of Barack Obama... he's an Arab terrorist..."
"No, no ma'am," he interrupted. "He's a decent family man with whom I happen to have some disagreements."