Agreeing to Disagree, or Something Like That
By Michael Abramowitz
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- John McCain keeps flubbing his attack lines.
On Monday, McCain sought to sow doubts about Obama's readiness to be commander in chief by quoting Joe Biden as saying that other countries might try to test Obama in the first part of his administration.
But when he launched the attack in a speech near Kansas City, Mo., he misspoke: "Just last night, Senator Obama guaranteed, he guaranteed, that if Senator Obama is elected, Senator Biden said we will have an international crisis to test America's new president."
McCain made a perhaps more humorous misstatement here today when he tried to bring up Rep. John Murtha's recent description of western Pennsylvania as a "racist" area, a comment for which the Democrat from western Pennsylvania, and an Obama supporter, quickly apologized.
"You may have noticed that Senator Obama's supporters have been saying some pretty nasty things about western Pennsylvania lately," McCain said. "And you know, I couldn't agree with them more."
He quickly moved to recover: "I couldn't disagree with you. I couldn't agree with you more than the fact that western Pennsylvania is the most patriotic, most God-loving, most patriotic part of America."
McCain finally made it abundantly clear what he thinks. "I could not disagree with those critics more," he said. "This is a great part of America. This is the heartland of America. This is where people love their country."
Posted at 8:49 PM ET on Oct 21, 2008
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