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Obama Draws 100,000 in Missouri


Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama holds a rally under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis that drew a crowd of more than 100,000. (Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

By Shailagh Murray
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A record-breaking 100,000 people cheered Sen. Barack Obama under the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi River, by far the biggest stateside crowd drawn by the Democratic nominee.

"All I can say is, wow," said Obama, surveying the sea of supporters, including a few watching from trees and nearby balconies. His home state of Illinois was right across the muddy river.

The huge turnout seemed to confirm that Missouri, the ultimate bellwether, is within reach for Obama this year. Republicans are blanketing the state with robocalls and direct mail, trying to erode support for Obama, but also down ballot as well. Democrats hope to pick up two House seats in Missouri, and could win the governorship.

Obama disputed allegations by Sen. John McCain that he was sparking class warfare by proposing a tax hike for the wealthy, and tax cuts for the middle and working classes.

"My opponent's been talking a lot about taxes in his campaign," Obama told the crowd. "But here's the truth Missouri -- we are both offering tax cuts. The difference is who we're cutting taxes for."

He framed it as a moral debate. "It comes down to values," Obama continued. "In America, do we simply value wealth -- or do we value the work that creates it? For eight years, we've seen what happens when we put the extremely wealthy and well-connected ahead of working people."

At an event in Florida yesterday, McCain described Obama's tax plan as "welfare." In a radio address today, he cited his friend Joe the Plumber's assessment of Obama's tax plan as "socialism."

"And a lot of Americans are thinking along those same lines," McCain said.

Obama retorted, "Senator McCain has been attacking my middle class tax cut. He actually said it goes to 'those who don't pay taxes,' even though it only goes to working people who are already getting taxed on their paycheck. That's right, Missouri -- John McCain is so out of touch with the struggles you are facing that he must be the first politician in history to call a tax cut for working people 'welfare.'"

Obama was joined by Sen. Claire McCaskill, an early supporter who has become one of the Democratic nominee's most effective surrogates. The Democrat was a surprise winner in 2006, beating GOP incumbent Sen. Jim Talent by winning support in the rural and more conservative corners of the Show-Me state.

"Never anything close," McCaskill said of the crowd, "in the history of this state."

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concernedaboutdc:

The GOP still has a long way to go to catch up with ACORN. Also, Obama has, in fact, spent more in negative ads since August 29th. What did you say about those not working?

The Saint:

Just remember that Mitt Romney owns MORE houses than McCain. While I think he would be a great pick for Secretary of Treasury, he wasn't for VP.

Posted by: JakeD | October 20, 2008 6:54 AM | Report abuse

GOP voter registration fraud case leads to arrest

Mark Jacoby, who was arrested in Ontario and owns a firm hired by the California Republican Party, violated state registration laws, authorities say.
By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
2:38 PM PDT, October 19, 2008
SACRAMENTO -- The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario late last night on suspicion of voter registration fraud.

State and local investigators allege that Mark Jacoby fraudulently registered himself to vote at a childhood California address where he no longer lives so he would appear to meet the legal requirement that signature gatherers be eligible to vote in California.


Jacoby's arrest by state investigators and the Ontario Police Department comes after dozens of voters said they were duped into registering as Republicans by his firm, Young Political Majors, or YPM. The voters said YPM tricked them by saying they were signing a petition to toughen penalties against child molesters. The firm was paid $7 to $12 for every Californian it registered as a member of the GOP.

Several agencies had launched investigations into Jacoby's activities, including the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, which issued the warrant for his arrest earlier this month on felony charges of voter registration fraud and perjury.

Efforts to reach Jacoby were unsuccessful.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | October 19, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

That was an amazing turnout for any candidate on the campaign train. In Missouri at that.

Has anyone noticed that the more negative McCain gets, the more supporters Barrack tends to gain?

Maybe his mudslingging is all bad.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | October 19, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Photo-Lab?
Posted by: SAINT---The | October 19, 2008 12:08 PM |

Perhaps you mean Photoshop? Anyway, this is real, as 100,000+ people who've been there can prove. Accept reality and don't try to deceive yourself.

Posted by: urban4 | October 19, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Interesting Photo!

Crowds disappear into tiny dots;

All while the TREES;

Remain LARGE and Countable?!! :-/

Photo-Lab?

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 19, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone read in the Washington Post article yesterday that McCain's cancer has returned?

Posted by: friendlyfire1 | October 19, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Joe the plumber and every other small business should be sent a list of non-taxpayers so that they can just send them a check directly......
Dapistol-

Posted by: thecannula
___________________________________

Perhaps "Joe" can send his first check to HIMSELF! The tax cheat that he is......You guys are a riot, to dumb to realize how dumb you are. Keep clinging....16 more days.

Posted by: pgiaquinto | October 19, 2008 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Sunday 10/19/08
OH THE TIMES, THEY ARE A CHANGIN....

National Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Obama 48, McCain 45 Obama +3

KEEP IT UP DAPISTOL INDEPENDENTS AND CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS ARE LISTENING!

"Joe the plumber and every other small business should be sent a list of non-taxpayers so that they can just send them a check directly. Eliminating Obama's commission for brokering the deal could be a huge savings, and the average small business could probably cover this cost by firing just 1 person. The unemployment rate doesn't really matter as long as everyone is getting paid! People don't want to work and they don't need much to survive; they really just want to watch TV all day! For $500/month from their working comrades, 100 million non-taxpaying Americans could be living the American dream!"
-Dapistol


Dapistol-

You've hit the nail on the head- Obama wants to run America like ANIMAL FARM!

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"
K Marx 1875 & B Obama 2008

Posted by: thecannula | October 19, 2008 7:40 AM | Report abuse

What a stunning pic! One for the album...It's a 'Beautiful' state..I know I've been there! Hello Missouri WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Posted by: Maritzah | October 19, 2008 5:19 AM | Report abuse

Oh look! It's not just Germany!

Watch John McCain as a keynote speaker for ACORN in 2006:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9wy2MI1NI

HYPOCRITE MUCH???

Posted by: braultrl | October 19, 2008 3:41 AM | Report abuse

IF PALIN IS SO QUALIFIED...
Then why didn't she run for president?

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 19, 2008 2:34 AM | Report abuse

What a great picture!!!! Missouri is my home state; I live in CA now. Obama followed that up with a rally across the state in Kansas City, MO this evening that drew 75,000! My sister was there and she was moved to tears. I am so proud of you Missouri!!! Go MO, go Blue, go Obama!!! Missouri, keep up your proud tradition as a bellwether state. Now if our football team had played well against Texas this evening it would have been a perfect day for many Missourians. . . .

Posted by: ladylawyer | October 19, 2008 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Fear, Hatred and Division is all the Republicans have to offer. I was waiting for the angry mobs at the Palin rally to march off and burn down a TV station because of their hatred of the "elitist MSM". Patriotic? I don't think so.

Posted by: thebobbob | October 19, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Joe the plumber and every other small business should be sent a list of non-taxpayers so that they can just send them a check directly. Eliminating Obama's commission for brokering the deal could be a huge savings, and the average small business could probably cover this cost by firing just 1 person. The unemployment rate doesn't really matter as long as everyone is getting paid! People don't want to work and they don't need much to survive; they really just want to watch TV all day! For $500/month from their working comrades, 100 million non-taxpaying Americans could be living the American dream!
Dapistol


Dapistol-

AMEN Brother, I'm glad the cavalry has arrived!

Let's just rename America, "ANIMAL FARM"!

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"
K Marx 1875

Posted by: thecannula | October 18, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I think McCain should enjoy his golden years.Perhaps playing shuffleboard going fishing or taking a trip to Alaska with Palin to do some Moose hunting!

Posted by: jazzbo55 | October 18, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

BHO is doing a heck of a job, the crowd is loving him. Don't hate you neocons had your chance if mccain would have picked a formidable veep. McCain is a mad man.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 18, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

We live in Punkin Center, Missouri, and we did not see Obama come through. But we took a pole and us rednecks is voting for Obama. ......... ...........

http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/09/19/rednecks-for-obama/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 18, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

If Northern VA is "NOT" the real Virginia, then why in the world did John McCain campaign there?

First you Republicans tried to divide the nation, and now you are trying to divide the states, and its people living in these states.

If that's the way you feel then stay out of the Battleground states.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | October 18, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

"Record of republicans/FACT/CRIMINAL/PERIOD!

...Record of republicans record debt, Economy/MESS/FACT!

...I see old man river has alot of blind sheep/republicans/minority/now in U.S. following same old lie, and I see Majority, seeing republicans "Disasterous/Record/Mess, they can't run from or hide from!

..."To this registered Voter/Vet USAF,
the record of republicans IS CRIMINAL/FACT!

Posted by: ztcb41 | October 18, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

It won't take a year to be disappointed -- November 5th is just 18 days away -- I'm still wondering if there will be race riots.

Posted by: JakeD | October 18, 2008 5:39 PM
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McCain is going to lose in a landslide. There won't be any riots unless the white power folks have something in the works.

Posted by: smc91 | October 18, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

The neocon's and republicans use the term "LIBERAL" alot....lets look at the definition of the word "LIBERAL"

LIBERAL; Favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.

LIBERAL; Favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression:

LIBERAL; Of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies

LIBERAL; Free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.

LIBERAL; Open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.

LIBERAL; Characterized by generosity and willingness to give in large amounts: a liberal donor.

LIBERAL; Given freely or abundantly; generous: a liberal donation.

LIBERAL; of, pertaining to, or befitting a freeman.

Based on the difinition of the word LIBERAL....JESUS was a LIBERAL !

Thats why going to a Sarah Plain Stupid rally...or McSAME rally...the crowds scream to murder the wrong guy.

2000 years ago...the crowds screamed for the release of Barabas and the death of Jesus.

2000 years ago the world saw neocons....republicans...they were screaming for the death of Jesus and the release of Barabas...2000 years and nothings changed !

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 18, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Watch the Keynote Speeches of Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin and Ron Paul:

http://www.jbs.org/index.php/jbs-news-feed/3377


Use your vote to Uphold, Defend and Protect our Constitution, our Rights and Freedoms and the Sovereignty of our Nation.

Posted by: cingi | October 18, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe McCain will fight for me either. He'll fight tooth and nail for the corporations, and he probably will find another war to fight, but for the average American, John won't lift a finger (except maybe his middle one).

What an inspiration to see 100,000 people looking to make this country better for everyone.

Posted by: DrWho2 | October 18, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain is coming out more forcefully now, telling us how badly things have been run for the past 8 years and how he's the one who's going to fix it.

McCain, if you wanted to run against George Bush, you should have run against him 4 years ago.

Why didn't you? You knew then what a disaster this man has been for our country. Do you remember Reagan in '76, how he tried to take the nomination away from Ford?

I guess with you McCain it is actually party first isn't it? McCain, then party, then country. Maybe your rich friends between party and country ...

I don't believe you when you say you'll fight for me. You already quit on me when Bush was running for reelection. That's one thing we independents are unable to avoid noticing.

Posted by: barfolomew | October 18, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I was there and it was amazing! Drove 2 hours with my son to find thousands upon thousands of like-minded people ready for change.

Posted by: hucklecat | October 18, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

What an incredible picture of the rally in St. Louis.......wowzer.....

Posted by: seakeys | October 18, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

McCain = Ike.

As for race riots, there won't be any if McCain loses. I was referring to Obama losing. I know a little about police plannng here in San Diego at least.

Posted by: JakeD | October 18, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so let's compare Obama to FDR. Fair enough.

The problem is, who do you compare McCain to? Certainly not FDR, that is for sure.

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | October 18, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have been giving "welfare" to corporations for almost a decade, privatizing profits and "socializing" losses. It's time the middle class saw a break. I'm voting for Obama. At least he's *got* a plan he can articulate.

Posted by: tellthetruth01 | October 18, 2008 5:42 PM

Thank you. Well said. The McCain housing plan to give another $300 billion to banks with no money back, takes the cake. Look at his heathcare plan. It will end group coverage for 20,000,000 people putting them in the position of having to find individual plans at higher costs with less coverages. Cooperation among group plan member makes lower costs possible. The anti-socialist concept makes every person vulnerable to the power of corporations. Choose. VOTE.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 18, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

You see the problem is not complicated: Palin is so far sighted that she can see Russia from her front window and McCain is so short sighted he cant see the pain and suffering of the American people stood right next to him. Sounds like the Republican Party needs a good optometrist - any takers ?

Posted by: aredee | October 18, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

I like JakeD's comparison of Obama to FDR. In both cases, Americans were looking to an unique individual to lead us through tough times.

Wow.

Posted by: amaikovich | October 18, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

JakeD,

However much the McCain campaign is paying you, it isn't enough.

If McCain had run his campaign has as well as you've worked these boards it'd be a competitive race. (And the campaign race is the only race that matters.)

McCain has unilaterally disarmed in Iowa (ethanol) and Colorado (water rights).

There's no way he gets to 270. He played himself out of the game.

If you don't see that. If you don't see the tidal wave of young and black voters that will be heading to the polls. If all you see is resurgent racism... brother, you are living in the past.

Posted by: jrob822 | October 18, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

JakeD wrote:

McCaskell is wrong about 100,000 people in St. Louis being an historical record. Maybe for Obama's campaign, but FDR got bigger crowds.
___________________________________________
Actually Jake, it is a very large crowd by any standards for a Presidential Candidate. Sure, FDR drew big crowds AFTER he was President. Do you want to see how big a crowd Obama draws AFTER he is President?

Posted by: magnifco1000 | October 18, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

or to put it simply enough for the less educated - McCain's message to his faithful:

tax cuts for us are wonderful, tax cuts for other people are welfare.

Posted by: JoeT1 | October 18, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

What a beautiful sight - 100,000 gathered to see Obama. Since the Republicans tell us Missouri is one of their strongholds, we should thank the Reps for turning out in such large numbers to see Barack. I wonder how that makes "never more than 7000" McCain feel.

Posted by: aredee | October 18, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

it's pretty simple to be a rich republican. when you get a tax cut it's pro American, pro business, good for everyone, capitalism. when someone suggests that maybe the middle class should send less money to Washington, it's socialistic, welfare, anti-American, take from the rich to give to the poor, end of life as we know it.

since when did we decide that the precise progressivity of the tax brackets was perfectly American just after the Bush tax cuts that McCain thought were irresponsible as opposed to the bracket structure just before them? or that any other structure other than the rich pay less is socialistic? give me a break

Posted by: JoeT1 | October 18, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

McCain would have to burn a cross to bring out that many Republicans.

Posted by: hamishdad | October 18, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

"Crowd of 100,000? Wait for the spin from the McCain camp. "They're all paid Obama campaign staff!" "

That line from McCain would be just wonderful. It would sound so jealous of Obama's fund raising ability that it couldn't help but be funny.

Obama was right when he said that he could expect to have to counter some really nasty campaign tactics. The tactics have been tried, answered, (except for whatever sleaze is being saved for the last few days), and now Obama has enough cash to try putting a couple more states in play.

Perhaps the polls need to try to ascertain how much of Obama's support is from disaffected voters finally finding a politician who is different enough, in the right way, to get them to come out and vote again. Just maybe THAT perception, that real change IS possible, means a real new deal in politics.

Luck favors the prepared, and the luck Obama has in the country needing someone new just as he was most ready to respond smacks of providence.


Posted by: ceflynline | October 18, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Race riots?? Is the RNC planning some we have not heard of?

Maybe that was what was on the KKK flyers?

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003874439

"I'm still wondering if there will be race riots.

Posted by: JakeD"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 18, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Jon Stewart made a comment the other night that not only was true, but one wonders by what margin "Plumber Joe has been interviewed by the media more than Sarah Palin"?

The destructive forces of the past eight years have become, like Palin herself, shrill in their attempts to frighten the American people.

All of it, including McCain's selection of Palin in the first place with so many other wonderfully qualified women to chose from, will in the end mean a far greater margin of loss than otherwise. The crowd in St. Louis today being only a hint of the true feeling in the cities and hinterlands of this great nation for CHANGE.

Veterans in the lower middle class like me, and so many others, can't wait.

Posted by: BruceBlack | October 18, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

"McCain described Obama's tax plan as 'welfare.' In a radio address today, he cited his friend Joe the Plumber's assessment of Obama's tax plan as 'socialism.'"

Since when did a person who owes $1200 in back taxes become the economic spokesperson for your campaign, McCain?

Republicans have been giving "welfare" to corporations for almost a decade, privatizing profits and "socializing" losses. It's time the middle class saw a break. I'm voting for Obama. At least he's *got* a plan he can articulate.

Posted by: tellthetruth01 | October 18, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Billy Graham used to have crowds like that.
Hitler, Peter Frampton, Pope John Paul ...

What do you say StarCB17, is having the ability to draw large crowds sign of some great evil ... or some foolishness on the part of the people in the crowd?

This is the best the republicans can do, complain about the strengths of their opponent. It's good to see the republicans like you on the way out.

One day, hopefully in the not too distant future, the republican party will return to its true roots and purge the likes of you, Dobson, Rush, Ann ... and Bush ... the republicans won't be back until that day.

Posted by: barfolomew | October 18, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

It won't take a year to be disappointed -- November 5th is just 18 days away -- I'm still wondering if there will be race riots.

Posted by: JakeD | October 18, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

John McCain calls Obama a socialist, but isn't he the one who proposed that the U.S. taxpayers assume all of this nation's negative home equity? Didn't McCain also vote with Obama for a bailout bill that resulted in the partial nationalization of several of our country's largest banks?

Posted by: jimestw | October 18, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

As an Arizonan all my life its unfortunate to say that we all know who most of the voters will be voting for on Nov.4th!I am NOT one of them and have never been!!! We need Obama to bring this country back together!!I hope that Missouri is smart enough to vote for him!!! I wish we could see history in my state and see Obama get most of the votes!!! Wish I could have been there for the rally!!!

Posted by: joshfan55 | October 18, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

McCaskell is wrong about 100,000 people in St. Louis being an historical record. Maybe for Obama's campaign, but FDR got bigger crowds.

Posted by: JakeD | October 18, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

"Wow! How disappointed they will be a year from now..."

Yeah, the world will be very disappointed that George W. Bush is out of office and John McCain is sent packing to move in with Joe the Plumber.

Posted by: sketchpada | October 18, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

"hey, palin obama had a crowd of 100,000 in st. louis what you gonna do now?!"
"I'm going on Sat Night Live!!!"

Posted by: gq_online | October 18, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

McCAIN's Ideology on tax is to save the RICH (which he falls into) more money just like what Bush's ideology. The wealthy Top trickling down on to the poor. This Bush ideology for the past eight years has brought us to where we are now...a FINANCIAL CRISIS!

OH Please - Joe the plumber does not make $250k a year. Heck, why don't everyone become a plumber then.

We need real change to turn this economy around.

Obama/Biden '2008

Posted by: leoruler | October 18, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"Wow" and "amazing" is right. Something good is afoot for those tired of eight years of a Republican administration dragging this great nation through the mud.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 18, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

a picture makes 100,000 words....they could have had a taste of st. louis afterwards.....

Posted by: gq_online | October 18, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Wow! How disappointed they will be a year from now...

Posted by: 048304 | October 18, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Bachman is another example of the prevailing attitude at the RNC, if you are with us you are pro-American, if you are against us you are anti-American.

Time for a donation to send her on her way.

http://www.tinklenberg08.com/

"Bachmann comments raise at least $150k for opponent

It's unlikely that the American media will produce the "penetrating exposé" into whether members of Congress are "pro-America or anti-America" that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called for Friday, but there has been at least one consequence she may not have expected: Her congressional opponent, Democrat El Tinklenberg, has been showered with cash from all parts of the country — America, that is — as apparently insulted Americans respond to Bachmann's request."

"Bachmann on Friday told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that Barack Obama is not the only anti-American member of Congress. "The news media should do a penetrating exposé and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America? I think people would love to see an exposé like that," she said."
http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/1008/Bachmann_comments_raising_money_for_opponent.html

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 18, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I was there today, and stunning for St. Louis & Missouri this was. I can easily believe 100,000 attended. It was inspirational and moving, and if this holds up, MO is going Obama's way. Amazing.

Posted by: musickna | October 18, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Come on Missouri!!! Lets get a president who actually has a clue! McCain's solution to everything is business, and extreme government in business. Well, I have news. We're all part of the solution too, and we deserve to get back for a change, what was unproportionately taken from the vast of us to support the wealthy. If they're not going to give proportionate, balanced cuts, I say it's our turn for a while. Come on Missouri!!! How about common sense, knowledge, and multi-tasking this time? McCain just wants to get in so he can enable his tax cuts which fits right in his bracket and his fellow friends' brackets, and do nothing to work on issues in this country. I don't think so. I want the next president of the United States to be President of the United States and do some darn work around here. We need to get working programs, while also making cuts at the same time to bring balance in the budget. Obama's ready and set to multi-task. He's ready to go to work. How about it Missouri!!!

Posted by: Obama2008 | October 18, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

"At an event in Florida yesterday, McCain described Obama's tax plan as 'welfare.' In a radio address today, he cited his friend Joe the Plumber's assessment of Obama's tax plan as 'socialism.'"

Can someone please tell that fool McCain that it is he and not Joe the Plumber that is running for the presidency?

Posted by: sketchpada | October 18, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Crowd of 100,000? Wait for the spin from the McCain camp. "They're all paid Obama campaign staff!" or "Those are all those un-Americans!". Then of course there's those, like StarCB17 below, who doesn't understand the power of inspiration (Obama), and mistakes it for the power of fear (Hitler).

Posted by: Cyclopsina | October 18, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Diva McSurge must have had a coronary when he saw this photograph.

Holy Cow

Posted by: Jaxxon | October 18, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow...100,000?
That is my well beloved Guy...
in whom iam well pleased!

Posted by: roberta2 | October 18, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

This is so OVER.

Posted by: pgiaquinto | October 18, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

I am a middle class worker.
I could use a tax break.
I have never been on "welfare," and I am insulted by McStupid's comment.
Welfare in the amount of $700 billion dollars was given to the wealthy CEOs last month.
Kick the bumbs out!
Vote OBAMA/BIDEN in November!!

Posted by: NOTJOE6PACKORPLUMBER | October 18, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

My question to White Evangelical supporters of Palin and Mccain.

Is sharing once wealth is a Christian thing or not ?

Posted by: smart_sha | October 18, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Please read this article and get to know the Real John McCain. This is sad!

This is a quote, but read the article from the link below...

"Ted Sampley, who fought with US Special Forces in Vietnam and is now a leading campaigner for veterans’ rights, said: ‘I have been following John McCain’s career for nearly 20 years. I know him personally. There is something wrong with this guy and let me tell you what it is – deceit.

‘When he came home and saw that Carol was not the beauty he left behind, he started running around on her almost right away. Everybody around him knew it.

‘Eventually he met Cindy and she was young and beautiful and very wealthy. At that point McCain just dumped Carol for something he thought was better.

‘This is a guy who makes such a big deal about his character. He has no character. He is a fake. If there was any character in that first marriage, it all belonged to Carol."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html

Posted by: leoruler | October 18, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

StarCB17 --

What galaxy are you broadcasting from?

Posted by: lydgate | October 18, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

StarCB17-
Can you support your comparison of Obama to Hitler with anything of substance?

Posted by: rooster54 | October 18, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

StarCB17-
You just proved my previous point.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 18, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow that's so sad... I think Hitler used to have rallies with that many people, and we all saw what happened there.

Posted by: StarCB17 | October 18, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The more one listens to McCain / Palin, the more out of touch with reality one becomes.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 18, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

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