Colin Powell thinks “that on the Republican side over the last seven weeks, the approach of the Republican Party and Mr. McCain has become narrower and narrower. Mr. Obama, at the same time, has given us a more inclusive, broader reach into
the needs and aspirations of our people. He’s crossing lines–ethnic lines, racial lines, generational lines. ”
Is this another example of how inclusive Obama supporters are being?
A Sunday night episode of the Fox animated series “Family Guy” stirred up trouble by suggesting rather directly that Nazi officers would have supported the McCain-Palin ticket…. Stewie, the obnoxious baby character at the center of the series, and Brian, a talking dog, traveled back in time to Poland during the 1939 German invasion. The characters ambush Nazi soldiers in an alley and steal their uniforms so they can travel without drawing attention. Putting on an overcoat, Stewie notices a McCain-Palin campaign button affixed to the lapel. “Huh, that’s weird,” Stewie remarks…. The series’ creator, Seth MacFarlane, is a prominent supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential bid.
No one suggests that the Obama campaign per se had anything to do with this juvenile taunt. But surely the candidate bears as much responsibility for such outbursts as McCain does for some of the equally juvenile taunts against Obama that Powell cited as a reason to vote against McCain.