I have to commend Senator McCain for trying to bring some civility back into the American presidential race.
I just wish it didn't feel so much like he's trying to dig himself out of the hole he put himself in.
I honestly don't think that McCain was purposefully racist. I think he was being dismissive. I think he was trying to diminish Obama's status as the country's saviour by pointing out that he sometimes made decisions with something other than citizen's best interests in mind. Fair enough, but there's usually a right way and a wrong way to get your point across.
Dehumanizing someone is often the wrong way.