Another one of those media non-stories today is McCain "distancing himself" and "apologizing" for a radio talk show host who kept empasizing Barack Hussein Obama's full name in remarks "warming" up a McCain crowd waiting for McCain. He evidently also called Obama a "political hack" (horrors!!!!!--evidently to the media it is, and McCain is unable to break the habit of his whole political career of catering to the media).
Barack Hussein Obama is his NAME. I think it is a little oversensitive to worry about people making fun of his middle name. "Distancing himself" is making more of this than is necssary, and I don't know that a McCain "apology" was appropriate (giving yet another NON-STORY national media attention).
Of course, it is true that people who expect to beat Obama on the strength of his middle name have even less substance than Obama himself (hard to do--takes talent). I would not have minded McCain saying something along these lines. But as it is, I get the feeling that McCain is going to spend more of his campaign apologizing (at least in media stories) than getting across any reasons why McCain should be President.
All much ado about nothing.
That is one of the things that worry conservatives about McCain. He has always spent more time and energy criticizing conservatives than criticizing leftists. Conservatives would be more charitable about it if McCain ever got around to criticizing leftists, and defending conservative principles against leftist attack (as distinguished from mere mouthing general support for conservatism when seeking conservative votes).
Will McCain spend the rest of his campaign apologizing for things Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingram, and others say? You get the feeling he might. Stay tuned. It should be entertaining (so long as you take the enlightened view that it is probably better for the country, and conservatives, if McCain LOSES).