He also took on an issue that has been bugging me.
I'm also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the [Republican] Party say... such things as 'Well, you know that Mr Obama is a Muslim.' Well the correct answer is, 'He's not a Muslim, he's a Christian, he's always been a Christian'
And then he makes the salient point.
But the really right answer is, "What if he is?' Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is 'No', that's not America."
The truth is, that much of the McCain campaign rhetoric against Obama - for which he has to take responsibility as figurehead - is vicious and downright un-American. It comes to something, when the candidate himself has had to defend Obama against the nastiest attacks from McCain followers.