By now, I’m sure most of you heard about John McCain’s infamous use of “That One” to address Barack Obama at Tuesday’s Presidential Debate. It’s indicative of McCain’s tone throughout the entire debate – callous, bitter, seething, disrespectful. “That One” will likely go down as a major flub in McCain’s already appalling Presidential campaign.
However, it wasn’t McCain’s worst offense that evening. At the end of the debate, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, went around shaking hands with people in the audience. John McCain did the same while his wife, Cindy, trailed behind him like a confused puppy. When McCain passed by Obama, Obama reached out to shake McCain’s hand. McCain pointed at his wife, instructing Obama to shake Cindy’s hand first (implying, I think, that Obama was rude for not reaching out to the Barbie Doll first) – which Obama did.
McCain then turned away! He did not shake Barack Obama’s hand! It’s mind-baffling that someone who deigns to be President would conduct himself so callously – and on national television, too. I mean, at least pretend, man. The whole country is watching you!
Here is the video of the incident: