Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Des Moines Register Columnist Calls McCain Anger "Unsettling"

You may have read or seen on You Tube or Talking Points Memo the interview that McCain gave the Des Moines Register editorial staff. The Register, like other newspapers, video tapes its interviews with candidates seeking the newspaper's endorsement. A lot of people have commented on how angry and upset McCain appeared. A lot of the comments came from writers on blogs that are Obama supporters or lean toward Obama. An interesting view, however, was given on Sunday by one of members of the Register's editorial staff.

Here is a quote from Rehka Basu's column titled Is McCain too thin-skinned for presidency?:

John McCain is angry.

You can feel it in the clenched muscles in his throat, the narrowing of his eyes, the controlled tone with which he handles a question he doesn't like, as if struggling to contain something that might spill out. We've seen that body language on TV. But around a Des Moines Register table Tuesday, the anger and tension were palpable. And unsettling.

You can read the entire column here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unsettling? That's putting it mildly. We can't afford a loose cannon like this in the Nation's Capital.
We need someone that can maintain composure and integrity. This is not John McCain. Again...the man suffers from PTSD and needs treatment.