From the Cincinnati Enquirer: McCain rebukes Cunningham
Radio talk show host Bill Cunningham’s mocking and harsh criticism of Democrat Barack Obama upstaged Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s rally today in Cincinnati.
Sen. McCain apologized for the remarks by the WLW radio talk show host.
Cunningham said later that he stood by his comments. He told his listeners: ‘”I’ve had it with McCain. I’m going to throw my support to Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
Cunningham represents the worst in fear mongering politics. Playing on racial fears and divisive stereotypes to advance his own agenda. He’s says he’s the voice of the common man, but he isn’t. He’s the voice of the pompous, self-promoting, ratings grabbing Bill Cunningham. Why anyone gives this a clown a platform to spout his hate speech is beyond comprehension. Watching the video, I’m reminded of the dumb and loud school yard bully, resorting to name calling when you have nothing intelligent or witty to say.
Bill Cunningham is a total embarrassment to Cincinnati. Thanks for getting Cincinnati into the news again, Bill.
UPDATE: Now Bill Cunningham is upset that “John McCain threw me under a bus”
From CNN.com: McCain apology angers conservative host
Cunningham said McCain “ought to attack Democrats and quit attacking conservatives like me.”
“I, for one, regret that John McCain is the nominee of the conservative party,” he said.
Hmmm. Isn’t it possible that McCain isn’t actually attacking conservatives, but Bill Cunningham’s idiocy? Of course Bill Cunningham isn’t capable of comprehending that he isn’t the totality of the Conservative wing of the Republican Party.
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