Raw Story- Nick Juliano
Published: Wednesday October 8, 2008
A growing perception that Republican presidential candidate John McCain is outright disdainful of having to share a stage with — let alone losing to — Barack Obama is gaining more traction after McCain dismissively referred to his opponent as “that one” during Tuesday’s debate.
Andrew Sullivan pronounced it “the moment the contempt spilled over.”
Crooks and Liars Nicole Belle wonder if McCain was “going to yell at him to get off his lawn next.”
The comment was instantly noticed by the Obama campaign itself.
“Did John McCain just refer to Obama as ‘that one’?” campaign spokesman Bill Burton asked in an e-mail to reporters just minutes after it happened. A video of the exchange wound up on YouTube before the debate was even over.