POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Congr. John Lewis: McCain’s incendiary racist campaign

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 13, 2008

From NBC’s Carrie Dann

  • Georgia congressman John Lewis — a civil rights leader and a man once deemed by John McCain as one of the “wisest” men he knew and one whose advice he would seek as president — today likened the “negative tone” of McCain’s campaign to that of incendiary segregation advocate George Wallace in the 1960s.
  • “What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history,” Lewis wrote in a statement first posted on Politico’swebsite. “Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.”
  • “As public figures with the power to influence and persuade, Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are playing with fire, and if they are not careful, that fire will consume us all.”

read the entire post at … http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/11/1534130.aspx

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