Truthdig wasn’t around in the year 2000, but if we had been, we probably would have posted this clip of John McCain blowing it in a big way. In light of the Republican Party’s racial sensitivity research, this seems timely, even eight years later—and how sad is that?
For the record, we don’t recall this incident from the 2000 campaign and we cannot find a news story that refers to it. It may just be the type of thing that didn’t show up in the pre-YouTube news cycle. Or it could be taken grossly out of context, or perhaps doctored in some way. However, it seems authentic and, as such, worth passing on.