Since the last debate the McCain-Palin campaign has embarked on the lowest, most incendiary round of negative attacks I've ever seen. Palin in particular has been stoking the fires of race hatred and extremism at her rallies. Her baseless accusations that Barack Hussein Obama is a terrorist or that he thinks it's OK to "attack the pentagon" because he had some nominal connections to a former member of the Weather Underground (a member who far from being an "unrepentant terrorist" turned himself in and encouraged his wife and friends in the group to do so as well). McCain supporters are turning into angry mobs like this one and this one (this one is like a time warp to the street conflicts between hard hats and hippies in the sixties) and members of crowd shout back to either Palin or McCain that Obama was a traitor or a terrorist or shouting "kill him!" There have been calls from senior moderate Republicans like former Michigan governor Miliken, for McCain to get a hold of the situation and calm people down before violence breaks out - yes people were serious worried about violence (there are rumors that reporters at McCain-Palin events had been physically threatened by angry crowd members). Yesterday, McCain finally tried to put the toothpaste back in the tube. As far as these latest efforts go, good for McCain. But he incited this national riot in the first place. He needs to do more than a simple one line response. Especially when his campaign continues with the incendiary attacks. Perhaps his motives for backing off the attacks partially is due to with this. The attacks aren't working.