I Blog for some Websites and I always try to be fair to all the political candidates running for the presidency. I think that the Democrats are going too far with their personal attacks. One thing is to hear some sexist remark from some liberal bloggers, another thing is to hear the leader of the Democrats and president wannabe to insult a woman just because she is disrupting his road to the White House. I'm Latino, married to a democratic Caucasian woman and we were disgusted to hear this Leader (Obama) wannabe insulting this woman (Sarah Palin). I believe that Obama should apologize to all the woman of this nation and to all woman around the world, and even and especially to his wife for comparing a woman to a pig. How low can he go!. This shows the true character of the man !!
- I apologize to my readers for writing an editorial before the report however I couldn't restrain myself after hearing such a remark from the Man that wants to be the president of this great nation.
The Republican's campaign immediately claimed the comment was aimed at vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, calling the analogy "disgusting" and sexist.
As the race for the White House descended into open hostility, with seven weeks to go, the Obama campaign hit back with accusations of dishonesty and a "phony lecture on gender sensitivity".
It pointed out that Mr McCain had used the same expression when describing Senator Hillary Clinton's health care proposal during the primary elections.
"Enough is enough. The McCain campaign's attack tonight is a pathetic attempt to play the gender card about the use of a common analogy," Obama campaign senior advisor Anita Dunn said in a statement.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Virginia, Mr Obama was lampooning Mr McCain's attempt to pretend his policies were any different from George W Bush's when he said: "You can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig."
He continued: "You can wrap up an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink after eight years. We've had enough."
After a day of angry claims and counter-claims on a variety of issues, the McCain campaign quickly organized a conference call for reporters with former Massachusetts acting governor Jane Swift, chairman of the newly formed Palin Truth Squad, set up to counter supposedly unbalanced media treatment of the Alaska governor and mother of five.
Mrs Swift demanded Mr Obama apologize for the comment. When asked why she was so certain that the comment was aimed at Mrs Palin - it is an expression so common it is the title of a book by a former Pentagon spokesman - she said it was an obvious reference to Mrs Palin's much-quoted line that the only difference between hockey moms and pitbull dogs was lipstick.
"It seemed to me a gendered comment. There's only one woman in the race," she said.
Mrs Palin has electrified the Republican vote since her introduction into the race less than two weeks ago and has helped Mr McCain climb above his younger rival in the polls for the first time.
Many in the audience in Lebanon laughed uproariously when Mr Obama made his lipstick remark, clearly taking it to be a reference to the first female Republican on a presidential ticket, who is highly unpopular with Democrats for her arch conservative views and personal attacks on their candidate.
"I don't think he meant it personally, but as soon as he said it I wondered if it would come back to haunt him," said Tony Dodi, mayor of Lebanon and head teacher at the school where Mr Obama spoke last night.
Robert Gibbs, chief Obama spokesman, ridiculed the notion that any offence was intended to Mrs Palin. "The expression is timeless and it has always meant that though you may dress something up, it doesn't change what that something is."