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Supporters jeer as McCain calls Obama 'a decent person'

Promises civility after days of harsh attacks on rival

Senator John McCain took a question from a supporter who called Senator Barack Obama an Arab during a town hall meeting in Lakeville, Minn., yesterday. He took the microphone from her and called his rival ''a decent family man.'' Senator John McCain took a question from a supporter who called Senator Barack Obama an Arab during a town hall meeting in Lakeville, Minn., yesterday. He took the microphone from her and called his rival ''a decent family man.'' (JIM WATSON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / October 11, 2008

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LAKEVILLE, Minn. - Republican rage against Barack Obama claimed a new victim yesterday: John McCain. (Full article: 855 words)

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