Anger Growing at GOP Rallies

McCain-Palin rallies taking an angry turn
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Oct 10, 2008 9:44 AM CDT
Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, participate in a rally in Waukesha, Wis., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(Newser) – With the polls going south for John McCain, the anger is becoming palpable at his campaign’s rallies, reports Politico. Party supporters are not only lashing out at Barack Obama—one audence member shouted "Terrorist" when McCain mentioned him—but they're frustrated that McCain isn't going into attack mode more.

“I am begging you, sir, I am begging you—take it to him,” said another. Yesterday in Wisconsin, an impassioned plea from a man seething about the "socialists taking over the country," drew a standing ovation and airplay on Rush Limbaugh's show. But will such anger alienate the broader population? “Please find me a swing voter, an undecided independent, or a torn female voter that finds an angry mob mentality attractive,” says a former McCain strategist.