A couple of days ago, I blogged about an account of a reporter being assaulted by a McCain/Palin supporter at a McCain/Palin campaign rally. Now comes news a volunteer for the Obama/Biden campaign was assaulted by a disgruntled homeowner in Caledonia. The campaign worker, Nancy Takehara of Chicago, was canvassing door to door when she encountered the homeowner:
“The next thing I know he’s telling us we’re not his people, we’re probably with ACORN, and he started screaming and raving,” Takehara said. “He grabbed me by the back of the neck. I thought he was going to rip my hair out of my head. He was pounding on my head and screaming. The man terrified me.”
Perhaps I’m way off base, but I see these incidents as being the logical end result of the inflammatory rhetoric we’ve heard coming from the Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin, as well as their supporters, after the campaign’s poll numbers started to slide when the economy crashed. However, I know there’s a few conservative folks who read this blog, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on these incidences of violence by McCain/Palin supporters.