RUSH: Try this. This is from the StarGazette.com. It’s a Gannett Paper. It’s in Elmira, New York. ‘Ron Havens has a reputation for provocative Halloween displays that reflect his strong political views. But even Havens was pretty sure his latest effort was over the top. That didn’t stop him from setting it up in plain sight anyway. Havens, who lives on Schuyler County Route 15 (Ridge Road) just south of Odessa, this week set up a Halloween display featuring mannequins that look like [Obama and] McCain. But the Obama figure looks like he is running, and the McCain likeness is dressed in the hooded robe of the Ku Klux Klan and is carrying a baseball bat.’
Now I am sure, ladies and gentlemen, that Ed Rollins and David ‘Rodham’ Gergen will be demanding that Obama tone down the racist nature of some of his supporters. I am sure, after they wrung their hands over all of the horrible racist and mean things that McCain supporters and Palin supporters are saying at their rallies — and that this is going to lead to traumatic things happening out there, and it may lead to violence and danger, I’m am sure — that David Gergen and the estimable Ed Rollins will now call for Obama to silence his lunatics. Speaking of which, Mike, audio sound bite change. Give me time here, because we got a lot of ’em and I have to find out where this is. It’s towards the end of the bunch. Go to audio sound bite #20. I’m not sure… I haven’t heard this yet. I just read the transcript. This is this morning on Scarborough’s show on DNCTV. He’s talking with the NBC correspondent Kelly O’Donnell about the McCain campaign and Scarborough says, ‘Is there anything exceptional about these McCain crowds, or is it much ado about nothing?’
O’DONNELL: Well, I’m glad you’re asking, because we have been out on the trail with him for ten months now. I’ve covered other presidential campaigns of both Democrats and Republicans. It has not been a case of a mob sentiment. Now, there have been times when crowds have gotten very fired up, but some of that is really about the political campaign. We have not seen kind of rampant ugliness. Have there been some rough patches where people have said things that are certainly causing some uneasiness? Yes. Has it been everywhere, all the time, all these crowds? In my judgment, no.
RUSH: Thanks…a little. That is Kelly O’Donnell at MSNBC basically saying that all this hullabaloo about the danger and the over-the-top behavior at McCain-Palin rallies is not actually happening.