STOP THE PRESSES

After days of watching in silence, McCain calms the crowd at a Minnesota town meeting.

“I want everyone to be respectful. And let’s make sure we are, because that’s the way politics is done in America.”

Tells one supporter who says he’s scared of an Obama presidency: “I have to tell you, he is a decent person, a person that you do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States.”

After a woman calls Obama “an Arab” McCain interrupts to say: “No, ma’am. He is a decent family man with whom I happen to have some disagreements.”

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