"It's not a function of the Secret Service to prevent or limit reporters from interviewing the people at events," said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. "We've never been asked by any campaign to do that."
In a few weeks close to fifty million Americans will vote against their own interests by choosing John McCain. Why? Idealism, greed, racism, and fear for starters. I tend to believe the main reason is stupidity.
Murray Kempton once wrote that everything is known about the Mafia except whether it exists. I feel the same way about the great wave of racism and rage detected at McCain-Palin rallies by bloggers and pundits.