I asume the man asking was trying to get a rise out of McCain when asking this,
Q: This question goes to mental health and mental health care. Previously, I’ve been married to a woman that was verbally abusive to me. Is it true that you called your wife a (expletive)?
You can watch McCain’s reaction here:
Here’s McCain’s reply,
McCain: Now, now. You don’t want to… Um, you know that’s the great thing about town hall meetings, sir, but we really don’t, there’s people here who don’t respect that kind of language. So I’ll move on to the next questioner in the back.
Allahpundit points out that the man asking is a former campaign worker for Joe Biden.
There are three aspects to this question:
1. First of all, the lack of intelligent policy questions on which to debate McCain.
2. Trying to demonstrate he is an unhinged abusive husband because SIXTEEN years ago (apparently) he called his wife that. Obviously whatever issues the McCains might have had over a decade ago have been resolved.
3. Trying to get a rise out of him during a township meeting.
And what better way to handle it than by doing exactly what Sen. McCain just did in the video?