[youtube http://www.youtube.com/v/d4avFVDKCIA\u0026hl=en\u0026fs=1 expand=1]I hope the Obama campaign noticed this crowd's response to their candidate's line:The old boys network? The old boys network? In the McCain campaign, that's called a staff meeting.Ridicule is a powerful tool when used correctly, and Barack Obama has shown time and again he knows how to do it deftly -- not nasty like McCain, just light enough to make people laugh. Americans desperately want permission to laugh at John McCain, who they've been told too often -- especially by Democrats -- is all honorable and heroic and POW-y. When Barack Obama grants us permission to laugh at McCain's lies, flip-flops, house-counting, lobbyist-loving and lipstick-pigging, Americans like him for it.We respond.Can we please have more good old-fashioned American ridicule at your opponent's expense?AlterNet is a nonprofit organization and does not make political endorsements. The opinions expressed by its writers are their own.