Best moment of the second presidential debate – Barack’s winning moment

Even though most thought the most recent presidential debate was dull and boring, I was glued to my television the whole time.  In my opinion, Barack Obama delivered a knock-out blow to McCain by deriding McCain for his horrible rendition of a Beach Boys classic song.  Watch the clip below:

For those of you who don’t want to watch the whole clip, here’s the text:

OBAMA: I want to be very clear about what I said. Nobody called for the invasion of Pakistan. Sen. McCain continues to repeat this. What I said was the same thing that the audience here today heard me say, which is, if Pakistan is unable or unwilling to hunt down bin Laden and take him out, then we should. Now, that I think has to be our policy, because they are threatening to kill more Americans. Now, Sen. McCain suggests that somehow, you know, I’m green behind the ears and, you know, I’m just spouting off, and he’s somber and responsible. MCCAIN: Thank you very much. OBAMA: Sen. McCain, this is the guy who sang, “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran,” who called for the annihilation of North Korea. That I don’t think is an example of “speaking softly.” This is the person who, after we had — we hadn’t even finished Afghanistan, where he said, “Next up, Baghdad.” So I agree that we have to speak responsibly and we have to act responsibly. And the reason Pakistan — the popular opinion of America had diminished in Pakistan was because we were supporting a dictator, Musharraf, had given him $10 billion over seven years, and he had suspended civil liberties. We were not promoting democracy. This is the kind of policies that ultimately end up undermining our ability to fight the war on terrorism, and it will change when I’m president.

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October 8, 2008. Barack Obama, Debates, Election 2008, Hypocrisy, John McCain.

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