Watch John McCain Defend Barack Obama In This Video That’s Recently Gone Viral
This video from John McCain’s presidential campaigning has been making quite a stir since the senator's passing
The video shows John McCain defending Barack Obama to a woman who stood up to ask McCain a question at one of McCain's town halls in 2008 when he was running for president. Her question (or rather, comment) was, “I can’t trust Obama. I have read about him, and he’s not, um…he’s an Arab.” McCain actually cut the woman off and took the microphone and his response was, “No, ma’am. He’s a decent family man and a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what the campaign’s all about. He’s not [an Arab]. Thank you.”
Earlier in that same town hall, another supporter had mentioned being “scared” of Obama being president, which McCain also handled with class and dignity saying, “I have to tell you, Senator Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States.”
Feedback for the video has been primarily positive with many Obama supporters posting about it on Twitter saying that it was one of McCain’s greatest moments. Even author Stephen King posted about.
John McCain's finest moment (for me) came in 2008, when a woman at a rally referred to Obama as an Arab. "No, ma'am," McCain replied. "He's a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with." That's manning up.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 26, 2018
However, not everyone was impressed with McCain’s response. Some have said that it’s not enough of a defense for the word “Arab.”
Seen this clip a lot in the past 24 hours. Some remarkable things about it.— Kyle Palmer (@kcurkyle) August 25, 2018
1)Yes, McCain’s response is classy. But 2), the audience CLAPS at his response. And 3), McCain uses words like “decent” and “family man” as an offset to the word “Arab.” https://t.co/Pn68yUps6r
All controversy aside, what McCain does incredibly well is that he takes away the opportunity to criticize Obama and he turns the conversation right back to politics and what he felt he could bring to the country as the next president.
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