Friday, October 3, 2008

McCain campaign uses YouTube debate moment to hit Biden

Ever wonder how the debate over whether or not the candidates would meet directly with foreign dictators got started?

Well, it got started by a YouTuber - Stephen Sixta. Back in the Democratic primary CNN/YouTube debate, Sixta asked the candidates if they would meet "seperately, without pre-condition, during the first year of your adminsration... with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and North Korea?" Obama answered "Yes", and when Anderson Cooper asked Sixta to respond, he said he wanted to hear from Senator Clinton - who said that she would not.

That moment was the start of the biggest foreign policy difference between Senators Clinton and Obama, a difference that has continued into the general election between Obama and McCain. And today, the McCain campaign released an ad - accusing Joe Biden of mis-representing his running-mates' stance - and they used the YouTube clip to prove it:


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