Obamateurism of the Day

Barack Obama wants to make political hay over a controversial moment at the last Republican debate:

“You want to be commander-in-chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it’s not politically convenient,” the president told the crowd in reference to a recent Republican debate.

In case you didn’t catch the event in question, here’s the tape of a crowd acting in an un-American fashion while a Presidential hopeful doesn’t do anything to stand up for what’s right:

Oh, wait — here it is:

No, wait, that wasn’t it either. This is the actual clip:

As it happens, I agree with Herman Cain that someone on stage should have at least thanked the man for his service, and that booing him was wrong. But the clip puts this in perspective. It sounds like 3 people out of 3,000 actually booed — and I’m pretty sure that the candidates on the stage didn’t spend 20 years in that auditorium while claiming to have never heard anything “particularly controversial” from the person on stage, and just not from a couple of people in the audience.

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