john SIDNEY mccain, a former prisoner of war, has had many great moments in the three presidential debates. he had his blinking, his wandering all over the stage, enough fake grins to please any grandmother, his eye rolling, smirks, deep breathing, and of course his blinking.
but tonight's moment beats them all.
a little preface:
the real star of tonight's debate was joe the plumber. i'm not exactly who this guy is, but if he ever gets his plumbing business going he just needs to call it "joe the plumber" and he will bring in millions.
as he has done in previous debates, john SIDNEY mccain, a former prisoner of war, accused obama of fining small business who did not provide health care for their employees. bringing joe back into the debate, mccain, a former prisoner of way, says:
"Now, Joe, Sen. Obama's plan, if you're a small business and . . . if you're out there, my friend, and you've got employees, and you've got kids, if you don't get -- adopt the health care plan that Sen. Obama mandates, he's going to fine you.
"Now, Sen. Obama, I'd like -- still like to know what that fine is going to be, and I don't think that Joe right now wants to pay a fine when he is seeing such difficult times in America's economy."
mccain, a former prisoner of war, is feeling pretty confident now. he's got obama right where he wants him and is sporting a wide grin of confidence.
watch mccain, a former prisoner of war, react to obama's answer (especially his eyes).
i was just pointed out this runner up for the best moment. it was taken right at the end of the debate when mccain, a former prisoner of war, realized he was walking the wrong direction. i think it best describes the debate, as well as this election.