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John McCain presidential campaign video defending opponent Barack Obama goes viral

Posted: 3:08 PM, Aug 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 04:24:33Z

With the news of Senator John McCain's passing, many are looking back at his biggest political moments and his influence.

One of those moments, an event during the 2008 presidential election, is going viral this weekend.

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In the video, McCain defends his opponent Barack Obama when audience members expressed worries about him. 

One audience member tells McCain, "frankly, we're scared" about the possibility of Obama as president. 

McCain responds with, "I have to tell you…he is a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared as president of the United States,” followed by boos from the crowd.

Another woman told McCain of her worries about Obama partly because he is “an Arab.”

To that comment, McCain quickly responded with “No, ma’am. He’s a decent family man...citizen…that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues." 

Watch the moments in the video player below. 

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