Villaraigosa's 'Awkward' 'Oops Moment' at the DNC [Video]

Los Angeles mayor's confusing handling of a vote on the Democrats' party platform, captured on video, draws attention to scripted outcome.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was caught in what the LAist website called an "oops" moment at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.

The mayor, who served as chairman of the DNC, called for three votes on whether to invoke God in the party platform and reaffirm the role of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It was not his finest hour in front of the camera, according to some observers.

Villaraigosa's handling of the vote was called "awkward" by the Los Angeles Times. Jon Stewart, host of the The Daily Show on Comedy Central, had fun pointing out that Villaraigosa's awkwardness might have been due to the fact that an affirmative vote had been scripted on his teleprompter. Villaraigosa approved the vote, saying that two-thirds of the delegates had voted in the affirmative, although many objected. 

Watch the attached video and decide for yourself.

J.L. Capps September 09, 2012 at 08:35 PM
No, they r voicing they're beliefs, the sound of the bell is a vibration, no more to u, it cannot and rightly so should not influence you n n e way... The negative feelings u r experiencing are not a result of the bell ringing only a result of the emotions U allow them to evoke. Live n let live, a learn from what we DON'T understand... To silence the voices of those we oppose... Is to silence the voice of reason entirely
nonoise September 10, 2012 at 06:31 PM
J.L., the bells are not a voice. They are not a person or a church or a god. The amplified sound is noise, just like any kind of unwanted sound. Google the definition. I am not silencing anyone. Anyone can put the sound inside their home. People are not allowed to protest or spread their message inside someone's home.
nonoise September 10, 2012 at 06:32 PM
That is in someone else's home or a stranger's home that does not want to hear their message. What happened to the separation of church and state? And, forced religion? Just Dem's really don't believe in that. It is all a shame.
nonoise September 10, 2012 at 06:35 PM
It's all a lie, Dem's say they believe in separation of church of state. They really believe in forced religion.
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