There are embarrassing moments and then there are embarrassing moments caught on national TV.
No one could have watched the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday and not felt a little squirmy when (as reported by The Associated Press) "three times Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, called for a voice vote on the changes and each time the yes and no votes seemed to balance each other out. On the third attempt, Villaraigosa ruled the amendments were approved — triggering boos from many in the audience."
What happened was this: Democrats removed the word "God" from their 2012 platform as well as a reference to Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. Immediately, the GOP began pricking the Democrats about this extreme position. So, Democrats apparently worried about the opening this gave Republicans going forward, rushed to put "God" and "Jerusalem" back in the platform.
The motion required a two-thirds vote in the affirmative. You can watch below to see the embarrassing moment that followed. You don’t need a two-thirds voice vote to know that we’ll be seeing this clip again and again this election season.