August 7, 2007: Praise for Unions, Moments of Disunity at Democrats’ AFL-CIO Forum (

  • Most Defensive Moment: During that same exchange, Obama told Dodd and Clinton they misunderstood his comments or “must not have read his speech.” He said he put his ideas about Pakistan on the table because, despite Clinton’s argument that presidents shouldn’t discuss such things, “the American people have the right to know. It is not just Washington insiders.”