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Obama and Clinton Debate: Who Came Out Ahead?

In Barack Obama, Democracy, Democrats, Election 2008, Facebook, Hillary Clinton, news, Politics on April 16, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Democratic Debate Between Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton Sponsored by ABC News and Facebook

Did you watch the Democratic debate on ABC Wednesday night? While Sen. Obama seemed to struggle the first part of the debate, Sen. Clinton really offered nothing in the way of a “take charge” kind of campaign. Well, I guess if you call her attacks on Obama taking charge. She really needed to stand out at tonight’s debate but I’m left scratching my head and wondering who really came out ahead. I tend to lean more toward Obama, mostly because he had to answer questions about Rev. Wright’s remarks and defend his own “bitter” comments.

Sen. Clinton stood tall and well versed but seemed to stammer and never really come to a clear answer when she was questioned about her misstatements regarding sniper fire in Bosnia.

And what about the comment to Sen. Obama about his patriotism and not wearing the American flag pin? To the person that asked him about the pin – Where in the hell have you been? This is so old news and he must have answered this type of question at least a dozen times last year. You couldn’t ask him something about taxes or something more important?

Neither one of them would really comment on agreeing to a “dream ticket” however, Clinton did say that she has confidence that Democrats will go to the polls for either her or Obama come November. She said that there may be differences between the two of them, but the differences are much closer in comparison than to those of McCain. In other words, she was making a point to tell Democrats to support the blue ticket and that McCain is not an option come November. AMEN.

According to an ABC poll, viewers seem to think that Obama came out ahead in the debate.

I’m not so sure. I do think that both candidates need to be answering more questions about taxes and the economy. Anyway, I’m a little disappointed by the whole thing.

What do you think?

From Facebook:

  1. Why would she need to come out way ahead?

    She is the one winning PA.

  2. I guess that it is acceptable that Obama can be negative about his own country and associate with those who damn it, but it is unacceptable for Clinton to be negative about her opponent.
    She is just telling it like it is. Yes, he might win the primary contest, but there is no way that “Barry” will win the general election. The republicans will bring up every lie that he has told about his experience that the media has overlooked in this primary.His lack of backbone and character will be exposed.
    Has it ever occurred to anyone while slamming Hillary that maybe she is fighting for a democratic president this time around, because it certainly won’t happen if he wins the primary.

    HH

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