Friday, February 1, 2008

Democratic Debate- Los Angeles

The last Democratic Debate before Super Tuesday went off with a pleasent surprise. It was a debate anticipated in quarrel between the publically argumentative Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The event was aired on CNN and Wolf Blitzer moderated. Both Obama and Clinton played to their audience with a debate of issues not personal attacks. The only problems of the night were so benign they don't even matter.

One of the best quotes of the night came from Hillary Clinton, "It took a Clinton to clean after the first Bush and I think it might take another one to clean up after the second Bush." The audience roared in laughter.

Blitzer made numerous attempts to get the two riled up against each other but every attempt failed. They remained cordial and pleasant.

The questions of the night revolved around healthcare, immigration, and the war. Surprisingly both candidates had practically the same responses to everything despite some small legislative differences. When asked if the two of them would ever be up for being on the same ticket to the white house (i.e. and Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama ticket) they both laughed and brushed it off as a possibility. I would say that is quite the dream team.

All in all the debate was uneventful. Hillary Clinton seemed to have won while Obama stuttered most of his answers in rhetoric. Whether or not it was enough of an impression to put either candidate ahead in the race for "Super Tuesday" is yet unknown. We'll just have to wait and see.

Watch the debate:




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