Friday, February 01, 2008

They Found Their Happy Place

Monica Almeida for The New York Times
What a difference a day makes. With only two candidates remaining for the Democratic Party's nomination, the tone of last night's debate was far more congenial than the Republicans the night before or any prior debate among the Democrats. With all the nastiness in the recent campaign, both candidates needed to present this sort of an image (well, maybe not literally the image above). That doesn't mean it was an effective debate, in terms of helping a voter decide between the two candidates. Best line of the night goes to Senator Obama:
The reason that this is important, again, is that Senator Clinton, I think, fairly, has claimed that she's got the experience on day one. And part of the argument that I'm making in this campaign is that, it is important to be right on day one.

Super Tuesday's results will not likely be enough to decide between the two, and so there will be plenty of time for other strategies to be played.

Read the full transcript here.


rawdawgbuffalo said...

his wife won the debate if u saw her on CSPAN. he has a Coretta.

PGL said...

I also like Obama's answer to the question that tried to pit immigrants against working class blacks.

Julie, writer said...

Thanks for sharing the link. I wasn't able to catch the debate and am greatly interested in both Obama and Clinton. Obama was right when he said that whoever wins as the next President of the United States will be making history. Whether as the first black President or as the first women President of the country. I can't wait to hear developments in the future. US is not my country but I'm greatly intrigued all the same.