Thursday, January 31, 2008
Clinton and Obama Debate One on One
Photo from source, Huffington Post
We end the month with a field of candidates that has dwindled from double digits down to basically two on each side. Sure there's still Mike Huckabee, but he's seeming like a long shot. And from the extreme long-shot field, I believe we still have Alan Keyes, Mike Gravel and Ron Paul. But the writing is on the wall: it's Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and John McCain.
Tonight's Democratic debate offered little in the way of thrills. Clinton and Obama have seemingly buried the hatchet in something other than each others' skulls. Even their digs at each other were rather ouchless. What they looked like more than anything was a ticket. I wonder if that will go anywhere, or if they'll pick up where they were last week?
CIVILITY RULES...CLINTON AND OBAMA PLAY IT SAFE
The much-anticipated Tinseltown one-on-one Democratic debate tonight lacked much of the drama that had been widely predicted and proceeded on a relatively cordial tone, with candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama refusing to directly confront each other during much of the near two-hour long showdown.
Some verbal skirmishing briefly flared over the issue of Iraq and health care but those expecting any sort of knock-down drag-out battle in this final debate before next Tuesday's avalanche of primaries came away disappointed as the candidates often emphasized the differences they have with Republicans over their own disagreements. . .
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