Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This year's Democratic primary summed up in one photo...

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Blogger Sam Goldberg said...

That picture is incredible! Did you watch any of the debates? Here are my favorite Obama moments from last night's South Carolina debates...

EDWARDS: I wouldn't trust George Bush to enforce anything, certainly no trade obligations.

OBAMA: Well, the only point I would make is that in a year's time, it'll be me who's enforcing them.

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(In response to Clinton’s assertion that Obama admired Reagan)

OBAMA: What I said was that Ronald Reagan was a transformative political figure because he was able to get Democrats to vote against their economic interests to form a majority to push through their agenda, an agenda that I objected to. Because while I was working on those streets watching those folks see their jobs shift overseas, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board at Wal-Mart.

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CLINTON: You talked about Ronald Reagan being a transformative political leader. I did not mention his name.

OBAMA: Your husband did.

CLINTON: Well, I'm here. He's not. And...

OBAMA: OK. Well, I can't tell who I'm running against sometimes.

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OBAMA: Well, first of all, Charlie's absolutely right that African-Americans should vote for what's best for them, their children, and this country, and the same way that I think Hillary feels that women should vote for what's best for them, their children, and their country. And the same way that John, I think, he wants white males to vote for...


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(To Clinton)

OBAMA: What I want to really focus on is this issue of national security, because I think you've repeated this a number of times. You are the person best prepared on national security issues on day one, and so if you're running against John McCain, that you can go toe-to-toe.

I fundamentally disagree with that. And I want to tell you why, because I believe that the way we are going to take on somebody like a John McCain on national security is not that we're sort of like John McCain, but not completely, you know, we voted for the war, but we had reservations.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

I did see the debate. It was great television! You gotta love it when Hillary gets booed.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Sam Goldberg said...

As much as I liked some of Obama's moments, I did think he looked weak when asked about his voting record in Illinois, and about how he didn't have universal health care. The truth is, Edwards and Obama are drawing from the same pool of voters, and the longer Edwards stays in, the more Clinton benefits.

3:49 PM  

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