Thursday, April 17, 2008

WC: Don't Believe Everything You Read

From Obama and Clinton fizzle in Philly

Wednesday's debate was devoid of substance and rife with gotcha politics. In the end, Obama seemed to win simply by not losing.

By Walter Shapiro

April 17, 2008 | PHILADELPHIA -- This is the way it ends, not with a bang but a whimper. If Wednesday night's fizzle in Philly was indeed the last debate of the Democratic primary season between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, it will be remembered for, well, not much of anything.

From the NY Times: Clinton Uses Sharp Attacks in Tense Debate

By Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny

PHILADELPHIA — Senator Barack Obama found himself consistently on the defensive as he and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton met Wednesday night in a tense debate that left him parrying questions and criticism on issues including values, patriotism and his association with onetime radicals from the 1960s.


Nancy said...

The debate was terrible!!! Beyond that, the moderators were just weird and pretentious in their choice of questions and in their manner of presentation. Ick . . . .

Stephen Colbert had appearances by Clinton, Obama (via video feed) and Edwards that were better by far than anything that was said at the debate. Edwards piece - a takeoff on Colbert's todays word - was klutzy but quite clever.

Patricia said...

Obama does very well when he is scripted, but he's terrible ad-libbing it. He came off as whiney and a big crybaby in this debate. I think he's toast!