Monday, January 21, 2008

So.........?????

Whatja think????

Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Anybody WATCH the South Carolina Debate? Anybody change their mind about anything? Anybody got any YouTube footage of Bill Clinton dancing?

12 comments:

Jake said...

It was good to finally see them really mix it up.

I'll vote for any of the three. But, for the first time, after watching this, I'm more inclined toward Hillary.

DavidJustinLynch said...

I wish these two would stop fighting and unite against a common enemy, the conservative Republicans. In case you haven't noticed, the worst of their candidates, McCain, is on a tear in the polls and may win the nomination. He will be tough to beat, as in the current polls, excpet for CNN, he heats both Barak and Hillary. Barak should get out of the race in exchange for a promise of a vice-president nomination and Edwards should drop out in exchange for an attorney general appointment. They should be attacking McCain and not each other. I have studied McCain's positions and they are so lacking in compassion that there is not an obscenity sufficiently virulent to characterize them. Suffice to say McCain is a dangerous war monger who would diss the leff fortunate in this country with a value system somewhere between Calvin and Pelagius with a strong dose of Adam Smith. This man abandoned the Episcpal Church for a conservative Baptist place in Phoenix despite the availability of quality churches over there like St. Mary's. Hillary, Barak and all of us need to unite and drive him away.

Quin said...

I actually lost a little respect for Senator Obama during this debate. I thought he stooped too low to defend himself against criticism. He acted like a juvenile, saying as if "you are so mean, you and your husband are tag teaming against me, waaa waaa". Apparently, its okay for him (Obama) to critize others for being on the board of Wal-Mart but when he was accused of working as an attorney for a slumlord, "he only billed 5 hours!"

I personally feel they should stick to the issues. Attacks like these will only hurt them in the long run. The republicans will use these attacks against whoever gets the nomination.

john said...

If these two keep it up, Edwards' campaign could begin to show signs of life.

I'm still not voting for her two weeks from today.

Fr. John said...

I don't think there is much substantive difference between them on the issues. What differentiates them from each other is leadership style and, perhaps, concern over who can actually win the general election.

Hillary is the great uniter; of Republicans that is. As one Democratic wag said of the prospect of another Clinton administration: "I'm not sure I want the circus to come to town again." Obama would give us something fresh, more idealistic. After reading his sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday, I'm sold on him.

kiturgy said...

I'm not all that impressed by the Democratic front runners. I'm more than a little peeved that they are the only ones who get any coverage. We're a caucus state, and I have no idea how it will go, but I want to put my bid in for Kucinich. And frankly, if it comes down to Hillary vs McCain, I might vote for McCain (appalling as that notion is) because he is much more straightforward and trustworthy, in my opinion. And frankly, Hillary won't get us out of the war any faster than anyone else.

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

kiturgy ... Surely you jest! Caucus for Kucinich by all means ... but when the chips are down in the General Election WHOEVER we nominate deserves our support over Mr. "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb" Iraq ... never mind protecting a woman's right to choose in the next generation of Supreme Court appointment!

john said...

I would vote for a striped-a*sed ape over any Republican running come November! The monkey would be (1) less bigoted and (2) smarter.

Yard[D]og said...

I've already voted by mail and I am not unhappy with the way I cast my vote ... Whatever they go through now will help one of them in the "finals."

Frair John said...

I am and have been unimpressed by Sen Clinton. Then again, I was unimpressed with Pres. Clinton. I've caused more than a little bit of an issue at the local Democratic club by grousing over the assumption thathe nomination was hers by dint of some natural right.
If I wanted to vote for a Rockefeller Republican in the primaries I would change my registration. I am unconvinced, based on voting record, that Sen Clinton will chart all that different of a course from the current Administration when it comes to Iran. I also have some civel liberties and executive privelage questions for all of the candidates.
With that said, If my choice is between Sen Clinton and any of the republicans, I will (once again) hold my nose and vote Democratic.

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

That should have been "Iran" ... not "Iraq" ... in the earlier comment. And if you missed it, they're (of course) playing it on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-zoPgv_nYg

RonF said...

davidjustinlynch

Barak should get out of the race in exchange for a promise of a vice-president nomination and Edwards should drop out in exchange for an attorney general appointment.

It appears that you would rather have these three cut a backroom deal rather than actually run though the democratic process and give voters a choice.

For those of you who favor Sen. Obama, you might want to do a little research on him. He claims to be the candidate for change. But he's served 4 terms in the Illinois General Assembly and 2+ years in the Senate. How much change has he been an agent of so far? In the last set of elections in Illinois, he endorsed "machine" candidates over "progressive" ones. And when he bought his house he found that the owner wanted to sell both the lot it was on and the lot next door to it at one time, or no deal; so the person he partnered up with was one Mr. Rezko, a then- and now-noted "fixer" in Chicago/Illinois politics who's about to be (or just has been) indicted. He took over $160,000 in donations from him. Of course, once people turned over the rock and found the slug underneath, Obama gave the money up, but it's telling that this is one of the first people he turned to for money in the first place.