This time, it’s personal. The Democratic debate in South Carolina Monday night was brutal and nasty and riveting to watch.
Chuck Norris should have been the moderator.
I think Barack Obama had his strong and weak moments, but overall accomplished what he clearly set out to do: Stand up and confront Hillary Clinton and her high-profile surrogate, former president Bill, for a string of misleading statements.
He increased his stature by taking them on successfully and showing heâ€™s willing to fight.
Clinton again showed herself to be the best debater on the stage, disciplined in hammering home points and counterpunching. She never misses an opportunity to reinforce her message in passionate, clear terms, as in stressing that universal health coverage is a core Democratic principle that she would â€œgo to the matâ€ to defend.
But she also reinforced her negatives, coming off as too willing to say anything to take Obama down, at one point accusing Obama of working for a Chicago â€œslumlord.â€
She actually was booed at one point.
John Edwards might have come off looking the most presidential, when he intervened at one point, asking, â€œThis kind of squabbling â€” how many children is this going to get health care? How many people are going to get education because of this? How many kids are going to get to go to college because of this?â€
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