It seems the Democrats held another debate tonight. I didn’t watch, but judging from what I’m reading it appears to have been kind of exciting…
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) — Discussions about proposals on the economy and health care were overshadowed by heated exchanges between rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during Monday night’s Democratic debate.
The two Democratic front-runners took shots at each others’ economic plans and criticized the accuracy of recent accusations the two campaigns have traded.
Obama said Clinton’s charge that fiscal responsibility isn’t a priority for him “isn’t true.”
“This is one of the things that has happened in the course of this campaign. There are a set of assertions made by Sen. Clinton as well as her husband that are not factually accurate,” Obama said, raising the criticisms the Clintons made about him in recent days.
“Part of what the people are looking for right now is somebody who is going to solve problems and not resort to the same typical politics that we’ve seen in Washington,” he said.
Clinton replied she was referring to differences in Obama’s position toward the Iraq war. “It was more about the distinction between words and action. And I think that is a fair assessment for voters to make,” she said.
Clinton said it is “sometimes difficult to understand what Sen. Obama has said because as soon as he is confronted on it he says that’s not what he meant.”
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards jumped in, saying “Are there three people in this debate, not two?”
It is good to know that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton still have the energy to “come out swinging.” Judging from this video currently making the rounds in the right wing blogworld (the NYP appears to have done a mass mailing), Former President Bill Clinton does not…
Remember that the man is in his sixties, is a heart patient, is maintaining a fairly vigorous schedule these days and has probably heard this same speech like a zillion times. Still, their “Bill Clinton Has a Dream” theme is hilarious. Gotta give credit where credit is due.
(For future reference, the thing to do when you find yourself in this position is to politely excuse yourself and go find a cot somewhere for a quick power nap.)