Well that went better. Absent the murderous glares of the previous evening, and with character assassination experiencing a temporary hiatus a pair of individuals with real ideas showed up in Hollywood tonight. Bet that’s a first.
I agree with neither of these people on so many things I wouldn’t know where to start. That said, I loathe neither which made tonights debate a far mor easier experience. Not only were they mostly congenial, they both came off as people you wouldn’t mind having for a President.
I felt Barack should have maybe kept his answers short on healthcare. He appears far to coached to play with Hillary on a field she knows better than anyone else still in the race. I’ve already stated that I’ve decided to vote for Hillary, but I thought Barack came off very well. Unfortunately, for a man so bent on looking forward he keeps digging back into the past for his debate points. His continuous harangue that he has been right on Iraq all along may well be true, but is disingenuous when you really look at it. I was right on Iraq all along as well, but Barack and I were not faced with all the data that Hillary was. He didn’t have access to the top sectret reports, and I’m willing to wager that had he been he would have made the same vote Hillary did.
To his credit, he comes off earnest, and personable. These may seem mundane, but presidents have been elected on personality before. I do think he had to knock a couple out of the park to catch Hillary before superTuesday, and barring a John McCain style dirty trick I doubt he will look real well next Wednesday.
Hillary was on tonight. She’s a formidable opponent in any setting, but she has seemed to really hit her stride in the debates. Her obvious desire to keep the gloves on I thought allowed Barack a lot more leeway on Iraq than his record deserves, but other than that She seemed to control the momentum of the debate all evening. The look on Barack’s face when she used the “it took a Clinton to clean up after BushI, and it looks like it will take a Clinton to clean up after Bush II was absolutely to die for. He looked like he’d been punched in the gut after a long night of boozin.
I know my commmentary is a little slender, but they didn’t say much that hasn’t already been said. Hillary did for the first time explain her healthcare plans mandates in a debate setting. Other than that there wasn’t anything you haven’t already heard unless you live in a refrigerator box behind Spanky’s Grog Palace in Poughkeepsie New York.