I’ll have my post debate analysis up later. Overall I think Clinton did well. She hit Obama on his past, and overlooked, inconsistencies in ways that should get some replay the next few days. But with her good moments came moments that I think might get exploited. But overall she was spot on. She finally showed some passion and stood her ground as Obama and Edwards teamed up on her. It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any backlash for the boys picking on the girl. Ask Rick Lazio how that worked for him.
By the way, I liked John Edwards much better when he wasn’t desperately trying to hold Barack Obama’s handbag. When he jumped into defend Obama I lost most of my respect for him. It’s pretty sad when you resort to arguing against your own policy proposals just so you can personally attack another candidate. I thought you took this personally John? Apparently it’s only personal to the extent that you can use it to personally benefit. No wonder you became a trial lawyer. Here, let me provide a link to your donation page so my readers can help you buy another $400 haircut.
I think Barack Obama had a solid performance. They say when you’re on top, you need to come out clean in these debates. He more or less did that, thanks to Edwards. But his performance was largely forgettable. It lacked a youtube moment as they say. But overall solid debate. Not inspiring or anything. I loved the momemnt where Charlie Gibson pointed out that Obama’s stance on Pakistan is basically the Bush doctrine. That a’boy Bush bama. But while I tease Obama, like I said he did what needed to be done in order to get a passing grade.
Richardson was eh. He did have a good line after Obama and Edwards ganged up on Clinton when he said “I’ve been in hostage negotiations that were more civil than this.” He also had a good line when asked what moment he could have taken back he said he would have not stated that he supported a supreme court justice that was anti choice and anti civil rights. Very funny moment. He did a good job of providing comic relief. Won’t get him much in the polls though.