June 3rd, 2007
11:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Democratic presidential hopefuls unplugged

Atlanta (CNN) – An assembly of some choice quotes from the debate:

Obama: Stop the Bullying

"What we've seen over the last six years is the effort to replace bluster and belligerence and saber-rattling for solid diplomacy and strategy and foresight." - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois

Clinton: Bush to Blame

"This is George Bush's war. He is responsible for this war. He started the war. He mismanaged the war. He escalated the war. And he refuses to end the war." - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York

Edwards: I Was Wrong

"I think I was wrong. I should have never voted for this war." – Former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina

Kucinich: Where is Our Courage?

"Americans need to reconnect with our deepest sense of self here. We have to remember the courage that it took to form this country is still within us." - Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio

Biden: I Can Do Better

"Folks, being commander-in-chief requires you to occasionally be practical." - Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware

Dodd: America Needs to Play Catch-up

"We have too few of our people in our country that can understand second languages. This is the 21st century. This is a global economy. We need to encourage more diversity in that." - Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut

Richardson: I Will Not Separate Families

"I would not support legislation that divided families; I would not support legislation that builds a wall, a Berlin-type wall, between two countries the way the bill in the Congress exists today.” - Gov. Bill Richardson, D-New Mexico

Gravel: Fellow Democrats Not Qualified

"We have killed more Americans than was done on the 11th of September. More Americans died because of their decision. That disqualifies them for president." – Former Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska

-- CNN contributor A.J. Willingham


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  1. Marie, Fresno CA.

    I watched the debate, and was sickened how Hillary just blamed everyone for her mistake when she voted for the war, at least Edwards admits his mistake and will get us out. Hillary is just trying to play both sides of the fence like she always does because she is power hungry. Please country, no more Bushes and no more Clintons in the white house, lets get some fresh blood in there to really get some change.

    June 4, 2007 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  2. Matthew, New Orleans, LA

    Please let it be Biden. How oh how can we help Biden get in?????????

    June 4, 2007 04:18 am at 4:18 am |