June 28th, 2007
10:04 PM ET
4 years ago

The mutual admiration society

There is little disagreement at tonight's presidential forum.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - So far, this is less a debate and more a series of short stump speeches.

Halfway through Thursday's presidential forum or "debate" and no candidate has expressed a disagreement with another candidate. In fact, the candidates are often clapping for each others' answers.

Clearly, the Democratic candidates are in broad agreement on issues of race, healthcare and education. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, went so far as to say, "It's hard to disagree with anything that has been said."

– CNN Political Director Sam Feist

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. James Liska, Glastonbury CT

    It seems to me there was much disagreement, specifically from Kucinich and Gravel. There is some disagreement, but mostly from the fringe.

    June 28, 2007 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  2. Pa

    Aren't you supposed to report the news, not how debates put on by competing news networks compare to yours? How is this type of post supposed to be considered professional in the least?

    June 28, 2007 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  3. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    I had the same feeling when watching, "this isn't a debate". It seemed quite odd to be touted as one. The major candidates did little to distinguish themselves one from another. This article seems professional enough.

    June 29, 2007 07:53 am at 7:53 am |