Watch the latest edition of Raw Politics.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – In the latest edition of Raw Politics, CNN's Tom Foreman reports on Sen. Joe Biden's new Iraq ad running in Iowa, Rep. Bob Filner's assault charge, and Sen. Leahy's warning to the White House.
This segment was embarrassing. Stop overselling the battle to the White House like it's some wrestling showdown. Was Tom Foreman trying to be funny? Maybe you guys should actually cook your politics before you put it on the air. This Raw Politics stuff seems amateurish... your YouTube viewers have done better.
Senator Biden has demonstrated once again that of all the candidates for the Democratic nomination, he (with John Edwards a close second) has real, well reasoned, workable policy positions of substance to offer Americans. Clearly, he would make a great choice for President. What a shame that this election ... on both sides ... has come down to the public picking candidates on their celebrity rather than qualifications, experience, and substantive policy positions. To all those who complain about the sorry state of American politics, the fact that celebrity trumps substance is a core reason why we don't get to choose the best of the best and instead wind up holding our collective noses and selecting the least worst.
I agree with Steve from Brooklyn - this segment was embarassing. With so much going on, and so much at stake, the level of CNN's coverage remains tragically shallow.
Thankfully, Biden's plan for Iraq might actually encourage debate and coverage of what other candidate's plans are for the war. You know, like having CNN reporters ask questions (and, gasp!, even follow-up questions) to each presidential candidate on what should happen going forward in Iraq. (And, hopefully, demanding answers that go beyond "we have to win" or "we're going to get out.")
Of course, that would take some effort and some intelligent discussion, two things CNN isn't really known for lately.
WE ARE WATCHING FOR HIS ENDORSEMENT OF HR 676-HEALTHCARE FOR ALL
WE DON'T SEE IT!
1. HE VOTED TO FUND IRAQ IN THE LAST 'GO ROUND'
2. HE ISN'T LISTED AS A CO-SPONSOR FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE HR-676
3. HE HASN'T IMPEACHED BUSH YET!
SO FAR, HE'S ALL 'HAT AND NO CATTLE!'
PHOOEY ON HIM AND ALL THE OTHER
'ALL HAT AND NO CATTLE' CANDIDATES:
OBAMA 'THE CLIMATE'S NOT RIGHT (for universal healthcare)
EDWARDS "We need 'affordable' (by WHO'S 'ESTIMATION?) helath care
CLINTON: 'we tried that in 1994 (so get over it!)
PHOOEY ON YOU ALL
Here's a link to the Biden ad:
There are just TOO MANY people trying to micromanage our country. If it isn't your business, if you don't have the knowledge on the subject then for heaven's sake, shut up!!