September 27th, 2007
12:45 PM ET
11 years ago

Dems debate in New Hampshire

Watch CNN's Candy Crowley recap last night's debate.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN's Candy Crowley recaps last night's presidential debate in New Hampshire.

Filed under: New Hampshire
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  1. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    The winner was Russert by a mile, with his clear, direct, non-leading, non-compound questions, unlike most TV journalists such as Chris Matthews, who can't even come close, and doesn't really want to hear answers.

    September 27, 2007 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    Another debate?! Can you say TMI?

    September 27, 2007 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. Greg, Phoenix, AZ

    Clinton's unwillingness to commit to removing the troops from Iraq in the next 4 years is VERY revealing don't you think?

    Kind of makes one wonder what the difference is between her views and those of Giuliani and other Republican candidates on the issue of Iraq.

    The MoveOn.Org crowd cannot be happy with this revelation. Bet she'll change her tune when speaking to them. You think?

    September 27, 2007 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. PollM, Fort Worth Tx

    The question shouldn't be "Can the Democrats win in 2008?" but "Can the Democrats overcome the ubiquitous Republican hate machine led by the likes of Fox News Network and almost all of Screech Radio?"

    With the costs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq approaching a trillion dollars and the U.S. military stretched to the breaking point, Americans want to stop Bush´┐Ż"s unending war in Iraq which is destroying our country and holding us hostage to the military-industrial complex.

    Bush's Iraq War has done nothing to advance freedom and democracy in the Middle East. On the contrary, it has inflamed the region and created more anti-American sentiment worldwide than at any time in history. Terrorist organizations are thriving under these conditions. Our foes see how easily the most powerful military in the world has been bogged down in a country which is on the verge of anarchy and enduring sectarian violence and ethnic cleansing.

    Democrats can and should win easily in 2008 but their biggest liability is their lack of spine at time when the majority of Americans are begging for someone, anyone, to stand up against the anti-U.S. Constitution Bush regime which claims unbridled powers to strip away American citizens' freedoms and liberties with their steady propaganda of fear and threats of imminent mushroom clouds over our cities unless they vote to continue the Iraq War far beyond 2008.

    Unless and until Democrats get some real leadership in both the House and Senate, the Democrats' fate will be sealed if the public perceives them to be nothing more than weak-spined Republican-Lite sycophants all too-willing to cede their liberties to a totalitarian Republican regime hell-bent on using punitive, unitary presidential powers to repress dissent while they continue their policies of fear and intimidation.

    Taking on the Republican propaganda and hate machine means fighting fire with fire, not the Gerber's pap that we keep hearing from Pelosi and Reid.

    Who do you believe won the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Debate? --->

    September 27, 2007 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  5. Bob

    Who tuned in to the broadcast?

    September 27, 2007 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  6. Chip Celina OH


    Thanks for the link to the poll. I didn't take the time to see if people can vote multiple times or what. I clicked on he link again from your article and it took me to the results page so maybe it can't be tainted. Some of the results were surprising, some not so.

    I thought Joe Biden would be far higher than 3.3%, personally I thought he blew the rest away, followed by either Dodd or Richardson.

    I see that all but 6.8% of the people (Hillary voters) were watching the same debate I was. I thought she was horrific. The incessant cackling, refusal to answer any questions with specifics. Every answer that she did give was a scripted, three-point essay prepared well in advance.

    Have a great day!

    September 27, 2007 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  7. J Houston, TX

    How about you ACTUALLY put in text that Hillary wouldn't committ to a full withdrawl from Iraq during her presidency.

    September 27, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  8. Ron, TX

    Hillary's Iraq answer was down-right SCARY. Did she really say that she doesn't know what she's going to inherit?! If she wins the democratic nomination, she's going to be INHERITING it in just over a year! I sure hope she figures it out!

    September 27, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. judye heitfield, greensboro, nc

    I agree-I thought Dodd and Biden and Edwards were great. And I would like to know more about the bill that H CLinton voted for–the one giving Bush permission or the first step to permission to invade Iran? Why is no one talking about that? That seems very scary and too much like the path Bush admin took us on after 2001-why isn't any journalist picking up on that?

    September 27, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  10. Greg, Phoenix, AZ

    VERY good point, J Houston!

    How could CNN not have a front page story on this major turn of events last night?

    I am shocked that CNN and many other media outlets aren't making a big deal out of this. This is a group of candidates who have been running on an anti-war, bring home the troops platform and NONE of the leading candidates would commit to getting the troops out of there ANYTIME soon.

    How can this not be a HUGE story?

    Very strange how this is being reported.

    My guess is you will see a little story from CNN this weekend when everyone is focused on football.

    September 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. reichman, atlanta, ga.

    I watched bits 'n pieces and have one word for that debate : booooring

    September 27, 2007 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  12. dj, st louis, mo.

    What's Screech radio ?

    September 27, 2007 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |