NEW YORK (CNN) – CNN's Jeanne Moos reports former Sen. Fred Thompson's tepid start as a presidential candidate has been the subject of significant media scrutiny - and has even found its way onto Saturday Night Live.
The two fierce rivals for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination do not disagree on everything.
DEARBORN, Michigan (CNN) – Turning their attention away from their fight over taxes and spending, GOP presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney found a common enemy at Tuesday’s debate: Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Giuliani, who makes Clinton a frequent target on the campaign trail, accused Clinton of trying to “put a lid on our growth."
Poking fun at Clinton’s proposal for a $5,000 bond for newborns, he said it would come “with her picture on it.”
Giuliani said, “I challenged her. She has backed off that. She has a new one today. This one is, she's going to give out $1,000 to everybody to set up a 401(k).The problem is, this one costs $5 billion more than the last one.” (CNNPolitics.com: Romney, Giuliani spar during Thompson's debate debut)
Making it clear he expects Clinton to be the Democratic nominee, Romney said, “I can't wait to talk about the fact that I spent my life in the economy. I understand how jobs come and why they go. I know how to get a health care plan not just talked about, but actually implemented. I know how to make sure that we keep our taxes down and our spending down. I know how to help American companies do business around the world and stop those foreign companies from coming in here unfairly. I can't wait to debate with her, because I've done it. She's just talked about it."
–CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk
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WASHINGTON (CNN) - Five Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday sought to officially withdraw from Michigan's January 15 primary, rendering the event virtually insignificant.
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio all announced the move Tuesday, the deadline for filing such paperwork.
The feud between the Michigan Democratic Party and the DNC comes as the Republicans face off in a presidential debate in Dearborn, Michigan.