MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) – Barack Obama is running as a post-partisan - he speaks of building bridges, forging consensus, and moving past red and blue states. It's a very appealing message to many Americans, but can it rally the Democratic base, seething to take on Republicans?
– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider
That's the reason i lean strongly towards Barak of those 3, is for that fact. He never "starts" the finger pointing. Same reason I don't like Hillary, she always starts it. She loves the dirty politics, and Barak does not. That governs alot of my respect.
Im curious why Edwards gave so much respect to Mcain there? and not romney?
Maybe stategic, as the dems have a better chance of beating Mcain, so they wanna pump him up, instead of romney? interesting tho.
I think that's something he should talk about in a general election. He should be focusing on the base.
Obama is eloquent, but there is not substance to what he says.
Once again, it's nice to speak of it, what makes him think he can really get it done? I would really like to know.
I am loving Barack's answer about reaching out to people of all persuasions. That is something Hillary is unwilling to do based on her experience of partisanship.
Obama can only fight Hillary..not Republicans !
Barack Obama will unite this country....HE CAN WIN IN NOVEMBER...
Is it really that important that we stick it to the republicans or that we get the things done that need to be done? I care more about doing the right thing then pissing the other half of America off
Who cares with Bill Schneider comments any longer. You have lost touch of the real game. You have got to allow voters to declare.
independants, maybe. republicans? nah.
If Democrats can recognize that Obama is a stronger candidate on a national scale, then he will certainly gain the edge in the primaries against Clinton.
This is why this Republican is so thrilled with Obama!
It's what this country NEEDS!
The more Obama speaks, the less likely I am to vote for him.
Why should democrats play fair when the republicans never have. Its time for the democrats to stand up as a strong party not one that can be pushed around, and Obama will be pushed around.
I honestly don't see the Democratic base as seething to take on Republicans. I think that many people in both parties are simply tired of the politics of division and want to move on.
In a word.. No it can't. Mainly because of two reasons. Some democrats don't think it can ultimately work. and two. There are many that want republicans to live through what we have lived for 8 years. By electing someone they hate as much as we have despised the current president.
I believe he lives in fairy tale land. Maybe Slumlord Tony Rezko can help him.
No he's not ready for the top job. His resume' is sketchy at best. Both Edwards and Clinton have a better resume'.
Yes. Nothing in Washington is going to change unless we have someone that is truly wiling to work with both sides.
This must be the message across the board for the Dems, as we have seen for the past two elections the Republicans will line up behind their candidate and it seems like we fall apart.
It definitely should. I think the Dems who are just looking to destroy republicans with Hillary will not get their wish. She is the only candidate that rallies Republicans against her. Vote Obama to get a competent, well rounded, and effective Democrat in the White House!
didn't bush run the same message the "uniter"
NO! Democrats dont want someone who is going to employ ideas of both parties! If they did then they wouldnt be Democrats, they would be independents! Democrats want someone who will further Democratic ideas, thats the point of a political party!
Yes, the ones that want change will stand behind this much needed