Former President Clinton campaigned for his wife in New Jersey recently. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Hollywood loves the core of Obama’s answer on the sex and violence in media issue: don’t blame producers, blame the parents. He doesn’t let them off the hook, but he does argue their case somewhat.
Meanwhile, Clinton’s having trouble with a tougher question – and a unique problem for her. Obama doesn’t have to deal with the specter of a former president in the White House alongside the new commander-in-chief. There’s a lot of evasiveness in her response.
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– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider
How would YOU have answered that question, Bill?????
I disagree. I think she was as clear as possible: she's in charge and it will be her call.
She cited an awful lot of statistics regarding her husband's record. But isn't she running as her own woman? I'm confused.
It was great how active she was as a first lady. It would also be great to have a First Man that has experience and a willingness to contribute.
Clinton received more applause than Obama. She will definitly win Supaer Tuesday by a large margin and she will definitely win California.
Than why do you keep coatailing your experience with his
OBAMA clearly WON this one, except you were watching another debate!!!
It seems like Obama handled the "spouse" issue because he was polite and didn't bring up the mud and distortions and race-baiting of Bill. I'm glad they kept things civil on this.
I think she was pretty straight forward – She is going to be the Commander in Chief!
Oh very good the chair thing Obama just did !! smart guy.
wonderful debate and I'm sure all the democrats are happy tonight.
Bill is an Obama fan. No doubt about that.
She never REALLY answered the question
Clinton – Obama, or Obama – Clinton? What about Obama – Edwards?
The part that I did hear which wasn't blocked by commercials.....
I loved it and completely agreed with Obama.
Yep at the end I thought he won and I admire both highly.
An interesting, but seemingly empty last question. I like the way Obama answered, and clearly Hillary couldn't trump it either. I also thought it was interesting that Obama was clearly hesitant to say that Clinton would be a potential running mate. He said she would be on "anybody's" short list not "his" short list – so, I don't think an Obama-Clinton ticket is likely.
Bill will contine to be a problem. I don't think Senator Obama will ever have to settle as VP. If he looses this time, he should just wait. Hillary will be a one-term president. Also, was this the oscars or a polictical debate. Hollywood elite is an understatement.
There's a lot of evasiveness in ALL of her responses.
I did not find her response evasive. What would you like her to say? Bill will be the first hubby if she is elected, and not co president. It seems certain people (Mr. Schneider) want to hear nothing short of Bill sleeping on the couch.
That's because no one ever reports on what barack's wife says when she is campaigning. Maybe it is time to listen.
Her response was NOT evasive. She very clearly made the point that SHE is running; not her husband. It is unfortunate that the media can't realize this as well.
That is it Mr. Schneider! Your comments are not worth reading and have added nothing to this debate.
Bill and Obama sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g..
Give it a rest for a while Bill–you make CNN look like Obama's PR firm/agent. Can you try for a little bit to just be a news channel?
The problem is if Bill and Hillary are in basically nothing has changed. Why are people afraid of something new?
Well, it was a mistake to log onto CNN...almost thought I ended up on Fox channel. Apparently Senator Clinton gets no breaks here either. It's just another love to hate Hillary channel. Back to MSNBC for me.