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
I respected her answer very much... she made it clear that while she'll surround herself with experienced people and listen to their suggestions and thoughts on issues, it will be her decisions to make in the end. What isn't clear about that?
rss – I totally agree. If Obama does not win now, Clinton will and she'll mess it all up during the first term. It'll take an OBAMA to clean up after the Clintons.
It's becoming tiresome – this is editorial commentary (i.e. "I like Obama") in the guise of political analysis. Change the name from "Political Ticker" to "Schneider's View..."
I don't understand this: why is Bill Scheider so anti-clinton? I'd like to remind him that, as a journalist, he's not supposed to be biased.
I actually thought Clinton gave very clear answers and performed excellently in the debate. But I loved this debate because it was so civil and focused more on the issues than the past – or Bill Clinton!
He did it again!
Anderson thats how you moderate a debate
Bill, have you thought about retiring? Your hearing must be going...Hillary was very specific...She will be Commander-in-Chief...she will ultimately decide and ultimately take responsibility.
What does anybody expect when it comes to answer the questions about her husband? we are in uncharted territory with a canidant running after a spouce has already been a President.
Loved the coverage by CNN. I am a Canadian very interested in what the candidates plan is to stabilize their economy. I found this debate far more informative than the Republican fiasco last night. Wolf did a great job moving things along. Overall, interesting coverage that I think has Obama in the lead.
She couldn't control Bill the first (1st) time......but she says that she can now.
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Come on, these questions were so one sided. Hillary of course gets slammed with questions and Obama gets to answer about sex and Hollywood.
Schnieder seems to have made up his mind to vote for Obama, Clinton said in her responce that she makes the final decision. That sounds clear to me.
Hillary won this debate; Barack is always relying on someone to help him. The moderators always give Hillary the tougher questions. barack was campaigning he was not debating.
Obama / Clinton
clear ticket to the Whitehouse.
She really didn't answer the question. How will she control him if she can't control him now? I think Obama won but she did a great job!!
Obama needed to show his views on the issues tonight with more detail than in prior debates. I definitely think that happen tonight. He won, this debate! If he keeps going forward like this, the next Pres. of the United States w/be Barack Obama.
I think Obama answered very well on the last question, he didn't say yes or no and Hilary felt the same way. Go BARACK
Bill Schneider you are biased. Seems like paid by Obama or his supporters.
Now here is the logical point I wish Hillary would have made… When you work in bipartisan mode you discuss and try to work with each other and try to trust each other. That's what Hillary did. Obama did NOT!!! He never wanted to work on a bipratisan wayto solve the national crisis!!! Now in case of Hillary's vote to Bush was a trust on a responsible citizen of USA!!!
Funny how people are all over you when you speak the truth. Hillary IS being evasive... Obama more straightforward. Hilary is polished, she has prepared for these questions.... Obama is more "off the cuff"...and his thought comes through in his answers. Obama won this debate, calm and collected... Hillary looked somewhat uncomfortable with some of the questions.
Great job Hillary...smart leader...AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED YOU..
Once again, Senator Obama looks like a man of vision. His canidacy has thrown the entire political environment off kilter. Senator Clinton is an expert of the old game, the politics of yesterday. Senator Obama is a man of true vision and intelligence. Its time to put a new plan into action, its time to change the status quo! Senator Clinton claims to be ready to go the first day in office. So will all the Repbulicans who are ready for payback. We can't afford another 4 years of political fighting and gridlock.
Bill: Why don 't you just come out and endorse Obama, I am so tired of reading your biased blogs on these candidates. You are doing a tremedous disservice to the people of this country.
Schneider. You could not be anymore obvious in your support of Obama if you were wearing an "Obama '08" button.
With luck, we've just seen the future, and the future is bright.