Obama’s given a great answer on Iraq. If he’s the nominee, this issue will likely prove the biggest contrast with his Republican opponent. Clinton’s playing catch-up on this issue.
Her answers on Iraq are very complex and indirect. The core of this debate in the general election will be this: Democrats are arguing that, despite Republican claims, that staying in Iraq endangers far more than leaving ever could. That’s a very good argument – and he’s prepared to make it. Her answers aren’t as clear, and don’t play as well with the base. On this issue, she appears very political and calculated. And the question lingers: why did she ever trust President Bush?
Still: he’s not using their differences to score points – clearly, neither is spoiling for a fight.
– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider
I believe that that is the difference between polititians and and Leaders, Leaders can admit their mistakes and learn from them polititians spin them
Hillary should be honest that she made a mistake or accept that she was in favor of the war. It would be more honorable from her part! She is a politician, and answers like one. Another Clinton? Change?
Go! Persident Obama!!!!!!!!!
Clinton loses the Iraq argument... badly. She can't beat McCain explaining how her vote for war was right, but Bush carried it out badly. That is the same argument McCain makes!
Funny, As I remember it, Obama did not have a vote in the US Senate when the issue came up/ What would he have done if he had to make the decision nstead of stand on the sidelines?
There have been so many comments about how civil the debate is. It seems that the civility waning a bit.
Huge opportunity for Obama to seperate himself from Clinton there...Don't think it did at all....this is a debate right?
Her and how many other senators? Were they all wrong? The world is a better place without Saddam Hussein. Bill you are showing who you favor for this election.
Clinton...needs...to...admit...a...mistake. She is being Bush like up there. Man, she really dropped this debate at the end. Ouch.
They never give specifics. Thats the problem with the whole institution. All they have is talking points. They can't solve problems.
I disagree that Hillary is not doing well. Had Obama actually been in the Senate when we went to Iraq and had he had the same information. He too may have voted the same way.
I thought Clinton's answer on health care insurance has more substance. Obama has good intention, but not much substance.
Great Job Wolf!
It sure seems that Schneider does not like Hillary one ounce.
what makes think that people of usa will elect you as the president
id like to ask obama ,why he voted against the war in araq?
everyone in washington was convinced iraq was a threat.why wasnt he?
why doesn't Wolf ask why Hillary didn't read the NIE?
Her credibility is dead on Iraq, and there's no way she can change that. Her judgment was poor, and she won't admit it. Barack comes out ahead.
guys your piling on again
Obama is doing great!!
Why doesn't any candidate from either party speak on the injustice that our country suffered from the malicious prosecution, and lack of civil rights in the instance of Jena Six.
30 years! That's the difference. Is America going to vote for someone who only has 10 years of political experience? Whould you choose a a DR or Lawyer that only had a few years experience? NOT!
IS THIS A PATTERN?REMEMBER SHE TRUSTED BILL.
Can CNN get a different moderator for the next debate? Seems like Hillary gets to ramble and end every question. Just an observation.
Hilary appears to be unreal and uncertain of the subject matter. I fear she may be playing politics like the Republicans.
what the Hell is BILL talkin ?.He should be retired from CNN ASAP.