AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - Clinton just made an effective argument against John McCain: Though the Arizona senator is a champion against wasteful spending, Clinton pointed to his support for the Bush tax cuts and the war in Iraq - both colossal expenditures unpopular with most Democrats.Obama isn't the only one eager to go head to head with McCain.
– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider
that standing ovation was staged!!! give me a break!!! it was staged...the words were not that effective...did u catch the pre-tearing up fake out she offered toward the end... oh the clinton seat fillers were in the house...Obama won..more substantive..she dipped whe she got negative
Only Hillary can withstand McCain in the general election. Vote like an adult, not like this is american idol.
She brought the House down with just being candid and open.
Hillary got him in the end!!! They ended with her words not his- ya know why??? His words are not his own!!!!
how is she going to debate the war,she voted for it.it will be an unnecessary debate.
its going to be like kerry vrs bush and bush won.
I thought she was going to cry ?????very dramatic but not to be believed.
We need transparency in our government. Not big government, not big business, but good government, and good business. The Clinton’s and McCain may have been in government longer than Obama, yes. They have also all contributed to this countries past and present, as well as our unknown future. But, there are many things wrong with our country, and most of them have continued to be flawed. These have something in common, the people that have held power for years, or decades, but their same continued views on many of these issues can only get us so far, we need someone with new but smart views and plans to lead us in a new direction, not the same path we are on now, most importantly that we get on the right path a better one, not the path that works.
Bill, how is a tax cut an expenditure? Whose view are we looking at – clearly not the tax payers, since paying less taxes is a savings, not an expense.
Clinton wins Clinton wins...If CNN wont say it I will
I don't get it. Hilary was so anxious about having more debates, what did she gain in this one.
Overall ... I think he took it. She was much more personal at the end and the McClain notes were quite for her ... but will she get the chance?
Standing Ovation for Hillary Ha ha ha!!!!!
Interesting that Clinton got the first and last word of the debate. Yeah it was running late but Obama should be given equal time.
BUT SHE ALSO VOTED FOR THE EXPESNIVE WAR HERSELF- that
makes her no different than McCain.
Thank you, Mr. Schneider, you finally give some kudos to Senator Clinton about her willingness to take on McCain for the presidency. Also, did anyone else notice how Obama jumped to his feet and pulled at Clinton's chair before she was even getting up. I thought he might be trying to dump her out of it! Weird!
yes he is. hilary isn't really trying to become president. she is the one to make this debate into a competition. she is kissing up. she's trying to be the hero of the United States of America. well....that's not going to happen. obama is settling it.
too weepy and desperate
Obama won this one, hands down! Intellectual, confident, sensible, and presidential. I welcome the Obama Administration!
That was beautiful. Hillary got a standing ovation. That was great Hillary. I felt every moment. It almost made me cry.
HIllary ended this debate with a bang. She is the right candidate.
I think Shrillery blew it. She's so negative and nasty. I'm glad she got booed!
Do I have to be a Bush or a Clinton to be President of the U.S.A?
Let me know, I can change my name.
SHE WON THIS DEBATE HANDS DOWN!!!
How priceless was Obamas face during the standing Ovation...It was like Rocky iV when the USSR crowd chanted Rocky
Staci: We'll see when the poll results come in ;).