AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - Obama and Clinton are both being pressed on their opposition to the surge in Iraq, a policy that has improved conditions there. Both responded tactfully and made clear they will press for an end to the Iraq war as president.The two seemed to give the same answer, but Obama's answer was rhetorically more powerful and one of his most effective moments. He made sure to clearly draw distinctions with John McCain on the issue, and seems eager to go head-to-head with the Arizona senator when it comes to the war in Iraq.Health care is Clinton’s issue. Iraq is clearly Obama’s.
– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider
Obama and Clinton are almost exactly the same on every aspect of their campaigns with minor differences. I was just wondering how everyone feels about them as campaign partners. I think which ever candidate wins the democratic endorsement, should take the other candidate as their Vice-President, because they would know the other candidate would fulfill the plan that each other have set up because they feel the same about the topics. Just wondering how the candidates and everyone else feel about that.
Are you on the Obama payroll?
She voted for it before she voted against it.....
Indeed he did, because he is right.
Again, Mr. Schneider, Obama is debating Clinton tonight, not McCain.
Obama was against Iraq since day one. So far he has the upper hand.
this was a brilliant answer and calls people to remember his good judement and answer that he understand the connectivity between iraq, iran, china, latin america, etc.
i think this is the first time he will be the winner of the debate.
When will someone ask why Hillary will not release her income tax records? Ask that hard question CNN and see the fireworks fly!
Bill, it is obvious who you support, all your comments are very biased against Hillary...
Clearly ... like a fighter. He jabbed, jabbed, jabbed ... the audience smelled knock-out, but it didn't go that far. Nice round, clearly Obama's.
Wow Bill! "Obama shines..."
The positivity finally comes out. Only for Obama?
the dream team, OBAMA/CLINTON?
Healthcare is her only issue.
Iraq is Obama but healthcare and experience is Hillary's.
She is totally conflicted! She voted for it
Who says he shines. I didn't think he was so shiny... he is just pulling up0 his soapbox now...
What are you guys doing..You are listening to the orator..the speech maker...look out CNN, we are catching on and realizing that you guys are so biased.
Again... It is important to notice that many of the issues that we are all faced with are only part of a problem, and each one is a variable to the solution. So if you don’t deal with each variable, and in the right way, you will not get the right solution. Obama has the right solutions to the problems. From the war to Iraq, and all of the issues involved in dealing with not only Iraq, but Iran, our troops, diplomacy, …. I can keep going, but what does Hillary have? A weak healthcare policy.... Thats it!
I agree. Clinto's advisors have been incompetent on this Iraqi thing
How can Hillary have any credibility as a Commander and Chief. She's voted completely wrong on Iraq twice! Obama makes the simple argument that he was one of few intelligent enough to realize giving support to Bush's Iraq plan was rediculous.
Mr. Schneider, seems like you are supporting Obama or not staying unbias. Obama keeps riding on Clinton's coat tails when he does not have an answer.
Obama shines. Shines? Bill, what are you watching?
She voted to support the war because she followed "the will of the people" in her constituency. Drop it already.
I believe her notiong of talking to the commanders and secretaries of the different miltiary branches is sound. You will not succeed in implimenting plans if the people who impliment don't feel they have the trust and input to make things happen effectively.
Ok this is sickening....Schneider is one of the most biased reporter ever.
The fact that Obama made the correct judgement call on Iraq shows he has the best judgement to lead and be President. And it also shows he will be the better candidate to go up against John McCain and win. Hillary just will not have a leg to stand on in the argument regarding Iraq.
Bill try to show some objectivity. We realize you support Obama.