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
There you go again, "advantage Obama" – now CNN viewership – do you see the bias favoring Obama? It's pervasive.
Is Hillary going to finish crying in her speech and think that will win votes for her again?????
Neither candidate nor did CNN address the TTC as promised.... More as usual
Ok, let's give Schneider a break folks... Obama is simply more genuine that Clinton. No bias here.
Hillary has yet to directly answer a question. On her own agenda, not caring about anything or anybody else.
How can she go against McCain on the economy failures of the Iraq
war when she voted for the same war????
i don't know what your looking at?
I know Obama is speaking English, but he isn't saying anything except Uh, uh
Cate...are you deaf and blind, or are you just ignorant. We need a LEADER, thats OBAMA. He can stand by his word and his votes, Hillary can not. Its a very fundamental difference, why dont your recognize it for what it is?
How does saying in advance how quickley they will withdraw from Iraq strengthen our hand in the negotiations both say they want?
I think their haste to withdraw will secure a failure in the Middle East for our country from which will take years to recover.
This is Obama's best performance ever!!!
He's never been tested Bill...why can't Obama answer that question honestly. The republicans are going to have a field day with him. Wake up America!!!
Clinton is done – stick a fork in her.
Healthcare is only "Hillary's Issue" because many people are recalling that once upon a time, she tried to help her husband establish a health care program back in the 1990's!! Only old people like us remember that! LOL!!
It is not hers or anyone else's issue...people hear what they want to hear, but Sen. Obama has a plan, and it's better than fining people who have no money for not buying insurance...she should even know that that is counter-intuitive! But, she keeps thinking like Republican-lite, so that's what you get.
And yes, Obama was spot on about Iraq!
In my estimation, Obama wins on every issue besides health care. Clinton clearly bested him on that. But Obama got good digs in on McCain, which will be important in the general election. The fact that Hillary has not blown Obama out of the water in this debate signifies that she cannot win this campaign.
bill, the vet will eat obama alive in a head to head match up.
obama is the only chance the republicans have to hanging onto the white house, as much as i despise g.w. bush, i will vote for a veteran over the rookie nobody from the neighboring state.
I respectfully suggest that you review the tape - Mr. Obama is disappointing me terribly.
What about the environment?
Seriously, could this "commentary" favor Obama any MORE?
Obama definitely won that debate. Clinton was so fake at the end. I was hoping she would have performed better.
Who was that one man I couldn't understand. Where did he come from, I mean what Country and when-???
I agree with the sentiment. whom ever wins the nomination, needs to select the other as VP.
How could anyone say that C. Brown was partial – she did not break in and stop Clinton. That was a real advantage for Clinton to have the last word in that way.
Teresa Mason I'm sorry but this was not a “hands down” win for Hillary!!! The fact that Obama held his own and showed people, he is more the speeches says it all.
The Clinton Campaign is dead. Barack made no mistakes and Clinton did not prod him in pursuit of any.
It's easy to say how you would have voted when you were NOT a Senator at the time!!!!!