AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - On the issue of earmarks, Obama is jumping at the opportunity to show his record of reaching across the aisle.He referenced his work with Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican widely viewed as one of the most conservative senators. He certainly isn't a popular figure in Democratic circles, but Obama wants to stress the two pushed for a measure to expose where pork-barrel spending was going.It again plays into his theme of building bipartisan consensus - an argument he knows plays well this cycle, even with partisan Democrats.
– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider
He was really prepared this time around.
Please don't let her cry again. Dear God, leave our brave men and women alone.
IS SHE GONNA CRY AGAIN! OHHH NO WAY! COME ON! We need a strong president not a crybaby! Us woman are stronger than that!!!
All Obama, Bill. Will all your "analysis" support him? You barely mention her.
Obama is doing such a wonderful job.
We don't need Obama's love fest. I don't need to be inspired by the rock star. What I want is a LEADER. Not a flashy speaker. What this country needs is SOLUTIONS NOT THIS PREACHER RHETORIC.
Let's stop this mindless following of the Obama cult and get real!
I'd rather see nonpartisanship, but I can support him on this.
Line item veto!!!!! Then you can hold someone accountable for the crap our goverments spends our money on.
Obama can't point to single point of crisis because he's too young with too little experience! Can you imagine if another crisis like 911 happened? I want Senator Clinton who has weathered many crisis to be there in that Oval office serving as my President.
Will consensus building include a continued willingness to ingnore the country dividing super highway?
And he's drawing the difference...she's old line politics...and he's a communication builder. He wins.
thank bill for remembering obama is actually leading this race – i had previously liked your sense of fair play, so had found the lack of balance disturbing
Was Hilary about to cry again?
Clinton is a consensus builder with her very high negative ratings that show polarization. The word 'consensus' really hangs heavy around her neck as an albatross.
If Hillary cries again, will she win Texas????
He's less divisive, and is good at working with all kiinds of people.
She seems to relish battles and enemies. Even one of her friends has said that "Hillary needs enemies"
Hillary is only for Herself, not for the people, do not be fooled.
Sen. Clinton seemed a bit woozy until the "I've been through a lot of experiences ..." She complimented him nicely ... and got a standing "o"! Nicely said. I think she might .....cry.
That standing ovation is for her!
Hillary went back on top with her "Moment In Your Life When You Were Test The Most." Wow! What a response. Senator Obama's response was lacking. She just got a standing ovation!
did Hillary just concede at debate's end?
She won, AGAIN!!!
With Obama we have a leader. In Clinton we have a politician.
What was the last statement of Clinton?? Shows that she has given up???