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
Her smile is a tricky smile
Wow, what an outstanding finish for Mrs. Clinton. I applaud her..... She was amazing and even though I do admire Obama and I believe that he would be ready in a few years, right now the right man for the job is a woman!
Was Mr. Obama part of the bipartisan leadership that tackled other thorny issues like energy, immigration or terrorist surveillance legislation? NO! Obama has been one of the most dependable partisan votes in the Senate.
I think it started off slow, and got better. She did well in the last question but, I think it was even...
he has less earmarks than her because he's been in office less than half the time and half of that again running for president. He'smissed 4 times more votes in the senate because of campaigning than her. McCain has missed even more. In fact, of all the senate candidates who were or are running, she's appeared at her CURRENT job more than any two others put together.
Hillary is way too emotional to be our president. Barrack is focused and succinct. Barrack swept the debate in my opinion because he addressed the questions dead on without giving us his resume each time. He is the president that this country is starved for!
He votes along party lines 97% of the time.
More empty words that sound good...
There it is again, "advantage Obama" – your press coverage is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo biased.
Is obama wearing a good luck bracelet ? Please check and let me know.
Bipartisanship is new to Sen. Clinton. She's not good with talking well about Republicans. I think he's more skilled at listening to others. She on the other hand just seems prepared to argue. I heard someone say once, "we've got two ears and one mouth so we would listen more than we talk."
Obama will NOT be able to build the consensus because he is not experienced enough. It will take battles to make real changes. Thousands of years civilization history has taught us this. Wake up!
Obama wins hands down. His answers were sincere and well thought out . Hers were too canned and memorized.
I consider myself an Independent. I watched Senator Tom Coburn on 20/20 a few months ago and was happy see a news magazine piece about a politician who stood up to Washington rubbish and demanded that Americans be shown what their representatives were "really" doing in Washington. With that said, I am an Obama supporter. Knowing that Senator Obama was able to reach over party lines and work with Senator Coburn because they both shared a desire to work together on an idea despite being in separate parties just makes me jump for joy. Both Senators are stand up guys.
Obama for President 2008!
i think senator clinton got some tough questions -again! i feel the
media is against her,let the media stop and let the voters elect a
It was really nice to see the moderators and audience allow Obama to skirt the issue on his porkbelly earmarks. Go ahead and boo Senator Clinton over that issue, too!
How many of your headlines tonight say Obama? How many say Clinton?
Hillary is a fierce fighter, never takes a no for an answer. Her fighting is for herself, her self interest, not for the country.
what are we doing? Choose among the best of the worst>
Agree – Senator Obama is a likeable guy and a real straight shooter who will work with unlikely allies to get the job done. This makes him a formidable force, not just in America, but also in international politics.
I feel that if the super delegates pick a different canidate then the popular vote then I will vote for John McCain. I liked him before he was the front runner. I am not so happy with him now with his flip flopping to ponder to the conservetives. Also I am voting for Obama because of his stand on the war in Irac. If Clinton wins due to super delegates it sounds like bussiness as usual in Washington, DC, then there can not be real change. Lisa Buehler
Hillary is only about fighting Republicans. Obama is about uniting this country to build consensus. This is why Hillary will not be able to get anything done. Obama will.
You Hillary people are something else...look at Bill Schneider's headlines on the ticker.....90% of them are about Hillary and you guys are calling him an Obama symphytizer...!! unbelieveable...you people have NO grasp of reality!!!
Hillary did nothing to stop his momentum.
I believe Obama will be able to cross the party lines
and be effective in eliminating or reducing the pork
barrel spending. Much of the problems, I think, are
that so many politicians have been in office for so
long that they cowtow to people that they owe favors
to. This also comes into play with the lobbyists. Politicians
have fallen into the "favors" owed either from contributions
to their campaigns or possibly to please a "friend".
Hillary has played politics with the lobbyists and both
parties for years. Obama is a fresh face and doesn't
owe favors. Obama will be the beginning of a new
era in politics.That is a big deal!!!!!
Yes.....she just did it…………..honored to be with Barrack……………He as the Prez, she as the VP. If so, look out McCain
Please don't cry................