October 3rd, 2008
08:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Clinton weighs in

Senator Hillary Clinton issued a statement praising Biden's performance.
Senator Hillary Clinton issued a statement praising Biden's performance.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton issued a statement shortly after the debate praising Joe Biden's performance:

“Tonight's debate underscored the stark choice American families face in this election," she said. “I've known Senator Biden a long time – as Americans saw tonight, he is a strong, passionate and experienced leader. Like Barack Obama, Joe Biden understands both the economic stresses here at home and the strategic challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world.

“We saw yet again that Senator McCain and Sarah Palin will offer only more of the same failed policies of the Bush Administration. America's hardworking Middle Class families deserve better.”

soundoff (263 Responses)
  1. cmc

    What is with those "winks" good god, that even looked rehearsed..I have a problem with her wanting to increase the powers of the VP....what does that tell you........she had her eye on the presidency.......this woman is down right scary..

    October 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. Baze

    Nothing matters anymore. Peoples devotion goes beyond rationality. Whoever they choose can suck crap through a straw and their constituents will spin it positively. We're acting like Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds, and it's really sad.

    ONE NATION

    October 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  3. Estelle T Hill

    Sarah Palin is indeed scary. She is running on empty, and seems so much like the characters in the movie "The Stepford Wives". I heard Pat Buchanan say she did well, she was attractive etc. Who cares about that last part except someone who's only watching the outside personna of a person, her body, but not her mind. You had better watch what she is saying at all times. She was well rehearsed, and I do mean that, and so repetitive. Over and over she kept mentioning the word "executive". Be on guard.

    October 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  4. Cory

    Biden won! It is clear to anyone who watched the debate. I think low expectations have made people excuse her run-on non-answers (the line where she said no child left behind twice comes to mind). This is really simple.....
    Palin is not qualified. If she ever became president, it would be another Grant, Ford, GwB type presidency. A presidency run by a committee and group that you did not elect that is pushing policies that help special interests with Palin as its public face.

    How can anyone vote for that?, especially now.

    October 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  5. Amanda

    Kind of weak, but she's getting there.

    October 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  6. Catherine in New Hampshire

    The new Sarah Palin speak has me energized. After watching the debate last night, I've decided to start sending emails with the new Palin speak.

    So here goes: I can see her now, sitting down with the head of some country:

    "Well, doggone it, Mr. Premiere, we can't be havin' ya goin' into other countries like that. After all, we have an energy thought to our friends in the Dominican Republic and, heck, our allies, God Bless 'em, might need our prayers to continue soccer games given what is this world as McCain and I continue to be; I mean, with the soldiers and Iraq and everything the tolerance which I have can only pay for the pipeline in Alaska if the United States, the closest country to see Russia from can keep us on Main Street and their interests"

    Make up your own, it's fun, and it is sooooo easy!

    October 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  7. independent

    Last night I watched debate and commentary at other TV stations
    ABS,NBC, CBS and noticed more professional aproach in comentaries than CNN.While others do best to avoid being bias CNN is doing opposite.Isn't TV to be informative and truthfull to it's audience??
    All you see on CNN how they orginized great team to go after Sarah Palin even sent bunch of investigators to Alaska in order to dig anything possible, shame on you all as you lost journalistic dignity and ethics.

    October 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  8. hello

    Falks we are selecting a experiance team to lead us not somebody learning in 3 days to read answers from her note book given by somebody.
    And how stupid it is that for her to perform in debate bar is set low who set this bar can some body explain?

    October 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  9. cmitch, FW,TX

    I have to agreed with you Hillary. Biden stated facts and he is very experience. Sarah Palin is not qualified to run this country if something should happen to John McCain who is too old and out of touch. Sarah scares me.

    October 3, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  10. Cody

    I find it strange that people thought Sarah Palin did reasonably well. Were they literally expecting her to break down and cry? That is silly. Of course she did not do that.
    What happened is that she memorized a script. And she used a minimal amount of improvisational skill to turn every question back to the script, at one point early on in the debate practically admitting that is what she was doing (when she said that she may not answer as they want her to). In fairness, this small task may have been slightly beyond what George Bush could have done. But it is still no feat at all. She is not ready.

    October 3, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  11. minka

    from the "show me" state

    Palin did not answer many questions, she just followed her own program, i.e. her "programmed "answers. America needs a V.P. that can think without being prompted and make sense. Sara did not come off as V.P. material. Yeah! Joe, you were great and God Bless America.

    Obama/Biden in "08

    October 3, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  12. Ohiovoter

    Sarah Palin was fantastic – as I fully expected. Here's my fave:

    "SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE!" Soooooooooo perfect!

    Joe Biden is a good guy but same old same old. Sorry. Typical of the DO NOTHING CONGRESS.

    Our MAVERICKS will go to Washington, courtesy of the voters – not the NEWBIE and the OLDIE.

    Let's put it this way: Sarah Palin has more experience than Obama and she's not the one running for President.

    Hillary, it's too bad your own party dissed you and played the racism card. As a Repub, I even started feeling bad for you and Bill watching you get torn apart by the media and Dems.

    October 3, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
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