October 7th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Holmes: Did Obama’s priorities shift?

(CNN)–Obama just said that between energy, health care, and entitlement spending, energy was priority number one. This is not what he said in the first debate. During that debate, when he was asked by Jim Lehrer what he may need to compromise in the face of the $700 billion dollar bailout commitment, Obama said he would have to compromise on energy. That was his compromise number one. I thought at the time that it was a surprising and unwise answer. Either he didn't really mean it then, or he doesn't really mean it now.

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  1. Tiff of lithia springs

    PROBABLY AMY. THANKS TO THE REPUBLICANS WHEN NOW HAVE A BAIL OUT JUST LIKE WHEN AN APPLIANCE BREAKS IN YOUR HOUSE OR WHEN THE PLUMB BURST. OR WHEN KATRINA HAPPENS AND YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS DO NOTHING.

    October 8, 2008 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  2. keeth

    Why must everything be black or white and absolute?

    October 8, 2008 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  3. He's RIGHT!!!!

    He will have to compromise but it doesn't mean that energy wouldn't be the priority! Now that we are in an Economic downturn a lot of things will have to be compromised. That is evident but it doesn't affect the order of things. You dem-wit!!!

    Barack your vote 08"

    October 8, 2008 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  4. Jean, Indiana

    Holmes, you weren't listening in the first debate. When Jim Lehrer asked what he would compromise in the face of the $700 billion bailout commitment, Obama responded by saying what he would NOT compromise, starting with energy.

    No wonder you thought it surprising and unwise. You misheard it. Go back and listen to it again.

    CNN should take this Holmes article down. It reports completely opposite of what was said in the first debate.

    October 8, 2008 01:40 am at 1:40 am |

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