November 13th, 2007
09:30 AM ET
13 years ago

Dems' gloves come off

Watch Jessica Yellin's report on a big Democratic event that may turn out to be a game-changer.

(CNN) - At a large Democratic event in Iowa, Sen. Barack Obama finally delivered on weeks of promising to get tough on Sen. Hillary Clinton, one of Obama's chief rivals for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.  At the same event, former Senator John Edwards also had strong words.  Not to be outdone, Clinton and her supporters responded with rallying cry to "turn up the heat" in Clinton's bid for the White House.  Watch Jessica Yellin's report.

Click here to see CNN's new political portal:

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • John Edwards
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Mati, Seattle, WA

    Was this supposed to be some news or political analysis? CNN reminding us that the 'boys' are boxing? thanks, we knew it already.

    Hillary in 2008!

    November 13, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  2. Kisha St.Louis

    How in the world can this woman say the boys are attacking her when she has been getting abused all along by her husband Bill.

    Don't play the victim with Barack and John when you have allowed your husband to play you like a fool.

    November 13, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. Val Davydov, Agawam, MA

    What a bunch of kids! Immeture and unstable. Grow up and then may be you'll be fit to run for the president of the United States!

    November 13, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. xtina - chicago IL

    Obama doesn't have much success on his resume.

    Shouldn't he have done something/anything to improve his own state and help the people here before seeking the Presidential office?

    November 13, 2007 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  5. kisha

    This was posted on Drudge. If this is True CNN should tell viewers ahead of time. It's only right. Please reply

    From Drudge
    "CNN's Wolf Blitzer has been warned not to focus Thursday's Dem debate on Hillary. 'This campaign is about issues, not on who we can bring down and destroy,' top Clinton insider explains. 'Blitzer should not go down to the levels of character attack and pull 'a Russert." Blitzer is set to moderate debate from Vegas, with questions also being posed by Suzanne Malveaux... Developing..."

    November 13, 2007 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |


    November 13, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  7. Jen, Gainesville, FL

    Obama's intelligence, passion and determination were obvious from his speech. Even my republican husband was watching him and is thinking of supporting him. He is God's gift to American at this crossroad.

    November 13, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  8. James, Phoenix AZ

    "Turn up the Heat" is what the "boys" are going to do, Mrs Clinton.

    I certainly hope Hillary is called to account for: planting questions, her husbands constant cry of "swiftboating", drivers licenses for illegals, etc.

    Hillary will want to blame-bush all night and avoid any REAL answers. If Wolf Blitzer was any type of journalist – he would ask the hard questions like Russert.

    November 13, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. ronnie - knoxville, tn

    Tom in Albuquerque : hit the caps lock key on the left side of the keyboard.

    Maybe your shouting and hyperbole aren't the way to go, Tomster.

    November 13, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. Oscar, Rio Vista, CA

    Previously, all we have heard from the media is Hilary is the nominee, Hilary can't be beat, Hilary, Hilary, Hilary.

    The tide is now turning..... at last!!!

    Hilary is not a good candidate for the democrats. Any one of the republicans will beat her in a general election. She already has 50% of the country against her. Come on Democrats, if you want to see a democratic president, please don't vote for Hilary. We will end up with another warmongering, power hungry idiot. This country will not be able to sustain another 4 years of this crapola. Do you not know what the dollar is worth today? Do you not know how many veterans are homeless, do you not know how many soldiers are permantently disabled or dead because of Bush's wars. Do you not know how many people have lost their jobs and their homes. Do you not know how many Iraqi civilians have died since March 2003. Do you not know anything that is going on around you. GET A GRIP AND TAKE OFF THOSE ROSE_TINTED GLASSES. I am begging you. Obama and John Edwards can, and will restore the middle-class. They will provide healthcare for everyone. They will stand up for our rights. They will NOT pamper to the rich.

    November 13, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  11. Tom Dedham, Mass

    Note to Hillary and Bill, you haven't won bleep yet and Obama is gaining on you, Bush isn't running either, turn the page.

    Maybe while Hillarity is turning up the heat she can use the stove and make "tea and bake cookies" like she so famously mocked mothers who actually do those silly things for their family.

    November 13, 2007 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  12. smoke, la.

    Have another smoke obama and chill out!!

    November 13, 2007 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  13. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Val Davydov, MA, that's exactly what I am thinking everyday, Thank you.

    November 14, 2007 03:15 am at 3:15 am |
  14. steve rozen meriden Ct

    They all have to be kidding they don't plant questions. ALL of the them and our do nothing congress are totally corrupt,bought, and unethical.
    I wouldn't trust one of them to hold an ice cream cone. –They are politicians . Yes I am cynical ,but thats the truth!!

    November 14, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |