January 31st, 2008
04:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama, Clinton set for showdown


LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) - Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will duel for Super Tuesday votes Thursday night as the Democratic presidential hopefuls face off for the first time together minus former Sen. John Edwards.

The debate - sponsored by CNN, the Los Angeles Times and Politico - starts at 8 p.m. ET Thursday on CNN and CNN.com. CNN's Wolf Blitzer is the moderator.

The event is the first Democratic debate since Obama's convincing victory Saturday in South Carolina. On Tuesday, Clinton won the Florida primary, a contest her campaign said helped the senator regain momentum even though it awarded no delegates.

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  1. mary mirza

    Would Blitzer have the nerve to ask Hillary if she and all politicians would be included in her so called national health plan. If it's good enough for us why not for them?
    When is someone out there going to muster up enough nerve to approach her on this. It's time they all are included in these supposedly good plans.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. Robert

    The backing of Ted Kennedy, give me a break ! I think thats the LAUGH of the year.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  3. lorraine

    An historica moment. I am recording it for my grandchildren. The will look back with wonder at what the big deal is. I will remond them that in 2007 we chose between a black man and a woman. Hopefully they will ask what took so long.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  4. Lisa

    After listening to CNN for several days and both democratic candidates it just amazes me that so many people are screaming Obama our man of change. Since he has little background of accomplishments he is riding off of this cliche. It tickles me also that the young are supporting him as if they are the same generation when in fact he is closer to Hillary's age that the youth of today. Hillary has 35 years of experience that she brings to the table while Obama spouts what he will do in the future. (And thats not even clear.) For those of you who are interested in education and the welfare of children....... Look at what Hillary's already done and not what Obama says in his speeches that he is going to do. Works will always speak louder than cheap talk. Come on people, get off the band wagon and think for yourselves about what and who the two candidates are really all about.


    February 5, 2008 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
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