February 21st, 2008
09:27 PM ET
13 years ago

Schneider: Clinton backs off the readiness question

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - Clinton appears to only want to draw distinctions on the healthcare issue.When asked if she thinks Obama is ready to be commander-in-chief, Clinton avoided answering it directly. Instead, she gave her standard line: she is ready to lead from Day One.Meanwhile, when Obama was posed the question, he returned to his initial opposition to the war in Iraq - an issue he has raised at least three times tonight. It’s the cornerstone to his argument that he has better judgment than Clinton.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. Iraq

    Was Barack even in the Senate when the Iraq vote came to the Senate floor? He keeps saying he has better judgement because he opposed the war. I opposed it too but doen't mean I should be President.

    February 21, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. Ted Delaware

    Atleast she made a desicion, Based on the fact's Oh thats right not only was hillary lied to but we as american's were to. It easy to say I did not agree with something and vote against it or say present. God help us if he is nominated because McCain will kick his But. And then four more years of The Bush agenda.

    February 21, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  3. James, DC

    FIVE posts with headlines negatively portraying Clinton.
    Goodness, the bias knows no boundaries on CNN.

    Obama's going to be President (by all indications) so at least try and show some objectivity and respect to Hillary, now. Please?

    February 21, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  4. David Ostrowidzki

    She obviously has more solid ideas. He once again talks in vague generalities and she in specifics.

    February 21, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  5. Donna, Antioch TN

    Why is that Obama supporters do not see that both of these candidates are smart – Obama is just not ready.

    February 21, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  6. Ninos

    When she voted for the war, 80% of the senate voted for it. 80% of Americans supported Bush. And more importantly, over 80% of Americans supported the vote. In my opinion, I want my leader to represent me, and she did that.

    February 21, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  7. Janann

    We need to have a people's forum toask our kind of questions, these questions are not reflective to where we live. CNN is paying you all too much money you all are nothing like us you don't live our lives.

    February 21, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  8. Tonya T

    Mary, she is consistently giving real life examples, come on.

    – the mother who cannot afford insurance
    – the independence sought by kosovo
    – helping the great state of New York after 9-11
    – the soldiers who were disfigured, God bless them

    February 21, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  9. Marquise

    OMG hilary is so rehearsed. To those who is criticizing Obama for his stuttering you are ignorant. People who are intelligent think before they speak Obama is thinking about what he says before hand. Hilary sounds like a broken record, not even taking a breather!!! Obama will be our president and you people who are scared of change be prepared for the worse.

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  10. Ana

    Boys, Boys!
    I don't think you[re really listening to the responses to the debate. Oh yes....I see. This is a presidential race based on GENDER not on quality.

    February 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  11. Jack

    Since day one is a waste. I am ready for a President who will be ready on day 2-1460. GO OBAMA!

    February 21, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
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