Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Politico: "Hillary bombs debate"

Politico is following Hillary and holding her accountable as she dodges and ducks questions and issues. About last night's democrat debate in Philadelphia, Politico's Roger Simon wrote Obama, Edwards attack; Clinton bombs debate with the following excerpts:
In a debate against six Democratic opponents at Drexel University here Tuesday, Clinton gave the worst performance of her entire campaign. ...

It was not just that her answer about whether illegal immigrants should be issued driver's licenses was at best incomprehensible and at worst misleading.

It was that for two hours she dodged and weaved, parsed and stonewalled. ...

Asked whether she still agrees with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, Clinton launched into a long, complicated defense of it. But when Chris Dodd attacked the idea a moment later, Clinton quickly said: “I did not say that it should be done.”

NBC’s Tim Russert, one of the debate moderators, jumped in and said to her: “You told (a) New Hampshire paper that it made a lot of sense. Do you support his plan?”

"You know, Tim,” Clinton replied, “this is where everybody plays ‘gotcha.’ ” ...
Politico's conclusion:
But, in the past, Clinton could always depend on her opponents to lose these debates. All she had to do was stay above the fray to win. Those days seem to be over.
Read the entire article for the full impact of Hillary's dodge-and-weave.

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