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Clinton and Edwards Disagree on U.S. Security

The Democratic debate opens with former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) disagreeing about whether or not the United States was safer than we were on the day of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.


Former Sen. John Edwards answers a question during the Democratic presidential primary debate. (AP Photo)

Edwards reiterated his allegation that the global war on terror was nothing more than a "bumper sticker" adding: "What this global war on terror bumper sticker was intended to do was for George Bush to justify everything he did."

Clinton referenced her experience as a senator from New York during the terrorist attacks before politely disagreeing with Edwards. "I believe we are safer than we were. We are not yet safe enough."

-- Chris Cillizza

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By Chris Cillizza  |  June 3, 2007; 7:16 PM ET
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Posted by: vutnzpgxf sytgpr | June 20, 2007 9:59 PM | Report abuse

jeff, have you been living on the moon this past several years? Of course, you speak for those who should pay tax but get the tax break not the average struggling worker trying to eke out a living doing several non descript jobs. Most better employment was sent to China & India. The gas could hardly be more expensive. To top things off, almost every country is not too happy with us.

Posted by: mo | June 4, 2007 7:12 PM | Report abuse

The crappy sound is bush's fault.

Posted by: kabuski | June 4, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't care less what Edwards has to say. He has been a non-issue in my life since his campaign workers were exposed as Christian haters with their filthy remarks about the Virgin Mary being filled with God's hot, white, sticky holy spirit. And he didn't fire them. Just another example of the far left's attempt to undermine the foundation of this country. Obama is a crook too. He used dirty politics in Chicago to have candidates stricken from the polls during his first senate race in Illinois. I also agree with Big D, the Democratic party needs to weed out the socialists, including Hillary Clinton, who want to raise our taxes for more entitlement programs. Share the wealth she says. How about her wealth. Is she going to give up some of her money to help out? I think not. Entitlement programs should be called what they really are. Handouts to those who don't want to work, or are drug users, or baby factories. Granted, some people need some help. The handicapped people who want to work, but can't hold a job need my help. I will do it gladly. But the crack addicts and single mothers who after having 5 kids by 3 or 4 different fathers, don't deserve a dime of my money. Bring back the true Democrats like Franklin Roosevelt.

Posted by: Alan D. | June 4, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

And that's the way it is, 04 June, 2007. God help us all!

Posted by: L. D. George | June 4, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

And that's the way it is, 04 June, 2007. God help us all!

Posted by: L. D. George | June 4, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

And that's the way it is, 04 June, 2007. God help us all!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I love it when lefties use the term "rabid Republicans." As if. Every single comment by a conservative in this list is cogent, thought out, and civil. The Dems in that debate/dog-and-pony show were confused and hopeless as always. The Republicans have some serious problems at the highest levels of the party but to play this "there is no war on terror, 9/11 was an inside job, Bush has ruined the world" game is beyond stoned. The economy is cranking like a freight train thanks to low taxes (which ALWAYS means more revenue, by the way) and gas prices are still a fraction in the USA of what they are in Europe. We have it better than ever in America but some people seem determined to see doom and gloom regardless. Their own jobs and cars and houses must just be a fluke because from the sound of their arguments Bush should have taken all that away by now... Liberals are living in The Twilight Zone.

Posted by: Jeff | June 4, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Hey me, don't forget Bush inherited the military after Clinton downsized it. Wake up fellow Democrats our party has been over run by Liberal Socialist, We need to vote for a true Democrat, one who can return us to the glory of JFK. Just today it was annouced that Socialist led Vermount wants to secede from the United States of America! Wake up, this is still the greatest country in the world (20 million illegal imigrants can't be wrong)Let's stop blaming Bush for everything, and start putting forth real ideas for change, not just the same old Socialist/Communist ideas that are being spewed forth.

Posted by: Big D | June 4, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

after reading most of the comments,i decided there are a lot of fools out there still swilling the kool-aid. for real political change in the U.S. i'm putting my money on Putin and Ahmadinejad.

Posted by: rowdy | June 4, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

If you are a fan of Zell Miller you are not a conservative Democrat (not even sure what that is) you are a Republican. Zell was a Republican. Lieberman? He hasn't been a Democrat for quite some time.

Also, how are we safer now? Yeah, Dems definitely won't win if Hillary gets the nomination, but if anyone else gets it they will.

Hell, if people didn't like Bill Clinton so much Hillary wouldn't stand a chance.

PS- I'm surprised I'm saying this...but, I could actually vote for a Republican this time. Ron Paul. However, I don't think he'll get the nomination.

Posted by: Chris | June 4, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey Joe Republican; Didn't you get your fill of republican destruction yet? There isn't much left in our country for the candidate for mensa aka the decider to chew up & spit out. I can't believe you rabid republicans. You can't possibly be serious!! If indeed you are, then I'm afraid there is no hope for anyone.

Posted by: mo | June 4, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The world is a bad place and whether this countries military was in Iraq or not these people ,(radical moslems), would still hate us and still be planning the next act of terrorism against any country that supports us or us directly. After all we were not in Iraq when they attempted to take down the twin towers the first or the second time. People in this country tend to have short term memory loss. We were attacked on 9/11 and by all accounts this was a act of war just like when the Japanese hit pearl Harbor. To think Saddam Hussain was not part of the that puzzle would be a lie. It is a situation of deal with him now or later. What will people in this country do and think if we get hit again? To discuss politics and the president of this country as a dictator says that some people just don't have an understanding of global politics and rather than apack up and go home mentality if there was a clear message of resolve coming out of the media in the country to the rest of the world and the socialists of western Europe were supporting us this whole conflict might already be over or wrapping up. WMD's or not Saddam had 12 years to get his act together under UN mandate and he chose to keep playing cat and mouse with UN inspectors. If the UN would only have enforced it's own decree sooner and after 12 years can you blame someone for thinking it would never lead to a military conflict as Saddam did. Please people don't blame everything that is bad in the world is on the basis of something bad the USA has done. To say by our actions we asked for or lead to the 9/11 attack is ridiculous and even more so to think that the goverment of this country had a hand in it and used it to get us involved in the middle east. Make no mistake these peoples goal is to convert the world to radical moslem and if people won't go peacefully then they will attempt to with the sword.
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Posted by: Vermont conservative | June 4, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

the questions are all wrong. forget about the past and present a future.

that is what needs to be done and lucky for me, the DEMS won't do that.

Posted by: Jason, Philadelphia | June 4, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

> Are nation is doomed!

Especially with grammar like that!

Posted by: Me | June 4, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Not that any of you will ever come back here and read this, but...
- The JFK plot was revealed by Homeland security that Bush was completely against before caving to (mostly) Democratic pressure and creating the cabinet-level position
- Why is not wanting to appear on a purposely antagonistic and far-right leaning network equal to being "scared?" Let's have all the Rs come to my place for a debate. I promise to be as fair as Faux News.
- You want to talk about raising taxes -- take a look at Mr. Bush's budget and his attempt to eliminate the deficit. It only works if a Congress decides to let go the floodgates on AMT. That means, Mr. Bush is counting on your taxes going up to pay for his legacy. But it won't be on his watch, so I guess he's in the clear.
- Run down the military? You mean, by under funding and under satffing them from the beginning of an ill-advised war and not listening to military professionals for 4 years killing 3500+ soldiers becasue of your ineptitude? Let's face it, Mr. Bush has done more to harm our security than any president before him.

I do wonder where all the hatred comes from. I like Edwards, am not so hot on Hillary, and have heard nothing out of any republican of substance. How do you know Fred will be any different?

Posted by: Me | June 4, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

hilary is right. we are safer now. 911 was an inside job, it served it's purpose. it gave us a dictator. everything else about a war on terror is just a smoke screen to keep the dictator in power. hilary is one of his biggest enablers, a would be dictator waiting in the wings. she would love to have all the power the so called patriot act would bestow upon her.

Posted by: rowdy | June 4, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I just want to say all you Dem posters on this blog have given me hope. I was terribly afraid that one of the bozo's would actually win becasue of the GWB hatred, but as usual the portrayed hatred of Bush and the strength of these cadidates is totally exaggerated by the media. Clear heads will prevail in 08. Eventually the real demfcrats will reclaim the party and get these pinko communists out of the spotlight.

Posted by: Joe Republican | June 4, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I just want to say all you Dem posters on this blog have given me hope. I was terribly afraid that one of the bozo's would actually win becasue of the GWB hatred, but as usually the portrayed hatred of Bush and the strength of these cadidates is totally exaggerated by the media. Clear heads will prevail in 08. Eventually the real demfcrats will reclaim the party and get these pinko communists out of the spotlight.

Posted by: Joe Republican | June 4, 2007 1:43 PM | Report abuse


In reference to being more safe... I just wanted to add that I think that people are more alert and government agencies are more cohesive than we were at 9-11. The twin towers disaster would definitely not be as easy to conduct today as it was on 9-11. The JFK incident in NYC is proof of this.

Yes...people are theorizing that our negative involvement in the middle east will spawn/have spawned more terrorists. I believe this is true but at the same time I think we, as a nation, are more cohesive...more ready for responding to threats. How we go about dealing with the potentials and repairing the damage done by this administration...well, it's rough but there's nothing that this nation cannot do IF we work together.

Do you think we are safer?
In some respects...I think Hillary's response was appropriate in a sense of being more alert, cohesive, and ready to respond to terrorist threats.

She also said "we are not safe enough..."
I believe most agree with this statement. There's always room for improvement...

Posted by: mcavey | June 4, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

"did you see them all raise their hands wanting gays and lesbo's in the military give me a break."

It's coming to equality and logic my friend. These are people who are just like others in the military...risking their lives and providing service. What are you doing to contribute to this country?

taking away translators, which are in short supply, because they are gay/lesbian does not make sense. By taking away these translators you are putting our troops in harm's way and therefore AGAINST our troops safety.

Posted by: mcavey | June 4, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

well, take the gays and lesbians that the dems. want to allow in the military and send them to darfur. oh, while the dems. are at it , they can advertise in the mexico city newspaper for more illegals. what a joke they all are....the dem. lineup is so pitiful. fred thompson,where are you!!!!

Posted by: simon | June 4, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

They're all bought and paid for by their respective lobbyists. None comes across as sincere at all, and most of their answers are just talk. I'm an independent that has voted democrat in the past, but this is pathetic. Only guy I trust in this presidential election is Ron Paul. Democrats that are sick of their available choices should check him out.

Posted by: Matt | June 4, 2007 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Are nation is doomed!

Posted by: RickDC | June 4, 2007 12:04 PM | Report abuse

The best thing for the country right now is to keep watching this sad crop of dems making fools of themselves at these "staged debates". Please do not change a thing CNN and MSNBC. You are proving to the American people that this is what it takes to get elected. Run down the military, give all illegals a free pass. raise taxes,and swear to be doing this all in our best interest. The war on terror is right and these clowns have it all wrong. They must find it hard to sleep at night. I for one thank our military for letting my family feel safe and secure. I do not bash them. I praise them. Joe Liberman and Zell Miller, please take your party back!

Posted by: seadog in cedar crest | June 4, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Who cares? This is a debate with a bunch of people vying to lose in 2008. A Democrat will NEVER win the general election in 2008.

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Posted by: TR | June 4, 2007 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton proved Saddams VX nerve gas was getting to Bin Ladens funded facilities in Sudan. And he bombed one in response to highlight that.

Hillary and her entire party now deny Saddam was a threat.

But luckily, they are on CNN which would never raise this un-PC history of the Dem Big Lie on Saddam.

Posted by: RufusLeeKing | June 4, 2007 9:23 AM | Report abuse

The United States is safer since September 11th? More evidence of the Clinton bubble? I guess if you are a multi-millionaire with mansions in DC and Chappaqua, a fleet of personal staffers to manage your life, Secret Service protection, chauffered cars and private planes, you might "feel" safer. But just take a look at how few of the 9/11 Commission's recommmendations have been implemented, and the huge amount of resources we are pouring into Iraq with no demonstable benefit to Iraqis, the Middle East, or the USA. We are alienating the world community, inflaming radical Islam, depleting our own Homeland preparedness, and leaving our borders, ports, utility grid and chemical plants vulnerable. We need a president who leads by speaking the TRUTH, who offers solutions that unite us, and does not calculate every syllable for personal political gain. I do not believe Hillary Clinton any more than I believe George W. Bush.

Posted by: partyofone | June 4, 2007 8:35 AM | Report abuse

The United States is safer since September 11th? More evidence of the Clinton bubble? I guess if you are a multi-millionaire with mansions in DC and Chappaqua, a fleet of personal staffers to manage your life, Secret Service protection, chauffered cars and private planes, you might "feel" safer. But just take a look at how few of the 9/11 Commission's recommmendations have been implemented, and the huge amount of resources we are pouring into Iraq with no demonstable benefit to Iraqis, the Middle East, or the USA. We are alienating the world community, inflaming radical Islam, depleting our own Homeland preparedness, and leaving our borders, ports, utility grid and chemical plants vulnerable. We need a president who leads by speaking the TRUTH, who offers solutions that unite us, and does not calculate every syllable for personal political gain. Like Bush, I will never trust Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: partyofone | June 4, 2007 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Thank you for picking out Hillary Clinton's remark that we are safer after 6 years of Bush. I think she's out of her mind. Our army is nearly broken --- how the heck is a country safer with a broken army? All that American strength was wasted on a total tragedy: The Iraq War. which Hillary Clinton authorized and supported up until about a year ago.

Posted by: Karen | June 4, 2007 7:52 AM | Report abuse

PBJ hit it right on the head : "How can we expect any of these Democrats to be strong against Dictators and Tyrants when they are afraid of Fox News?"

Posted by: Last Exit | June 4, 2007 3:48 AM | Report abuse

Do any of these candidates know anything about the realities of the world today and have a core of principles and values they will stand by even when the liberal press is saying something different.It is the old tax and spend song and dance where they want the white house so bad they will say anything to get there. At the top of this list is Hiliary. One would wonder has she every done anything unless she saw some benefit to advancing her own political agenda. Then there is mister average american Edwards or he would like us to think so. How do you think he got so rich except by using the loop holes of the tax code to his benefit. America needs to say enough is enough and put a stop to the ideas these people float in the legislative chambers of Washington like giving illegal aliens social security, putting a time table on troop withdrawal or cut off funding, and take a good look at these candidates and ask yourself do you really think any of them are a viable option for the presidency. Probably not based on their prior track record.

Posted by: Vermont Conservative | June 4, 2007 2:19 AM | Report abuse

I too was wondering about the sound of their voices, its like the sound people are trying to make them sound shrill and angry for some reason

Posted by: waa | June 4, 2007 2:07 AM | Report abuse

If the puplic wants to get a feel for what these candidates are about this debate is sure not the way and it was more like a game show with raise your hand if you have an answer you think the public wants to hear. To find out about them all one would have to do is look at what they have done in the past and what kind of ill conceived and poorly thought out ideas on national
security,the economy, the military, health care and taxes they are presenting at this time.First several of them voted for the IRAQ war and now they have flip-flopped and say the president lied about WMD'S. I wonder where the WMD's went seeing Sadam had over a year to ship them off to Syria but these guys and the liberal media have convinced the average American there were NONE! That is like saying the Nazi party in 1939 had no intention of commiting mass genocide against the Jews of europe and we all know that 6,000,000 lives later or somewhere in there the world finally woke-up to the reality. These guys would all turn this country into a socialist nation like so many western european countries have become. " They all say americans want universal health care for all" but all you have to do is look at Canada to see it has not and DOES NOT WORK and to pay for it Edwards will Tax everyone up the wazo! If you want to know about Hiliary read one of the two books that have come out and you will get a good feel where she is coming from. Obama may sound OK in a debate but there is no substance to his statements and for sure he does not have the experience for the job kind of like Nancy Pelosi. In fact none of the candidates on this roster do. What the average American citizen needs to do is read, Think for themselves , question everything the media puts out and don't just go along for the ride but make informed choices about the candidate they will vote into the highest office in this great nation. Don't kid yourself into thinking the threat on out Democracy is not real. The terrorists of this world mean to destroy the USA just as they mean to wipe Israel of the face of this planet. Please remember when one of these candidates say bring the troops home we are at WAR and we were attacked on 9/11. To do anything less would be like saying to these radical fundamentalist come on in we will help you plant the next Bomb, commit the next act of terrorism or take out anyone of a number of landmark structures which symbolize this country.

Posted by: concerned middle class american | June 4, 2007 1:58 AM | Report abuse

By saying "We are safer," does Clinton mean the Globalist Elite? Probably... I don't recall hearing weekly threats from our government that a city or two could be nuked by the Islamo-fascists prior to 9/11. Safer... riiight.

Posted by: Ryan | June 4, 2007 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Are you listening to them? They all want socialized medicine and higher taxes.....most states are now paying 50-60 cents per gallon on gas.....how much would it be if they took the tax off and gave the people a break? They want to investigate price gouging on gas...what a joke....look at how they rape America every day, and they want to raise taxes....don't be fooled when they play the tax the rich gag.....we will all get soaked again if any of these clowns are elected.....as far as Obama...in the war on terror he wants to play nice nice and make friends with people who want us DEAD and they will laugh at his naivite...lets not even go into his name..Obama Osama....vote Republican....Bush isn't running again ok....but we have not been attacked again, thanks to him and taking the fight too them over there.

Posted by: Madge | June 4, 2007 1:13 AM | Report abuse

The debate was a horror to watch, the questions were canned and the responses lackluster. I did not see or hear anything that would make me decide to vote for any of these candidates. As far as Clinton is concerned, she still hasn't found the Rose Lawfirm documents that she misplaced in the white house after Fosters mysterious death, how could she be entrusted with running this country?

Posted by: patriotmissile | June 4, 2007 12:51 AM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama is a huge fake. The comment he made about 10,000 dead in the Kansas tornado was a sure sign how he will act under pressure and when he is "tired".

Posted by: Ahmed Hussein O'AlaBama | June 4, 2007 12:35 AM | Report abuse

As always, the Dems can't decide what they stand for or what their position is. This simply means they don't have a clue. The Repubs REALLY know how to do a debate right and Fox REALLY knows how to ask the RIGHT questions.

Posted by: Gringo Muchacho | June 4, 2007 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Edwards is a moron. Not safer than before 9/11? At least Hillary Clinton says we are safer. She is a dimwit, but not a total loon like Edwards.

Posted by: Alexander Alt | June 4, 2007 12:19 AM | Report abuse

The only reason obama is doing well is because he is black. What a joke. Let's elect a guy with a muslim name like hussein barack.

Posted by: Jon | June 4, 2007 12:07 AM | Report abuse

What was that thing at the end about, we should have passed her legislation because...we should have passed it?

Posted by: mpt | June 4, 2007 12:04 AM | Report abuse

17 months from now and no one will even remember ANYTHING said in this useless debate. What a waste of time, money and air. "My" senator Clinton running all over the country on the dime of NY'ers and yet she has done NOTHING for New Yorkers.

Vote for Rudy, McCain or Thompson. Another actor as president, gotta love that! Can handle the media, can "fake it", etc...

Posted by: John | June 3, 2007 11:20 PM | Report abuse

These candidates are afraid to debate on FOX News? Come on...and they want our votes for the presidency? Enough said.

Sure, send the troops to Dafaur, but don't fund them in Iraq. Brilliant!

Posted by: Brian | June 3, 2007 11:17 PM | Report abuse

I didn't watch the debate. I read the comments and that is all I need to read to know that the bunch of folks running for the Democrat party appear to be a bunch of not so bright folk. Like someone said, if they are afraid of FOX how in the world can we expect them to stand up to any terrortist? You know what folks, I have rocks out in my driveway that are smarter than that bunch. Come on Fred T., Zell Miller or Liberman, this conservative Democrat wants you in the race, now. What a group, shaking my head in disbelief.

Posted by: Laura | June 3, 2007 11:06 PM | Report abuse

they raise hell about iraq where terrorists want to kill americans, but yet they all want to use the military in darfur where monkeys are climbing trees and chnking spears. am i crazy or just not getting it.

Posted by: israel d. wilson | June 3, 2007 11:06 PM | Report abuse

I thought Biden's answer on Darfur showed passion and moral clarity, and let's face it, he voted to fund the troops when everyone else is pandering to anti-war activists in Iowa. That's presidential leadership.

Posted by: drphil | June 3, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

I thought Biden's answer on Darfur showed passion and moral clarity, and let's face it, he voted to fund the troops when everyone else is pandering to anti-war activists in Iowa. That's presidential leadership.

Posted by: drphil | June 3, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone paying attention? Why schedule a debate for the highest office in the land on one TV cable company at 4 pm here on the West Coast on a Sunday afternoon. Only the real political junkies tuned in. And no I don't think they taped it or put it on Tivo. Besides, this wasn't a debate; it was the Wolff Blitzer Show. Give me a break. Why not have a group like the League of Women Voters handle a real debate?

Posted by: Alice Mary | June 3, 2007 10:46 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what planet Edwards is living on. We have tapes from Bin Laden saying that he wants to destroy the west, Ahmadenajad says Israel is to soon be wiped off the face of the earth, Putin is aiming nukes at Europe..and this idiot says that the war on terror is just a "bumper sticker".
He needs to stick with traversing the country and getting his $400 haircuts. What a buffoon!

Posted by: Hector Rodriguez | June 3, 2007 10:24 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what planet Edwards is living on. We have tapes from Bin Laden saying that he wants to destroy the west, Ahmadenajad says Israel is to soon be wiped off the face of the earth, Putin is aiming nukes at Europe..and this idiot says that the war on terror is just a "bumper sticker".
He needs to stick with traversing the country and getting his $400 haircuts. What a buffoon!

Posted by: Hector | June 3, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what planet Edwards is living on. We have tapes from Bin Laden saying that he wants to destroy the west, Ahmadenajad says Israel is to soon be wiped off the face of the earth, Putin is aiming nukes at Europe..and this idiot says that the war on terror is just a "bumper sticker".
He needs to stick with traversing the country and getting his $400 haircuts. What a buffoon!

Posted by: Hector | June 3, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

One thing I don't understand, they are all debating on what they would do different than President Bush. BUSH IS NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE!! They keep bringing the difference between them and the current President, meanwhile the Republicans are bashing the democrats on every turn. No war on terror??? Close Gitmo?? Where will you place those terrorist prisoners?? Set them free or better yet...Here in the good ole USA!!! GOD BLESS US VOTE REPUBLICAN!!

Posted by: Raziorizzo | June 3, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Back during the Monica fiasco when the famous "blue dress" was discovered, wasn't Wolf Blitzer called by the FBI to provide his blazer for a "known comparison sample?

Posted by: Ken | June 3, 2007 10:11 PM | Report abuse

did you see them all raise their hands wanting gays and lesbo's in the military give me a break. what is this country coming to?

Posted by: daniel o'malley | June 3, 2007 10:00 PM | Report abuse

i am a dem. and i wouldn't vote for any of them for dog catcher. i wish fred thompson would run, i would vote for him, for real..

Posted by: roscoe p. coltrane | June 3, 2007 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama slammed Mr. $400 haircut!

Posted by: Dre' | June 3, 2007 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Another sychophantic CNN display!

Buffoons, the lot of them. Mindless--with maybe the exception of the brainy Biden.

What has Hilary ever DONE, any legislation
except to spend more money,run our lives, (mommoy knows best)and give more
special favors to women? She has DONE nothing. How can she even consider being
enthroned as a President--with NO record
of excecutive or administrative or legislative accomplishments?

Of course CNN treats her, and her fellow
airheads as SERIOUS:raise taxes, investigate oil companies, dump Iraq
yadda yadda yadda liberal shallowness!!

Posted by: Dr Gene | June 3, 2007 9:47 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree Bill! As a sensible democrat I can't see myself voting for anyone of these sorry excuses for next president of the United States

Posted by: Phil | June 3, 2007 9:39 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree Bill! As a sensible democrat I can't see myself voting for anyone of these sorry excuses for next president of the United States

Posted by: Phil | June 3, 2007 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Yeesh! This debate is just getting sloppy. This is probably the worst I have seen out of this bunch. And this isnt a new development these guys are turning out almost as bad the crewe of 84' and thats saying something.

Posted by: Bill | June 3, 2007 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Even ignorant lefties are not sufficiently dumb enough to put an X next to Obamas name when it comes down to it.I can't imagine America ever having a President "Hussein" Obama?Just like I could never see us having a president "Osama Bin Ladin"!

But then, because of their hatred of one man,GW Bush,I feel that lefty American haters would put Hitler in charge if he were alive today.Even given what he did to millions of Jews and christians during WW2.What a shameless bunch of ignorant self-serving traitors!!

Posted by: skysoldier | June 3, 2007 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Zell Miller where are you, these people are jokes.....all I can say is vote Republican in 08......

Posted by: Madge | June 3, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Zell Miller where are you, these people are jokes.....all I can say is vote Republican in 08......

Posted by: Madge | June 3, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

"I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."

Posted by: Will Rogers | June 3, 2007 9:15 PM | Report abuse

oh please let me vote for obama o sama mohama, what a joke...fred thompson where are you. hurry up..

Posted by: jesse | June 3, 2007 8:58 PM | Report abuse

fred thompson will beat the pants off of all of those bozo's

Posted by: samuel | June 3, 2007 8:53 PM | Report abuse

what is a democrat

Posted by: david | June 3, 2007 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Fan of Reagan nailed it!!

Posted by: jr | June 3, 2007 8:50 PM | Report abuse

JFK airport terrorist plot by Muslim extremists broken this past Friday...Edwards says the war on terror is just a bumper sticker. Now, who do I want to trust with keeping the country safe from more 9/11's? Certainly not the neo-comms Dems!

Posted by: Pete Nole | June 3, 2007 8:48 PM | Report abuse

I am a conservative Democrat, and I didn't watch the debate. Until we get some "Truman Democrats" like Lieberman and Zell Miller, I cannot vote for this current group of candidates. They have no "clue" of what kind of enemy that United States is facing, and on economics they want policies that "mirror" socialist European countries, and we know how well they are doing. One last thought. If people don't realize that Hillary Clinton practices "class warfare" more than any other politician, they never will.

Posted by: Fan of Reagan.... | June 3, 2007 8:29 PM | Report abuse

This debate is very boring. We are at war and CNN asking stupid questions like, what would you do with former president Clinton if you are the president. ZZZZZZ

Posted by: Doug | June 3, 2007 8:29 PM | Report abuse

How can we expect any of these Democrats to be strong against Dictators and Tyrants when they are afraid of Fox News?

Posted by: PBJ | June 3, 2007 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what Democrats say?! Why does anyone even care? They are all such deceptionist, such bureauacrats, such slimey politicians. I just think they are such manipulators of peoples emotions. Sick of them.

Posted by: Will | June 3, 2007 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Edwards is right. GWOT is a silly frame.

Posted by: Laura P. | June 3, 2007 7:39 PM | Report abuse

THis raise your hand format is idiotic. Why don't we just give a multiple choice test.

Posted by: Gem | June 3, 2007 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Richardson is getting killed by the "you have to answer the question" rule (which should be adopted for all future debates).

Posted by: DTM | June 3, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

God bless Gravel

Posted by: Gem | June 3, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

And now Clinton is defending her vote after Gravel questioned her moral judgment. Ouch.

Posted by: DTM | June 3, 2007 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I mean did CNN did any kind of dress rehearsal? The background is horrific and the sound is crappy.

WhatAboutOurDaughters.Org

Posted by: Gem | June 3, 2007 7:28 PM | Report abuse

And Edwards just admitted being wrong and gave credit to Obama for being right--which leaves Clinton right smack in the crosshairs.

Posted by: DTM | June 3, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Are there problems with the microphones beyond just the questioners? Hillary also sounds kind of like she's yelling, think she needs to struggle to be heard...

Posted by: Peter | June 3, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama just slammed Edwards for getting the original vote on the war wrong. This could be a more interesting debate.

Posted by: DTM | June 3, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Why is Biden screaming?

Posted by: Gem | June 3, 2007 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Well thank god Wolf finally decided to ask Richardson a question. Ask Gravel a question already! Wow the difference between a governor and a senator are clear.

Posted by: Gem | June 3, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

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