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Edwards Fluent in 'Neocon'

Edwards isn't content to let this debate devolve into a battle between Clinton and Obama.

After Clinton sought to explain her vote for a measure that designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, Edwards went for a direct rebuttal.

The resolution sounded like it was "written in the language of the neocons", said Edwards, adding that the measure "gave Bush and Cheney exactly what they wanted." Edwards added that many people on the stage had learned their lesson the hard way with Iraq -- that trusting the president at all was a mistake. "We have to stand up to this president," Edwards insisted.

Clinton was not offered a follow up although it's hard to imagine she would have further engaged on a vote she would just as soon forget ever happened.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 30, 2007; 9:21 PM ET
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The main article by Kornblatt and her co-writer actually missed the best line that Biden had about Giuliani. That line was that every sentence that Giuliani utters is "a noun, a verb, and 9-11." That was the line of the night and in one sentence clearly explained Giuliani's deficiencies as a candidate. The fact that your writers didn't see fit to quote it is really incredible.

Posted by: mrgavel | October 31, 2007 7:13 AM | Report abuse

CC, you do a disservice to Hillary Clinton with this:

"Clinton was not offered a follow up although it's hard to imagine she would have further engaged on a vote she would just as soon forget ever happened."

She know why she voted for the resolution, and she's not ashamed about it. Many Democratic Senators who voted for it (including Majority Whip Dick Durbin) insisted that the only reason they voted for it is because they were certain Bush could not use to begin war in Iran. And no one seems to be criticizing *them* for it.

Posted by: mutanttoasterfiend | October 31, 2007 6:47 AM | Report abuse

With Clinton holding a huge lead among Democrats in national opinion polls ahead of the November 2008 election, rivals Barack Obama, John Edwards, Chris Dodd, Bill Richardson and Joseph Biden all took turns aiming shots at the New York senator in hopes of bringing her back to the pack.

Who do you think won the Philadelphia NBC - MSNBC News Democratic Presidential Debate? ----> http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=842
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Posted by: PollM | October 30, 2007 11:18 PM | Report abuse

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