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Edwards Shines Against Clinton, Obama Scores on His Background

So far in the debate, Obama has been one-upped by Edwards when it comes to challenging Clinton directly but that doesn't mean the Illinois Senator hasn't scored points of his own.

Just before the second commercial break of the night, Obama was asked whether he was more susceptible than others on the stage to being swiftboated by Republicans. "There is no doubt that my background is not typical of a presidential candidate," Obama said. "That is part of what is so powerful about America."

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Sen. Barack Obama said his success shows the "power" of America.

That appeal to the opportunity of America is a powerful one and an argument where Obama has a unique place in the debate. He seems far more at home (in this debate and more generally in the campaign) when talking about how he experiences make him a different -- and better -- candidate than when trying to knock Clinton down.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 30, 2007; 10:08 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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