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Wag the Blog: On Speeches and Substance

To honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) spoke at two of the high profile African-American churches in the country on Sunday.

Clinton addressed the Abyssinian Church in Harlem; Obama took to the pulpit at King's home church -- Ebenezer Baptist -- in Atlanta.

And, thanks to the miracle of video on demand, we can compare the two speeches -- although we attended neither. The two speeches are somewhat lengthy -- especially Obama's -- but both are worth your time as they illustrate the similarities and contrasts between the two candidates' messages.

For today's Wag the Blog question, we want to know -- based solely on the two speeches provided below -- who more effectively conveyed his or her message. Try to be as objective as possible. If you are a Clinton supporter, really watch the two speeches (or at least parts of both) and try to make a fair-minded judgment of which candidate made their case best. Same goes for the Obama supporters in The Fix community.

The most thoughtful/insightful comments will be excerpted in a post of their own later this week.

CLINTON (Part 1)

CLINTON (Part 2)


By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2008; 10:27 AM ET
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