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Wag the Blog Redux: What Should Hillary Do?

Earlier this week we asked The Fix community whether Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) should hit back if attacked by her rivals in tonight's Democratic debate and, if so, what she should say.

As always, you responded strongly -- and generally -- smartly. The best of the best are excerpted below. But, in the runup to tonight's debate, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on CNN, we want to continue the conversation (to borrow a phrase from the junior Senator from New York.)

Offer your own advice to Clinton here or check out the best comments made so far on the topic:

"Brush aside the attacks and take potshots at the administration until concrete evidence of a decline shows up."

Posted by: steimelkb

"Hillary simply needs to come more prepared. She seemed caught off gaurd by questions she should have been expecting. She also needs to show that she can think on the spot and not be so scripted - she is fueling criticism when she can't seem to think on her feet."

Posted by:samuelmcdonald

"I could very well be wrong, but i believe Hillary will take a direct shot (or two) at Edwards. She will continue to take only implied/blunt swipes at Obama, much like what was seen at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner. Edwards has become a much more viable target (a result of going overboard negative + recent sharp populist left shift)."

Posted by: Hoga0008

"Hillary has to be careful. If she comes out too aggressive pundits will say that she is flailing around. I'd leave Obama alone. I think he is too popular personally to risk taking on. People may not plan on voting for him, but they like him and will not want to see him attacked....Edwards on the other hand... I think Hillary could use the passive/aggresive approach with."

Posted by: boldbooks

"Clinton 'attacking down' will likely create as many problems as it solves. I think Obama and Edwards did the calculus on this, understanding the one who'd be painted into a corner by heightened aggression on their part would be Clinton."

Posted by: Briantucker_2

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 15, 2007; 3:42 PM ET
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