Hillary draws boos during debate.
Barack Obama addressed each and every attack in a professional, calm and effective way. Her claims of no substance were clearly met with intelligent and clear facts on each and every issue. Her constant half-truths were shown to be just that on issues like health care.
When directly asked if her claims that she would be ready to be commander in chief on day one and Obama wouldn’t she did not answer the question. Barack Obama showed that his decision making on the War as opposed to her initial support for it, showed who was indeed ready.
Then she tried to go on her ridiculous “plagiarism” accusation that Obama hit back with a strong response. Then in her desperation she countered with “Lifting whole passages from speeches is not change you can believe in its change you can Xerox.” The resulting boos from the crowd created an awkward moment in which she clearly knew she had blown it.
To end the debate she said, “No matter what happens we will be fine.” Then she went on to say her real concern was for the American people. A very nice, seemingly genuine line to close the debate, was almost as genuine as when John Edwards said it the first time in a previous debate. Who is accusing who of plagiarism?
It was clear in last night’s debate that Barack Obama is a real, substantive, ready and effective leader. Hillary is a desperate candidate trying anything to keep her ambitions to be crowned President from fading away.