Thursday, December 13, 2007

Zinger of the day and more on today's debate...

In today's Des Moines Register debate the moderator asked Senator Obama: "With all of the Clinton advisers on your campaign, how are you going to offer a clean break from the past?"

Hillary Clinton laughs loudly and then says: "I'd like to hear the answer to this..."

Obama pauses momentarily then lands the knock out blow by saying: "Well, Hillary, i look forward to you advising me as well."

Hillary Clinton wasn't laughing anymore after that.

I enjoyed the debate quite a bit today. I particularly enjoy hearing from Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, and Bill Richardson. None of these three men will win the Democratic nomination, but at each debate they have hammered home the fact that their collective experience on the issues, their fundamental understanding of the challenges we face. They may not end up as President, but it is nice to know that they are out there working hard for us.

Clearly, that last paragraph was loaded. I was purposefully pointing out that the three front runners in the Democratic primary as well as all the Republican candidates are simply not as well qualified. If public policy knowledge truly dictated who the next President would be then we wouldn't have to endure this putrid poor excuse for a beauty pageant.

I am not looking forward to seeing John McCain in the swimsuit portion!

1 comment:

Joseph said...

and if public policy knowledge DID dictate who ran for president- what a snoozefest! i'm glad we have some (relatively) fresh blood in the race.