Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Ohio Debate

The twentieth, yes, the TWENTIETH, debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was held in Cleveland, Ohio. The scenario was pretty much the same as the debate that was held in Texas last week: Clinton needed for a major slip up by Obama to score a knockout punch, because by Billary's own admission, she needs to win in Texas and Ohio or her campaign is over.

Read the entire New York Times article here.

plez sez: i didn't watch this one... read a review and watched the ubiquitous campaign coverage on CNN. i am a proponent of spreading out the primary season so that the candidates can meet more of the electorate in each state, but we are teetering on the brink of the country suffering from democratic party fatigue with so many of these useless debates! one change that i would make to the primaries would be to move the big states (new york, california, florida, texas, etc.) to their own dates, so that the smaller states will get the attention that is garnered in early primary states like iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina.

unfortunately, nothing new is revealed or expected... at this late date, the debates can only serve as an opportunity to sling mud face-to-face at their opponents. i cannot fathom what is the rationale for having so many of these events. i'm sure the candidates would be more effective in getting out to meet the voters rather than showing up at an event where it is to the candidate's advantage to say to the least!

the next round of primaries and caucuses takes place on tuesday, march 4th in texas, ohio, rhode island, and vermont with 370 delegates in play.

1 comment:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

man, i aint looked at a debat since the 12th one, and this waS NUMBER 20, U GOT MORE GUTS THAN ME lol