I’m going to try to live-blog tonight’s CNN debate…starting at 7!
Not all quotes from candidates are word for word.
I want to mention that here at BSO I’m blogging in the format of COMMENTS, and at OvalOffice2008.com, I’m blogging in the form of a regular updated Blog post.
Both posts are different … some pieces of the debate may have more detail than another, and some might be the exact same way.
So…feel free to check out both posts, and let me know which style you like better, so I know what to do next time.
(I’ll probably, hopefully, blog the GOP debate on Tuesday).
7:03 first question to Sen. Obama
Obama: Next President much “phase out the war in Iraq” and finish the battle in Afghanistan.
7:05 Edwards: “War on Terror” bumper sticker.
7:07 HRC: Not a “bumper sticker phrase.” Invokes 9/11.
7:08 Kucinich: Patriot Act Unconstitutional.
7:08 Biden: [voted to continue war funding] References vehicles anti-IED vehicles — Don Imus told Biden to bring them up on his show a while back.
Forget the times…too tough to do.
Edwards: Obama and Clinton did not speak on how were going to vote until on floor of Senate, and among last to vote. Dodd was loud.
HRC: “George Bush’s War.” — Didn’t she vote to Authorize?
Richardson: (Lists Credentials) … hate to say it, but Gov. Richardson has the confused look on his face again. Says we should deauthorize the war.
“Democrats war also…”
“Remember Vietnam…all the dominoes are gonna fall! ”
Kucinich: “This war belongs to the Democratic party because they were put in charge by the last election.”
Biden: Not funding the war, funding the safety of troops there.
HRC: Vote did what needed to do; got rid of Saddam Hussein.
Edwards: I agree with some of what ‘Hillary’ said…we disagree, I should have NEVER voted against this war. Sen. Obama deserves credit for being against war from the beginning.
Obama: voting to authorize war not a ‘disqualifier’ for President.
Gravel: “we have killed more Americans than was done on the eleventh of September…MORE AMERICANS died because of their decision that disqualified them for President.”
Richardson: doesn’t support immigration legislation that divides families
Biden: We don’t need a fence.
Gravel: believes English should be official language of the United States.
Obama: That type of question is designed to divide us.
Edwards: Obama’s plan is not universal.
Obama: The difference between Edwards and Obama’s plan is Edwards wants universal healthcare for all, the real problem is families can’t currently afford insurance.
Edwards: We need a law that everyone in America needs to be covered.
Kucinich: HR 676 — MEDICARE FOR ALL.
… another question for HRC… Gravel has gotten TWO by my count.
Richardson: Pro-civil unions/domestic partnerships
would send Bill Clinton as a roving ambassador, send his wife with him.
Bill Clinton “wimped out” on gays in the military.
Wish BC had been like Harry Truman who made it possible for Colin Powell to serve by desegregating the military.
Richardson: Israel “great ally.”
I can’t stand Hillary’s laugh.
Dodd: Plan would require by 2017 50 MPG standard and a Carbon Tax
Richardson: Former Sec’y Energy
New Mexico: Incentives for Clean Energy
Richardson Oil companies not involved in price gouging.
Blitzer needs to tone it down.
Richardson: “Hero’s Health Care Card” – provide service ANYWHERE for Veterans.
My arms are tired…going to take a break…
DARFUR: Richardson, Edwards: US should boycott Olympics if China doesn’t use Darfur influence.
Gravel: Should be 4 years of school for 1 year of military service
rest of debate commentary at ovaloffice2008.com