AFL-CIO Debate Open Thread
by Jerome Armstrong, Tue Aug 07, 2007 at 02:53:56 PM EDT
Last Friday, I took the long way late one night while in Chicago, walking around the new Soldier's Field, and it looked awesome from along the waterfront. Tonight, with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, the Democratic candidates debate, with labor members delivering the questions from the stands.Update [2007-8-7 18:59:38 by Todd Beeton]: You can view the candidates' opening statement videos HERE. Link to the LiveStream can be found HERE.
Update [2007-8-7 19:55:26 by Jerome Armstrong]:Obama vs Dodd vs Obama vs Clinton vs Dodd vs Obama
Man, Olbermann, where's the debate clock?
Update [2007-8-7 20:36:59 by Jerome Armstrong]:Best answer of the night:
Question: What are the qualifications you have in mind for your vice president?
Bill Richardson: Not Dick Cheney!
Iowa Independent with the live blog; Chase can type!
Anyone else notice that this was a crowd that Kucinich was more favorable in front of than any previous one? Probably especially in comparison to the YK debate, where he was boo'd more than Clinton.
Update [2007-8-7 21:27:25 by Todd Beeton]:Chuck Todd makes a really good point that a new dynamic is developing in the race that was on display tonight where Clinton's fellow senators (and the DC old guard) Biden and Dodd serve as almost Clinton surrogates defending her positions against the Obama and Edwards upstarts.
Dodd seemed to also take part in the attacks on Obama (less so on Edwards)...The problem for the two chief Clinton challengers, though, is that they are fighting to be the same person, the anti-Hillary. And Clinton, now, has a lot of supporters on stage with her, including Dodd and Biden...But how long can Edwards and Obama be allies and how comfortable will Dodd and Biden be carrying Clinton's water?