Clinton: Obama was "Looking for a Fight"
by reasonwarrior, Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 09:04:15 AM EST
As I said before, I noticed Obama looked tense when he came out last night. People should replay the beginning to take a look at it. While both Edwards and Clinton seemed relaxed and smiling, he seemed serious though did start smiling a little- I do think he had it on his mind from the beginning that he was going to start a fight at the first oppotunity. Whether it was effective, I don't know- how the public sees these things to me are sometimes a mystery and either could have benefited from it.
This is a good item on Hillary talking about it- and also Barack making his points and both still going at it the morning after.
Here are parts:
Speaking to reporters in Washington, Hillary Clinton belittled Obama's various criticisms at the debate as "rehearsed points."
"I think what we saw last night was that he's very frustrated," she said. "I believe that the events of the last 10 or so days, the outcome of New Hampshire and Nevada, have apparently convinced him to adopt a different strategy. He clearly came - he telegraphed it, he talked about it - he clearly came last night looking for a fight. He was determined and launched right in."
The morning after the debate, the back-and-forth between the two leading Democrats continued unabated. The two had argued bitterly and in personal terms at Monday night's debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., over issues such as the Iraq war and Bill Clinton's role in the campaign. The two also traded accusations over Hillary Clinton's work as a lawyer for anti-union Wal-Mart and Obama's relationship with a political patron facing fraud charges.
"He was determined and launched right in. And I thought it was important to set the record straight," Hillary Clinton said.
She restated her argument that Obama was unwilling to answer hard questions about his record, from his opposition to the Iraq war but support for military budgets to his "present" votes as a member of the Illinois legislature.