Obama's Poor Debate Performance
by steve468, Thu Apr 17, 2008 at 03:39:14 AM EDT
TWO OF THE LARGEST NEWSPAPERS IN THE NATION WERE NOT IMPRESSED WITH OBAMA'S RESPONSE TO A NUMBER OF ISSUES IN LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE
The New York and Lost Angeles Times in reports released hot off the press this morning that Obama was squarely on the defensive during much of last night's debate, in what is being labeled as one of his poorest showings in this Presidential campaign. Obama consitendly was parrying questions and criticism on issues including values, patriotism and his association with onetime radicals from the 1960s.
He at times appeared annoyed as he sought to answer questions about his former pastor, his reluctance to wear an American flag pin on his lapel and his association in Chicago with former members of the Weather Underground, a radical group that carried out bombings in the 1960s that were intended to incite the overthrow of the government.
Mrs Clinton for the most part appeared calm and in control during most of the debate.