Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Obama Bombs Debate?

I didn't torture myself by watching the Democratic debate, but I've been reading up on it tonight. (Skipping actually watching Clinton and Obama is much better for my blood pressure...)

Ed Morrissey calls tonight's debate "Obama's Waterloo": "The last Democratic debate has finally concluded, and perhaps the last chances of ending the primaries early. Thanks to a surprisingly tenacious set of questions...Barack Obama got exposed over and over again as an empty suit, while Hillary cleaned his clock." He concludes that "Both Democrats came out of this diminished, but Obama got destroyed..."

Morrissey also notes that Obama again "described religion as a refuge people use when government doesn’t work — a fatal misreading of religious faith in America."

Chuck Todd of NBC: "This was not a good debate for Obama, period." Todd says it was "... a near disastrous performance by Obama in those first 40 minutes."

Thanks to Sean Hannity pressing the point with George Stephanopoulous in a radio interview, Obama was finally asked about his connections with terrorist William Ayers. Obama tried to compare Ayers to a pro-life senator, Tom Coburn. Excuse me?!

Obama also said he "disowned" Jeremiah Wright, after stating in his "race" speech he could "no more disown" Wright than his own grandmother.

Todd concludes, as does Morrissey, that the winner of the debate was John McCain.

It's really rather amazing how the Democrats are crashing and burning -- Rush's Operation Chaos really is working (grin). Now if only the Republicans had a candidate who appeals more to conservatives, as it's starting to look as though the Republican has a very good chance of winning this November.

Previously: Obama: Some People Make Too Much Money.


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