Dateline America.... The Obama camp suspects that Hillary Clinton was tipped off in advance about the last question of Thursday night's televised Presidential debate in Austin, Texas. CNN anchor Campbell Brown asked the US Senator from New York: "We have time for just one final question and we thought we'd sort of end on a more philosophical question."You've both spent a lot of time talking about leadership, about who's ready and who has the right judgment to lead if elected president."And a leader's judgment is--is most tested at times of crisis. And I'm wondering if both of you will describe what was a moment--what was the moment that tested you the most, that moment of crisis?"Clinton's response was her finest moment of the night. After alluding to her husband's White House sex scandal and impeachment, Clinton said: "The hits I've taken in life are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country." She went on to talk about the suffering of horribly wounded veterans of the Iraq war. When she finished, the audience responded with a standing ovation.And Senator Obama looked to this reporter and to other observers like someone who realized that he had been had.
Friday, February 22, 2008