New Hampshire Candidate Debate Highlights

For those watching football last night instead of the debates among presidential candidates in New Hampshire, this blog is fulfilling its civic duty by relaying some of the highlights. After watching these clips, feel free to indulge in more playoff football afterward.

The debate was co-sponsored by ABC News, Facebook, and WMUR-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Hampshire. This clip is provided by WMUR-TV. Please check below to see the Republican candidates argue over immigration.

If you want to check Sen. John McCain's allegations about former Gov. Mitt Romney's distortions, you can see Romney's ad here. Clearly, Romney likes to dish it out, but doesn't like it when he's called to account.

In the Democratic debate, there was much philosophizing about change (that being the focus group buzz word of the moment) but the core of the debate came down to the discussion over who could make changes and who could just promise them. Although none of the sponsors would post this core clip for embedding, YouTube comes to the rescue.

If you want to see more of Sen. Hillary Clinton attacking Sen. Barack Obama on his record and on the realities of bringing change to Washington, please go here. And if you want to see what Congressman Dennis Kucinich has to say about how he and others were excluded from the debate, please go here.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled weekend footballfest.

Update: CNN will replay both debates tonight, Sunday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. EST.

Or for those who want more background on the campaign, please check these archival posts:

(The photo is of the first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon in 1960. The photo is from the National Park Service and is in the public domain.)

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Anonymous said...

What confuses me the most is that Hillary is talking about how change is hard, talk is cheap and she has a vast record of making change. If I understand, she wants us all to buy that she deserves all the credit for any success her husband had during his 8 years as President.

That dog don't hunt and Americans are not stupid enough to swallow it.

Hillary had the lead in her hands, she is blowing it because she is a bad candidate. Between claiming success for things she did not do and attacking Obama for essays written in kindergarden, she is a "one man" wrecking crew for her own aspirations.

Rick Rockwell said...

Although she did manage a comeback in New Hampshire, her huge lead has evaporated in the polls. But I don't know if that is bad polling (and we know that happened) or bad politicking.

I have to agree, she is over-reaching and claiming a lot of credit that is undeserved. I say judge her on her senatorial terms. And she actually has more accomplishments there than her challengers, but still nothing presidential.

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