The Democratic debate is under way. Obama woos Edwards' supporters in his opening statement.
But what about Hillary? The next President will face "a stack of problems"? So negative - what about a stack of opportunities?
On health care, Hillary claims he is committed to universal health care but sort of forgets to highlight her mandates. Shorter Hillarity - you will get universal care whether you want it or not.
Obama's riposte - we don't need mandates; people don't have health care because they can't afford it, not because they don't want it. This is a semi-cheap shot since both of their plans include subsidies to make insurance "affordable". Under HillarityCare, her mandates do oblige the young and healthy to subsidize the rest of us; one might wonder why she doesn't ask, oh, the rich to subsidize the rest of us. Think like a lib, Hillary.
First round to Obama - he is doing a much better job highlighting differences.
Lots to follow, I'm sure...
IMMIGRATION: Dems talking about immigration? Obama has a simpel stand on the question of whether the arrival of unskilled immigrants into thre job market depresses the wages of unskilled Americans - that's scapegoating, and there are many other factors depressing the wages of the unskilled. Good luck with that! Hillary at least admits what everyone can see with their own eyes - yes, immigrants and illegal immigrants depress wages. Obama-basher Krugman made these immigrant-unfriendly points (and was duly thumped by the left, IIRC).
CHANGE: I think Hillary has now said twice that she and Obama both represent change, and goes on to explain to the uncomprehending that she is excited at the prospect of being the first woman President. Sooo, is she engaging in subtle race-baiting? Is she hoping Obama will blurt out that he can't wait to be the first black President, or is she aiming for a subliminal effect?