the Democratic debate, Clinton vs. Obama: Throw down
I just watched the Democratic debate on CNN, and all I can say now is that for at least the first half of the debate--I have to be fair, I only watched all of that and parts of the second half--I was disgusted. I was disgusted because there were many parts of the first half that lacked substance, but only consisted of argument. I was disgusted because both Clinton and Obama attacked each other at every opportunity, and didn't discuss the real issues. They didn't discuss their views on real issues that will effect the everyday American, but found it important that they jab at each other. I've not been a fan of Hilary Clinton for President for a while, and I wasn't sure of the reason for my dislike. Obama is not perfect, neither is Edwards, but I was apalled at how virulent some of Clintons accusations were towards mostly Obama. When attacked, Obama had no choice but to defend himself. Again, Obama is not perfect, and he was a pervayor of other petty arguments, but perhaps because I'm not a (Hilary) Clinton fan, whenever she would speak, and throw stones, I would seethe. Did she throw the stone? I don't know. But does that really matter? Not at all.
Why can't candidates concentrate on the issues? Is it really that important who Obama or Clinton worked for as clients? Was it really productive to spend 45 minutes arguing back and forth and not debating.
I still am not completely sure who I will vote for on Super Tuesday, but I know that one thing is for sure, and that thing is that Clinton wrote several black marks in my book in her column. It's a disgrace that in American politics, you must win by being negative. It's disgraceful that, to win, the candidates must sling million dollar mud at each other, trying to prove to an American undecided who is less flaws. Let's debate issues! There are differences between the three candidates on their platforms. And most of all, next time, I hope I can watch a debate, not an argument.