Saturday, April 26, 2008

Clinton to Obama: Let's have a Lincoln/Douglas style debate

This is my 450th post of my blog. Just thought you'd like to know. ;-)

Hillary Clinton recently challenged Barack Obama to a Lincoln/Douglas style debate. The Obama campaign basically responded with "We've debated 21 times already - a primary record". If I were Hillary, I'd respond with something like "And you'll debate for a 22nd time, and a 23rd, a 24th, and a 25th time until the Democratic party has an official nominee. And to be mentioning a debate count almost comes across as whining. I say 'man up' and get down to it."

I believe that Obama should accept this challenge, because the voters no doubt have more questions now about him - largely due to stuff about him or people that he associates with that has raised questions about him and his character. Since he's asking us to vote for him for president, we have a right to know what we're getting. Also, because he is more articulate than Hillary, he could utilize this to his advantage. This could really turn things in his favor if he plays his cards right.

Also, he might as well get some practice in, because if he is the nominee, he'll also be debating John McCain - maybe even 21 times. He and his camp really need to stop mentioning how many times it's been - because we're bitter and we need some reason to stop clinging to our guns and our religion. So far he hasn't given us a reason yet to let go.

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