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Gravel = righteous anger. Seriously. The man is a cauldron of fury. If you think lives were lost in vain in Vietnam and lives are being lost in vain in Iraq,http://www.nikefreeuk.biz, and more importantly, you want a president who is willing to say so loudly, Gravel might be the guy for you.
Question from a soldier in Japan for Hillary Clinton. Islamic states see women as second class citizens, he says. Given that, how can she hope to be taken seriously by leaders of those states? Hillary blows the question out of the water, saying as First Lady she visited 82 countries, including many Islamic ones, and that as a powerful senator she regularly has high-level talks with those folks. Also, there are and have been female leaders across the globe, including some in Muslim-dominated states, like Pakistan. Hillary has been really hammering her credentials and experience — usually by saying that she has the best ability to hit the ground running if elected — and it's hard to argue with her.Advertise on MotherJones.comBill Richardson and Joe Biden have very serious differences on Iraq. Richardson wants everyone out in six months with no residual troops. Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, insists that this isn't realistic, and that as long as troops are in Iraq, he will vote for funding that gives them the best equipment. Clinton is on the same side as Biden: not because either of them supports the war, but because they are more pragmatic and less willing to make extreme statements in an effort to get elected. Kucinich adds that all of this is predicated on the assumption that the war will still be going on when a Democrat takes office, and he rejects the idea totally — he favors bold action that will end the war ASAP, like cutting off funding.
A note on a different subject: this debate has featured a lot of, "Senator Clinton was right" and "I agree with John when he says..." Things have been friendly. Very friendly. Democrats are nice.
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A question in the form of a rap song about No Child Left Behind. Kind of cringe-inducing, but kind of neat. Richardson and Biden, who have differences on Iraq, as documented below, both agree on scrapping it. This is Bush's single greatest domestic accomplishment! What an awful legacy!
Wait, Biden's wife and daughter were killed? Did he just say that? How can everyone talk about John Edwards' dead son without ever mentioning the fact that Biden has lost his wife and daughter? I'm hitting Wikipedia.
Okay, here's what Wikipedia says (authoritative source, I know): "In 1966, while in law school, Biden married Neilia Hunter. They had three children, Joseph R. III (Beau), Robert Hunter, and Amy. His wife and infant daughter died in an automobile accident shortly after he was first elected to the U.S. Senate [in 1973]. His two young sons, Beau and Hunter, were seriously injured in the accident, but both eventually made full recoveries. Biden was sworn into office from their bedside." Biden remarried in 1977.
We just had a question from two fake hillbillies and a question from a snowman. CNN's producers are punchy tonight. (Boy,nike free, awkward transition.)Advertise on MotherJones.comThe candidates on stage are trying to illustrate how their environmental positions can be distinguished from one another. Gonna be tough — they're all just about the same, which is to say, equally excellent.
Clara Jeffery, MoJo's Editor-in-Chief, writes in, "Dennis Kucinich just asked us to text peace! Arrrgh I want my computer." Yes,http://www.guccisale.biz, Kucinich did ask us to text peace, but I'm not exactly sure what that means — maybe DK's website has more? Also, two girls with incredibly bright smiles just spoke on behalf of raising the minimum wage and then asked everyone on stage if they would work for the MW. Pretty much everyone said yes. And now there's a question about taxes in the form of a song, with a joke about a parking ticket pardon at the end. This is shaping up to be the most entertaining and yet substantive debate ever. I am fully,supra shoes, completely on board with YouTube politics. This is awesome.
Other notes: Everyone loves God. Seriously, everyone on stage looooves God.
Richardson is surprisingly inarticulate for a man who has spent a lifetime in public service. It's so disappointing that he's less than the sum of his parts. Biden, who looked sad and defeated frequently tonight, is the source of fantastic one-liners. Barack Obama can't reach rhetorical heights in this clipped format.
And we're going to go out on a lovefest. The final question — the 36th, I believe — asks the candidates to look to their left and say something positive and negative about the person standing there. Everyone is thanking each other for their courage and lives of service. Everyone loves everyone, Joe Biden especially loves Dennis Kucinich's wife!
Fun night; maybe the best debate I've ever seen. Honest.
Postscript: John Edwards is answering additional questions in a live webcast right now, which is pretty neat. You can vote on the questions he should answer. Also, Chris Dodd is in the spin room answering questions from reporters; that's being fed live here.
More live blog: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
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