Obama Questions Last Nights Debate

Barack Obama appeared at a rally in North Carolina today and questioned the relevance of last nights debate. Obama told the crowd, “It does not get much more fun than these debates. They are inspiring events.” Then he went after his rival Hillary Clinton, saying she was acting like the Republcans. He called the debate “the rollout of the Republican campaign against me in November. That is what they will do. They will try to focus on all these issues that don’t have anything to do with how you pay your bills at the end of the month.” “They like stirring up controversy and they like playing gotcha games, getting us to attack each other,” he said. “Senator Clinton looked in her element. She was taking every opportunity to get a dig in there. That’s her right to kind of twist the knife a little bit.” “Look, I understand that because that’s the text book Washington game. That’s how our politics has been taught to be played,” Obama said. “That’s the lesson that she learned when the Republicans were doing that same thing to her back in the 1990s. So I understand it and when you’re running or the presidency than you’ve got to expect it.” “That’s what you got to do,” he said, drawing cheers from the audience. “That’s what you’ve got to do. But understand this, that is also precisely why I’m running for president – to change that kind of politics.” He also took a couple of digs at the sometimes trivial nature of the debate. “Last night I think we set a new record because it took us 45 minutes before we even started talking about a single issue that matters to the American people,” Obama said. “Forty-five minutes before we heard about health care, 45 minutes before we heard about Iraq, 45 minutes before we heard about jobs, 45 minutes before we heard about gas prices.”
Alan Cosgrove

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