Comments on: Clinton to Obama: How about a debate on a flatbed truck? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Endale Besher http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-361119 Mon, 19 May 2008 09:28:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-361119 HIllay…………. Don’t give up,you will win!!

Endale Besher
Ethiopia

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By: roger http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355743 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:04:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355743 If you reread my comments, you’ll see that I never said that he wouldn’t be willing to talk to other world leaders. I said that other world leaders wouldn’t wait until he is ready. If this is a contest that Hillary can’t win, then why are people still voting for her? Because they think she’s the right person for the job, that’s why. I don’t disagree that Obama is a breath of fresh air in a political system that is very negative but if you think the “kitchen sink” that Hillary has supposedly thrown is tough, wait and see if he becomes the nominee. Do you think the Republican party is going to lob him softballs? I don’t think so. We ought to be wondering why, if Obama is such a great candidate, he continues to lose battleground states and contests where’s he’s outspending her 3 to 1.

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By: NoWhereNear http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355726 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 02:52:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355726 roger, with no doubt in many people’s minds, Clinton is good at counter attack. Which I believe is good for a lawyer that she was. But I am afraid other world leaders would thought of themselves insufficiently educated and an under dog when facing a machine gun mouth. Really that would means trouble for us.

Never see to the political arena the same as in court room procedures, and that’s the problem with Hillary’s attitude.

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By: Paul in Boca http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355718 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:37:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355718 Roger,
You’re nuts. Look at Obama’s web site, his positions are clearly and explicitly stated. He would trounce the Hil in an open ended debate, but he doesn’t need to do such a thing. Hillary is grasping at straws, trying anything to keep in a race she knows she cannot win. She’s got a hell of a large kitchen sink since she keeps throwing crap at Obama. She needs to drop out of the race now and crawl in a hole somewhere so that the Dems can concentrate on the REAL issue, which is drumming McSame and the Rethuglicans completely out of office.
Truth is, Obama IS WILLING TO TALK with other world leaders, including our enemies, in order to try and fix this cluster that Bush has waltzed us in to. And you can be damn sure that he would be (your words) “ready to discuss the issues”.

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By: roger http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355713 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:20:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355713 Regardless of the reason Obama doesn’t want to debate, his refusal to do so before NC and IN makes him look weak. He’s afraid to debate with her without prep and being thrown softball questions. He knows that he would be clobbered in an open debate because he’d have to answer REAL questions. He’s been unable to give any clear answers about his plan and “hope/change” for America. This just goes to show that he would make a poor choice for president. Do you think other world leaders are going to wait until he’s ready to discuss the issues?

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By: Ajay Kamalakaran http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355701 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:13:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355701 Hillary Clinton should just drop out of the race. Enough is Enough!

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By: patwal http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355698 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:46:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355698 Notice this is all about what HILLARY wants? She’s trailing but still figures she can DEMAND!

At this rate, that’s all this election will be about – debates (and free air time for Hill!) Yikes!

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By: Shaun Cespedes http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355696 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:43:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355696 Obama is afraid to have another debate before the next set of elections because he knows he has a better chance of loosing votes than gaining them. It seems funny considering that when Clinton was faced with the same dilemma earlier in the primaries, she still went forward in the debates.

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By: karela http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355692 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:56:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355692 Poor Hill, she is really, really desperate to get some free air time. She tried this in Wisconsin and he just kept talking to the people—and whupped her in the election. No go Hill. OH AND BY THE WAY—-HE NEVER SAID THAT HE’D DO A DEBATE AFTER IN AND NC. HE JUST SAID HE WOULDN’T DO ONE BEFORE. But nice try! The Chris Wallace interview with Obama on Sunday was what a reasoned political question/answer period looks like. Tough questions were asked and answered in a civil way. ABC might want to study that as the advanced tutoring they apparently need. And Hillary might want to take note also. If one behaves like a junk yard fighting dog instead of a presidential candidate, one shouldn’t be surprised if other people don’t want to share a stage with you. This guilt by association thing this season has become so ridiculous, that just being seen on a stage with someone like that could ruin a person’s reputation.

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By: J. Blue http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-355691 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:23:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/27/clinton-to-obama-how-about-a-debate-on-a-flatbed-truck/#comment-355691 Have you ever engaged a liar in a fruitful discussion? Barack now knows better; better to spend his time talking to real people.

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