Signing off, y’all….
Sheesh, I think I posted nearly 200 tweets tonight. That’s just wrong, man.
Wish I could be in the spin room now; it’s always fascinating to witness it in person. The buzz, the bs….
So who won the debate? Both did well but Clinton seemed a bit stronger, well prepped. Neither resorted to attacks. Nice airing of positions.
But they were both smiling, possibly sincerely. They definitely seemed to want to patch things up.
Obama pulled back her chair for her, then a loose embrace, like an awkward first dance in junior high.
Wolf: We do the plugs here. And that’s a wrap. (closing applause)
Obama: but what about my website?
Clinton: There is no doubt we’ll have a unified party prepared to win. I’m having a townhall at hillaryclinton.com
Obama: I’m sure Hillary would be on anyone’s short list. Clinton: I agree with everything Barack said.
Obama: whether it’s my cabinet, or the lowest civil servant, they’re working for the american people to achieve their dreams.
Obama: I want people who can say no to me since I won’t always be right. But give Americans the sense that government is on their side.
Obama: I can say this. I want to restore a sense of what is possible in govt. People of the greatest competence, independence, integrity.
Obama: There’s a big dif between an obama/clinton ticket than a clinton/obama one. (laughter) We’re still on this road together, premature.
Final Q: Dems look at you and see a dream ticket. (wild applause) Whadya say?
Clinton: It’s the choice between the two of us on stage, and at the end of the day, it’s a lonely job at the white house.
Clinton: but I’m thrilled to have Bill and Chelsea helping me out, but it’s my name on the ballot, me who would become commander in chief.
Obama: Mitt Romney hasn’t exactly gotten a good ROI on his campaign. (laughter)
Clinton: It’s not a business, it’s a public trust. With all do respect, our current prez ran as the CEO president. Look at what we got.
Q: THe country is like a large business - neither of you have run businesses. Why should you be US CEO?
Clinton: Then I went to the senate and worked across party lines - incl people who thought they’d never work with me, like Lindsay Graham
Clinton: When I wasn’t successful with universal healthcare, I turned towards SCHIP, foster care reform, pharma safety, intl negotiations…
Clinton: I helped reform Arkansas schools, rural health care. And as first lady, I had a great deal of responsibility.
Clinton: 35 yrs ago I went to work for Childrens Def Fund, solving problems for those without a voice. Carter appointed me to legal ser corp
Q: What first lady experience qualifies you?
Obama: Sen. Clinton has a terrific record, but I have the skills needed to move this country forward.
Obama: In the senate I’ve worked on nuke prolif, alt energy. In each case I’ve worked to bring people together, overcome special interests.
Obama: I started off as a community organizer, worked as civil rights attorney, a state legislator, reforming IL death penalty system.
Q: Isn’t Clinton more experienced to be president? Obama: A lot of Americans disagree, that we need new leadership.
If it ends up as a tie, Obama might need a couple more big endorsements before Tuesday. Paging Sen. Edwards, white courtesy phone….
Is it enough for Obama to sound equally presidential, or does he need to “win” tonight to have a better chance on Tuesday?
They’re both doing well. Clinton has had a few more specifics, though. There’s no obvious breakaway winner so far.
Commercial break. It really seems like they’re burying the hatchet. Maybe a Obama-Clinton / Clinton-Obama ticket could still be forged?
Clinton: But this is a tough issue; Obama and I both share the same values. We want a united Dem party to work with GOP to fix it.
Clinton: Let me correct. A week after I said I’d support my governor, you weren’t able to answer the same question.
Obama: I agree w/ Bill Richardson. This is a public safety issue. We don’t want illegals doing hit and runs because of deportation fears.
Obama: Clinton appeared to give a lot of positions over six weeks, but now she’s gotten consistent. But this is a difficult political issue.
Clinton and Obama are on stage, clapping for themselves.
“These are the photographers; they’re gonna be taking pictures of the candidates.” Thanks for the explanation, Wolf.
Five minutes til the Clinton/Obama debate. Consider yourself warned.
Was wondering why the digitaldivide list was so quiet this month- mailman server crashed! Ugh. Hope it can be resolved soon.
Picking up a chicken w beans n rice at Crisp & Juicy. Mmm, Peruvian rotisserie…..
On the train, reading a great New Yorker article about the Bosnian man who saved the Sarajevo Haggadah in WWII.
Bob Boilen of @allsongs wants to know: Do you have a band you call your own that no one else knows? http://tinyurl.com/3xm42
One of my personal guitar heroes, Bob Mould, will be performing live online via WXPN and NPR Music 12pm ET Friday: http://tinyurl.com/yov964
NPR ombudsman post: Is NPR Ignoring Ron Paul? http://tinyurl.com/36wbsr
Sorting out NPR twitter strategy for Super Tuesday. Fingers crossed.
I’m not following you. We were talking about user-generated political commentaries for the NPR website. That’s the context.
Talking Facebook and UGC with Farai.
Listening to Sivan Perwer’s first album, Govenda Azadîxwazan. Wish I spoke Kurmanji, even though his voice says it all.