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Clinton's gas answer weak

"What are you gonna do about gas prices?" Well, there is probably some truth to the market manipulation argument, but the rest of HRC's answer is beyond lame. She mentions her plan to move to energy independence but doesn't say how.

— Dan...

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Take harder line now

I think he's handled this extremely well. I worry, though, that if Obama is the nominee, I think the Republicans are going to really go for the jugular over this and Obama will be forced to condemn Wright's language more vociferously and with specific examples of what offended him, why it offended him and what kind of discourse he's had with Wright about it. I think it would be a good idea to start...

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Affirmative action comment blunts GOP ones

I really like Obama’s answer on affirmative action. It is so true. It is fair. It blunts a lot of Republican arguments.

— Adrian...

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Is Hillary a Libertarian?

Wow, so Senator Clinton just said that what works in New York may not work in Montana and so she doesn't think that the federal government shouldn't some sort of "blanket rules" that they're going to try to impose isn't going to work? That was about gun control, but does she realize the implications of that statement? SHE'S A LIBERTARIAN!!!! She wants to give more power to the states and have a...

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Barack could win over Republicans

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Hillary sidesteps gun question by talking about law enforcement. She’s also reusing an argument from her husband’s campaign — that police are being outgunned. If that is still true, her husband has a lot to do with that. He pressed some of the harshest gun control members through Congress to make sure the police aren’t outgunned ...

She’s also talking...

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Obama not so well researched

"Charlie, I confess I haven't looked at all the briefs and studied all the evidence," he admits his laziness. Now, someone should call him on his absence at committee meetings and dearth of overall political experience and working with the Republicans, a strong point that Hillary has over him.

— Dontre...

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More cops not the answer

More cops on the street is not the answer! There is nothing that puts civil rights and civil liberties in danger more than a cop driving around alone in a squad car with nothing to do. Certainly cities that haven't seen NYC's drop in crime need help with their local policing, but this is ridiculous! There is a real possibility of joining rural hunters with urban anti-gun advocates, but I doubt HRC...

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"Simple Yes or No" Not So Simple

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Can Hillary ever say yes or no? Every time she’s asked a “simple yes or no question”, she qualifies her response with double possibilities.

— LaShawnda...

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Democrats aren't looking good

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Intermission #2. The second part was certainly more engaging than the first. But I'd still call the GOP the big winner in this debate so far. The first hour of petty questions did nothing to make either Democratic candidate look good. The big loser: ABC (well, and the voting public).

— Jeff...

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Neither is taking strong enough stand

Why doesn’t one of them say, “We have spent almost $8 trillion dollars we do not have. The dollar is falling. For the first time is many years, people are talking about leaving the country. We the people have to do something about this deficit that we let our politicians run up. It means, for some, taxes will go up.”

— Adrian...

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