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Obama sticks to conservative line

Good foreign policy question. Obama is going to make Iran a top priority. He is sticking to a conservative line, rebuffing those who say he will be too soft on Iran and terrorist organizations. Strong foreign policy answer that will play well with the media. Very Republican sounding.

— Adrian...

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Speak carefully on war

Everyone wants the Iraq war to end as soon as possible, but to say that we’re going to get out no matter what — no matter what the commanders say — is a mistake. The president “sets the mission” as Obama says, sure. But you are a suit in Washington. You need to rely on what the military leaders to determine what is the mission. Also, Sen. Clinton again contradicts herself.

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"Buck stops"

OBAMA! Ha, “the buck stops with me.” That’s Harry Truman, who fired MacArthur!

— Adrian...

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Pronunciation

Note Barack's proper pronunciation of "Pakistan."

— Emily...

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Hard questions, finally

OMG! Finally a question about how are they going to withdraw troops! And of course, Charlie Gibson can't just leave it alone, he has to add his 35 cents! As far as her answer goes, I didn't hear anything groundbreaking. But any suggestion that the American people can't understand the need to respond to the realities on the ground in Iraq in January 2009, rather than campaign promises made in April...

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Clinton puts her foot down

“…military commanders publicly opposing…” the executive branch. She’s letting the military know early that she means business and will fire those who don’t agree with her.

— Adrian...

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RoboHillary

She sounds so frustratingly rehearsed. I believe Hillary won't stick to her war plan.

— Emily...

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Creepshow

Is it just be or is the voiceover guy on the intro really creepy?

— Dan...

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Talk war, economy

I take it back, thank God for commercial breaks, I need a breather! And I agree with Jeff completely, this "debate" marks a new low in MSM campaign coverage. It's been nothing but sideshow issues thus far. I hope we get to the war and the economy, as there's been movement there since the last time we sat for a debate.

— Dan...

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Where are the policy questions?

Now that it's a commercial. I don't watch full debates often, but are they often this superficial? We're almost halfway through and there hasn't been one single policy question. It's all process. All Karl Rove type of BS. Gibson/Stephanopolous are part of the problem. This is insane.

— Jeff...

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