WISCONSINREPORT.COM (02/21/08) - The two, remaining, serious contenders for the Democratic Nominee for President of the USA, will debate tonight in a nineteenth debate of the lengthy primary campaign season. New York U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and Illinois U.S. Senator Barack Obama will answer questions in a one on one debate in Austin, Texas. The event will be moderated by Campbell Brown of CNN and carried live on CNN, CNN International and CNN.com from 7 to 8:30 pm Central Time. The debate will also air in Spanish on Univision at 10:30 p.m. Central Time. WisconsinReport.com has more.
Tonight's debate is being held in one of the two big states where Democratic primary votes will be counted March 4th. In all, there will be primaries for Democrats in four states on March 4th. The two with the most delegates are Texas and Ohio. The other two states are Vermont and Rhode Island.
Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are looking forward to letting the people in Austin and the CNN viewers know more about how they stand on some of the pressing issues today and in the future. The Democratic party primary voters in all four states holding primaries on March 4th, and during the next couple of months, will likely be paying close attention to what is being said by the two major Democratic candidates.
Recent comments by Hillary Clinton surely indicates some of the things that are on the minds of many Democrats, and potential November election voters, as well.
"Our economy is waning, not gaining. Hardworking Americans are losing their jobs, they’re losing their health care, they’re losing their homes. So much of the pain and insecurity is directly related to the failure of leadership directly from the White House. We have seen, time and time again, how President Bush and the Republicans have undermined the greatness of America, have disregarded our values, put our Constitution in cold storage, come back and ruled with fear and fatalism – that is not America at our best. We’re going to once again demonstrate who we are, what we stand for and take back our future," Senator Hillar Clinton said recently at Hunter College in New York.
The former First Lady also had some comments about her opponent in the Democratic race for the Democratic presidential nomination to be on the November ballots. She has been turning her attention to trying to point out that she feels Barack Obama has what she calls "good words", but, she thinks voters should consider whether that is all they are.
"It is time to get real – to get real about how we actually win this election and get real about the challenges facing America. It’s time that we moved from good words to good work, from sound bites to sound solutions," Hillary Clinton said at Hunter College.
Those words are being echoed each time she gives a speech these days. They are there, almost word for word, in the text of almost any speech, in any state, and, being said to any reporter willing to listen.
"Americans have a choice to make in this election and that choice matters. It’s about picking a president who relies not just on words but on work, on hard work, to get America back to work, to get America working again for all of our people," Hillary Clinton said in New York.
"We need to make a choice between speeches and solutions, because while words matter greatly, the best words aren’t enough unless you match them with action," Hillary asserted.
Barack Obama's speeches have lately been containing words that combat Hillary Clinton's suggestions that Barack might be all words and no action, as well. The Barack and Hillary rhetoric about which of them is the better candidate to be chosen to be the Democrats choice to run against the Republican candidate in November is sure to continue tonight at the televised debate in Austin, Texas.