Just Words? Obama Speeches "Discuss Policy As Much As Opponents"

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Christi Parsons and John McCormick Chicago Tribune

As Barack Obama's town hall meeting stretched into its second hour, it was clear the candidate wasn't anywhere close to finishing. Obama had given an eight-minute answer to a question on health care, after which a few dozen people began leaving the outdoor plaza....

...In fact, read side-by-side with the other candidates' current stump speeches, the Obama script makes at least as many references to policy proposals as do theirs.

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