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Pennsylvania Debate

The New York Times is Wrong

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Schoen

Hillary must continue to draw contrasts with Obama, raise questions about the nature and extent of his associations with Rev. Wright and terrorist leader William Ayers, and raise more questions about his values in comparison with hers.

Debate Backlash: ABC Feels It In The Ratings

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The ratings for last week's evening newscasts are in — and it appears that the angry viewers claiming that they would no longer watch ABC after last...

Barack's Whining Over Debate Shows Why Hillary Is Best to Beat McCain

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

The unaccustomed pressure of the last couple of weeks has already caused Obama to shed his image as a "new" type of politician.

Road Kill: Clinton In Denialville

Liz Burlingame | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Burlingame

Clinton's Pittsburgh office was spacious-- meeting rooms, offices, impressive archways-- but it was almost empty. Nine volunteers were manning the phones. I assumed most people were out canvassing.

Superdelegates Unswayed By Clinton's Attacks

NY Times | Patrick Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout their contentious debate on Wednesday, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton tried again and again to put Senator Barack Obama on the defensive in...

The Pennsylvania Democratic Debate In 1 Minute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wednesday night, Philadelphia was home to the 467th Democratic debate of this election year. Didn't see it? Heard it was boring, predictable, irreleva...

ABC News Discusses The "Debate Over The Debate"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following what many news outlets and viewers labeled a disaster of a debate, ABC News decided to address its critics by discussing the "debate over th...

Jason Linkins

David Brooks Praises ABC, Debate, Because He Lacks The Good Sense God Gave A Box Of Tulip Bulbs, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Brooks appears to be one of the few people nonsensical enough to actually laud ABC's mix of jive-ass wankery that was on display in last night's absurd debate.

David Brooks Praises ABC Debate: "The Questions Were Excellent"

New York Times | David Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three quick points on the Democratic debate tonight: First, Democrats, and especially Obama supporters, are going to jump all over ABC for the choice...

Critic: ABC "Clear Loser" Of Pennsylvania Debate

Washington Post | Tom Shales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When Barack Obama met Hillary Clinton for another televised Democratic candidates' debate last night, it was more than a step forward in the 2008 pres...

ABC Debate: High Ratings, Critics Give Broadcast Poor Reviews

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"ABC World News with Charles Gibson" featured a segment from correspondent David Wright on the "debate" over last night's debate. The network portraye...

Ayers And Obama: What Is Their Relationship?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pennsylvania Democratic debate took a few nasty turns last night, as moderator George Stephanopoulos sought to inject a new figure from Obama's Ch...

Jason Linkins

Stephanopoulos Once Criticized The Tactics He Put To Use In Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos can continue to defend his decision to lead off his debate with an hour's worth of questions that mined the electoral ...

Record 10 Million Tune In To ABC Debate

New York Times/TV Decoder | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

More than 10 million viewers tuned into Wednesday's Democratic debate on ABC, making it the most-watched debate of the primary election season. The d...

ABC's Democratic Debate: HuffPost Bloggers Respond

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huffington Post

Jerry and Joe Long: What Passes For Debate: Back in the days of our radio show, our standard name for the media was one taken from Jerry Lewis..."pim...

Ed Rendell: Early Debate Questions Weren't Real

Open Left | Chris Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I went to the spin room after the debate, looking for someone from ABC in order to ask them about the questions in the first half of the debate. Unfor...

No More Debate: Why Clinton Must Bow Out

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The debate's over. Let's stop pretending. The data demonstrates Obama has always been more electable; that Clinton still isn't electable; and that Clinton is weakening Obama for the general.

Jason Linkins

Clinton, Obama Work To Manage Expectations In Pennsylvania Pre-Game | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Campaign surrogates from both camps in the Democratic primary were out in force this morning, and the big takeaway is expectations management. A flur...

Hillary And The Commies

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

During Wednesday night's debate, George Stephanopoulos didn't flinch from trying to smear Obama by association with former '60s radical Bill Ayers. Too bad George didn't ask Hillary about her summer spent working for a law firm run by Communists.

Pennsylvania Debate Live Updates: ABC Hosts April 16 Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC is live-blogging their debate here. The Campaigns React: From Obama: "Tonight we saw a real choice between the old politics of point-scoring and...

Pennsylvania Debate: Clinton Agrees

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Obama has now agreed to the Pennsylvania debate. Plus, he's accepted another debate in North Carolina: Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign has a...