The Morning After
As usual, there's a ton of post debate coverage. But the one thing that sticks out to me is this - the press is desperate for Obama and Clinton to tussle. Look at this breathless write up from the insider rag "The Note."
You might have missed it if you were fixing your hair or cleaning your guns, but mid-way through last night's Democratic debate, the clash we've all been waiting for finally occurred -- sort of. But when Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was done delivering his best jab of the night (his first direct hit of the campaign, and the one he'd been waiting weeks to deliver), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., was standing tall as ever. (Emphasis added)
I find it fascinating that the press can't wait for these two to argue, instead of talking about policy and other things that matter to the American people. They can't wait for this to happen, so they can label Sen. Obama another typical politician, and ridicule Sen. Clinton for her cold but tough responses. It's much easier for them to cover this kind of back-and-forth arguing, than actually having to cover policy (they have to read and study the policy stuff and that's like, extra work). I hope the two principals involved make them wait a bit longer. Primary voters and the American people don't need more coverage of bickering, they need to find adults who can answer questions about moving America forward after this disastrous Presidency.