Psst . . . Democrats Debating Tonight
entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/03/op...03SAT3.html?th
Political junkies may have been wondering during the Iraq war whatever became of those nine Democrats who went off to run for president? Well, they are still campaigning, even if it is 18 months until the election. What is more, they have an actual debate scheduled tonight in South Carolina that unfortunately seems to be as much a national mystery as whether Saddam Hussein is dead or alive. Sponsored by ABC News, the debate has been embargoed, with no live coverage except-where else?-on a cable channel inside the Washington Beltway, where the campaign ruling class regularly vets reality for the rest of us.
The Democrats largely stayed under cover as the president's prestige grew during the war. That tactic only increases their obligation to offer specific issues and proposals rather than platitudes or scene-stealing attacks on their party rivals. The candidates' ideas are awaited on reconstructing Iraq and repairing the wobbly state of international relations left by the Bush administration's initiatives.
Voters taking the trouble to track down the debaters this weekend are entitled to clear answers
I'm also curious as to what they have to say.
May 12, '03
"So far I don't know anything about the new crooks, haven't seen any platforms, maybe it's too early. "
Quoting your other post:
I listened to the debates and heard some interviews. Sceptical about the ideas I like. Even Al Sharpton seemed calm and moderate.
I have a very hard time trusting politicians and hospital administrators.
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on May 13, '03