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The Ohio Debate + Video

I won’t take up the individual issues which Obama clearly won. It suffices to say that he also won the debate in all other departments. Including:  Ease under pressure, clarity of positions and policy, humour, courtesy and the overall presentation of his case.

Remember Hillary Clinton saying on many occasions that words don’t matter, its what you do that’s important!  What then, when she challenged Barack for saying he totally rejected the radical anti – jewish remarks made by the black minister Louis Farrakhan.

She said he should have used the stronger word denounced instead of rejected. Barack said he regarded these words as having essentially the same value however he was prepared to concede a point to Senator Clinton.

Then he added words to the effect.  Just so there is no misunderstanding I am prepared to say that I both reject and denounce the words of Louis Farrackhan.  He said it with a smile. The audience loved it.  Touche!

Video of Ohio Debate 26th Feb 2008

Senator Barack Obama  Vs  Senator Hillary Clinton – Duration 87 mins.

Video Link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/23361919#23361919

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