2008 Democratic debate in Los Angeles, California, on on Jan. 31, 2008, the eve of Super Tuesday
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from 2008 Democratic debate on the eve of Super Tuesday (number of quotes indicated):
- Barack Obama (13)
- Hillary Clinton (20)
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Families & Children|
Barack Obama: Parents should control whatís coming over the airwaves.
Hillary Clinton: It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush.
Barack Obama: Against enforcement mechanism for mandating insurance.
Hillary Clinton: Taxpayers pay for drug R&D, not drug companies.
Hillary Clinton: Mandate insurance AND make it affordable for all.
Barack Obama: Solve the driverís license issue with immigration reform.
Barack Obama: Immigrants are scapegoats for high unemployment rates.
Barack Obama: Support the DREAM Act for the children of illegal immigrants.
Hillary Clinton: Deporting all illegal immigrants is unrealistic.
Hillary Clinton: Illegal immigrants with driverís licenses puts them at risk.
Hillary Clinton: Exploitation of undocumented workers drives down wages.
Hillary Clinton: Co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform in 2004.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: The Clinton years were undeniably better than the Bush years.
Hillary Clinton: Being the president is much more than being a CEO.
Hillary Clinton: The next president faces a stack of problems on day one.
Barack Obama: Iím not bashful about it: wealthy will pay more taxes.
Hillary Clinton: Wealthy should go back to paying pre-Bush tax rates.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: The Iraq war has undermined our security.
Barack Obama: Iraq is distracting us from a host of global threats.
Barack Obama: End the war, and end the mindset that got us into war.
Barack Obama: We have set the bar so low in Iraq.
Barack Obama: The Iraq war was conceptually flawed from the start.
Barack Obama: Title of Iraq war authorization bill stated its intent.
Hillary Clinton: Leaving 130,000 troops in Iraq is irresponsible abdication.
Hillary Clinton: Have nearly all combat troops out in a year.
Hillary Clinton: Withdraw one to two brigades in Iraq each month.
Hillary Clinton: Canít leave Iraq safely without a plan.
Hillary Clinton: Canít let the Iraqis think the US will be there forever.
Hillary Clinton: Voted against precedent of US subordinate to UN in Iraq.
Hillary Clinton: Iraq war authorization was not authority for preemption.
Hillary Clinton: Told by the White House how the war resolution would be used.
Hillary Clinton: Iraq war vote was meant to be used as coercive diplomacy.
Hillary Clinton: Would have never diverted attention from Afghanistan.
The above quotations are from 2008 Democratic debate in Los Angeles, California, on on Jan. 31, 2008, the eve of Super Tuesday.
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- Las Vegas debate, Jan. 15
- CBC debate, Jan. 21
- Super Tuesday debate, Jan. 31
- Politico debate, Feb. 11
- Austin TX debate, Feb. 21
- Cleveland debate, Feb. 26
- Messiah College interviews, April 13
- Philadelphia debate, April 16
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- New Hampshire debate, Jan. 6
- South Carolina debate, Jan. 10
- Florida debate, Jan. 24
- Super Tuesday debate, Jan. 30
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