From AOL News:
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday that rival Hillary Rodham Clinton’s less-than-straightforward answers in a Democratic debate raise questions about her ability to assume the presidency.
“This may be smart politics by Washington’s standards, but it’s not what America needs right now,” the first-term Illinois senator told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Chicago. “Turning the page means offering the American people a clear sense of your principles and where you’d lead.”
Obama complained that during Tuesday night’s debate Clinton didn’t provide clear answers on a number of occasions.
“After the most secretive administration in memory, an administration that consistently misled the American people, we need a president who is going to be open and forthright,” Obama said. “I think last night’s debate really exposed this fault line. Senator Clinton left us wondering where she stood on every single hard question from Iran to Social Security to drivers’ licenses for undocumented workers.”
Obama said he was especially concerned by Clinton’s response when asked if she would release her papers from her years as first lady.
“Her big answer on whether she would release the papers from her White House years was particularly troubling because she is running on her record as first lady as much as on her record as a senator,” he said. “How can people fully judge that record if the documents from those years remain locked away?”
I think Hillary’s rivals finally began scratching away at her impending victory in the nomination process. I think for once her armor started to crack somewhat. Obama came out the clear victor in my opinion.
Furthermore, as 2008 Central reports, she’s issuing damage control by addressing immigration reform in the wake of her performance during the debate on the illegal alien driver’s license issue.
No doubt, I still believe she’ll be the nominee, but it might not be a walk in the park for her any longer.
The entire debate video will be up sometime today, check back later.