Video: CNN Democratic Debate From Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Here is the entire video of the CNN Democratic Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Presidential debate which aired on January 21, 2008. It was moderated by Wolf Blitzer and sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.

It’s in 12 parts hosted on YouTube, they’ll advance automatically.

A news report from Breitbart:

Personal antipathy and pent-up anger boiled over as Democratic foes Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama accused each other of twisting the truth, in a fiery 2008 campaign debate Monday.

The two senators stared one another down, gesticulated and constantly interrupted one another, flinging accusations and counter-charges at a vital stage of their quests for the White House.

Obama, the Illinois senator striving to be the United States’ first black president, also lashed out at former president Bill Clinton, who is mounting a vociferous campaign on behalf of his wife.

“I can’t tell who I am running against sometimes,” said Obama, for whom Saturday’s South Carolina primary, the next round of the 2008 nominating marathon is a must-win after two victories in a row by Clinton.

Obama all but accused the Clintons of lying about his opposition to the Iraq war and a comment he made that the Republicans had latterly been the party of ideas, and what was painted as praise for Republican icon Ronald Reagan.

There was a lot of tension between Obama and the Clintons building all week and continuing through the Nevada caucuses. It exploded during this debate and finally much of the background chatter came to the surface.

Also, for anyone who missed it, here’s a 2 hour podcast analysis featuring our own “Angry American” on the Shaun OMac Radio show:

Leave your comments on the debate and analysis here.

  • Calista

    Hillary really impressed me!

  • teri

    If Hillary had allowed Obama to talk it would of been a good debate not and argument. Why was she so scared for him to address her comments. Was she scared that it would prove that they were lies. Why isn’t anyone looking or questioning her husband’s comment about a black president. If Obama made the same statement that Bill made it would still be running on the news today. The Clintons didn’t think that Obama would be a threat but he is proving to them wrong. Now they want to bring in fake tears and racial comments to get him out. Clinton’s just stick to the issue and leave tears and race out of it.

  • Michael

    I believe Obama came out ahead in this debate, but only slightly. The tag-teaming by Hillary and John hindered him somewhat, but Hillary seemed to suffer more.

    She came across as overly aggressive and easily characterized as a spinster– especially with the attempt to discredit Obama over that 1 vote on sexual assault.

    Hillary was able to display confidence and intelligence over world events (as she has in the past). Obama was able to demonstrate legislative experience, which works heavily to his advantage, and Edwards managed to appear “above the fray” several times.

    What bothers me more is that a lot of the questions seemed primed for instigating conflict anyway. The conflict was already happening when they were tossed out, but some were a bit outlandish. Media playing on character dispute is disheartening.

    And– no offense to Toni Morrison– but what hell was that question about Bil Clinton being the first black president. I don’t care HOW sensitive you are to an African American community, he isn’t suffering from racism personally. That’s like saying that a heterosexual supportive of gay rights (and who has gay friends) could be the first “Gay President.” It was a nice maneuver by Obama there….

  • Daphne

    I can not believe the constant back and forth from Hiliary. I was so much more impressed by her during the N.H. debates. I thought I made a choice, but not after this debate.

  • It’s too bad that Hilary didn’t take the Democratic nomination. Because I don’t know if McCain can beat Obama. I guess we’ll find out in a few months.