Video: MSNBC Democratic Debate from Cleveland, Ohio – 2/26/08

Here is the entire video of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton debating on MSNBC from Cleveland, Ohio on February 26, 2008. It was moderated by Brian Williams and Tim Russert from NBC News.

It’s in 9 parts on YouTube, they should advance automatically:

Here’s a report from Breitbart:

CLEVELAND (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama clashed over NAFTA, health care and the war in Iraq Tuesday night in a crackling debate at close quarters one week before a pivotal group of primaries. Charges of negative campaign tactics were high on the program, too.

“Senator Obama has consistently said I would force people to have health care whether they can afford it or not,” said Clinton, insisting it was not true.

Responding quickly, Obama countered that former first lady had consistently claimed his plan “would leave 15 million people out … I dispute that. I think it is inaccurate,” he said.

The tone was polite yet pointed, increasingly so as the 90-minute session wore on, a reflection of the stakes in a race in which Obama has won 11 straight primaries and caucuses and Clinton is in desperate need of a comeback.

Clinton also said as far as she knew her campaign had nothing to do with circulating a photograph of Obama wearing a white turban and a wraparound white robe presented to him by elders in Wajir, in northeastern Kenya.

The gossip and news Web site The Drudge Report posted the photograph Monday and said, without substantiation, that it was being circulated by “Clinton staffers.”

“We have no evidence where it came from,” Clinton said, making clear that’s not the kind of behavior she wants in her campaign.

“I take Senator Clinton at her word that she knew nothing about the photo,” Obama said.

Leave your comments below, how did they both do?