Ok, the entire video of the PBS Democratic debate from Howard University on 6/28/07 is now available here:
6/28/07 – PBS Democratic debate from Howard University, Washington D.C.
Be certain to look for Obama reassuring the audience of his sexuality.
Here’s a news story:
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Democratic presidential hopefuls vowed to fight the scourges of AIDS, poverty and discrimination afflicting African Americans and to get tough with Sudan over Darfur, in their third live televised presidential debate Thursday.
The forum, before a largely black audience here, came hours after the conservative majority on the US Supreme Court sparked outrage among civil rights activists by dismantling a key plank of “affirmative action” programs that promote racial diversity in US schools.
Senator Barack Obama, striving to make history by becoming America’s first black president, paid tribute to civil rights leaders who fought for the integration of America’s public school system.
“If it hadn’t been for them, I would not be standing here today,” he said at the debate at Howard University in Washington.
Senator Joseph Biden, a long-shot candidate, said that President George W. Bush’s appointees, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, had “turned the court upside down.”
“The next president of the United States will be able to determine whether or not we go forward or continue this slide. It’s the single most imperative generational decision the next president will make,” Biden said.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, vying with Obama for the African-American vote, said much progress had been made towards racial equality in America, but not enough.
“If HIV/AIDS were the leading cause of death of white women between the ages of 25 and 34, there would be an outraged outcry in this country,” Clinton said, drawing a standing ovation.
The Politico thinks Hillary won, Obama came in a close 2nd.
Political Buzz also has some analysis:
Winner: Hillary Clinton- She had the best applause lines of the Big Three and has yet to encounter any serious oppo from the competition. Have they conceded?
Loser: John Edwards – Lacked clarity and that spark weâ€™re used to seeing from him. Stood back and hammered the faceless â€œwealthyâ€ benefiting from Bushâ€™s tax cuts instead of hos colleagues on stage. No jab at Hillary? He has painfully decided to recycle â€œTwo Americasâ€ from â€˜04. Bad moveâ€¦
Check the rest out here.