Los Angeles Times’
first question already tries to get the candidates to go after each other. Hillary is asked to detail the differences between Obama’s policies and hers. Clinton answers the question, but she still manages to present a united Democratic front. That’s important for a candidate who is thought to have helped create a schism in the Democratic party. Obama, meanwhile, takes a different tact. He details the differences between him and Clinton, bangs the Republicans, but then goes back to hit Clinton again on special interests, Iraq, and diplomacy. Obama may realize that because he’s behind (but surging) in the polls, he’s the one who has to go out of his way to make the distinctions.