It’s more than an hour into the debate, and finally we get a question that’s not about a pastor, a surrogate, a gaffe, or a flag pin.
George and Charlie ask if Clinton would really pull out of Iraq even if military commanders said no. Her answer: Yes she would. Would Obama pull out no matter what after 16 months, as he has said? Yes he would, but he’d consult the brass first.
Clinton knocks Obama for saying he would meet with Ahmadinejad, who today questioned whether 9/11 really happened, she says.
You have to love the language of tax hikes. Clinton wouldn’t raise taxes for people with income above $200,000—she’d “let” them “go back” to what they were in the 1990s. Kind of like how Mitt Romney never raised taxes in Massachusetts , he just closed tax loopholes.
Obama says he would cut taxes for people with income under $75,000. I feel like every question should be a two-parter, with the second part being,
… and how would you pay for it?