First he kept cutting Clinton off and asking her if she’d agree to something that Gore said in the early 90s? Then he asked Obama that inane Farrakhan question AND repeated that idiot’s anti-Semtic slurs? Tim Russert, seriously…WTF?
Also, was it just me or did Brian Williams seem like he didn’t even want to be there?
As for the two candidates, both did well but, once again, Hillary’s attempt at a joke was just that…an attempt. It fell completely flat. She really shouldn’t have made the Xerox crack at the last debate or the SNL reference at this one. Both of them made her look petty and Obama easily countered both. I’m not sure why she hasn’t picked up on the fact that Obama is deft at turning this stuff back around on her, but I guess she thought she had to come out fighting.
Another example of this was when she said he should “reject” Farrakhan’s endorsement instead of just “denounce” him. Obama again turned this around on her and politely offered that he’d do both “reject” and “denounce” if that would make her feel better.
But yeah, that’s it. Pretty much a wash, with maybe Obama coming out looking better just because Hillary made a couple unforced errors.
Here’s the video of Russert’s Farrakhan question…
As a Jew and perhaps more importantly simply as a sentient being I found it disgusting. It was a nationwide, televised, MSM version of one of those noxious Obama smear emails.
I wonder what Tim will have to say about the debate this Sunday…