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5. USA today's take on last night Democratic Debate
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2007...

Solmonese launched the event by asking Illinois Sen. Barack Obama whether he understood that gay people could see civil unions without marriage as "separate but equal." Obama replied that when his white mother and black father married in the early 1960s, interracial marriages were illegal in some states. "Obviously this is something that I understand intimately," he said. "It's not for me to suggest that you shouldn't be troubled by these issues." But as president, he said, his responsibility would be to make sure gay couples have legal rights.

Former North Carolina senator John Edwards said he was wrong to have said in an earlier debate that he opposes same-sex marriage because of his religion, but he did not answer when asked what is at the core of his opposition. New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton got the same question and replied, "I prefer to think of it as being very positive about civil unions."

Edwards said he supports teaching about families with "two mommies," as Etheridge put it, because children "can be mean and cruel." Asked what grade that should be taught, he said he didn't know.
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  -Do you believe that Hillary Clinton won the debate as the 8 New Yorkers in the NY Post say she did? themartyred  Aug-10-07 03:38 PM   #0 
  - this is a good blog about it...  themartyred   Aug-10-07 03:39 PM   #1 
  - I say on the issues....  Hepburn   Aug-10-07 03:40 PM   #2 
  - another story  themartyred   Aug-10-07 03:41 PM   #3 
  - USA today's take on last night Democratic Debate  themartyred   Aug-10-07 03:44 PM   #5 
  - NY Post -- NOT fit to use for toilet paper  Donnachaidh   Aug-10-07 03:44 PM   #4 
  - Exactly.  Progressive Friend   Aug-10-07 04:04 PM   #11 
  - Nope  eleny   Aug-10-07 03:47 PM   #6 
  - THANK YOU for your post!  themartyred   Aug-10-07 03:52 PM   #9 
  - I thought none of those mentioned aced it, by a longshot.  Totally Committed   Aug-10-07 03:48 PM   #7 
  - Dennis was clearly the winner...  mikelgb   Aug-10-07 03:52 PM   #8 
  - thank you, forum, and Dennis seems to nail every topic - I hate they rip on him for his looks  themartyred   Aug-10-07 04:00 PM   #10 
  - Kucinich won  goodhue   Aug-10-07 04:05 PM   #12 
  - It was a great framework for a forum. I think all the candidates did well.  David Zephyr   Aug-10-07 04:14 PM   #13 
  - Really and truly what difference does it make  Bitwit1234   Aug-10-07 04:15 PM   #14 
  - I do let them inform me when I generally believe those to be polled as  themartyred   Aug-10-07 04:36 PM   #16 
  - Alright, here's my opinion. I think both Clinton and Kucinich won last night  seasonedblue   Aug-10-07 04:35 PM   #15 
  - No true winners, and just one loser: Richardson.  Katzenkavalier   Aug-10-07 04:46 PM   #17 
  - Other  Wwagsthedog   Aug-10-07 04:55 PM   #18 
  - A meme-er apparently.  rjones2818   Aug-10-07 05:36 PM   #19 
  - Kucinich was clearly the winner.  LWolf   Aug-10-07 06:00 PM   #20 
  - I have not been a Hillary booster. But I have to admit that she is an  Kahuna   Aug-10-07 06:14 PM   #21 
  - Barack was preferred candidate in online vote with 43% followed by Kucinich at 24%, Hillary, 16%  flpoljunkie   Aug-10-07 06:35 PM   #22 
  - the 3% of gay or 'friends of GLBT' people who chose Richardson  themartyred   Aug-10-07 08:30 PM   #23 
  - interesting... n/t  themartyred   Aug-10-07 08:31 PM   #24 
  - LOL....thank you for short and sweet and to the point!  Grandrose   Aug-10-07 08:34 PM   #26 
  - The problem is that anyone can vote, and vote more than once!  seasonedblue   Aug-11-07 03:28 AM   #29 
     - True, but doesn't that make it worse that Hillary is still in third place? Numbers unchanged today.  flpoljunkie   Aug-11-07 07:23 AM   #30 
  - imo Kucinich won.  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-10-07 08:34 PM   #25 
  - She "looked so fabulous"...  zulchzulu   Aug-10-07 08:44 PM   #27 
  - Kucinich won. Hillary didn't even place.  Vidar   Aug-11-07 03:17 AM   #28 
  - New Yorkers love Hillary. Very, very popular senator.  robcon   Aug-11-07 07:26 AM   #31 
  - Gravel won this one.  rucky   Aug-11-07 07:26 AM   #32 
  - I thought she connected the best with the group that was there, but...  Dawgs   Aug-11-07 07:40 AM   #33 
  - Kucinich believes in equal rights for LGBTs; Hillary doesn't!  IndianaGreen   Aug-11-07 12:58 PM   #34 
  - -->NY. Post is owned by Ruppert Murdoch (FOXnews etc.) what do you expect, everyone on  Imagevision   Aug-11-07 01:45 PM   #35 
 

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