Barack Obama Versus Hillary Clinton
The democratic nomination is heating up and as 2008 approaches this may be only the beginning of the political debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. For the first time in the campaign trail, we have seen tactics shift gears where the two contenders for the democratic nomination can only begin to look at weakening each others arguments. An article by the New York Times and the Associated Press talked about the sharp remarks by Barack Obama towards senator Clinton on the issue of her naive decision to authorize the war in Iraq and her lack of clarity to answer specifically her position on the war. The New York Times article had the initial reaction from Clinton and her response to Barack's comments. It focused on more her position and her response was that Obama lacked foreign policy experience.
The Associated Press article reported the next day july 26th, and had the reactions and comments towards Clinton's response on foreign policy. What Barack was stating this morning is that he wants to change policies and end the cowboy mentality approach in Iraq. And by no means when he referred to meeting with leaders from Cuba, Iran, and North Korea plainly or as he said that it was a meeting for a cup pf tea was ridiculous. This is the first time we see a democrat take a position and remain loyal to his opinion. The article for the Associated Press has clearly reported and in a transparent manner conveyed the strong position Obama has and will not play the political game. By the same token, the New York times piece does the same but has to say but of these candidates will not loose ground in this political race.