Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Talk/Talk: THE STARTER ISN'T ALWAYS THE CLOSER (and a few notes on ethics)

Every Sunday CUIP's president Jacqueline Salit and strategist and philosopher Fred Newman watch the political talk shows and discuss them. Here are excerpts from their dialogue on Sunday, March 9, 2008 after watching "The Chris Matthews Show" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Excerpt below:

Newman: Obama's not claiming to be the unifier of the Democratic Party. He's claiming to be the unifier of the American people. They mean two different things by unify, don't they?

Salit: That's an important distinction. If you look at the coalition Obama's created, you see the difference.

Newman: Clinton's notion of what needs to be unified is the Democratic Party. [Hillary's] message to Obama is 'You can't do it. You just got here.' He's saying to her 'You can't do it. You've been here too long. You're the same old stuff. That's not going to unify the American people.' read more at independentvoting.org

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