"With all this broken china on the floor, it’s hard to know where to start picking up the pieces." - New York Times
In last night's Democratic debate in South Carolina things got uglier between the leading candidates (graphic from The Page):
- Obama on Clinton: "This is one of the things that has happened in the course of this campaign. There are a set of assertions made by Sen. Clinton as well as her husband that are not factually accurate."
- "Obama said to Clinton that “while I was working on those streets watching those folks see their jobs shift overseas, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board at Wal-Mart”. Shortly afterwards, she shot back that she was fighting against Reagan’s ideas “when you were practicing law and representing your contributor, Rezco, in his slum landlord business in inner city Chicago”." (Toby Harnden).
- Hillary Clinton: "Senator Obama, it is very difficult having a straight up debate with you because you never take responsibility for any vote."
Watch the key clashes below:
PS A poll for the LA Times says that Americans may be more ready for a black man as President than a woman: "72% of whites and 61% of blacks believe the country is ready for a black president. That's up from 65% and 54%, respectively, two years ago... But asked if the country is ready for a female president, blacks and whites both are in agreement; they're less sure -- only 63% of both whites and blacks answer yes."