2.21.2008

Who Won the CNN Univision Texas Democratic Presidential Debate? Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama

The debate is not yet over, but it really is. The fat lady has begun to sign.

Hillary just flubbed the critical question about being commander-in-chief. She seemed to equate that role with issues of domestic programs and policies.

In contrast, Obama addressed it with a powerful response about protecting the nation while conducting a smart use of the military. He went further and welcomed a debate with John McCain--the war hero--for supporting a successful tactical manuever in the surge but failing to understand that the Iraq War itself was a huge strategic blunder--a historic blunder that has hurt America around the world and Americans in very personal and painful ways, particularly members of military families.

It's over. It really is.