From Marc Cooper in today's Huffington Post:
And after repeatedly ignoring pleas from moderator Brian Williams to curtail her health care harangue, after extending and re-extending her remarks, Clinton then portrayed herself as a hapless victim of media bias by comparing Williams' questioning to a satirical sketch that aired over the weekend. "Well, could I just point out that in the last several debates, I seem to get the first question all the time? And I don't mind," she said with a grimace. "You know, I'll be happy to field them but I do find it curious. And if anybody saw Saturday Night Live, maybe we should ask Barack if he's comfortable and needs another pillow."
Or was that a car crash?
Either way, time to bring in the mop-up crews. It's over.
In fairness to Senator Clinton, the panel at last night's debate (Tim Russert and Brian Williams) was almost hostile to her. They interrupted her quite a bit, and that brought on her sarcasm and bitterness in return. Tim Russert was also unfair to Obama. I also think that since the health care issue has been talked to death -as critical as it is- it was time to focus on key differences between the two candidates and for Clinton to re-phrase her case for why she should be elected. It didn't turn-out the way it should have. The gatekeepers and agenda-setters did the driving in this debate. Clinton and Obama could only hang-on and react for 2 hours.