South Carolina Dem Debate Preview Open Thread

I'll be live blogging the Democratic South Carolna Debate tonight. It will be broadcast on CNN starting at 8 EST.

What I expect tonight is an uneventful debate praising unity, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the historic nature of the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. We may get a lot of substance too. I expect no fireworks. But I have been wrong too many times to count in this election.

This is an Open Thread.

Update [2008-1-21 19:36:21 by Big Tent Democrat]: This is rich. Media Darling Obama complains about the Media: [More...]

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said Monday one of the biggest frustrations of his presidential bid is dealing with national media that he says doesnít correct inaccuracies about his candidacy and his record... Obama, speaking Monday morning to State newspaper editors, cited as an example the reporting of his remarks about President Ronald Reagan as an inaccuracy that hasnít been corrected...

What a crock. Obama complains that the Media dd not report thathe disagreed with Reagan's policies. I guess he forgot that he had to SAY that for them to report it. What a joke.

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    The Leagues FaceBook Voting (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by Kota415 on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 06:25:39 PM EST
    This debate is going to be just like every other debate them just telling  you what the people want to hear and never following through. Typical. But i was just on facebook and found this page with "The League" asking who you would like to be president and what issues concern you the most. It was actually cool. After you vote you get to see who your town/city is voting for and what issues your town caress about. Check it out. Heres the direct link. Apps.facebook.com/theleague

    Now that you've said that (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 03:32:58 PM EST
    We can expect an intemperate shouting match.

    I'm still thinking (rather late, I admit) (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 03:42:10 PM EST
    about the significance of Obama's sharing the stage w/McClurkin earlier.  Is this the Obama campaign's way to reach out to the same people who came scurrying to the polls in 2004 to express their views against gay marriage?  Is Obama a secret Republican who believes  gender preference can be re-programmed?  

    I doubt it (none / 0) (#7)
    by andgarden on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 04:35:08 PM EST
    He just has different priorities.

    Blessed by the peacemakers. (none / 0) (#10)
    by oculus on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 04:55:37 PM EST
    Funniest question of the decade (none / 0) (#11)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 05:47:36 PM EST
    Is Obama a secret Republican.....

    I've seen this now and I think it has to stop (none / 0) (#13)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 05:50:09 PM EST
    Obama is a progrssive4 Democrast whose political style is wanting.

    Please stop the "Secret Republican" nonsense.

    That is very dkossish of you (of course there hillary is the Republican.)


    Yes, Sir. (none / 0) (#14)
    by oculus on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 06:10:01 PM EST
    [But, why McClurkin when there are so many gospel singers available to headline the campaign?]

    Right he's a progrssive4 Democrast (none / 0) (#15)
    by RalphB on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 06:16:27 PM EST
    whatever that is?  Couldn't prove it from his campaign either.

    Go Giants. (none / 0) (#2)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 03:39:29 PM EST

    i wish we were saying (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jlvngstn on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 04:20:21 PM EST
    go favre, but i will take another manning and an end to the perfect season...

    New Jersey should be proud ;-) (none / 0) (#12)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 05:48:36 PM EST
    Will one of the question to Obama (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 04:03:29 PM EST
    be about his relationship with Rezko?

    Let's hope so. He needs to discuss this...instead (none / 0) (#6)
    by Angel on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 04:22:22 PM EST
    of just putting out statements after more facts dribble out.  Let's see what he has to say about his good friend.

    Moderators (none / 0) (#8)
    by athyrio on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 04:39:15 PM EST
    Here is a list of the moderators for tonite which is co-sponsered by CNN....

    Excellent linkage. (none / 0) (#9)
    by oculus on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 04:54:13 PM EST
    Big Question: (none / 0) (#17)
    by Stellaaa on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 06:34:03 PM EST
    Will they stand or sit?  

    WOW I cant believe that!! (none / 0) (#18)
    by LetMeDoIt90 on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 06:46:10 PM EST

    Kota you were right i just did that "The League" voting thing on facebook. I cant believe that my town is voting for Mcain i thought my town was completely liberals. I checked out the issues too my town is filled with people who don't care about the kids. They voted education last. Ridicules. I cant believe this.

    Well I'll be...you two showed up for the (none / 0) (#22)
    by Teresa on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 07:05:27 PM EST
    last debate asking people to go check out Facebook. Getting ready for the who won the debate poll later tonight?

    Obama (none / 0) (#19)
    by athyrio on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 06:49:53 PM EST
    appears to be a man of many faces....That worries me....

    time for a new live-blog thread (none / 0) (#20)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 06:59:30 PM EST
    Big Tent will live blog the debate -- I'll be in comments.

    In time (none / 0) (#21)
    by PlayInPeoria on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 07:02:01 PM EST
    Obama will be ready. This is just not his time.

    His lack of "experience" will be questioned with some hard economic times coming this year. The champaign issue about the economy....we have to have have strong direction right now.