Monday, January 21, 2008

Live-blogging the Dem-Congressional Black Caucus debate
Edwards bashes Obama

John Edwards, who in the last umpteen Democratic debates often aligned himself with Barack Obama in going after Hillary Clinton, just threw his first real punches at Obama when he joined Clinton's criticism of Obama's many noncommittal "present" votes in the Illinois legislature. Out of some 4,000 votes Obama says he cast during his nine years in the state legislature, he voted "present" -- not "yea" or "nay" -- 130 times.

The "present" vote, Obama says, exists in the Illinois legislature in order for a legislator to indicate that he or she has problems with aspects of legislation that she or he might otherwise vote for.

Thing is, what's Edwards' game here? Oh yeah -- in South Carolina, Obama is the frontrunner.

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