Both Mr. Edwards and Mr. Obama called her on what seemed to be a shift in her statement. Mr Edwards said, "Unless I missed something, Senator Clinton said two different things in the course of about two minutes just a few minutes ago." And Mr. Obama uttered a devastating phrase for anyone who remembers the 2004 campaign: he said he couldn't tell if she is "for it or against it."There's no question that Hillary's answer was unusually spineless, especially since she had had plenty of time to think about this. Maybe two solid hours of being a punching bag had gotten to her by that point.
On the license issue, Mr. Obama said that he thinks Governor Spitzer's plan is "the right idea."
Still, is this really a killer moment? If it is, the bar has really gotten pretty low. I doubt very much that Hillary is going to win or lose the election based on a wavering answer to a question about driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. In a Republican debate maybe, but not a Democratic one.
But I could be wrong! Consider this an open thread to chat about the debate.