Thursday, February 21, 2008


Hillary takes a good stand that there should be evidence before an presidential visit. She seems clear, focused, well-prepared.

Obama: Visits with Cuban leader requires what he calls preparation. "Never negotiate out of fear, but never fear to negotiate." JFK

Feels diplomacy is best with not just our friends, but with our enemies. (Applause)

Obama does not want preconditions, Clinton does.

Both agree that Bush is against our interests. (Interestingly, Bush is at an all time low popularity rating as of today: 19% of Americans say that they approve of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president, 77% disapprove, and 4% are undecided.)

Obama feels president should take a more active role in diplomacy. If we think that president has to be a privilege that has to be earned, we retain the idea that we are "above the rest of the world." Wow. I do like that a lot. Very clear. Nice.

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