President Obama got overshadowed last evening by his former employee and his former campaign opponent.
Jay Carney, his former spokesman and now a senior political commentator for CNN, got hit hard by Sen. John McCain over the question of whether the Obama administration should have left troops in Iraq to support the government.
“We had it won!” McCain declared.
The exchange was evocative of the Gore Vidal-William F. Buckley debates during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, one of the first times when TV commentators called each other names, although it seemed classier back then.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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