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  25th Dem Primary Debate
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TypeDebate
Title25th Dem Primary Debate
Start Date/TimeApril 16, 2008 06:00pm
End Date/TimeApril 16, 2008 08:00pm
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler - September 28, 2008 12:28pm
DescriptionSens. Clinton and Obama held a debate one week before the critical Pennsylvania primary. The debate was held in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The debate was moderated by Charlie Gibson of ABC News, assisted by George Stephanopoulos. It was the 25th and final debate in the Democratic presidential primary season of 2008.

The debate focused on side issues and non-issues, rather than issues focusing on how either would be a better President. Questions asked included Obama's relationship with his former pastor, Clinton's gaffe regarding her Bosnia trip, and whether or not either should apologize for statements made by supporters. After an hour of non-issues, the candidates had just 40 minutes to address the major questions facing the United States in 2008.

When Charlie Gibson announced the end of the debate, many people in the crowd jeered the poor quality of the questions. Gibson was taken aback and joked that the crowd had turned on him just as the network cut to a commercial.

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 18, 2008 09:35am Advertisement ABC gets an earful after debate  Article Chronicler 
Apr 18, 2008 08:00am Blog Entry About that flag-pin question…  Article ArmyDem 
Apr 17, 2008 12:00am News In Pa. Debate, The Clear Loser Is ABC  Article RBH 
Apr 16, 2008 09:00pm Opinion Worst. Debate. Ever.  Article ArmyDem 

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