The democrat got together in Las Vegas and it appears that Hillary Rodham Clinton got her Inevitability train back on track. Obama acted like a unexperienced state senator from Illinois and Edwards attempts at attacks on Hillary were derailed boos from the audience. Hillary spoke what were probably the most honest words of the evening when she said that she was attacked not because she was a woman, but because she was in the lead. That was of course, after telling a flat out lie, i.e. denying playing the gender card. Her campaign, including her husband, William Jefferson "B.J." Clinton, played that gender card loud and hard.
The only other person who looked Presidential on that stage was Joe Biden, not that it is going to do him any good. His campaign for President is toast. His chance at the VP slot or a strong cabinet post under HRC, SecDef or Secretary of State, just got better though.
The real story is the debate itself thought. It appears that HRC made her comeback from her last poor performance with the willing aide of her conspirators at the Clinton News Network.
Let us review some the key points that back up that statement.
Hot Air points out that one of the "random undecided" voters that was were selected to ask a question is actually a democrat party official from Arkansas!
The "Diamonds or Pearls" question was selected by CNN, not the UNLV student who asked it.
"Every single question asked during the debate by the audience had to be approved by CNN," Luisa writes. "I was asked to submit questions including “lighthearted/fun” questions. I submitted more than five questions on issues important to me. I did a policy memo on Yucca Mountain a year ago and was the finalist for the Truman Scholarship. For sure, I thought I would get to ask the Yucca question that was APPROVED by CNN days in advance."…
That’s what the media does. See, the media chose what they wanted, not what the people or audience really wanted. That’s politics; that’s reality.
Doug Ross has more details on these two and two more so-called "random" democrat voters. These include a well-known antiwar activist and the president of the Islamic Society of Nevada, who has appeared on CNN before!
It was also clear that the so called "moderators" from CNN were squarely in the Hillary Camp. Wolf Blitzer just obviously rolled and spread to make his position as Hillary's Bitch very clear. He took the warnings from HRC's campaign very seriously it seems.
Mike points out how Blitzer followed the script he was given:
Wolf dutifully complied by offering mostly softballs and never once asked Hillary about the scandals which already make her campaign look more and more like a repeat of her husband's campaigns. No question about Chinese funny money fundraising. No question about the off limits papers at the Clinton Liebrary. No question about planting campaign questions at Hillary events. No question about why she changed her position on illegal immigrants getting driver's licenses.
The Clinton effort paid off. After the debate, a Clinton senior advisor said Blitzer: "was outstanding, and did not gang up like Russert did in Philadelphia. He avoided personal attacks, remained professional and ran the best debate so far.” Dick Morris saw it differently: "Blitzer checked his journalistic instincts at the door." I'd say Blitzer checked his integrity at the door too.
So this was the "debate" that wasn't. It was a carefully scripted performance put on by the HRC campaign and their conspirators at the Clinton News Network. It was also a scary preview into what "mainstream journalism" will be under a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Update: Jenny Bea has been digging deep into this, including this interesting bit of information:
I looked up CNN’s transcripts of the debate, to find out who they are. At the same time, I paid attention to other blogs and news outlets, to find some mention of The Diamonds and Pearls girl, being Maria Luisa, and CNN made her ask her question. She said she felt stupid, because she wanted to ask a question about Yucca Mountain. There were links to her My Space page, indicating she was 15.
But the transcripts said her name was Maria Parra-Sandoval and she was a student at UNLV, and in the video clips of that question, that’s what she said her name was. Interesting that no one picked that up. So I popped her name into my Yahoo search engine to discover that Luisa is her middle name, her full name is Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval, and she worked in Harry Reid’s office in Nevada and DC. (Picture on page 23) She was also invited as a guest on the floor off the 74th session of Nevada Legislature, by a man named Rubin Kihuen, he was elected in 2006 and a member of the Nevada Assembly Democrats. Upon further research and a tip from a commenter on another message board, it turns out that she came here illegally from Mexico as a child with her family, but since gained legal status, and has won scholarships to attend UNLV.
Maria Luisa is Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval, and her picture is in the yearbook on one of the Nevada government websites, in addition, her name is listed as one of Harry Reid’s staff.
Again, hardly a "random" "undecided" democrat.