Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Barack Obama at the Palace Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The stakes in tonight's debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are huge. They'll meet face-to-face and have the stage to themselves. Think Ali-Frazier. It's the last debate before Super Tuesday. The race is close, and the pressure will definitely be on.
Make one big mistake and you could stay home and bake cookies. Plus they don't like each other much. Remember how heated last week's debate in South Carolina got? Well, tonight could make that seem like a garden party. I'm actually hoping for a knife fight.
During the South Carolina debate, Barack Obama said he sometimes wondered who he was running against, Hillary or her husband. The former president has taken a high-profile role in his wife's campaign.
The New York Times reports today on a uranium mining deal that Former President Bill Clinton may have played a role in, and later apparently benefited from to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. Clinton went to a meeting in Kazakhstan in 2005 with a Canadian mining financier. Days later, this guy struck a huge deal with the former Soviet republic. He then later made a $31 million donation to Clinton's charitable foundation.
Probably just coincidence, right? There was also a meeting that took place in 2007 at Clinton's Chappaqua, New York, home between the former president, the mining financier and the head of Kazakhstan's state-owned uranium agency. When the Times asked President Clinton about that meeting, he at first said it never happened. But when pressed by the Times, he finally admitted it did.
Wonder if Barack Obama will bring any of this up tonight?
Here’s my question to you: What do you want to hear at tonight's debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Dear Jack, I'd like to hear them justify their positions on continuing to allow employers to steal jobs and reasonable wages from low and middle income Americans, with their support of institutionalizing illegal immigration in the form of amnesty or lack of enforcement of our laws.
James in Florida writes:
Since a lot of our problems (security, economy, and environment) revolve around our dependence on oil, what do either of these candidates plan to do to get us off of oil permanently?
Ameer in Chicago writes:
I would like to hear Senator Clinton explain this whole deal made with the Canadian businessman. This deal just goes to show the deep and evil seeds the Clintons have planted while in the White House, and I only see more things coming out of the closet with this team. This is the kind of Baggage Obama does not have.
Bernadette in Florida writes:
Jack, I want to hear about the skeletons in Obama's closet. We already know and found Hillary and Bill's skeletons. That is old news, we need fresh gossip. Move on.
Nathan in Boston writes:
I would like for the candidates to be asked: If they do not win the nomination from the Democratic Party, at least for president, would either of them consider running for vice president with the other candidate?
It would be nice if Obama gave a straight answer for once. I get it “change”, but is there actually a plan?
I want Hillary to explain the latest Clinton scandal. And, if her years as a first lady qualify her to run this country, does that mean a brain surgeon's wife is qualified to operate on people?