The first Democratic debate of the 2008 presidential election took place last night in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Below is a link to an article summing up the debate, which covered a wide array of topics, from the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the federal abortion ban, to the war in Iraq, and to the negative perceptions that surround all of the candidates.
The debate was cordial and polite on the whole and contained little, if any, controversy among the candidates. As the media has reported today, there was no winner of the debate but rather gave some “second-tier” contenders an opportunity in the spotlight.
Click here to read an article about the debate from the New York Times.