The New Year's Resolution Question, Easy Version

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Dec 13, 2007 3:17 PM
Carolyn goes with the boring version of the question instead of yesterday's "give me a New Year's resolution for one of your opponents." Instead, what's your New Year's resolution? Snooze.

Edwards: To remember that, "somewhere in America tonight a child will go to bed hungry. Somewhere in America tonight a family will have to go to an emergency room and beg for health care for their child. That somewhere in America tonight, a father who's worked for 30 or 40 years will lose his job. And, that's what's at stake in this election."

Awful. The people-meter goes way up on Edwards' dour, "America's promise lost" speech, thereby lowering my respect-meter for Democrat voters.

Obama's speech is much better, talks about buying a Christmas tree with his daughters. That's just money no matter who it comes from.

Update: They close with something along the lines of, "What do you like best about Iowa?" Rough questions.

Everyone's answer is nice-- Richardson's maybe the best-- except Obama's, which was rather clumsy and didn't mention Iowa at all, I don't think.