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philly.com — Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday prepped for tonight's Philadelphia debate as Obama and his backers expressed a desire to get beyond the flap over his remarks about small-town Pennsylvania and address issues of substance.

The debate, to be held at the National Constitution Center, is being telecast nationally by ABC and will be seen locally on 6ABC, starting at 8 p.m.

It's the first such encounter between the two Democratic candidates in nearly two months and is likely to draw the largest audience of the political season.

New polls suggested that the recent controversy may have blunted whatever momentum Obama had generated in his quest to overtake Clinton in Pennsylvania.

The surveys showed no dramatic drop in Obama's standing; in most, he remained within single digits of Clinton. But he had been gaining ground before last week.

Neither candidate was in the Philadelphia area yesterday. But their spouses were, with former President Bill Clinton campaigning in Coatesville, Phoenixville and Quakertown, and Michelle Obama speaking at Haverford College.

Tonight's debate will be far from the only time the two candidates appear on area televisions between now and Tuesday's primary. The two campaigns have bought at least $4.5 million of time for commercials in the closing week.

According to industry sources, Obama has bought more than $3 million of time, breaking the Pennsylvania record he set last week. About 60 percent of the money is going for ads in the Philadelphia market.

Clinton has purchased at least $1.4 million, her largest buy to date in Pennsylvania.

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Who do you predict will win the Pennsylvania Democratic Presidential Primary?
Hillary Clinton
43%
Barack Obama
57%
This is not a scientific survey, click here to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
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Posted 2417 days ago
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I want Barack to win and some polls say he is up , though I don't trust the polls, because in prior states, when they said he was up, sometimes Hillary came out on top. So, I think Hillary may win Pennsylvania, by a small margin and Barack will win the states following that, for the most part. But it would be awesome if Barack did win Pennsylvania, it would show that "Bittergate" was not an effective attack.
Posted 2416 days ago
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Hillary will win because she was courageous to point out Obama's insulting comments to his elite supporters for their entertainment. They were amused to say the least. And why did he bring it up anyway? To get money for more Ads. The truth about Obama is a BITTER pill!
Posted 2416 days ago
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What Obama said was the truth, many people in this country feel unhappy with the what the government does, and felt like there was no way to make it any different. So they turn to the things they trust and know will be there for them. People like myself never voted before this election started because we just didn't feel like our vote counted (and to Hillary it doesn't: any state that she didn't win is a "flyover" state). He gives us hope that collectively we change things: it won't happen overnight, but we can do it together. He doesn't take money from PACs or lobbyists, which means he works for us, rather than just those who have a lot of money. Hillary on the other hand has big amounts of money from those two groups: especially pharmaceutical and health insurance companies: she will not do what the people want with regard to health insurance, she owes favors to those companies. And for some reason she thinks people don't have health insurance because they don't want to pay for it or something, when the truth is they can't afford it, so she wants to punish people for not buying it by forcing them to.
Posted 2416 days ago
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Hillary is not courageous: she's an opportunist, huge difference.
Posted 2411 days ago
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BARACK OBAMA is a man of GREAT INTEGRITY and FAITH and WISDOM.. WAY BEYOND HIS YEARS it is EVIDENT the FRUITS of HIS spirit.. discerned is KEY.. and I PRAY that the UNITED States citizens "seize this URGENCY of THIS MOMENT IN OUR TIME AND HISTORY" and NOT to be fooled by the "spin, LIES, ALL that is APPARENT to those of us that ARE FOR BARACK OBAMA and WILL NOT vote for anyone but BARACK OBAMA".. (ISNT ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION THAT THE VOTERS HAVE TURNED OUT IN RECORD NUMBERS OF ANY PRIMARY IN OUR HISTORY; DUE TO BARACK OBAMAS MESSAGE?)

MY PRAYER IS THAT the TRUTH....will be evident to those that are yet undecided, or who are believing in the "Clintons and Mccain" because.. WE are to KNOW YHVH'S "BY THEIR FRUITS"!!!!!! WE ARE FACING SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH AS A NATION... AND THE URGENCY OF THIS MOMENT.... IS VITAL...and OBAMA'S supporters KNOW... HE IS THE ONE....who can and will change WASHINGTON and THE REAL ISSUES.. and CAN and WILL DO WHAT IS NEEDED FOR ALL OF EQUALLY AND FAIRLY.. AND HE DOES HAVE A REALISTIC PLAN AND APPROACH TO WHAT AND HOW TO "GET THINGS DONE".. NOT JUST TRYING TO WIN.... THAT ISNT WHAT IS MOTIVATING OBAMA.... HE IS CHOSEN AND CALLED AND IS BEING OBEDIANT TO THE CALL..... FOR US....

OUR International reputation, economy, global warming, Health Care, Nafta, Immigration and more... really take the time and read and study and seek the reality of what we are facing and the "SOLUTIONS" that BARACK OBAMA is talking about..HE IS the ONLY ONE.. that is HONEST enough to be "TRANSPARENT and TAKES ACCOUNTABILITY" for anything thrown at him; that is spun and misleading!!!!

HE KNOWS WHAT HE MEANS... AND SO DOES ANYONE REALLY SEEKING THE 'TRUTH".. sometimes communication isnt easy.... and sometimes words are used that could have been taken different than the content of the point trying to be made... WE ALL HAVE DONE THAT AT ONE TIME OR THE OTHER IN OUR LIVES... but noone knows better than the one speaking; to what the message that is being made or trying to.... than the person speaking.... OBAMA.. is NOT one to just speak what people want to hear.... or will be to win... OBAMA... WOULD NEVER COMPROMISE ANYTHING JUST TO WIN.... HE IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND STANDING BY ALL HIS CONVICTIONS..... and that shows... as "with Rev. Wright or anyone else for that matter... the WORD of GOD clearly speaks throughout the WORD of "forgiveness and unconditional love and even to enemies".. The WORD OF GOD... also says: that IF two don't agree... to hatch it out and make PEACE before WE try to just come to GOD and ask HIM.... WE are held to a "standard of seeking UNITY here on EARTH".. WE arent supposed to be doing wrongs and evil back to those that may have pains or wrongs in them...or differences of oppinions etc.... AS WE ALL HAVE WRONGS IN OUR LIVES... Also, NOONE KNOWS better than the one speaking.... of what the substance of what their saying means... NOT someone else.. trying to say what the content is just to try and look highminded and better than.. or accuse... (WE KNOW who the accuser of the brethren is!)

(and even for FAITH and POLITICS: OBAMA.. IS ABLE TO DO AND STAND FOR US AS A NATION.. TO REALLY STRIKE AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST ANYONE TRYING TO CAUSE US HARM..... BUT, HIS DISCERNMENT ON EXTREMISTS (of many nationalities and religions... and nations and peoples.... some of which the USA deals with in this current administration) AND THOSE THAT ARE OUR REAL ENEMIES; LIKE OSAMA BIN LADEN.... BARACK; WOULD HAVE PROBABLY ALREADY DEALT WITH HIM..and captured him..... HAD BARACK OBAMA BEEN OUR PRESIDENT IN THE LAST EIGHT YRS...);

Barack knows...."WHAT HE REALLY MEANS WITH HIS WORDS".. HE is humble, human and has no problem telling the TRUTH... even IF it isnt what people wish to hear... but NEED to hear... and IS INCLUSIVE.. and a UNITER.. NOT a DIVIDER... and has SPOKEN THE TRUTH!!!..

Look at the upcoming "CASE AGAINST THE CLINTONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA and IS OPEN ONLINE to see the ongoing CASE.. and DOCKET THAT HAS another hearing SET FOR THE 25th of THIS MONTH; THEY ARE CHARGED WITH "FRAUD". this woman is NOT the one WE need in office' she is a "HYPOCRITE"..

Also, the "Scranton NEWSPAPER that has endorsed OBAMA".. YEAH FOR THEM.. (since Hillary comes from there)

I am hoping and praying that OBAMA.. WINS,, PA.. as he has come from behind with a double digit poll number and narrowed the lead of Clinton... She seems to forget SHE was and always has been the front-runner and believed she would have secured the nomination on "Super Tuesday".. and since that DID NOT happen; her and her campaign has done everything to undermind and judge Obama.. anyway they can and NOT speaking the 'TRUTH IN ANYTHING THAT THEY HAVE THROWN AT HIM"! .. calling Obama an "elitist".. is ubsurd... How can a man... who has come from ALL ODDS AGAIINST HIM.. from a single mother, in the 60's from a bi-racial family and in poverty.. be "an elitist".. that was the worst "HYPOCRACY of ALL from the Clintons and Mccain!!! It is rediculous that MOST EVERYTHING WE HEAR... IS HYPOCRACY; Obama.. doesnt even take the time to waste and pull out soooooooooooooo much that is TRUTH AND FACT ABOUT HER... all the credit she tries to take in her so called 35 yrs of "experience".. she has taken credit for everything that has clearly been "false and misleading and has been proven that ISNT TRUE".. she's right she is a "fighter".. not a peace maker... ONE of the FRUITS.. of YHVH..

(by the way I am a JEWISH believer in CHRIST).. and it is apparent to me and millions of others around the world... that OBAMA.. HE shows in his behavior and words... what is written for "Christians; people of FAITH".. to forgive and understand and have compassion for and to help.. she is deceptive.. and

OBAMA isnt leaving 15 million people out of the opportunity for health care... which she calls her plan "universal".. but she leaves out that there "WILL BE PUNITIVE consequences to those that dont purchase it".. where OBAMA.. he has the "wise and comprehensive solution to solve the issues that WILL PROVIDE ALL USA CITIZENS with health care...". knowing that the LAST thing WE need is to be FORCED to buy something that WE CANNOT AFFORD already; or WE would have Health Care already.. it isnt that WE dont want it... it is that WE cannot afford it.. as many USA citizens havent car insurance... even though it is mandated... because they CANNOT AFFORD IT.. (look what that causes for people that dont have "car insurance; they end up without it and get stopped and then have a $500 ticket for "no insurance and then have to go to court and have it on their driving record and on and on) (each state has an amount for having no insurance) and for Clintons plan.. IT WOULD FORCE AMERICANS.. and cause a "punitive action against Americans; if we didnt"..

IF people would really pray and seek the TRUTH.... and discern HER and MCcain.. by "their fruits". it would be evident to those that say they are CHRISTIANS and PEOPLE OF FAITH". but in so many things that are said or done.. are the CONTRARY TO THE WORD OF GOD.. That THEY declare they stand for and are... EVEN.. though OUR constitution has "Church and State to be seperate".. but when one announces that they are people of FAITH... (which BOTH Clinton and MCcain say they are) then WE are given the GIFTS to discern whether they possess the "fruits of YHVH'S Spirit.. or don't"..

Since when do WE not talk to OUR enemies?.. Doesnt even the WORD of GOD.. tell US ALOT.. about "how WE are to be to those that are NOT our friends; but enemies"? It amazes me to sit and listen and hear the outright and blatent attempts by Clinton to "tickle USA's citizens ears".. telling US anything to WIN.. and have POWER.. NOT to really care and do for US.

Obama is right.... WE are bitter and angry and sick and tired of "WASHINGTON and POLITICS as USUAL"...(WE the LIVING CHURCH: are sick and tired of those that USE the WORD and SAY they are PEOPLE OF FAITH; and yet DONT SHOW it by the way their lives are lived; and also to HAVE THE MINDSET to JUDGE and FORCE people by WHAT WORD from the SCRIPTURES that FAVORS A STAND; and NOT even the MOST HIGH: YHVH.. HE ABOVE US ALL; GIVES US "FREE CHOICE" (which ONE DAY: WE ALL will stand and be accountable)

WE are ready to "have a voice and the change DOES START from the bottom up".. and OBAMA gets it and this isnt a "primary as usual".. WE ARE A LIVING AND BREATHING PEOPLE THAT ARE PART OF A MOVEMENT AND FULLFILLMENT OF PROPHECY.. there are ALOT of US.. that WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR CLINTON OR MCCAIN AND WOULD STAY HOME AND WATCH THE SAME OL.. POLITICS AS USUAL... WE CERTAINLY DON'T NEED CLINTON-BUSH-CLINTON... This would be the worst ever... as it has been the last 16 years..

WE KNOW and BELEIVE that "YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL".. Her campaign is an example of how she will run the WHITE HOUSE.... she is in the red.. and poorly managed her own campaign.. with even insiders doing the very things she "ACCUSES Obama of; as well as many conflicts of interest"

OBAMA... HE HAS OUT RAISED CLINTON... HAS WON MORE STATES... AND POPULAR VOTES, NOT TAKEN MONEY FROM LOBBYISTS OR PAC.. AND HAS BEEN TOTALLY TRANSPARENT....Clintons.. are pathetic and simply distorting anything and everything to TRY and win... she hasn t campaigned with intergrity nor transparency or honesty.. she's a lier and power hungry and will do anything to try and win.. she is destroying the "democratic party".. I am so disgusted with her and things she is and has done... that I cannot stand to see or listen to anything that comes out of her mouth...and I just turn the station..I WOULDNT VOTE FOR CLINTON... AND CERTAINLY NOT MCCAIN...

I cannot see Hillary doing "the right thing for the democratic party and HOPE that the superdelegates; as they have been since super tuesday.. with over 65 for OBAMA and less than a handful for Clinton; and start publically endorsing OBAMA and get this over and get her out.... She is a disgrace and I am in the "group of woman; that are the ones the media is saying is for her.. and CLEARLY I AM NOT.... NOR WOULD I EVER BE....

YES WE CAN.... OBAMA...

I HOPE tomorrows an "upset for Clinton".. as the MEDIA HAS FAVORED HER AND SPIN THINGS FOR HER... YOU WOULD THINK THAT SOMETHING FISHY WAS UP WITH THE LAST DEBATE... AS IT SURELY WAS PATHETIC AND ONE SIDED.... NO ONE HEARD ALL THE TABLOID KINDA OF STUFF ON CLINTON... THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN A WEEK TO AIR... AND DEBATE... BUT, STILL NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR... THE HE SAID... SHE SAID STUFF... STICK TO THE TRUTH AND ISSUES AND FAIRLY PLZ... ITS BEEN A CLINTON MACHINE AND SUPPORT OF MEDIA ETC... GIVE OBAMA THE SAME FAIRNESS AS YOU DO HER....
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