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cnn.com — Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who this week said he would sharpen attacks on front-runner and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, first called their differences "overhyped."

He joked, "I think this has been the most hyped fight since Rocky fought Apollo Creed, although the amazing thing is, I'm Rocky in this situation."

Moments later, the tone changed as he launched the first of a series of attacks on Clinton, claiming the 2008 presidential race "requires us to be honest about the challenges that we face. It does not mean, I think, changing positions whenever it's politically convenient."

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards criticized Clinton for her stance on Iraq, Iran and Social Security.

"The American people ... deserve a president of the United States that they know will tell them the truth and won't say one thing one time and something different at a different time," Edwards said.

Edwards said Clinton's support for a resolution labeling the Iranian Revolutionary Council a terrorist organization was calculated, as she was "moving from primary mode to general election mode."

"I think that our responsibility as presidential candidates is to be in 'tell the truth' mode all the time," Edwards said.

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Which candidate do you believe was the least honest & least forthcoming during the Debate?
Joe Biden
0.6%
Hillary Clinton
79%
Chris Dodd
1.1%
John Edwards
7.7%
Dennis Kucinich
1.7%
Barack Obama
8.4%
Bill Richardson
1.3%
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Posted 2580 days ago
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Without a doubt Hillary was not forthcoming with her answers. She avoided taking any position. Unfortunately she should have been probed much more regarding the Kyl / Liebermann resolution.
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