Polls show the top issues for voters are the economy, including free trade and $4-a-gallon gas and the war in Iraq. But less than a week before the Pennsylvania primary, the first 50 minutes of last night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, – the twenty-second in this presidential campaign -- were focused on personal gaffes, past associations and who could withstand a Republican onslaught before the November elections. Eventually, each candidate was forced to concede that the other could beat John McCain. ABC;s moderators are getting as much post-mortem attention as the candidates. Did anything happen to change the momentum in Pennsylvania? Are voters around the country better informed? What about the super-delegates who are likely to make the final decision?
The State of the Presidential Race after the Philly Debate
Jay Newton-Small - Time magazine - @JNSmall, Jon Delano - Political Analyst, KDKA-TV, Wayne Bennett - TheFieldNegro.com - @fieldnegro, Greg Mitchell - The Nation - @GregMitch, Stephen Spruiell - Staff Reporter, National Review