Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Question 12

Russert: What actions or words in your career would you like to take back?

Clinton: The 2002 vote on Iraq ... but the election has to be about the future. She makes a good point about the ability to do an entire program on "what we will inherit from George Bush" and notes her experience on "both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue."

Obama mentions the Terri Schiavo issue, regretting that he didn't "stand on the floor and stop it" when the Congress intervened, citing it as "an example of inaction, which can be as costly as action."

Obama wraps his comments with kind words to Hillary, saying he is proud to have run with her. "There is a vanity aspect and an ambition aspect to politics," Obama says, giving voice to that Washington current that everyone knows and hardly anyone ever admits.