Deadpanning, the Illinois senator said, "It does not get much more fun than these debates. They are inspiring events."Emphasis mine.
In criticism of his rival, he called the debate "the rollout of the Republican campaign against me in November" and said it represented textbook Washington politics that Clinton was very comfortable playing.
"They like stirring up controversy and they like playing gotcha games, getting us to attack each other," he said. "Senator Clinton looked in her element. She was taking every opportunity to get a dig in there. That's her right to kind of twist the knife a little bit ... that's the lesson she learned when Republicans did it to her in the 1990s."
Call me insane, but isn't that what you want if you are a Democrat? Shouldn't Democratic voters know how well their presumptive nominee will stand up to Republican attacks in the fall before they christen him the nominee? This statement is (or rather, should be) seen by the Democrats as an admission that this man isn't ready for prime time yet.
If I were a Democrat today, I would be mad at the media for not questioning Sen. Obama harder on William Ayers, Louis Farrakhan, Hate-monger Jeremiah Wright, etc. before he stacked up an insurmountable delegate lead and most of the popular vote.