Friday, December 14, 2007
No, No, No and Yes...
--David Gergen, former presidential advisor and 360 contributor

Can we take seriously the promises by Bug Selig and the Major League Players Union to clean up the use of human growth hormone in baseball? No. The Mitchell report only scratches the surface of performance enhancing drug use in baseball – a culture that was permitted by both the Commissioner's Office and the Player's Union. If past conduct is any indication of future behavior, let's see some action before we believe their words.

Did Hillary Clinton reverse the slide in her campaign at yesterday's Des Moines Debate?
No. It was a good performance, but not good enough to drown out the mumblings of infighting within the campaign and cries of foul over the campaign's criticism of Obama's past.

By custom, American leaders do not criticize a sitting president when speaking overseas. Was Al Gore out of line in nailing the Bush Administration yesterday at the Bali climate change conference? No. There are occasional exceptions to such rules of decorum, just as there are exceptions to rules of free speech.

One cannot just yell fire in a crowed theater – but you can when it is burning.
Posted By CNN: 4:07 PM ET
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I'm sick of all of the infighting! I wish these candidates would act like the adults that they are and stop acting like playground bullies!! It's beginning to resemble a soap opera!!

Just think...one of these people is going to be our President!? I don't know if that's a good thing or bad!!

Cynthia, Covington, Ga.
Posted By Blogger Cindy : 5:07 PM ET
David/AC360:
No offense David, but a lot of people must be stuck at home because of snow storms. I have never seen so much blogging on the AC360 blog on a Friday night!

Anyway, Al Gore doesn't owe anything to George W Bush. Ask any American or Florida resident.

Second, Steroids and baseball. It may be an end to beautiful sport. Let's teach our kids there are consequences to cheating.

Third, it is the survival of the fittest when it comes to politics. When the infighting begins, it may be a sign of the campaign agenda breaking down. Can Hillary Clinton handle her staff? If not, what kind of president will she be?

Thanks for blogging David, especially on a Friday night.
Posted By Blogger Sharon from Indy : 5:55 PM ET
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