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Debate showcased candidate similarities, but what about differences?

If you missed last night's debate among Democratic presidential hopefuls, you can read the transcript here.

You'll notice that after two hours of questions and answers, there were few major differences between the candidates. Amazingly, there were only a few mentions and no questions specifically about jobs, the economy or trade throughout the entire evening.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) took his opportunity and was the only candidate to criticize NAFTA trade deals during last night's debate. This comment was met with thunderous applause, one of the few rounds of applause for anyone at any point on any issue. Amazingly, none of the other candidates joined him last night, supporting a fair trade position and wooing voters who were clearly impressed and aligned with Kucinich's fair trade stance.

Stay tuned for more debates that will hopefully address this major issue on voters' minds: "it's the economy, stupid."

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I noticed the same thing. On 2 separate occasions, Kucinich said we should cancel NAFTA and the WTO. And that was it. No one else uttered a peap about economic issues. Not another word about trade, the economy, wages, or anything related to them.

It was mainly just an exercise in which of the Democratic plutocrats could appeal the most to their rich campaign contributors. Kucinich is the only one of the bunch I'd vote for.

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