War of the Words : Blog Of The Nation Among the presidential hopefuls, words are slung like sticks and stones.
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I've been flipping through the 24-hour TV news channels today and seeing so much campaign coverage you'd think it's November already. Sen. John McCain calling out Sen. Barack Obama, and accusing him of being little more than eloquent words with no real substance. A similar attack came from Sen. Hillary Clinton, who's hoping to end Obama's run of primary wins when voters in Texas and Ohio weigh-in in two weeks. Right now, though, the focus is definitely on the rhetoric, and more specifically on Obama's words. Did he plagiarize? Didn't he? Did Clinton plagiarize? Does anybody care? McCain and Clinton are trying to make this an issue of style vs. substance, do you see it that way? We'll mull it over with our own Political Junkie, Ken Rudin.