The Democratic presidential field already has three leaders, and they're so eager to distinguish themselves by staking out their Iraq stances that the other five candidates can barely get a word in. The Politico looks at last night's debate in New Hampshire and finds Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Hillary Clinton taking up all the air in the room.
The spotlight on Chris Dodd proved brightest when Obama shone it on him and his longtime opposition to the war. Obama used his own stance to take a shot at Edwards, whose position has shifted: "You're about 4 1/2 years late on leadership on this issue," he said. Clinton's attempted to minimize differences, calling the situation "George Bush's war."