After the debate, Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL!) was asked: Why did Barack Obama start swinging back now? He recounted the keywords of past elections (busing, etc.) and said that “We can not and will not allow any more keywords.” Yes, but why tonight? “Well, we’ve been double-teamed,” he said, meaning that Obama was getting hit from both Clintons.
“I think one of the things we learned from George Stephanopoulis and Paul Begala is that these attacks can no longer go unresponded to,” he said.