MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) _ On the same day Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of unity, they've also been
at each other's throats.
It happened during a debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that also features former Senator John Edwards.
Often speaking over each other and trading barbs, Clinton and Obama clashed over policies, their voting records and even the role former President Clinton has had in campaigning.
Obama chided Senator Clinton for her husband's charge that Obama had been praising Republicans and Ronald Reagan. She snapped back,
"I'm here, he's not."
The two had bitter exchanges about their pasts with Clinton accusing Obama of working for a law firm that represented a "slum lord." Obama said Clinton had been a "corporate lawyer sitting on the board of Wal-Mart."
Edwards, who badly trails his two rivals, tried to stay above the fray. But at one point he asked, "Are there three people in this debate, not two?"