ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidates (L to R) Mike Gravel, former governor of Alaska, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, John Edwards, former senator of North Carolina, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, and Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York gather for their first debate of the 2008 presidential campaign at South Carolina State University, April 26, 2007. The debate, featuring eight Democratic presidential candidates, comes 263 days before the first ballot will be cast in the Iowa caucus next January. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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