Message to Campaign Hillary: Don't mess with Barack because it's making you look dumber and dumber every time you try:
In a rare highlight, Obama was put on the spot when asked why so many of his advisors had worked in former president Bill Clinton's administration.
Clinton laughed out loud, saying, "I want to hear the answer to that!" before a poised Obama delivered a killer punchline: "Well, Hillary, I look forward to you advising me, as well."
The exchange encapsulated a shift in the visual dynamic of the race, as Clinton appeared like a hard charging underdog, and Obama more like a front-runner with the luxury of hitting his rival on the counter-attack.
In a personal appeal to Iowa voters, Obama, a first-term Illinois senator trying to become America's first African-American president, said he felt an urgency to heal a nation at war, and a planet in peril.
More on last night's Democratic debate HERE.