October 9th, 2007
03:42 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton comes untied

Clinton took a moment to tend to her shoes Tuesday.

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (CNN) - Her shoelace, that is.

After delivering a speech on retirement accounts Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, was asked by an audience member, "Would you tie your shoes so that you don't trip over them?"

"I might need health care!" Clinton responded laughing. "I bought these moccasins, which I highly recommend to you, at the Fort Dodge [Iowa] museum and gift shop. They are so comfortable, but occasionally I have to stop and tie them... Thank you."

After first asking Clinton her thoughts on the length of the campaign season, the woman raised the shoelace issue as a quick follow-up.

Once the laughter in the audience died down, Clinton responded to the first question.

"Boy, you are singing my song. I'll tell you what, if there were a way to shorten campaigns I would be the first one in line."

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Race to '08
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. laurinda,ny

    Let me tell you something you Republicans, maybe you've never worn moccassins. The shoe laces they put on them are terrible! Even double tieing them doesn't work. So stop being so stupid.

    October 10, 2007 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  2. Robert, Cleveland, OH

    Yes, this is a worthy story for CNN to report on at this time. I'm sure there is nothing going on more noteworthy. Bang up job, CNN. – Matt

    Yeah-yeah, sure thing – I haven't seen anybody protesting a "worthy" news of traffic accident with Michelle Obama's car involved.

    October 10, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. RA Las Vegas, NV

    May she should just give up on her effort for the nomination; go out too celebrate and have a couple of glasses of Quats. Liquid fungicides that attack decay organisms. The quat preserve is used in swimming pool chemicals, shampoos, hospital mop washes, and many other human contact applications.

    October 10, 2007 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  4. RA The Framing Wizard

    May she should just give up on her effort for the nomination; go out too celebrate and have a couple of glasses of Quats. Liquid fungicides that attack decay organisms. The quat preserve is used in swimming pool chemicals, shampoos, hospital mop washes, and many other human contact applications.

    October 10, 2007 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  5. a.thomas, new york, ny

    If George Bush were in the same shoe untied situation, there are two possibilities:

    a) he will trip over the shoe lace and hit his head; or

    b) he will forget the question after he ties up his shoe lace.

    October 10, 2007 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  6. RuthieM

    Oh sure, she may make president, she just won't know what to do. Awful judgment. Why does she want to be president anyway? She's really not for the people. Wouldn't she rather go out with the girls shopping for her rocking chair and future grandbaby's clothes and let someone run the country who can actually do it, like Obama?

    October 11, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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