LEXINGTON, South Carolina (CNN) – Did Bill Clinton have one of his trademark late nights on Wednesday? It sure seemed that way at a campaign event Thursday morning in Lexington, where Clinton showed up nearly an hour late to his first stop of the day.
"I feel like a little scrambled eggs this morning," a lethargic Clinton said, arriving to tepid applause. "But I will try to make sense of what I can."
Clinton said he was up late in Myrtle Beach answering three hours worth of questions from voters there, finally hitting the sack at 1 a.m.
It was indeed a sleepy affair. As reporters and audience members waited patiently through what seemed like the entire Clinton campaign soundtrack, a Clinton aide quietly removed several empty chairs from the line of sight of television cameras.
But, to be fair, Lexington County isn't exactly a Democratic stronghold: it's considered the most conservative county in South Carolina. He'll likely have a larger turnout later today at an event in heavily-Democratic Orangeburg.
– CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby