NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (CNN) – Hillary Clinton became teary-eyed during an event at Yale University Monday - a moment that harkened back to her much talked-about display of emotion on the eve of the New Hampshire Primary.
Holding a campaign meeting at the Yale Child Study Center, the New York senator welled up as she was introduced by Penn Rhodeen, a public interest lawyer who worked with Clinton when she was in college.
Rhodeen praised Clinton's efforts as a college student and said, "Here is the abiding truth we know - you have always been a champion for children. Welcome home, dear friend. We are so proud of you."
Though it is difficult to see her reaction in footage of the event (see her reaction by clicking the play button on the right), Clinton's eyes appeared to grow misty during the introduction, according to CNN producer Sasha Johnson. When it was the senator's turn to speak she said, "Well, I said I would not tear up; already we're not exactly on the path."
Clinton's last teary moment on the trail occurred after an undecided voter asked how she was holding up. The moment instantly became the most-covered event on the campaign trail on the day before the critical New Hampshire primary, drawing both praise from some who said Clinton had finally bared her true self to voters, and criticism from those who thought the moment was calculated.
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– CNN Producers Alexander Mooney and Sasha Johnson
Please dont start crying again...she is feeling the hit...
One more time for the popcorn, lean back in your chairs...... here come the Obama supporters.
CNN is a joke. I have fun checking in on the ticker (all Obama, all day, everyday is funny), but I have been watching Fox for the last month to get the most impartial coverage. It's pathetic to have to turn to Fox. It doesn't say much about Fox, but it says everything about CNN.
Go Hillary GO
She's trying to get the woman vote like in NH
Here we go again...
Oh, here we go again! I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Don't play us for small you insincere, faking, pandering, lyin' sack o' crap. I've lost all respect for you, and wouldn't vote for you if you were the ONLY candidate in the race! What a drama queen!!! I'm not that gullible apple cheek girl.
I am also proud of Hillary and her life. What a woman. You always had my vote.
24-Hours before the election another scheduled Evita-Moment ...
Worked in NH, so why not now ? Do what it takes, say what they want to hear.
The Billlary Soap Opera in Season 3 ....
It's OBAMA'08 or McCain ! No way I would vote for these faked power junkies.
I guess you gotta' stick with what works...
CNN, why are you showing this ? You want to help Clinton again ?
Shame on you CNN and Hillary !!!
The American people cannot be deceived twice !
Oh brother, there goes the election, again.
Oh my..a day before super tuesday and she gets misty...sounds familiar?
I clearly don't buy that one. That's all I have to say!
3 days ago, I asked this question: 'When is she going to cry again?'
I knew that was coming. America, get ready for a Teary term is she wins the nomination.
This a women wants to President . She must be down in polls again like NH .
She can play with the big guys . Take it like a big guy . Chock up again. Snit SNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There something wrong with a women wants to president and cry all time , 24 just before voting time , SAD .... I trust her , NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Really Hillary? Again? Once again the day before an important primary (or in this case the biggest day of the primary season)?
Well, it seems only natural, given the introduction she was getting. For the critics sure to follow, this is not in the same vein as the event in New Hampshire where it looked like Clinton was on the ropes. But, CNN and other media outlets will no doubt make this a "story".
Hillary spoke about health care AND either gave UNSATISFACTORY answers to everyday costs of living or DID NOT ANSWER
Big deal... she was having nice things said about her. By the way the news media portrays her, she really is human, humans get emotional. I can hear the Hillary haters now.
Of course this is the first news story CNN puts on their 'political ticker' today about Hillary Clinton.
BTW, please mention that even the Yale school paper endorsed Obama, not Hillary Clinton. What does that tell you?
Does she really think that crying will help her after she looses tomorrow? Come on now.......suck it up and keep it moving Hilary...jeez
I am so proud of the two events where Hillary showed that women "have hearts". Call it emotion, hormones, whatever....it is so welcomed compared to testosterone contests.
This is completely calculated. She can't buy me with your tears!! I want to know what she did for America when she wasn't running for office; when she wasn't on the board of Wal-mart; when there was nothing to gain; when there was something to lose.
It worked last time! What a thespian!
she is going to win for sure now.