February 21st, 2008
09:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Schneider: Clinton draws first blood

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - CNN's John King just gave Clinton an open invitation to go after Obama, by asking her about her repeated charge the Illinois senator doesn't have the experience to be president.

And Clinton took the opportunity to draw the first blood. She referenced a recent interview with an Obama surrogate who was unable to name a single accomplishment of the Illinois senator, and said the two offer distinctly different records of accomplishment.

Obama responded effectively - he defended his achievements, and characterized Clinton as suggesting his supporters are delusional for supporting him. The line played well.

– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (118 Responses)
  1. Miami

    BADA BING, SHE WENT FOR THE KNEE CAPS

    February 21, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  2. matthew

    "What are Obama's accomplishments?"

    "I don't know any"

    Case Closed.

    February 21, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  3. Dean

    It is going to get good, she needs to come out swinging here. Mr Xerox!!

    February 21, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  4. Ben from D.C.

    I called it, I did I did.

    Did anyone hear the boos she got just now?

    February 21, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  5. Adam

    It's interesting that she just mention "EDWARDS"....sounds like she might be looking for an endorsement!

    February 21, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. Jeff

    The claws are getting out lol, she's under pressure.

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. Sylvia

    thank God....about time
    his follwers are Zombies

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  8. Cee Dubya

    "Change you can Xerox!" ROFLMAO!!! Nice slam Hillary!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. Dana

    They are still delusional if they follow him after that.

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  10. Robert Scofield Columbus, Ohio

    Hillary is my girl but so far she is not looking to good!

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  11. sandi

    it played well to a captive audience, didn't work for me – how about those 100+ presents??

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  12. Mary

    Go Hillary!! Finally she digs in a makes some contrasting points. Now she's got it!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  13. Casey

    Clinton loses on courtesy. She shouldn't have gone negative. She should have left well enough alone and stood on the position of :"show me where what I said is incorrect, and let the American people determine whether or not they care."

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  14. Sue

    Clinton is now about to become increasingly more strident. Turn down the volume, friends.

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  15. Erika

    Jeez, Bill. You're obviously an Obama supporter. I would prefer a more unbiased analysis. Give Hilary credit where it's due.

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  16. Jim in Texas

    She just hit him in the nose. It will be interesting to see if how he responds...

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  17. Ben

    Yeah Obama recovered well. They are giving Clinton plenty of opportunities to take shots at Obama but so far she seems, at least to me, to be coming up short.

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  18. mark P

    why doesn't he just say that all of us are sick of the same ol same ol and is the same old garbage

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  19. Vig

    Here it is again "advantage Obama" – gee Mr. Schneider why don't you read your own words – don't you see a pattern – Obama comes out on top in everything you interpret. CNN – hang your heads in shame.

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  20. Anthony

    They are finally drawing differences

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  21. Tab

    Give her time she is going to go very negative, becuase that's what she knows how to do well!

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  22. obamacan

    yes i agree she blew it how does she win by insulting obama supporters..lol

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  23. Kim in Columbus

    Sure, the line played well with his delusional supporters. His line about his speeches being good was weak, considering that he is trading words with his buddy Patrick. Obama is weeeeeaaaak.

    February 21, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  24. Sharon

    That's pretty bad when people who say they support you can't give logical reasons why they do.

    February 21, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  25. Ryedog

    Go Hillary !!! Go !!!! The media will kill her for this but it is all true!

    February 21, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
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