February 21st, 2008
09:51 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Clinton ends on a strong note

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - The audience loved Clinton’s first response when asked about a time she had been tested – a deliberately vague answer that drew a knowing laugh from many in the audience.She then laid out a very eloquent response, essentially saying that her crises are nothing compared to the problems average voters confront.It's one of the few debate answers to get a standing ovation.

– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


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soundoff (558 Responses)
  1. Nick

    Ironically, Senator Clinton ends the debate the the strongest piece of rhetoric of the night. Strong enough, probably not, but Democrats are looking for inspiration, and instead of attacking Senator Obama for that it would be, and perhaps was, most effective.

    February 21, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  2. TheLeftNut

    I like them both. HINT HINT

    February 21, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  3. Kevin Zelko

    OBAMA was strong the entire debate!

    February 21, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  4. Dave Edmunds

    On the superdelegate question . . .

    Superdelegates are supposed to vote in the best interests of those they represent. . . not vote HOW those people voted months ago.

    Does everyone who cast a vote in Iowa for Hillary STILL support her? After hearing Barack Obama speak more and more since New Hampshire, do those voters all hold the same opinion of him?

    Superdelegates need to use their judgement as to who is the best choice and offer those they represent their best judgement. . . if superdelegates are simply supposed to vote for the winner of their state, no matter how many months ago that election was held, what candidates dropped out, what new information on a candidate has come to light, what's their purpose or function.

    Superdelegates who are using the, "I have to vote like my constituents did," argument have another agenda. We know why many will be switching to Obama. Unfortunately, this shows how racism goes both ways.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  5. matthew

    That was an AMAZING closing from Hillary Clinton.

    Incredibly moving, incredibly real, incredibly Presidential.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  6. Dan in Miami

    Do I have to be a Bush or a Clinton to be President of the U.S.A?

    Let me know, I can change my name.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  7. karin

    it was like she was conceding. i think that is what got to people.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  8. Dixie Dawg

    She scored big with that one.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  9. Robert in Albuquerque

    standing ovation.. She just won texas.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  10. Yosef

    Take that for speech eloquency.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  11. Jo Lena

    I agree. I have to give it to her – great last words – and Thank God she didn't CRY!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  12. Sherry

    That's my future President, You rocked HIllary!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  13. Bob G.

    One of the few answers to get a standing O?? It was the only one – She is the REAL DEAL

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  14. Nathaniel, Alpharetta, GA

    This is why Hillary should be our President! Obama is an empty suit. All talk with no record to stand behind.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  15. GetAClue

    like I said before riding on uncle bills coattails......

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  16. Michael

    How jarring is it when Hillary Clinton actually acts like a human being? I saw it coming when she brought back the New Hampshire question.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  17. sam3dogs (Steve )

    Bill. did you see the look on Obama's face when the debate ended?

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  18. Sylvia

    amen

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  19. Bright Clayton

    Campbell Brown was biased as she has always been on the CNN show in her questioning of Clinton.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  20. Luke

    Yes, Yes-Good,Good. One of two needless hurdles completed until Obama wins this nomination. She's old news and a winer.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  21. Emmanuel Winner

    Clinton edns strong, but Obama's call on the decency and generosity of the American people will live with us.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  22. Chris

    She did a good job on that one but it had a sorrowful tone. She needed to bring it across but still look like a winner or presidential. As far as Obama is concerned, I'm just glad he did not talk about his messy desk this time. He learned from that.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  23. hillaryis44

    She had a nice response to that last question. But I am not going to vote for her because she looks human when responding to a question about her husband's infidelity. Too much on the other side of the scale.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  24. Mattheus Mei

    It's her repeat New Hampshire Tear moment - fake!

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  25. Lez

    Looks like a scene right out of movie. Come people please listen to what is really being said. Nothing!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
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