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

Schneider: Clinton throws punch on plagiarism charge

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - "Change you can Xerox," Clinton just said.She is trying to continue making the plagiarism charge - that Obama lifted a portion of a speech from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick - an issue.But that line seemed contrived to me.And Obama clearly enjoyed the plagiarism question, using it as an opportunity to portray the charge as an example of the "silliness" of Washington he is battling.Related: Watch Obama defend plagiarism charges

–CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (649 Responses)
  1. Carrie Collins

    Shame on you, Bill Schneider. If you tell it, Obama is the one making the good points and Hillary is bombing.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  2. elle

    Bill, please reviw the video!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  3. AJ

    What debate is Bill watching?

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  4. delbert

    All Obama has to do is remain calm, confident, and he'll win the debate. He is a better communicator.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  5. Jamaal

    He is absolutely right. The fact of the matter is, she feels her smear campaign of his "hope" message will reveal false hope. However, it shows her desperation and that the will do anything to win. After all, the "stolent words" were ok'd by the person he "stole" them from–his national campaign chairman.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  6. Michelle

    Senator Clinton has been beating this topic TOO DEATH. It's time to let it go. It's petty and it doesn't look very good. Not worth continued discussions and it makes it look she is grasping for straws.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  7. Delaware

    She never answers the question – just say yes or no that you think obama is ready or not ready -

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  8. Donna

    Hillary is quite overt in courting the John Edwards endorsement.

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

    I totally agree, it's a silly argument and it looks petty. I would prefer Hillary to go down in flames, but for her own good she should show the differences that make her a better candidate instead of bickering and attacking.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  10. Brad

    At this moment I am reminded why I was a Hillary supporter in the beginning, but a Obama supporter now. Obama's reactions, how he carries himself...he is more presidential. And as far as not being qualified, even Hillary said he would be qualified for president.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  11. Arlene

    Hilary's comment was unprofessional. She was booed forit and deserved it,

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  12. Chris

    She is desperate and reaches for whatever she feels will work.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  13. Rachel Denver

    Yeah,
    That plagialism charge won't put food on my table. In any case, it's gotten alittle too old. We need substance not child talk.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  14. gregg

    this debate is out of control...where are the controls? why is obama always allowed to get the last word?

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  15. Sasha

    It is a shame how media and especially CNN favors Obama. They are both great but Hillary is right about actions speaking louder then words. Didn't her husband deliver? She would too if allowed by media.

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

    I missed the very beginning...is there a reason that Hillary is always going first?

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  17. Greg

    She sounds very desperate here on her healthcare issue, she also sounds wrong....Obama always seams to rise above her attacks...

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  18. hsm

    Silly it is... move on...

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  19. Kristine

    I seriously doubt she wrote that line herself.

    February 21, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. John Bowen

    I think Obama is doing a good job by rising above this stuff. he's maing her look dumb.

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

    is anyone going to ask mrs. clinton about her use of other people's speech lines?

    February 21, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  22. Dan

    Hillary scares me....

    February 21, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  23. Blake

    And Hillary pulls the gender card! Poor taste.

    February 21, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  24. Louis Johnson, Lake Spivey GA

    A punch that missed. Another energy waster. Hillary tees up again and whiffs !

    February 21, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. Mike

    Once again, Clinton goes negative... anyone surprised?

    February 21, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
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