February 21st, 2008
09:09 PM ET
7 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. Jon

    How biased, are you, Bill? Gosh, did Obama promise you kickbacks or something?

    February 21, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  2. Flick

    Bitter, table for one.

    February 21, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  3. joywinnebago

    Why isn't it plagiarism? He'd have been thrown out of Harvard for it....

    February 21, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  4. d.a.

    Hillary was right, he is fake, it is an issue

    February 21, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  5. Bob G.

    "Ask not what you can do for Obama, but what Obama can do for you!"
    - President Obama's Inaugaural speech

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  6. Andy

    Obama seems to be more prepared in this debate...

    BUT go HILLARY!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  7. Mitsy

    I loved that line. I'm tired of the stupid negative remarks from Hillary Clinton.

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  8. J.N.

    Hillary you're done!!

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  9. Joe C.

    Yeah that was idiotic on her part she needs to get over it!

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  10. Longhorns 4 Change

    Hey Bill Schneider, are you going to be taking Barack home for a night cap after the debate? You're so clearly smitten with him, you'd think ya'll are dating.

    END THE SCHNEIDER BIAS NOW

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

    she is losing it...trying to be mean and negative does not sway educated voters....

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  12. DD

    Contrived? I'm sorry, are we watching the same debate?

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  13. Barbara

    who writes her speeches? oh right, the words are all her own.

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  14. Clarence

    She tried...Nice XEROX comment, though! But she failed, because she went too far with this thing!

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  15. Lynn In St. Louis

    Bill are you related to Obama? You seem to be following him around.

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

    Who is directing this debate..? He/she keeps missing the close-ups of the candidates at the very beginning of the debate and coming in and out of the breaks. We're looking for the emotion, fellas!

    Also: RIDICULOUS having these commercials. Shame on you, CNN!

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  17. Casey

    Good Clinton one liner. If it catches, it can actually sway the votes she needs in her favor. Little things do add up! Think, all Obama had to say was "Hope."

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  18. Luswei

    Where's the footage Charlie Gibson showed on ABC News of Hillary using the exact same lines John Edwards used about If we can track videos from Blockbuster we ought to be able to track immigration? She is a hypocrite that focuses on the petty because she has nothing else!

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  19. Chuck

    Obama's comment about "silly season" was dead on and Clinton didn't know how to handle it. She is helping him make his case with her politics as usual style.

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  20. Brit Denise

    she is mean and rude

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

    Game, set, match......Obama is on his way.

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  22. Ben from D.C.

    Clinton, you are trying to get people to like you, not to resent you.

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  23. Scott in Tulsa

    Has anybody read "Target" by Kathleen Willey? IF you read that book, I guarantee you absolutely will not vote for Hillary. Check it out.

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  24. Julie

    The trick for Clinton is going to be to show that she isn't just tough, but able to inspire. She focuses too much on an antagonism toward the current administration. Obama doesn't do that and it makes it easier for R's like me who are disillusioned to come to his side.

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  25. Blow ME

    Xerox it baby!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
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