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
Did BO just say 'Tali bahn'? Where does he think Alkida in Afgahnistan came from? Pull the troops out of Iraq too soon and the 'Tali bahn' move back into Iraq. Keep troops there until Iraq stablizes and can secure itself, then we, the US, will have a forward operating base for the other unstable countries in the area that seem to be a thorn in our side.
you go girl
Her accusation holds no water – it's simply bickering.
Did she think plagiarism when she titled her book," It takes a Village". NO! this is from an old African proverb. It doesn't take anything from her book. Just like Obama's words take nothing from his campaign.
Clinton is a catty b – – – -! Can't you just see her (hear her) talking sarcastically across a negotiating table with heads of state? What a scary thought! I quit watching the debate at 7:20 p.m., MST. It turned into a Clinton SPEECH! A time limit for comments should have been set! I guess desperate candidates just talk more and, it appears, CNN allowed her to talk more; and, of course, having no time limitation, Clinton talked and talked and talked and talked–ad nausem!
This was a low point for Clinton. She's resorting to petty attacks and the audience is clearly unimpressed.
She is right though that this is a campaign of your OWN words not someone elses.
it's not petty – it's a big deal.
either he has ideas or he doesn't.
we have a president already who doesn't think for himself and we dont need another one of those.
She is just pushing anything now to try and get the upper hand, even if it means butting in on every question when told to stop talking.
If universities have been monitoring students submitting term papers and reports with regards to plagiarism and not giving proper credits to authors, then why would the next US President be excluded?
She has become the epitome of her campaign...negativity and desperation...she has sure reflected her campaign 2nite
Clinton is right. Mr. Xerox dismisses it as silliness, because what else is he going to do? He steals ideas, his wife is not proud to be an American....I think we have identified our first couple!
Clinton is looking desperate with this type of attack. She needs to get back to what is important to the
Why is it that if Hillary attacks it's shown as weak but if Obama does it's viewed as ok? Double standard and I'm sick of it.
She looked plain STUPID AND DESPERATE! The American people are more smarter than that.
the xerox comment was planned and pathetic
Shes sounding so petty. He's finally sounding forceful and presidential in a debate. Bye Hillary
Hiliary, forget the word plagiarism. You want to talk "P" words, how about perjury. That is one we haven't heard in a while. Also, when your oratorical skills are mastered as well as your opponent, then we can talk plagiarism. However, I won't hold my breath.
He would be kicked out of college... that is for sure. He doesn't have an original thought. Have you noticed that he repeats what she said!
Obama can hardly talk about the "silliness" of Washington since he's part of the very same Senate as Hillary. People need to realize this.
Whether the line about xeroxing was contrived or not, it hit home and that's the point...
The moderation is unbelievable tonight – judging when to let the candidates talk, but moving on when the situation becomes repetitive. To be fair to Wolf, maybe it is just easier to not allow another female to dominate, whereas when you are a man not letting a woman talk, well that seemed to be just down right impolite (anyway I am sure that must have what made Wolf so ineffective as a moderator.)
This is a dead issue. Who believes that Senator Clinton writes all her own words and speaches?
You should be ashamed of yourselves, you seem more interested in starting a FIGHT between the candidates than listening to what they think about issues. When they wanted to describe their differences in health care, WHICH I REALLY WANTED TO HEAR, you're busy trying to get to YOUR next question answered.
I believe that Bill used words from other people when he first became prez. Hillary needs to let it go because she has used his words CHANGE and HOPE when making speeches and I don't remember him or her giving credit. And if you weren't listening the person he used the quote from gave him permission so it was not plagiarism.
By "contrived", you mean "plagiarized"?
Clinton is slinging mud on this one.