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
I think her snipe and attitude on this is going to be the end of her campaign. She showed her true petty colors.
When did it become presidential to act uneducated, and bad-foul mouthed? Clinton is the epitome of a sour, desperate looser.
When you say someone else's words in a speech, you have to at least mention who said it. Good Xerox comment.
I agree – Hillary needs to drop the plagiarism issue. We all repeat quotes from time to time. So what....Talk about a real issue.
Obama nailed her on this issue.
Silliness is an understatement. HRC needs to be our next HHS secretary, NOT our next president!
Did you hear the boos on this one?
I made the call to my friends today that the campaign of Hillary Clinton would write a "where's the beef" line for her to try and get in.
And...aha..there it was, the Xerox line. How contrived!
She should push the plagiarism issue. As an academic, he should know better. Hillary's point is that he uses rhetoric to motivate, even though they aren't his words and fails to give credit where credit is due, which is pretty much what he's about. It's more about his campaign – it's about him. Interestingly much like his father's legacy of egotism which was his downfall. You can only gloss over so much – just like Obama's rendition of his father's importance in his book even though his father had serious character issues.
OK HOW DUMB CAN U BE THINKING IS plagiarism COME ON NOW YOU GUYS WENT TO SCHOOL WHEN YOU PLAGIRISE IT MEANS USING SOMEONES WORD WITH THEIR APPROVAL. IN HIS WORDS HE QUOTED SO ALL YOU GUYS THINKING IS plagiarism GO BACK TO SCHOOL YOU NEED SOME LESSONS! THE REAL PERSON plagiarism IS THE PERSON THAT KEEPS CHANGING THEIR CAMPAING THEME AND BASHING THAT CITY EVERY TIME SHE LOSES
That was so petty – it showed – big mistake Hillary.
She is grasping at straws.
Sounded to me like she was booed for that one. Obama made the Clinton campaign look ridiculous with his answer. But that didn't stop her from trying to get that obviously pre-written line in.
Obama has shown great poise, consistently taking the high road. Presidential posture.
If the only mud slinging Hillary can do is claim Obama plagarized a friend of his, then she's in real trouble.
Hey come on CNN about this issue, I left a good decent comment earlier.
so if we are suppose to watchi this debate, and not have a right to respond in a good acountable way. then why even ask us to comment at all CNN, if your not going post good points?
Honestly, it's such an insignificant point in comparison to other issues which ought to be discussed. I haven't seen her give citation credit to Cesar Chavez when she utters 'Si, se puede'.
Elrod ~ Hillary was just having her opportunity for a fair rebuttal. If you notice, both candidates do it frequently during the debate.
I think he did a wonderful job responding to this petty non-issue.
Whats with her giggling after half of Obama's answers?
I clearly hear what Hillary Clinton's policies are; I am often uncertain what Obama poses BECAUSE HE STUMBLES OVER HIS OWN WORDS!!!! WHY DO YOU, THE MEDIA, CONSTANTLY EXCUSE HIM FOR THIS???? WHY???? WHY DO YOU, THE MEDIA, CONSTANTLY SUGGEST THAT HILLARY IS TOO DIVISIVE A CANDIDATE???? BECAUSE OF YOUR CONSTANT COMMENTS ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON OVER A LONG, LONG PERIOD OF TIME, YOU, YOU, YOU HAVE CONDITIONED THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO BELIEVE THAT ONLY A MALE IS ELECTABLE!!!!
What good wil it really help to give $4000 to graduates for commiting to service after graduation?
Not all of the students that need help have majors that can be widely used in civil services.
I would like to hear how they would help all students. All graduates cant go into these public services some must enter the business world.
Obama is truly showing that he can be commander and chief!!!
Why can't Obama stay on point. He seems like he just bounces all over the place and never really answers the question asked.
Hillary showed her ugly side… she lost ground with many civilized women voters, like me. Great reply Obama… that is pure “Washington silliness”!!!