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


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soundoff (649 Responses)
  1. Mel

    But he lied, he has lifted words from Senator Edwards as well and opened himself up to attacks in the GE since the Republicans already have a list of words he has lifted from a number of people.

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

    Why does Hillary answer every single question first?

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  3. Michiel W

    Am watching the debate and yes, Hillary is doing great! But CNN your bias is showing again. While the moderator seems to be cutting Hillary short, Barack is allowed to go on anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes longer than she is allowed to speak.

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

    Obama, got her on that. He sounded like, "I am tired of hearing that sillines, now let's move on."

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

    Obama is nieve about healthcare. I believe he WANTS change, but he doesn't have the experience or the know-how to achieve it.

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

    This country needs a new direction not the Clinton's nor McCain's

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

    He has been going after her all evenine.. WHAT"S WRONG WITH YOU GUYS!!!

    GIVE HER A BREAK!!!

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

    Hillary is absolutely right on this topic. He should motivate people with his OWN words....

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

    mistake going back to health care answer the question you are asked Hil

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

    Hillary turns negative and loses points, that's what's wrong with the country today

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

    The unfortunate fact was that it is plagarism. If you take out the cliches, and the words hope, change, and status quo he would simply stand there blinking for 45 minutes at a time.

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

    wow did hillary actually just drop the opportunity to attack obama on experience and readiness to lead the nation

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

    That "change you can xerox" comment was horrible, I'm glad to have heard lots of people booing her after she said that.

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

    She's avoiding a question on commander-in-chief to start talking again about health insurance. She's flailing.

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

    Why does Hillary answer every single question first?

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

    u see she breaks the rules, no ethics

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

    Continuing on with what he always says that Hillary is typical Washington, acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. HMMMM

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

    YOU KNOW, ITS FUNNY HOW SHE SPEAKS ABOUT HIS USE OF SOMEONE ELSE'S LINES, WHEN JUST YESTERDAY SHE SAID IN HER SPEECH, AND I QUOTE, "YES WE CAN". HMMM. I WONDER WHERE SHE GOT THAT FROM.

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

    Obama won this one.

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

    Yeah go Obama!

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

    she struggles to keep up with him at times

    February 21, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  22. Republican for Obama

    Plagiarism ... what crap. The same old gotcha politics. It's crap. Patrick basically helped write the speech for him!

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

    Enough Hillary, this is typical down and dirty Clinton politics.

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

    Isn't it funny that this silly question is the only new thing we have heard from the other debates ?

    And yet she wants more debate...

    February 21, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  25. James

    Ok, all Hillary has to offer is negatives and fear. Great, GW Bush II in a skirt.

    February 21, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
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