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
Obama should stick to the "silly politics" line every time she goes on the attack and gets off the substance of the debate. That could be the sound bit of tomorrow.
She just verified what Barack said 5 minutes prior...."time for silliness in the campaign."
HILLARY IS ALL MOUTH AND VERY IRRITATING. SO OVERBEARING THAT SHE NAUSEATES ME.
Obama and Clinton are almost exactly the same on every aspect of their campaigns with minor differences. I was just wondering how everyone feels about them as campaign partners. I think which ever candidate wins the democratic endorsement, should take the other candidate as their Vice-President, because they would know the other candidate would fulfill the plan that each other have set up because they feel the same about the topics. Just wondering how the candidates and everyone else feel about that.
Bill says contrived but it was a really good line.
So Hillary is now running the debate?? Come on CNN.....
There she goes with John Edwards. She's trying to take the blue-collar vote by evoking Edwards. Lame.
Clinton is very whinny and really negative. She has a very negative attitude...not a good quality of a leader.
What a stupid charge!
What's worse, using an inspirational comment/phrase (with permission) from a friend and colleague OR riding the coat tails of your husband into every unearned political position you have occupied?
Hillary is depending heavily on trivial talking points.
She got booed!
That Xerox comment was uncalled for. That's dirty.
Obama is right. This is silly.
Obama has proved he has substance too. There's nothing wrong with being a good communicator.
Hillary seems to be hijacking this program by going over the clock.
She just wishes she had a colleague that could give her some good lines from time to time. Maybe her campaign would be in better shape. Certainly, Bill Clinton has not helped her all that much.
I really believe that Senator Obama would never have used the line "silly season" if he were debating a man. It came across as very sexist to me. Rather offensive.
Personally, I thought his response was on target. If you buy what he represents...and a lot of people do...she's clearly acting like part of the establishment here. We don't need it.
She is getting more strident...running out of time I think.
All Obama says in crowds is "YES WE CAN"....So I say what does that mean??? He needs to tell us what he stands for...
They just need to kiss and make up. The only way are country is going to heal is if we have a revolutionary in the white house. They both could do it. No problem!
Obama doesn't understand how washington works
Still dont know what he stands for really, Hillary will nail him on healthcare, I like the guy but he seems so disorganized and fumbling in his responses
Also he is just like everybody else in Washington as well
Contrived? No, not Senator Clinton.
I thought Obama's explanation was very good. I'm guessing that everyone in the audience realizes that candidates do not write every line they deliver.
It's a non issue.
I feel like he played it well, and agree that it is a non-issue.
Agreed! Sometimes politics is just juvenile. GO OBAMA! Rise above man rise above.
You go OBAMA!!
Tell us which politician has never repeated the words of others?? At least the words you are saying speak the truth, better to repeat a great vision than the "silliness" of the current administration...
Hello his friend...isn't Deval part of his campaign team?