February 21st, 2008
09:43 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Clinton vs. McCain

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AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - Clinton just made an effective argument against John McCain: Though the Arizona senator is a champion against wasteful spending, Clinton pointed to his support for the Bush tax cuts and the war in Iraq - both colossal expenditures unpopular with most Democrats.Obama isn't the only one eager to go head to head with McCain.

– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. Jeff, MD

    This is the most pointless boring debate in recent record

    February 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  2. Brandon,Montclair, NJ

    It seems as though unifying the Democratic Party was tonight's theme/moral to the story.

    February 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  3. David Maestri, AR

    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.

    February 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  4. Staci

    Obama is the biggest hypocrite. Name one time he did anything to rally against congress about the Iraq war. He gave a pretty speech a million years ago. Big deal.

    February 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  5. SMK

    Well done Clinton! This is about the American people!

    February 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  6. Iris

    standing ovation wow

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  7. Latina, NJ

    have to admit... Clinton did good at the end... but always using that week boo hooo ... get a crib.

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  8. zoey

    A standing ovation!!!!! Well done Hillary! I believe you!

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  9. Staci

    Hillary won this debate. She is the iron lady, tough and ready to keep fighting. Substance over Marketing!

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  10. Ninos

    Ooh, Hillary's closer was nothing short of perfect. She showed her pride in this country (take that Michelle!) and made a plea that was effective without being desperate. They both had their highs and lows, but she closed it perfectly.

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  11. kristine for hillary 08

    she is the only one who can face him and beat him...look out obama...we will beat you great job....hillary

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  12. Janet

    Let's hope Anderson does a better analysis....

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  13. Drew from Chicago

    Whoo Hoo!! Hillary scores!!!!!!! She is awesome on the question of life challenges! Very effective tonight

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  14. Scott Arciszewski

    Q: What can any two politicians agree on?
    A: What a third politician is doing wrong.

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  15. Sharon

    At least if it's Clinton vs McCain we can stick to the issues and not have people voting based on music videos.

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  16. Ed

    How in the heck is a tax cut an expenditure?

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  17. R. Koehler

    Obama can't point to single point of crisis because he's too young with too little experience! Can you imagine if another crisis like 911 happened? I want Senator Clinton who has weathered many crisis to be there in that Oval office serving as my President.

    That ovation was for her.

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  18. Vig

    Gee, was that giving Clinton some points? How charitable.

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  19. Brit Denise

    She keeps coming near tears.
    Either she's weak
    or she's coniving.
    Either way, those arent
    good qualities to have in a
    president.
    What will she do when she has to
    "push the red button"...cry?
    THAT WONT WORK

    February 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  20. N Galella

    That was an excellent response & her answer to the final question wrapped it up on a high note. Sen. Clinton won this debate.

    February 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  21. Msfrenche

    Clinton and McCainhave so much in common – what will she debate him on?

    February 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  22. Tonya T

    CLINTON IS THE BEST CONTENDER AGAINST MCCAIN, AND SIMPLY THE BEST OVERALL CANDIDATE

    February 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  23. susan mccormick

    how can you possibly think this reporting is unbiased? bill schneider is not appropriate for this reporting!!

    February 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  24. Dixie Dawg

    No check mate. But, this round goes to Hillary.

    February 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  25. Tim

    what a speech at the end, good job Hillary

    February 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
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