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

Schneider: Clinton vs. McCain


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. DAVE B.

    Their both good candiates, I think democrats as a whole should be very pleased with the postion were in.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  2. David M. Lucas, Ph.D.

    Yes, but her ending...she sounded like one of the fainting faithful of Obama's rallies. "After this, we're going to be ok." She sounded like she had Obama stars in her eyes too! Wild.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  3. tim in new england

    "Change you can xerox...." Hmmm... I know Hillary didn't come up with that line... shouldn't she have referenced the consultant that she paid (hundreds of thousands of dollars at least) who wrote that line for her?

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  4. Kelly

    Yup, she's the IRON LADY alright. Something no one wants in a leader.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |


    dont believe her. she just wants to be president to be the 1st woman.

    STOP looking at race!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  6. RAFi68

    if people pick obama is a mistake because clinton is a real leader . it is sad that some people dont see how specify she is on evrything and obama is not ....

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  7. Suzy

    The best man for the job this time around is a woman! Hillary won this one

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  8. Angelina

    WEll, they were both civil. they dont have so many differences......... but Obama still is our leader. And for once she was nice, but I wonder if she mean it...............

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  9. Wynn

    Senator Clinton makes an effective argument on all her issues. It's too bad the people aren't listening to her truth but are more interested in Obama the Orator. Wait until the Republican's unleash their smear campaign on Obama after he's placed as the Democratic nominee for the general national election, we'll have another Republican president.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  10. DAVE B.

    Democrats win.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  11. James M.

    Hillary is always angry. I feel sorry for her.

    No wonder she's losing.

    Sadly, I think she has permanently damaged her legacy with the sleazy negative campaign including racism.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  12. Mark

    I expect that tomorrow, people will be taking that ending statement of Hillary Clinton and comparing it directly against her other "spontaneous" teary moment, which was very, very similar both in words and intonation.

    That could really hurt Hilllary in the longrun, as it calls her sincerity into question.

    February 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  13. Glenn



    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  14. Daniel Miller

    Both of these POLITICANS stink. They are afraid to be honest and tell the American people that abandoning the war is not an option. Do you think that running from what we started will result in a sudden break out of peace in the middle east? The people of the Middle East have been fighting for all of recorded time. If we abandon what we started it will haunt us for a very long time. And more terrorisum will be the result because our enamys real or precieved will use this as a tool against us.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  15. faye


    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  16. Brian

    A boring debate? Maybe thats why there's no reason for one. Just look at Obamas website and you'll see why he's the best at the job. His plans are all lined out in "Blueprint for Change" on the Issues Section.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  17. Path

    Go Hillary......NO OBAMA for President or VP

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  18. Mensah Koduah, Bronx, New York

    This shows that Hillary can on anybody the republicans have to offer. She showed her knowledge and understanding of the issues. Obama fillibustered all night and Campbell Brown allowed him to go on and on. She tried to cut of Hillary time and again.

    February 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  19. Debi

    Hillary did a wonderful job. She won hands down in this debate. I just hope the rest of the good people left in the primaries will vote for her as the First Woman President of the USA!

    February 21, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  20. brian

    Hillary CAN NOT beat McCain..

    Both clinton's and Obama's positions are relatively the same.
    Except for the fact that people hate clinton and will not work with her, nor will she work with them. Clinton can not admit to ever making a mistake or being wrong. Even when asked about the vote to go to war, she still will not admit it was a mistake.

    Obama is the only chance for the Democrats to win this election.

    And if the Super Delegates go against the popular vote – it will permanently fracture the Democratic party. People are finally getting involved and excited about making a difference and if the "super Delegates" slam the door on this, it will devastate the entire party.

    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  21. Eric

    There was a standing ovation, because the debate had ended. You morons!

    February 21, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  22. Reality check

    Hillary can stand toe to toe with Mccain or anyone else. She has done it all her life and is doing it now against the Giant, the media. She takes insults, answers the hardest question, is blamed for everything Bill has ever done or said, has had sexist remarks hurled at her, yet she retains her dignity. When the guy yelled, Iron my shirt, she took it gracefully . Had someone yelled at Obama to shine their shoes, it would have been racist but not sexist to yell an equally extreme comment to Hillary. Why are we not mad as hell about the sexist way she is being treated? Tell me this woman cannot stand against anyone, she's been doing it her whole career, it would be just another day at the office for this tough woman. She is the best candidate, we'll never get another chance for a better President.

    February 21, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  23. Lori M. White

    I thought Hillary did great. I'm sick to death of the media's love affair with Obama. The moderator kept cutting Hillary off and letting. O.B. stutter. He needs to get original..just once. You think he has a blueprint...go to her site and see where he got it.

    February 21, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  24. Janice

    Clinton vs McCain will only happen in primary debates!

    February 21, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  25. Drew

    Why would I want a President in the name of Obama that has no experience! We want " proven leadership." That is truly Hillary Clinton. She has a record of proven leadership, Obama is just flashy words in Media.

    February 21, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
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