April 8th, 2008
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Clinton's bowling skills a bit rusty

 Clinton had a tough time bowling on the Ellen show.
Clinton had a tough time bowling on the Ellen show.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton is lucky Barack Obama didn't bite on her April Fools Day wager.

Appearing on the talk show Ellen Monday, the New York senator showed her bowling skills may be every bit as lacking as those of her chief rival. On a makeshift bowling alley on the show's set, Clinton missed the pins entirely on her first try, and only knocked out one on her second and final attempt.

Her bowling performance follows that of Obama, who scored only a 37 at a Pennsylvania bowling alley earlier this month. Obama later called that score "terrible," and joked, "My economic plan is better than my bowling," to which a fellow bowler quipped, "It has to be."

Clinton herself later ribbed Obama for the display, challenging him to a "bowl-off" for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"A bowling night. Right here in Pennsylvania. The winner take all," she said. "I'll even spot him two frames." Clinton quickly revealed that was an April Fools Day joke.

She told reporters later on her campaign plane she even has her own bowling ball, bag, and shoes from her days in the White House, though acknowledged she hasn't bowled since those days.

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  1. Cindy

    This weekend I had the privilege of seeing both Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama at a Democratic dinner. After listening to both of them, it is clear to me that Obama has what it takes to be a great messenger. He knows how to describe our nation's problems in a way that excites huge crowds. It is also clear to me that Clinton has what it takes to be a great leader. She knows what it takes to solves the problems that Obama describes so eloquently. There is no question in my mind that she is the candidate who will make the best president. Go Hillary!!

    April 7, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
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