January 21st, 2008
09:43 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: Clinton plays nice with Edwards

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MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) - Hillary Clinton is playing nice with John Edwards. She just called him a 'son of the south' - effectively reminding voters here he is one of them. It seems like she wants him to stick around in this race.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (169 Responses)
  1. Nik T, Houston, TX

    Schenider, so you can read Hillary's MIND now? Pathetic.

    January 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  2. Anon

    Obviously Edwards was born there.

    January 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  3. Ed

    Edwards is going be around for a long time. All the way to November. Edwards can beat any republican in November.

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  4. n yvitriol

    why is obama going after bill??? he is pushing the real dems away....GO HILLARY!!!!

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  5. stick bogart

    Clinton's Economic Plan Also Hit Seniors With $56 Billion In Medicare Cuts And HillaryCare Proposed An Additional $124 Billion In Cuts. "Moreover, seniors, who were hit by $56 billion in Medicare cuts in Mr. Clinton's recently enacted economic plan, are already riled by his proposal to finance health reform with another $124 billion in Medicare trims. 'Many seniors feel like they were double-crossed (then). They know you don't put your hand on the stove twice to know it's hot,' said [William Ritz of the Washington-based National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare]." (Karen Riley, "Health Plan's Fate Hinges On Who Benefits," The Washington Times, 9/20/93)

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  6. David

    Oddly enough we take down the rules and the candidates play nice. What bothers me Bill though is that everyone wants to stop the Hill and Bill power team but it seems to me that if Barbara was just a bit more powerful as a first lady this country might be better off because President Bush certainly cannot run it.

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  7. Natasha R

    Of course she does, to be HER vice-president! GO HILLARY!

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  8. Gabe

    I don't understand the connection between calling him a "son of the south," and wanting him to stick around in a Democratic Primary race...

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  9. Chris

    Bill, she does want him in the race. He takes votes away from Obama. Like Bill wanted Perot in 92.

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  10. Jason King

    Mr Shneider, while making an accurate observation, is reading far too much. John Edwards is a 'son of the south'. This does not mean that she wants him around in this election, it means that she is aware of his history. I don't believe that Hillary has any expectation that John will win based upon his home region. I am more lacking in Mr. Schneider's reporting skills rather than the fitness of the candidates he is reporting on.

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  11. Brad

    HIllary is playing nice with Edwards because she is making sure the focus stays 2v1 on Obama.

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  12. Ken from ColSpgs

    If he sticks around, that is less votes that Obama will get. As she is probably thinking those who vote for Edwards will vote for Obama if he drops out.

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  13. Shelly

    That is a sad attempt to out Obama... us versus him.
    Not working...

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  14. Donne

    I think its clear that Bill Schneider doesn"t like Obama. Obama on race wgereas he gave good caption on Clinton and Edward. clinton plays nice, Edward skillful response. please chose to be a free- minded reporter. We are all assessing you too.

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  15. Audrey

    Of course she wants Edwards in the race. He takes votes away from Obama. She needs him in there for her to win. It's pathetic.

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  16. John

    Of course Hillary wants Edwards to stay in. She's been winning over Obama by fairly slim margins, and if Edwards pulls out, Obama will pick up a lot of those votes.

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  17. Jen Cedar Falls, IA

    Just wait, that's coming out of one side of her mouth.
    Give her a chance to speak out of the other side, or she'll have Bill do that for her.
    How conVEEEEnient!

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  18. Mary

    This part of the debate is very boring. They are all just giving stump speeches. I am really tired of Obama's rhetoric about bringing the nation together. It sounds so nice, but he clearly does not understand his opponents. He doesn't know what will hit him when the Republicans go after him. I think only Hillary can really take them on.

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  19. Dylan

    Shes not "making nice." She is making smart political moves that will lead to winning the nomination and white house! GO HILLARY!

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  20. jman

    SHe wants him around because it's taking away votes from Obama.

    January 21, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  21. proud gop

    of course she does! as long as it's helping her by taking votes from Obama.

    January 21, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  22. mitch

    Yeah but that phrasing is a reminder to non whites that he is a "son of the south". And that is not a good reminder... in all communities.

    January 21, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  23. Greg

    Of course Hillary wants Edwards to stick around. He has been the difference or close to it in her wins. She knows if he drops those votes go to Obama and it will be enough to beat her.

    January 21, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  24. Stefano Carini

    Sure she wants him to stick arround so that when he pulls out , his voters crossover to her votes. She is just doing kissup.

    January 21, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  25. DAS

    Rarely tonight have any of the candidates answered the question that was asked. Why can't you hold them accountable to answer what was asked. It is a waste of time to ask a question, and not have them answer the question. A true leader would answer a direct question! It is disappointing to watch this, and never hear someone truly answer a question. CNN is responsible for letting this happen.

    January 21, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
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