February 21st, 2008
09:51 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: Clinton ends on a strong note

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - The audience loved Clinton’s first response when asked about a time she had been tested – a deliberately vague answer that drew a knowing laugh from many in the audience.She then laid out a very eloquent response, essentially saying that her crises are nothing compared to the problems average voters confront.It's one of the few debate answers to get a standing ovation.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

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  1. Emanuel Volakis

    Sorry to say that I felt that her closing words were the most disingenuous words she muttered all night. She built it up like she was going to talk about her self and then she made an emotional appeal by using the fallen warrior as the punch line!! Smooooth as silk....that is what 30 years in DC Politics earns you...the "experience" to sew words together to sound good at the right moment. She is a consummate politician...I will give you that....unfortunately she does not have an authentic bone in her body.

    She is for the rich, by the rich...JUST LIKE BUSH....but for a different group of rich people....a divider...not a uniter and definitely not a leader of free people.

    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  2. Hal

    Obama clearly focused on stopping hate crime against the Hispanic Community and bring about change to immigration, reform, etc,,,

    Leslie Sanchez
    "Hillary failed to talk about her husbands failed policies on the old INS."CNN

    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  3. NJL

    Obama is an empty suit !
    incredibly real, incredibly Presidential!!

    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  4. susan vigilante

    Hillary is the best. I just dont get it why a lot are enamored with Obama. He wasnt eloquent this evening he stumbled quite a bit. Hillary was a wonderful Presidential type.

    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  5. Brian

    The experience thing is not working for Hillary she needed to come with a different niche. I did think her close was very professional.

    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  6. Linda Morales

    Clinton showed all she is: smart, eloquent and real

    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  7. CMS

    I think her final words would have been amazing, if I actually believed them.

    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  8. Wire

    I think that ending speech was an attempt to gain public sympathy. She really bombed, and the part where she said he was all talk, she was sheepish. She is full of it and not presidental, just sucking up!

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