"You've been on the campaign trail for 398 days, ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer reminded Sen. Hillary Clinton on Friday morning. The remark drew a hearty laugh from Clinton.
"You laugh to keep from crying," said Clinton, who trails Obama going into the critical March 4 primaries in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Making the rounds of the morning news shows the morning after her debate with Sen. Barack Obama in Texas, Clinton was asked by NBC's "Today" show about a the line in the debate that drew boos: "[L]ifting whole passages from someone else's speeches is not change you can believe in; it's change you can Xerox," Clinton said, referring to Obama's supposed plagiarism of the Massachusetts's governor's words.
(Gov. Deval Patrick is a national co-chair of Obama's campaign, and both men agree that Obama had every right to borrow Patrick's words. "And the notion that I had plagiarized from somebody who was one of my national co-chairs, who gave me the line and suggested that I use it, I think, is silly," Obama said at Thursday's debate.)
Did Clinton have second thoughts about going negative Thursday night, NBC's Meredith Viera asked her. Clinton didn't answer the question, except to say that in the run-up to the March 4 primaries, people are looking at both candidates "and ask[ing] hard questions about what we are putting forth as our records, our accomplishments, and our plans for the future."
Clinton said Thursday night's debate shows there are "real differences" between her and Obama on health care, the economy, and national security.
She refused to make predictions about what she will do if she loses the "must-win" states of Ohio and Texas.
Clinton also refused to comment directly on a New York Times article implying that Sen. John McCain had an improper relationship with a female lobbyist eight years ago -- an anonymously sourced suggestion that McCain has denied."
Um, yessiree Bob. Er, Bill.
Imagine Skankles commenting upon someone else's cheating husband.
Right. And she's proving to be just as tough as everyone claimed she was. That's if weeping on a daily basis and bitching to beat the band is your idea of tough.
I'm glad she is running though. We simply couldn't get this kind of entertainment from TV or Hollywood.