Obama…Clinton Debate…

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Just got done flipping back and forth between the hockey game and the debate…nothing overally exciting…no heavy blows…you knew the “plagiarism” thing would be thrown out by Hillary…I think both candidates played nice…I think both realize what they need to do to from here on out and they chose to keep the political ugliness off the stage for the most part…nothing really different than what we have been hearing from either right along…

I do think Hillary scored some points with her closing to CNN’s Campbell Brown’s final question…it may be something we will see more of from her here on out…

The Question…

BROWN: We have time for just one final question, and we thought we would sort of end on a more philosophical question. You’ve both spent a lot of time talking about leadership, about who’s ready and who has the right judgment to lead if elected president.

A leader’s judgment is most tested at times of crisis. I’m wondering if both of you will describe what was the moment that tested you the most, that moment of crisis.

Her response…

CLINTON: Well, I think everybody here knows I’ve lived through some crises and some challenging moments in my life. And…

(APPLAUSE)

And I am grateful for the support and the prayers of countless Americans.

But people often ask me, “How do you do it?” You know, “How do you keep going?” And I just have to shake my head in wonderment, because with all of the challenges that I’ve had, they are nothing compared to what I see happening in the lives of Americans every single day. along with Senator McCain, as the only two elected officials, to speak at the opening at the Intrepid Center at Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio, a center designed to take care of and provide rehabilitation for our brave young men and women who have been injured in war.

And I remember sitting up there and watching them come in. Those who could walk were walking. Those who had lost limbs were trying with great courage to get themselves in without the help of others. Some were in wheelchairs and some were on gurneys. And the speaker representing these wounded warriors had had most of his face disfigured by the results of fire from a roadside bomb.

CLINTON: You know, the hits I’ve taken in life are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country.

And I resolved at a very young age that I’d been blessed and that I was called by my faith and by my upbringing to do what I could to give others the same opportunities and blessings that I took for granted.

That’s what gets me up in the morning. That’s what motivates me in this campaign.

(APPLAUSE)

And, you know, no matter what happens in this contest — and I am honored, I am honored to be here with Barack Obama. I am absolutely honored.

(APPLAUSE)

CLINTON: Whatever happens, we’re going to be fine. You know, we have strong support from our families and our friends. I just hope that we’ll be able to say the same thing about the American people, and that’s what this election should be about. 

I wonder how the next 12 days will play about before Ohio and Texas…

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