Clinton’s debate moment: turning point or end game?
By Jeff Mason – Analysis
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Was it a pivotal moment that could change the campaign, or the swan song of a candidate who may be nearing the end of her U.S. presidential bid?
Hillary Clinton’s concluding statement in a televised debate on Thursday drew a standing ovation from the audience and plaudits from analysts.
But some said her words — which touched on her personal trials while complimenting her rival, Barack Obama — came too late in a contest that has largely turned in his direction.
Obama, a senator from Illinois, has surged into front-runner status in the dash to become the Democratic nominee after 10 straight wins in the state-by-state nomination process.
Clinton, a senator from New York, has pinned her hopes on decisive wins in Texas and Ohio, which hold their contests on March 4, and aimed to slow his momentum at the debate.
The two engaged in a mostly civil discussion that covered their positions on Cuba, health care, and the war in Iraq.
When asked at the end to name a crisis that had tested their leadership, Obama talked broadly of his life story.
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“It was a good moment for her, she conveyed a message about America and she connected with the audience, and perhaps the viewers,” said Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.
“For her supporters, moments like those reveal why much of the criticism of her candidacy and personality are simply not true.”
Negative, Ghostrider, she’s toast..