Sweet: Clinton mostly hit her marks. But emotional end may not change the trend. Austin Dem debate 4 UPDATED

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Hillary Rodham Clinton, now facing an uphill battle with Barack Obama, did most everything she had to do at the debate, even ending on an aspirational, unifying note that I am absolutely honored to be here with Barack Obama. Whatever happens, were going to be fine.”

It was an emotional moment. But it suggested she realized how tough it may now be for her to become the Democratic nominee and seemed she was bracing for the end.

Clinton’s campaign sent out the video clip of her closer.

Spokesman Howard Wolfson on tonights debate said in a statement sent with the clip,

What we saw in the final moments in that debate is why Hillary Clinton is the next President of the United States. Her strength, her life experience, her compassion. She’s tested and ready. It was the moment she retook the reins of this race and showed women and men why she is the best choice.


If one of the things Clinton needed to do was to get more personal, she used a questionname a single crisisto say I think everyone knows I have lived through some challenging moments and said nothing she is going throughalluding perhaps to the prospects now she may lose-can compare to injured soldiers.

She may have some second thoughts about that change you can Xerox line.

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