Hillary Clinton has in recent weeks tried to play up her role as former first lady and as a statesman on the world stage to show the difference between her experience and Barack Obama's naivety and lack of experience as a statesman.
Yet today, seemingly in an outburst aimed to coincide with a Democratic Primary election in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton came out with a rather shocking outburst of the most infantile kind.
In response to a question about what she would do if Iran attacked Israel, she said
"If I'm the President, we will attack Iran... we would be able to totally obliterate them. ".
Compare this to Barack Obama's much more measured and statesman like approach to the same question when he said only that Iran should know he would respond "forcefully" to an attack on any US ally.
Whilst today's outburst from Clinton might win over a few gung ho people who were undecided, it actually proves contrary to Clinton's strategy of recent weeks and perhaps says more about what her private polls are telling her about how close it is in Pennsylvania.