Talk about asking the wrong person the wrong question. And yes, I’m hoping there’s video at some point. That will be blogger gold.

KINGSTREE, S.C. – During a day marked by sparring with reporters, Bill Clinton fielded perhaps his toughest question Wednesday from a five-year-old.

“What do you do when you get married?” McKenna Chance asked the former president. Laughter erupted from the crowd of about 400 people gathered at a recreation centre. Clinton paced the stage for several moments. Then he pointed to the back of the room at the media horde that’s been following him as he campaigns around the state for his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

And he answered with some stuff about spending your life with your best friend and having kids. Why it took him a while to come up with boilerplate like that is open for much debate. Bill Clinton is seldom at a loss for words.

I wonder what Wild Bill was thinking while he “paced the stage for several moments.”

Update: Video added, but MSNBC edited out both the kid’s question and Clinton’s full answer. So it’s gold, but not as shiny as it might have been.

If the embedded clip doesn’t work, here’s a link.

(h/t Ace for the video)