DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walked out of a campaign event in New Hampshire after small amounts of salty water began leaking from her eyes.
Senator Clinton was taking part in a town hall question and answer session with local voters when she suddenly stopped speaking and looked desperately towards her aides.
The former first lady pointed to her face and seemed to mouth the words, 'what the hell is happening?' before leaving the room.
The incident came just seconds after Clinton had been asked what she would do if she saw a man shouting at a kitten.
The Clinton campaign brushed off the incident on the eve of the crucial primary, but opponents said it was further proof that the New York senator's face does not have what it takes to be president.
Democrat front-runner Senator Barak Obama, said: "I'm very sorry to hear about Senator Clinton's leaking face and my wife and I hope it is now fixed.
"But the American people have a right to know how their president will react if he sees a man shouting at a kitten.
"I want to assure people that I would not stand idly by while kittens are verbally abused."
A Clinton campaign spokesman said: "The Senator is fine. She has been examined by a doctor and we think it may have been an allergic reaction.
"She's been eating a lot of cheese recently."