Hillary Clinton Says Democrats Must ‘Get Real’
Hillary Clinton says all those Democrats voting for Barack Obama should “get real.”
Hillary Clinton, after suffering a 10th consecutive loss to rival Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential race, said “it is time to get real” about how the party can win the November general election.
The New York senator today sought to emphasize what she said are the main differences between herself and Obama as she faces a critical test for her candidacy in Texas and Ohio two weeks from now. “We’ve got to be focused on what kind of choice we actually have before us,” Clinton said in a speech at Hunter College in New York City. “It’s time we moved from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions.”
“This campaign is not about a personality,” Clinton said. “This campaign is about hundreds of millions of Americans who are yearning for leadership again.” Clinton said she is better able to tackle economic and health-care concerns and assume the role of commander-in-chief in a dangerous world.
“We agree with Senator Clinton that there is a choice in this campaign,” Bill Burton, a spokesman for Obama, said in a statement. “The choice in this election is between more of the same divisive, say-or-do-anything-to-win politics of the past and real change that we can believe in.”
It should be an interesting two weeks.