Clinton campaign quotes

Statements and “misstatements” from the New York senator.

Al Jazeera looks at the statements and “misstatements” of Senator Hillary Clinton during the 2008 US Democratic party primary campaign.

Clinton announces her candidacy for the US presidency (January 20)

“I’m in. And I’m in to win.”

Shedding tears ahead of the crucial New Hampshire primary (January 7)

“This is very personal for me … [it’s] not just political. … some people think it’s a game, who’s up, who’s down … it’s about our country, it’s about our kids’ future.

“Over the last week, I listened to you and in the process I found my own voice.”

After winning the New Hampshire primary (January 8)

“Now together, let’s give America the kind of comeback that New Hampshire has just given me.”

Clinton and Barack Obama clash over healthcare issues (February 24)

“Shame on you Barack Obama, it is time you ran a campaign consistent with your messages in public.”

On George Bush, the US president (February 26)

“We’ve seen the tragic result of having a president who had neither the experience nor the wisdom to manage our foreign policy and safeguard our national security. We can’t let that happen again.”

Clinton recalls a 1995 trip to Bosnia during a speech (March 17)

“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony … but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles. It was a moment of great pride for me.”

Clinton retracts the claim (March 25)

“I think that, a minor blip, you know, if I said something that, you know, I say a lot of things – millions of words a day – so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement.”

On attacking Iran if Iran attacks Israel (April 22)

“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran [if Iran attacks Israel].”

“In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”

After winning the key Pennsylvania primary (April 22)

“We were up against a formidable opponent [Obama] who outspent us three-to-one. He broke every spending record in this state, trying to knock us out of the race.”
“Well, the people of Pennsylvania had other ideas today.”

On confronting McCain (April 23)

“At the end of the day, people have to decide who they think would be not only the best president, which is the most important question, but who would be the better candidate against Senator McCain.”

Source : Al Jazeera

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