Posted: February 6, 2008 12:34 AM
Clinton Targets GOP in Super Tuesday Night Speech
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton addressed a raucous crowd of supporters on Tuesday night at a rally in New York City, just minutes before the polls closed on the West Coast in California at 10 p.m. EST, to deliver her Super Tuesday statement after collecting several key wins for her presidential campaign.
“After seven years of a president that listens only to the special interests, you’re ready for a president that brings your voices, your values and your dreams to the White House. And tonight in record numbers you voted not just to re-make history but to re-make America,” she said.
Clinton did not mention her rival Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, instead focusing her attention on her GOP rivals.
“Republicans want eight more years of the same,” she said, bringing boos from the crowd. “They’ve got until Jan. 12, 2009 and not a day more,” Clinton said and the crowd cheered.
She did touch on the key issues in the Democratic race, including the economy, health care, energy reform.
“I see an America where our economy works for everyone not just those at the top, where our prosperity is shared, where we stand up to oil companies, where we launch a clean about pulling back energy revolution. Were we where we don’t just provide healthcare for some people or most people but for every man woman and child.”
Exit polls showed a big turnout among women who are voting very heavily for Clinton. She is also winning strong support among Latino voters, a voting bloc whose influence is growing and appears to have been critical to her projected victory statewide in California.
The Democrats appear to be settling in for a longer-than-expected battle for the nomination and that means a continuation of the money race. Clinton will need to deal with a less-than-stellar fundraising in January, compared with Obama’s $32 million. For the month, Clinton raised about $13.5 million, her campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told NBC’s Tim Russert.
Her campaign sent out an email to supporters at 10:30 p.m. ET reading: “It’s not over yet. Votes are still being counted and we may not know the full results until tomorrow. But I wanted to make sure I thanked you for all you have done because, yet again, your support has given us the momentum tonight.”