Clinton: "We Don't Need To Have a Beer With the Next President"
From CBS News' Fernando Suarez:
MADISON, WIS. -- During a campaign stop Monday night, Hillary Clinton warned a crowd of several thousand supporters that picking a president should be based more on experience than popularity, pointing out that President George W. Bush is a product of voters choosing based a president based on popularity.
"We need to know as specifically as possible what our next president intends to do. We don't need a leap of faith, we don't need to have a beer with the next president, we had that president," she said.
"I'd be happy to have a beer too we can talk about what we're going to do to solve our problems."
Clinton, who stayed on message throughout her remarks focused on the economy, health care and education. But she found moments to take jabs at Barack Obama without naming him saying, "I know that contrasts have been drawn often in this campaign between the soaring rhetoric and the speeches. But I have to say there is a difference between speeches and solutions," said Clinton drawing loud applause from the crowd.
Clinton also attacked Obama on health care pointing out that she is the only candidate who offers a universal health care plan. Clinton said it is "unconstitutional to discriminate against sick people."
As she often does at these rallys, Clinton asked the crowd who she should "leave out" of her plan, a subtle dig at Obama whose health care plan, she claims, leaves out 15 million people. At one point, someone in the crowd yelled, "Leave out Obama."
"I'm not going to leave out anybody. I'm not running for president to put Band-Aids on problems," she responded.
Clinton's visit to Madison is her last stop in Wisconsin before voters head to the polls today. Clinton's daughter Chelsea, who joined her at this event, will be campaigning here today while Sen. Clinton heads to Ohio for campaign events in Cleveland and Youngstown.
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