In NY Clinton says: "This Campaign Goes On!"

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From CBS News' Fernando Suarez


NEW YORK CITY -- Just one day after losing her 10th straight contest to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton told a group of supporters at a low-dollar fundraiser, "This campaign goes on! This campaign moves forward!"

Clinton spent most of her speech going after Obama. She drew a contrast between her candidacy and his, arguing that she brings experience and solutions, while he amounts to nothing more than words and speeches.

"It is time to get real. To get real on how we actually win this election and get real about the challenges facing America. It is time that we move from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions," Clinton said. "Americans have a choice to make in this election and that choice matters. It's about picking a president who relies not just on words but on work, hard work."

Taking aim at Obama's experience, she said "only one of us is ready on day one" and she would not need "on the job training."

Clinton congratulated Obama on his two wins in Hawaii and Wisconsin, but reminded supporters that this race was always going to be difficult. "Campaigns are not supposed to be easy. They are supposed to be hard. They are supposed to be challenging."

Clinton delivered her remarks in New York City, where the crowd was strongly behind her. She received several standing ovations and was interrupted multiple times to the crowd chanting her name.

"You cannot achieve the kind of changes we want by voting 'present' on controversial issues," said Clinton referring to Obama's days as a state senator in Illinois where he voted 'present' over 130 times during his time in office. "The American people deserve better than that," Clinton added.
  • Fernando Suarez

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