From CBS News' Fernando Suarez:
BILLINGS, MONT. -- During an evening rally in Montana's largest city Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton explained to the crowd why she should be the Democratic Party's nominee, but what ensued was a list of overstatements and exaggerations as she made her case. "You have to ask yourself, who is the stronger candidate? And based on every analysis, of every bit of research and every poll that has been taken and every state that a Democrat has to win, I am the stronger candidate against John McCain in the fall," she said.
The problem is, there are a number of polls that show Clinton in a close race with John McCain, many within the margin of error, not including a few that show Barack Obama beating McCain by a larger margin than Clinton. The comment was intended to prove to voters that despite Obama's popularity, she has what it takes to beat John McCain. Clinton said that voters have to ask themselves, "Who is the stronger candidate against John McCain? We have not gone through this exciting, unprecedented, historic election, only to lose," she said.
For days, Clinton has been grasping at almost anything to make her case to voters as the clock in the campaign winds down. Most recently Clinton compared the plight of Florida and Michigan voters to the struggles of the early suffragists and likened the primaries of those states to the fraudulent election that took place in Zimbabwe.