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Clinton Says She's the Goldilocks of the Presidential Campaign


From CBS News' Fernando Suarez:

BROWNSBURG, IND. -- Hillary Clinton said she often feels like she's in the middle of her two male opponents, Barack Obama and John McCain. "You know, Senator Obama says 'we shouldn't do it' and 'it's a gimmick,' and Senator McCain says 'we should do it but we shouldn't pay for it,'" said Clinton in response to a woman who had concerns over the long term solutions to the gas-tax holiday. "Sometimes I feel like the Goldilocks of this campaign, not too much, not too little, just right," she said to laughter and applause.

Clinton was holding a small event targeted towards working families and women voters in a town 45 minutes outside Indianapolis. She was joined on stage by her daughter Chelsea and her mother Dorothy. Clinton said she is "incredibly overcome" when she listens to her daughter introduce her at rallies.

"Just as I'm listening to Chelsea talk about me, and of course it makes me incredibly overcome by the feeling that I think that every parent does, you look at someone who is all grown up, who is actually talking and expressing her own opinions and you can't help but think of all these pictures flashing through your head like her being born, her being a little girl, her graduating from high school and college and all of those milestones," she said as Chelsea looked on.

Toward the end of the event, Clinton's voice began to grow so hoarse that she handed the microphone to Chelsea to answer a question about health care. Clinton asked her daughter to explain her plan, something that came easily to her as she has been out campaigning for her mother for months now.