Face The Nation Transcript: 1.27.08


Appearing on CBS News' Face The Nation, Democratic president candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton sought to dispel criticism of her husband for making comments on the campaign trail that some have called inflammatory.

"I think it's human nature," she told host Bob Schieffer. "I think that the spouses of all three of us have, you know, been passionate and vigorous defenders of each of us, and maybe got a little carried away.

"My husband has such a great commitment to me and to my campaign. You know, he loves me," she said. "Husbands and wives get out there and work on each others' behalf. I certainly did that for him for many years. And I'm very grateful for all of the help he's given both supporting me, along with our daughter, and making the case for my candidacy."

Then Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani expressed his confidence that he will win Florida, despite weaker showing in earlier primaries and caucuses - contests he has chosen to sit out while focusing on the Sunshine State.

"We're going to win in Florida," he told Schieffer. "We have been campaigning here very steadily since the early voting began. There's been an unprecedented, I believe, amount of early voting. So I think we're going to do very well here. So I'm confident that we're going to win."

Giuliani admitted he was surprised by the endorsement from Fla. Governor Charlie Crist going to his opponent, Sen. John McCain. "But everybody endorses," he said. "The attorney general, Bill McCollum, longtime congressman here, now attorney general, endorses me." McCollum is also Giuliani's campaign chairman.

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