Clinton and Villa promote Green living on Wednesday.
PETERBOROUGH, New Hampshire (CNN) – Even though she had all but lost her
voice, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton managed to advance her "Go Green" campaign platform.
Speaking to a crowded room of voters with TV home improvement guru Bob Villa by her side, the second-term Senator from New York declared that the nation urgently needs to decrease its energy dependence and create new environmentally friendly sources of energy.
"We are more dependent on foreign oil today than we were on 9-11," she said. "I think it's time for the Bush administration to pay attention to the costs that are being imposed on Americans every single day because of these high gas prices."
Clinton's message struck a chord in a week that has seen record highs in the global oil market and higher gasoline prices at the pump.
"Not only are we doing nothing to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but the President and the Vice President are using very belligerent language, talking about World War Three which has clearly sent a signal in the opposite direction," Clinton said.
Clinton said exploiting alternative energy sources and making more efficient use of existing fuels would help the Earth as well as the economy by creating five million "green collar jobs" in a decade.
"Those are jobs that can't be outsourced," said Clinton. "Those are good jobs."
–CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla