December 13th, 2007
02:55 PM ET
10 years ago

Debate: Clinton gets shot in

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - It’s been a mostly sedate debate so far, focused mainly on economic and fiscal issues, thanks to a format that doesn’t allow for much interaction between the candidates.

That didn’t stop New York Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York from getting a shot in against her main rivals.

"Well, everybody on this stage has an idea about how to get change,” said Clinton. “Some believe you get change by demanding it, some believe you get it by hoping for it. I believe you get it by working hard for change. That's what I've done my entire life.

That's what I will do as president."

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina have both characterized Clinton as a Washington insider incapable of bringing about change. Meanwhile, Clinton – who has spent more time in Washington than either man - has stumped on the theme is that you can only bring about change by knowing how the system works.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iowa
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. vinnie...Shokan, N.Y.

    when all the dust clears HILLARY...BE THE...ONE..!

    December 16, 2007 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  2. Beth & Jeff Chicago, IL - HILLARY IN 2008


    She's the only one who can actually clean up the mess left by the GOP - NOT dreamer boy!!

    Or vote Biden or Richardson b/c God save our country if the newbie gets elected = who isn't even wise enough to realize what he DOESN'T KNOW yet; let alone play pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey in the Oval Office! He clearly should have waited until 2012 or 2016. He's only 47, but he's such a baby that he's demanding to be King now 😦 Sadly the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Senator Obama is certainly NOT!!!! AND Oprah should stick with her own life and hawking her Book Club (which she can't even get right all the time either).


    December 19, 2007 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  3. wacmac

    I love my Clintons!!!! I can face the truth- many of the other choices are more likable than good old hillary- however, I love that she could care less about that. I just think the rest lack life experience. Let's give the lady a shot. Afterall, woman have been running the white house for years anyway- let's give them the title already.

    January 6, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  4. john med

    hillary and bill keep attacking obama, this isnt going to win them the election. hillary should be speaking for herself,bill needs to keep his 2 cents out of it.
    the people want to hear what hillary will do as president, they are getting tired of her and bills attacks on obama. obama is a good honest man with a great vision for the country and great leadership. lets face it he is our only hope for change. in this country.
    obama, obama

    January 20, 2008 02:29 am at 2:29 am |
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