May 5th, 2008
01:50 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton more conciliatory on final day

 Hillary Clinton highlights differences with Barack Obama.

Hillary Clinton highlights differences with Barack Obama.

GREENVILLE, North Carolina (CNN) – Hillary Clinton went on a weekend offensive, aggressively highlighting her differences with Barack Obama to North Carolina and Indiana voters – accusing him of not supporting relief from high gas prices, saying his health care plan would leave 15 million people uninsured and telling crowds that Obama voted against stopping home foreclosures.

On Monday morning however, she struck a more conciliatory tone.

“We have some differences my opponent Sen. Obama and I, and those are perfectly legitimate. You know, no two people are alike, you can’t expect two people running for president to have exactly the same positions,” Clinton told supporters.

“Of course once we have a nominee we’re going to close ranks and have a unified party because the differences between us as Democrats pale in comparison to the differences we have with Sen. McCain and the Republicans,” she added.

Clinton still went after Obama for rejecting her gas tax holiday proposal but very lightly. Instead, the message was one of understanding that she and her advisors have been pushing in recent days.

“Let’s listen to what people are telling us. I don’t think folks in Washington listen enough. Because if we listened, we would hear this incredible cry – ‘Please, just pay attention to what’s going on in our lives.’ You know what, I don’t think they do but I don’t think they know half the time.”

Clinton spends Monday morning in North Carolina before heading back to Indianapolis where she will be through Tuesday night when the polls close in the May 6 contests.

soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Ric

    Democrats for Mc Cain '08 ! Donate today! Support a true hero. Dont let the terrorists take the White House!! Democrats for Mc Cain '08

    May 5, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  2. Robert Brown

    The question is not how Barak could sit in the pews of Trinity for twenty years listening to his pastor but how could Hillary stay married to that man and not be corrupted.

    May 5, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  3. Hilda

    Mother Clinton is about to cry again, stay tuned for the tears. I love the back and forth, first I am tough as any man and now I need you to vote for me so let me find that gender card it is here somewhere in my purse.

    May 5, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  4. Kel in Auburn, AL

    If you won't listen to the economists that are telling you that the plan is a fluke, then we don't care that you are now pandering to make it look like you're listening to voters.

    She's slipping, folks.

    May 5, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  5. Barry

    Clinton, not Obama, is the champion of empty populist rhetoric. Why is the mainstream media so biased in her favor? Do we want history books to record that the U.S. was ruled by family dynasties in our time? I don't!

    May 5, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. Concerned

    Hilliary is playing the American people about the gas prices

    May 5, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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