May 1st, 2008
03:04 PM ET
14 years ago

Clinton: I feel like the Goldilocks of this campaign

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Clinton campaigned in Indiana Tuesday."]BROWNSBURG, Indiana (CNN) - As Hillary Clinton and John McCain’s separate proposals for a summertime elimination of the gas tax continue to be a focus for all three candidates, Clinton said Thursday insisted her plan isn’t a cure-all, but a temporary break for those feeling the pinch of high gas prices.

“Invariably someone will say something along the lines of, "Well, you know, we shouldn’t be doing these short-term fixes, we shouldn’t try to relieve people’s pain at the pump. We should only have long-term plans.’” Clinton told a small gathering outside Indianapolis. “We need both! It is not either/or.”

“Sen. Obama says we shouldn’t do it and it’s a gimmick, and Sen. McCain says we should do it but we shouldn’t pay for it.” She added. “I sometimes feel like the Goldilocks of this campaign. You know, not too much, not too little. Just right.”

“This isn't a real solution. This is a gimmick,” Obama countered. “This is what Washington does whenever there's a big problem. They pretend that they're solving it to try to get though political season but they don't really solve it.

Meanwhile, Clinton strategist Geoff Garin said their polling has shown "working people appreciate the fact that Senator Clinton understands the incredible economic strain they are facing."

soundoff (277 Responses)
  1. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    She said on National T.V. that she would consider Obliberating

    Iran. Is that smart or just lack of self control? Sounds like Bush to me
    Poor Judgement to say the least. If Iran said that about us, what would

    happen to us? Dumb Hillary Clinton. Shame on you, Hillary Clinton!!

    May 1, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  2. Grant

    How about reporting some of the reactions to her plan, or is that not allowed? We finally get a topic of substance, yet no discussion or counterpoint...HMMMM

    Mayor Bloomberg of NYC gave his opinion today as did the Speaker of the House of Representatives Ms. Nancy Pelosi (D), Governor of Arkansas, numerous economists etc

    This is a hot topic issue, considered news

    Another scoop might have been the Formal Protest filed at the UN today by Iran over Sen Clinton's remarks to obliterate them....Lead news on most international broadcasts tonite....Seems relevant to the Primary season here in America

    Please Post, Interested in hearing peoples comments

    May 1, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
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