[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/22/art.clinton.gi.jpg caption ="Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the Tea Party movement."] (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out about the Tea Party movement Thursday, drawing a contrast between the rhetoric of campaigns and how candidates eventually govern.
Speaking to ABC's Christiane Amanpour on "Good Morning America," Clinton said candidates are "sobered" when faced with national and international challenges.
"When they have the burden of holding office and the responsibility that goes with it, I've seen them become very sobered very quickly," Clinton said. "Sometimes the poetry can get kind of hot and a little over the top, but the prose brings you down to earth."
Clinton quoted former New York Governor Mario Cuomo when asked if candidates backed by members of the Tea Party would affect foreign policy if elected.
"Nobody said it better than Mario Cuomo when he said you campaign in poetry and you govern in prose," Clinton said.