TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Hillary Clinton talks about the election.

When that didn't work, it was very clear that, you know, my position has been consistent. I don't think we should be giving driver's licenses to people who are not documented.

You put so many difficult obstacles in the way here. You're going to ask people in motor vehicle departments to basically overlook the immigration laws of America. You're going to ask people to turn a blind eye and accept this form of identification.

I think that is not the right way to go. I believe we should be putting as much pressure on comprehensive immigration reform as possible.

And my supporters in California and in New York and across the country, Latino and others, understand exactly why this is the position we should be taking. And I intend to push for comprehensive immigration reform upon taking office as president.

STEPHANOPOULOS: We're just about out of time. What do you make of the fact that Ann Coulter says she's going to support you if John McCain gets the Republican nomination?

CLINTON: Well, that this will be an interesting election, all the way through, George. You never know -- strange bedfellows and all of that.

But I honestly believe that it would be a tremendous contest between Senator McCain and myself. I think I can draw the contrasts and stand on that stage with him.

You know as well as I do that, at the end of every election, independent voters are often drawn back to a fundamental question: Who can protect and defend the United States of America?

And although security is not foremost on the agenda, there is no predicting what the agenda will look like come next fall.

And I believe that I am much better positioned, by record and experience, by the values and the opinions that I've expressed in this campaign, to go one-on-one with John McCain.

And, you know, at some point, I'm happy to have any voters, although this one took me somewhat by surprise.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator Clinton, thanks very much for your time this morning.

CLINTON: Good to talk to you.

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