Exclusive Interview With Sen. Hillary Clinton

And you know, I have been very really energized by my travels around Indiana. People want to talk to me about gas prices and grocery prices and health care and the economy and everything that's on their minds as they sit around the kitchen table talking to their families.

And we're electing a president to provide solutions to these problems. And that's why I've been very specific in talking about what I would exactly do.

Because I want you to hold me accountable. I want you to say, OK, she said she would do this; she said she would take on the oil companies; she said she would try to get us universal health care. Because we need to rebuild that accountability between our people and our president.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So this shouldn't be part of the argument to superdelegates anymore? The campaign should stop that?

CLINTON: Well, people talk about it. There's no doubt they talk about it. But what people I think are more interested in is what we would do and what kind of president we would be. Because you know, we are competing for the toughest job in the world. And everybody understands it's going to be especially hard after George Bush and Dick Cheney. And I'm so glad to see a Republican coming over to our side. That's excellent.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Rush Limbaugh is asking Republicans to come out and vote for you in order to divide the party.

CLINTON: He's always had a crush on me.


STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me -- while we've been on the air here, Sen. Obama is giving an interview on another network, and he...

CLINTON: That shall remain nameless.

STEPHANOPOULOS: That shall remain nameless. And he took issue with your language on Iran, which you were talking about a few minutes ago. He said your language about obliterate, he said, "It's not the language we need right now, and I think it's reflective of George W. Bush."

CLINTON: Well, the question originally, as some may remember, was what would we do if Iran got a nuclear weapon and attacked Israel. And I think we have to be very clear about what we would do. I don't think it's time to equivocate about what we would do. They have to know that they would face massive retaliation. That is the only way to rein them in.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no regrets?

CLINTON: No, why would I have any regrets? I'm asked a question about what I would do if Iran attacked our ally, a country that many of us have a great deal of, you know, connection with and feeling for, for all kinds of reasons. And, yes, we would have massive retaliation against Iran.

I don't think they will do that, but I sure want to make it abundantly clear to them that they would face a tremendous cost if they did such a thing.

STEPHANOPOULOS: We have time for, I think, one more question from someone here. Steven Bane [phonetic spelling], he's a Democrat. He's also undecided. And what is your final question for Sen. Clinton?

VOTER: Hi, Sen. Clinton. You were talking about how you would strongly support Obama and that he is very qualified for the position of president of the United States. Would you consider being his vice president, or would you take him as yours?

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