Sen. Hillary Clinton made her plea to the voters of Maine Saturday morning, arguing that she is the best candidate to take on Sen. John McCain. “The Republicans are about to choose Sen. McCain as their nominee –- I consider him a friend and a colleague, but I guess the Republicans like the last seven years and decided they want more of the same.”
Clinton went further, stressing what she sees as the importance of choosing a Democratic nominee that can take on the senator from Arizona. “It will be even more important if our nominee … is running against someone with a record, with a legendary background of John McCain. And Democrats need to think about this, because we are picking a nominee that we expect to win. We cannot take four more years of more of the same and if you listen to Sen. McCain, he wants to keep troops in Iraq, he has said, for up to 100 years”
Sen.Clinton did include a line directed at her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, as she generally does, saying to the crowd, "I’m not asking you to take a leap of faith on me."
Clinton, who has admitted to not favoring the caucus process, asked the voters to support her tomorrow. She said, “I hope you will come out and caucus for me, caucus for yourself, caucus for your future.” She added, "We have been on a detour from destiny," a reference to Pres. Bush.