Clinton: I Have Earned Every Wrinkle

By Michael Elmore

Mar 4, 2008 6:37am

ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., making a final push before critical votes in Ohio and Texas (not to mention Rhode Island and Vermont) says she has earned every wrinkle.

"Granted, I am a little older and I have earned every wrinkle on my face and I feel just as energized about what we are doing," Clinton told a crowd of supporters on Monday in Austin.

Watch the VIDEO HERE.

The Senator continued to push her message of experience at her last rally in Texas before the voters go to the polls on Tuesday.

She was joined on stage with her daughter Chelsea Clinton and longtime friends/celebrities Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen (who earlier in the day told voters that Clinton "does girlfriend really, really well.")

In a marathon of television interviews on Tuesday, Clinton made appearances in every major market in Ohio (including Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Youngstown) and several in Texas.  She also spoke with Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision.

Although several tried, Clinton resisted questions about whether she will get out of the race depending on Tuesday’s results.

"Would you drop out or would you continue on if Ohio doesn’t go your way," asked the CBS affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio.

"I think it’s important we let the people of Ohio vote," Clinton replied.

"Do you buy in at all to the opinion that you actually need a double digit win in this state to keep the campaign alive," questioned ABC affiliate KXXV in Waco, Texas.

"No, I sure don’t," Clinton responded.

The tactic, it appeared, remained largely the same as in recent days: the former first lady questioned Obama’s opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA in Ohio, emphasized her experience in both states, and made particular mention of her first political job as an organizer for then-Democratic presidential contender Sen. George McGovern.

There was some fun amidst the do-or-die drama.

In yet another affiliate interview, Clinton was asked which actress she would like to play her in a movie.

"Obviously somebody incredibly attractive," she said before adding, "Obviously, I have given no thought to that."

At one point, the interviews had to be halted for a coughing fit — yet another sign of the long road both candidates have been traveling for over a year in pursuit of the still elusive Democratic nomination.

For all the latest from the campaign trail, read The Note every morning exclusively on ABCNews.com.  And for updates throughout the day, all day, from every campaign and candidate on the trail, check out the Political Radar.

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