ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley Tuesday morning in Raleigh, NC. After touring a bio-manufacturing training center, Gov. Easley, First Lady of North Carolina Mary Easley and Clinton held a ceremony at NC State University. The Governor formally expressed his support saying that there was "nothing I love more than a strong powerful woman." Easley concluded his remarks saying Clinton — "makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy".
Easley said, "There’s a lot of ‘yes we can’ and ‘yes we should’ going on. Hillary Clinton is ready to deliver, that’s the difference."
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Clinton thanked the governor for his support and for all he has done in the state of North Carolina. She did not attack either opponent, but spoke about the solutions she will provide as president, and told the small audience that she would work with their governor.
Clinton also applauded the work the state had done improving green standards and efficiency.
"Mario Cuomo who famously said one time you campaign in poetry but you govern in prose. I think that’s pretty descriptive cause when the lights are gone and the cameras are off and the speeches are over what you want is somebody who will deliver results and sometimes that’s not very glamorous," Clinton said.
Adding, "It takes a lot of work and some false starts and frustration. Bringing everybody together doesn’t necessarily mean they will all agree. It takes leadership to set a vision to put forth the goals and the strategies that’s what Governor Easley has done in North Carolina that’s what I will do as your president.”