Drivers Education From Sen. Clinton

Apr 19, 2008 9:37pm

ABC News’ Eloise Harper reports: Speaking in California, Pa., this evening, Sen. Hillary Clinton was rich with political metaphors comparing politics to driving. Clinton used a refrain she has before, saying our country is on the wrong course.

"If you want to go forward you put (the car) in D; if you want to go backwards you put it in R," she said, before turning to the economic prosperity her husband delivered. "My husband was a pretty good driver."

Clinton then had an analogy for the Republican frontrunner.

"Sen. [John] McCain is a colleague and a friend of mind," she said. "I deeply respect his service to our country. But he has the wrong ideas. I believe he wouldn’t be steering the car in the right direction."

Clinton never spoke about what kind of driver she would be, nor did she mention how she though her Democratic opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, would drive a car.

The senator from New York did express a new line of frustration with Obama, saying he was misleading voters and that his campaign is not running a positive message. Attacking him over his new ad criticizing her health care plan.

"Unfortunately he doesn’t cover everybody, and he is attacking me with a new ad that he has put up because I do cover everyone, with more misleading information," she said. "You know he always says in his speeches that he is running a positive campaign, but then his campaign does the opposite. But rather than attacking the problem, he’d rather attack my solution. But that is not going to deter me. I am determined."

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