Over 500 people crowded into an elementary school gym in Story City Friday afternoon to hear Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton make her 11th hour appeal for votes in next week’s Caucuses.
"If you will stand with me for one night, i will stand and wage and fight a winning campaign," Clinton said. "You know, the Republicans have been after me for 16 years and much to their dismay I’m still here and I will be here all the way through."
Clinton urged President Bush to adopt a new policy with Pakistan to adapt to the new chaos and uncertainty in that country following the assassination of a popular Pakistani politician. Clinton also criticized President Bush’s fiscal record and promised voters a different path if she’s the next president.
"George Bush had two priorities in his presidency: the war in Iraq and tax cuts for the wealthy, neither of which he would pay for. He has passed the bill onto our children and our grandchildren," Clinton said. "Well, we’re going to end the war in Iraq so we’ll get that money back and we are going to either repeal or let expire the tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans so we’ll get that money back."
Ten presidential candidates, including Clinton, will be campaigning in Iowa on Saturday.