Clinton: 'I'm in this to help people'
Jan 08,2008 00:00 by UPI
NEW LONDON, N.H. -- U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton Tuesday shifted her campaign strategy as New Hampshire voters held their primary.

Clinton, the two-term U.S. senator from New York and former first lady, who was the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination before last week's Iowa caucuses, talked with ABC's Diane Sawyer. She largely avoided reporters during the run-up to Iowa.

Clinton explained her emotional response Monday at a New Hampshire coffee shop.

"I care about what is going on in people's lives. That's how I got involved in this kind of work," Clinton said. "That's what I think a president should be concerned about. And there's a lot of concern and worry and just people hoping and praying that their problems are gonna be solved."

Clinton said she realizes she's "charting new ground and has been trying to present an organized front.

"I'm also a person, to some people's surprise. And what gets me up in the morning is not the next speech I'm going to make, and not the interview I'm going to do, it's whether I'm going to be helping somebody and whether I'm going to solve a problem for somebody," she told ABC.

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