Clinton: Experience, change 'go together'
Feb 05,2008 00:00 by UPI

NEW YORK - Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York said Tuesday she wasn't concerned that her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed the gender gap.

Clinton, speaking on NBC's "Today," said she felt "very good" about voters and caucus-goers "looking to see who they think would be the best president and who they believe, as a Democrat, would have the best chance of winning in November."

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., had a rally in California Sunday, where California's first lady, Maria Shriver, Caroline Kennedy and talk show host Oprah Winfrey spoke in support of him. Clinton held a nationally televised town hall meeting Monday, "trying to talk about what's on people's minds."

While she touts her experience and Obama bills himself as an agent of change, Clinton said the two concepts aren't mutually exclusive.

"I think experience and change go together," she said. "In every setting that I'm in, people know that I have the experience to be president, but also know I am 100 percent committed to making the changes -- ending the war in Iraq, winning the war in Afghanistan, bringing about universal health care, and turning the economy around so it works for middle-class Americans again."

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