The Washington Times - May 21, 2008, 12:06AM
Sen. Hillary ClintonSen. Barack Obama SEE RELATED:


“Why do millions keep turning out to vote in the face of naysayers and skeptics? Because you know that our political process is more than candidates running, or the pundits chattering, or the ads blaring,” Clinton said. “It is about the path we choose as a nation and whether or not we will solve our toughest problems.”\
“The skeptics predicted we wouldn’t get very far,” Obama said of his quest for the presidency. “The cynics dismissed us as a lot of hype and a little too much hope. And by the fall, the pundits in Washington had all but counted us out.”\ \ \ “But the people of Iowa had a different idea,” Obama continued. “From the very beginning, you knew that this journey wasn’t about me or any of the other candidates in this race. It was about whether this country, at this defining moment, will continue down the same road that has failed us for so long, or whether we will seize this opportunity to take a different path — to forge a different future for this country we love.”\
Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times