Can vs. Will
by Todd Beeton, Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 06:19:17 PM EST
So, CNN showed more of Hillary Clinton's speech, which got pre-empted by Barack Obama's speech, and I was intrigued by a line I haven't heard her say before. Unfortunately my attempt to tape it was thwarted by my DVR receiver, which has been acting up lately, so if you know the exact line or have video of it, please let me know in the comments. But the gist was essentially that "it's not good enough to say you can do something, I'll make sure we will do it." Seems like A fairly good play off Obama's 'Yes We Can' line that also sums up her claim that he offers promises while she offers solutions. It seems a little late to start trying new things -- it's notable for example that Obama's speech relied on a patchwork of stump speeches rather than new flourishes; if it ain't broke... -- but seems like a good one-liner all the same, one I suspect we'll be hearing a lot more of in the coming weeks.