Clinton urges New Hampshire voters to vet and question candidates
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging New Hampshire voters to take a closer look at her and her rivals. After last night's loss in Iowa, Clinton has done away with most of her lengthy stump speech and is making a direct appeal to voters. She told supporters at rally in an airport hangar to cut through the "static in the air" and learn all they can about her and rivals Barack Obama and John Edwards. Both picked up more votes than she did in Iowa. Clinton said voters should ask who would be the best president based not on a leap of faith, but on what they've already done. Still, Clinton fielded questions on her electability, a sign that her poor showing in Iowa is already weighing on voters in New Hampshire. She says she's been the "most vetted" candidate and has been able to withstand criticism and negative information circulating on the Internet. Clinton is traveling through New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. The state holds its primary on Tuesday. Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.