McCain hails Clinton, notes she is still in race
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who aims most of his attacks at Democrat Barack Obama these days, noted Monday that Hillary Clinton was still in the race — and praised her for being a role model to women.
“Yes, Sen. Clinton is still in the race,” McCain said in response to a questioner, adding that people should not underestimate the former first lady or her husband, President Bill Clinton.
McCain, an Arizona senator who has wrapped up his party’s presidential nomination, reminded an audience in Nashville that he had many differences with the New York senator.
But like Obama, the Illinois senator who is close to clinching the Democratic White House nomination, McCain slipped into the past tense when describing Clinton and her historic campaign.
“She has inspired generations of American women to believe that they can reach the highest office in this nation,” McCain said.
“I respect the campaign that she has run.”
Photo credit: Reuters/Jim Young (McCain at AIPAC meeting in Washington Tuesday)