Hillary Clinton assured her supporters after a lopsided defeat in New Hampshire to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) that she would take the campaign to the rest of the country and listed off a litany of progressive causes to fight for on the trail.
“I still love New Hampshire,” she said, her voice hoarse, as she congratulated Sanders on his win.
“I want to thank each and every one of you, and I want to say I still love New Hampshire and I always will, and here’s what we’re going to do,” Clinton said. “Now we take this campaign to the entire country. We’re going to fight for every vote in every state.”
Clinton promised to work harder than anyone to “get secret, unaccountable money out of politics,” citing that as an area she and Sanders had in common, and she blasted the Citizens United Supreme Court decision so loathed by the left.
Clinton even got into her struggles with young voters, a demographic where Sanders beat her soundly in Iowa and New Hampshire.
She closed her remarks by portraying herself as a fighter who could rebound from this bruising loss.
“I know I have some work to do, particularly with young people, but I will repeat again what I have said this week,” Clinton said. “Even if they are not supporting me now, I support them, because I know I’ve had a blessed life, but I also know what it’s like to stumble and fall. And so many people across America know that feeling, and we’ve learned it’s not whether you get knocked down that matters, it’s whether you get back up.”
Clinton urged Democrats to keep building on the progress made under President Obama, continuing her campaign theme of being the banner-carrier for the Obama legacy.