Friday, January 04, 2008

9) Hillary gets standing ovation at Rick Warren's summit 'I saw a softer side of her that I hadn't seen before'

WORLDNETDAILY - By Art Moore - November 29, 2007

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Within days of introducing a $50 billion plan to combat AIDS, Sen. Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation at one of the nation's most influential evangelical churches after addressing its "Global Summit on AIDS and the Church" today.

If the Democratic presidential frontrunner's aim was to make inroads into the heavily Republican evangelical electorate, her appearance at Saddleback Church with pastor and "The Purpose Driven Life" author Rick Warren apparently didn't hurt.

Saddleback Church member Cindy Logan told WND after Clinton spoke to some 1,700 conference attendees that as a Republican, the senator's visit was "a little bit of a challenge for me," but she, nevertheless, was impressed.

"I saw a softer side of her that I hadn't seen before," Logan said, adding she thinks it's quite possible some minds were changed about the New York Democrat. - - -

Logan emphasized, however - as did Warren before introducing Clinton - that all of the leading presidential candidates, both Democrat and Republican, were invited to come and speak. Democrats Barack Obama - whose appearance at last year's summit drew controversy - and John Edwards sent taped messages addressed to the summit, as did Republicans John McCain, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. - - - -

AP Interview: Clinton on health care ASSOCIATED PRESS - By Beth Fouhy - September 18, 2007 WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance was the only way to achieve universal health care but she rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system. - - -She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview - like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination," but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congres - - - -Read Full Report

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