Clinton optimistic about March 4 tests

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 5:20 pm
By: News 9

Associated Press

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to put her recent losses behind her as she looks ahead to next month's contests in Ohio and Texas.

A day after losing to Barack Obama in three primaries, Clinton is calling the race for the Democratic presidential nomination "a long and winding road." Speaking at a huge rally in Texas, she said, "Some weeks 1 of us is up and the other is down, and then we reverse it."

Meanwhile, the New York senator is stepping up her criticism of Obama on economic and health-care issues, and casting herself as the only candidate who would provide universal coverage.