Clinton: If You Stand With Me, I Will Stand Up For You

Final 2-minute appeal to air on WMUR’s 6pm newscast tonight

After nearly a year of criss-crossing New Hampshire and talking with Granite Staters about her vision for change, Hillary Clinton tonight makes her closing argument in a televised appeal that directly addresses the central question on the minds of voters.

“ After all the town meetings, it comes down to this. Who's ready to be president and ready to start solving the big challenges we face on day one?” Clinton asks.

Clinton 's message will run during the 6:00 pm newscast on WMUR this evening.

In her message, she calls for an end to the Iraq war, a new energy policy, rebuilding our middle class, and affordable quality health care for all Americans.

“I'm not running for President to put band-aids on our problems,” she says. "I'm running to solve them."

Hillary closes with a direct appeal to Granite Staters to support her. " I hope you'll vote for me and help me change America. And, if you stand with me, I will stand up for you every day as your president. "

The ad can be seen online at: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/video/100.aspx

The script follows:

“Crossroads NH”

TV : 2:00

Hillary Clinton: Thank you New Hampshire, for welcoming me into your homes and hearts.

And when you vote, I hope you'll ask one question. Who's ready to be president on day one?

America is at a crossroads. We're a nation at war in a dangerous world. We have a faltering economy, an energy crisis, and 47 million people without health care.

But, after seven long years of this administration, we finally have the opportunity for a new beginning. Tomorrow, you can take the first step.

After all the town meetings, it comes down to this. Who's ready to be president and ready to start solving the big challenges we face on day one?

And, we can solve them. We can end the era of cowboy diplomacy and bring our sons and daughters home from Iraq. We can make a new beginning for our economy and rebuild our great middle class.

We can reform our government and transform our energy future. We can make a new beginning on health care, cut costs, improve quality, and cover every American.

I'm not running for president to put band-aids on our problems. I'm running to solve them.

The stories you've shared will always stay with me. Parents juggling jobs to pay for college for their kids, soldiers' families praying for a safe return, all the men and women across this state who have whispered their health care problems to me.

Bills they can't pay, parents they can't afford to care for, insurance companies who refuse to help. I know you've waited a long time for a president who could hear you and see you. We're not just changing presidents, we're changing our country.

I hope you'll vote for me and help me change America. And, if you stand with me, I will stand up for you every day as your president.

I'll work my heart out to bring the country we love the new beginning it needs and I will be ready to start on day one.

Thank you.

I'm Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.