[Whitman won four years ago with a promise to cut state income taxes by 30 percent, and did it. Clinton said that sounded good but left a hangover of debt and local taxes, leading to a competitive race] we shouldn't even be having up there because the economy's good with an incumbent governor. ... Even if we come close and do not win, it'll be a great victory for this party.
I think the American people were saying we do not want to have further investigation. We want to close this off. They clearly made a separation between the personal conduct ... They want Congress to wrap it up, get it behind them, so we can get on to the issues that the president has been working with Congress.