Summarizing Ms. Waters, she said that HRC had traveled the country listening to the problems of the people. She knew the problems of the urban population and the small towns as well.
It was a strongly worded endorsement. (I have not found a transcript yet as this conference call started at just 10:30AM pst.)
In response to a question HRC said California “is always about the future.” Later in the same answer she said, “California is in the solutions business… people in California are looking for a leader who is ready on day one.”
And Waters noted: “California is Hillary Clinton country. I think there is a coalition for Hillary Clinton in California…”
Congresswoman Waters said she believed that Hillary Clinton had both the ability to inspire dreams and also the ability to make those dreams come true.
Throughout the conference call there was no mention of any other candidate and no effort to be combative toward anyone.
HRC seemed very happy to have this endorsement. She said she knew Maxine Water’s history of speaking truth to power and being nationally known for leading efforts to solve problems. “They were both” she said, “people who get up in the morning thinking of how to make things better for the people.”
UPDATE: AP News on Waters’ endorsement:
In a statement, Waters praise the former first lady’s readiness to tackle the nation’s economic woes.
“At a time when the economy continues to worsen and so many of my constituents are losing their homes and their jobs, we need someone with the leadership and experience who can step in on day one to tackle the economic challenges our country is facing,” Waters said. “Hillary understands the daily challenges that people are facing and she will fight for them everyday she is in the White House.”
And Mark Halperin of The Page calls Waters: A Liberal Lion(ess) of Her Own.
UPDATE 2: Maxine Waters on her endorsement of Hillary Clinton (she nails the media on the “racism” issue):