Word: 'That great leap'

Last fall, when Sen. Hillary Clinton had a huge lead in national and state polls, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., endorsed her candidacy. Now he’s not so sure.

“I have looked at all the candidates, and I believe that Hillary Clinton is the best prepared to lead this country at a time when we are in desperate need of strong leadership.”

-- Lewis, endorsing Clinton for president Oct. 12, 2007

“Something is happening in America, and people are prepared and ready to make that great leap.”

-- Lewis, as quoted in the New York Times Feb. 15, explaining his decision to vote for Obama at the 2008 Democratic Party Convention. A spokesman for Lewis said the Times’ report is “not accurate.”