• Thanks for the heads up. I wrote my diary way too soon. I think I'll just delete it.

  • After all, HRC and Gore supposedly didn't get along during the Clinton presidency. Gore was vigorously against the war before it began. Why would Gore sully his reputation by getting involved in a primary fight instead of appearing above the fray as a Nobel peace prize winner?

    I don't know. It's just a feeling I have. I could be really wrong about it though. We'll find out soon enough....

  • comment on a post Advice to Clinton over 6 years ago

    very seriously b/c you are so worried about HRC's future prospects in the primaries.....

    I find it ironic that an Obama supporter would care whether she was acting in the appropriate feminist role. These are the same supporters who have no problem calling her a "b" and demeaning her qualifications going back to Arkansas.

    HRC wasn't going to win South Carolina and she knew that she wasn't going to win. The issue after she knew that Obama was going to win South Carolina was how much time and resources she wanted to devote to South Carolina with the Super Tuesday states coming up. She made the calculation that it was better to spend time in California, Arizona and Pennsylvania last week rather than South Carolina, where she knew that she was going to lose. I also noticed that she spent time in her homes in DC and NY. She hasn't spent that much time at home, so last week was a nice respite for her as well.

    Enjoy your candidate's win tonight. Get the gloating out of your system. Your candidate has a lot of work to do. He still hasn't gotten white working class voters to support him yet. Should he win the nomination, he's going to need those type of supporters in the general. Kerry performed dismally among these voters, along with Latinos and security/soccer moms. My advice to Obama supporters since they're so willing to give it to HRC supporters is that you need to work on expanding your swing voter base.....

  • comment on a post I was wrong and the reason is really sad for America over 6 years ago

    but I do think that there will be a lot of immaturity displayed by Obama AA supporters who say that you are on the plantation b/c you support Hillary Clinton. With this overwhelming win, I could see Obama AA supporters now imploring Clinton AA supporters to get off the plantation.

    It's not going to be a good few days for Clinton AA online and maybe offline just to give you a fair warning.

    But this diary isn't going to help with the tensions among Obama AA supporters and others here at mydd. As a Clinton supporter, I don't support the sentiment of this diary.

    Look, this is going to be a fight for delegates. This was a bad night for Clinton in terms of getting delegates. Remember, delegates aren't earned statewide, but by congressional district. Obama will win big in majority AA districts like Clyburn's district and the other districts. At this rate, HRC needs to worry about losing a significant amount of delegates in her home state, New York state. This doesn't help the cause, it really doesn't, yellowdem1129....

  • comment on a post Bill Clinton Promises A Hillary-McCain Lovefest GE over 6 years ago

    Bill Clinton is so good, so, so good. Even when he's "joking," he engages in excellent strategy.

    Let's think about this for a minute. If I'm a Republican voter, knowing that HRC is the nominee, what would I expect my Republican nominee to do during the General Election? Would it be to play pattycakes with HRC during the long campaign and say nice conciliatory things about her sometimes? Or would it be to engage in the toughest slugfest against her that Americans have ever seen? Hmm.... This is a really hard one to answer NOT!!!

    Bill is playing on the unease that the GOP has towards McCain right before the Florida primaries (which is a closed primary state by the way--no Indies allowed). Bill is subtly saying to these GOP'ers that McCain isn't going to be tough against HRC during the General Election. He's not going to give you what you GOP'ers really want. He's not tough enough to go after HRC like some of your other candidates. You need to choose someone else to pummel HRC and really bloody her up.

    Bill's latest comments along with the NY Times editorial is just enough to kill off McCain's chances in Florida's primary next week. Put a fork in him. With Clinton's latest comments, McCain's done.....

    Romney is going to receive all the delegates in Florida and with that become the new frontrunner in the Republican race....

  • comment on a post Mr. Nice-Guy over 6 years ago

    Nice doesn't win elections. Hardball politics is the American way, ever since the beginning of the Republic. After all, Kennedy used hardball politics against Nixon in 1960, LBJ against Barry Goldwater in 1964 etc and the American people rewarded them. Why would it be different in a race between HRC and Barack? I think Americans like candidates who are aggressive and will pursue the presidency at all costs.

    To be quite candid, one of the reasons why I ultimately chose HRC as my candidate was b/c I knew that she had the gumption to play hardball against her opponents. When Kerry and other Democratic candidates tried to engage in cutthroat tactics (think the Cheney daughter is a lesbian ploy), it just wasn't convincing to me. Then the campaign backed away from it once Lynn Cheney said that John Kerry was a bad man. If the Clintons had been in the same situation, I would have the confidence to know that they would ignore the media and continue with their strategy AND that they would have sent out their surrogates to attack Lynn Cheney. They certainly wouldn't have taken it sitting down.

    Ruthlessness wins in politics. Focusing on the process may be a winning strategy for earning the Beltway media's respect, but it's definitely an electoral losing strategy....    

  • comment on a post Is Obama Better Than The Rest Of Us? over 6 years ago

    Last spring, I was strongly considering Obama as my candidate, but I got a sense from both Obamas (Barack and Michelle) by their statements and even body language that they believe that they are better than the rest of us. "To know me is to love me" and all the rest.

    Look, bottomline if Barack was good in smaller settings, then his campaign would do more of the roundtables. But based upon reports by the media (which normally favors him), he's just not good at conveying empathy for people's concerns. I remember reading media reports of small roundtables with people telling him their healthcare concerns and he looked very uncomfortable and had a hard time relating to these people. It wasn't just one account like this, but several accounts.

    Quite frankly, I don't believe that any of the candidates have that "I feel your pain" empathetic quality to the same degree that Bill Clinton had it in the 1990s. I'll give you an example. I wasn't impressed with any of the candidates during the townhall portion of the Las Vegas debate a few months ago. I recall a question by a man who asked about racial profiling at airports. The candidate who responded to the question didn't offer "I'm sorry for the way you've been treated; it must have been awful for you." The answer just contained rote policy prescriptions that got sidetracked to blaming Bush for Guantenemo Bay etc.

    Maybe the candidates were having an off night in Las Vegas that night and perhaps they are better one on one. I don't know. I haven't met any of the candidates.

    But back to Hildeband's comments. I do find it interesting that Hildeband took note of HRC's living room strategy approach in Nevada. That must mean that the Obama camp thought it was highly effective. If that's the case, as a HRC supporter, I hope that she continues with this campaign strategy. If the Obama campaign is complaining about what the Clinton campaign is doing, that's a good sign for the Clinton campaign to keep doing what they're doing....

     

  • HRC and Obama are 2 different candidates. HRC has the advantage of the Clinton brand name. One of the reasons why HRC is doing well with down-scale voters is that they are looking for some economic relief and they can easily compare the Clinton and Bush economic records. They know or at least think they know what it would mean under a Clinton II administration. They have some measure of what to expect based upon past performance under the Clinton '42 administration.

    They would not have that same level of confidence with Obama. There's no measure for them to compare an Obama economic plan with a Bush plan. Also, given the fact that Obama has lately been running against Clinton's record, again, down-scale voters won't have the same type of confidence in his economic plans that Senator Clinton would enjoy. My argument is that they would overlook the Clintons' foibles to return to that same level of economic comfort that they enjoyed in the '90s. With Obama, it would be different, b/c he doesn't hold the Clinton brand....

  • Well, with the economy going so badly for people and this recession has just started, I don't think people will be concerned with the sex stuff as much. It's amazing how desperate times will make people reevaluate a lot of things.....

  • say anything about the situation and I think you know why. She will never touch sexual harassment as an issue for anyone and you know that. So why even bring this up? Are you attempting to be facetious here?

  • All of these endorsements are coordinated with the candidate. Baca probably decided to endorse HRC months ago, but the campaign only decided to announce his endorsement until today....

  • http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5188804

    I forgot how this situation was resolved. Did Loretta and her sister leave the caucus? I can't remember now.

    I think as long as they don't have to work together on HRC's campaign, then hopefully it should be ok. Hopefully....

  • I think it was a condition for South Carolina to become an early state if Clyburn agreed not to endorse. But to me, I would prefer that he just come out and endorse Obama rather than this fake stuff. It annoys me to no end....  

  • comment on a post Rep. Clyburn tells Bill to "..chill a little bit" over 6 years ago

    I'm tired of these people who say that they are neutral when in fact they really are for Obama. They aren't neutral. People like Donna Brazile and Clyburn need to go ahead and endorse Obama. Why constantly use the threat of endorsement when obviously the Clintons don't care if Clyburn endorsed or not?

    What difference will it make if Clyburn endorses anyway? Will Obama get even more AA votes b/c of it? I just don't get this endorsement blackmail strategy that Clyburn is employing here.....

  • comment on a post What Hillary Should Do at the Debate over 6 years ago

    I wonder if HRC should attend the debate at all. Maybe she should feign illness? What's the point of even going to the debate when the moderators are just going to accuse her and her husband of being racists and attacking poor Obama on MLK Day?

    Just like she's not going to campaign in South Carolina until Friday, I wonder if she should show up to the debate....

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