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Hillary Clinton Joins 2008 Race

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Posted on Jan 20, 2007

N.Y. Sen. Hillary Clinton jumped into the Oval Office race Saturday, telling her supporters in an e-mail: “I’m in. And I’m in to win.”

  • Also, GOP Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback announced his candidacy.

  • N.Y. Times:

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped into the 2008 presidential race [Saturday], immediately squaring off against Senator Barack Obama and the rest of the Democratic field in what is effectively the party’s first primary, the competition for campaign donations.

    “I’m in,” Mrs. Clinton said in an e-mail message to supporters early [Saturday].  “And I’m in to win.”

    If successful, Mrs. Clinton, 59, would be the first female nominee of a major American political party, and she would become the first spouse of a former president to seek a return to the White House.


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    By bill golub, February 24, 2007 at 2:59 pm Link to this comment
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    Thing about it this way on her own who is she?????  Without being Bill Clinton’s wife she is a cpmplete unknow unlikely to win any election for a place higher than city concil! So what makes a leftwing clown like her president material?  NOTHING AT ALL

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    By John Lowell, January 21, 2007 at 10:59 am Link to this comment
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    If Obama performs any service to the people of the United States beyond being a kind political entertainment it will be to blunt the truly frightening prospect of Hillary Clinton’s becoming president. Until Omama’s entry into the race, Democrats were about to have Clinton imposed on them, like her or not, as John Edwards, increasing in popularity though he may be, would not have been enough to overcome the relentless media promotion unprincipled political bacilli like Clinton and Mc Cain usually receive. Now the prospect of a convention deadlock emerges as a genuine possibility, leaving to experts the problem of differentiating between vacuity in Congress and vacuity in party organizations.

    John Lowell

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    By Steve Hammons, January 21, 2007 at 10:16 am Link to this comment
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    Once again, the Democrats might put forth presidential and vice-presidential candidates who can’t win the general election.

    It seems to be true that, sometimes, Democratic party insiders cannot seem to see what the general American public wants, or how the great middle ground of American feels about candidates.

    As food for thought on these kinds of issues, the article below may be of interest:

    Independent centrist candidates might strike chord with voters

    Steve Hammons
    American Chronicle
    July 31, 2006

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    By gary296, January 21, 2007 at 6:51 am Link to this comment
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    If she gets the nomination after being pro-war, pro Israeli invasion of Lebanon that killed ninety percent civilian, I’ll vote Republican!!! And I hate republicans!

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    By Dublin Joe, January 21, 2007 at 5:09 am Link to this comment
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    Hillary announces.. and the country yawns.

    When will she realize that no one cares about her pro-war a** now that Obama’s in the race?

    She’s going to waste so much money.. most of which will line the pockets of the big media companies.

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    By Druthers, January 21, 2007 at 4:41 am Link to this comment
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    Enough of dynasties!  There are some three hundred million Americans who are not Bushes or Clintons or Kennedys. 
    Name recognition should not be the way to chose presidents.

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    By yours truly, January 21, 2007 at 2:07 am Link to this comment
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    Candidates announcing they’re in to win.  Win?  Win for whom, that’s what matters. Whether it’s for the powers that be or for the rest of us.  And a candidate’s words alone are worthless.  What counts is one’s deeds, with nothing more important than a candidate’s having played a role in ending the slaughter in Iraq.  Indeed that’s so much the case today that to have any chance of actually becoming the Democratic nominee for president the minimum requirement will be that he or she supported Congress when it cut off all funding for the Iraq war.  But in 2008 even this may not be enough because by then the impeachment of President George Bush will be in full swing. So for sure the eventual Democratic nominee will be expected to be out front in favor of impeachment.  And what else must our candidate be for?  That too will be up to us.  After all isn’t that what government of, for and by the people is all about?

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    By Michael Murry, January 20, 2007 at 11:23 pm Link to this comment
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    “In” what? “In” denial? “In” Iraq and Afghanistan for the Israeli Lobby?

    Did You-Know-Her actually dare to use the word “president,” as in “I’m now running for President,” or do we just have to infer her intentions from sentence-ending prepositions without objects, like everything else about her? Does it all depend on what “in” means?

    So, after the anti-climax of the century, can we now return to hearing from Dennis Kucinich and other candidates who actually have a record of correct assessment regarding Iraq? Why does anyone suppose that we want or need to hear still more vague platitudes from the spineless fence-sitters who let a dyslexic dwarf chimpanzee like Deputy Dubya Bush make a monkey out of them—like You-Know-Her. Frankly, with her record of craven submission, she seems a whole lot better at joining Republicans than “beating” them.

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    By G.Anderson, January 20, 2007 at 10:01 pm Link to this comment
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    This is one of the worst things that could happen to the Democratic party at this point..

    Hillary Clinton cannot win, a run for the White House by her will be the most polarizing thing that could happen to America at this time.

    She has nothing to offer, except a hard left turn.

    She will be dogged by the public’s perception that she endures a womanizing husband, and does not have the self esteem to stand up for herself.

    This type of self esteem is not the stuff presidents are made of.

    The perception of her is that she is easily controlled and manipulated by the same corporations that put Bush into office.

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    By The Brad, January 20, 2007 at 9:41 pm Link to this comment
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    She has no chance. She isnt a very likable person and that counts for everything when it comes to running for prez.  She comes of as an ellitest snob and a phony.  She is quoted as saying “We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.”  That is scary.  That is Marxism.  Western culture is based on Individualizm and Individual rights.

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    By Quy Tran, January 20, 2007 at 8:39 pm Link to this comment
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    Good luck !

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    By Lance, January 20, 2007 at 7:53 pm Link to this comment
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    OK, Dems…here’s your chance to decide whether you’re going to strap yourself to the DLC mast or instead make a serious bid to take the White House and keep the Congress. 

    Nominate Ms. Clinton, and you lose it all, all over again.  There’s no way on God’s green earth that this person wins a national election.  No way.

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    By Ralph Ferguson, January 20, 2007 at 7:43 pm Link to this comment
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    congratulations! I ho[e you can make a difference. O am ready to work with your campaign.

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    By DennisD, January 20, 2007 at 2:45 pm Link to this comment
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    Whoopee! more grist for the pundit mill. I can’t wait for the “Vote for Hill and reelect Bill” bumper sticker. Nostradamus wouldn’t have seen this one coming.
    Now she just might have to take a stand on an issue before reading an opinion poll but I wouldn’t count on it. Another political hack vying for the ultimate power trip. Enough of the Clinton, Bu$h dynasty crap already. I hope we can do better. Let me know when Mr. Ed the talking horse signs on - that will complete the cast. The surreal world is alive and well in Washington D.C.

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