How To Defeat Hillary Clinton, Part I

Democratic opponents and apparently their wives are making zany charges hoping to derail the happy, positive and winning, Hillary campaign. We borrow the tagline from those talking tuna commercials on TV: “Sorry, Charlie” the Hillary campaign isn’t biting.

[We here at Hillary Is 44 are not as bright as the Hillary campaign so we tend to bite back in defense of our Hillary. We will continue, in our humble way, to leave no charge unanswered when Hillary is attacked.]

When asked about the latest personal attack against her, Hillary graciously and accurately stated:

“I am running because I believe I am the best qualified person to do this job,” Clinton said. “I have worked very hard for most of my life on behalf of women and children and families and I’m very proud of my record — before I was in public life and now as a senator.”She added: “I am going to continue to work on the issues that I know are important to the women and children who I already represent.”

Classy words from a classy lady.

Hillary gave her respectful answer at the announcement of yet another endorsement. Ellen Tauscher, the California congressional representative endorsed Hillary (previous California representives Lucille Roybal-Allard, Doris Matsui, and Grace Napolitano). Tauscher said “Hillary is not only the candidate that can bring the war to an end, but she can begin repairing our alliances around the world and our image around the world“. “I believe she is the best candidate who can finally make health care available to all Americans.”

President Bill Clinton was just as classy as Hillary in responding to Elizabeth Edwards. Even though this is not the first time Elizabeth Edwards has made desperate and unkind personal attacks against Hillary, Our Man Bill displayed his quality when he appeared on Good Morning, America today:

“I like Elizabeth Edwards and I admire the struggle she’s going through. And I admire the fact she’s supporting her husband. She ought to be. But the thing I like about this presidential race is I don’t have to be against any of these candidates. I like them all. But if you look at the record on women’s issues I defy you to find anyone who has run for office in recent history who has a longer history of working for women, for families and children than Hillary does. I’m proud of Hillary’s record and her lifetime commitment. I don’t think she’s trying to be a man. I don’t think it’s inconsistent with being a woman that you can also be knowledgeable on military and security affairs and being strong when the occasion demands it. I don’t consider that being manly. I consider that being a leader.”

The last time Elizabeth Edwards attacked Hillary she was forced to apologize. Edwards apologized to Hillary because the attack backfired and Hillary, once again, came out smelling like a rose. For all intents and purposes this latest personal attack by Elizabeth Edwards against Hillary has backfired too. As we pointed out in Oops, I Did It Again Elizabeth Edwards stepped on the John Edwards “poverty” message and trip. Tonight, Elizabeth Edwards will be on Larry King Live, hopefully to apologize to Hillary once again.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama, unwilling to cede any ground in the ‘say silly things’ department, unveiled his strategy to defeat Hillary Clinton. “To know me is to love me” said Obama, apparently oblivious to his crash diving popularity. Obama currently has a poll lead in only one (1) state in the union. Obama leads only in his home state of Illinois. “White House hopeful Barack Obama does not have a lock on the primary in his home state, according to a new American Research Group Illinois poll.” “It’s 37 percent for Obama and 33 percent for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton” – a measly 4 point difference. It appears that the more people know Obama the more they know Hillary Is 44.

Tomorrow Sunday, in our never ending quest to be helpful to hapless Democratic strategists and candidates, having laid the ground work today, we will tackle the great question which Edwards and Obama and others are flopping around like hooked fish trying to answer: How To Defeat Hillary Clinton?

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29 thoughts on “How To Defeat Hillary Clinton, Part I

  1. hmmm, it looke like michelle and elizebeth are trying to do what their husband’s are unable to do. beat hillary. sad.

  2. Elizebeth is a complete joke, but I do believe we need to focus on Obama, not to be distracted by EE’s desperate attack. Edwards is finished, but his very exsistence in the race will be helpful to Hillary. I certainly don’t believe it’s wise to be dragged into a ‘cat fight’ with Elizebeth.

    I have a feeling the polls have softened a little bit these past days for Hillary, partly because of the continuing and precipitous decline of Edwards’ support.
    Attack dog Elizabeth can certainly do lots of damage to Obama if we can steer her unfocused mind.

  3. I was glad to see the Fox poll has her ahead by 16, and beating Rudy by 5. That’s the first time a Fox poll has her ahead of Giuliani. I do agree, though, the Edwards’ presence in the race probably helps her. BTW, she may have taken a small, short-term poll hit for those open-mike comments she made about shrinking the debate field. Of course, if that’s the worst thing she says into an open mike, she doesn’t have much to worry about, lol.

    I also like Bill’s comments on GMA.

  4. As piercingly cogent and incisive Senator Thune doubtless would opine, were he afforded the chance, if someone wants to beat Hillary, he will need to get more votes than she will.

  5. EE is getting insane. She is launching another online Guerrilla warfare with Salone…

    Link follows…

  6. A new CBS/NYT poll has just come out. Hillary continues her lead, no suprise there. She beat Obama by 43%:24%.

    But here are the most interesting findings:

    A new CBS News/New York Times poll out Thursday shows 63 percent of voters believe it’s likely that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton will be elected the first woman president in U.S. history if she wins her party’s nomination.

    Even most Republicans (53 percent) think Clinton will win — as do 77 percent of Democrats.

    More voters (75 percent) say Clinton is a strong leader, than say this about Giuliani (71 percent) and Obama (68 percent). Obama has a slight lead over Clinton when voters were asked whether a candidate shares their moral values, while Giuliani trails.

    This is very important because let’s face it most voters are sheep and they always love winner. The more people see her as a winner, the more likely she will win!

    Forty-one percent of voters think Clinton’s vote authorizing the Iraq war was a mistake, while 53 percent think it was not. But even those who see it as a mistake don’t feel overwhelmingly that she needs to apologize.

    This is why Obama’s strategy to hammering on Clinton’s war vote won’t work.

  7. Kostner: Thanks for reporting that. I just read the lead story at The New York Times, and their headline is rather unflattering even though the story really isn’t that bad. But they mentioned nothing about what you wrote. Where do they come up with their story lines?

  8. Paula, et al: Check out Keith Obermanns response to
    the Pentagon smear of Hillary. It will be rebroadcast at
    midnight or look for the transcript tomorrow. Wow. what
    a “special comment.”

  9. EE is desperate! But, I think edwards are not a threat to Hill and as sone suggest they help her and make her look more Presidential.

    I also strongly believe we need to keep our focus on Obama. I found it hilarious when he said “To know me is to love me” Has he gone mad?

    Anyways kostner thanks for posting the polls. Nytimes has distorted the poll results and tries very hard to play down the results!

    Can’t wait for Monday debate.

    Hey – anyone – last time when they debated and all headlines said Obama outshine Hill? What was that about? I was away and couldn’t find anything about that in youtube – except a small clip where the crowd clapped as he entered the debate. I didn’t see any clips that suggested that he said anything smarter than Hillary! What was that about guys??

  10. Obama is an empty suit. He’s propped up by MSM, and will likely be destroyed by the media in general.

  11. Oh Kostner – I can’t agree more with you that Obama is a dummy born out of Media hype. Can you image comments like “To know me is to love me?” I am sorry I still can’t get over it I guess! I cringed when he said that. Toe curling stuff!!

  12. “To know me is to love me?” LMAO…. I am sure America does not want to vote for a conceited idiot like Obama.

    Sometimes, when people lash out at Hillary, I worry that it will soften her lead in the polls also. I am human.

    But as I posted yesterday, if there is anyone who can handle the highs and lows of a campaign, its Hillary Clinton. I am sure she is as prepared for the media circus as she is to lead the country into another 90’s era of Peace and Prosperity.

  13. Sandy1938,
    I am glad you can see Obama for what he is! I know you were thinking about him earlier! He has taken all the praise to his head! I mean is this the kind of person who America wants in the White House? Trust me he is silly!
    You are absolutely right about Hillary being prepared for the ups and downs of the campaign period. At the end of the day – you need to be extremely disciplined to keep yourself focused for the long haul that is Primary and the General election! I can think of no person who is better prepared for this long haul. She is the one!
    Go Hillary!!!!!

  14. Secret,

    I have always been a Hillary supporter. My point in an earlier post was just giving Obama his due—that he did give a good speech at the DNC in 2004.

    But one good speech, and half a senate term hardly qualifies him to be president, imo.

    I agree with you about Hillary. Hillary is a like a solid blue chip stock in which one invests because of a solid history and foundation. Obama is like a dotcom stock, wildly popular with questionable infastructure whose bubble will burst any day.

    (Sorry for endulging in the cheezy metaphor- it just seemed to fit 🙂

  15. sandy1938,
    That is indeed a great analogy! Coming to think of it Obama is
    “like a dotcom stock, wildly popular with questionable infastructure whose bubble will burst any day.”

  16. I agree Obama is an empty suite, nice personality, no substance. No foreign policy knowledge let alone experience and this country just won’t vote for someone like that. The Breck Girl, Edwards, also doesn’t exhibit foreign policy strength let alone any real cojones. Hillary has the strength, experience to do the job. And even her critics can’t argue that…they just say she’s shrill, or not warm or some other such utter nonsense.

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