Stop Hillary Now

While other candidates prattle about what interests them, Hillary Clinton is focused on what matters most to Americans. Hillary Clinton addressed the needs of America’s middle class last week. This week once again Hillary Clinton is focused on the economy and its effects on “Invisible Americans”.

Hillary Clinton is rewarded by Americans for her focus on their problems with 51% support. If anyone is going to ever stop Hillary – they better stop Hillary now.

After a year of floundering and making excuses, Hillary’s opponents are finally becoming aware of the great Hillary triumph to come. Hillary’s opponents are having to calm down supporters who have “the jitters”.

They might have a war chest in the bank and a candidate who draws rock star crowds, but that doesn’t mean Barack Obama supporters aren’t getting the jitters as primary season rapidly approaches.

After all, despite the good press and enthusiasm surrounding Obama, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has stayed solidly ahead in both polls and conventional wisdom. [snip]

The jitters are born of high expectations in the spring that Obama might give Clinton an immediate run for the frontrunner’s slot. Instead, while Obama has continued to raise money and generate excitement, he has plateaued in national polls and in Iowa polls.

When Obama’s top fundraisers gathered for a national finance committee meeting in Iowa at the beginning of October, “The elephant in the room was, ‘What are we going to do, the polls, the polls, the polls,’” said one donor who was there, adding that Obama and his aides soothed the crowd with a focus on Iowa.

Obama’s top advisors continue to try to fool their top donors with pathetic excuses. But top donors are not fools. The top donors and the smart supporters see what is obvious to all objective observers – The Obama campaign, like the Edwards campaign, has a shrunken calendar and a shrunken campaign. Hillary is running a campaign on the issues important to all Americans in all 50 states. Obama and Edwards (and all the other Democratic candidates) are running an Iowa only campaign based on egotism and attacking Hillary.

Bundlers complain that they “didn’t raise all this money to run a one-state campaign,” said a Chicago Democrat close to the tight circle of Obama’s top Chicago donors, who, like others who spoke to Politico, asked to speak on the condition of anonymity. “The frustration has been that they have not been able to move off the personal story and move off this groundswell of enthusiasm and the money to build a campaign in all the key states.”

The truth is spreading from the top donors to the lower tier donors:

But while jittery, wealthy contributors with free advice are a staple of most campaigns, Obama’s flock of small contributors has insulated him to some degree from the nerves of big donors — often business executives who are accustomed to being listened to.

Now, however, some of the same angst about Obama’s prospects is appearing on blogs that supporters have started on the candidate’s social networking site,

Under the heading “Worried — very worried,” one Obama blogger, Wade Schmidt of Nashville, Tenn., implored Oct. 3: “You have got to take [Hillary] on and not be scared. Take her to the mat and fight man. Call her out and have her ‘join the conversation.’ Your conversation. Time is of the essence Barrack [sic].”

“Is Hillary finally getting traction in Iowa after all the $$$ her campaign has poured into that state or is Barack losing support? What can we do to help the Obama campaign? Should I be worried? Is he going to pull a Dean?” asked a supporter from Lawrence, Kan., who writes under the name AnthonyKS, on Oct. 9.

Whether in response to donor complaints or not, the senator’s tone has shifted of late. He has confronted Clinton directly on her vote in favor of a belligerent resolution on Iran and even depicted her supporters as a handful of business-suited lobbyists — versus his cast of thousands — in an image on his website.

The combative new tack was a hit with Obama’s online contributors — a series of e-mails that raised nearly $2 million were headed “Hillary’s money.” His more traditional donors also sound pleased.

“There’s been a feeling that he should be more combative, more aggressive in delineating the difference between an Obama and a Clinton administration, which they’re finally doing,” said a Chicago lawyer who raises money for Obama.

Instead of attacking Hillary, Obama should learn from Hillary. Hillary is running a positive campaign. Hillary is attacking America’s problems and that is why she is so popular. When Bill Clinton first became President the American economy was in a shambles. When Bill Clinton left office the American economy was in excellent shape with even better prospects for Americans to come.

Americans know they can trust Hillary to correct the latest Bush economic mess. As economic worries grow Hillary speaks to economic worries.

Yesterday was a bad day on Wall Street. The drop in the composite indexes triggered trading restrictions to stabilize jittery markets.

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 360 points Friday – the 20th anniversary of the Black Monday crash – as lackluster corporate earnings, renewed credit concerns and rising oil prices spooked investors.

The major stock market indexes turned in their worst week since July after Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), one of the world’s largest construction equipment makers, soured investors mood Friday with a discouraging assessment of the U.S. economy. In a week dominated by mostly negative results from banks facing difficult credit markets and rising mortgage delinquencies, investors appeared surprised that an industrial name was feeling an economic pinch, too. [snip]

Investor sentiment took another hit when Standard & Poor’s downgraded another batch of residential mortgage-backed securities, adding to investor unease about credit quality. The latest reduction follows a similar move earlier in the week and affects more than 1,400 classes.

And oil prices appeared on some investors’ list of worries after briefly moving above the psychological barrier of $90 per barrel for the first time.

Hillary is winning because Hillary understands what Americans are facing.

Alongside the newest set of poll results showing Clinton’s surprising levels of popularity among lower- and middle-class women, white moderate women, even black voters, was another story this week, based on a new set of data from the I.R.S.

It showed that America’s most wealthy earn an even greater share of the nation’s income than they did in 2000, at the peak of the tech boom. The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans, the Wall Street Journal reported, earned 21.2 percent of all income in 2005 (the latest date for which these data are available), up from the high of 20.8 percent they’d reached in the bull market of 2000. The bottom 50 percent of people earned 12.8 percent of all income, compared with 13 percent in 2000. And the median tax filer’s income fell 2 percent when adjusted for inflation (to about $31,000) between 2000 and 2005.

More and more people are being priced out of a middle class existence. Because of housing prices, because of health care costs, because of tax policy, because of the cost of child care, The Good Life – a life of relative comfort and financial security – is now, in many parts of the country, an upper-middle-class luxury.

Hillary discussed her plan to fight the “Trapdoor” last week to little news coverage:

After all, it contained a number of huge new middle class entitlements: paid family leave and sick leave, most notably. There were a number of tried-and-true triggers for outrage from the right wing and the business community like government standards and quality controls for child care. There could have been debate stoked among the many childless workers who now feel parents are getting too much “special treatment” in the workplace (Clinton supports legislation to protect parents and pregnant women from job discrimination). At the very least, someone could have accused Clinton of trying to bring back welfare. (She supports subsidies for low-income parents who wish to stay home to raise their children.) Or someone could have questioned how realistic it really is to pay for all that – to the tune of $1.75 billion per year – simply by cracking down on the “abusive” use of tax shelters, as Clinton proposes to do.

Hillary has not lost touch with Americans as her opponents appear to have done. How else to explain the Obama and Edwards obsession with Hillary?

The American middle class, it seems to me, is looking to politicians now to satisfy a pretty basic – and urgent – level of need. Yet people in the upper middle class — with their excellent health benefits, schools, salaries, retirement plans, nannies and private afterschool programs — have journeyed so far from that level of need that, it often seems to me, they literally cannot hear what resonates with the middle class. That creates a problematic blind spot for those who write, edit or produce what comes to be known about our politicians and their policies.

It’s the Economy Again, Stupid:

…I would say that the chances are better than even that next year’s presidential contest will be fought against the backdrop of a recession. The stock market, so far, appears to disagree. You might prefer to trust the collective wisdom of a million investors betting real money. Usually I would advocate that. But you might also ask yourself, as I am, what on earth is Wall Street thinking? [snip]

Last month, one of the loudest and most persistent pessimists, Nouriel Roubini, a professor at New York University and the co-founder of Roubini Global Economics, gave a seminar at the International Monetary Fund on the prospects for the U.S. and global economies. In the latter part of 2006 and earlier this year he was attacked for exaggerating risks to the economy. You hear less of that criticism now. In fact, his IMF host introduced him at the seminar as the pessimist who had not been pessimistic enough.

Roubini said last year that the problems in the housing market would get worse before they got better. He and only a handful of others predicted that house prices would soon fall (on a national aggregate basis) year-on-year for the first time since the Great Depression. Until recently, most economists were expecting no worse than a slowing rate of increase, and a good number recommended housing as an investment. House prices are now falling across the country as Roubini said they would, and the backlog of unsold houses (suggesting lower prices to come) is growing.

Roubini made a second prediction. He said that stresses in the housing market would feed into the broader financial system. One of the forces powering the housing boom, he pointed out, was the explosive growth in subprime mortgages. That growth, in turn, had been driven by financial innovation — especially by the repackaging of those mortgages into securities that could be sold to investors across the wider financial market. As defaults began to rise on those poor-quality mortgages, Roubini predicted, the pain would not be confined to the victims of foreclosure or to the reckless new lenders that had granted the loans in the first place but would also extend to their backers at one or more removes in the capital market. And again, so it proved.

Except that on this second point — the risk of a widening circle of damage — even Roubini did not foresee the full extent or intensity of the resulting turmoil. Panic gripped Wall Street over the summer, the credit markets seized up, and the Fed was forced into full financial-emergency mode. Banks and investment houses were driven to make enormous write-downs of their compromised holdings of mortgage-backed securities. Some big banks in Germany and the United Kingdom, also heavily involved in the U.S. subprime business, actually failed and government had to rescue their depositors. [snip]

The slump in the home-building industry, in other words, is still gathering momentum.

As economic problems gather momentum the support for Hillary and the need for Hillary’s proposed solutions will gather momentum too.

The mosquito complaints of her opponents appear more out of touch every day.

Hillary is addressing the issues that concern Americans. She has not forgotten the worries and problems of every day Americans. That’s why there is no way to stop Hillary now.


54 thoughts on “Stop Hillary Now

  1. Yes, I agree. While Hillary’s rivals attack her over nuanced issues, neither Obama nor Edwards have put forth a plan to stop the economy from hemmoraging money, job loss, people being foreclosed on or any substantive plan reversing the economic damage done by the Bush Administration.

    I’m thrilled Hillary is talking to her audiences and not talking at them, as is Obama and Edwards.

    Who cares if Edwards is the son of a mill worker. What can he do for me?
    Who cares if Obama grew up overseas and says he has a better feel for global policy. What can he do for me?

    These two presidential wannabes are selling their scrap books of geneology while Rome is burning. We need a candidate with a plan to put out the fires and grow the economy. The only candidate in the room with a plan for our future and capable of getting it done is HRC.

  2. Unfortunately, causing riots in Pakistan when you threaten to bomb them and gettting yourself burned in effigy alongside Tom Tancredo probably isn’t going to do much for him in the primary. It’s going to be an ugly moment in the debates if he forces his opponents to bring that up. Clinton, Richardson, Dodd and Biden can all slice his head off with that one. And it will be the end of his national career if it happens – it may already be the end of his national career.

    You’re right. He is off the deepend.

  3. I am so proud of HILLARY for staying above the fray. Honestly, when I saw her AD, I was moved. Why? Because she has tapped into the ANXIETY that I feel each day, the SAME anxiety that EVERYONE I know feels.

    Hillary is right. America does need to change. And AMERICANS dont care who has the MOST CLEVER SNYDE REMARK about other DEMOCRATS. We care about the ECONOMY, HEALTHCARE, IRAQ and the future of this country.

  4. Obama AND his vicious supporters are going off the deep end.

    When faced with a “fact” pointing out the duplicitousness of their candidate, they invent an excuse totally unrelated to the evidence presented and proceed going a step further lecturing on candidate supporter etiquette.

    If there wasn’t so much pathology in their thinking; it would be laughable!

    Mrs. S.

  5. Hi y’all, I am with ya. I love Hillary’s new ad. And I am so proud of her, as well, for staying above the fray and refusing to engage in mud slinging. She was so smart to make it clear from the get go that the Repugs are who were are running against. We need to be united against them. The points we want to debate among ourselves are one thing, but we don’t need to be undercutting each other. Like I say, we can be proud of her. I don’t think she’ll have one iota of trouble in the next debate takin’ on the boys who are slingin’ the mud. She’s got the expertise. She’s the one who’s truly Presidential. Her knowledge on subjects is awe inspiring. Her toughness is as well. She will fight for what she believes and never whine and never give up. -mollyj

  6. obama, edwards, and for that matter all her rivals will be even more desperate and wicked in their attacks in the next debate. she should let it roll off and stay positive. she is so far ahead it does not matter.

  7. the thing that cracks me up is just becuase one candidate or others attack her in the debate, it does not mean support from hillary is going to them. if anything it may peal off some if little support to different candidates. this is what a mutli-candidate field/debate does. it insulates hillary. that’s my theory anyway. but hillary has among the most hardcore supporters out there. i doubt the negative attacks will work. if anything it will harden our resolve.

  8. BTW, that Politico story on Obama’s jittery supporters is linked on HillaryHub.

    I also love Hillary’s new ad. 🙂

  9. More good polling news. Hillary doing well in Mo. against Repubs. This is a SurveyUSA poll.

    Clinton (D) 50%, Giuliani (R) 43%
    Clinton (D) 51%, Thompson (R) 42%
    Clinton (D) 50%, Romney (R) 41%
    Clinton (D) 51%, Huckabee (R) 40%
    Clinton (D) 48%, McCain (R) 45%

  10. Hillary in Des Moines today, from the AP:

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday rejected the front-runner label, but acknowledged increasing fire from rivals in both parties — which she said she will largely ignore.
    “I’m well aware that my opponents on both sides are paying a lot more attention to me,” Clinton said. “I’m reminded by some of my friends that when you get to be my age, having so many men paying attention to you is kind of flattering.”
    Clinton, who’s about to turn 60, met with reporters after a campaign event in Des Moines.
    Most national polls have shown Clinton atop the field of Democratic contenders, and recent surveys have shown her gaining ground in Iowa. She also has a financial edge over all the other candidates.
    She was asked if she is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.
    “I consider myself someone who is working as hard as I can every day to earn the support of Iowans and that’s what I’m going to continue to do,” Clinton said. “I’m well aware that no one has voted, that no one has caucused.”
    Clinton said many voters remain unconvinced.
    “I’m not taking anything for granted,” she said. “We’ve got a long way to go before that happens.”
    She rejected criticism from rivals like Barack Obama and John Edwards, who charge she’s too closely tied to Washington to bring about real change. She said she won’t allow that criticism to knock her off message.
    “I’m going to continue to attack the problems of America,” Clinton said. “I’m going to focus on what I would do as president.”
    Clinton is calling her latest tour “Organizing for Change” to underscore her argument that a fundamental shift in the nation’s direction is needed and she’s best equipped to bring it.
    On the stump, Clinton focused on her package to help students pay for college. She called for doubling the tax credit for college costs and increasing Pell Grants, which help middle-class students afford college.
    “College costs have gone up 35 percent in the last five years,” Clinton said. “I think we’ve got to ask a lot of hard questions here.”
    She said the issue is central to helping the struggling middle class.
    “Jobs, health care, education, those are the pillars of the middle class and they are also the pillars of my campaign,” she said.
    She said the Bush administration has had a concrete impact on middle-class families.
    “The average American family has lost $1,000 in income over the last six years,” Clinton said.

  11. Clinton defends fundraising among immigrants
    by Rick Pearson

    DES MOINES — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her fundraising practices among New York’s Chinese community today and said those questioning her ability to reform Washington, including attacks from her rivals, should look at her record.

    “I represent New York and New York is a symbol of the success of immigrants coming to America,” the New York senator told reporters after addressing supporters at the Oak Park Elementary School on Des Moines’ north side.

    “I am pleased to have a lot of first-generation American support as well as people who have been longtime involved in the political process. I’m going to keep reaching out to everybody in our country. I want to be a president to everybody.”

    The Los Angeles Times recently reported on donations Clinton has received from New York’s Chinese community, including contributions of between $500 and the federal $2,300 maximum per election, coming from people identified as dishwashers and other menial jobs. Of 150 contributions examined, one-third of the donors could not be found and a $1,000 donor said they did not give a contribution.

    The newspaper noted that at a single April fundraiser held in an area of poverty, Clinton raised $380,000.

    “I think with respect to that one event, there were more than 250 people there,” Clinton said. “My campaign reviewed any of the contributors, we’ve returned money. New things come to light, we’ll continue to do that.”

    The Clinton campaign has said it reviewed donations and returned those in cases where it couldn’t confirm the contributions were legally given.

    Democratic rival John Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, has repeatedly attacked Clinton for taking money from special interests and lobbyists in her campaign, which he said he and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois have refused. Edwards questioned whether Clinton can “challenge our broken system in Washington.”

    “This is not a purity contest—it’s not about what we’ve done yesterday,” Edwards said in a statement. “This is about what each of us can do today to fix the system.”

    But Clinton said “rhetoric is easy to come by.”

    “If you look at what I’ve done, I have been at the forefront of a lot of the major challenges we’ve had in trying to rein in special interests and I believe as president I will be in a position to do that,” she said.

  12. I hope Chinese American, Indian American communities will come out and give a stern warning to Edwards and his despicable campaign. He is apparently hoping to play race card. Sure there’s some cultural reason that some Chinese donate to Clinton because of ‘afraid of losing face’, ‘peer pressure’, ‘showing off’… But it’s absolutely horrible for Edwards, a democrat to capitalize on this sort of despicable racial stereotype.

    Those minority groups should warn him, if he continues this path, do not expect to count on their votes even in general election.

  13. Edwards thinks he is more electable because he has a southern accent. LOL. Tell that to the folks in North Carolina, who DIDN’t vote for him in 2004, and who are trending HILLARY CLINTON now.

    I live in Los Angeles….We have the largest KOREATOWN in the world outside of Korea. These people have worked hard to get here. They work hard to sustain themselves here. How dare EDWARDS think that they dont count as Americans!!!!

  14. Here is a little consolation for those of us who are frustrated to annoyed at hearing the endless whining from candidates and anchors about Hillary’s “negatives”.

    If you remember back to Reagan, his policies were far less popular than Hillary’s are now, but his critics couldn’t seem to touch him. His PR man (who just died) explained that whatever the complaints, what mattered were the visuals. So Reagan was always
    seen in front of flags, smiling, and that was the image people had of him.

    If you look at the images in the file footage of Hillary, she is smiling, making smart points or making a joke, and the complaints are at odds with the visuals. Hillary wins.

    BTW, the MSNBC coverage about Republican women voting for Hillary was amusing. As young women kept saying that 24% of them as possible Clinton voters was rubbish, the crawl on the bottom said that Hillary got 22% of Republican women votes in NY. Rubbish indeed.

  15. Yes, Celiff, the link to the blog about the singer worked. I’m pretty outraged about it and want to find out more. I have friends who are gay who are voting for Obama because of his emphasis on “hope” (yeah, right). A while back when Obama talked about who he would work across the aisle with in the Senate, there was one person he mentioned who also had a wildly antigay stance. I think it is fair to start asking where he really is on the GLBT community at this point. -mollyj

  16. Richardson was denounced due to his response at the GLBT forum a while back. Now Obama is touring with McClurkin. Obama desperation to win South Carolina is taking him into an ugly path. Obama must confront McClurkin, in public, on ths issue. Why is Obama touring with McClurkin in the first place? We would excoriate any candidate who toured with a racist, why is this bigotry any different and tolerated by Obama?

    (BTW, McClurkin has a church in NY whose congregation includes Starr Jones, formerly of The View).

  17. I know I am jumping the gun here – we have a primary to win before thinking abt General Election –

    But who will be an easier opponent for Hillary? Rudy or Mike Huckabee?

    Despite disagreeing with Mike Huckabee on his policies and positions – I find he is charming and can win over independents. I would hate to see him on Republican ticket.

    My choice would be Hillary Vs Romney!!

  18. Hey Paula,
    Nice to hear from you after such a long time! We are only 10 weeks away from the first vote! How exciting!!!

  19. I just read the Politico article. Obama’s “wealthy” contributors are getting “jittery”–as well they should. But did you happen to notice who is stepping forward to do damage control? Why, the brother of Mayor of Chicago of course. Now this could all be very innocent. After all Obama is from Chicago and this would not be the first time a local political establishment rallied around one of their own. But lest we forget this is not just any political establishment–it is the Chicago Machine. And, there is always a price to be paid for their support–sure as the earth turns.

  20. CELIFF and ADMIN,

    Thanks for the info about McClurkin….I will be sure to spread the news with my friends in West Hollywood. 🙂

  21. Congressman Honda speaks out strongly on so-called Clinton fundraising controversy:

    This is terrific news. Finally an Asian American Congressman is speaking out forcifully against the racial prejudice in the so-called Clinton fundraising controversy.

    From Taylor Marsh:

    The opening paragraph was a dead giveaway.

    Something remarkable happened at 44 Henry St., a grimy Chinatown tenement with peeling walls. It also happened nearby at a dimly lighted apartment building with trash bins clustered by the front door.

    Sometimes you just have to call it what it is: racism. Rep. Mike Honda spoke out on that very issue after the LA Times unleashed their screed on Hillary Clinton’s cash, which her opponents and their allies gobbled up, proclaiming another “fundraising scandal.” Word to the unwise: unless it breaks the law it’s not a scandal. It is simply raising money, lots and lots and lots of money. However, when you go after people of a certain race, while also getting the story wrong by a mile, that’s something else entirely.

    Mike Honda’s statement:

    “While I sincerely hope the reporting is airtight, the story lacked responsible sensitivity and, at times, even strained to turn the commonplace into the mysterious. For example, the story describes “…a woman named Chung Seto, who came to this country as a child from Canton province…” Anyone who has ever spoken with Ms. Seto, who I’ve known for many years, knows that she’s as New York as one can get. The story, however, paints her as a mysterious foreign figure, when in fact she has been a longtime established leader within the New York Democratic Party and is well respected in Democratic circles nationally. … ..

    … .. “Many times it is not so much what a story says, but what it insinuates, such as a link between Asian Americans and organized crime. The aftertaste of this story is that campaign financing is an Asian problem. If this was about fundraising, I failed to see anything about Mitt Romney’s campaign co-chair Alan Fabian, or other non-Asian American incidents. Why are Asian Americans being singled out? Unquestionably, there is room for improvement in campaign finance and the vetting process in this country and we should address this issue. However, this is a bi-partisan, American problem, not an Asian American problem. To characterize it as such does injustice to our democracy

  22. Please write to Congressman Honda to ask him to call Edwards and other rival campaigns out.

    Now I urge every Clinton supporter to write to Congressman Mike Honda on this issue. His email contact is:

    Contact: Jose Dante Parra: 202.225.3327

    I am going to urge him to put any rival campaign especially Edwards’ on notice. If they continue this despicable path, ask Mike Honda to urge all Asian Americans to strongly condemn his campaign and issue a stern warning if he’s the nominee, there’s no guarantee he will get Asian American community’s votes.

    I just emailed Honda, here’s the last paragraph of my email:

    strongly urge you to speak with other Asian American community leaders, and issue a stern warnings to Edwards and other campaigns not to exploit this issue based on racial prejudice. Asian American community should issue a stern warning to any democratic candidate that their votes are not guaranteed in general election.

    I am going to attach Edwards’ campaign’s despicable statement and his supporters’ comments on myDD to Honda. If anybody finds out Edwards/Obama’s despicable diary on dailykos, please also write to him.

    This is going to have an impact. Since Asian American community is still part of democratic party, they will have more leverage on democratic candidates.

  23. That is excellent excellent news Kostner! these hypocrites like Edwards and Obama need to be put in their place! They were the ones rasing the controversy!

  24. guys, i think guliani is the strongest person hillary can go against but when it is all said and done she will win.

  25. Secret,

    Thanks so much. I think this tactic is much more effective than pressuring a Republican bigot. Republican bigots do not care. However, democratic candidates, whether he’s Obama or Edwards, they will face enormous pressure from other minority groups if they insist on playing racial politics. The reason is simple those minority groups are democratic party’s core constituency, they need them to win election.

    So writing to Asian American community leaders and expose Edwards/Obama campaigns and their supporters’ dirty work is definitely going to help Hillary Clinton. It’s better to attach some of the despicable diaries written by Edwards/Obama to demonstrate how far these guys have gone.

    For example, two diaries on myDD smearing Clinton’s fundrasing in Chinese community and Edwards’ despicalbe statement are good materials to send to Honda.

  26. I will also be sure to inform the large GLBT community here in Iowa City. This is Iowa’s largest GLBT population (very liberal). I am personally offended by Obama’s decision to campaign with someone like this. Doesn’t he realize he’s running in the DEMOCRATIC party, not the conservative party. I hope this breaks to the MSM monday, or is on the sunday talk shows (highly doubtful, they stick with Hillary bashing).

  27. Hi terrondt,
    I was overseas but I check this website every single day and of course stay updated on Hillary news from Google news Hillary. I just got back and I am so excited to be writing again!! How are you doing? Well..I read about how you defended Hillary. Good work terrondt!!

  28. Kostner,
    I are absolutely right. I think we need to mount pressure on democrats to condemn the racial politics. Cannot stand Edwards and that sore loser Obama!

  29. thanx secret, we all do our part against the haters from the msm, the repukes(gop), nutkooks, obama(d-rezko,stinky,messy),edwards(katrina foreclosure money, big mansion, and $400.00 haircuts) crowd.LOL

  30. secret,

    Bobby Jindal wins governorship! I’ve been rooting for him to win even he’s a Republican. The democratic party played religious bigotry card on this Indian American, this is an excellent vindication.

    Racial and religious prejudice should have no place in either party, period. Edwards and Obama supporters should be put on notice, other minority groups such as Asian Americans, Hispanics are definitely swing groups. Using one minority group against another will not win them elections.

    Hillary Clinton has wide appeal among African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics etc. She is a true uniter, she’s not going to use one minority group against another. If we want a White House win, she is our girl!

  31. i have rassmussen premium but i am annoyed he only publish the daily tracking polls monday thru friday. and then monday he reports the sat. and sun. numbers. makes no sense. you guys know me, i need my daily poll fix!!! POLL ADDICT HERE. LOL.

  32. kostner, im not sure that is such a good thing about jingle winning. i mean mike steele who is black was running as a bush republican, but i was glad democratic white candidate ben cardin won in the maryland senate race last year.

  33. Edwards Warns of ‘Corporate Democrats’
    By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY – 5 hours ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat John Edwards blamed Bill Clinton’s administration Saturday for trade agreements unpopular with labor unions and warned against electing “corporate Democrats.”

    The Democratic presidential hopeful, speaking to union carpenters, tied rival Hillary Rodham Clinton to the business interests that unions claim were served by her husband’s trade liberalization, to the detriment of workers.

    Edwards described the North American Free Trade Agreement as a blow to the middle class that President Clinton put in place while the first lady was failing in her mission to reform health care.

    “In the 1990s, we didn’t get universal health care, which we needed,” he said. “We got NAFTA, which we didn’t need.

    “I think we’ve been asking the wrong questions about these proposed trade deals,” he added. “The question seems to have been, ‘Is this trade deal good for the profits of big multinational corporations?'”

    Edwards said his administration would ask, “Is this trade deal good for jobs and for working, middle-class America?”

    The former North Carolina senator says he would renegotiate the 1993 deal that lowered trade barriers among the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

    New York Sen. Clinton said recently that trade agreements, including NAFTA, should be reviewed every five years to make sure “they’re meeting their goals or to make adjustments if they are not.”

    Edwards described the stakes of the presidential race in stark terms, asking the crowd if they want to live in a country made up of “a few rich people and everybody else.” He suggested his Democratic rivals would not serve the interests of workers.

    “Do you want to trade a crowd of corporate Republicans that are running this country now for a crowd of corporate Democrats?” he asked. “That’s not us.”

    Edwards is depending on the carpenters union in Nevada to help drive turnout in the Jan. 19 caucuses.

    The local union and its international endorsed him in August. The union has 12,000 members in Nevada, although many are Republicans or nonpartisans.

    Edwards met privately with members of another large Nevada union during his campaign stop in the state, his 14th since launching his presidential campaign. The Service Employees International Union, with about 17,000 members in Nevada, says it is considering endorsing Edwards, Clinton or Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

  34. Kostner, I doubt anyone here appreciates your support of Jindal. Please keep your support of Republicans to yourself. I’m sure Hillary doesn’t share your feelings.

  35. Kostner,
    I myself was rooting for Jindal. I was thoroughly putoff my the racial card played! It is a fitting reply that real Americans reject racism!

  36. MJ,
    It is not financial support or out there campaigning for him – It is simply rooting for Jindal just because he was attacked racially. I strongly believe race should not be a part of politics – irrespective of who plays the race card!

  37. Secret:

    I understand. I threw up in my mouth a little bit during the 2004 debate when John Kerry “outed” Dick Cheney’s daughter and made her sexual preference a campaign issue. I was absolutely disgusted that a Democratic candidate would go there.

  38. I liked Kathleen Blanco, too bad her base was destroyed by Katrina and Bush’s response and blame thereafter being placed all on her and Nagin instead of Mike Brown and FEMA, and the Army Corps of Engineers. I live on the Mississippi when I am not at school in Davenport, which is the largest city on the Mississippi without a floodwall. I think we should be paying attention to our infrastructure here at home instead of Iraq, as Hillary said with the Minnesota Bridge collapse and the pipe explosion in NYC. I hope Mary Landrieu holds her senate seat in Louisiana in 2008.

  39. I think we all may have different views on politics but where we all stand united is in our Unclinching support to Hillary.
    Hopefully Hillary supporters here will realize that Hillary has huge chunk of independent supporters like myself who aren’t necessarily hardcore democrats. The amazing thing about Hillary is that she appeals to different people and she means different things to different people. So – I appeal to the hardcore democrats to have tolerance for the views of independent voters who are Hillary Supporters.

  40. mj,

    It’s not just race. The local democratic party put on air a bunch of ads to denounce Jindal of converting from one religion to another. This is blatantly wrong. This is despicable. If democratic party allowed this to happen, no wonder Edwards campaign was smiling and piling on those ‘Chinatown’ guys’ donations to Clinton.

    This is not partisan politics, it’s principle. As I said, I would root for Cohen and Rice for higher positions even they are GOPers. Despite our difference, both of them are smart, experienced and capable African American politicians.

    Well, of course it’s just my personal opinion, and we can all disagree. But now let’s focus on electing Hillary Clinton!

  41. Mr. Dean, they said, has failed to avoid the hopscotching among states seeking to increase their influence in the process, and has made matters worse by getting into a showdown with states like Florida, which set an earlier primary date than party rules allow. Mr. Dean’s vow to strip away delegates from the state prompted the lawsuit.

    His critics also worry that the Democratic National Committee will lack the money necessary to support the party’s candidate in the long months after a nominee emerges but before the general election formally gets under way. The party chairman’s duties include overseeing how the party spends its money and helping set election rules.

  42. This summer, presidential candidates signed an agreement, put forward by state party leaders, pledging their support for continuing the program. While few Democrats argue with trying to bolster the party across the country, several campaign officials say it is too expensive.

    The Democratic Party’s presidential candidates and its Congressional re-election committees have raised more money than their Republican counterparts. The Democratic National Committee, though, has fallen behind the Republican National Committee. In a disclosure report filed Saturday, the D.N.C. said it had $3.25 million in the bank, compared with $9.71 million heading into the presidential race four years ago.

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