August 7th, 2007
10:47 AM ET
8 years ago

Strategy Session: Parenthood and polls

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the latest edition of Strategy Session, Democratic strategist Paul Begala and Terry Jeffrey, editor of Human Events, weigh in on Giuliani's daughter's online support of Sen. Barack Obama.


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  1. J.P., Hot City, TX

    What's worse, getting a legitimate divorce and having your teenage daughter disagree with your political beliefs, or having your husband cheat on you with multiple women (one of those being in the White House) and not having the courage or self-respect to leave him based solely on the fact that it would look bad for the family politically? Oh yea, and that husband will be back in the whitehouse influencing important National issues if Hillary is elected.

    All those Clinton lovers should think a little before casting stones at Giuliani because of his "family values."

    August 7, 2007 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. David, Gilbert Arizona

    I agree with Begala that the differing views of a 17 year old and her father are a complete non-issue. Most young adults have differing views from their parents.

    As far as Giuliani's infidelity as compared to Clinton's infidelity it's exactly the same. If you're going to scream to high heaven about how awful Bill was because he couldn't keep it in his pants then you have to do the same for Rudy. Rudy did not all of a sudden decide one day to get a divorce. He got a divorce because he was having an affair.

    Whether or not Hillary was a fool for sticking with Bill after everything came to light is between Hillary and Bill just the same as the rocky relationship with Rudy and his children is between them.

    I know of no American family that does not have an element of disfunctionality. Remove the board from your own eye before you pluck the splinter from your brother's.

    It is funny to see people make excuses for Rudy's infidelity though.

    August 7, 2007 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. Mary Scott, Park City, Utah

    It is easy to look at poll numbers and speculate. Have you been with the candidates as they speak to the voters? Obama was in Park City on Sunday and mesmerized 500 people at a last minute rally. It seems to me that CNN is slanted in favor of Clinton. Why is Obama called “naive” and “inexperienced” rather than wise, intelligent, and thoughtful? It scares me that a candidate might be chosen on the basis of how they are presented through news organizations. I want to see more of what the candidates really say rather than endless analysis of “political experts.” There are many of us who are sick of politics as usual and would like a change. Clinton is more of the same.

    August 7, 2007 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |