January 21st, 2008
09:46 PM ET
7 years ago

Schneider: Hillary speaks partisan language


MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) –
Hillary Clinton constantly speaks in partisan terms - that she knows how to "fight" the Republicans - she's been doing it "for 16 years." It's very different from Obama, and it's a tone that is very appealing to many partisan Democrats that make up the majority of primary voters - but how will it play in a general election match up?

– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (486 Responses)
  1. Sylvia

    she is only speaking the truth on this subject

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  2. Grant

    Finally I see this post about Bill.. sort of.. so here was something I said on a post before: HIllary is talking out of her anus. She bs'es on Bill, and then goes on and says we should refocus on the real goal, right after attacking Obama, by saying that she would be the best against fighting republicans. Right after saying Bill isn't doing anything wrong.. hes the one telling lies about Obama, UNFOCUSING the campaign. That was what Obama was responding to!

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  3. Sprite

    Not well. Good insight, Bill. She definately needs a moderate running mate.

    January 21, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  4. Robert OH

    I think Obama brings the most change in this area

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  5. Helena

    Hillary is tough and smart. She will beat any of the Republicans!

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  6. Erin

    If she is the Democratic candidate, I will vote Republican. I would pick John McCain over her any day of the week.

    OBAMA 08

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  7. Jen Cedar Falls, IA

    Yeah, well wake up Hillary, this Partisan hatefest is exactly what we want to get away from!
    Hello!

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  8. Natasha R

    Hillary has the experience and SHE WILL WIN! GO HILLARY!

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  9. Dylan

    She is the only one that can win!

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  10. Orville H.

    In general election, Hillary will win hands down. You didn't realy beliebe Obama and Edwards could fight the Clinton mACHINE for ever?

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  11. ally

    How is it that she gained so much "valueable experience" from being the first lady, helping her to deal with these issues, and yet her husband will certainly not be too active should she become president?

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  12. cinga

    Amen. that is what we should be worrying about – who has enough experience to run against a McCain, etc. He would eat Obama alive!!

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  13. Nik T, Houston, TX

    To think that the Republicans are going to vote for DEmocracts who believe in values completely differente from theirs is FOOLISH. Obama has no idea what he's up against.

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  14. Olivia

    What do you expect from CNN? Obama doesn't have a clue. Clinton 08

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  15. Mark

    I agree with you Sylvia. None of the other candidates are experienced enough to fight the Republicans! Go Hillary!!!

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  16. mario

    she needs to tone it down some. she is not making any sense at all right now. She is holding on to a very fine rope and will fall flat on her face if she doesn't get to the points and QUICK

    January 21, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  17. Orville H.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    In general election, Hillary will win hands down. You didn't realy believe Obama and Edwards could fight the Clinton mACHINE for ever?

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  18. Andrew

    In this election it is a fight against the republicans, so the candidate who wants to finnaly fight back against the repubicans will be the winner. This is proven by the number of voters who are coming up for democrats and not for republicans. A reminder of FDR in his first years in office, after the start of the Great Mess there was a lean toward the democrats and a democratic majority in congress and white house will get things done

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  19. Valerie

    Hillary has the base. The thing of it is, if she is the nominee, it'll be harder for her than Obama or Edwards to get the support of Independents or even Republicans. Some people just hate Hillary. It's great that she's partisan now, but if we see a Clinton-McCain election, McCain will win. Obama has a better chance of unifying both sides.

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  20. Ellen

    But Hillary is right. We do have to fight the Republicans. Obama is playing hard on his ability to "inspire" people. But we need a President who will lead, who will be tough under pressure and not have knee-jerk reactions, who is not bowled over by his emotions and who understands that it is clear thinking, understanding of policy and judgement that count. After all, we are not electing "Preacher-in-Chief."

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  21. James Brown ( Independent )

    It won't play at all .............Hillary Clinton does one thing better then anyone else.............she DIVIDES the country .

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  22. Neil

    Her strength is her weakness. She knows now to play the "game". This is not a game – it is about our children, the environment and vision.....

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  23. Canada

    I think Obama did well in the second half,and looks presidential.

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  24. caramel.yogini

    Hillary is speaking the truth about the past! Obama scored on this one. A new majority across party lines will be needed to bring about the 'radical' changes that are needed in this country.

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  25. David

    What's she's speaking is the truth, and in the end that's what voters are looking for. Being a right-wing partisan never seemed to hurt Dubya in general elections, because, after all, it is the partisans (people who care enough to have an opinion) who actually vote.

    January 21, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
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