June 28th, 2007
10:50 PM ET
9 years ago

Clarence Page: Hillary held her own

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, held her own at Thursday’s presidential forum, according to Clarence Page, a nationally syndicated columnist.

Page called one moment in particular “dramatic,” when Clinton responded that the nation's response to HIV and AIDS would be better if it mainly affected white women.

He said you know you’ve made a point as a candidate “when you have African-American women jumping up.”

- CNN Researcher Xuan Thai

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  1. J. Pendergrass, DE

    Sen. Hillary Clinton is nothing more than a demagogue. In the first debate all she did was blame Pres. Bush and today she played on the emotions of the African-American audience to gain a standing ovation with the AIDs thing.
    Am I the only person in the US who is concerned that if Clinton wins the pres. election two families will have controlled the executive office since 1989?

    June 28, 2007 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  2. Rachel Polk, Salisbury, MD

    I am an African-American woman and I was not jumping up and down. There is something about Hillary that does not ring true. This debate had an unusual format – one that insured that all candidates had the opportunity to answer the questions randomly. Yet, her responses seemed canned and predictable – as if she could cut and paste at will.

    June 28, 2007 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  3. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    He said you know you’ve made a point as a candidate “when you have African-American women jumping up.”

    Yes, it took great talent to tap into their victim mentality. I saw that moment, and it was cheap. Not a thing mentioned on how to solve the problem, just commiseration.

    June 28, 2007 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  4. DeeAnna Roberts


    It's called race/gender baiting and this African American female was not impressed. I think , one of the mistakes that Hillary and some of the other white candidates continue to make, is underestimating our intellegence to know the difference between a race baiting panderer and someone who is genuinly concerned about the Black community. They think they can fake a black accent and mimic some in the Black community, and assume that they are relating to us as a people. It's beyond fake. It's offensive and insulting and I have had it with Hillary doing this. It may work on older uneducated Blacks who are still under the impression that ALL of their problems are related to the White man keeping them down, but it doesn't work on me. I am part of a new generation of Blacks and I don't blame the "White Man" for everything. Some things are , gasp , actually my own peoples fault.

    June 29, 2007 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  5. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    Considering that this administration has funded HIV/AIDs much more than Shrillary's hubby did.

    Just cheap political soundbites and lies is all you get from her, bravo for you previous posters for seeing through her.

    June 29, 2007 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  6. Mary, Beaver, PA

    Hillary Clinton deserves the "B" word. She'd never get my vote. Rachel Polk is right on when she says that something about her doesn't ring true. She is the most hated woman in America. If the Democrats are stupid enough to make her the candidate, they will lose in 2008.

    June 29, 2007 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  7. Providence, RI

    I respectfully disagree with all of you. Do you remeber Bill was the first black President? Hillary will be the first female black President once elected, because she is his wife, and she really means what she says. Did you read a book by Toni Morrison called "American Africanism"? It is a literary theroy, which still exists in our society. Hillary said if it were white women with Aids,we would take acton faster than black with Aids. She is right, and read the book please...

    June 29, 2007 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  8. H NY,NY

    Her comment about "HIV would have been cured by now" shows how she trivializes complex issues.

    PS Hillary its called the Ryan White Care Act and was passed in 1990. Its been providing needed services to communities impacted by HIV since then.

    As if all those involved in health care have not devoted their entire lives to trying to solve the virus.

    Her comments about providing more education in response to offshored jobs does what? Other than make me overqualified for yet other jobs?

    She just isn't in touch with issues. She tried some race/gender issues to endear herself to the audience and it wasn't convincing.

    She is like a bad actress in a bad script. She just doesn't work.

    June 29, 2007 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  9. NotBuyingIt

    Clarence Page is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Second only to CNN in bias political reporting..

    June 29, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  10. Ann Brunswick ME

    Clarence, wake up, Hillary cannot hold her own gas. Obama is new blood and he's not tainted with the baggage Hillary drags around with her.

    July 2, 2007 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |