January 8th, 2008
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Bill Clinton targets media coverage of Obama

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(CNN) - On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, former President Bill Clinton criticized the media for not pressing Barack Obama more fully on Iraq, and accused the Illinois senator of shifting his position to reflect changing attitudes on the war.

"It is wrong that Sen. Obama got to go through 15 debates trumpeting his superior judgment and how he had been against the war in every year, enumerating the years, and never got asked one time, not once, 'Well, how could you say that when you said in 2004 you didn't know how you would have voted on the resolution? You said in 2004 there was no difference between you and George Bush on the war," Clinton said at a campaign stop in Hanover, New Hampshire.

"And you took that speech you're now running on off your Web site in 2004. And there's no difference in your voting record and Hillary's ever since."

He added, "Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen."

Clinton's wife, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, is battling Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The former president briefly acknowledged that his wife's senior campaign advisor, Mark Penn, was mistaken to claim that Obama had no bounce out of Iowa after winning the state's caucuses because the poll numbers on the day after were relatively unchanged.

Then he abruptly changed the subject - suggesting that Obama's campaign had employed underhanded tactics.

"What did you think about the Obama thing calling Hillary the senator from Punjab? Did you like that? Or what about the Obama handout that was covered up, the press never reported on, implying that I was a crook. Scouring me - scathing criticism over my financial reports. Ken Starr spent $70 million and indicted innocent people to find out that I wouldn't take a nickel to see the cow jump over the moon.

"So you can take a shot at Mark Penn if you want. It wasn't his best day. He was hurt. He felt badly we didn't do better in Iowa," said Clinton. "But the idea that one of these campaigns is positive and the other is negative when I know the reverse is true - and I have seen it and I have been blistered by it for months - is a little tough to take. Just because of the sanitizing coverage that's in the media doesn't mean the facts aren't out there."

He added, lightheartedly, "Otherwise, I do not have any strong feelings about that subject."

The former president made the remarks as polls showed his wife trailing Obama in this important first-in-the-nation primary state.

Responding to the comments later Tuesday, Obama said the Clinton campaign was "frustrated," and he dismissed the notion the press has gone easier on him.

"Maybe I've been missing something, but it seems like you guys have been reporting on me the entire year," Obama told reporters. "I remember this summer when we were down 20 points, we were getting knocked around pretty good. And I didn't hear the Clinton camp complaining about how terrible the press was."

Related video: Watch John King and Jessica Yellin on Bill Clinton's comments

- CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

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  1. p0nk

    "...But the idea that one of these campaigns is positive and the other is negative when I know the reverse is true..."

    and the reverse is what exactly? that one is negative and the other is positive? That's what i love about the Cllintons, the uncanny ability to say absolutely nothing and be quite passionate about it.

    January 9, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. Mr. Preston

    It is so sad that I am reading so many posts from uneducated voters, who appear to give their vote for the wrong reasons. I have heard very little on this page about platforms and real issues. I have also failed to hear anyone address the character and sincerity of any of the candidates. We as Americans need to stop voting for people because they are female, African American, or charismatic in the delivery of a message. I implore you all to go and read the platforms of these candidates. Please review the history of these candidates and their votes in congress. Verify that these candidates actually vote in accordance with the positions stated within their platforms. Check the true character of the candidates that you support and do not simply purchase the hype of the message. Know that your candidate fights the battles that he /she so vehemently preaches about. So many people are claiming a candidate for reasons of little merit. I simply say to you, “Know your facts before you decide who the best candidate truly is.”

    Now, I would like to dispel the disillusionment of experience. What is experience? Is experience the idea of having done something similar or identical to something you plan to do or is experience success at endeavors of your past that are similar to obstacles you plan to face in your future. I have widened my vision to span the horizon of each presidential hopeful and I have yet to see any experience. Who says that being a governor makes you qualified to be the president. What diplomacy does a governor demonstrate? What foreign policy does a governor generate? This list of questioning goes on because the positions are vastly different. More importantly, there is little comparison between the job senator and president. So again I ask you where does this term, “experience,” come from when none of the candidates have been president. All of these candidates have failed to demonstrate certain abilities of the president simply because their current positions don’t allow them the opportunity to demonstrate certain skills. Therefore, there is an experience level deficiency for any candidate, who is not the incumbent, who runs for president. This is something we all know intuitively, but fail to address, because we would prefer to distinguish candidates by skill level instead of matters of merit. WAKE UP!!!!

    January 9, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  3. Kevin C

    I don't like Bill out on the Campaign trail bashing Obama. As the former President of the US he should not be out there tarnishing Obama's good record by twisting words. He is in a diffult position I understand being the husband of a candidate, but he is not the candidate this time around.
    America, we need to be moving moving, NOT BACKWARD! This is the chance we have to breathe new life into our country. Clinton is old news. With Obama as our leader we could show the world that we are committed to changing from Bush's ways, not going back to the policies that enabled Bush to get elected in the first place!!! A fresh new face on the international scene it would not only launch the US back into a better standing in the international community but Obama is committed to uniting the world against our common threats we're all facing.

    When Obama swept in Iowa it was on the front page of the World newspapers, more so than in our own papers! I couldn't believe it and neither could Europe. They are impressed, as well they should be. Obama is not the run-of-the-mill politician, he is the man to take us into our next era. We need a united country to solve he issues we're facing and he seems to have to tune of the real people.

    Let's not forget that Bill's presidency, for all the good he did the US, was most famous for the embarrassment and public impeachment process that he put us through. I am so sick and tired of those kind of politicians. How many have been arrested for their various types of corruption and dissent!!

    We all knew in the back of our minds that there was a reason why Hillary didn't leave Bill after that fiasco. Now we know!!

    Think about it! No one would consider her if she was the divrocee of the ex-President?? She is nothing without Bill by her side, whereas Obama can one his own merits.

    If Hillary wins the nominations, we will lose more Dems to the Republicans just not to have her as ouyr President!

    January 9, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. Michael

    I have withdrawn my support from Hillary and placed it behind Obama because of Bill Clinton's actions. I have always supported the Clintons but the curtain was pulled back for me one too many times revealing their slimy tactics. They are no better than Bush and Karl Rove.

    January 9, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |

    Mrs Clinton is the ONLY candidate with a solid Science and Space Technology policy: Obama has already said he will delay/cancel (same thing) America's manned lunar program. How can he lack Vision so, when America's space budget is LESS than 0.7% percent of the Federal Budget?!! AMERICA CAN EASILY AFFORD IT!!

    January 9, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  6. Alex

    What really has Obama done for the nation? He is a good speaker and has some charm, beside that he has nothing to show for. Obama fans wake up. This is not a movie or a ball game. If the nation wants to have a fair chance to replace the tyrannical regime of last 7 years, then be practical and don not blow this opportunity. Republicans will like nothing more than having Obama as the Dem candidate. They are licking at their chops, as they even do not have to use their dirty tricks.
    vote for Obama = vote for any republicam. Period.

    January 9, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. NHforHillary

    Hillary has a very long political track record. Why do you think there will be gridlock in the Senate, Prez, if she is elected? If you know her background and all of the political work that she has done since she was very young, you would know that she grew up as a Republican and a Goldwater Girl. She knows both sides of the spectrum and has even said that she is to quote "a mind conservative and a heart liberal" when she stepped down as the President of the Young Republicans at Wellesley after changing her views during the American Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. She left the Republican party for good after being part of both parties in 1968 when she saw veiled" racist messages at the RNC. If anyone would know how to unite the parties, Hillary is THE ONE because she knows both sides and can play to both parties. If you know Obama's background, he is more Socialist than she is, besides his wavering on women's rights – so I don't know how he believes he can unite the parties being so left-wing under the covers and not having any real decisiveness on issues in the Senate.

    She has a long track record of working for children, families and for the American middle class – the heart of our country – to make us stronger and to make us better people. She has a good heart, good intentions and comes from a working middle-class family whose mother came from a dysfunctional family and was abandoned along with her sibling at the age of 8, yet was still able to raise her children with family values and a strong educations. Hillary knows what she was given by a mother that wasn't given much and she seems to want to give that back to our country. She doesn't sugar coat her speeches, they are from the heart and are true to what she believes in and what she has worked for her entire career. Take a look at her work, her life and what she stands for. You all talk about where Obama comes from and what he has gone through, Hillary's background wasn't spoonfed to her – she had to work for it and was taught to stand up for herself and that is what she did to win in NH.

    GO HILLARY! Don't let these boys bully you around.

    January 9, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. Marita

    Mr. Bll Clinton is 100% correct on his speech againts Obama. When it comes to debate between Bill Clinton and Obama I don't think Mr. Obama has a chance to win. Mr. Clinton is an excellent orator and debater.

    January 9, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  9. NHforHillary

    Another thing – about the conservatives that say they will back Obama. It's called 'I will back him now, but not when it comes to election time'. It's called politics. That is why a lot of NH Indepenents that usually vote Dem voted for McCain so that Romney wouldn't win. It doesn't mean they want to vote for McCain or that they want to vote Rep, it is a tactic. And that is the same thing the conservatives are doing with Obama – they say they back him up now so that people will vote for him because they feel that they can beat him out over Hillary. It is too bad it is such a game, but it is. The same games were played in Iowa, and yes you Obama backers, Obama played the same dirty tricks there so calling out the Clintons for playing dirty is the pot calling the kettle black.

    January 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Rocco

    Hilliary and Bill will do anything to get back in the White House again. She is a big manipulator, those were crocodile tears. I hope people can see that she has done nothing as a senator of NY. What experience and record of public service she is talking about. Yes, it's very personal for her to win ....... not for the country or us but only for herself.

    January 9, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. joey

    I just couldn't believe that Hilary has so many tricks when I was the tears in her eyes just one day before election. I just don't know when people will wake up to realize what kind of people the Clintons are. The Clintons always use black people and lies to advance themselves while they profoundly express how much they love the black people and how truthful they are. She went to Flatbush in Brooklyn to participate the parade of black people and held babies. But when it came to buy a house, they bought a house in a place where you couldn't find any black people. Bill had so many girlfriends, but which one is a black girl? Now Bill professes that the woman he married is the best woman, the smartest, the most caring, bla, bla, bla. If this is the case, why did he have so many extra-marital affairs with other women? Isn't his lady the best woman, the smartest, the most caring woman in the world? It is a big lie again.

    It takes a super black man like Obama to see through what the Clintons are. Obama will unite the nation while the Clintons divide the nation to advance themselves financially and politically.

    January 9, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  12. Dottie H

    If I wanted t vote for Hiliarym which I DO NOT, the sight ad sound of Bill getting his mouth flapping about ANYTHING related to his wife's campaign would make me not vote for her. My fear is if she gets in WHO will be the president? Bill or Hiliary???

    He disgraced the White House once, I refuse to give him another chance.

    January 9, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  13. NHforHillary

    You people are blind. It's not a tactic and it's not a trick, she has always been that way about black people, racism and the things she speaks about and always will be. Like it or not, that is who she is. She has done a lot as NY Senator. You could say she is making it up if she didn't have a track record but she does. Show me Obama's record and what he has done – oh wait – HE DOESN'T HAVE ONE!!!!!!!!

    Her list:

    In 2000, Hillary was elected to the United States Senate from New York. As Senator, Hillary has continued her advocacy for children and families and has been a national leader on homeland security and national security issues.

    After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Hillary worked with her colleagues to secure the funds New York needed to recover and rebuild. She fought to provide compensation to the families of the victims, grants for hard-hit small businesses, and health care for front line workers at Ground Zero. And she continues to work for resources that enable New York to grow, to improve homeland security for New York and other communities, and to protect all Americans from future attacks.

    She is the first New Yorker ever to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, working to see that America's military has the necessary resources to protect our national security. She has visited troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and at Fort Drum in New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division and other New York bases, as well as at Walter Reed Military Hospital. She has learned first-hand the challenges facing American combat forces. Hillary passed legislation to track the health status of our troops so that conditions like Gulf War Syndrome would no longer be misdiagnosed. She is an original sponsor of legislation that expanded health benefits to members of the National Guard and Reserves and has been a strong critic of the Administration's handling of Iraq.

    But Hillary has recognized that we can't ignore our problems at home while we face challenges overseas. She has introduced legislation to tie Congressional salary increases to an increase in the minimum wage, because she believes if America's working people don't deserve a raise, neither does Congress. She has supported a variety of middle-class tax cuts, including marriage penalty relief, property tax relief, and reduction in the Alternative Minimum Tax, and supports fiscally responsible pay-as-you-go budget rules. She helped pass legislation that encouraged investment to create jobs in struggling communities through the Renewal Communities program. She has championed legislation to bring broadband Internet access, which is so important in today's information economy, to rural America.

    In the Senate, Hillary has not wavered in her work to expand quality affordable health care to more Americans. She worked to strengthen the Children's Health Insurance Program, which increased coverage for children in low income and working families. She authored legislation that has been enacted to improve quality and lower the cost of prescription drugs and to protect our food supply from bioterrorism. She sponsored legislation to increase America's commitment to fighting the global HIV/AIDS crisis, and is now leading the fight for expanded use of information technology in the health care system to decrease administrative costs, lower premiums, and reduce medical errors.

    Her strong advocacy for children continues in the Senate. Some of Hillary's proudest achievements have been her work to ensure the safety of prescription drugs for children, with legislation now included in the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act, and her legislation to help schools address environmental hazards. She has also proposed expanding access to child care. She has passed legislation that will bring more qualified teachers into classrooms and more outstanding principals to lead our schools.

    Hillary has been a powerful advocate for women in the Senate. Her commitment to supporting the rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade and to reducing the number of abortions by reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies was hailed by the New York Times as "frank talk...(and) a promising path." Hillary is one of the original cosponsors of the Prevention First Act to increase access to family planning. Her fight with the Bush Administration ensured that Plan B, an emergency contraceptive, will be available to millions of American women and will reduce the need for abortions.

    Hillary is strongly committed to making sure that every American has the right to vote in fair, accessible, and credible elections. She introduced the Count Every Vote Act of 2005 to ensure better protection of votes and to ensure that every vote is counted.

    In 2006, New Yorkers reelected Hillary to the Senate with 67 percent of the vote.

    "Hillary passed legislation to track the health status of our troops"

    I just witnessed the burial of my 22 year old active 82nd Airborne Army cousin, who was like a brother, at Arlington National this past weekend. He went through sickness after sickness until his final sickness over the holidays that resulted in his final passing. The first sickness occurred while fighting in Afghanistan and then kept coming back when he came home. When he got sick again and was training for Iraq, they told him to 'suck it up'. He got married last summer to his high school sweetheart and their whole marriage was him being sick from fighting overseas and not being taken care of properly over there and over here.

    Thank you Hillary for caring, we need more care for our troops. Maybe if there was more care for our military personnel he would still be alive today.

    What has Obama REALLY done!? Besides talk like a preacher in a church and act and compare himself to MLK & JFK (he isn't even close). I am just waiting for his next speech that starts with "I have a dream...." because he is oh so close.

    January 9, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  14. dennis

    Wake up people Bill has nothing to say, is just cheap political attack, he just telling the few that cares to listen that having a black president is the biggest fairy tales, is a political language, he wouldn't put it straight

    January 10, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  15. Brenda

    You Go HILLARY!!!
    Well all I can say is if we want someone that knows what needs to be done of this MESS George Bush has us in they will vote HILLARY. We can not afford to chance another someone with not enough experience. Obama this is no job for you. We are tired of gettting someone and letting them have on the job trainning. We are still paying for that now and will be for many years, because of BUSH.
    Obama wants to compare hismset to MLK and JFK. Come on give me a break there will never be another of either of these great men. Obama might want to be but don't be fooled. You voters need to check this man out and get off of the wave that is just going along for the ride. This election is very important and people need to wake up. We can not have another republican president...talk about spenders. Bush spent everything Clinton had and still has us in DEEP DEEP debt. Clinton's record will prove she is the only one that is really qualified to be President. I best you can't find anyone that said they voted for GW Bush now. Well we can not afford to turn our top office over to someone that is NOT ready. He might be later on, but this is not the time. We will be challenged again by the terrortist. We NEED to be ready and Hillary is the ONLY one that is ready.
    Don't be fooled, we can not keep going down this same road. Obama is would be a change but not the right change for America.
    VOTE change for America....HILLARY for 2008 the only one smart enough and qualified to prepare us to get out of the war and help the middle class.
    Stop giving her a hard time and focus on the issues. With a democratic congress and President we might be able to clean up the BUSH era.
    HILLARY IS OUR ONLY HOPE For the next 8 years. By that time Obama might be ready.....but not now.

    January 10, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  16. dennis

    If we want to talk about experience, then Bush wife should be putting up her resume for 2012, Well we all know that Jeb Bush is next, America is too great to be run as a dynastic club, her experience is lock and key in the archives, release lets see what she did while in the white house.

    We need good judgment at this critical time; not a crying lady, their are lot of strong ladies out their to offer the body change she is talking about.

    January 10, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  17. teresa

    all the anti clinton comments are mostly from male's....does that say the male ego's if hillary getting president will be tough on the boys,,,,whaa!!!!! i can't believe gown men would say such things about a female...i am glad i don't know any of you....what has this country come to,when we can be so vicious and hateful. obama is young,inexpereince and has to work his way up the ladder. for ANYONE to vote for him needs to read about him,his family and his voting record...maybe if you did that you might come to your senses.if obama gets president we will find ourselves in the same position we are in now,,a inexperience prsident that fumbles over every issue.if the media would ask him the tough questions, like they ask hillary maybe some truths woulod come out.
    is middle name is hssien.the republicans will love it if obama gets president they are already saying they will use his inexpereince to win the election.wake up......
    maybe all the big male ego's out there need to get a brain...i didn't rwalize we had sooooooooo many chauvist males in this country...shame on you

    January 11, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  18. Joan

    Women Are Never Front-Runners
    Correction Appended

    THE woman in question became a lawyer after some years as a community organizer, married a corporate lawyer and is the mother of two little girls, ages 9 and 6. Herself the daughter of a white American mother and a black African father — in this race-conscious country, she is considered black — she served as a state legislator for eight years, and became an inspirational voice for national unity.

    Be honest: Do you think this is the biography of someone who could be elected to the United States Senate? After less than one term there, do you believe she could be a viable candidate to head the most powerful nation on earth?

    If you answered no to either question, you’re not alone. Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life, whether the question is who must be in the kitchen or who could be in the White House. This country is way down the list of countries electing women and, according to one study, it polarizes gender roles more than the average democracy.

    That’s why the Iowa primary was following our historical pattern of making change. Black men were given the vote a half-century before women of any race were allowed to mark a ballot, and generally have ascended to positions of power, from the military to the boardroom, before any women (with the possible exception of obedient family members in the latter).

    If the lawyer described above had been just as charismatic but named, say, Achola Obama instead of Barack Obama, her goose would have been cooked long ago. Indeed, neither she nor Hillary Clinton could have used Mr. Obama’s public style — or Bill Clinton’s either — without being considered too emotional by Washington pundits.

    So why is the sex barrier not taken as seriously as the racial one? The reasons are as pervasive as the air we breathe: because sexism is still confused with nature as racism once was; because anything that affects males is seen as more serious than anything that affects “only” the female half of the human race; because children are still raised mostly by women (to put it mildly) so men especially tend to feel they are regressing to childhood when dealing with a powerful woman; because racism stereotyped black men as more “masculine” for so long that some white men find their presence to be masculinity-affirming (as long as there aren’t too many of them); and because there is still no “right” way to be a woman in public power without being considered a you-know-what.

    I’m not advocating a competition for who has it toughest. The caste systems of sex and race are interdependent and can only be uprooted together. That’s why Senators Clinton and Obama have to be careful not to let a healthy debate turn into the kind of hostility that the news media love. Both will need a coalition of outsiders to win a general election. The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that.

    I’m supporting Senator Clinton because like Senator Obama she has community organizing experience, but she also has more years in the Senate, an unprecedented eight years of on-the-job training in the White House, no masculinity to prove, the potential to tap a huge reservoir of this country’s talent by her example, and now even the courage to break the no-tears rule. I’m not opposing Mr. Obama; if he’s the nominee, I’ll volunteer. Indeed, if you look at votes during their two-year overlap in the Senate, they were the same more than 90 percent of the time. Besides, to clean up the mess left by President Bush, we may need two terms of President Clinton and two of President Obama.

    But what worries me is that he is seen as unifying by his race while she is seen as divisive by her sex.

    What worries me is that she is accused of “playing the gender card” when citing the old boys’ club, while he is seen as unifying by citing civil rights confrontations.

    What worries me is that male Iowa voters were seen as gender-free when supporting their own, while female voters were seen as biased if they did and disloyal if they didn’t.

    What worries me is that reporters ignore Mr. Obama’s dependence on the old — for instance, the frequent campaign comparisons to John F. Kennedy — while not challenging the slander that her progressive policies are part of the Washington status quo.

    What worries me is that some women, perhaps especially younger ones, hope to deny or escape the sexual caste system; thus Iowa women over 50 and 60, who disproportionately supported Senator Clinton, proved once again that women are the one group that grows more radical with age.

    This country can no longer afford to choose our leaders from a talent pool limited by sex, race, money, powerful fathers and paper degrees. It’s time to take equal pride in breaking all the barriers. We have to be able to say: “I’m supporting her because she’ll be a great president and because she’s a woman.”

    Gloria Steinem is a co-founder of the Women’s Media Center.

    January 11, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  19. Linda

    I like other Black Americans, think some people are confused in thinking that because Mr. Obama is Black that he will get all of the Black votes. I believe that Mr.Obama should not take the Black vote for granted. Mr. Obama should recant his previous statement that more Black will come out to vote just because he is running for President. I also believe that Former President Clinton was correct in saying that if Mr. Obama believes he can pull out of Iraq right away if he becomes president he is in fact believing in a fairy tale. What plan has he outlined in pulling out of Iraq? What previous experience in Mr. Obama career has demonstated an ability accomplish a major task as pulling out of Iraq? Promises of accomplishing this mission is what it is a fairy tale promise. Being Black does not guarentee black votes!

    January 11, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  20. rusty

    You know, it really amazes me that the public is even considering putting the Clinton's back in the White House. This sort of stuff is not unique when it comes to the Clinton's, their entire political career is speckled with it. It is the last thing this country needs. More partisan bickering, scandals in the White House, and nothing of substance getting done for the greater good of everyone. Please, look at the history of this political family, and ask yourself, is it really worth it? Are they really that good? I think not.

    January 12, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  21. Brenda

    If you are going to critized Hillary or Bill for something they say then do not take their message out of text and turn it around to mean what you want. Show the WHOLE statement. That is what is wrong with all of the media. This is HIllary's race not Bill's. She is a intellegent lady that has the qualifications to be President. Wake up you jerks and stop giving her a hard tiome. She is putting her self thru all of this scrunity to help US from this BUSH era.
    Get behind her and look at her qualifactions and stop knit picking on partical statments. I think you need to look at this Obmam long and hard and investigate into some of his backgrounds. Then compare them for yourself. Then you will see how inexperienced he really is.
    By the way did you see what a GREAT job Hillary did this morning on MEet The Press. She was put into soem pretty tough questions by him and came thru with flying colors. If you missed it then I suggest you go back and find out what was said so you will have the whole picture of her and how smart she is.
    I am not convinsed more than ever that she is the ONLY one running that is READY to become President for 2008. Look what Mess she is walking inot that BUSH will leave. Bill left a surplus and BUSh spent it and millions more. Bill was our Best President in 30 years but you know what HILLARY will be much better than BILL. She is her on woman and has been tested and gruled by the media. Don't vote for a young inexperienced OBMAM that is talking the talk with no record to see. Go with HIllay who can talk the talk and walk the walk.
    GO HILLARY! Our Future BEST PRESIDENT. A real change from what we have now.

    January 13, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  22. Brenda

    OBMAM is a rasist and if you supporting voters would just check out his background you would not cast your vote for this man. If you are hell bent on voting for him after looking into his past then do not complain when were are in worse shape with him in office. OBMAM being President would be worse than BUSh's 3rd term. If you are not afraid to look at his background then make a intellegent decision after reading all the background information then the information you are reading is not what he really stands for.
    The only intellegent qualified person to win the Presidency is HILLARY.

    January 14, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  23. AntiBrenda

    Some people's comments explain why Bush got the office for the second time even after rigging the election for the first time. If somebody thinks Obama is racist then we need to close this thing. I was participating because i thought it involved serious and educated minds. I am not supporting Hillary or Obama but it is ludicrous for someone to call him a racist. If you are looking for racism look out somewhere else. Or may be you just don't understand what it means. Please consult a dictionary.

    January 15, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  24. Robert


    January 20, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  25. Rachel Sacco

    Bill Clinton has received my support and kind thoughts. His Republican like slime comments about Borack may win this battle for Hiliary, but watch out when you want the hard working Iowa voters during the real contest. The hours I would have put in for any of the three candidates have been spent. Bill, you will not win me back.

    January 21, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
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