BLITZER's BLOG: Running for president is a family affair
January 6th, 2012
04:09 PM ET
10 years ago

BLITZER's BLOG: Running for president is a family affair

(CNN) – I remember interviewing Hillary Clinton near the end of her very grueling run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. She had been on the campaign trail for a long time. She had worked really hard, especially in the final months as Barack Obama was challenging her. You could see the strain she was under.

During those tough times, her daughter, Chelsea, suddenly had become very visible on the campaign trail. She spoke for her mother all the time, often introducing her at campaign events, and did very well. You could see how proud Hillary Clinton was.


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  1. diridi

    We believe in USA, so voting for Obama...period.

    January 6, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. wsjiii

    Nice try Huntsman, OBVIOUS fake. Is this your way of getting back for the Iowa tweet?

    January 6, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  3. ML

    Ron Paul has lots of "ideas" most of which have ZERO practical application in the real world. He has a large following from the inexperienced and the naive ...the wishfull thinking crowd. He won't win and more importantly he wouldn' fix the problem anyway.

    Mitt is the only realistic alternative for the nomination because he is the only one who can lead the GOP out of the wilderness. More than anything the GOP need a strong political leader to make sense of a fractured GOP and the terrible mess this Country is in...and forget the BS about how it got there. Finger pointing does't solve a thing

    January 6, 2012 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  4. Angy

    who cares? all the gop tuhgs have families.

    January 6, 2012 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    Since almost all of Romney's income is from capital gains, his personal tax rate is a max of 15%. And that's before deductions. Considering his full-time job for the last 5 years has been running for President he hasn't had time to collect CEO pay. He is a perfect example of what Warren Buffet called the "millionaire hedge fund manager paying a lower tax rate than his secretary". Come to think of it, I wonder what tax rate his secretary (I assume he has one) does pay?

    January 6, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. roadwarrior

    we dont have the bundies in the whitehouse but we do have the jeffersons

    January 6, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. roadwarrior

    hey cnn u can post all kinds of negative stuff about the gop but when someone puts down the democrates or obama u call it moderation post the true facts not what you want people to believe we all know the media and your one of the worst u suck

    January 6, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  8. T'sah From Virginia

    Dominican mama 4 Obama
    Maybe when you become "American mama 4 Obama" we will take you seriously.◄

    Maybe when you make a point about what you stand for, we'll take you serious also!!! Your post sounds like you have nothing else to do... JEEZ!!!

    Obama 2012 – You see, I am blogging and at least I am making a point!!! Two points in this case!

    January 6, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "And what of President Obamas records that he refuses to put on display ?"

    What are you talking about? President Obama has released his tax returns and went to the trouble of providing additional birth certification despite the complete adequacy of the original. He has gone far beyond what other presidents have done. In the meantime, Flipper REFUSES to do what all candidates have done. Why aren't you outraged by that?

    January 6, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  10. Keith in Austin

    @DominicanMama blinded by OBama: the things you say you believe in are why you should vote Republican!

    January 6, 2012 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  11. bribarian

    Wolf is a zionist

    January 6, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  12. Kure

    @ Jen – You are absolutely brainwashed and wrong. RP has been preaching gold since it was in the $200 range. Today gold sells for nearly $1600 an ounce, that's an 8 banger investment in a decade.

    Let's go back a decade to premium gas under $2 a gallon, it was over $4 a gallon tonight when I went to fill my tank. But no inflation? I just got a message from my car insurance: No tickets, no accidents, but my monthly premium is now close to $180/month. When I got the car in 2000 it was around $60 a month... but no inflation you say?

    Groceries... more expensive. Building materials... more expensive. Home heating oil... more expensive. Electricity per kW/h used to be $.08, now almost $.22...more expensive. Guns, ammo, movies, all way way up in price. Automotive parts and repair prices have skyrocketed. Please tell me HOW we're not living in horrible inflation. No dear, you can't, b/c as much as the lamestream media has brainwashed you, inflation is eating alive the common man and his earnings. Just got a slice of pizza and a coke today $5.95. No inflation... OK.

    January 6, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  13. OrangeW3dge

    Huntsman and Newt are the only two running that have credibility for being President. Mitt could be CEO of Walmart, but not of a Government. Like Sarah Palin, he was only Governor for one term, and the loser of the last Republican nominating process. This is not Presidential material. AND, Newt? well he's a multiple family-man if that counts double (but doubtful). Jon Huntsman knows a great deal about China (you remember, our biggest trading partner?). Certainly that would be a PLUS in the White House.

    January 7, 2012 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  14. Marry

    When you see the GOP/TP candidates talk about “family values” it is simply sickening! Parading the “LOVE” of their own families that enjoy lots of comfort, compared with the Republican/Tea-Party morals as expressed in their “programs” and “stances” against healthcare – education – environmental protection – social security – work – but aggressive foreign policies – starting wars without their own children, not even paying for them – distorting facts – etc. etc. and that are all against 99% of the people, is often just too much to listen to!
    President Obama 2012 – were real values are at home – not flaunted!

    January 7, 2012 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  15. bilbo

    Why would Paul attack Huntsman anyway? He's at the bottom of the polls. It's far more likley some other candidate put this up to make Paul look bad. Especially on the heels of the so called 'newsletters' again.

    January 7, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
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