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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:28 PM

so why didn't Hillary do the Meet the Press

interviews?

why was Rice sent?

Was Hillary 'too tired' or was she avoiding a possible tinderbox that might smudge up her Presidency chances?

sorry, Elephant in the room, I see you.

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Reply so why didn't Hillary do the Meet the Press (Original post)
Whisp Dec 2012 OP
dballance Dec 2012 #1
Whisp Dec 2012 #2
dballance Dec 2012 #3
Whisp Dec 2012 #4
Bake Dec 2012 #5
Bake Dec 2012 #6

Response to Whisp (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:31 PM

1. So Why are you furthering the useless Benghazi crap?

Are you tired? Is there some tinderbox you'd like to ignite?

I see no reason at all to keep giving the GOP the gift of continuing to discuss this.

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:36 PM

2. because Rice is big news today.

that's why.

and I've been wondering ever since this non story about her competence for SoS, as to why Hillary didn't do her job and Rice was sent, or why Hillary has not said much at all on the matter in support of Rice.

Sorry if talking about politics and the games attached, disturbs you so.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:21 PM

3. So, Yes Rice is a big news story today

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But, again, why is Bhengazi really relevant and why the need to diss Hillary? How is that productive to a Democratic agenda?

Rice has been the UN Ambassador for some time. McCain and Graham did not find the need to criticize her in the performance of her duties until it seemed it might be advantageous in an election they were clearly losing.

I suspect Rice was sent to the Sunday shows to raise her name and profile much like a lot of pundits have speculated. To raise her profile in the possibility of her being nominated for SoS. Hillary really needs no Sunday shows to get attention. Both she and Bill get the attention of media even when they wish they did not.

Frankly, Hillary coming out in support of Rice would most likely be a negative. It would be a rallying cry by many on the right to defeat Rice's nomination. There is a reason neither W. Bush nor Cheney appeared anywhere with Romney or at the GOP convention. People don't like them and they would have dragged down Romney.

Many people don't like Hillary. So her speaking out in favor of Rice would most likely have dragged her farther down.

Talking politics and the games attached "disturbs" me? You obviously have not read many of my posts criticizing both the GOP and Dems for being corporate lap dogs. I am full well happy to discuss politics. Bring it on. It won't send me into a fetal crouch sucking my thumb.

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:59 PM

4. I think that is a valid question I have

to ask where the SoS was in all this fracas.


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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:56 PM

5. I love Hillary, but frankly I was wondering the same thing.

It makes some sense if Rice was sent in order to raise her profile in anticipation of the nomination. But still, I was wondering where Hillary was during all that.

Bake

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:58 PM

6. Hillary has better numbers, according to a recent PPP poll, than Mitch McConnell IN KENTUCKY!

KY is one of the reddest of the red states. I'm not sure an HRC endorsement would have been a negative.

Bake

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