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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-18-08 09:11 PM
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76. easier to find the one with the planted question
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  -CNN : HRC making major changes in Campaign Tactics - no longer hosting large rallies grantcart  Feb-16-08 07:14 PM   #0 
  - It is a move of desperation because they do not have the campaign organization and money to compete  Vincardog   Feb-16-08 07:17 PM   #1 
  - well technichally speaking she will be ready on day one  grantcart   Feb-16-08 07:20 PM   #3 
     - Okay. I officially laughed out loud at this.  Diane R   Feb-16-08 07:34 PM   #8 
     - lol  Bleachers7   Feb-16-08 08:00 PM   #22 
     - LOL, OMG, FUNNY . . .. .. " its not day one yet"  FogerRox   Feb-16-08 08:22 PM   #26 
     - Day zero? Minus one?  Tatiana   Feb-16-08 08:25 PM   #29 
     - ready one day, just not today  GoldieAZ49   Feb-18-08 09:17 PM   #78 
  - Probably can't afford to keep renting out the large venues. lol  my3boyz   Feb-16-08 07:20 PM   #2 
  - I worry about Sen Obama renting those large venues  tishaLA   Feb-16-08 07:30 PM   #6 
  - Flailing -- with authority  thevoiceofreason   Feb-16-08 07:23 PM   #4 
  - Yes, Hillary and her supporters...  TwoSparkles   Feb-16-08 07:28 PM   #5 
  - I'm sure they think it will make her look more personable and caring about people's issues.  loveangelc   Feb-16-08 07:32 PM   #7 
  - Hillary Huckabee? hmmmmmmmm  thevoiceofreason   Feb-16-08 07:42 PM   #10 
  - Bush campaign did this in 2004with heavily vetted small crowds. Difference for him is that  blm   Feb-16-08 07:44 PM   #11 
  - Bush also only had to "win" a couple states.  XemaSab   Feb-16-08 07:59 PM   #21 
  - Exactly, and..  Moh96   Feb-16-08 07:47 PM   #13 
     - Not a bad tactic  ericgtr   Feb-20-08 11:50 PM   #81 
  - Because she's at her worst when she has to project her voice to  Kahuna   Feb-16-08 07:39 PM   #9 
  - you may be right it may be a factor in addition to the ones listed above  grantcart   Feb-16-08 10:09 PM   #33 
  - That was my first thought. She is actually losing votes with those big rallies nt  Quixote1818   Feb-17-08 08:15 PM   #70 
  - I just don't see the practicality in it  NJSecularist   Feb-16-08 07:44 PM   #12 
  - Exactly. This is a mid-west thing, and will not work in a state the size of Texas  Yael   Feb-16-08 07:53 PM   #17 
  - She needs "Texas sized" rallies.  XemaSab   Feb-16-08 08:00 PM   #23 
  - The 137 folks who comitted to Midland will be pissed  thevoiceofreason   Feb-16-08 07:48 PM   #14 
  - Act of desperation, and Wisconsin is an open primary so Obama has the advantage  Johnny__Motown   Feb-16-08 07:51 PM   #15 
  - "I think the deck chairs should be a little further from that wall...."  XemaSab   Feb-16-08 08:01 PM   #24 
     - New draperies  MindMatter   Feb-17-08 09:01 AM   #61 
  - come on people... this is the real reason...  landonb16   Feb-16-08 07:52 PM   #16 
  - thanks for your thoughtful post.  cryingshame   Feb-16-08 08:23 PM   #27 
  - Very thoughtful  intaglio   Feb-17-08 08:41 AM   #59 
  - She's playing small venues for the same reason Captain & Tenille play small venues.  TexasObserver   Feb-16-08 07:53 PM   #18 
  - Hillary was clairvoyant about this:  arewenotdemo   Feb-17-08 03:33 AM   #51 
  - It's tactical  RememberWellstone   Feb-16-08 07:55 PM   #19 
  - I don't know how you can campaign in Texas and Ohio without "mass communicatin' "  XemaSab   Feb-16-08 07:55 PM   #20 
  - Very smart. Let Obama be the rockstar, she'll be the friend.  calmblueocean   Feb-16-08 08:08 PM   #25 
  - drawback: she has a history of planting questions. If these are TOO airbrushed it could become  cryingshame   Feb-16-08 08:26 PM   #31 
     - And staged acts  catgirl   Feb-17-08 08:09 AM   #55 
        - Do you have  quakerboy   Feb-17-08 03:54 PM   #64 
           - I saw it with my own eyes  catgirl   Feb-17-08 07:19 PM   #66 
           - No offense to your eyes  quakerboy   Feb-17-08 08:12 PM   #67 
           - it was widely reported after a college student mentioned that she had  grantcart   Feb-18-08 02:41 AM   #72 
              - planting questions  quakerboy   Feb-18-08 05:39 PM   #73 
  - This is becoming tragic. They need to pull the plug. They can not put a good face on this.  David Zephyr   Feb-16-08 08:25 PM   #28 
  - Their ship is sinking.  RBInMaine   Feb-16-08 08:25 PM   #30 
  - and they don't care if they sink other democrats with them  grantcart   Feb-18-08 08:54 PM   #74 
  - she is not running for high priest nt  msongs   Feb-16-08 08:46 PM   #32 
  - Desperation move for sure  workinclasszero   Feb-16-08 10:11 PM   #34 
  - She wants and needs total control of the audience, for tight TV shots.  TexasObserver   Feb-16-08 10:14 PM   #35 
  - How Bush-ian.  ErnestoG   Feb-17-08 12:42 AM   #40 
  - Hillary has always been at her best when "working the room"  sueragingroz   Feb-16-08 10:16 PM   #36 
  - Perhaps they spent all the money on the fireworks or whatever the hell that was  my3boyz   Feb-16-08 10:49 PM   #37 
  - Or on that perfectly nauseating music video I caught on YouTube  ErnestoG   Feb-17-08 03:35 AM   #52 
  - Bill was the best working a room Hillary still hasn't found her best formula  grantcart   Feb-17-08 09:48 PM   #71 
  - k and r  TexasObserver   Feb-17-08 12:40 AM   #38 
  - That's because she can't DRAW large rallies....DUH  ErnestoG   Feb-17-08 12:41 AM   #39 
  - More people from Boise got out of bed at 5 AM to hear Obama than the people in El Paso last week  Major Hogwash   Feb-17-08 01:32 AM   #48 
     - new polls in el paso shows that el paso may not count  grantcart   Feb-17-08 03:16 AM   #49 
        - LOL  arewenotdemo   Feb-17-08 03:19 AM   #50 
        - HA!  ErnestoG   Feb-17-08 08:15 PM   #69 
  - Give and take with real people, talking about real issues.  anamandujano   Feb-17-08 12:47 AM   #41 
  - She has to clearly show the differences between her and Obama  JCMach1   Feb-17-08 12:50 AM   #42 
  - Now that she can pull enough people to fill out a small hall.  ErnestoG   Feb-17-08 12:59 AM   #45 
  - It's too late to hold tea parties while Obama is drawing crowds bigger than rock concerts.  Major Hogwash   Feb-17-08 12:52 AM   #43 
  - She needs the money  Iktomiwicasa   Feb-17-08 12:58 AM   #44 
  - Sounds like a disaster. Unless her plan is to bore the electorate to death  TheDonkey   Feb-17-08 01:27 AM   #46 
  - No one forgoes large rallies unless they have to.  Political Heretic   Feb-17-08 01:30 AM   #47 
  - Can't speak to the Clinton campaign's cash sums, but the weather in  Old Crusoe   Feb-17-08 03:37 AM   #53 
  - reminds me of Spinal Tap  corkhead   Feb-17-08 07:26 AM   #54 
  - Hillary will soon be going the town hall meetings route...  Imagevision   Feb-17-08 08:33 AM   #56 
  - She's broke and tired. Can't compete on the same level as Obama.  sparosnare   Feb-17-08 08:36 AM   #57 
  - Is she trying to tone down the excitement?  Vinca   Feb-17-08 08:40 AM   #58 
  - Translation: She's tired of hearing chirping crickets...  backscatter712   Feb-17-08 08:48 AM   #60 
  - He's still doing small venues, too, though - he's doing town halls, etc.  heraldsqure   Feb-17-08 09:06 AM   #62 
  - After last night's speech I see it as an opportunity for her to try the "feel our pain"..  Kahuna   Feb-17-08 09:09 AM   #63 
  - It actually could be a good move - if the people are not hand picked and the  grantcart   Feb-17-08 06:59 PM   #65 
  - This would have been fine in the early states, but not now in large media markets  IndianaGreen   Feb-17-08 08:14 PM   #68 
  - Potemkin Villages downsized, eh?  CorpGovActivist   Feb-18-08 09:06 PM   #75 
  - easier to find the one with the planted question  grantcart   Feb-18-08 09:11 PM   #76 
     - Yeah, "where's the plant" does get easier, huh?  CorpGovActivist   Feb-18-08 09:29 PM   #79 
  - She cannot have large rallies, physically impossible  GoldieAZ49   Feb-18-08 09:16 PM   #77 
  - But she has a hammerlock on small high schools now. n/t  CorpGovActivist   Feb-20-08 11:46 PM   #80 

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