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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:21 PM
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BBC: Hillary Clinton: A year in the shadow of Barack Obama
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8462739.stm

It was a risk for Barack Obama to bring his rival into the administration's tent. She is at heart more hawkish than he is and has had to tone this down. A crisis could yet arise when her instincts clash with his.

She has also had to accept that the infamous "0300 call" election advertisement was an empty, and unedifying, threat, which diminished her.

The ad was hardball stuff and attacked her election rival's lack of foreign policy experience. Over pictures of sleeping children, the commentary said: "It's 3am and your children are safe and asleep. But there's a phone ringing in the White House... who do you want to answer the phone?"

Hillary Rodham Clinton is now happy for Barack Obama to answer that phone.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:25 PM
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1. Oh, for the love...
That ad hardly "diminished" Hillary. It was a political ad!

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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:34 PM
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4. yeah I thought it was interesting to see an outside perspective.
They at the Beeb tend to take a rather skeptical view of all politicians so do tend to look down their noses at most of them. Hence the snarky attitude.

I still watch them because they are equally snarky toward both sides. And the big three networks seem to take particular delight in pouncing on Dems.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:01 PM
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7. I think they're pretty ruthless with their own politicians, too, aren't they? nt
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:47 PM
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8. yep--shockingly so.
There was a debate once where the audience really tore into the politicians on stage. But not with insults--just tough questions. They weren't like our tea partiers who only know how to name-call.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:26 PM
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2. Hillary has been great. I hate when they try to criticize her or belittle her using Obama.
Boo to that.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:31 PM
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:59 PM
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5. What a shock - another Brit writing drivel... nt
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:12 PM
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6. Surprisingly weak column, IMO.

He could find better right here on DU!
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:52 AM
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9. Hillary is in no one's shadow!
That is all!

:-)
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 11:51 AM
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10. Who wrote this drivel?
Very catty and not even factual.

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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:36 PM
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11. Indeed, this is drool. nt
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