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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 09:17 AM
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With a New Speech, Clinton Lays Out Goals as President
NYT: With a New Speech, Clinton Lays Out Goals as President
By PATRICK HEALY
Published: September 3, 2007

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 2 Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York unveiled a new stump speech on Sunday, outlining the four big goals she would have as president and saying she was willing to work within the system and make principled compromises to achieve them.

Praising the leadership styles of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, Mrs. Clinton described herself as a pragmatist and an alliance-builder. Without naming names, she said her strategies would yield more results than those of her two chief rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina.

From my time in the White House and in the Senate, I learned you bring change by working in the system established by the Constitution, Mrs. Clinton said at an early afternoon rally in Concord, drawing a pointed contrast to the outsider messages of Mr. Obama and Mr. Edwards. Referring to the Roosevelts and Johnson, she said, They got big things done because they knew it wasnt just about the dream, its about the results....

Mrs. Clinton, who has won praise from some Republican senators for working with them on legislation, said she would try to follow that approach as president, but without sacrificing important values like preserving Social Security and protecting abortion rights....In laying out her four goals, Mrs. Clinton did not announce any major new policy initiatives, though she did say she would unveil her universal health insurance plan in two weeks.

The four goals were largely thematic: restore Americas standing in the world, rebuild Americas middle class and the economy to support it, reform our government and reclaim the future for our children....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/03/us/politics/03clinton...
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 09:23 AM
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1. Jeepers - how about world peace and harmony too
IIRC goals need specific measurable targets, like everyone getting healthcare by 2012. I don't see that in her 4 goals. Not measurable = not achievable. But the effed up press will probably love it.
We've been compromising as a party for years now. Look where it has gotten us. C'mon Hillary, put some effort into it.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 09:25 AM
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2. How about ending torture, spying, and reestablishing habeas corpus? nm
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 09:29 AM
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3. "...she did say she would unveil her universal health INSURANCE plan in two weeks."
Corporate HMOs must be taken out of our future universal health care system.
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Terri S Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 09:32 AM
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4. She still has no health care plan?
Wasn't that her big 'experience' thing back in the White House days? Why is she still working on one?

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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 09:56 AM
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5. Hillary outlined her goals in 4 broad based Themes.
Which encompass all the above questions when you break them down:

The four goals were largely thematic:

restore Americas standing in the world,

rebuild Americas middle class and the economy to support it,

reform our government and reclaim the future for our children.

On the last goal, Mrs. Clinton turned more personal, saying she wanted her presidency to be a means of helping parents raise their children. I want to be able to say to you as your president, Our children are well, she said.


Here is what I found interesting from her rivals after they released this comment:

"Mrs. Clintons remarks a sharpened version of the speech she had been delivering for months drew quick criticism from spokesmen for Mr. Obama and Mr. Edwards."

"The spokesmen both said that their candidates would curtail the power of lobbyists and take other steps to change the system in Washington more than Mrs. Clinton would."

Neither one said exactly how they would change the system except for the now one trick "lobbyist" meme. Apparently, they haven't a plan to change the system. Just more empty rhetorical comments saying they will, NOT how.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 03:35 PM
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6. Yeah, but....she didn't say "...our children is well"
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