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TeamJordan23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:23 PM
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In a Race That's Hers to Lose, Hillary Clinton is Faltering
In a Race That's Hers to Lose, Hillary Clinton is Faltering
Friday , December 14, 2007

By Judson Berger

WASHINGTON

First there was question planting. Then the polls started to take a turn. Then came the rumors of a campaign shake-up. Then came the "cocaine" story.

Hillary Clinton was the Democratic frontrunner even before she announced she was running for president. From the start, the Democratic race has been hers to lose. And if the marbles continue to tumble in front of her, it just might happen.

The one-time inevitable titan of this primary contest has seen her lead and her aura of invincibility slip in recent weeks, as Illinois Sen. Barack Obama makes his move, state-by-state, in the final stretch before the first caucuses and primaries.

Obama has measurably gained in Iowa and New Hampshire, and though he still trails by 9 points in a new FOX News poll out of the Granite State, he is statistically tied in other recent surveys.

"We are the frontrunner, everybodys been going after us. We feel very good about where we are," Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told FOX News Wednesday, on the eve of the final debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses.

But just one day later, Clinton found herself personally apologizing to Obama for comments made by her adviser and New Hampshire co-chairman, Bill Shaheen, who said in published comments that Democrats should be wary of nominating Obama because Republicans would use his admission of past drug use, including cocaine, against him in the general election.

Shaheen resigned Thursday, after the Obama campaign called his comments an act of desperation.

Shaheen's departure follows a pattern. The campaign asked two volunteers to resign earlier this month after they forwarded a hoax e-mail suggesting Obama is a Muslim bent on destroying the United States. The Clinton camp also had to condemn actions by its staffers after it was discovered the campaign planted a question on global warming at an event at Grinnell College in Iowa last month.

Continue Reading: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,316865,00.html

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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:25 PM
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1. A Fox News opinion column?
What nothing from Rush?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:39 PM
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3. how may points ahead was hillary when the iowa
campaign started? where is she now? it was her`s for the taking and a disastrous set series of blunders have cost her. who was responsible? was it her staff or was it her for relying on her staff to tell her what needed to be done to counter obama`s momentum?

hillary backers should`t worry about fox news or any other media, they should worry just why her lead has dissolved
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:28 PM
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2. it is clear that Hillary knows Iowa is a loss
Thus her two week mud slinging campaigns against Obama, she is hoping to take him down and be able to come back in the Feb. 5 primaries.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:10 PM
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4. Hillary is not faltering the MSM is saying she is...just another mud
slinging bout by the republican owned media...they want Obama to be the candidate so bad, the owners have given them all boxes and boxes of shorts so they can change them often...if the republicans hope to win, Obama has to be the candidate.
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Franc_Lee Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:18 PM
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5. Hillarys faltering or... Obama is gaining support ?!?
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