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BL611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:56 PM
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Let's say Obama was down 150 in the delegate count
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 04:57 PM by BL611
...and was talking constantly about Whitewater, and comparing Hillary to Karl Rove, and saying she is not qualified to be President and that McCain would be a better CinC, and went on 60 minutes and said "as far as I know Hillary did not kill Vince Foster." Would Hillary supporters be encouraging him to stay in the race and continue to "vet" him for the GE?

Just asking...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:56 PM
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1. We would hear......
Obama who?
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Pavlovs DiOgie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:59 PM
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2. At that point
Obama would be sounding bitter and desperate.
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:09 PM
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20. It's because he's NOT bitter and desperate...
that he's not at that point.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:02 PM
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3. notice how quiet the hillbots are?
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:03 PM
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4. The pressure on him to withdraw would be overwhelming.
There is a huge double standard here.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:11 PM
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9. Huge double standard - I completely agree. nt
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:05 PM
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5. I would never suggest for a candidate to drop out as long as they wanted to run.
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BL611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:10 PM
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8. No if she wanted to stay in the race
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:12 PM by BL611
and let it play out till the end, thats her prerogative. However her willingness to do and say anything to dramatically change the dynamic, regardless of how it will impact the candidate who will in all likelihood get the nomination in the GE is way out of bounds. If she wanted to stay in and do her ready on day one routine thats one thing, staying in on a Obama-is-Ken-Starr-Karl-Rove-unqualified-to-be-President-and-may-be-a-member-of-Al-Queda platform is a whole other ballgame.
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:05 PM
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6. The Hillbots would be screaming about Obama destroying the Democratic Party.
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ecdab Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:14 PM
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11. I wish folks could get past the whole "Hillbot" thing -
but yeah they would be and they would be correct in some ways - if somewhat over dramatic.

Certainly Hillary isn't doing the Democratic Party any favors at this point by going negative in the manner that she has chosen to.

And come on - Hillbot, Obamabot (what is that crap?) sometimes this board sounds like a gathering place for 5th graders.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:26 PM
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19. You're right
The level of discourse is terrible and there is a lot of immaturity. I'll admit that certain statements from the Hillary camp has pissed me off recently, but calling them Hill-Shills, Hillbot, or whatever is pathetic.

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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:07 PM
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7. He would already have been escorted out the Dem Party's back door.
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:15 PM
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13. You're right. The only thing that keeps Hillary around is her husband.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:18 PM
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15. The party faithful are more afraid of the Clintons than like them.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:18 PM by AtomicKitten
Try as they might though, the Clintons just can't weave a losing campaign into a victory. But, no worries; they have every intention of giving it their best shot regardless of the consequences to the party.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:12 PM
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10. Good points. I'm hoping the voters will put some sanity to this race...
...and make the decision. Before the smoke-filled back room does.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:15 PM
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12. The MSM would also not be propping his candidacy up like they are with Hillary
they would have just shut the cameras off by now and went back to calling Hillary the anointed candidate.

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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:17 PM
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14. Good points. Obama said she's the "champ", he's the upstart.
That she will have to be knocked out.

Obama said recently he would be facing pressure to drop out if he had lost as many contests as Clinton has.

"Look, I'm the challenger. I'm the upstart. I'm the insurgent," he said. "She's the champ. She's part of the Democratic network in Washington and, you know, if you're the titleholder, then you don't lose it on points. You've got to be knocked out."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080302/pl_nm/usa_politics_...
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:20 PM
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18. Again I say
It's HRC who can't close the deal, not the other way around.


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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:19 PM
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16. He would've been driven out the race before he had a chance to bring up the Clinton scandals.
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ossman Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:20 PM
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17. They would kill him like they killed Vince Foster
Just kidding. As far as I know.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:10 PM
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21. Good point. Obama should be making that point to the voters. nt
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:28 AM
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22. kick
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BL611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:17 PM
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23. I actually really
would like to hear what Hillary suppporters have to say. There's no need for name calling or shouting past each other. I'm really would lime to hear thier opinion...
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annie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:18 PM
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24. if he were down not only would i not be suggesting he drop out, but i wouldn't be putting him down..
as viciously as Obama supporters do to hillary. i'd just be happy my candidate was winning. these people are such freaks! they can't even be happy their candidate is doing well. what the hell are they so rabid about?
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BL611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:23 PM
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27. My point is not that she should drop out because she's
down, its the tenor of her attacks. Why are people so rabid? Well in some cases its because this is DU, you should expect half the posts to be hyperbolic drivel. But I think many people are legitimately steamed because they think Hillary's attacks are way over the line of what is expected in a primary, especially considering the likelihood of Obama being the nominee.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:20 PM
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25. And imagine Obama had lost 11 straight states between Super and Junior Tuesday.
And the press was urging him to stay in the race, and admitted being "unfair" to him.
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progdog Donating Member (435 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:20 PM
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26. She's setting it up to
Run in 2012.
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HannibalBarca Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:25 PM
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28. He would be under enormous pressure to withdraw
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 12:25 PM by HannibalBarca
...in fact he may have already. I contend that the only reason Hillary Clinton is still in this race is her surname. I am not a rabid Obama supporter, I like the guy but he certainly has flaws, I believe Clinton would make an excellent president but I fear that the divisiveness of the last several years would continue. Her recent "victories" were marginal at best, Obama's ability to eat into the massive leads she enjoyed should clearly demonstrate that this time around he is the peoples choice. I've said it before that if this continues right to the end then it may hand the republicans the presidency.
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