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Beregond2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:12 AM
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Clinton and the Democrats
Excellent article on the Clintons effect on fellow Democrats.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/helping-to...
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:13 AM
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1. Creepy isn't it
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:18 AM
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2. Oh my...
There are a lot of Members of Congress from swing districts and other super delegates who don't want to go "back to the future." They saw what happened to down-ballot Democrats with the Clintons in the White House once. They don't want to try it again.

One such Member of Congress told me the other night that whether it was fair or not, Hillary Clinton was like "acid rain" in his district. He said he'd have a hard time getting his own mother to support her -- that Hillary would weigh on his chances for re-election like an albatross around the neck.

If we want to build strong, progressive, Democratic majorities in Congress and in state legislatures -- if we want to pass legislation that fundamentally improves people's lives -- then we need to heed the words of another swing district Democrat. He told me that while Bill and Hillary Clinton may have been the bridge to the 21st Century, Barack Obama is the 21st Century. He says we can't risk going back to the 1990's, we have to go forward, to the future.
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justinsb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:19 AM
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3. Careful
I posted a link to a very left/progressive anti-Clinton site last night and the thread was shut down for linking a "right-wing smear site"
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:20 AM
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4. Obama should use this track record against sHillary
After all, she has no accomplishments other than riding the Clenis's coat tails to where she is now. And she is doing such a poor job at it, she and her campaign had to go 'racist" to slow Obama's momentum. She was raised republican and it shows.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:24 AM
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5. Damn, when it's laid out like that...
Striking. And, awful. x(
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:39 AM
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6. HRC's followers may not like to admit it
But she really is a polarizing force. Her husband had loads of charisma, and that carried him far. Hillary is very icy and robotic, and attracts way too many negative opinions of her to be a force in a general election.

In a comparison of who is more likable, HRC or McCain, who would Joe or Jane Sixpack really prefer? That's what it's about.
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