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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:56 PM
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Bill Clinton: 'Chill Out,' Let Voters Decide
Bill Clinton, in an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts, said he thinks Democrats are torn between two candidates they like, and that it's time to "chill out" and let the voters decide who should be the party's presidential nominee.

"The voters get to decide. I think we should just celebrate this," Clinton said. "If we just chill out here and let all the voters have their say, my gut is it's gonna come out all right."

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Though the campaign has taken some nasty turns, with surrogates and campaign members from each side making controversial attacks on the other, Bill Clinton said for most Democrats both candidates look good.

"The fundamental fact is most voters like them both. They're trying to decide who will make the best president," he said. "And I think we just ought to let every state and Puerto Rico vote, let them all vote, and see where we are and I think it will become clearer than we know, what to do."

The Democratic Party has barred Michigan and Florida delegates from the convention, because the two states moved their primaries earlier than the party wanted. The Clinton campaign has been pushing for the two states' primary votes to be recognized by the party.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=4461421&pag...

I agree - let the voters decide. Once they're done deciding, I hope whomever is not the leader will do the proper thing and help unite the party.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:57 PM
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1. the GOP will be laughing their ass off if Puerto Rico is the deciding factor.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:58 PM
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2. and then if they don't get the vote they want their is plenty of time for a redo
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:00 PM
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3. Yes, it's important that people on both sides see the outcome as being fair
And the only way for that to happen is to let the thing run its course.

Leave no room for woulda, shoulda, coulda stuff...
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:04 PM
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4. You know, he should just shut the f_ck up! I cannot tell you how tired
I am of this man. He disgraced the Presidency with his adolescent activities. He has been an awful addition to Hillary Clinton's campaign. He injected race into this thing and now he's telling us to chill out???? I'm sorry, this is a rant but this man should go someplace and chill the hell out himself. Chill out??? Bill, just fuck off, will ya?

So this marks the end of my valiant attempt at impartiality...Jesus!
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:22 PM
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13. Hillary obviously doesn't have an ounce of self respect
I cannot fathom how she can stay married to that pig. She let's Bill sh*t all over her with his girlfriends, yet she stays with him.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:04 PM
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5. But it's not really the voters who will decide, it's the E-vote tabulators. nt
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:04 PM
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6. Bill Clinton: She can't be the nominee if she doesn't win OH and TX.
Update: She didn't win TX. Bill Clinton is full of shinola.
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:17 PM
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18. He did say that.
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bilgewaterbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:07 PM
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7. This is about FL and MI. Bubba is schmoozin' w/ his cornpone
"Let the voters decide" crap! He wants FL and MI counted AS VOTED!
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:19 PM
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19. Exactly what I thought when I heard him say it!
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bilgewaterbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:32 PM
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21. He's "see-thru" now.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:10 PM
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8. We have decided and it's nearly impossible for H. Clinton to catch up in pledged delegates
So by staying in, she is clearly putting all of her eggs in the basket of the super delegates.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:10 PM
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9. Yeah except he's lying
If they truly wanted the voters to decide they wouldn't have suppressed the vote since Iowa and they wouldn't be challenging the Texas caucus to keep the truth about those delegates away from the people.
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JackORoses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:14 PM
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10. he says this because he knows the Party is about to bring this to a close
He is setting up his "the Party is trying to disenfranchise voters" line of attack
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:19 PM
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11. I hope the party does bring it to a close and Hill gets the hell out..n/t
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:16 PM
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17. Pretty obvious Bill sees the handwriting on the wall, and it says: "No more interns for you bub."
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:21 PM
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12. Thank our lucky stars for bil clinton's
gut.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:23 PM
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14. Big Dog also spoke of "fusing" the two candidates into one ticket
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 06:23 PM by IndianaGreen
which leads me to believe the Clintons, being realist as to their chances of winning according to Hoyle, will blackmail the convention into putting Hillary as VP.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:26 PM
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15. Guess Bill was never good at math either.
I don't give a rat's ass about Bill's gut. It's what's up his sleeve that concerns me.
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:28 PM
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16. Yep, let's take him at his word. And relax,,,,
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 06:29 PM by cooolandrew
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:20 PM
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20. Tell that to your wife
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 07:22 PM by rainbow4321
Who wants to disenfranchise all those Fla Dem voters who stayed HOME and didn't VOTE on their primary day because they were told Fla primary votes would not count...only to be told now that your wife wants the Fla delegates seated.

And the ones in Michigan who didn't even have Obama on their ballot.

And now the 1 million TX caucus goers who are being threatened with the TDP being sued by your wife because HER supporters chose to not go caucus that night.

WE are trying to go by the votes, Mr Clinton..it is YOUR WIFE that seems to have a problem with it.

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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:45 PM
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22. But Bill-your wife stated Obama hasn't enough experience
.... so why would you suggest a choice between valid candidates after Hilliary warned us he is deficient??? Are you trying to keep her viable or is your wife a liar??? Really from what I read here, we should both "chill out" and "celebrate" and then a claim that "both sides made controversial attacks".How about this as a question, Bill-Is Obama as qualified to be President as John McCain or is your wife lying???
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