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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 08:37 AM
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If Hillary had divorced Bill in 1998 or 1999, would she be a candidate today?
Would she even be a Senator?

When your entire "experience" claim is based on being married to the President and that marriage - without question - is what has propelled you into the position of power you hold today, aren't the facts surrounding the marriage an issue?

I mean, if you found out that behind closed doors, Hillary said, "I'm going to stand by you on this, but I expect x, y, and z from you as a result, wouldn't that matter?"

From a political standpoint, Monica is the single greatest thing that ever happened to Hillary. It made her sympathetic for the first time in her public life. So, how can it not matter?

You can believe that cheating on your wife is not an impeachable offense (it wasn't). However, the argument that the affair is a completely private matter is not acceptable in the sense that it provided the catalyst for Hillary's personal political career. It would be like saying that Ted Kennedy's family history is irrelevant. Or John McCain's marriage to a rich woman who was able to bankroll is public life is irrelevant.

How you got to where you are is completely relevant when you are a public figure.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 08:39 AM
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1. "Monica is the single greatest thing that ever happened to Hillary"
BWHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa!
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 08:44 AM
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2. Politically. It's the greatest thing to happen to her politically.
No one can deny that.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 08:45 AM
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3. She'd be a feminist icon without having to run for office.
But could run and win if she still wanted to - moreso than now.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 08:54 AM
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4. she certainly would`t be the senator from new york
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 09:05 AM
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5. No n/t
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 09:10 AM
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6. She wouldn't still be in this race.
The $5 million she loaned her campaign came from Bill's speaking/consulting gigs in Dubai and elsewhere.

That $5 million was crucial for her Super Tuesday strategy.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 09:22 AM
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7. Post Super Tuesday strategy but the point stands
I think if she had divorced Bill in 1999, she would be hosting some sort of talk show today.
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