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Mich Otter Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 03:42 AM
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18. Some thoughts about Hillary...
If there are more than one other Democrats in the primaries, the vote of "Liberal/Progressive/Socialist" Democrats will be split with the result being Hillary, (whom I view as a Right-Wing Democrat), will wind up getting the Democratic nomination. Unless we can get the field narrowed to one other candidate going against Hillary, I believe she will become the nominee.

-Assuming that to be the case, I will certainly vote for her. She will come to the White House with the ability to phone any leader in the World and have an intelligent conversation with that leader. (Yes, for those of you who don't remember what it was like before Bush, some American presidents can call other leaders and work with them).
We absolutely have to have help from many other countries to get the best result we can hope for from Iraq and Afghanistan.

-She also brings knowledge of how to work to build an economy, which America is in desperate need of. Our job loss is continuing and our standard of living, (for working people, not the wealthy), is dropping continually.
The minimum wage increase is not going to make a real difference at raising anyones standard of living, it will only bring some people from abject poverty to surviving poverty. That helps them but does not truly raise the American standard of living.

-Hillary also would come to the job with more knowledge about building a national health care system in America than anyone else has who might get the job. I want to see America move to a single payer system so all Americans are covered. We have to get a huge majority of "Liberal/Progressive/Socialist" Democrats elected to get a national health care program passed.

-She would attract many highly qualified people to run the various departments of the government, which would seem so novel after all the political flunkies the Republicans put in place.

-She would attract the imaginations of a new generation of young women voters who will stand by the Democratic Party for decades to come. It is going to take a huge portion of the women's vote, (maybe 65%), to get enough Democrats elected to pass the health care program.

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Hillary is not my first choice by any means. I do not believe she will
ever put Human Rights ahead of Wall Street interests. But, unless we can get the primaries narrowed quickly to one candidate to run against her, I do believe she will be the next Democratic candidate for president.
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