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Beregond2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 02:43 PM
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14. neighbor
This just confirms what I've been saying all along: Hillary is despised throughout America, and there is no way in hell she could ever be elected. If she weren't so damn egotistical, she would see that herself, and would never have run for President.

Further, the Clinton years are not regarded as fondly by average Democrats as the media seem to imagine. The corporation-loving, free-trade policies of that time led to nothing but lost jobs and a lower standard of living for working class people. Sure, if you happened to be a yuppie techie, they were boom times, at least until the bubble burst. But for most of us, they were disastrous. We defended Bill against the absurd assaults from the right, and we were grateful to have a Democrat in office at all. But at the end of the day, the Clintons were not on our side then, and they won't be if they get into office again.

Bill was shielded from the impact of his policies by his personal charm, and resentment of the right's attacks on him. Hillary has no such shield, and all the anger about the legacy of those years is falling on her.
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