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Saboburns Donating Member (690 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:07 PM
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Why Hillary??
I admit, she's not my personal choice, but if elected I firmly think she would make a WONDERFUL President.

My question is, why Hillary.

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:10 PM
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1. Why Not?
Hey, someone was bound to say it.:evilgrin:
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:12 PM
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4. Because then we'd have a Bush or a Clinton in the WH for 24-28 years,
an entire generation. Dynasties are for banana republics, not the US.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:22 PM
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7. ..and conservatives in the White House since 1968
A conservative running against a slighly crazier conservative is not much of a choice. If that's what happens again in 2008, I'll be pleasing myself and writing in the Socialist candidate.

Conservatives in the party have lost us all 3 branches of government for far too long. It's time to consider another alternative.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 05:07 PM
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18. The coup was completed in 1968
Any resemblence of democracy that remains is smoke & mirrors.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:31 PM
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12. Sorry, I was mostly joking...
...it's a Philosophy class joke or lesson.

If you ever take a Philosophy class, and the on the final exam, the Professor give a one word question exam as Why? The correct answer is Why not? :think:
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:10 PM
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2. Would she end the
intern program?
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the other one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:12 PM
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3. She has a great last name?
She would probably be a more than competent president. Maybe not great. I have trouble finding her to be inspiring.
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:16 PM
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5. Why beat this horse again?
Its' bound to become a flame war.

Ooooooooooohhhhhhhh ...
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:19 PM
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6. I have a love/hate relationship with her.
I am thoroughly disgusted with her right hard turn, really, but I know it's part of a master strategery to make her look like a hard ass. Pundits say if a woman is elected, she will be Republican, and at that I say bullshit. The truth is I'd bend over backward to help her get elected. I really would. And having another Clinton in the White House would put the Republicans into a nonstop seizure. I'd give anything to see that.

But we have to get one thing straight. It doesn't matter who our nominee is. Hillary or whoever. The Republicans will pull out the stops to eviscerate them. Hillary won't get it any worse than any other candidate because that's the way Republicans run elections. It is disingenuous to suggest she would be a lightening rod more so than any another other Dem candidate.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:24 PM
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8. I'll trade Hillary for Barbara Boxer any day
What are the chances of that?
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:56 PM
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17. I second.
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Neocondriac Donating Member (732 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:25 PM
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9. She will be our next President.....
because Bubba is still Poppy Bushs bitch and Poppy still runs the show.Jesus , I wish he would keel.!
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annarbor Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:25 PM
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10. Why do you think that she would make a wonderful president?
Interesting moniker by the way.

Ann Arbor
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:25 PM
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11. It's a reflex reaction to "blame Clinton."
Hilary has shown that she's not a good candidate, and has absolutely no interest in leading.
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Protagoras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:33 PM
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13. Our next President does need to bring a NEW tone to politics
not just more polarization so that we're locked into a death struggle with 50% or even 35% of the population. We need someone who is able to return to a different KIND of politics...one of transparency and honesty. Someone who is populist.

I don't dislike Hillary...but I don't she is those things that we need. I suspect that even if she were to win she'd just further solidify the divisions in this country. And frankly...we need to wake people up, not just push them farther away.

If Hillary were a man no one would consider her as a candidate now. I want someone we'd want regardless of their race or gender.

And if we can find such a person and they happen to be someone who would ALSO advance the cause of equality by representing something other than white males...so much the better. But I don't think Hillary is that person.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:45 PM
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14. Because 60 million Republicans and Dick Morris want her to.
You have to ask?
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:52 PM
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15. I keep telling DU folks, Nancy Pelosi will be our next
President. Here's the deal: we win back the HOuse and Senate in '06 and impeach/convict both Bush and Cheney. Nancy Pelosi, having become Speaker of the House once it changes hands, now succeeds to becoming our President and the first woman president of the U.S. The only question then is who will she appoint VP? I would like Obama. Wouldn't it be great to so piss off the right wing with both a woman and an African American? They will melt into little puddles like the wicked witches and warlocks that they are!

Sweet!
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enigma000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 04:55 PM
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16. Electability
Hillary has several things going for her:

> She's a Clinton & they always tend to win

> She can play the women card: vote for her or your a sexist pig

> Unlike male Democrats, she can trend pro-life on the abortion question. Democratic men must be pro-choice while a women can get away with making "pro-life" statements.

> She has Southern routes

> It will have been 15 years since Hillary-Care

> The Dems need a win. The population shifting from Blue states to Red states (remember, the 2004 election looked just like the 2000 election, but due to population shifts the Repubs picked up 15 more electoral votes in 2004) By 2012 the Dems may be the permanent opposition party.

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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 05:13 PM
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19. Why Bush?
Why any Republican at all.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 05:42 PM
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20. Uh, because women are severly underepresented in gov't????
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 05:50 PM
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21. Because the GOP and corporations want her to be Pres...she will continue
to provide exactly what they want.
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