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December 12th, 2007
01:58 PM ET

Advice for Hillary Clinton?

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FROM Jack Cafferty:
In the beginning it was a juggernaut. The caucuses and primaries were seen as little more than an inconvenience on the road to Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman president of the United States. But something bad is happening on the yellow brick road.

At one time Clinton had a 6 point lead over Barack Obama in Iowa. Today, Obama is ahead by 3 points.

In New Hampshire, Clinton had a 19 point lead earlier this fall. As of today, that's gone. In fact, Barack Obama is statistically tied with her according to a new "CNN/WMUR New Hampshire Presidential Primary Poll Conducted by The University of New Hampshire."

It's hard to tell exactly when things began to unravel. But it seemed from the beginning that Hillary was more focused on being elected President than on doing the things necessary to secure her party's nomination.

And when somebody asked a mundane question about driver's licenses for illegal aliens, reality slammed into her like an oncoming truck. In fact, she got run over that night. And if the poll numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire aren't enough to keep her and Bubba awake at night, consider this: in virtually every hypothetical match-up against the leading Republican candidates, it's not Hillary finishing first among the Democrats, it's John Edwards.

Here’s my question to you: If you were running Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, what would you advise?

To see the Cafferty File video click here

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Paul from Nashville, Tennesse writes:
To secure her party's nomination, Senator Clinton must develop and communicate with contagious enthusiasm her vision for America's future rather than her current implied vision of a return to America's past.

Diane from Las Vegas, Nevada writes:
From the start I would have advised her to answer the questions! Hillary did not and does not answer most questions directly. She seems to be too focused on what everyone else will think about her answer instead of what she truly believes... She needs to start talking from her heart and what she believes and quit being so worried about she thinks we all want to hear.

Connie from Dallas, Texas writes:
Jack, If I were running Hillary's campaign, I would lock the entire media into a rocket and send them to the moon. You are the most cynical and sadistic bunch, your sense of entitlement over American politics is sickening.

Jeff writes:
If I were Hillary's adviser, I would bluntly tell her to throw in the towel and step down. The last thing America needs is a continuation of the Bush/Clinton dynasty. We need new blood in the presidency, like Obama.

Aaron from Deering, New Hampshire writes:
My advice? Return to showing voters how she's the better candidate. My mind is made up, but others need to see her warmth and intelligence as I have, not her mudslinging. There's enough baseless anti-Hillary sentiment without her creating problems on her own. On the issues she wins, plain and simple.

Tim from Manahawkin, New Jersey writes:
Get a new campaign manager. Maybe Karl Rove is available.


Filed under: Elections • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (335 Responses)
  1. Vernon Finley

    Get rid of Bill before he screws another staffer!

    December 12, 2007 at 2:01 pm |
  2. Jason

    I would advise her to NOT attack Sen Obama, instead, focus on the Republicans who are War Mongers, Big Spenders and far from conservative. I would also tell her to declare once and for all that she is going to crackdown on illegals in this country, and that she will send a bill to the Congress in the first 100 days in office banning ANY licenses for Illegals around the country. I would also advise her to reallocate our aid to foreign countries back into America and start rebuilding America for the next 250 years. We are in a decline as a country and we need change. Oh and I would also advise her to send a bill to the Congress that would strip ANY church of its tax-free status if they give sanctuary to illegals!!! Not an attack on religion, just those who break OUR laws, including churches, they are NOT above the law!!

    December 12, 2007 at 2:17 pm |
  3. john

    Make nice nice with Bill, both of you will have a lot of free time on your hands next year.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:18 pm |
  4. chris rehkopf

    Do not hire monica lewinski to babysit bill and chelsea but do what is right for our country and throw in the towel and advise all other republic-cons and demon-crats to do the same and endorse some one who will take care of the american people.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:23 pm |
  5. John

    The Iowa Hillary Bash is tomorrow, I'm sick of it. Can we ONCE talk about the ISSUES.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:24 pm |
  6. Brian Nancoo - Trinidad

    Senator Clinton has to stop getting drawn in/sucked in to these silly back and forth with the other candidates,especially with Senator Obama.She has everything to lose and nothing to gain,he has everything to gain and nothing to lose by getting her attention.It adds to his credibility as a presidential candidate to be able to say that her campaign is worried about him.This is ironic,because on the one hand he is saying that she is not credible/trustworthy/represents change,but on the other hand he is saying that if a person with her experience/credibility/reputation is worried about his candicacy,then he must be credible.Senator Clinton needs to ignore the attacks and simply talk about her vision for the country,and let the chips fall where they may,as they have always done.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:26 pm |
  7. John

    On the final ballot , my advice would be, and it's definite she can't win, then she should pledge her delegates to John Edwards if he is running strong.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:26 pm |
  8. peter guellard

    Beware of Ron Paul

    December 12, 2007 at 2:26 pm |
  9. Jami JoAnne Russell

    Don't run. We already had one Clinton try to ruin America. We don't need you to finish the job. And if you had an ounce of brains you'd divorce your scuzzy cheating spouse, you putz.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm |
  10. David Cissner,San Bernardino,CA.

    Get rid of the people who are controlling everything you do and say and stop packing the crowds with ringers and loyalists. That's what George W. does. Get new people,start being genuine and honest. Meet all the people.pro and con,and start answering questions truthfully and honestly. Hillary,you may be surprised that the public may actually like you.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:35 pm |
  11. Don Kite

    My advice to Hillary would be simply, "Give it up! Your husband, Bill, disgraced the Office of the President, with his staffer Monica Lewinski. Do you, Hillary, want to continue Bill's legacy?"
    Let's face it Jack, I do not believe America is ready for another Clinton. What roll would Bill serve anyway? Secretary of Defense? Secretary of State? Bill had a chance to "eliminate" Osama bin Laden, but would not let it happen. Would Hillary do the same? No, Jack, America is not ready for a female President. Besides, I wouldn't want Hillary Clinton anywhere near the "football" which, as you know, carries all of the Top Secret codes to launch a nuclear war. Would you, or anyone else for that matter?

    December 12, 2007 at 2:36 pm |
  12. Aubrey

    The most strategic, calculated move would be to DROP OUT. So she wouldn't have to be humiliated when she eventually loose the nomination. She can say it due to "Person Family Reasons."

    December 12, 2007 at 2:43 pm |
  13. William from NC

    Jack,

    I'm pretty sure if I was Hillary's political advisor, I'd be at gun point, only the nuts like her anyway.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:52 pm |
  14. Ray Bilodeau

    Run as Obama's vice-president. Obama is so like JFK it's scary. If he and Hillary are elected, he will be unable to get anything through Congress, even if a lot of the Republicans and bespoke Democrats are kicked out. Assassination is in his future if he really tries to take on the neocons and gets slapped down by the US Supreme Court. He will then try to turn the Court around and that's when the rich and powerful will make sure he doesn't.

    December 12, 2007 at 2:58 pm |
  15. B.Kolli

    Ignore the polls.Just forge ahead with a steady mind and a strong will.There is nobody around to match you.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:06 pm |
  16. Rich, McKinney Texas

    Find a husband that can keep his pants pulled up around the hired help next time. If he gets caught with his knickers down around his ankles again tell him not to lie about it. It makes you look really really bad and will cost you a presidential election if you are foolish enough to run. Americans do not forget things like that.

    P.S. Hilary you might need to take more then 52 vitamins a day your looking very old.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm |
  17. Joe Kane - Milford, MA

    Stop the campaign now! You're going to need the Independent vote in order to win the general election, but they will see through all the lies that you're trying to lay on the Democrats in order to gain their votes and win the nomination.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:29 pm |
  18. Adrian

    I would advise her to stop playing the pandering politician and define herself with strong positions and a definite stance on tough issues. America wants a leader with direction and strength, not another self-serving politician.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:34 pm |
  19. JoEllen Hamilton

    This is what I'd tell her:

    1. Keep to the issues:

    2. Speak with compassion for her fellow Americans.

    3. Keep it truthful.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:38 pm |
  20. Elizabeth

    I would tell ms clinton to shut up!
    I am an undecided voter and she is not making any points with me. bla bla bla bla bla
    If the democrats have any intention of winning the presidential race they must show a united front! Stop attacking!
    Tell us how you are going to fix a problem – economy, taxes, poor educational system, imigration, and yes the war.
    Don't TELL us there is a problem, we're not a bunch of dummies we know what is going on – just tell us how you are going to fix it. I almost forgot, don't forget to tell us (middle class folks) how much you are going to screw us over in the process!~

    December 12, 2007 at 3:38 pm |
  21. Michael Bruce

    Get an endorsement from Dr. Phil ASAP.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:45 pm |
  22. Rob Alvarado

    My Advice for the Senator would be to recognize that she was not a cabinet member in her husband's administration and to act accordingly.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:47 pm |
  23. greg

    i think your polls are all wrong and i think you need to go back and count again abc has her 53 percent in the nation . big deal to all hillary clinton supporters . has cnn went to the bottom of the barrel ont his politics . hillary will be the next president of the country . i guess you voted for bush right . haha.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:48 pm |
  24. Shirley

    Jack, I'm so tired of Hillary bashing because of her husband's mistakes while president. Bill Clinton is a pussycat compared to what we have now in the White House.
    In the debates Hilliary needs to stop acting like a politiction and start answering the questions honestly (at least look like it's honest). Nevertheless my vote is on Barack Obama, he's intelligent, forthright, young, and determined. He will run circles around the senate and congress if they don't shape up.

    Shirley. Michigan

    December 12, 2007 at 3:48 pm |
  25. Hugh

    I would tell Hillary to immediately get lip-o-suction of both thighs and to wear a veil full time in order to cover up that hideous smile and help muffle that spine chilling laugh.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:49 pm |
  26. Ellie from Aurora, CO

    Tell us what you really believe, not what is politically convenient. We can't trust you because you think politically before you think morally. We need hope, truth and sincerity – not the sound bite du jour. I would love to see a woman president, but just can't get behind you, Hillary, unless you give us straight talk. And get rid of your slithering spokespeople – they are less believable than you, with their W smirks!

    December 12, 2007 at 3:50 pm |
  27. John

    Admit mistakes and be honest.

    Act more humble and say something like "Any Democrat running right now would make a better President then the Republicans."

    Make more impromptu visits to shopping malls, etc, and talk to people who may not be supporting you. Do anything to avoid looking controlled and scripted, even if it means facing some uncomfortable moments.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:50 pm |
  28. kathie

    get over it hillary...go home and bake cookies, where it would be appreciated...

    December 12, 2007 at 3:50 pm |
  29. dough boy

    My advice...ask Amercia if after having one of the dumbest citizens run the country for eight years (I am referring to "W"), do you really want the clean up guy to be as green as grass? Isn't one mistake enough? Whoever runs the show next is going to have more mess on their hands than a new parent. I think we need someone with the credentials/connections/experience in building a team to right some wrongs. Obama...yikes!

    December 12, 2007 at 3:52 pm |
  30. Dan

    I would advise her to add a plank to her platform that would support the introduction of an amendment to the constitution into Congress that would allow a former President to serve in that capacity after a ten year absence from the office. This would allow Bill (who every voter voting for Hillary wants to see as the President anyway) to overtly run for president since he hasn't done very well doing things covertly.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:56 pm |
  31. Rich

    I would advise Clinton to ignore the media like Cafferty who continue to look at this only in terms of "who's ahead, who's behind". Of course this "horse race" is going to get tighter as the primaries draw near, and this mock concern/wonderment from these track announcers is silly. Jack, how 'bout you and CNN spending more time focusing on each candidate's opinion on a particular issue than breathlessly working up everyone in a lather based on polls that will change weekly, if not daily. If you're unsure how to do something like this, I refer you to NPR's Democratic debate.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:57 pm |
  32. David Brandt, Atlanta, GA

    If she wants to be elected, then Hillary Clinton needs to be more definitive in her ideas and agendas. Take less time convincing voters why Obama's or Edwards' health care plans won't work and explain how your plan won't be a repeat of the '90s, particularly when it comes to helping the middle and lower classes. If all else fails, remind the hardcore Dems that Bill will be wandering the White House halls ready to advise.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:57 pm |
  33. Raman, Plano TX

    Obama does not have the experience or as good a plan to turnaround US compared to Clinton campaign. Despite the shortcommings, Obama articulates his positions as if he is an expert.

    Sen. Hillary should take this lesson from Obama's strategy. At some point she will have to confront the religion issue factor, and certainly she would not want to be stumped on it, as she did with her illegal immigrant license issue.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:57 pm |
  34. Robert

    I would tell Hillary Clinton to take the issues "head on" and start taking on these other men like "Obama" and "Edwards" and show the American people she can stand with the best and PROVE her strength. The American people want straight answers and she needs not be afraid to give those answers. If anyone can win, it's her, she just has to start getting in everyone face and proving she can do the job better than those who are saying she can't.

    Faith we have in Hillary.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm |
  35. Jonathan Reilly

    A little honesty and transparency wouldn't hurt. Maybe opening up about how her campaign is financed, letting go of PAC money... I would have some serious respect for Hillary if she did that. Until that happens, though, she will continue to be a shady character to most people.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm |
  36. Bill

    I'd tell her to wake up and realize that since she couldn't handle her husbands infidelity there's no way she can handle the really tough issues that we now face.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm |
  37. David Graham

    Drop out! Back an Edwards/Obama Democratic ticket.

    December 12, 2007 at 3:59 pm |
  38. Victor Dominguez

    Senator Clinton needs to stop trying to please everyone. She needs to forget about Senator Obama and the othe candidates. Be presidential. Attack the war as the root cause of the economic problems we are facing. Be positive on our future. Have a structured plan for dealing with the ilegal immigration that is fair and does not only focus on the southern border. (no terrorist arrived here from Mexico) Also, smile, smile a lot when others attack, it will not only unsettle them, but it will place her above them.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:00 pm |
  39. Anthony Garritano

    I think Hillary is the best choice. Maybe if the media paid more attention to where she stands on the issues and less attention to polls, America would see that she's not only the most experienced, but she has the best plans to make a real change! I guess if you don't have Oprah in your corner you don't get good press these days. The media is saying to the American people, "Forget about the Iraq War, Iran, the Economy, the most sound mortgage fix, the most sound health care plan, because instead we want to talk about Oprah and polls." What a shame!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:01 pm |
  40. Lee

    Jack, my advice for Hillary: Take advice from Karl Rove. If he can get an incompetent man elected president, he can get a woman elected president.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:02 pm |
  41. MikePost, Bosie, Idaho

    Just keep on trucking, Hillary; keep on, keeping on.
    And don't let the bastards get you down.
    Show strength and conviction and stick to your guns.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm |
  42. Scott

    Senator Clinton:
    1. Admit you are very intelligent. Most importantly, admit it to yourself how bright you are and then lose any need to prove it to anyone else anymore.
    2. Admit you are a very likeable person when you are you. Nobody does you better.
    3. Having accomplished 1 and 2, go out and run for president on what you believe and what you want to do. Don't send Bill, don't run against Obama or Geoge W.. Just campaign on what you believe and don't worry about every vote, only those that want the real you.
    4. When 3 gets tiring, re-double your effort and run as you for you and for the country some more.
    5. Remember winning isn't the only thing, its not everything, and it may be nothing if you lose yourself in the process.
    6. And win or lose, you will have been the best you.
    7. Grace and peace.
    Scott (a traditional conservative).

    December 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm |
  43. Roger

    Do something that may be a bit foriegn to you, Hillary. Tell the truth. Even if it means to tell us that you don't have an answer or that your answer is unpopular. But then again...I'm voting for Obama...so, keep doing what you're doing. It seems to be working for me just fine.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm |
  44. John

    Admit she's a flip flopper, admit that she's just in it to become the first woman president, just be completely honest with everyone about her ambitions and her life story, all the cloudy details. Just be brutally honest, it's over anyways, but hey... it might help?

    December 12, 2007 at 4:04 pm |
  45. Jim

    I would suggest Hillary do a "media marathon" – meaning that she book long lasting interviews with every major television station and answer any and all questions openly and truthfully – nothing scripted. People want to vote for someone who is real and that they can relate to. We don't know Hillary like we know her husband. Let's change all of that. Let's see her human face and not just her political one. That's how she'll win votes. Bill Clinton used the media to his advantage so why doesn't she?

    Hillary: Many of us know that you have sound judgement and that you are a smart woman. We trust you that you can make important decisions. Please show us that you're not a puppet controlled by your handlers and that you lead your own campaign. If you're successful in this process, you'll be President, no doubt about it!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:05 pm |
  46. Matthew

    She should drop and endorse BARACK OBAMA! Then this country we would be a lot better off with him as president.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:05 pm |
  47. Vivian M.

    The media me cracks up. Where did things begin to unravel? They didn't. Everyone who knows anything knows that you don't want to be in the lead position as early in the game as Hillary was. You just cannot maintain the lead position with everyone pounding on you from all directions.

    The media plays such a large role in molding public perceptions that American politics is extremely manipulated by corporate interests. Just look at the time allotments from the debates and you'll see that the leading candidates are given much more time to talk in the debates than the candidates the media wants to marginalize. Ask them and they'll give you some chicken and egg answer that they are only reflecting the polls.

    Also, the debates with custom questions for each candidate are not debates. America is in threat of peril, the entire world is watching, and still American politics is a game of corporate profit power, nepotism and gotcha smear tactics.

    America's heyday is waning.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:06 pm |
  48. Victor Lad

    My advise to Hilary would be: Be positive, accept others for who they are,be prepared to answer un scripted questions, never again plant questions in the audience and once and for all, accept kids are ambitious and are free to want to be who ever they want to be..including PRESIDENT of the United states,accept Barack Obama as a credible candiate with vision. I bet sky would be your limit Hiliary.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:07 pm |
  49. Brent

    If i were advising Hillary, i would tell her to just drop out of the race now and save herself the embarrassment and millions of dollars of campaign funds and go back to gutting fish in Alaska.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:11 pm |
  50. vince nizzardi

    Hillary–Hillary–heres my sugestion, due to the fact, your brain has congestion
    say one thing today-something diffrent tomorrow
    drop out of the race-and save us the sorrow

    Im a poet–and don't even know it!

    your cousin vinny
    Jersey

    December 12, 2007 at 4:11 pm |
  51. Tia Henry

    If you want to be the first woman president
    I say tell them what your made of. State your rights
    as a woman. Stand up for the women.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:11 pm |
  52. Troy

    I would ask her to resign. When you are adamantly opposed by so many Americans, how can you possibly say you're going to unite America? More along the lines of, force everyone to accept your way of thinking. That's not what this country was founded on nor what it should stand for today. We're a nation of freedom. Freedom to live as you see fit. My big question is this, "Why do I, as a full time employee and covered by insurance that I pay for, have to pay taxes to give health care to someone who won't work or buy their own insurance?"

    December 12, 2007 at 4:12 pm |
  53. Patricia Carriere

    I think Hillary needs to stop trying to be the "inevitable" nominee. Nothing angers voters more than thinking the choice has already been made for them. Rather than saying "I WILL be the nominee" she needs to be a bit more humble and let people think it was their idea, not hers. I think she's trying too hard to be part of that infamous boys club she talks about. Bill needs to show her how to be a "comeback kid".

    Patricia Carriere
    Montreal, Canada

    December 12, 2007 at 4:12 pm |
  54. Lauri

    Is it really that her campaign is unraveling or is it that we are getting to know the other candidates better? I don't think she has made any major mistakes, I think it's more a matter of seeing who she's running against, getting to know them better and weighing which candidate better suits each of us. At this point it is way to early to tell, I mean look at how far ahead Howard Dean was when the primaries started in 2004, don't count Hillary out just yet.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:13 pm |
  55. Jon Phillips

    None.
    Zero.
    Zilch.

    They have guided our energy policy primarily since the 1st gulf war and we seen where that has lead us. Corporations have no moral fiber, they have no allegiance to us, when we can't buy anymore they'll go somewhere else.

    Our energy policy (foreign policy) is why Bin Laden hated us to begin with. Because we wanted to protect Saudi oil fileds before the 1st gulf war. I believe if we had always been energy independant there might be no such thing as al'qieda.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:14 pm |
  56. Dolores

    I would advise Hillary to be herself, a proven leader! . I hope all the women in this country see the "propaganda" we are being fed to try to change our minds about a woman president. Hillary is the best candidate, hands down!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:14 pm |
  57. Carmon

    What was the purpose of cutting Obama out of the preview picture. Is CNN trying to tell us something. Sounds like to me they think she will not get the nomination and they are trying to paint the picture of Clinton and Edwards running together. Clinton being Vice President. If so you still have picked the wrong two candidates. Neither one of them deserve to be nominated.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:14 pm |
  58. Ryan, New Jersey

    If I were Hillary's campaign advisor I'd be handing in my two weeks notice.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:15 pm |
  59. Nick

    If I were her campaign manager, I would tell her to:

    1. Take a publicized break. Let everyone know that we're taking a short break and will be back with a message.
    2. Get one.
    3. Come back and tell people.

    Quit trying to answer the questions in a way to make everyone happy. It will not work.

    Make a point an stick to it. There are many issues in this cycle, but "It's the economy, stupid". Come up with a unified plan to boost the economy that includes the effects of immigrants and health care.

    People aren't stupid, just easily distracted. Give us the big picture and the details and you're in.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:16 pm |
  60. DMW

    I'd suggest that she ignore the polls. They change every day it seems and they can not be that accurate because it depends on which poll one reads as to who is in front. I would also suggest that Obama mania will die down soon after the media stops trying to tell us how great he is without doing any through research on his record as an Illinois State Senator. I would tell her to remember that there are 50 states and not just the 3 we hear about everyday. I would also suggest she sticks to her issues and continue to tell us how she would handle the economy and world events. If Obama attacks anymore, then she needs to respond right away instead of waiting as she did in the past.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:16 pm |
  61. Michael

    I would tell her that she needed to say a few things to us:
    1) That she had a plan to make America great again.
    2) How she would balance illegal immigration with human rights?
    3) How she will bolster the economy?
    4) How will she prepare the United States to compete against a global economy based on a lower standard of living?
    5) Explain where she thinks religion fits into American lives and American government.
    6) Explain why she thinks its alright to tax higher incomes and estates after death. People who are motivated and work hard should not be penalized to support those who don't. Why should the government get over half of a person's estate after death? I understand the concept of welfare and how it prevents the slide into poverty for so many. Why should I pay more just because I work harder (assuming that money correlates to work).
    7) Tell me what she will do for service memebers and former service members?
    8) Tell me if she thinks firearms are in control and if not how she will get them in control without taking away my traditional right to own one. This acknowledges that the 2nd amendmant may not mean what we all assume it means.
    9) Tell me what her response would be to a country that used a chemical, biological, or radiological weapon on the US.
    10) Tell me if she think Bush's policy on enemy combatants is just?

    December 12, 2007 at 4:17 pm |
  62. elpako

    Mrs. Clinton will win the nomination and will be the first US FEMALE PRESIDENT.
    WE THAT THE RIGHT WIND IS DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO GET OBAMA ON THE DEM TICKET THEY EAT HIM ALIVE. THEY ARE SCARED OH HRC. IT IS OBVIOUS. GO HRC. WE WILL VOTING FOR YOU

    December 12, 2007 at 4:19 pm |
  63. Sherm Kader, Ruston, La

    I would tell her to ignore the bias in the media, such as CNN, since they give Obama a pass on all of his faults and failures. For example, he made a stupid statement about his foreign policy experience, Clinton mentioned it, and was accused by CNN of being mean. That's just one example of many. CNN should adopt the slogan "Fair and Balanced". They are no better than Fox News when it comes to fairness. Hillary Clinton is still winning this thing. She will be the next president of the USA.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:19 pm |
  64. E Double

    Get your husband out there 24/7 campaigning for you. It's the ultimate weapon and don't believe for a minute your opponetes don't know it. Last election his phone was ringing off the hook from them for his advice. If Gore had used him he would be President right now.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:20 pm |
  65. RonPaulForTheLongHaul

    I would tell Hillary the best thing she could do is quit. If that's not an option to her then I would ask her to:

    1) Appeal to your moral core and ask yourself deep questions about who you want to serve as president – the American people or your corporate and pro-Israel special interest groups.

    2) Read the US Constitution and vow to protect and restore the US Constitution.

    3) Explain to us why we need to continue the "war" in Iraq. How has invading Iraq and Afghanistan made the US a safer place? Why have we not apprehended Osama Bin Laden yet even though we've invaded two nations and plan to invade another with Iran? How can we fight guerrilla warfare (terrorism) by invading other countries?

    4) Divorce Bill Clinton.

    There are many more things I'd tell her but I don't have time to list them all and let's face it – it would be falling on deaf ears.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:21 pm |
  66. Bill

    Hillary Clinton's staff needs to work harder to get her story in the news. It seems lately that the press is so enamored with Obama that they only spin good polls and stories about him and only spin the other candidates in a negative way. Both Clinton and Edwards have made policy speeches that should have been covered more in the press but they just got brief mentions. In fact John Edwards is hardly ever mentioned in nightly discussions on MSNBC and CNN. There are polls that show Clinton ahead in both New Hampshire and Iowa (John Edwards is not that far behind statistically ) even though they show a statistical tie she has the higher number but the press and that's NBC, CNN, ABC, and basically everybody spinning it so everybody thinks Obama is racing way ahead of Clinton. I know the press is chasing ratings and profit through Obama aka Oprah and what that would mean for all of 08. It will be very hard for any candidate to run against a candidate who has the press behind him in such a blatant way.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:21 pm |
  67. scott emily

    i'd tell her to stress foriegn aide reform, and allow the homeless and poverty
    once agian to recieve a little mercy from a goverment by the people ,for the people.
    of course, i'd qualify for help if i weren't born american, illeagle immagrents have
    more rights than any natural cititzen, of course she may need all those illeagle voter to have a chance.
    scott

    December 12, 2007 at 4:25 pm |
  68. AJ in Illinois

    I don't like Hillary as a Presidential candidate. Hillary is more an administrator than a leader. However, if Hillary paid me to give her campaign advice, I would say that Hillary need to stick to doing three things:

    (1) Bash Bush! Hillary's past success came from bashing Bush. Shes need to bash Bush and his administration on foreign relations, the economy, and the environment.

    (2) Play up Bill's involvment in her administration. Hillary doesn't want to realize that the highly favorable ratings she gets among Democrats (and some Independents) is mostly due to Bill Clinton's popularity. Explain to the American public how you would utilize Bill and some members of his administration to correct the problems currently plaguing America.

    (3) Stay away from negative campaigns against fellow Democrats. She was on the high road back in August of 2007. Now she has changed her approach to attacking fellow Democrats. REMEMBER HILLARY YOU'RE A CLINTON!

    With all that said, I still say OBAMA in '08!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:25 pm |
  69. Joan

    I'd say :"Quit right now, Hillary and run, don't walk back to that safe seat in the Senate".

    December 12, 2007 at 4:27 pm |
  70. Jordon Wright

    I would tell Senator Clinton to stop bringing up idiotic things like Obama's kiddy essay, stop attacking Edwards for changing positions, and instead focus on showcasing how she'll tackle the big problems ahead. She says she'll end the war, but will continue combat missions. Say's she'll provide universal healthcare, but will only commit to it by the end of her second term. Say's she'll fight for the middle class, and takes the most cash from either party in lobbyist money. If she's ready to lead, tell us how?!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:28 pm |
  71. Kelly, Iowa City, IA

    I recently attended a speech Bill Clinton delivered. He did a remarkable job of presenting Hillary Clinton as an agent of change and gave details on why he believes she can do anything she sets her mind to. I left the event BELIEVING she CAN and WILL make a positive impact in the USA and Internationally. He outlined many things about Senator Clinton's track record that I have never heard before. What Senator Clinton's campaign is lacking are these sorts of speeches and getting the information out. This woman is brilliant. She's a mover and a shaker. She takes her good intentions and turns them into action. She makes things happen and has an impressive track record to prove it. She and President Clinton have a realistic handle on the bigger picture of our world. The best I've heard out of all of the candidates.

    Bill Clinton's speech needs to get out there more. Her campaign needs to be more vocal about her track record that strongly highlights what she has accomplished to date. Focus on what she has done and how that speaks to what she will do when she becomes president. It needs to be done concise enough for people to get the main points. I have not seen this as of yet. That is, until Bill Clinton brought it to the surface for me, and just recently. Our country, world, and planet NEEDS Senator Clinton!!

    If our candidates focused on their track records and outlined how their track records inform their ability to be the best president, maybe we'd have a more informated voting population.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:29 pm |
  72. Dave

    Don't many members of all the religions make such comments about others. Facts are usually secondary to them. Just another reason religion should be kept out of government.

    Dave

    Deerfield Beach, FL

    December 12, 2007 at 4:30 pm |
  73. GR, Atlanta, GA

    I would encourage Hillary Clinton to show a little concern for the Democratic Party and simply drop out of the race or begin to articulate her message. All we hear is that she has experience because she was married to the guy doing the job, serving as President of the United States. Most Americans do not buy this. Clinton fought and lost her fight to establish universal health care. Clinton supported a flawed war in Iraq. By my scorecard, she is winless in any real battle. Everyone (outside of the Clinton cheerleaders at CNN and in Washington DC) knows that Clinton is not going to win a general election due to her inability to articulate any substantive message. She guarantees another Republican administration. Democrats and Americans want change! Hillary Clinton represents the establishment more than any candidate in any party running today.

    Jack, this question makes me wonder if you don't have some Clinton pom-poms under your desk right now. Did someone at CNN decide that you needed to ask America how to help Clinton's failing campaign?

    December 12, 2007 at 4:30 pm |
  74. Norma

    My advice to Hillary... Send Bill home; you don't need him to shore you up. If you really want to be President.... Take a good look at what is happening in this country to the middle class. Choose issues that are desolving our ability to stay strong and put a giant No Vacancy sign in your loby to the big loby groups. Seems to be working for John Edwards.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:32 pm |
  75. MOMO

    Why are you hell bent on Hilary? Is she the CNN-chosen one and we are supposed to help you and her not to slip up? CNN needs to start being objective and realise that there are more capable Americans to lead America apart from Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton. Two months ago CNN had HRC as the inevitable Democratic nominee, now CNN is asking America to help!!!. Can't U accept that America will pick their own candidates and do not care who your choice is. CNN should give up its support for Hilary and ask Hilary to give up her faltering attempt to the highest office in the land. She is going to fall flat on her face and I will be singing: "I TOLD U SO"

    December 12, 2007 at 4:32 pm |
  76. Bill

    Show that you will do the will of the American people, not what YOU think is important. Stop the same old, tired platitudes and tell the citizens exactly what you will do and HOW you will do it. Hey! That's good advice for all of the presidential hopefuls! Truth be told, if I was running her campaign, I really hope that I would wake up to find it was only a terribly cruel nightmare.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:33 pm |
  77. mitzi morris

    Hillary should spend more one to one time with smaller groups in Iowa. Her campaign has erred in thinking her large lead and ultimate candicacy would protect her lead.; and she has not done enough of this organizationally or otherwise.

    Obama has been given a free pass on his unavailable records when he served as state senator for 8 yrs in Ill inois as he says he did not think they were important and too costly to keep.?? Hillary should not attack this directly, but she should select several areas that he compromised on, or just caved. These exist, and the MSM has not helped to expose this. Why??

    To offset Oprah she should dig into the small voter groups in iowa, and do the same thing in NH, where she should show up personally. more often. Bill can be used but...very judiciously.

    Her campaign needs to become dogged,focused, and yet humble. Actually liking her is unimportant. she must show the complexities of our govt and the world stage require knowledge, contacts, experience, and strong will. Superiority without hubris.

    Obama is all hope and vague with overarching promises. His is the timidity of hope as we watch Oprah behave as the true candidate. Not a pretty picture, and if Democrats buy this they are doomed. GOP will eat him alive.

    Hillary is the only Democrat that can save the Democrats from losing a won election once again, by pointing out her electability problem is a ploy used by GOP as they would be thrilled to deal with Obama.

    She must get this across whether now or later. Right now, organize and get those caucus voters to vote Hillary! Stay focused and use actual votes in Illinois that challenge his current statements.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:33 pm |
  78. Mike M.

    Jack,
    Senator Clinton is simply out of her league when it comes down to the issues. What she does have going for her is Former President Bill by her side. A recent poll showed that the number of people who support Senator Clinton because of who her husband is equals the number of people who support her because of her own experience.

    Simply put, I would get Bill out on the stump as often as possible.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:34 pm |
  79. Bruce

    My advice to Senator Clinton would be simple. You're still the front runner, so start acting like it. You lead in almost every Feburary 5th state with wide margins, so instead of returning the attacks that are directed towards you, show the American people that you're the best candidate, the most qualified, and the best choice to get right to work in January of 2009. If her campaign staff would go back to the basics–that is returning to the state of the campaign at the beginning of the year–we wouldn't even be having this discussion right now.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:34 pm |
  80. John

    Your health care plan is socialist in nature and that flies in the face of a free republic, Stop taxing us to death and we will be able to aquire our own health care through ownership of our labor. JUST SAY NO TO SOCIALISM.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:34 pm |
  81. John

    Jack keep up the good work! Wish you had your show.........Tell Ms. Clinton to focus on the problems and to ignore what others are doing and saying. Thank you.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:35 pm |
  82. Rich, McKinney Texas

    I would advise Hilary to come up with a plan and tell the American people about that plan for Iraq. The same with her plan on anything else. Saying you have a plan is one thing. Having a plan that is realistic and doable is another. We went through Healthcare reform once with Hilary where she was damn near indicted we ain't buying into those empty primness again. If Hillary honestly has plans, lets honestly hear her plans not delusions of Grandure. That is like listening to the Ghost of Christmas Future and of things to come. A dream.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:36 pm |
  83. Claire Ciliotta

    My best advice to Hillary:

    Get real. You have become the consummate slick politician – lots of words, no clarity. When you started out, you were pro-women's rights, pro-abortion. Now you waffle.

    You have done nothing in your tenure as a senator from New York – you can't "show us the Money – or the bills you've passed, or the legislation you've fought for and won.

    You had time in Arkansas to show your colors on human rights and the rights of immigrant workers (Tyson and Perdue) – you did nothing.

    You have done nothing on the war except make excuses.

    TAKE A STAND, whether it's "popular" or not. I'm a democrat, and if Bloomberg were running, I'd vote for him. If Al Gore were running I'd vote for him. Why? Because they have put their money, energy and action where their mouths are. I'll vote for Obama, if he doesn't do the waffle dance and stays real. You've turned into a plastic politician. You act as if the women's vote is yours – no matter what you say or do. Don't bet on it. Your plasticity and waffling, your lack of courage and your greed for the White House is singularly unattractive.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:36 pm |
  84. Ron Ballard

    I'd like to know why Hillary and all the other candidates keep suggesting that Americans pay for their own healthcare while they have vitually National healthcare for life paid for by taxpayers. Yet every candidate talks about cutting the pork. Maybe Hillary and the rest of the candidates ought to start with the perks they have by paying for their own healthcare, or providing the same perks of healthcare, retirement benefits, and automatic cost of living raise each year to all Americans. I'm sure every American would love to have a pension after only five years of service, and an automatic cost of living raise each year unless they choose to decline it. So, please tell me why we should elect any of you to office for allowing such spending practices to continue?

    December 12, 2007 at 4:36 pm |
  85. Jim

    Quit looking for the perfect calculating answer in an interview or a debate and say what you think, not what you think people want to hear. But you wouldn't be a professional politician, or even a law school graduate, if you did that, would you? You could also try being less of a Republican and more of a Democrat, but only if that was okay with your corporate lobbyists and big money donors, of course.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:38 pm |
  86. Fred

    I dont know why so many people complain about Bill and Monica? We had Jean as a Prime minster in Canada and we wish he had a staffer to screw instead of us poor Canuks!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:38 pm |
  87. Ken

    John McCain said during todays boring debate that he would have America energy independent within five years. He woke me up from my afternoon nap.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:38 pm |
  88. Regan

    Hillary started by making this election about change: from Republican to Democrat; from male to female leader; from Bush to Clinton; from war to no war. Obama has outflanked her on the change issues so now she's running on experience and getting beat up on that. Go back to the change issues: from Republican to Democrat; from male to female leader; and w/o mentioning Obama, equate his state-level experience with the past experience of our current President. Where her experience counts is that unlike almost anyone else, she can have her team in place and start governing on day one: now that's change.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:39 pm |
  89. Howard Cihak, Alexandria, VA

    Hillary needs to ditch weaving and dodging routine. She needs to face the fact that Obama's numbers mean more and more voters apparently are willing to sacrifice experience for a breath of fresh air and a candidate who's prepared to take tough stands. She's going to have to stake out some clear and unmistakable positions of her own. She's going to have to appear to be alienating the Washington insiders. In short, Hillary's gotta put it and herself on the line. And she can't do it by attacking Obama. This is no longer about Obama; it's about Hillary.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:40 pm |
  90. Anthony Michigan

    It is important for you to stand out from the crowd in these debates. Show the people something the other candidates don't have like .... CLEAVAGE?

    December 12, 2007 at 4:40 pm |
  91. Patrick Effoba,GA

    Jack,thank for your hard work. I believe that Mrs. Clinton is still the person to beat.
    All she has to do is to stay very calme and to keep her smile always. She has to explain clearly why she is the person to go against republican candidate. But swing back hard when Edwards and Obama attack her . Both will try to portrait her as somedy who is ineffective.Staying calme will show her strengh. The worst scenario is to let obama win iowa. If she not going to win its better to make Edwards win iowa knowing that Edwards he not going no where. Go HILLARY 08.
    LET HISTORY TO BE MADE.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:40 pm |
  92. Mia

    HRC should focus on the differences on issues, not this personal stuff. The latest is one of her supporters now talking about Barack's drug use, something he addressed personally without saying "I didn't inhale," these type of comments from her staff is suicide.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:42 pm |
  93. Bob

    Please do not run for office; you and your husband sold America and Americans out the last time in office and made millions from it. Please do not Discrace Democracy any more. I to old to learn Chinese>

    December 12, 2007 at 4:43 pm |
  94. Frank Mayans

    Simple, I would invite Obama and Edwards to face off on a debate with Hillary monitored by none other then Jack Cafferty in a dress. American would finally get the opportunity to see the top tier candiates with no holds bar. By the way – You are my hero Jack!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:43 pm |
  95. Russell

    How could Hillary be President and keep her eye on Bill and the Interns at the same time?

    December 12, 2007 at 4:46 pm |
  96. Terence from Ohio

    It's obvious that Hillary rushed her family on the scene when she heard about Oprah stomping for Obama-which would have been okay. However, it was quite obvious that she was lying about it when the media asked her about it.

    You say "just a litte lie?" Well, People aren't stupid, it is the little lies that the American people pick up on and thus lose trust in her.

    Please, just be honest!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:48 pm |
  97. Brad, Omaha NE

    Jack, the first thing i'd say to HRC is get over it.

    It's unbelievable to me that dems actually believe that a vote for Mrs. Clinton is a vote for her husband. Especially after reading the results of the poll that came out yesterday CONFIRMING that people really don't care much about her experience but rather they want to see Bill "in office" again.

    Experience is all she has to offer when asked why we should choose her, and experience is her main focus of her attacks on Obama. Yet it comes in second to the fact that her husband was one of the greatest presidents to date.

    My wife is a great Nurse but i doubt seriously that any hospital would give me a job as based on that.

    besides do we really want to go 28 years under the Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton Regime?

    Especially when they are all buddy buddy.

    didn't i hear that Bill Clinton hangs out at the Crawford Ranch more than our dear president?

    Seems to be the brush that needs cleared is from the political field.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm |
  98. LQ, ROCHESTER MN

    GO HOME!!!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm |
  99. Terence from Ohio

    On the last message.. it should be "little lie?" Sorry, I typed it too fast.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:51 pm |
  100. Roland enow

    Hilary had started-off great. Focusing more on issues, pointing at the shortcomings of Republicans, and down-playing or caring less to her peers democrat citiques. This placed her above all other candidates. She literally brought herself to the same level as the other candidates the day she decided to respond blow for blow to the attacks of her peers. Recent poll results illustrates this. My advice:

    -Do not try to drastically change your positions to please the public.
    -Stand firm to the issues you've already addressed by being more convincing with examples, statistics and real judgements.
    -Open up other avenues of discussions like the economy, with good examples on how you will help solve the impasse the U.S currently faces.
    -Respond only to critics you feel you need give an explanation no more.
    -The more your peers criticize you, the more you should come up with strong arguments on relevant issues and the more the public shall be tired of these critics. This's what was happening until you changed your tactics.
    -It can be fixed. You definitely can be the next president. You got what it takes!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:52 pm |
  101. john, miami

    Advice to Hillary:

    Get out of Dodge, ( before your foot becomes riddled with bullets! )

    December 12, 2007 at 4:53 pm |
  102. Sledge

    Look more presidential and give policy statements instead of attacking Obama. Let Bill Clinton do the attacking. He is the only attack dog in this race.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:53 pm |
  103. ann

    Her campaign is now putting up a slanderous veiled attack against Senator Obama by saying the Republicans would accuse him of selling drugs. This is outragous.

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/12/12/post_235.html

    December 12, 2007 at 4:53 pm |
  104. Simon

    Jack, I dont understand why people keep complaining about politicians that change their positions because of polls. Isn't that what they're elected to do....represent the will of the people? So if the people change their mind on an issue, shouldn't the leader do the same? Bush always stuck to his positions and never changed his mind with the polls – and look where that has gotten the country.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:54 pm |
  105. richard f.

    Jack i think clinton and all the canidates should start being honest with them selfs and the public . We're not 10 years old .We are big boys and girls and can handle the truth. Answer the questiones not all the way around them

    December 12, 2007 at 4:54 pm |
  106. Irene Wallace

    I would advise Hillary to stick to the issues, admit if you agree differently and quit swaying to the music. We Americans want honest factual questions and answers no matter if we like you or not or agree
    Stand up for yourself quit letting Bill pull you out, even if the boys are picking on you.The men can get help from wives and mothers, but it shows weakness in a woman in a mans world.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:54 pm |
  107. Mr. Cheeseburger 9000

    Don't worry about the other candidates, because it's your race to lose. Focus on the issues that matter to the american public and show that you have the capacity to lead. You do that not by attacking other candidates, but by giving americans your vision. That's what will win you this election.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:54 pm |
  108. Natthan

    She needs to find some intergrity

    December 12, 2007 at 4:55 pm |
  109. Danny

    Jack,
    the sad thing is there is little or nothing to do to help Hillary.
    Americans are fed up with the Washington game playing.
    She is seen a player within the game.
    One advice though : hide Bill, because of him, we see you as part of the play.

    Danny
    Edmonton, AB – Canada

    December 12, 2007 at 4:56 pm |
  110. Claude

    We are a nation that loves our dogs and I would have Buddy the Chocolate Labrador on the campaign trail. That dog is worth another 10 point on the poll. Just make sure that Monica is not holding the leash during photo opps!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:56 pm |
  111. Elizabeth

    I'd tell her to breathe, stay calm and above all be what she is. To all the people who keep saying bake cookies-grow up! What difference will it really make that she's female. Those against her say she's scary, good, scare the hell out of those that need it. I like the laugh. Maybe when big oil offers her money to shut up she'll use it to laugh them out of the top spaces on NASDAQ. I want change. How much different could we get from Bush than an intelligent, female, northeastern person anyway???Keep it up, it only counts at the end.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:57 pm |
  112. Russ Amundsen

    If I were Sen Clinton's advisor, I would suggest she: Push for cutting off Money for Iraq, No strings attached. Stop trying to pander to the Spanish speaking voters on the premise they like the illegals in this country.I'm sure they don't want their costs & services, & taxes to go up as a result of unbridled illegals coming here. (close the border) then look for solutions to the illegals and their offspring here already.
    Correct the imbalance of trade, particularly with China, as they will break our ability to progress very quickly. After all our manufacturing jobs are gone,do you think products from China are going to be cheap? I think not. Just the opposite. Remember the 70s when cars imported were much lower in cost than our autos manufactured here? Finally, be clear on the issues facing Americans today, such as Medicare, Social Security, costs of living,education,& housing just to mention a few. Plain & simple do the people right.!!!

    December 12, 2007 at 4:57 pm |
  113. Brian

    Jack,
    She needs to show more compassion and virtue. Presidents are elected not by their laundry list of policies ideas but by their morals. The connotation with Hillary is one of deception and secrecy. If that perception doesn't range, neither will her spiraling downward campaign.

    December 12, 2007 at 4:59 pm |
  114. don judson

    We already know she is smart, tough, and well versed in the issues. What people don't know and don't believe is that she is warm, human, and cares deeply about specific issues like children. Can the policy wonk speeches and go warm and fuzzy like former Governor Huckster – show her human side because the most likeable candidate usually wins!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:00 pm |
  115. RJ

    Tell the American people that what we need is someone who is both intelligent and a skillful politician. Someone who rather than railing against the system will fight tooth and nail to make the system work to the benefit of the American people. The system is not perfect, but making promises to change it that even as President one would not have the power to enact is both dangerous and counterproductive. To change America for the better will require someone who will stand up to the radical far right wing agenda which is bent on undoing all the liberal accomplishments of the past century. Your negative ratings may go up if you fight them and try to prevent them from succeeding; but that will be a small price to pay. While I may wish we didn't have to fight the same battles of the last 15 years, or even the last 50 years, we do. The reason for this is because those battles have yet to be securely won. There are conservatives out there who want to undo the New Deal, cease progress on civil rights, and strip women of their right to choose. We can stop them, but only if we are tough enough to stand up to them, and savvy enough to fight a smart battle. It won't be easy, but that is exactly why we need someone with the strength, experience, and determination that I have displayed for over 35 years.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:01 pm |
  116. Patrick

    I don't think megalomaniacs take advise! She has a thirst for power and control that would have frightened Nixon if he were still here. She has motive far beyond the good of the people. If she wins, I am leaving.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:03 pm |
  117. rosemergy

    Pull out of Iowa, which she's already likely to lose, and get up to New Hampshire to stop the bleeding. She can lose Iowa and remain viable - especially if she's not really contesting it - but if she loses Iowa and New Hampshire, she's going to have a tough time recovering. Might be too late, though...

    December 12, 2007 at 5:05 pm |
  118. Judith Ande

    Those of us in this wonderful Ande family, both far and wide, would be grateful to have a Clinton back in the White House. Hillary needs to be a little more humble and stick to the issues. She doesn't need to bash anyone. Just stick to the issues and revise her health care plan a little better. She might need to listen to James Carvill (spelling?) more.

    But the team of the two of them (Clinton's) ran the country and well, in spite of all the spitefulness and hatred of the Republlican right , the special prosecutors, whitewater, Monica, etc. etc. etc. Oh, and did I forget to mention Bill O'Reilly and Karl Rove?

    The war in Bosnia and Kosovo was fought and won without all the fanfare and expense that the Bush administrative has plagued us with. And, I might say, was paid for without the help of Congress. NAFTA might have gone a little overboard, but it helped many other countries. And we were not in TRILLIONS of debt to China.

    Please bring a Clinton back to the White House, America. Believe me, it takes two to be a President, just ask all the other First Ladies.

    Stay focused, Hillary, we all believe in you. We want you to lead this country ;
    help all of those poor folks who are losing their homes; can't afford health care. Bring our folks home from Iraq; leave Iran alone; let NATO do their job. Please listen to Gen Wesley Clark (ret) and get counsel on the war from Joe Biden. Give it your best girl so we can have the first First Gentleman.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:06 pm |
  119. Aaron

    My advice? Return to showing voters how she's the better candidate. My mind is made up, but others need to see her warmth and intelligence as I have, not her mudslinging. There's enough baseless anti-Hillary sentiment without her creating problems on her own. On the issues she wins, plain and simple.

    Aaron Gill
    Deering, New Hampshire

    December 12, 2007 at 5:06 pm |
  120. Elizabeth

    Read "Kelly Iowa city, IA" just a few lines up. Yes yes yes.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:07 pm |
  121. Barbara Blanton

    Tell Bill to get out of your way and go do low profile good things. When his name and face come up, my finger itches for the Obama button. I liked Bill but I am among the millions of Americans that want change everywhere in the Capital at all levels. That means only supporting Hillary if she has new ideas and mostly new generation people advising her. I also want new people in the administration. If she can't stand for that, I'm going to Obama or Edwards.

    I'm also 67 and a feminist but I'm not a fool. If we don't get this country turned around and on a new path, our Grand Kids will be living in a place we won't even recognize when they are adults and it won't be an improvement, trust me! Someone has to come in with fresh eyes and the courage to put us back on course. It was nice to be respected. Being feared and disrespected because we earned it feels shameful!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:07 pm |
  122. scott

    Hillary.. You can run.. but you can't hide. Sometimes the "TRUTH" hurts and you are nothing more than a carbon copy of your husband. This country was forced to endure 8 years of rule by your husband, who was elected with only 44% of the popular vote. Can you understand than 66% did NOT want him as President ? I hope you do stay in the race, a sure win for the " R " ticket !! I am sure you are confused. All major networks in your corner, except FOX, and you are falling apart. This is great and cheap entertainment !!!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:08 pm |
  123. Charles

    I would advise Hillary to get a sex change.

    When it gets down to the wire, neither Americans nor Canadians will vote for a female President or Prime Minister.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:09 pm |
  124. Jennifer

    I would urge Sen. Clinton to sit down and have an informal "fireside chat," or a series of them, with Anderson Cooper. I want to her her TALK, as opposed to spouting sound bytes framed by her campaign committee. I'm an Independant and remain uncommitted, and while I believe Sen. Clinton brings more overall experience to the ticket (pillow talk is all part of policymaking, after all), she hasn't convinced me she's the best candidate. What it comes down to, unfortunately, is that ANY Democrat running for president is a better choice than the Republican slate, and I don't want to waste my vote. We need someone who can win, period.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:09 pm |
  125. Teddy

    The truth is Clinton has no executive experience, being the 1st lady means she didn't do anything executive other than raise Chelsea, that does not qualify her for president. If she wants to prove her experience she would open up the records and not wait until after the election. Bill knows the truth but would rather lie again. OBAMA is the right man for the job and she is scared because she knows its the truth

    December 12, 2007 at 5:09 pm |
  126. Cy

    Drop out of the race.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:11 pm |
  127. Lance Pemberton

    I would say that she should focus on why she is the best candidate for president rather than going after her opponents' integrity. In a debate she argued that others were throwing mud at her, she should really listen to own advise.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:11 pm |
  128. Annette

    I would tell Hillary that this country will never except a woman especially her, she she should put her money where it will really count for this country like health care, she did nothing during her husbands administration except make promisses she never kept, just like she is doing now.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:11 pm |
  129. Rich, McKinney Texas

    Hillary needs to hit the Eject button on Bills seat. That is Hillary's worst nightmare. Hillary may have forgive Bill time and time again for illicit affairs but the American people got burned once and won't tolerate another round of pass the intern with Bill. Thanks Hillary but no thanks. Your baggage is your problem.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm |
  130. Edwin

    if i advice hilary is to get someone bigger than oprah

    December 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm |
  131. Lance Premberton from St. Paul, MN

    I would say that she should focus on why she is the best candidate for president rather than going after her opponents’ integrity. In a debate she argued that others were throwing mud at her, she should really listen to own advise.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm |
  132. G.R.

    "Don't go against the American patriotic majority, because they're fed up enough to impeach the next one who refuses to listen to them regarding their nation!"

    December 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm |
  133. Keenan

    Do us all a favor and endorse Ron Paul. He might not be the first woman president, or the first black president, but he sure would be the first honest? that should still be worth something, no?

    December 12, 2007 at 5:13 pm |
  134. Andy

    Hiliary, can you spell Vice President !!!!!!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:13 pm |
  135. Sandy

    I'd tell her to get out of the race. She has had her turn. According to herself and Bill, Hillary has run the White House for eight years. She has already completed her two terms and is ineligeble to run again. It's time for change. It's time for Barack Obama.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:13 pm |
  136. Lisa

    Stop trying to play the competition's game, and play your own. Speaking clearly and honestly helps as well.

    I would also stop trying to please everyone, as this makes you seem unsure or not honest on several issues.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:13 pm |
  137. Michael Stein

    Let your husband do the talking.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:13 pm |
  138. mary

    My advice to her is to GO AWAY. I want someone with honesty and integrity for my president. She and he do not qualify as far as I'm concerned.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:14 pm |
  139. Larry Heath

    I would advise her to invite Mr. Gore to officially enter the race, and accept a position as Secretary of State.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:14 pm |
  140. Alan

    With all of the non-issue debate about faith and religion taking place, Hilary should declare that she is a devout Christian and Jesus wants her to be president.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:14 pm |
  141. kevin Sarasota, FL

    I'd tell her to get in the back to the future car, and vote "No" this time on the Iraq war. Since she voted for war, she'll never get my vote. I thought she was smarter.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:14 pm |
  142. Jake

    I would advise her to quit.
    The more she talks, the more she sounds like a fat, old, white man in a skirt.
    The last thing we need.
    And before you get all up in arms; I'm a fat white man myself.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:14 pm |
  143. Edwin from orlando

    my only advice would be is to get someone more famous than oprah like brad pitt it might attract the women vote

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  144. Patrick Connors

    I'm not a Hillary fan but my advice to her would be more the debate to Health care.
    She needs a big announcement in this area the country expects her to have one.
    So I say come out with your plan for universal health care for the United states.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  145. Bob

    Jack, what you should tell Hillary is to quit while she is still ahead/behind... either way... just quit.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  146. Brian Murray

    I wouldn't have the time to advise anything. I would be too busy looking for my next job.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  147. darryl in Houston

    I would advise Hillary to ask Bill to take over everything!! Her popularity is on his coat tails and god forbid if anything happens to him before election day. She would be exposed as the fence hugging, back and forth, do anything to be elected fraud that she is.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  148. Renee

    Offer the VP spot to John Edwards and don't let the Democrats down. That's the electible ticket.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  149. Micah

    Amazing to me that we Democrats have complained for the last 7 years, among other things, of the division created by the Bushecons. Putting the "reasons" of the divide aside, we all can agree that the divide in itself, was largely to blame for some of the issues we are facing today.
    With that said, why would we as Democrats choose the most polarizing figure in our field as our Nominee? Is this going to be a "you screwed us, now we're screwing you" kind of nominee? Because thats what Hillary being our nominee would be. Another 4 years of divide.
    We want to walk into office in Jan. 09 with a political divide ALREADY IN PLACE? Ask yourselves, is thats what best for AMERICA?
    I believe the type of divide created by the Clinton administration was not good for AMERICA. I didnt personally care about his affair, but that divide hurt US as a country. When casting your vote, place the needs of our party country first.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  150. Larry Fleisher

    Jack
    I would advise the senator to stop acting like a politician. Act like a human being, look at the camera and tell the truth to the American people.
    We can handle the truth.

    Larry Fleisher

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  151. Martin Reynolds

    The best thing Hillary can do right now is ask Barack if she might possibly run as his vice president.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  152. Anthony McMillon

    I would advise Hillary to quit. I believe that her candidacy will guarantee a Republican victory, if she is the Democratic Party nominee. She isn't electable outside a Democratic Party unable to find a candidate with some common sense. As far as I'm concerned, Obama is just too "green" to be nominated; however, as the designated "Hillary Killer" he should do well enough to derail her candidacy.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm |
  153. Mark

    Hillary needs to get out of the cocoon and away from the
    so called handelers. She is being over protected. Also, a
    sit down interview by someone other than a "friend" may
    allow her to be seen by more voters.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:16 pm |
  154. Bob

    I'd bring in the heavy artillery, Monica Lewinski.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:16 pm |
  155. Ed

    Regarding some good advice for The Clinton Campaign. Withdraw as Presidential Candidate and run with Obama as Vice President.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:16 pm |
  156. anke sickler

    hillary step back,be content with vicepresident,let obama take the stage,this country is not ready for a female in the lead, we have much to learn from Germany and their female chancelor,sit back observe learn and try again.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  157. Steve 18 NJ

    One word jack, withdraw, before she turns into Custer in the battle of little big horn.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  158. Sly from Michigan

    I would advised Ms Clinton to start thinking about being someones Vice President. And, if she can't stand being the #2 person, maybe she should consider going back into the "Kitchen".

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  159. Pat

    The single piece of advice I would give Hillary is to watch Jack Cafferty, Lou Dobbs, and Wolf Blitzer. She would have known which way the wind was blowing on the drivers' license issue and would never have committed that faux pas.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  160. Danny U

    Senator Clinton should quit talking her experience up so strongly if she's unwilling to discuss issues which any potential president will eventually encounter. Also, if she's going to run on her White House experience, she should push to expedite the release of those records rather than expecting the American people to think that being First Lady provides so much experience, most of which, according to public record, was largely ceremonial. During the debates, she has refused to answer "hypotheticals" although response to potential occurrences provides the electorate with the opportunity to assess judgement. Her refusal to offer an answer only deepens the perception of her calculative persona.

    Also, if I were here I'd tell voters why she voted for the President's ability to wage war in Iraq WITHOUT reading the NIE which had some interesting caveats. Also, she should explain why she voted for the Kyl/Lieberman amendment without making hawkish statements when a nation's military arm had never been decreed as such, especially considering how similar the verbage was to the authority granted Bush before he invaded Iraq.

    If you look closely enough at the issues, you'll realize she can't be trusted and it amazes me that some would suggest she focus on said issues.

    As an independent with liberal tendencies, I won't vote for her in the primary nor the general.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  161. Johnston Njoku

    If the only thing it would take to have a Democratic President is Clinton/Obama ticket would you like to have Obama as your Vice-Present or vice versa?

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  162. Dianne

    From the start I would have advised her to answer the questions!! Hillary did not and does not answer most questions directly. She seems to be too focused on what everyone else will think about her answer instead of what she truly believes. She will give the answer she thinks is the most popular and therefore appears to not be sincere about anything. She needs to start talking from her heart and what she believes and quit being so worried about she thinks we all want to hear.

    Dianne
    Las Vegas

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  163. GP

    Ever see the "American President" and the discussion about being elected because he was a widower.....give Bill another intern – Hillary will get sympathy support and may have a chance....seriously, it is too bad Hillary acts as if she is the President – it is time for this country to show the world we are a progressive thinking (and acting) society – not just the old boys club.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  164. Rod Taylor

    One bit of advice for Hillary. Don't watch CNN! The negativity coming from the morons at the "Situation" room regarding her and her husband is enough to make anybody throw up. Hey Jack, you think water boarding is torture? It's a cake walk compared to watching you and Blitzer trying to fumble your way through another afternoon.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm |
  165. Larkin G. Mead

    I am neither a Clinton or Obama supporter, but, as an old self-proclaimed political hack, if I were to advise Senator Clinton on how to get her numbers up, I would advise her to distance herself from former President Bill Clinton by side-lining him and appointing him as a less visible campaigner. Keep him behind the scenes in an advisory capacity. The whole Clinton campaign appears to be another one of those "two for the price of one" gang up on the opponents, Obama and Edwards strategy. This is back-firing on the senator.

    In as much as Obama picked up some momentum by bringing Oprah into the mix, maybe Senator Clinton would consider bringing Ellen Degeneres into her campaign?

    December 12, 2007 at 5:18 pm |
  166. Toni

    Hill, you're no Bill. Try again in 2012, and in the meantime take a charm class.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:18 pm |
  167. Barbara Babcock

    Hillary needs to stop being political and start showing that she understands what real people are thinking. I would advise her to get behind the impeachment of the Bush/Cheney cabal. That would make her instantly popular with tons of people who don't think that anyone in Congress is listening to us.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:18 pm |
  168. Gary

    I would tell her to drop all the wishy-washy "political talk" where she tries to have it both ways on the issues, and just state her case openly and truthfully to the American people. If she would just "tell it like it is" and let the chips fall where they may, she may see them falling her way.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:18 pm |
  169. Susan Shaffer

    What would I advise her? After what has come out in the polls about Edwards being the only one who can beat all the Republicans, I'd advise her to throw her support behind Edwards. It's the only hope the Democrats have of taking the White House back. - Steve

    December 12, 2007 at 5:18 pm |
  170. Keenan

    I would resign, then cleanse my mind, body, and soul and then join the Ron Paul campaign.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:19 pm |
  171. Ed from Alabama

    Drop out and throw her support behind the most electable Democratic candidate, John Edwards. She already has a great job and might make a great VP nominee or Secretary of Education.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:19 pm |
  172. Sandy

    I'd tell her to save face and drop out of the race.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:20 pm |
  173. Charles Hardage, serving in Guam

    Keep on keepin' on! In my humble opinion, this lull in her support is partially due to Oprah Winfrey stepping up her soapbox campaigning for Senator Obama. Senator Clinton should welcome and embrace the competition, after all, she has always been a fighter and it will only solidify the Democratic party; and soon the country as they watch her great character shine. I am proud to serve and protect this great country!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:21 pm |
  174. Micah

    Barbara Blanton, God Bless You.

    You are right on the money.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:21 pm |
  175. L. Jeanne Douglas

    I would tell Hillary to make a political promotion showing how she can be the Super Candidate herself. She is amazing, intelligent, experienced, seasoned. She doesn't need Opra or anyone else to sell her message. She is the Super Star and she has my support! Jeanne of St. Louis

    December 12, 2007 at 5:21 pm |
  176. rosemergy

    Anyone else suspect that the people that are ACTUALLY running Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign are looking at these comments for ideas?

    December 12, 2007 at 5:22 pm |
  177. Pat

    America is not ready to follow Ceylon (Banderanaike Prime Min), Isreal (Golda Meir) or Britain (Margaret Thatcher) – not to mention the German female leader. We are backward and also mysoginists. The advise is "to give serious thought to giving it up Hillary because you will not get any thanks for it – no matter what you accomplish." However, I would vote for her as she is the only one not thumping religion in this suppodedly Secular Government country.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:22 pm |
  178. Bertha

    I would advise Senator Clinton to take firm stands on the issues. She is so focused on not offending potential voters that she has failed to articulate clear positions. While Senator Obama and others are trying to influence and inspire listeners, she is not saying much of anything. The American people will vote for someone with a vision. Awkward fumbling around direct questions does not inspire very much confidence (see President Bush for prime example).

    December 12, 2007 at 5:22 pm |
  179. Derek

    Jack,

    I would advise her to study Bill's mannerisms and imitate him exactly. The only reason people want to vote for Hillary is to get Bill Clinton back in the Oval Office as a proxy president. I don't know why anyone would want Hillary to be president, and if she becomes president I'll be following many of my friends and family and moving to Canada for 4 years.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:23 pm |
  180. Linda

    Hillary, give it up! You had your chance. You and Bill are why this lifelong Democrat left the party in 1992. Barack Obama is why I came back to the Democrats. We need his experience and his cohesive nuclear (not nuculear, GW) family. How many people from "broken homes" who are struggling for money can look up to how Barack pulled himself up. He is a role model for all Americans to admire and follow. Hillary's family has the baggage of impeachment and scumbag affairs within our nation's own house. Give my 20 year old son's generation a chance for hope with no red state, blue state division.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:23 pm |
  181. Lynn

    I don't like any of the people running except Ducan Hunter, but no one is funding him. Big business doesn' t own him so he can't see the money pouring in from the meat and poultry companies, Hispanic Caucas has everybody scared to represent America. It will be the best government that money can buy.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:23 pm |
  182. dick

    My advice to her would be, "forget it". As a former lifetime Republican, I see nothing but more of the same crap from the Republicans as what we have had to suffer through for the past seven years. There is no way I would vote for any Republican, except maybe Ron Paul. The Democrats, on the other hand, are all a bunch of promise everything to everyone wannabees with no solutions for the real problems we are facing. Hillary is the worst of the lot when it comes to promising anything just for the sake of getting elected. If anyone but Hillary gets nominated, I might vote with the Democrats. Otherwise, for the first time in 40+ years, I won't vote for anyone

    December 12, 2007 at 5:24 pm |
  183. Jennifer

    Senator Clinton doesn't have to change a thing. She is still ahead in the race and will most likely win the Democratic nomination. Why CNN and Fox News can't seem to get out of their own way and report on the important issues facing our country is not a big mystery. I am sick and tired of watching "journalists" give their short sighted opinions that is obviously slanted from the right. The truth of the matter, Senator Clinton is the most experienced person for the job of President of the United States and the hardest person to beat. That is why news organizations like CNN are pushing their agendas to influence voters so they can get a weaker Democratic nominee and their fellow Republican candidate (whoever it will be) will sweep the election and become the next President. What a sad day that Americans can't even trust our news organizations to do their jobs. Maybe we should simply google the handful of people who own these networks and really see who's pulling the strings???

    December 12, 2007 at 5:24 pm |
  184. Anne

    1. You have major rockstar status, you don't need to constantly sell yourself. You already so much far ahead of everyone else in polls and in name recognition and reputation, so just tie together your plans for how you can help this country, contrast them with facts about what is going wrong and people will think "oh great, ok".

    2. Stop scrapping with the new kid. Barack is a KID. If you're different state your positves, don't beat up on mr. hope, it's backfiring, and it's cringe worthy.

    3. Come up with a 1 or 2 sentence on your vote for Iran that people can understand. No one knows what the hell you're talking about carrots and sticks. 28 Democrats voted with you on it. you come off so defensive all the time. Just say state something that is inside the amendment and speak on it. It's logical, no one can argue with it.

    4. Compare things we need now with bills you've passed in the senate. Talk about your experience not just that you HAVE experience.

    5. Reign in bill's mouth. His telling the story on the trail of how he tried to dump you is embarrassing. *cringe*. When he campaigns for you, he should talk about specifics about your record in the Senate and as first lady. This is what will emphasize "experience", not people SAYING you have experience. And he should stop talking about himself so much, he doesn't need to sell himself, people love him already. Also, Bill going on the trail 7 stops in a row with a raspy voice comes off desperate and worn out. It's too early for that.

    You come off like you don't actually believe in yourself. I feel like I believe in you more than you do. Seriously. Just state the truth and drop everything else. What do you think you'll do in the white house? Think of it, and state them. "this is what i'll do about education". When Bill campaigned in 91 he talked about specifics. First specifics about the current state of affairs, and then how he would change them. that's what you have to do. Drop the attacks against people, it makes you look sooooooooooo bad. You're hurting your reputation that you've built for so many years. stop scrapping. you're totally far and above everyone else, talk to the issues like there is no one aside you, b/c there is not. You are about a zillion times more famous than Oprah, do you not realize this?

    December 12, 2007 at 5:24 pm |
  185. Carolene Endersby

    Hillary is on the right road to win the election. If the "big guns" in the Democratic Party are afraid of her they will continue to send out pot shots. It only means she is taking the high road and isn't going to continue with "party politics as usual". The people are tired of politics as usual and want a change. She will make that change happen and "they" are afraid of that possibility.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:24 pm |
  186. Eugene L. Fahngon

    Jack, Hilary needs to allow change to take place in the first place. This is not about her, its about the fact that Americans are fed up with dynasty politics. The Kenedy"s kingdom, the Bushes empire and now the Clintons RE-UNION? Monarchy is quite different from Demoncracy. We saw change in the congressional elections, therefore change is inevitable. A hint to the wise is quite sufficient.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:25 pm |
  187. Randle Bate

    Dear Jack:

    If I were advising Hillary Clinton, I would advise her to withdraw from her presidential campaign. Think about it. This is the woman who wants to be judged on her experience; does she really. She has the experience of having devised one of the most horrendous health care programs ever. Now she receives millions from the pharmaceutical lobby. Yet, she now postures herself as the health care guru. She also has the experience of voting to enable Bush to attack Iraq ,and most recently, she decided that what was good for Iraq would be wonderful for Iran. Those are just a few of the most egregious of her experience. I don't think the country can stand much more of her experiences. Thank God there are still some politicians around without her kind of experiences.

    Randle Bate

    December 12, 2007 at 5:26 pm |
  188. Dave, Evergreen CO

    Here is a very possible scenario. Obama wins Iowa, Clinton comes in 2nd, Edwards 3rd. Richardson, Dodd and Biden finish, in no particular order, 4th, 5th and 6th. Most have indicated that if they don’t finish in the top three they will probably drop out, I believe it’s the top two for Edwards. New Hampshire very possibly then becomes a two person race between Obama and Clinton (Kucinich and Gravel not withstanding). Who do you think the majority of the Edwards, Biden, Dodd and Richardson supporters throw their support too? Clearly Obama will be the beneficiary.

    Then comes South Carolina and the same scenario plays itself out again.

    How would Clinton recover from three straight defeats and a field narrowed down to just her and an Obama with huge momentum. The point is, Hillary’s support has hit its ceiling, probably did so a month ago. Obama’s is still on the rise.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:27 pm |
  189. Micah

    Ed from Alabama I have to respectfully disagree. Edwards is not the most electable. He has a record way too far left. The GOP would shred him. I am a democrat and personally do like him and his candiacy is very respectable. Obama has all that it takes to win. New enough to not have a record to attack (at a high level) yet has enough experience (relative word thats thrown about) and has proven to work with both sides of the aisle to make serious changes in this country, changes we need.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:28 pm |
  190. Mark Halpert

    Hillary needs to take the offensive and do it with her strong team

    She has a much more balanced approach to the Middle East - be tough and negotiate from strength

    Work with the Democrats and the Republican moderates to get things done - Bill did it, she has worked across the isle, share successes

    The advisers Bill and Hillary surround themselves with are first class - have the team discuss the breadth of experience and their expertise

    I would hate to see Democrats lose because of the O Factor - Barack is really good, Oprah is Oprah, but we need a candidate who can win the nomination and the election and then lead successfully

    December 12, 2007 at 5:28 pm |
  191. Paul

    Stop with the back-and-forth bickering. It turns me off. She's still ahead nationally, so even if she loses the Iowa and/or New Hampshire, there are still 48 other states. I know that they get a boost from early states, but that's not the whole race! Go Hillary!!!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:29 pm |
  192. Chems

    Jack, when you want to resolve a problem, you have to go back to the sources of the problem. Hillary has based her campaign on her "supposedly experience as a first lady" the problem with that approach is that none of her experience as a first lady is relevant to the challenges we are facing (Immigration, Outsourcing, Taxes, National Security etcetera....) When asked a basic question on driver licences for illegal Hillary wasn't even ready for such a question. Hillary cannot reinvinte herserlf, she can't change her past and her future is out on her hands. At this point, I think Hillary should keep pushing but expect the worst.

    Chems,

    Alexandria, VA

    December 12, 2007 at 5:29 pm |
  193. Andrew

    I would tell her to not listen to the media and focus on the people like the media is supposed to do. The media is offering too much influence/opinion on todays politics rather than reporting on the facts. Let the people think for themselves.

    I really don't see value in any of the candidates as I have watched the debates. They attack each other which really gives me pause – would we want to see that type of behavior coming from the White House? They focus on saying what they think the people want to hear rather than leading the people. Isn't strong, smart, unbiased leadership what we want to see in our President? Sadly, I am not certain I see that in any of the candidates from either party.

    The statistics that get spouted off during the broadcasts. Exactly how big is the sample size? Exactly how accurately does it represent the way the America people thinks?

    Andrew
    Medford, OR

    December 12, 2007 at 5:30 pm |
  194. haresh

    i ll advise to quit running for Mrs. president and take vacation with Mr. Bill

    December 12, 2007 at 5:30 pm |
  195. Vitali from Minnesota

    I would advise Hillary to point out that she is the only candidate who can give us true universal healthcare, give us the experience we need to strenthen American's image aboad and end the war in Iraq. She has to tell everybody that it takes more than "hopes" and "dreams" to run this country...it takes true experience. As a first lady, she has been to over 80 countries, been involved in shaping the direction of this country and most people miss the 1990s when President Clinton was in power. She needs to remind us that the strenth and integrity of our economy and our image in the world can be what it it was 8 years ago...we want to hear that she can restore the economy, end the war in Iraq and fight hard for the middle class!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:31 pm |
  196. Adam

    I think the big problem for Hillary is that once the media stopped writing inevitability stories, Hillary stopped acting like the inevitable nominee. She was at her best when Edwards and Obama were forced to attack her, while she was able to seem above the fray and attack the Republicans. Once she gave up that high ground this became a race.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:32 pm |
  197. Andrew

    Gooday Jack,

    Here in Australia and the South Pacific in general, people are really sick of the Clinton-Bush era. Bill Clinton was the last best president of the free world because he did a lot of good in terms of economy not only for USA but the economies that rely on America like Australia, UK, Europe, Asia, etc

    However, people here in Aussie are simply sick of the Bush's and Clintons now. They are hoping that Americans will elect a fresh face who has the power to change the terrible image your country has right now in this part of the world and change the path that America and thus indirectly the rest of the world is taking right now. Bush has gone into a war WITHOUT UN approval and the international community's approval and now look what is happening. People here dont want a repeat of that kind of rule where a gun is held at the head of other nations who are told either you are with US or against!! Will it be acceptable if Australians or Arabs or Chinese tell Americans the same thing? I dont think so.

    There is one candidate who is making people take notice because he is fresh, totally different from the boring old politician, has new direction in mind and truly inspirational (God knows your country need such a candidate to repair the terrible image of your nation). However, people in this part of the world dont believe that Americans will actually elect a non-white as president, given the history of your country.

    If indeed they do elect a non-white then the world will probably have great respect for America because they would prove to the world that US is truly are a great democracy and respects all races and religion. It will also play out well in many parts of the world like Africa, entire Asia, and of course middle-east.

    But it looks like, unfortunately, the world has to yet again put up with Clintons and this time Hillary ,who even people in this country dislike. So it doesnt matter if her poll numbers are sliding, she will still win only because of the fact that Edwards will not make a good president. He is an attorney who made his money suing the very people who work so hard curing the people of their community: doctors.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:34 pm |
  198. Cathy

    Stay with your strengths and admit your mistakes...even politicians are allowed to make poor judgements based on information at the time. It takes an honest and strong one to admit they have learned and can make better decisions. Hilary needs to stay with her strengths.....we need to rebuild our reputation and respect on a global level once again. You can say what you want about Bill's past, but we were at an all time diplomatic high during his presidency. I also want all the democrats to keep focusing on Iraq, health care, social justice issues, like why don't people in New Orlean's still have electricity or running water? Why does the U.S. refuse to join a global community to cooperate on global warming, why do I have health care insurance, but even with that, I can't afford to go to a doctor? Why is our education system failing? I don't want to hear that we CAN do something about these and other issues...I want to know WHAT, WHEN, and HOW I as an American Citizen can help. I respect Obama, but I'm sorry, with all the soul stomping, cheering, and hollering over change with Oprah this weekend...I never heard one prolonged statement on how those changes will come about. Hillary, love her or hate her, is an intelligent, diplomatic, and knowledgeble candidate. Tell me how we're going to fix America...all of you....not THAT we CAN fix America...we've been hearing that for the past 8 years, and we're still broken....oh wait...I 'm wrong on that...we've been told there is nothing wrong with America....if you live in the Whitehouse, you see things through some kind of delusional happy glasses......I don't care who wins, as long as they actually DO something right for this country again!!!!!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:34 pm |
  199. Arthur, Immokalee, Florida

    If I was the Hillary's campaign, I would consider the following changes as soon as possible:

    I would stop using Bill Clinton as a bail bond officer every time Hillary is facing serious attacks on critical that can impact the outcome of the election. Using Bill Clinton is not being that efficient because he is not running but Hillary is running.

    I would put an end to negative attacks mostly against the top rivals. Those attacks only empower them by having more people interested in listening to them and giving more media attention. All that can be transformed into votes down the road. Because they are great communicators.

    I would stop attacking and accusing the current administration. It is not working because the president is not running; therefore it is a critical waste of time and energy criticizing directly the president. Considering the fact that most republican candidates distant themselves from the president, it is not helping to keep attacking the president.

    I would stop addressing only democrat supporters. It's time to address America. Not only democrat supporters need are looking for a change, but it's America. It's time to really focus on America.

    I would stop that crazy fight for black voters against my top rival. It gives the campaign a negative and very limited racial sense. That is a big negative.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:34 pm |
  200. Linda Peace

    I really believe that Hillary could regain her lead if she gave back all of the money that she has raised from the "for profit health care corporations
    ($2.7 million) and supported real health care reform. She once had the courage to take on such a task. We are the only industrialized country without a national health care policy. We rank 37th of 191 countries according to the World Health Organization. Health care should be a human right; not a marketed commodity to those who can afford it, This can only work if those huge corporations are eliminated. None of the candidates have a plan that will get rid of these profit mongers; whose only obligation is to their share holders. Meanwhile18,000 americans die annually waiting to receive approval for a procedure or simply have no insurance at all. Come on Hillary. You can do it!!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:35 pm |
  201. Robert

    If I were Hillary, I would end my bid for President and beg forgiveness for being so supportive of corporate globalists, the UN, and other causes that benefit a very small portion of society at the expense of the average, hard working, ambitious individual and the country in general. We have had enough of the Clintons and Bushes . This country is going to have a hard time recovering from decades of mismanagement. I would also call most of the other candidates and recommend they do the same, along with most of congress. Hey, you asked...

    December 12, 2007 at 5:35 pm |
  202. Diane Woods

    Sen. Clinton, hire your husband as your campaign manager. Yes you are an extremely smart and compent person and IMO would make a good leader. But your husband is a better politician than you are. Take his advice on winning elections . If you're running the point IS to win. I'd rather have Edwards but that's on issues, not in the least on gender.

    Diane, Houston

    December 12, 2007 at 5:36 pm |
  203. Bram

    Dear Jack:

    Please help Senators Clinton and Obama realize that they may win the Democratic Party's nomination but the majority of voters in the voting boots in November 2008 will vote for a candidate who is neither a woman or a black American. I am sure America is not ready for the radical change yet. Chelsi may have a chance in 2016, who knows.

    Senator John Edwards has more chance to win the national vote. We will see.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:42 pm |
  204. Karl

    Knock off the bickering and address the real issues. Tell us what you are going to do. If you need to attack someone, make it Bush and Cheney and the leading republicans similarity to the current incompetents. Admit you voted for Iraq because you were LIED to. Say the "L" word.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:42 pm |
  205. ViewerInDenver

    I was a Clinton supporter and have changed my mind. I now support Obama. I have two reasons:

    1.
    I do like Clinton, but I couldn't shake the feeling that she whatever will get her elected. This feeling was cemented with the "planted question" scandal. Since that day, whenever she says anything I wonder "does she mean it?"

    2.
    Our country is not an old family heirloom to hand down and keep within a family. Bush Jr. always seems to me like a spoiled son who was given a country as if it were a nice car... handed down from his father - and he wrecked it because he didn't work for it or appreciate it's worth. The fact that he wasn't elected by a true majority makes me call him "King George" around friends.

    Hilary seems to strut around as if her election is a shoe-in. I wonder if her attitude is because of her confidence in the family name and not her own merit? Does she really care about the country or is she trying to be president for the title and power?

    Obama seems to be called to make the world a better place. Hilary can have my vote if she can prove to me that she wants this job for the right reasons... and can prove that our country will not be "status symbol" in her life.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:42 pm |
  206. L. Jeanne Douglas

    Hillary, Bring Maya Angelou on board to speak for you. Maya knows, in a way that most American do not, what it means to be a woman leader, someone who has achieved, given her best, and survived terrible discrimination. Have Maya tell about your remarkable life's work for children, families, health care, and equal opportunities for all regardless of gender, race, or wealth. Then let Americans see you in all your charm and charisma, the way those who love you know you.

    Jeanne of St. Louis

    December 12, 2007 at 5:43 pm |
  207. Tim

    Well, I find it interesting that the media continues to put a negative spin on everything about Hillary's campaign when there has actually been a lot of positives lately (poles and endorsements to name a few). But the media is intent on feeding this narrative. The sad part about it is 2-fold. One it's one sided and slanted, in other words distorted. This feeds the narrative and then the narrative becomes more and more like reality. The second part is it could mean we end up with a Democratic nominee that has NOT been vetted like Hillary has and then what? Cross our fingers and hope for the best. Every American deserves to know as much as they can about each candidate so that we can make an informed and wise decision. The press loved Bush – gave him a pass (well actually passes) and he was voted the person one would most likeley go have a beer with. What did that get us? Answer: The worst American presidency, trillions of dollars spent on Irag, and most importantly the death of thousands of Americans and Iraqis. Part of the medias job is to research the candidates and ask the tuff questions. That has not happend for Obama. Now it might be too late and we might end up with someone we really don't know.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:48 pm |
  208. sarnold49

    To hire people to listen to every single network and read every newspaper and then spend all those bucks she raised showing the liars in the media for what they are and getting the truth out everywhere! For some reason the media has always hated her and Bill and had no problem showing it especially after she chose to stay with Bill. A pity they didn't feel that way about Bush, we would have a much better world today if they had!

    She should also remind Americans that they shouldn't mix up presidents with barbeque and Thanksgiving dinner guests!

    December 12, 2007 at 5:49 pm |
  209. Chris

    Judging by the sheer amount of ill-informed and unintelligent responses, I could've sworn I was at ESPN and not a political blog. My mistake.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:50 pm |
  210. A. Harrison

    Hillary,

    Only time will really tell. Ignore these polls and continue campaigning.
    If you feel you must do something, don't attack, we all see that the other Candidate is not experienced and is in the hype of the moment. Instead, deliver a "world moving" speech to get your message across. Pour your heart out during this speech. With that I believe you will regain momentum towards 2008!

    Signed, the well degreed African American Male age 29 who knows how to think for himself rather than to follow the crowd.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:55 pm |
  211. mike

    the campain of change, what change?4 years of the read my lips president,8 years of her husband president cliton which by the way didnt end very well,and now our current presidentbush who when he is done will have been in office for 8 years,20 years of cliton and bush and now she wants to us to vote for her,wheres the change, i dont get it.she keeps touting that shes the most exsperinced canidate,hogwash, biden,dodd,and even richardson has way more exsperince than she does,if she is talking about her failed attempt for her health care plan while she was first lady,or the fact that they lost their majority in both houses while in office,or the way that their term ended, anyone remember the impeachment proceedings, not to mention whitewater,i have to ask do we really need more of that.and if she does get elected how is she going to get anything done,does she think that the dems are going to steamroll thru the elections winning enough seats to override any fillibuster? if not she has to work with the republicans,and how many republicans do you see willing to work with her, i bet none.still the election is a long way off and lots of things can happen until then so good luck to her

    December 12, 2007 at 5:56 pm |
  212. EE

    Here is what it takes to lose: Attack , attack AND attack. As she attacks Mr Obama propels bc Americans are smarter. ´They dont need Hilary to tell them the difference between Obama's healthcare and hers, they dont need her to tell them Obama wrote an essay in Kindergarten wanting to be president nor do they need insulting emails saying Obama is buying them with PAC money.

    Again and again its said that , she/he who must destroy in order to succeed must have destruction awaits her/him and the door to her success

    She will lose IO ,NH and SC.Quote me in 24 days.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:56 pm |
  213. Sonja Cox

    Hillary,
    Continue to carry yourself like the intelligent and experienced leader that you are. Keep doing what you're doing, and bide your time a bit. Take the high road whenever possible in the face of negative attacks, but don't leave dangerously skewed commentary about you unanswered. Know that you have millions and millions of supporters just waiting for their chance to cast their vote for you when their chance comes. Barack Obama may be experiencing an Oprah Winfrey-driven bounce right now, understandably. It probably won't be long though before he makes another demonstration of his inexperience and his numbers drop back down a bit. He might make a viable president in 2016, but not now, and all of the commentators who lean to the right and talk about Obama's strengths know that. They know Obama cannot beat the eventual republican nominee and so they like to talk him up in order to hurt you, because they know you can beat the republican candidate and they don't want that. You should focus your message on your electability in the general election, while still giving proper attention to securing the party nomination. Continue to maintain cordiality with Bill Richardson, Joe Biden and John Edwards and keep them close. They will be very valuable allies in the long run, and potentially very valuable members of your administration if you are elected. An endorsement from Al Gore would be worth its weight in gold. So would any talk of having him serve in your administration in a high-level capacity, if he'd be available to do so.

    December 12, 2007 at 5:57 pm |
  214. Lee

    I would advise her to quit now before the attacks get so bad that Barack won't consider her as a runing mate. At this point that may be the only chance she has of getting Bill back in the white house.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:01 pm |
  215. Rodger in Las Vegas

    they should tell her to hope that "ALL" of the illegals in the country vote for her.............& "DON'T GET CAUGHT"!

    December 12, 2007 at 6:01 pm |
  216. Richard Shick

    The best thing Hillary can do is to drop out she don't have a chance.from dick shick from up the crick and his wife karen

    December 12, 2007 at 6:03 pm |
  217. Rodger in Las Vegas

    tell her to "Give up NOW"

    December 12, 2007 at 6:04 pm |
  218. Rodger in Las Vegas

    gosh...........where is John Wayne when we need him most, maybe we could get Clint Eastwood in the White House before Hillary, yea that might help.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:08 pm |
  219. jeff

    on election night you will see iowa saying "joe is right"(joe biden)! thanks jeff lexington,tn.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:09 pm |
  220. kathye quick

    If I were running Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, I would advise her to prove to us that this isn't the same politics as usual. The same old broken promise of immigration reform and spending our tax dollars in Iraq instead of taking care of our infrastructure: bridges & roads.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:10 pm |
  221. Buff Given

    You want change? Elect a woman. That's real change. Hillary Clinton is strong, brilliant and savvy. I would advise her to get back on track. By addressing the issues we face both at home and abroad ,she will strengthen her position with voters as well as give renewed confidence to our allies. She must continue to address the failures of this administration and the obstructionist republicans in Congress. Additionally, she MUST ignore the thrusts of her fellow candidates and the harping of the media. That's how she jumped out in front so fast. I predict she will do it again. It's a tall order, one this outstanding woman can handle.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:10 pm |
  222. Janet White

    Don't try to "sound" political. You have a microphone, use a normal voice. It sounds warmer. Emphasize a lifetime of experience and include the personal

    Valedictorian of College
    Law Degree
    30 year marriage that had problems but survived
    Raised a beautiful, successful child
    First Lady of Arkansas
    Children's Health
    First Lady of the United States
    Now in middle years with those jobs done
    Successful Six Year Senator who has sponsored ? bills through to passage
    Proven ability to work across the aisle.

    You have a great product. Let the little boys argue amongst themselves.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:12 pm |
  223. Mike Webb

    I would advise her to state publicly that she would be a hard working Vice President serving under Barack Obama or John Edwards.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:13 pm |
  224. Jan Holmlund

    I am certain Mrs. Clinton has numerous advisors, I do hope that a cultural anthropologist, a sociologist, a structural engineer, and an environmental historian are prominent among her staff advisiors. The primary purpose of these disciplines is concerned with timely, and learned insight to our changing cultural and social behaviors. People in the United States badly need a scenario of future reality based on responses to recent changes in American society, and, to the needs of scientific and engineering concerns related to the natural and built environment. New input would allow her to address present and future educational, health, and economic questions in a reasoned and straight forward manner that would not continually require boring graphs and data from polls or surveys. Find the bright people you need who are out there addressing problems in the real world every day and bring them into the political process. We are waiting for a breath of fresh knowlege, conviction and purpose. Thank you.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:15 pm |
  225. Jeff

    Get out & make room for Obama. He has the country's best interests in mind, not his own.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:16 pm |
  226. Tom Thatcher

    Stop flip floping, everyone knows that you could care less what the american people really need. Try telling the truth once in a while, thats one good thing you can do with your big fat mouth for a change.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:20 pm |
  227. M. Perek

    As a republican I am VERY worried that Ms. Clinton may lose the nomination as I believe defeating her in the general election would be a sure thing. So in order to get her nominated I advise teh following:

    a) Speak to the liberals, they will be voting for you – tell them what they want to hear

    b) Go negative on the other Dems now. It works and you need a big win

    c) During tomorows debate when called on: pause, look into the camera, and say "I'd like your vote because I love my country"

    d) Let Bill Clinton run your campaign

    e) Have a well known fashion designer dress you from now on. You are a woman, court voters, by visualy showing them your femininity.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:24 pm |
  228. John B

    I would advise her to thrown in the towel. You can't get elected President by riding your husbands' coat-tails.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:24 pm |
  229. tigersabre

    She needs to come out and speak in clear, unambiguous terms regarding her vision for the future, and stop focusing on the deficiencies of Obama. She also needs to show that likeability doesn't trump competence and experience. Bush, the guy you would want to drink with, is one classic example. She needs to make this point clear without piling on Obama.

    Lastly, if I were Clinton's staff, I'd take a chance and do something different – instead of talking about what she's going to do, create a commercial which fast forwards 4 years into the future and shows the world what will happen if she's president.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:25 pm |
  230. Angelia Goins

    I would advise Hillary to stay focused on the needs of this country and not to pay alot of attention to the Obama/Oprah ticket. After all, Americans realize that Oprah doesn't know alot about running this country. She is a successful business woman and her influence may help to draw a crowd. But at the end of the day what is really important is who will get this country back on track. Hillary can get elected without big name TV people.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:26 pm |
  231. scott Britney

    Get Joe Biden to run with her!

    December 12, 2007 at 6:28 pm |
  232. Roman

    Most experienced candidate?
    Give me a break! Experienced on what, being a doormat to Bill?
    We need someone that has integrity, is honest and can't be bought by big moneyed interests! We need real change, not just empty promises by a pandering , glib Washington insider!

    December 12, 2007 at 6:29 pm |
  233. laila

    So far media has been promoting clinton's campaign and project her as the democratic front runner, however not even one vote has been cast yet to back this up. Hillary needs to campaign for democratic primary not for election day yet that would my advice if I was paid to advice her. However I personally will not vote for her . She is the only democrat I will vote against at the election day. I prefer democrats to republicans but so far I prefer most of the republicans to Hillary Clinton!

    December 12, 2007 at 6:32 pm |
  234. Eric

    I'd tell her to keep doing what she is doing, particularly tearing about the last 8 years of regressive politics and the Republi-cant's line up of ideologue and theocratic candidates. Can you imagine–a BAPTIST minister as president?! Women, obey your masters!

    December 12, 2007 at 6:36 pm |
  235. Lou

    Hillary has not completely detached herself from the GW UMbilical cord. Severe that sucker and you will be a really viable candidate.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:37 pm |
  236. Ken KS

    Hillary should quit waffling on answers. She is not going to please everyone, so stop trying and come clean with what she really thinks.

    She, Obama and Edwards are great supporters of illegal aliens and their demands for amnesty and welfare at the taxpayers expense. I can't believe this nation will put any open borders Democrat in the White House, considering the outrage in June for the Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the more recent DreamAct. This nation was very vocal and left no doubt as to the illiegal alien program, their lobbists and their demands of amnesty and citizenship. None of the candidates of either party, with exception of only a couple of Republicans still even GET IT! What part of "NO" do you Washington politicians not understand?

    HIllary, I suggest you're done, but keep up the fight and go back to doing what you did best when you were leading the polls.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:38 pm |
  237. Thomas J. Sanders

    Jack: I watched CNN all afternoon and kept seeing poll numbers concerning Obama and Clinton. Not once was John Edwards mentioned. It is my understanding that Edwards is stastically tied with both Clinton and Obama. In fact, among liberal democrats, Edwards leads in every formal and informal poll I have encountered. While you never mentioned it, Edwards led the Iowa polls until recent weeks. What is your purpose? Have you been told not to mention Edwards? Are you cowardly enough to adhere to such a demand from your corporate masters?

    I ask this because you, and the Wolfman both show the poll numbers of at least the top four GOP candidates. You usually even show the numbers of the bottom three! It is obvious that the GOP plan is to keep Edwards off the ballot. Not only can't they beat him, he would work to destroy the corporate stranglhold on America. I am ashamed of you if you are part of the obvious efort to keep Edwards name of the airwaves. You have always seemed to be an honest straight-talking man. I would appreciate an answer to this question.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:39 pm |
  238. Michael Walters

    I would advise Hillary to take the high road. Act like the front runner. Do not say any negative things about your opponents as if you are above mud slinging. Act Presidential and be positive about your own strengths. When you take the route of attacking an opponent you only sound like a whinner and not a winner.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:44 pm |
  239. Tony, Enterprise, Alabama

    Get back on message.

    She has a good platform, good ideas, and strong leadership skills. Start selling herself again; all of herself to the public. She needs to know that she doesn't have to be well liked to be a good leader, but it helps when you're trying to get elected.

    Leave the gutter and the negative campaigning to former Senator Edwards and Senator Obama. Get back on the high road.

    Start acting like a President again.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:46 pm |
  240. Joseph Gray

    Barack Obama is a rookie – he is in NO way ready or equipped to be President in 2009.

    Hillary should just keep telling the truth. When she is lied about or when her positions are deliberately misrepresented, she needs to keep correcting the record.

    Cafferty, Matthews, Hannity, Fineman – all of them – are making lots of money by discussing Hillary as they do. It's despicable.

    GO HILLARY!

    December 12, 2007 at 6:50 pm |
  241. Philip

    No one should be surprised that Hilary’s numbers are diving. In reality she is not as popular as the media has been portraying her to be. Being and “advocate for children” is good but really means nothing on the presidential level. Hilary is an empty pants suit. SHE HAS NO MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AND IT SHOWS.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:50 pm |
  242. Jai

    Start begging President Obama for the vice president position.

    December 12, 2007 at 6:51 pm |
  243. Brandon

    "Hire James Carville"

    December 12, 2007 at 6:58 pm |
  244. George

    My advice would be to dress Bill up in a wig and a skirt and then hide. Bill had "it", but Hillary is a rank amateur who has been dropped into the big leagues on the strength of her last name. The sad thing is that the debates are what she is best at (and in reality she isn't very good) - if you have ever had the misfortune to hear her speak at a rally you know what I am talking about. It is George W. Bush all over again - another politican who is in the spotlight because of the machine that an older man created.

    She is imploding and going nasty on us. She does not care what damage she does to the Democratic party or whoever the eventual nominee is. This is what I have feared about her campaign from the beginning. Her campaign manager is supposed to be the Democrat's answer to Karl Rove, but he is not nearly so smart and at least as mean.

    She cannot win, and should go gracefully. No Republicans like her, and she doesn't even have the support of all the Democrats. If she won the nomination and the Republicans put up anybody who looked at all reasonable (Huckabee "looks" reasonable) we will get clobbered - not only in the Presidential election but down ticket.. That is why big Republican contributors are donating to her campaign.

    December 12, 2007 at 7:03 pm |
  245. mike

    the country will change by electing a women president,yea right if you beleive that i got some oceanfront property in arizona id like to sell ya, coming from a state where we elected 2 senators and have the speaker of the house serving at this time, not to mention a congresswoman serving in our district i challange anybody to tell me what great change has taken place,none, nil nada,it is the same ol same ol,a politican is a politican weather being a man or a women some are good some are bad its just the way it is. though we have never elected a woman president before in our country others have and i see no difference in the grand scheme of things.will this country elect a woman president? yes,i just argue that it doesnt have to be sen cliton at this time

    December 12, 2007 at 7:21 pm |
  246. Carol

    HIllary, Stop saying stupid things, such as 'I have experience', when everyone knows you don't have an REAL experience that qualifies you to be President. Actually, you are no different from any of the other candidates-no one truly has enough experience to qualify them to be President. We, the voters have to pick the best person out of all of you–that's the bottom line.

    I personally, won't vote for Hillary. I'm just not convinced that the position of President should be filled by a woman.

    December 12, 2007 at 7:24 pm |
  247. Kirt Sloan

    Drop out of the race, divorce Bill, and drink copious amounts of Tequila!

    December 12, 2007 at 7:26 pm |
  248. Ken

    Hilliary – As a long time democrat – Bill is your biggest problem, we don't want him back running the country! You need to specify what his responsibility would be as First Husband?

    December 12, 2007 at 7:35 pm |
  249. Collin

    As an American who is on the fence as to which candidate to endorse–republican or democrat–I would advise Hilary to fire the incompetents surrounding her. There is obvious controversy surrounding the Clinton name, but what past president hasn't? Take on current issues head-on, don't give circumvent the hard questions when asked, and please, please don't join in the mudslinging. Hilary has the potential to make great, and long-lasting changes for this country (universal healthcare comes to mind), but I think that she will fail miserably on the campaign trail if she does not make immediate changes.

    PS. If she wants to win, inolve Bill in any way possible. He was one of the most popular and charasmatic speakers to ever occupy the Whitehouse.

    December 12, 2007 at 7:36 pm |
  250. Richard Weygint

    Hey Jack,

    Hillary definately needs to enlist her husbands help especially in the charisma department. She needs to relax and concentrate on the issues rather then the presidency like you said. Behind her smile she looks like she is going to have a nervous breakdown. I believe that she has the ability to make a decent president but she needs a stiff drink and maybe a fling with a male intern. Whats good for the goose?

    December 12, 2007 at 7:43 pm |
  251. Randy Rice

    stay the course. take a look at history. the winners in Iowa and New Hampshire meant nothing to the general election. SO PLease Lets move on to real states. Hilary should learn from these little state but lets get real. does a president get elected from the elector votes from these little states. the next time anyone will be in iowa will be in 8 years. Why does the election start there? In the future it should start in california, texas , ohio, pennsylvania, new york. places that will have a REAL impact on the election. Not Iowa New hampshie and south carolina with a combined population of what 200,000 people?.

    December 12, 2007 at 7:44 pm |
  252. Sherm Kader, Ruston, La

    I would tell her the following:

    Hillary, don't you realize you're just a woman? Don't you realize a woman is not supposed to ever become President? Don't you realize you emasculate all of the weaker men by running for that office? Can't you see how desperately they urge you not to run? Haven't you noticed a few of those "men" are also in the news media?

    Aren't you able to see that many of those who support another candidate realize their high poll numbers are not solid, that you actually still lead in every state including Iowa and New Hampshire? Can't you see that those people see their only hope is for you to drop out of the race? Read the desperation in their posts!

    Better yet, just ignore all of those garbage posts and go ahead and win this election. After all, you are the best candidate for the job. You will prove to be the best possible choice. I will be very glad to have you as my President. And, I don't mind if you find any capacity of your choice to get your husband back into the White House where he did so much good for this country. Since you will be the President, he will simply be one of the many able people you will have serving in your administration, officially or unofficially.

    I just hope you are polarizing enough!!! If you have the strength and courage to do the good things for this country that you say you will, then you'll offend the neocons and such who are so violently against doing something good for the middle class. Those will be "polarized". Please polarize them, dear lady!

    Some say you are unliked. Well, history shows there has never been anyone who was liked by everyone. Those who try to be liked by all are those who don't stand for anything so they won't offend anyone. I admire your strength and determination to do some good things for us. I'm proud to say I LOVE HILLARY CLINTON!

    I can hardly wait until you take the reins of government and begin cleaning up this mess this country has gotten into.

    December 12, 2007 at 7:48 pm |
  253. Mike

    My only fear is that Bill wants to be President again and thinks he's so smart. He uses his name in his speeches as of he were the one running for office. He will be prompting Hillary. I think we had enough of the CLINTON era. Let's be careful that we elect a President with values, integrity, and the will of the American people. A President that can make decisions to make America strong again and be respected in the world. Our servicemen believe in the freedom we once had and are willing to fight for it. This is honor the American way.

    December 12, 2007 at 7:50 pm |
  254. John L

    In tennis, if you look forward to and worry about the finals, you're likely to lose at the semifinals. So my advice to Hillary is as follows:

    1) Worry less about the presidential round and focus on the primaries round.

    2) Worry less about winning or losing at all but focus on what you as a better president (than any of the candidates) would and should do a better job to tackle the issues. Make a stand and show your standings, i.e. start showing your true grits. In tennis, you can't count on your opponent's unforced errors. You have to produce your own winners. Now, your leading margins are almost gone – like your opponents stopped making unforced errors. Where are your winner shots?

    3) Review Real Time with Bill Maher show episodes especially on the discussions about problems with the Democrats and especially about you Hillary. There are some wisdoms and tips that you could learn from there.

    4) Enough playing conservative political agendas in your debates and campaign, or people might not go for you. America now wants a strong candidate. Admit mistakes and move on with strength and sincerity. Beat other candidates with those traits.

    5) Tell America "Winning or losing, this is who I am and where I stand. So, come to me with your best shots and you will find me standing and delivering." and people will come to you.

    6) To come back as a clear leader in the poll, you need to open some eyes and make them say "Wow! Now she does show who she is and where she stands."

    I want to and still will vote for you – haven't changed my mind, now because I want to see a woman president and I want to see your husband back in the White House supporting you as President. Unlike some shallow minded people who are still dwelling in it possibly for political purposes, I'm not stuck at his unfaithful episode many years ago that was well over. I'm over that and I'm impressed with your family value strength that you hold strong together and your cool and respectable daughter Chelsea. But like Mr. Maher's suggestion and some of these bloggers' suggestions, you have to take a stand and stand out with real agendas and solutions and stand strong on how you would lead this country.

    Your husband brought prosperity and a lot of good things to the nation and you can openly show that; yes, you intend to get the good advices from him and yes, you have your own good stuff that (can) differ from his. People want a new beginning. I think you can deliver that. I still think that the Clinton team is better than any other teams.

    Sincerely,
    John L

    December 12, 2007 at 7:51 pm |
  255. Maria

    Mrs. Clinton problem downhill spiral started in the debate from October, with the question on drivers licenses and illegal immigration. She was trying to please everyone and gave a vague answer. This was what Obama and Edwards were constantly criticising her for. On the November debate she was able to come back with an concrete answer no, while Obama tried to back peddle on the issue. However I feel that she lost real credibility because of the two people from Iowa exposing the planting of questions by menbers of her campaign staff. She then went extremely negative on Obama (with no edvidence) and Edwards. She needs to stop chasing Obama everytime he speaks. Stick to the issues Mrs. Clinton. Here in New York you were the underdog and by sticking only with the issues you managed to win the Senate. I don't know who is running your campaign, but they sure have ill advised you. You need to show an air of confidence on the issues and look presidential.

    December 12, 2007 at 7:59 pm |
  256. Bert

    If I were running Hillary's campaign, I would tell her to stop supporting illegal workers over legal American workers and stop pandering to big business over working Americans. No one seems to care about us. What about our jobs and families?

    December 12, 2007 at 8:01 pm |
  257. Judith Wish

    Jack, You and Candy Crawley amaze me. Even if Hillary is leading in two or more polls as reported on CBS, you manage to report only on the one she isn't. Your negativity is definitely showing when you talk about "Bubba"; you have not at any time talked negatively about Obama or Edwards spouses, besides "Bubba" is the former president of the US. And you wonder why other nations do not respect us; the news media has nothing to do with it. By all means, challenge Senator Clinton and President Clinton when you disagree w/ their issue statements {not your CNN's "take" of parts of a statement]; hold them accountable, but please hold the other Democratic candidates accountable too. This election is too important for CNN to keep trivializing the election w/ margin of error poll differences PLEASE. PLEASE. Get back to acting like journalists. This attempt at beating FOX at the ratings is going to lose you two avid CNN watchers at this house.

    Drs. Peter and Judith Wish, Fayetteville, North Carolina

    December 12, 2007 at 8:03 pm |
  258. Mike Cobb, Palo Alto, CA

    i will begin by noting that CNN is doing a great job of promoting Senator Clinton and also Senator Obama. They are the front runner, to be sure, and they get the overwhelming majority of the coverage. Which came first, and is their front runner status a media-generated self-fulfilling prophesy? Listing to the debate, Senator Biden, for example, has said a lot that deserves far more coverage that he has received ... where would he stand if he had anything resembling equal coverage? That isn't advice for the media, but something you should seriously consider and reflect upon.

    My 'advice' to Senator Clinton is surely not what she wants to hear. And that is to think hard about putting the interest of the Nation above your personal ambition. This Country simply cannot afford four years from any of the GOP field of candidates. For the sake of future generations, we have to replace the religion and neocon-driven policies that all of them will clearly follow. All the polls suggest that Senator Clinton has approximately 50% negatives and that in head-to-head match ups, she is the weakest candidate. I don't think the reasons for that are fair ... the Right Wing's hatred of the Clintons and the fact that she is a woman ... but that is reality. By comparison, both Obama and Edwards run better in the same head-to-head contests. She has apparently been a very good Senator. Perhaps she should stick to that, and enable us to nominate a candidate with the best chance of defeating any Republican. That would be a great gift to the nation.

    December 12, 2007 at 8:06 pm |
  259. Bob P

    I believe it's too late to get right with the American public. At this point, coming up with agreeable policy on immigration, the use of lobbyist money and a plethora of other mis-steps would only brand Hillary a flip flopper.

    She has blown it for this go around. The best she can hope for is to go back to the Senate, get some good voting record stats and try again in 8 years.

    December 12, 2007 at 8:14 pm |
  260. Tom

    First, I'm amazed that the Taxocrats think a woman or a young guy with a name like Barack Obama will be elected as the leader of the most powerful country in the history of the world. Secondly, I'd tell ol' Hillary to do some soul-searching and ask herself why does she really want to be POTUS. She already had the job for 8 years with Slick Willy and totally annihilated this nation's military. We went from a 600 ship Navy under Reagan and Bush then Clinton pared that number down to 300 against the advice of SECDEF and the Joint Chiefs. Eight years of Democrats gave us a weak military, weak borders, millions of illegal aliens, and almost 8 years later GW can't put everything right...

    December 12, 2007 at 8:17 pm |
  261. Lace

    Hillary could come to the next debate stark naked, drunk as a skunk, use incredibly foul language sounding like a furloughed sailor with Turret Syndrome, sink to low single digit in every poll known to man, and STILL win not only the democratic race, but the general election and become the next president. The only thing that will change that is if the current "president" and his cabal start to feel the heat and conclude that they are backed into an inescapable corner with this CIA situation or, for that matter, any of their other high crimes, some "event will occur" and they will invoke NSPD 51, declaring martial law. This would call off any election from happening, ergo Hillary does not become president. If that doesn't happen, then what has long ago been deemed by the real powers-that-be, will become "de facto".
    So if I were running her campaign, I'd just sit back, shuffle some papers around for show and collect my paycheck. Jack, it's not getting ugly out there, it IS ugly out there!!!

    December 12, 2007 at 8:19 pm |
  262. Ramamoorthy

    If I get elected I would make sure every citizen who has lost money in the housing gamble recoup the loss and gain more through cattle trading! I have enough experience to guide the whole country in this matter!!

    December 12, 2007 at 8:20 pm |
  263. Christine

    Go on the "Jon Stewart Show" - if the writers would just end their strike!

    December 12, 2007 at 8:31 pm |
  264. AuntieCoosa

    1- Tell the truth about what really happened to Vince Foster.
    2- Open up the Whitewater files.
    3- Admit the truth about Peter Paul's relationship with you and Bill.
    4- Open your financial and campaign contribution records and tell the truth about your relationship with Norman Hsu and the money he gave you through various Asian intermediaries.
    5- Make your Master's thesis public and admit to what you wrote and why and how it changed your outlook on democracy.
    6- Confess to every act that caused someone near you, such as body guards and friends, to have their deaths reported as suicide.
    7- Explain how you have used and abused your position to squash the little people to your advantage.

    .The fall on your knees and ask the public to forgive you for all your lies and deviousness.

    Then, withdraw your name as a candidate for POTUS, give up your home and your Senate seat in Washington, DC and go live a quiet life with Bill in Chappaqua, NY. (or you can move back to Arkansas to live the quiet life)

    December 12, 2007 at 8:35 pm |
  265. Kent Ebner

    Spend more money. That will slowly wear down Barrack.

    December 12, 2007 at 8:36 pm |
  266. Lou Bartomeo

    Jack...Jack...Jack

    Hillary meets all the requirements of a presidential candidate... Her competition
    has shown nothing more than " sassiness", and not a bit of substance... you must
    agree that she has more intelligence than her ostentationous competitors... they
    are trying to "score" by demeaning Hillary rather than true to earth substantial
    thoughts as what Hillary has presented... tell them to get off the PODIUM and let
    a true people's person take over the helm........Lou

    December 12, 2007 at 8:43 pm |
  267. Jeff

    Why are all these republicans sounding off on Jacks question? Doesn't Fox have a crossword or something for them to do? Hillary ask one simple question; "Are you and your family better off today than you were when the Clintons were in office? "

    December 12, 2007 at 8:44 pm |
  268. Bill Michael

    Try to find the middle and stay there.

    December 12, 2007 at 8:45 pm |
  269. Dale

    Honesty makes the best policy, and principles before personalities, sit down and talk with every leader of every volitile country and get to the basics. Lets educate the brainless war mongers,and get the love back that this world so desperatly needs.

    December 12, 2007 at 8:50 pm |
  270. Ann

    I would tell her that George W. Bush is not running for president in 2008.

    December 12, 2007 at 8:51 pm |
  271. Marco

    Clinton is losing support given the fact people perceive her as 1) Arrogant, 2) Insincere, 3) Unqualified.

    Arrogant as she moved from primaries mode to election mode. That is insulting for people who expect her to debate other democrats and debate their differing points of view. Rather than going negative on Obama and saying his healthcare plan is "incomplete", she can acknowledge that it is a great advance from today, but her plan is even better because XYZ. She needs to address the economy, foreign policy, inmigration, etc. She needs to give credit to other people. If I were her, I would say that after reviewing Obama's X plan (immigration, health care, etc.) I was so impressed that I am adopting it and making changes to improve on it. This completely neutralizes her enemies that paint her as an individualistic narcicist.

    Insincere since I don't believe anyone knows what she stands for. She seems to change based on "political poll triangulation". She needs to avoid the "I smoke but I didn't inhale". Her one-liners and boiler-plate responses need to dissapear and she needs to show she is trying to do the best she can to customize her answer to the exact question. It might cost votes at the beginning, but in the long-run it will help her without question.

    Unqualified as her answers on Iraq and immigration makes her naive. That she was voting for more Iraq diplomacy puts her either as a liar or unqualified. Both of them are bad. So, stop saying that you have experience because she was Bill Clinton's wife. She needs to say her experience as representative has made her fit for the oval office.

    She might still have a shot, if she starts doing so today. People enjoy seeing vicious attacks between contenders, but when a very informed and sophisticated voter such as the American voter endorses someone, they vote for someone they feel they can trust both personally and as their leader. Would you trust Hillary?

    December 12, 2007 at 8:59 pm |
  272. Ally Kendall

    Ask Dennis Kucinich if she can be his V.P., and devote all of her efforts to defeating S. 1959 while there is still such a thing as political freedom in America, because if this bill passes, that's the end of meaningful democracy.

    December 12, 2007 at 9:06 pm |
  273. maynard muhr

    GO HILLARY

    December 12, 2007 at 9:23 pm |
  274. Jessica M.

    Hillary,
    I hate to tell it to you, but you have been swift boated. You waited too long to react when you were basically accused of being a liar, corrupt, a triangular. You let things simmer, and now people believe it. Even though I actually believe you, and Edwards sometimes, are the candidates that tell the truth more often than not. You should have found a way to address those issues IMMEDIATELY. Of course its important to always do it tactfully.

    I think you should fire your campaign manager. Although I know what your point was, that whole kindergarten fiasco was awful. And you are doing it again with Obama's drug thing. BIG MISTAKE. I am your supporter so I am telling you the truth. You need to pick your battles wisely. If you are going to point out a weakness in a candidate (and we all know Obama is full of lies and inconsistencies and lets not forget incompetent), make sure its on substantive issues!!!

    I understand your frustration with the media bias. BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR SUPPORTERS SEES THE MEDIA BIAS AGAINST YOU, We are all just as frustrated as you. I don't even watch cable news anymore its so frustrating (especially Mathews, I am boycotting him indefinitely). And these polls. What's up with these poll. If two polls come out the same day, they alway report the ones that make you look bad. So my point is, be EXTRA careful because the media seems to have a different standard for you than all the other candidates so try to maintain positivity and don't give them any reason to make you look bad. They are always ready to pounce.

    You need to change your campaign slogan. The new one should say this:

    "Why should we compromise experience for change, when we can have BOTH"

    Thats the uniqueness that you bring to the table. Not only are you the most equipped person to understand the the trials and the tribulations of the presidency, you also have wonderful ideas and the knowledge to implement change. HIGHLIGHT THOSE things. You are losing support, not among Democrats, no, for most of us love you. (Except the mean-spirited crazies on the left). You are losing support among the Independents. The media has made it seem like one has to chose between change and experience. That is simply false. You represent both and you need to do everything possible to make sure this message gets out.

    Oh and another thing, stay as faaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr away from Madonna as possible.

    December 12, 2007 at 10:16 pm |
  275. robertincharlotte

    My advice would be for her to call a press conference. perhaps a setting like a fire side chat and have Hillary talk openly and candidly about everything. Start out with the past and confess the mistakes, tell us what you've learned. Explain why you want to be president, not just the issues, but let us see your soul. Open up your heart and let us take a peak into who you are. She has nothing to loose, and perhaps a chat in a nonthreatening environment would show her as human as well as honest. i beleive deep down there is a passionate burst of energy just waiting to be released. Dont be so rehearsed or theatrical, just talk and be your self.

    December 12, 2007 at 10:28 pm |
  276. Maestroh

    Withdraw and endorse Edwards. Hillary Clinton has less governmental experience than Dan Quayle. Do you really think the Republicans will think twice about making that point?

    December 12, 2007 at 10:29 pm |
  277. Alex Hyt

    When answering questions from reporters, Hillary should be more direct, and less evasive and ambiguous about what she intends to do, should she become president. She cannot make everybody happy all of the time, but at least the people should know exactly where she stands on certain very important issues that will directly affect them....eg ...will she stop this illegitimate and crazy war that Bush is waging in Iraq?.....will she bring our troops home immediately, or maintain an indefinite occupation in Iraq for years to come? ....will she stop the dollar hemorrhage to an obviously corrupt government, or governments, both here and abroad?......what about immigration, both legal and illegal.....protecting our borders, enforcing our laws, correcting our crippling trade imbalance.....establishing a national health care system for every American...without these huge insurance corporations getting their hungry claws into the mixture.?.......I have'nt heard her talk about any of these thing..

    December 12, 2007 at 10:45 pm |
  278. Lynn Ensley

    All these fools that are posting here are the same rocket scientists that put this present joker in the white house. You just hold your head up lady and keep doing what you are doing, they don't like this ass whipping you are giving them, but they will have to like it next November. You will have enough Republican votes to win, not considering the Democrats. Two for the price of one and back to work America. The number one REAL WOMAN is on the march. Remember where you read it jokers. Hillary 08 my kind of woman.

    December 12, 2007 at 10:47 pm |
  279. john L Cerrato, Rockville Centre, NY

    My advice to Hillary is to focus on the electability factor which I believe Obama]s weakness. The Republicans can easily pin 2 factors that will not go well in a general election. One, is that he is a Liberal and two, is that he is not strong on foregn Affairs.

    Also, Hillary should tell us what her Vision for America is. Her ideas on the various hot button issues are OK. But an over arching Vision Statement for America would give the electorate something to think about that the other candidates hhaven't done.

    In scripure it says: that unless man has a vision he will perish. I say, unless a Nation has a Vision it will perish.

    December 12, 2007 at 10:57 pm |
  280. Dan

    Clinton claims to be ready to lead from day one, yet she can't seem to surround herself with people who will do the same. Denying knowledge of planted debate questions and low blow comments directed at opponents isn't quite the same as destroying CIA tapes, but I can't be the only American that wants accountability in the Executive.

    December 12, 2007 at 11:16 pm |
  281. Diane

    The question posed is "what advice would you give?". Kudos to everyone in this post who have the intelligence and insight to recommend positive and realistic advice to the future President of the United States. Shame on the idiots, male and female alike, who focus on the gender issue as if that's what really matters. Enough of the tired cliche that "America is not ready for a female President". What the heck does that mean? Which "America" are you referring to? Certainly not mine.

    You have what it takes, Ms. Clinton, to be a strong and successful leader, and get us out of the mess that a "man" put us in. Tell us how you are going to accomplish that goal, and ignore the rest of the chatter.

    December 12, 2007 at 11:20 pm |
  282. Anne

    For the last time, stop attacking people. Esp. people like Obama, who no one gave 2 s==ts about til you started bad mouthing him. I can't believe that idiot Bill Shaheen is talking about Baracks drug use. that was such a dumb move. This is what i'm really wondering, after your first gaffes of going after Barak FAILED and backfired by making your campaign look small, and giving him a platform to speak you didn't learn? Why did you let Bill Shaheen open his fat mouth and go negative against another democrat? BAD. MOVE. Please stop. Without all this negative moronic crap your positives would have been pure momentum. And now rumor has it that bill wants you to go more hardcharger attack? oh please don't. Stop polling. Whoever gave you the advice to go after Mr. O, lose them, they're obviously idiots. This race is yours to lose, and unfortunately that is exactly what you are doing.

    And stop being so defensive in debates, it makes you look in the wrong. Just state what you will do for the country, the rest you have in the bag. Bad campaign, i'm really dissapointed.

    December 12, 2007 at 11:23 pm |
  283. GREG KLINE

    Simple. She's playing things WAY too conservative. Her remarks are far too cliche and uneventful. Further, she's not being genuine enough. She's calculated that she should play it safe for now, and she's wrong. She's just coming off as a fake. It doesn't help that she's the corporate coronated Democrat. What's more, she's the Democrat Republicans love to hate. She's too polarized. In any event, what she should do, is go out on some limbs on issues that come from the heart, issues that the people put Democrats in power to address. This whole wishy-washy centrist thing is death on wheels. The Dems need Al Gore or Howard Dean. Folks who get out there and mix it up, about things the people really care about, the way they care about them.

    December 12, 2007 at 11:44 pm |
  284. TR

    Hillary has been in politics for over 20 years, as the saying goes, you are who you are. She cant simply change her stripes in the 9th inning. The American people will decide who the nest President will be and may the best person win. Continue to be true to who you are and let the chips fall where they may.

    December 13, 2007 at 12:01 am |
  285. Bernie Moore-Knowles - Papa'aloa, Hawai'i

    There is no advice for Hillary. Simple matter of the fact is, Hillary is Hillary and Hillary is catching up with Hillary. Plain English? Her true colors are coming out and voters are not liking the shade of that color. Old politics are not going to cut it this time around. New energy. No Bush, no Clinton. New energy. And I do believe that is what most Americans are beginning to think, also.

    December 13, 2007 at 12:11 am |
  286. Gary S. MO

    I would advise here to give a damn about the American people. It is about time a candidate stood up for us and not corporate America. Fix health care, stop the flood of illegal immigrants coming into this country, tax companies who outsource our jobs, correct social security, and take care of America first.

    December 13, 2007 at 12:17 am |
  287. JA

    Micah I agree with you...."Edwards is not the most electable. He has a record way too far left. The GOP would shred him. I am a democrat and personally do like him and his candiacy is very respectable. Obama has all that it takes to win. New enough to not have a record to attack (at a high level) yet has enough experience (relative word thats thrown about) and has proven to work with both sides of the aisle to make serious changes in this country, changes we need." From Possibility to Realization, BARAK "O" 2008. Change is in the air, JFK was not experience enough to be President but his is among the greatest icon of American Leadership and Power the world over. Fresh idea and an idealist spirit is what Obama brings to the table, Obama exemplifies all that is good about Americans, eager, innocent, naive, always begins with the end in mind, think outside the box, have a refreshing spirit and a breath of fresh air, is not a divider (racial or by ideology). Speaks from the Heart and has a keen sense of foresight (Pakistan is the issue; we need to speak and engage Iran) Pakistan recently enter Martical Law, Iran recently was said to have suspended nuclear ambition in 2003, even without knowing these Obama was Presidential and speak wisdom to power and understanding. He thinks before he speak, and he speak with a clarity that is above political correctness. The Leader of the Free World is elected, not coronated, no made to wait their turn. It should be OBAMA-RICHARDSON for President it is not racial, but understanding, wisdom and honesty. Obama will carry IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, S. CAROLINA, NEVADA-Hawaii, Florida, THE SOUTH: because Hillary has the Bigger States NYC, NJ, CALI she it will seems she win the nomination, however at the Convention OBAMA will be secure the votes of Edwards and others delegates and carry the Nomination, then he will carry 48 states out of 50. He will not carry AL and WV. Change is comming, from Possibility to Realization, OBAMA 08!

    JA

    December 13, 2007 at 12:20 am |
  288. Kayla, Kentfield, CA

    I love this picture of future President John Edwards, it is a true keeper.

    Edwards/Obama 08

    December 13, 2007 at 12:40 am |
  289. Dave Brodeur

    Hilary should develop integrity and honesty. I think that her duplicity has come back to haunt her. My mother used to say "be careful about what you do to others as it may come back on you."

    December 13, 2007 at 12:49 am |
  290. julie

    Drop Out!!!

    December 13, 2007 at 1:04 am |
  291. Ricardo

    After reading the comments that have been sent in ,I would suggest the next president make education a top priority. The spelling, grammar,and sentence structure leaves much to be desired. How did most of these people get through high school?

    December 13, 2007 at 1:05 am |
  292. James Garcia (legal)

    I keep hearing Hillary say "Obama lacks experience" That she has been around much longer etc. I say " then get the hell out of the way' All you experienced politicians, with all your know how, have gotten us to where we are today. It's time to stop the "Stinkin Thinkin" As long as we keep thinking the way we always thought, We're always going to get what we aways got!! I am really concerned for our beloved country. I think it's time to register "Indepenant"

    December 13, 2007 at 1:45 am |
  293. Ray

    I would leave some suggestions, but she's too thick headed to listen.

    December 13, 2007 at 2:20 am |
  294. Mary T

    Hillory's experience is 8 yrs as first lady. If that is all it takes to be the first woman President why hasn't Nancy Reagan tried it. Maybe Laura Bush in 2012.

    December 13, 2007 at 2:26 am |
  295. Matt, New York NY

    Hillary had an easy initial lead in the polls and press due to obvious name recognition. People started to imagine what it'd be like to have Clinton again the in the White House and our first woman president. Once that novelty has worn off and once voters have become more familiar with all the candidates, the poll results will change.

    I don't think Hillary ever had the stranglehold on the nomination that the media or polls had us believe, it was going to take time for people to get used to all the candidates. Obama at first seemed incredible and revolutionary. In the debates and the campaign trail he sometime seems crabby, or inaccurate or boring. The appeal of a perfect candidate slid away, and he seemed like a rookie, but upon further examination he still holds his own, and it's less about his politics as much as what he represents.

    The appeal in Obama as we hit closer to the election is his electability. It doesn't even really make sense, but Hillary is a the most hated figure by Republicans and has been for years. Hillary is to Republicans as Bush is to Democrats. Bill also brings up a slew of hate from the right as well.

    Especially if Republicans select a candidate like Huckabee who could win moderates and secure that religious base, the democrats would be in serious trouble with a candidate like Hillary who has to fight to win them over, and doesn't massively inspire the base. I think the woman vote thing has proven to be untrue, as wel. Many women look at many more issues in each candidate rather than specifically whether or not the candidate is a woman. Hillary plays politics like a man, and in some ways Obama creates a sense of being in tune to the needs of women and mothers in this country more so. He has a soft personality.

    So, Obama is more electable, would heal the wounds of this country's division more so (whether or not he's technically a more savvy politician) and probably has some advantages in Iowa anyway being from the midwest and with that whole Oprah thing, which I'm sure won't hurt. I think Oprah would win the presidency if she ran in today's political climate.

    What does Hillary need to win? Bill Clinton and more of him. Bringing out Chelsea and her grandmother to the campaign trail to counter Oprah? Come on! No one cares about either of them, or knows about either of them. Bill Clinton is Hillary's biggest asset and the only chance she stands against Obama. He is so loved has so much charisma and a record of prosperity to pull upon. While Obama gives us this idea of "new", Bill Clinton gives us this idea of "safe" and "cozy" – thinking about the 90's, the success of the dot com companies as so many of us made $$$, and had a lot of great television programming. We seemed less jaded and pop culture was more fun, less dark and twisted. The days before that horrendous loss of Al Gore and the attacks of 9/11. If Hillary can talk in excess about the 90's and remind us of the good stuff that happened back then, that would be the real key to success. The affair didn't even matter, people thought it was more fun than anything.

    She also needs to reiterate and get people excited about the idea of a woman president, and what Bill might do in a Hillary White House. People would re-elect Bill Clinton if they could, she's so afraid to use him as a crutch – Use him! You certainly always have anyway.

    December 13, 2007 at 2:39 am |
  296. Matt, New York NY

    Two more points as well.

    a) Hillary isn't out of the race yet – we can't tell this soon in the game. The media certainly goes back and fourth in who it covers, and the coverage makes the candidate so they may want Hillary back in and probably will as we reach final stretches.

    b) Part of what I think also has turned people off about Hillary is that she resents Obama so much. I think that's backfired big time, her belittling of him and kind of brushing him aside. One thing that's interesting – while she acts kind of calm and cool – I think you can see how she's genuinely so desperate to win. This is her last chance, this is her only real chance. She's clawing for it. Obama is taking more risks and says kind of what he wants because he can. He knows he's got many more years and many more chances to win the presidency. In some ways being in number two, I think let him relax more and just try random stuff – remember that removal of the pin thing? Odd, but not something you'd do in first place, but also refreshing and even got some kudos from the right.

    December 13, 2007 at 2:49 am |
  297. Matt, New York NY

    Lastly people wanted more than anything a Hillary Obama ticket, but by bashing him in the ways that she did – that became an impossibility and forced Obama to fight back and since she's more powerful and an insider, people naturally root for the little guy.

    December 13, 2007 at 2:50 am |
  298. Stu58

    I would advise her to be wary of would-be counselors who can neither spell nor string together two grammatically correct and intelligible sentences, but that kind of partiality would alienate almost all of her potential voting block.

    Barring that clearly poor strategy I would tell her to face up to the fact that this country doesn’t owe her the presidency just because she is a woman, any more than it owes it to Obama purely as a non-Caucasian. This is supposed to be an election with the welfare of the country at heart, not a spotlight for women or minorities. A vote for Hillary should be cast with the integrity that she is the best possible leader for the United States at this time, rather than the simple fact that she is female, and likewise for Obama with respect to race. To do otherwise is to prove oneself unworthy of the right to vote at all!

    Anyone who votes for Hillary thinking she’s going to heal the country’s health care woes needs to treat themselves to a full neurological checkup before the election. No one is going to fix healthcare! It is unfixable in America’s current mega-insurance and pharmaceutical company culture, and Clinton is excessively naive to believe that culture will allow it to be “fixed”. Both Obama and HRC are thoroughly worthless candidates with no potential for doing anything more than stretching America’s tragic leadership on for another four years.

    Barack struck a chord early in Des Moines noting that, “The name George W. Bush will not be on the ballot." If the only qualification for being a great president is to follow a terribly un-popular president that leaves the White house door open for a little over 300 million Americans. Why vote for Obama because George Bush is unpopular? Why not vote for Hillary, Edwards, Huckabee, McCain, Giuliani, or Pedro for the same reason? Obviously the only advantage of pointing out the current administration’s unpopularity, simply by way of professional name-calling, is the effect it lends on identifying with the crowd, reducing it to purely political mash with precisely zero instructional value.

    Obama then ventured onto the “financially beleaguered American worker at the mercy of Washington bureaucrats’” turf, another high odds audience pumper. Let’s see…he hit economic difficulties of retirement, healthcare nightmares, kid’s education, bell ringing gas pump prices, and baby needs new shoes, no, I added the last one, sorry! Of course all of these economic woes are the result of government fiscal atrocities, primarily Republican, otherwise what would there be for Super Barack to set right? Yes sir, he resorted to the old “having to work harder to bring home less” working person’s blues tune bound too raise ire against rich folks like Clintons and Bushes.

    Did somebody say something about Obama being a breath of political fresh air? Seriously?

    December 13, 2007 at 3:31 am |
  299. Bill

    HILLARY Lies like the Rest Them it Will Never Change Wake up There All The Same

    December 13, 2007 at 3:48 am |
  300. Jean Phillips

    Jack, I think Hillary should stay home and bake cookies.

    December 13, 2007 at 3:59 am |
  301. Derek

    Have Bill do more in her campaign, he's not called slick willie for nothing.

    And what has Hussien Osama *cough* I mean Hussien Obama done, does he really deserve all of this attention he's getting? NO!

    December 13, 2007 at 5:01 am |
  302. paul

    I am tired of hearing how HILLARY is losing and Obama is winning. In most national poll Hillary is still way ahead. Granted in Iowa, which is now according to the tone of all 'news reports', the make or break state (please) she is tied but almost everywhere else she is in the lead. As well, how can a poll that surveyed only 377 people (approx. 7.5 people per state) out of a country of close to 300 million be statistically correct/accurate/or viable. I am just getting tired of the "BREAKING NEWS: Hillary down 1 point, Obama up 2, Edwards flat" or whatever it may be today.

    Jack, report the news and then maybe the candidates will talk about the issues. With your load mouth maybe your producers, Lou Dobb, Anderson Cooper and everyone else over at CNN will start talking about what's important in this race and not just what a TINY TINY tiny fraction of the country thinks!

    As well, someone PLEASE shut that blowhard Oprah up! Listening to her over the last week talk about Obama and her "divine intervention" to let everyone know about her mission at the very moment is annoying! PEOPLE please remember she praised A MILLION LITTLE PIECES as a great AMAZING "you gotta read this book cause things like this can't be made up" and that all turned out to be a lie. SHUT UP OPRAH!

    December 13, 2007 at 6:52 am |
  303. PETER ORIAVWOTE

    Hillary, you still have the opportunity of winning the Democratic party nominations. Simply stop attacking any of the democratic candidates;state your facts frankly, answer questions more objectively, and discuss issues. Forget about those poll results, for now and forge ahead. Let the results of those polls merely guide you, not agitate you into attacks. Remember, you are the leading candidate, show it in style.

    December 13, 2007 at 7:30 am |
  304. Ralph

    Her husband siqned king george the first ,NAFTA .Need I say more??

    December 13, 2007 at 8:47 am |
  305. Clement

    I think the Clinton,s makes America,America in the sense that during her husband rule, American looks likes heaven,but what can we find now?If we want PEACE in America and entire disintegrated world, we need a woman who have a big HEART like Hillary who forgive her husband no matter what she went through.I think the whole world peace this time and Americas also need a woman who have a motherly LOVE like Hillary to hold U S A together.

    CLEMENT.

    December 13, 2007 at 9:06 am |
  306. Surrealist

    You need to look over your shoulder! American voters are becoming accustomed to the machinations, manipulation of politicians like yourself and Mr. Obama. What most in my district are seeking is a President altogether different–from the status qou. For decades Americans have been voting for President's they believe will be representing "them" in Washington. Clearly, that has not been the case. Not with your husband, not with the current administration. As the primary elections grow nearer–Americans are looking beyond the personna–into the message and agenda of the candidates. And I gotta tell you–both you and Mr. Obama are sending signals–it will be business as usual under just under new management. Only John Edwards is building the momentum and support to truly affect the kind of change average Americans seeking in Washington. He isn't Ivy League and privileged–and he's not beholding to anyone. His message is clear, stays on course, and never changes regardless of what the polls or his enemies say. His promises are simple–he will fight everyday he is in office for ALL Americans, not just the corporations or privileged few. He will ensure that at every decision making meeting–the average American will also be sitting at the table. He is the only candidate resolute to make independent decisions–and use all the powers of his presidency to return America to its electorate–and ensure more equitable assessment of taxes, and rewards of capitalism to provide prosperity for all. In short–look out for Mr. Edwards!!

    December 13, 2007 at 9:48 am |
  307. Ralph

    I would tell her to push energy independence as a "we're going to the moon" solution to global warming, Middle East wars, unemployment, and the nation's technological future. To point out all the potential jobs involved here from rebuilding outrelectrical infastructure, retrofitting our homes, changing modes of transportation, and exporting the technology. To point out that all Republican candidates refuse to even acknowledge global warming and offer nothing but a future of more wars and exporting our nation's wealth to the Middle East. To soft petal a national health care solution which the Republicans well lie about, attack with a vengence, and counter with their all talk, but never going to happen solution. To stop personally attacking her main Democratic opponent , but point out previous presidents who could not deliver on their promises and hopes do to a lack of Washington experience and excellant legislative relations. That change is great but you need to be able to lead and influence Congress to achieve it. That her mission is to be our change agent, our representative, and our leader in solving the nation's problems. And be humble.

    December 13, 2007 at 10:19 am |
  308. Tara

    I would advise her to: Tell Bubba to get off the stage while Hillary is on it!!

    Have him go sit down and support his wife FROM the audience instead of having him awkwardly standing up there behind her looking bored and uncomfortable. It is very distracting and even more so unflattering. This was pointed out early on by the media but guess they weren't paying attention.

    I'm certain the audience would be thrilled to have him join them (although I don't know how it works with the Secret Service in tow) BUT I'm sure it could be worked out. Perhaps then he could relax and enjoy her presentation and actually look happy to be there SUPPORTING HIS WIFE rather than "on stage with the former first lady as the former President" - Then maybe Bill could relax and start beaming at his wife. So please go sit down Bubba. If this is truly your wife's turn to shine she deserves to have the spotlight all to herself.

    Refocus on one step at a time and never take too much for granted. Appreciate the little people. Ultimately they are the ones who will elect you. Let us know you truly care. Show everyone that it's going to be so awesome to hop aboard the Hillary train. Hey build a snowman in the snow and take a ride in a sleigh. Be spontaneous once in awhile. Don't be so rigid. Show us that there really is another side to Hillary!!!

    (And as an aside) if Santa is going to bring a pet for Christmas or Hanukkah PLEASE go down to your local Humane Society and adopt a loving animal. (TY – it's just something that I feel very strongly about)

    December 13, 2007 at 10:25 am |
  309. Gracie

    Beware of Ron Paul

    December 13, 2007 at 10:41 am |
  310. Lou

    Dear Jack:
    I will tell her this...

    IHillary:
    I look forward to your inauguration day. You come a long way and you are half way there. America needs you and a majority of us are counting on you. The polls are just a small tool and pay little attention because some are misleading but I know the Clintons are veterans at winning elections and is really not a concern to me.

    Tell us how you are going to turn this country around and fix some of the immediate problems. I personally think that attacking Obama turns a lot of people away because he is a good and a decent man and we know it but a lot of us do not think he is prepared enough for the job and others fear the worst because we as a country might not be ready yet for an African American president.

    You make me proud to be an American again after the horrible nightmare of the present administration and I thank you for that.

    December 13, 2007 at 11:05 am |
  311. olga gardiner

    I would tell her not to pay too much attention to the polls. It is still very early. Just go with your plans and tell the Americans what you want to do for them as far as education, health plan, the war in Irak. Be positive and sincere and it will pay in the end. Don't waste your time attaching other candidates, prove yourself. She is the most experience candidate that has a chance to beat Obama. He is too young. Do not give up Hilary .....

    Olga Gardiner

    December 13, 2007 at 11:46 am |
  312. Bill W

    My advice to Hillary:

    RESIGN. Let someone who is more honest be president.

    December 13, 2007 at 12:00 pm |
  313. Ben Benny

    Let's face the fact. Barack Obama is unelectable and cannot win the presidency against any republican. The polls in Iowa and New Hampshire are misleading.
    Republican gameplan is to cross party line and vote for Obama in the hope he wins the Democratic nomination and be trunced at the general election.
    Secondly, Obama's poll is deceptive, because when asked, some white voters will say in affirmative as not to be perceived as racist. Let's take a page from what happened to Bill Bradley when he was leading in California governor,s race but went on to lose landslide at the end.

    December 13, 2007 at 1:00 pm |
  314. Wes Grady

    The one thing the American public doesn't want is a storm of negative ads. Take the high road and start to address the real issues that matter to the American people: Iraq, energy, immigration and the AMT.

    Here's a thought. John Kennedy promised that we would put a man on the moon in 10 years. We did it in 9. So, commit to putting alternative fuel vehicles on the road in large numbers and ending our dependence on fossil fuels in 10 years. Then do it in 9.

    December 13, 2007 at 4:22 pm |
  315. Frederic

    The best Hilary can do is to address her core problem, which is simply that she's not been open and authentic, rather than being evasive and slick ... subtle, yet very powerful reminders that she'll otherwise be carrying forward into her administration the very worst of Bill's characteristics and behavioral patterns. She needs to forge her own identity by consistent behavior that suggests that she's finally discovered what sincerity is all about. This election cycle will elevate the least political of the politicians, and the most sincere within the pack. In this regard, as of today, Obama will be the front runner in polling booth for those voters who are inclined to afford themselves a quiet moment of deep reflection. Our system's very future as a world model will depend on enough voters who'll take this election very seriously.

    December 13, 2007 at 4:51 pm |
  316. Tom Lobenstein

    Here's a thought on Hillary Clinton's negative appraisal of Barrack Obama's experience level. Though I'm not sure who I'll support in 2008 electins, I think that Senator Clinton needs to look back in history. Abraham Lincoln served only briefly in the US House of Representatives and as state legislator in Illinois. As it turned out his lack of experience was irrelevant. He turned out to be damn good president., perhaps the best one ever. I usually vote Republican if a decent candidate is on the ballot, but this year I have severe discomfort in the pit of my stomach.

    December 13, 2007 at 6:44 pm |
  317. rob

    If I were advising Hillary,

    I would suggest walking away from the Democrat Party!
    I would declare my independence from either party of the two major parties!
    She could declare herself freed from the politics of the past!
    She could again announce her run for President, under the standard of "The Constitution of the United States of America"!
    And as an american, independent of parties which divide, declare "Freedom & Liberty for all! Endowed by our Creator, with unalienable Rights! ONE NATION under God! I, Hillary, announce for President"!

    Do the American People really need to be told how to write a name on a ballot, without some CORRUPT party representing division beside it, with all the failures of the PAST?

    Write in Hillary!
    If you are going to lead, Hillary, LEAD!

    President Hillary Rodham Clinton, America's President ...

    December 13, 2007 at 9:00 pm |
  318. Steve Aristarchus

    My observations seem tthe press want to influence Democrat Presidential candidate election by these constant breaking news of Hilary loose some points to Obama. The press should stand as unbias, at times during news report one can see where the wind is blowing. Hilary needs to be encouraged in order for America to produce her first female President like some other countries that emulate America democracy.

    December 13, 2007 at 10:13 pm |
  319. Dave Broughton

    It appears that CNN is determined to undermine Hillary and praise Huckabee for some reason. I think Hillary can beat the GOP failing machine but I don't think Obama is electable. Many Democrats won't vote for Obama due to his name and race. Sad but true! It seems the Democrats always shoot themseles in the foot and losing again to the GOP will be catistrophic to this country. CNN needs to quit expounding that Hillary is losing ground. It seems it's their leading subject after every commercial. The whole thing is Oprah has gotten many of the blacks to swing from Hillary to Obama and she loses them and Obama gains them. Come on CNN, quit the devout drive to besmirch Hillary.

    December 14, 2007 at 4:29 pm |
  320. JAMES IN TENNESSEE

    The islamic terrorists will be very happy if any of the weak knee democrats get elected in 08.They love the cut and run party including Oprah or any of the other stupid libs.

    December 14, 2007 at 6:22 pm |
  321. Terry Ottawa Canada

    Scott's post on 12/12 is right on, and I congratulate him on being one of the few people who post anywhere, for correctly spelling lose or losing with one L.

    December 14, 2007 at 7:44 pm |
  322. Terry Ottawa Canada

    I should talk...I meant ONE O!

    December 14, 2007 at 7:47 pm |
  323. Norm

    Jack the fear i have is that Hillary stood by her man After he lied to congress and the American people. I fear the reason Bill is still around is becouse of her ambition to become President. I think many people would have respected her more if she would have left Bill after his term in office. His popularity now is becouse he is not in politics. But if she wants to show the world she would do anything to become president even if it may be a wrong decisions but popular we already have plenty of those politician in office. Obamba is fresh, has good ideas and appears to be honest.

    December 14, 2007 at 11:35 pm |
  324. Ether's Voice

    Hillary Has No Peers

    Barack Obama’s no sensei!
    Make no mistake on that.
    He can’t compete with Hillary!
    This truth! A bare boned fact.

    Perhaps Miss Winfrey? She should run?
    By proxy! Interferes?
    Obama’s sure been quick out done.
    Hillary has no peers!

    Biden, Edwards and Richardson?
    Accomplished men for sure!
    They’re just not Hillary Clinton!
    Great men! Yet, still not her!

    We men have made a mess of things!
    It’s time we sleep aside!
    Give Hillary a chance to bring
    The U.S back - it’s pride.

    28/07/07

    December 15, 2007 at 4:15 pm |
  325. Strykr

    Jack,
    Hillary should come clean to the American people and finally admit she's a socialist/communist. Healthcare shouldn't be forced, or a requirement for continued/new employment. I can just imagine more of her other ideas we haven't heard. Word of advise to Hillary, run for goverment in Canada!! Or move to Russia and help Putin rekindle the Communist flame!!

    December 16, 2007 at 12:55 am |
  326. b mathews

    i think its funny that all those pundits who bash hillary have also admitted that she is brilliant and actually very nice in person. so im wondering..is it a sexist thing? im sure she is well aware of the place she will have in the history books as the first woman potus and would most certainly want it to be favorable, thereby opening the door for future women presidents.

    December 16, 2007 at 3:26 pm |
  327. Philthy Phil

    CUT....AND....RUN !!!

    December 17, 2007 at 4:48 am |
  328. Jess

    Hillary, you've been doing a lot better since you calmed down your campaign. I saw you recently explained your vote for iran in 2 logical sentences. keep it up. Much better imo, better for me at least. : ). Don't let your campaign people talk you into anything hokey or gimmicky, PLEASE. things like "middle class express" slogan. that's just dumb. and it's condescending. hilacopter? meh. don't wear yourself down, . nor bill, his voice sounds crazy. :D. Anyway i loved hearing about bill talk about how around the world women have been nominated into the highest offices, and how popular they have been. Anyway, i was reading some polls, democrats like you. i know you have to worry about independents now, but just know, we're not all sexist freaks who want to pigeon hole you into having to come off like everyone else. : )

    December 17, 2007 at 7:11 am |
  329. Ann

    Go back under the rock you crawled out from under.

    December 17, 2007 at 7:46 am |
  330. Melvin

    Jack, with respect to Bill Clinton's attack on Barack Obama's experience for the presidency, I have just two words regarding Bill's lack of wisdom and experience that he brought to the Oval Office: "Monica Lewinski". He is the last voice of wisdom on this subject that Obama should be concerned with and shows again why Hillary is not yet ready herself for the Office of the President of the USA. Bill Clinton carries too much baggage.

    Thanks

    December 17, 2007 at 5:35 pm |
  331. Marilyn Vick-Kalar

    Dear Jack,

    Watch you often and enjoy hearing your perspective on issues. Also, I delight in some of the clever, poignant comments from your viewers. There are some great minds who watch CNN news.

    But, most of all, watching you on the Situation Room today, I now know for sure THAT YOU GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I look forward to reading your book "It's Getting Ugly Out There, " because it's true!

    Best Wishes for the Holidays,
    Sincerely, Marilyn Vick-Kalar

    December 17, 2007 at 6:42 pm |
  332. b mathews

    HILLARY NEEDS TO MAKE THE POINT (IN A NICE WAY OF COURSE) THAT ELECTING OBAMA WOULD BE LIKE THROWING CHUM TO THE SHARKS IN
    D.C. THEY WILL EAT HIM ALIVE AND NOTHING WILL GET DONE FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS.

    December 20, 2007 at 5:40 pm |
  333. Kathy

    I would advise her to keep up the comments about the inexperience of Obama.
    Just keep doing it every day and the people will start to understand that he is just like Bush as far as inexperience. He has already made some nations mad and we need a President that can and knows how to communicate, negotiate and reason with them, with the proper protocol that goes along with it.

    Just keep it up and don't stop. Put him on the defensive and stay on the offensive only not in an annoying way like Obama does. He is mean spirited.

    Change is good as long as it is change to a Democrat that will bring about peace and prosperity. Change is bad if he wants to just do everything different without a plan. (What's with that?)

    Go Hillary. We are with you 100%.

    December 23, 2007 at 4:23 am |
  334. Randy from San Clemente

    As an Independant voter, I feel comfortable with several of the Democratic candidates, and possibly McCain on the Repulican side.

    I am very heartend to hear what Cohen and Nunn are saying about finding the middle and looking out for all Americans. We must reclaim our identidy as the
    leader of the free world and stop this foolishness about who is most concerned about illegal immigrants. We must keep our borders safe but, is this the biggest topic in the nations interest? The Middle East and our standing in world esteem
    is my greatest concern. As a doctor I feel our National Healthcare is our greatest
    domestic concern as well as the economic disaster this administration has induced. WHO CARES WHAT RELIGION ANY CADIDATE IS A MEMBER OF?

    Randy of San Clemente,CA

    December 31, 2007 at 5:10 pm |
  335. June Swederofsky

    Hillary ought to say as her husband Bill Clinton said ,"It is the Economy Stupid"
    That is one reason why Bill Clinton won.

    January 7, 2008 at 5:04 pm |