FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Probably wasn't the best weekend ever for Hillary Clinton.
Her campaign demoted one of her top aides yesterday, Mark Penn, after it was revealed that he was working on behalf of a trade deal with Colombia that she's against.
Penn's demotion comes as Clinton trails her rival Barack Obama in pledged delegates and the popular vote and as Obama continues to cut into her lead among superdelegates. Obama is also closing in on Clinton in the ever-important state of Pennsylvania; he's narrowed her onetime lead of more than 30 points to an average of just 7. One poll even shows the two tied.
But there's more: On Friday, the campaign made public Hillary and Bill's tax returns for the 7 years since they left the White House. Turns out, the former first couple has made a killing of almost $109 million in that time, mostly through speeches and book deals. Clinton says she has "absolutely nothing against rich people"... but it could be a tough sell with some of those essential working-class voters in Pennsylvania.
Also, it turns out the claims Clinton has often made about an uninsured pregnant woman in Ohio, who died after being denied hospital treatment, aren't true. The hospital raised questions about the accuracy of the story, saying the woman did have insurance and was not denied treatment. Clinton's campaign says even though it has no reason to doubt the story, it can't confirm the details so she has dropped it from her stump speech.
Doesn't look so good coming on the heels of her "sniper fire" story at the Bosnian airport.
Here’s my question to you: How can Hillary Clinton turn things around in the next couple of weeks?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Sean from Hayward, Wisconsin writes:
Hillary's hospital story has caught her in another lie. She sidesteps it by saying she was told this by someone else and never got around to checking if it was true. Isn't that the same excuse she is using for her Iraq war vote? Her learning curve is not very impressive.
Janice from Palo Alto, California writes:
She hires a top strategist who does high-profile pro-NAFTA work while running her campaign. She sends her husband to South Carolina to lose the black vote overnight, and she cannot remember the difference between a flower greeting and sniper fire. Forget the 3am phone calls, I don't trust her judgment at this point at 3pm!
Jack, You’re a drama queen. Sorry, most of us sane people out here don't believe Hillary has had a bad weekend. We know how biased you and the other loud-mouth Hillary haters in the so-called news organizations are. You all make a scandal when there is none.
Fred from Pennsylvania writes:
Hillary can turn it around by changing the goal. It must be getting obvious, even to those inside the bubble, that her chances of winning the nomination are slim and losing weight every day. She has, however, shown herself to be the toughest, most resilient candidate in modern memory. If she were to change her goal to take over Harry Reid's position in leading the Senate, she could come out of this election in perfect position to advance her agenda where the law actually gets made. I hope she does.
Sherri from Canada writes:
I think if she quits talking outside the issues, quits telling stories, she may hang on to her 7-9% victory in Pennsylvania. Just a note to all those bashing the media as being anti – Clinton. Senator Clinton is the person saying these things, the media is just reporting it.
If I knew, I wouldn't tell her.
She doesn't have to. Polls do not mean anything. I am a PA voter who supports Clinton. I haven't been polled or participate in an online poll. Nor has anyone I know in or around Philadelphia been polled.
She can do what she does best–start crying that the media is "picking on her". It seems to work for her–go figure!
There's nothing she can do at this point.
Focus on her message. Talk about the issues that she cares about. There is nothing you can do about the people who want to hang on the past without looking at the real values that she represent.
Nuwan from Houston, TX
...It's too late for a turn around now. No one should hold it against the Clintons for taking advantage of a situation as far as spreaking fees go. You just can't have a person running a nation who's sole purpose is to get re-elected...
She is the queen of turning something around. She will be fine and will win PA comfortably. Best of luck!
Jack, she can bring in bill to say someone is picking on a girl. She can shed some tears like she did in new Hampshire. She can well up and let her voice crack like she did on Martin Luther King's assasination rememberance, or she can just QUIT!
Hillary can win in Pennsylvania by insuring that her two strongest support groups (women and working class folk) turn out and vote for her. Here's my question to you, Jack: Will she play the victim and race cards to make that happen?
How many beginnings do we need for the end of the Clinton Campaign? If coming in third place in Iowa was the first beginning, we're probably approaching a baker's dozen by now. With the Penn pro-free trade development now in combination with her staggering income, she's got two out of three strikes against her in PA. Unfortunately for her, in the game of politics, two strikes might just be enough...
She will find another bombshell to drop on Obama (whether it is true or not) to deflect the attention from her. What else is there left for her to do??
Hillary's only hope is to borrow a page from the Rove playbook and promise everyone a check for $300 if she's elected. It worked for Bush.
I don't think she can Jack. Her negatives keep climbing as more un-truths are brought forward. Do you remember the story of the Army Cpt. in Afghanistan that Obama had told that everyone disputed and was later proved true? The Obama campaign obviously vetted the story before they repeated it. I don't understand how someone could run such a dis-functional campaign and turn around and claim that they have more experience, would be a better steward of our economy, and in the same breath claim to have passed a commander-in-chief threshhold. Simply amazing how one person could be so diluted and actually think the American populace is ignorant.
She can't Jack (short of a miracle). She has told way too many lies (or had too much sleep deprivation) and after asserting that Sen. Obama was double talking with Canada regarding the NAFTA deal, her ship has sunk with her top aide not just winking at Columbia but trying to broker it. Was she really unaware and against it? I rather doubt it and anything else she has to say at this point.
She can make a deal with Obama that she drops out and he names her as his running mate. It will probably take that to beat McSame after all the damage she has done to the party and all the pre-approved attack ads she has given the Republicans.
Hillary has been on a downspin for a while, and as long as she keeps opening her mouth, will continue on her fast elevator ride to the ground floor. These tall tales she mutters are no different than the tales she and hubby have told in the past. I also remember her trying to claim years ago that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, although this man had not become famous until she was a toddler. Her lies are keeping her down, but then the Clintons have always ran on bull manure. Too bad we havent invented a car that can do the same.
Hillary has had a bad weekend. But let's face it Clinton's time is pretty much up. She really doesn't have much to do before the Pa. Primary, She'll still win by a small margin not by the blow-out that she needs.
All Clinton has to do is ask this questions: Do you want someone inexperienced to get us out of an experienced mess? Would you want a recent high school graduate (compare to Obama's time in government) as your company's CEO after the previous CEO (Bush) put the company in near collapse?
Much to the media's dissatisfaction and yours, Jack, she doesn't have to do anything. The GOP forced the Clinton's into $12M debt when Bill left office and they turned that around. Most of their money is from book sales and speeches. They pay approx. a third of their income in taxes - how many rich folks pay anywhere close to that? Plus, they give 10% of their income to charity. They embody the American dream. As to Penn, she should have dumped him the minute he declared the 11 states that Obama won back at Super Tuesday "insignificant." Was Penn working for or against Hillary? Guess we'll find out when PA votes but not beforehand. Polls are meaningless. Just ask Dewey.
Turn it around? Right now she has turned it upside down, inside out, and no retreat in the foreseeable future. With all her claims of "transparency", she sure looks awfully opaque to me. How can she claim to be on the side of the middle class with all her income? She has absolutely no idea what it is like to try survive in today's economic environment. So my advise to Hillary...Stop running.
Jack...Are you kidding...The damage is already done and Hillary will never be able to turn things around short of her malicious thrashing of Obama.The country is tired of her anecdotes and so called experience.We do not need experience .......The country needs somebody to trust and she is not trustworthy
Hillary convinced me during the first few weeks of her campaign that she will say or DO anything to get elected. In fact, it was her acid tongue that sent me, a lifelong Democrat, scurrying to the LOCAL VOTER'S REGISTRATION OFFICE TO CHANGE MY REGISTRATION TO Independent. I can't see this woman improving our image abroad or indeed getting along with ANYBODY in an effort to get ANYTHING DONE. In my opinion, nothing she does will improve her image in Pennsylvania or anywhere.
Orange Park, FL
I think she is doing great. I wish people would see that Obama is an empty suit. All I have seen him say is " Change and Yes we can" those don't tell me where he stands on the issues. voting "present does not cut it .He was only in the Senate for about a year before he started running, and even his spoksperson could not find any significant things he had done. On the other hand Hillary has co-sponsored over 50 bills with members across the isle. We know where she stands. Hillary in 08
It's simple – tell the truth! The truth will set you free.
The only way Hillary can "turn it around" is by employing the same gutter politics she used in Ohio. Only by feeding into the fears and prejudices of voters can she drum up support. The more time people have to compare and contrast Clinton vs. Obama the more they see that there is a real chance to change the political landscape in this country for the better hence the narrowing of her lead in Pennsylvania. Her only hope is to sully his image through false innuendo while diverting attention from her lack of veracity and disingenuous nature. Hillary Clinton is the second to last thing this country needs with the last being John McCain.
By donating every single dime of their fortune to Charity and accepting a blue collar job in Pennsylvania perhaps. Jack, Hillary's campaign is raising questions and offering no answers. It leaves me wondering what she will be saying when that 3 am call comes in, if she has problems getting her act togther. Her only winning strategy has been her kitchen sink and as we are discussing this, she is probably already taking aim and you bet it will happen. Whatever happens, I think she has earned a place in the records for her tenacity in the fae of the impossible. I believe that her only chance in the world of turning things around is simple; Read the Cafferty blog. It offers Simple answer to a Complex problems
She'll only get more negative Jack and hope that, by doing so, the frightened people of Pennsylvania will choose the safety and familiarity of the Clinton name by default. This may work in PA but is sure to backfire on her at the convention.
Hillary Clinton and the women supporters who declare they will NEVER vote for Obama are only hurting the party and ultimately the women's movement as well.
Some person once wrote a book and titled it, "It's Getting Ugly Out There". She will have to get even uglier and have more emotional moments to show her human side, but in this case it won't work as she needs the men this time. Besides all of the stuff in her past and present, she'll try to come up with some terrible thing against Obama.
I thought we were going to get a 6 week vacation from all of this garbage, ha ha ha.
I don't think she has to turn it around. I haven't seen any signs of the polls drastically changing in Obama's favor. The polls are slowly moving in his favor because of his hard campaigning in PA. If this was reversed, the media would have hammered Obama as they did with the Rev. Wright controversy. The media should be as tough on her as they were on him and then we would see who comes out on top.
She won't be able to turn it around. Between now and June the media will relentlessly push Obama, even more than it has so far. The tone of this blog and question is all the proof of that anyone needs. FDR or JFK couldn't survive this.
Jack, I see no way she can turn things around (and I don't want her to). She has told too many tall tales which are catching up with her. I especially am shocked about the pregnant woman and the hospital story she told. She is an opportunist and stretches the truth. I certainly haven't seen such exagerrations from the Obama camp. Obama deserves the nomination and she should bow out now.
"It" can't be turned around. "It" is Hillary herself. We get it now. We know the most famous person who we previously didn't know. We love her positions, we dislike her personality, we fell out of love with her husband. We hate her tenacity–only because it has no ethical boundaries.
We don't care that she's a woman, really, and we don't even care that much that she's married to Bill. We just don't want "it" to be president.
Conversely, we love Obama. We know he's not our savior, but he's the next best thing and we just want to get on with this "hope" thing. It feels so good.
Patricia of Boise, ID
I'm sure she'll dig up something or at least recycle something in her Obama garbage can, i.e NAFTA, Rev. Wright... After all she doesn't appear capable of winning the Democatric nomination on legitmate isses so what else can she do but attempt to devide the party in her attempts to conquer it.
Maybe another appearance on Saturday Night Live could change her momentum again. After all her campaign is really becoming quite the joke!!!
Bathurst, New Brunswick
Jack,the only way Hillary could possibly have a turn around,is if obama is lead away in handcuffs,and then she would surely lose to John McCain,at least his war stories are true!
Why does the media always ask how Hillary can be helped with her campaign. If she was any good she wouldn't need help.
Frankly I hope those upcoming states slam her for her ongoing half truths and out an out lies. She's run a terrible campaign.
I notice that it seems ok for her to lie about Bosnia, Ireland, sick people, and NAFTA (she campaiged for it during Bills tenure).
AND she over exagerates and implied that Obama was a lier when an UNPAID advisor has an UNPAID casual conversation with Canada over NAFTA.. which cost him Ohio. Hopefully Pennsylvanians will catch on to her and she gets trounced by Obama!
If the media would stop doing a hatchet job on Hillary and giver her an even playing field to play on , then she would have an excellent chance. Get the star dust out of your eyesand see Obama for what he is. He has an ad presently running on TV lambasting lobbyists. If you did your homework and looked in the internet, you would find out that he has worked with lobbyists and has some in his employ(ABC News). You would also discover that he has surrepticiously played the race card just to make Hillary's campaign look like racists(Notable history proffessor at Princeton). You would also find out that he is an inspiring eloquent orator, you would find out that that accolade goes to his speechwriter. If you had heard that in Pennsylvania on Mar. 27
he declared that his foreign policy would return to that of Geo.H.W, Bush. I could go on, but you probably won't even air this.
ELLY Mt. Laurel, N.J.
What's to turn around? Hillary is just being Hillary. Lies and mis-representation is what these bafoons are all about. Like this is new stuff??
I'm honestly hoping she will steal the nomination from Obama so the Democrats will have the canidate that represents the left best...a lying, cheating, no ideas party. Just a bunch of window dressing that hides the ugly truth. Dishonesty is rampant in this canidate and the Democratic party as a whole....truth hurts!!
She can not turn this around. She can only prolong the end. I hope Obama wins in Pennsylvania so she can gracefully step aside and let us get on with the campaign against McCain.
Hillary Clinton has more votes than the media is giving her. Just where do you get your totals? I get mine from the polls that AOL takes weekly and Sen. Clinton is leading Obama 60% to40%. Why is it that no one on TV can give her a chance to win this nomination? Please tell me why you are pushing for Obama to win?
Every time I listen to Hillary Clinton speak all I can see and hear is her telling us about ducking sniper fire and how that poor woman was refused medical attention at the hospital, which also turned out to be incorrect and her attempt to excuse her behavior on Jay Leno by joking about sniper fire was Hillary at her all time worst.
If you can't trust a candidate during an election campaign then I have to conclude there is noway she can turn things around in time for any of the future primaries. Her multiple personalities are wearing thin. I can barely stand to listen to her anymore.
It's too late Jack. Penn should have turned the lights off on the way out.
It is too late for Hillary. When she lied about the sniper attack she said volumes. A mistake, what garbage. Nobody forgets getting shot at and nobody would make a claim like that having not been. So, when she answers the phone at 3am is she going to think we are being attacked, are the snipers going to be shooting at least in her mind. Is she going to be another President making wild decisions in a fantasy world? This was a very serious mistake and she has been getting a free ride over it. Just where has the press been, with her in la la land?
At this time there is nothing to turn around – most polls say she still wins Pennsylvania. She could win by the slimmest of margins and the headline won't be how Obama came back from 20+ points and almost won. Another New Mexico margin win will be touted as the poor little lady going up against the big money machine and winning! ..... Your question should really be "What does Obama need to do to push Senator Clinton out of the race.
Anything is possible. But just a few weeks ago Pennsylvania was a lock for Hilary Clinton. This is her state to loose, and she is losing it. Hilary is a fighter, even when her campaign is fighting itself. For the past few weeks Hilary has been comparing herself to Rocky Balboa. If my memory is correct, in the original Rocky, he lost in the end despite a gallant effort to Apollo Creed.
How many bad weeks must Hillary have before she admits its over, concentrate on the race for Governor of New York.
She could hire Karl Rove to run her campaign and get the Republicans to do TV adds for her to try and destroy Obama. That is if she could pay her bills. Rumor has it theat she owes Penn 2.5 million dollars. According to the hospital the woman who died did have insurance. I really feel sorry for the family and maybe they should file a suit against the Clintons to get some of their money, say 60 or 70 million. Where are the 2007 numbers, they are probably much higher and more illicit than the others?
She could turn it around by being the same, two-faced, underhanded, liar that she has always been. She could easily steal this primary from Sen. Obama, simply by being an extension of the Democratic establishment that cannot stomach ceding so much of its influence to those who historically have not had any.
The Superdelegate system is tailor made for a politician like her. Though she cries that Obama is acting undemocratic by linking him to calls for her to suspend her campaign, she herself is undemocratic by insisting that fraudulent contests in Florida and Michigan count at face value.
Can she do it? Of course...but it will not happen in the name of honesty. Rather, in the name of power, the party be damned.
She can talk about issues that affect us all. She can tell us how she'll influence the economy for the better, end our involvement in Iraq's civil war, better foreign relations, deal with Islamic extremists and other terror risks, and how she'll coerce insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare providers to put the health of the nation before obscene profits. She'll talk about more than dreams, and say more than "yes we can," "change" and forgo a bunch of nice-sounding, but empty and vague slogans.
I wonder how many (at least those working) blue collar workers in PA, NC and IN would like to donate 10% of their income (before taxes) to their own family library, and then be paid an administration fee to operate it. Then there's the non-existent pregnant woman in Ohio, And the Non-existent sniper fire in Bosnia, Then her self admitted ignorance of what Mark Penn was up to....This kind of political crap makes any of the Wright stories pale in comparison. OMG, the woman is already another Bush when it comes to deception and fabrication.
She can't turn it around, and for all the reasons you mentioned. Many voters who have been supporting her seem to be asking themselves if they really want a Democratic nominee with all of the baggage she has. Good grief she has repeatedly hammered us with this baloney that she gained vast amounts of experience while at Bill's side and yet she can't run an effective campaign. If she can't effectively run this campaign after 7 Bill Clinton campaigns for governor of Arkansas, two for president and her own two campaigns for senator then voters must realize she would make a gosh awful president. The really bad news is that she is also stuck with who she is and that is increasingly turning voters off. Unless Barack Obama really screws up she has no hope of turning things around at all.
Hillary is stuck without many options left. She has tried to appeal for the female 'victim' vote by appearing on Helen and playing the victim of all 'the boys' in politics. She's trying the comedy circuit again by appearing on Leno. Its becoming increasingly difficult for her to go extremely negative due to the increasing pressure for her to drop out and not sabotage the democrats chances in general. She needs to focus on the issues, quit lying and getting caught lying, and just hope there is some internal implosion from the Obama camp.
It seems that the Pennsylvania voters are suckers for the "underdog" in races of whatever kind. She can keep on claiming that everybody from the media to the local dogcatchers are picking on her and everybody wants to make her feel better. I hope the PA voters are more sophisticated than that but from the coverage, it seems the "poor li'l me" act works.
Hillary can ask Mark Penn's company to do another POLL to see what is the latest trend that will win her votes.
Apparently, the polls suggest that boycotting the China Olympics is an issue that win you some votes.
Or, she can try to run a honest and clean campaign for a change. Well, it might be too late for that, but maybe it win her back some credibility.
She can't turn this around so long as the spotlight is on her. Her only chance, as seen through past election results, is if she stoops to the all-too-accustomed political role of negatively attacking her opponent. But that's okay, because she assures us that all of this is "good for the Democratic Party" right? So go ahead Hillary, keep pretending like your Rocky.
Jack, there are so many questions about Hillary that it can legitimately be asked if we should hope she can't turn it around. Is she really against the Colombian free trade deal, or is this political expediency? Bill sure seems cozy with the Colombians. She was against the Dubai ports deal, but, if I remember correctly, Bill was advising the goverment of Dubai, trying to help get it passed. What happens in a Clinton administration when Bill wants one way and Hillary the other? Then there's the matter of the tax returns. Just what did Bill do to warrant $15 million from Burkle? Of more interest might be to know who gave to Bill's library and his foundation, and how much. Are there are a lot of political IOU's out that need to be paid? I'm not sure I want to take a chance on that.
I will venture a guess that she will tell some enormous lie like she did before Ohio. That way she can steal votes from Obama, continue to waste the country's time, and then later claim that she mis-spoke. If I lived in Ohio, I would be livid with Senator Clinton. Please everyone in PA, when she throws a kitchen sink at Obama, check before you vote that the sink is not actually her sink this time like it was with NAFTA.
Shut her squeeky trap for a week. I am so tired of hearing her speak and mostly what comes out is negative. I want to hear what all the candiates are going to do for this country.
She's running out of options fast, so she might as well consider pulling a "Tonya Harding". Bill should go undercover at an Obama rally, and when he's leaving the stage, introduce Obama's knee to his baseball bat. Then the media would have a real reason to call this race a "death match".
Jack, how can Hillary Clinton turn it around? Well, if the media would stop its nearly non-stop bashing of Clinton, looking for any and every little negative they can find or make up, then perhaps people would notice that Obama does misspeak, expands on the truth (professor of constitutional law, for example) and has played dirty politics since he began running for office. Maybe that would assist voters in making a better judgment as to who would best serve our country as President. Can you imagine what the press would do to Clinton if she belonged to a racist church for 20 years! And yet much of the media lets Obama pass without a wimper or seeks to explain away his membership and association with Rev. Wright.
Cafferty...throw the boiler at Barack, nothing to lose at this point.
I was raised on a farm and frequently operated a manure spreader.
If I ever go back to a farm and have a manure spreader, I'm going to name it Hillary.
Turnaround? She doesn't have to turn anything around. She will win nine of the next 10 contests. She will be the Democratic Party nominee and the next president of the United States.
There will be dancing in the streets!
Getting rid of Mark Penn was something Hillary should have done a long time ago. Unfortunately her campaign is troubled with the problem of not being able to tell the truth, first about sniper fire, now another mis-speak about a story of a woman being turned away from a hospital that for all accounts never happened. Does Hillary know how to tell the truth? If she had done that from the start, she'd be ahead of Obama now.
She can see the writing on the wall and begin posturing herself for the formible career she has ahead of her in the US Senate.
And she can choose finally to be the feminist she claims to be and divorce Bill.
Jack, Can she turn it around, or do some other outside events turn it around for her?
I think she has the correct strategy of staying in as a viable candidate and letting "another shoe to drop" on Obama. If that happens, then the Super-delegates, and probably a lot of the pledged delegates, will be forced to support her or concede the election to the republicans.
I personally wish this were not necessary; I would like to see Clinton as our Democratic nominee without the mess that would occur. However, I really believe that Obama is not electable in the general election, making Clinton our only chance to gain the white house this election cycle.
I believe time is working against Sen. Clinton between now and April 22. The Rev. Wright situation is now behind Sen. Obama and he can focus on his message and get in front of the people of Pennsylvania. Sen. Clinton is having too many distractions (i.e. Bosnia, tax returns, the hospital in Ohio story, Mark Penn, etc.) to be effective in front of people right now. I believe her credibility has taken a few major dings these past two weeks. As we begin to learn more about the Clinton finances, the more people will begin to have doubts and questions about her truthfulness and credibility.
She doesn't have much of a chance because you and the media aren't doing real reporting.You didn't show how she learned about this women that died.I really think there is more to this story than meets the eye.She never mentioned her name or hospital.
Jack how much money did you make last year,show your tax return.
All you ever do gush over Obama and snipe at Hillary.
She can continue to tell lies... and when she gets caught up in her lies, all she has to do is change the subject... she is good at it.
Like today and the China olympics... That gets the voters to forget about the real lies she is telling in her campaigns...
Pennsylvania blue collar workers will not be fooled like the Ohio voters were ... We now know the real Hilary -- I wonder how many more lies will come out of her mouth.
Anyone have some duct tape???????????
Obama is an empty suit!!!
I do not believe she can turn it around. Barack is narrowing the gap in PA, and it seems like only bad news is coming from the Hillary Camp. With Penn trumpeting trade agreements with Columbia, inaccurate stories about pregnant ladies dying without insurance, and dodging sniper fire, Mrs. Clinto is in too deep. People are starting to see this "Kitchen Sink" strategy first hand. Throw everything out there and see what sticks.
Jack, I think Hillary will do anything she can to turn this around and that in itself is whats going to sink her chances, desperate people do depeserate things. If I was her campaign manager I would address the American people with an apology for her lies deciept and come clean and MAYBE she could survive this downfall of public opinion>
Do you think the Clintons can use a few dollars from their 100 million surplus to pay the voters to believe in her in Pensnsylvania? If the money is there, I'm sure the election can be bought.
She could surprise everyone with clean, honest politics for the next three weeks. Heck, maybe I'd even be tempted to vote for her then.
Jokes on you Jack, Mark Penn is still working for the Clinton Campaign, and even took part in the daily conference call this morning. Just another lie I guess...
Unfortunately the only proven way to make a big enough impact in Pennsylvania is to go negative . Really negative .
Here comes another sink or maybe even a bath tub .
I also wouldn't be surprised to see James Carville come back in an official capacity now that Penn is gone .
She is doing great. Obama, who we thought about first, but decided on Clinton. He appears to 'like being in the news too much', and is too critical. We want someone, Clinton, who is more experienced. She is a strong person and will be a good president.
I do not think she can turn anything around. At this point, I think she should just bow out before the humiliation gets louder and closer.
What a joke her campaign has become, MSNBC just reported that she deceived us again by pretending to fire Mark Penn. All she did was just remove his official title but he still works full time for her.
Are Americans this gullible?
she can turn it around by telling more lies- her supporters love it..
Jack, I dont believe she can.. Maybe if she learns to tell the truth instead of lie or the difference between fact and fiction. Maybe she can spend some of that 109 million and go back to school and learn basic math. She will make more money after this primary as she can write a new book on how to not run a campaign so she does still have a future.
April in Austin Texas
How can Clinton talk about "Just words" in reference to Obama's speeches while her husband has made millions on in speaking engagements. Is it just words when she tells an unsubstantiated story about a woman turned away from a hospital in Ohio, or is it just words when she tells and writes about landing under sniper fire?" People should begin to realize that this is the least credible candidate running for president!
Why is nobody mentioning that her tax returns for the years 2002-2005 were ammended????? That's what took her so long to get them out. She was changing the numbers around. You can name anything as a speaking engagement. As we have seen this past weekend, what is done in the dark ALWAYS comes to light. She will not win this election. Probably won't win PA.
Haven't we heard this story a dozen times already? When does it get old... when does the ending ever change?
Aside from an unforseen Obama scandal I see no hope that Clinton will ever turn things around. This is called reality.
San Francisco, CA
I am sick and tired of hearing about the race card. I am white and I absolutely feel that whites are discriminated against more than blacks these days. They get the jobs, even if they're not qualified for them because our government says employers have to. Watch TV lately? That's all you see – black TV shows. So, go ahead Hillary – play the race card – and shout really really loud!!! Blacks aren't discriminated against – whites are!
Why give her a chance to lead United states of America if she can't manage her own campaign.
I am Hillary Clinton I will do anything to win or LIE trying. Check your facts Hillary before you offer up bogus heart wrenching stories. This story is even more creative than Bosnia. What more creative stories or should I say bad lies are we in store for next.
Obama would have to mess up really bad. Clinton would also have to start an enormous ad blitz starring Chelsea. She would also need to give a REALLY BIG SPEECH.
She finds herself in a situation where she is backed into a corner and now needs to reach out to us just like her current rival.
Now that her "experience" cheerleader (penn) is gone who is going to scream that message. This is not a good time to "startover". At this point she should keep her mouth closed and allow the people in PA to make their choice. It will probably save her some money........
It appears that the good people of Pennsylvania are embracing there role as "Closer" in this primary season, and will propel the party into general election mode. Thank you PA!
Matt in Austin, TX
Hillary can't turn it around. It's over. She's lost! Barack Obama will be our nominee. Clinton just can't accept it. in all fairness, if I'd bee told for 3 years that I was the heir apparent to the nomination, I'd have a tough time accepting it as well.
But that's where we are. Hillary has no shot at this nomination short of the superdelegates overturning the results of the vast majority of states, the popular vote AND the pledged delegate count. Clinton is not ahead in ANY category.
Clinton lost. She will be remembered for running an abysmal campaign. She will also be remembered for surrounding herself with the past. She made the same mistake her husband in 2000....just assuming that the country was just DYING for a 3rd Clinton term. Big mistake...and now she'll be Senator from New York for as long as she wants...but she will not be President of the United States!! her fault.
SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO BUT KEEP COUNTING ON THE IGNORANCE OF THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR HER ! She is a "congenital LIAR".
Hillary has cried, told fairy tales, fired staff when she should have fired Bill and now her tax returns support her as being rich, I don't think she can turn things around. Honesty and trust is a big issue confronting Hillary.
Man, am I tired of the stories: Bosnia, hospitals turning people away, top aides brokering free-trade deals that she's supposedly against. Hopefully, none of us is as stupid as Hillary thinks we are.
I live in Oregon, a registered republican. But I reregistered as a Dem this year, so I can vote for Obama in our primary. I certainly hope that Hillary gives it up before then, though.
the proverbial writting is on the wall for Mrs. Clinton.
Penn won't save her from the inevitable.
Drop out and go back to being the senator nobody cares about. Nobody checked her make believe stories when she was a senator because nobody cares. Does anyone see a pattern? Her Sniper fire story? The mother dying because she was refused health care? Her account of Northern Ireland? Her supporting the free trade agreement, her voting for the war? Her turnover of her taxes on MLK day and a Friday to boot. She is doing so bad I expect the hear about Obama's pastor any minute now. The only phone she should be answering at 3 in the morning is when Bill is calling her telling her he is working late again with a young intern
She can stop talking for a while. You don't hear much from Obama lately for a reason. He's taken his PR blows and he's successfully letting it blow over. Hillary keeps taking PR blows and doesn't know when to give it a rest!
How many turn arounds do you suggest? She has had more than any other candidate and she is no closer to the nomination than she was in February.
Also Penn has not left her campaign he was just demoted to advisor/pollster but still plays an active role...more Washington double talk.
Hilary said that "The primary is long job interview". Would someone please tell her the job interview is over and she didn't get the job. But we will call her if something else comes open like VP.
I'm not sure if Clinton can turn it around herself, but I think the only way she stands a chance is if the DNC agrees on a plan to seat Florida and Michigan's delegates...which would definitely be unfair, by the way.
She can stay the course or just look in the mirror and now know why that ambition alone was never action after all. Or, she can just sing John Lennon: "How can I go forward if I do not know which I facing."
Hillary Clinton does not have to "turn things arround" in Pennsylvania, SHE IS WINNING in PA. There is no doubt that she will take PA by a BIG margin and thus North Carolina and Indiana will follow. She has been on an steady climb (up) since Texas, despite all of your efforts. Get a life, Jack!
She can't win on the issues, by her own positive attributes, or by deflecting negative press (which she does quite well – she's got the most "experience" here – I'll give her that). Instead, she will have to literally destroy the reputation of someone in her own party by playing with voter emotion days before the election so that she's the "better" of two evils.
She doesn't play by the rules (plenty of examples) – watch for mud slinging and a cheap punch in about a week! (I only hope superdeligates see past these moves)
If there is a god, Hillary will lose Pennsylvania by double digits and get out of the race. She's becoming an embarrassment with her sniper story, NAFTA fibs, and hospital tales. Loved the photo op at the site where Dr. King was murdered, too – she shouldn't have grinned. How could she turn it around? Perhaps she could divvy up the family fortune and send checks.
Jack, for God Sake man, what's the number one rule in modern American politics: NEVER count out a Clinton., better these stories come out now than three days before an election. You lot in the media say she shouldn't win but that's not up to you, is it now? Most people seem to think she can't win, which I tend to agree with at the moment. If she does win well see rule number one.
Whatever happens I don't see smooth sailing for the Dems as a whole this election cycle. The ship doesn't look to sturdy at the moment and the captain stuck his head in the sand.
She can't turn things around as far as her quest for the presidency is concerned. But, what she could do is find a modicum of selflessness, withdraw gracefully, and throw all of her support behind Obama. She can still reverse the negative legacy she's creating for herself. Instead of being the individual to destroy the Democratic Party, she can become the power broker to help the party heal in time to capture the White House in November.
She should stage a rally with all the old nazi-feminists left from her glory days a Wellesley. That should go over big with the lunch bucket crowd in Pa.
Oh, well. There's always another soap opera right around the corner. Been one there since 1992, always will be one – just right around the corner. Ya' run out of Penns, there's always someone else, something else, something you exaggerated or forgot, or almost covered up, or didn't think mattered. Have faith.
About the money, Jack: I don't think one can buy enough votes, even with all that presidential profit. Any they criticized Reagan!
Start running some 527 on Rev. Wright, cast herself as the victim and take pot shots at Obama. Come up with some crazys statement or meeting that the Obama camp did that feeds right into the heart of PA voters. Of course this would all need to be done a few days before the election and since their is still two weeks until the election lets not get ahead of ourselves with what she is or isn't going to do. Or she could simply get on message and start winning voters over by having a superior platform, experience and policies. But that would probably be too difficult at this stage.
Well, she can always pick another 'story'.
NOTHING JACK. Suposse that she wins the ramaining states by a 55%-45% margin only losing North Carolina and Oregon 48% to 52% and seating the Florida and Michigan delegation in her favor 60% to 40% (368 delegates!!!), she can win Pennsylvania 65% to 35% and still lose the nomination to Obama. So again Jack, NOTHING.
Ricardo in Las Vegas, Nevada
Step one, get Jack Cafferty to stop making these inane posts about her. We get it Jack, you don't like her and fawn over Obama.
Step two, Maybe get the media to actually, I don't know, do their job and ask Obama some tough questions. What has he done to qualify him as president? Name a couple of his accomplishments... maybe subject him to the same level of hostility Hillary gets every day.
Step three, ignore all the 'two legs bad, four legs good' & 'yes we can' bandwagoners who say all manner of nasty things about her, but accuse her of running a 'kitchen sink' campaign.
Finally, just be yourself. I'd have voted for you purely based on the fact that you know how to get back up after taking a hard hit. Obama hasn't proven to me he can take that kind of punishment without crying.
She really can't turn it around for one reason – money!
Her ability to raise campaign funds has left her coffers bare while Obama continues to rake in huge sums.
Because of that the outcome is very simple and fully explained in 3 easy steps:
1) Politicans flock to money
2) Superdelagates are politicians
3) Obama ends up with more than 2024 delegates at the convention.
Ignore all of the media circus antics and get back to the real reason she is there, talk about the solutions she has to our economy, our healthcare and our foreign policy.
Integrity is a precious thing. It takes a lifetime to develop and just a few "misspeaks" to ruin it. The turn around the country needs is for the Obama camp to start approaching the pledged delegates of Hillary Clinton.Now that we know that there was no "Sniper Fire", Soccer Team, or Hospital rejection of a pregnant mother. I'm sure alot of those pledged delegates would like to reconsider who they think would be the best president. Hillary brilliantly brought it to our attention that the pledged delegates are not really pledged , however I don't think she considered that the flow of pledged delegates could go both ways.
Jack, she can't make up ground: the more she stays in a state race, the more the public sees her up close an personal, the more Obama's organization gets traction, the more ground she loses. She's cooked. She's fried. She's done. It's over. Losing ground in races she was supposed to win convincingly is a trend that's gone on for the last three months. She peaked six months ago and thought she could rest on her laurals. Sorry to say, Hillary, it's not gonna happen!
She is already turning it around. Check the national tracking poll numbers. She personifies competence and Obama personifies rhetoric.
The only turn around she should be considering at this point is salvaging her image. I think Hillary might be a good person (i dont know for sure) but she sure plays dirty politics and her win-at-all-cost approach has left a bitter taste in everybody's mouth. All Obama needs to do to starkly contrast himself with her further is just to initiate/make the first approach to her campaign for a peaceful resolution of the michigan/florida debacle. This will elevate him further as a uniter and a statesman and will further cleanse him from the remnants of the kitchen sink thats been thrown at him.
Must have a big win in Pennsylvania... she needs to get back to PA andf campaign like her life depends on it. Oh, and bring Bill back bc we really love him.
It has been one exaggeration after another. She did peace in Ireland, created CHIPS and pushed it through congress, had nothing to do with NAFTA when Bill was in office, duck and cover from sniper fire, was against the war before Obama and now health care stories; were does it all end ? Will she exaggerate facts if she get in office ? Sounds like the same problem we got with Bush. Hillary Clinton is running her campaign in the ditch, lets hope she does not take Obama with her. It’s all but over for Clinton. There is nothing that Clinton can do to turn things around. For good of the party she should drop out.
A strong win in Pennsylvania for starts and some proof she has her ship(campaign) back in shape & ready to go full steam ahead again from here on out & with no more blips/exaggerations on the horizon.
Jack, this is becoming disgusting and repetitive. Would you, along with the rest of the biased media, stop bashing this women? Are you afraid that she would bring real change, not just some rambling about hope? Mrs. Clinton is just re-telling the story as she was told from the sheriff, she did not lie or misspeak. Back off, this women has already gone through enough scrutiny for one life time.
Jack – It's funny how Clinton's campaign will best be remembered for gross ineptitude, internal conflict, and mistake after mistake (race-baiting, lack of Post-Super Tuesday plan, Solis-Doyle, Bosnia-gate, Penn-Columbia deals). Can you say meltdown? Except it's not the quick-collapse variety. It's the slow, drawn-out meltdown. The type that makes you feel the pain longer than you need to. The type that will have Democrats and their supporters spending millions over the next 3-4 months on fighting an internal fight that's already over instead of spending money on winning in November.
There is no way she can turn things around. She can only delay the inevitable – that Barack Obama will be the Democratic Presidential nominee.
There is no turning back now. It's too late for Hillary to turn things in the right direction by making big changes in her strategic organization & by abandoning the negative campaigning. There is just not enough time for her to be able to recover for her past sins. She and Bill have already set their character in stone. People know them by their judgement, their mis-truths, and their White House scandals. It's just too late to try to show a better face at this point. The VERY best she could do is to be a team player and give her support to Obama.
marie in sc
It is not Hillary who can turn this thing around – it is Pennsylvania, Indiana, and North Carolina Democrats that can turn this thing around. They can stop the damage Hillary has been doing to the Democratic Party by voting for Obama. She has turned a cakewalk (which was originally supposed to be for her), into a dogfight in November with one of the worst campaigns ran in recent memory. How could she run the best country in the world when it facing some of the most tumultuous times in 40 years? Please PA, IN, and NC, use your best judgment and help this race end so that the party can unify behind Obama and shore up America's future.
She cannot turn this around unless she goes "nuclear" and dstroys Obama (as well as her chances) for the presidency.
I fully expect her to do that just before the vote as she lags further behind in a "Hillary or Nobody" move.
People are beginning to have serious trust issues with Hillary, so her only option is to deflect attention away from herself and to portray Obama as the less qualified. I'm not sure how she would do this over the next two weeks, but I wouldn't be surprised if she goes very negative, especially right before the 4/22 primary.
She can always call upon her friends at Saturday Night Live to help her out on Saturday 4/19, but that won't create as much of a stir this time around. She's running out of options.
First and foremost, Mark Penn has been demoted, not "fired" or "booted". This morning and afternoon Penn is still doing conference calls. As I understand it, Penn will no longer be a paid adviser, but his firm will continue to do polling for Hillary's campaign.
Hillary is still expected to win Pennslyvania, and the question for everyone, including the media, is by how much? If Hillary wins Pennslyvania period, Hillary's campaign will tout big-state successes as reasons to be the nominee. If Obama loses by less than 10pts and shows that he has "eaten" into Hillary's base, then among the Obama campaign and the uncommitted superdelegates Pennslyvania will be seen as a draw. If Obama loses Pennslyvania by less than 10pts, Pennslyvania will be out of the news cycle within three days after the primary. North Carolina and Indiana will take center stage as Hillary campaign busters.
She can turn it around by borrowing a leaf from Obama, be more authentic, real and genuine. Everyone understands she is just a 'cosmetic' politician. Obama does not exploit this opportunity as she did when Obama's aide slipped before Ohio! If it were Obama, she would be celebrating...She can only turn things around by humility and borrowing a leaf from this inspiration leader of our time, Obama.
She will win in Pa, Pa is kinda like WV in its ways. Also i got a feeling Rendell has something he is up 2. The guy does more campaigning for her than Hillary does
The only way she can turn it around is if the media becomes more balanced in its coverage. Obama's "mistakes" are buried while Clinton's are the headline of every news story. The press is not doing its job....unless that is, its job is to secure Obama the nomination.
She can only turn this around if she steps down and then support Obama to win in November.
Obama is within 7 points in PA, according to the polls. Hillary needs to win this state by double digits in order to have a slim chance for the nomination.
And now her "brain" has left her, and she's going to pretend that it's no big deal.
But what about her donors? Do they think it's a big deal? What about the superdelegates? Will they jump ship if the wheels come off? There's nothing she can do. Anything that happens now is out of her hands. Obama might implode, and she'd be OK. But there's nothing she can do now, because there's not enough time left to re-shape her message.
If she can make a strong showing in the late primaries, and fight Obama's systematic voter-suppression and disenfranchisement campaigns in Michigan and Florida, she will be sitting even with Obama in June. If she can keep Obama from reaching the required delegate count then she can pull this thing into the convention where much wiser people will hopefully realize Obama's emptiness compared with her experience.
I still can't believe "democrats" support a man who is trying to keep millions of votes from being counted just because they voted for his opponent! Obama is a disgraceful, racist, lying, shady used car salesman who is riding the votes of the ignorant and pulling the wool over the eyes of our dying party.
If not Hillary, then I'm not voting in November.
Hillary 08! YES SHE CAN!
Unless what Bill Clinton keeps saying that we have two great Dems to choose from isn't true, I see no problem with coalescing around OBAMA as he is the current frontrunner. We will have to choose one eventually. Hilary can try again in 4yrs.
Hillary can just let Obama keep on talking, because the more he talks the deeper he digs his well. Obama clains he taught constitutional law for 10 years, well he must not have been paying attention in class and was having a I have a dream moment. During his speech recently he failed to mention that in 1711, 65 years before the Declaration of Independance was signed, our white founding fathers passes legislation outlawing slavery, but their law was overturned by the British Crown. He also failed to mention in 1688, the Mennonite Quakers (white folks) of Germantoen, Pennsylvania passed an anti-slavery resolution. This was the first formal protest against slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Had Obama seized the opportunity to emphasized that our nation as a whole never endorsed slavery, that would have narrowed what he called: the CHASM OF MISUNDERSTANDING THAT EXIST BETWEEN THE RACES.
I'm voting for Hillary on May 6th in the NC primary, my husband and twin 18 year old sons seem to be leaning towards Obama (Their Bumper stickers and Tshirts would suggest this). It is voters like me that will turn things around for Hillary if they are to be turned around. If not, we've got a great back up plan!
There is one more story out there to attack Obama on even if its not true but i could take creditability away just enough so she can win. Its sad to say that but it going to happen, Freedom of speech can be deadly
Ear transplant! Obviously Team Clinton has Tin Ears! Mark Penn still on conference call to reporters today? Letting months pass before heading to Kinkos to copy tax returns? Telling voters in twenty plus states their votes don't count? Calling presumptive democratic nominee unqualified to be commander in chief? And some make fun of Barack's ears?
She can turn things around by doing what she's always done...creating her own rules, breaking them when necessary...then creating more. According to Clinton, "every vote should count or you're disenfranching voters"...but wait: Swiping at Obama's pledged delegates, as she's reportedly trying to do in North Dakota (of all places, is she desperate or what?) even though thousands of people are REPRESENTED via those delegates, seems to be ok with her conscience. Got it, Hillary. Never thought of everything that (read your) way. You're saying it's gonna get ugly.
Jack, I love your book, I am writing you in a my choice, You can't screw this up any more than the professional politicains can. Besides, you know what the word economy means. Hats off to Jackj
It is impossible for Sen. Clinton to turn it around because of one reason; time. Time is the worse thing for the Clinton campaign. The more Pennsylvanians start to learn about Sen. Obama and the change his campaign represents, the more difficult it is for her to gain momentum. So, as time goes on, her lead will continue to diminish. For example, Sen. Clinton went into Texas with a double-digit lead but only won by a small margin. Her chances to turn things around will diminish even further considering her latest “misspeaks” about Bosnia, the pregnant woman without insurance issue, and her inability to manage her campaign and the people associated with it (namely Mark Penn). Therefore, an argument for her to “turn things around” is not a compelling one.
YES !!! As soon as people wake up .. remember when you were 5 years old and your mother read you Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme's? That's what Obama is doing now, so wake up people, they don't come true...
I live in Pittsburgh. I get no sense from anyone that Obama will be within 10 points of Clinton. No one I know has either been polled, or is going to vote for Obama. That being said, the bases are entrenched, and PA looks a lot like Ohio. You do the math.
I think she needs to learn a thing or two about charisma and personality from her husband. Then she will stop shooting herself in the foot.
As far as her constituency is concerned, she needs to start private organizations to help out the people and causes she says are so dear to her. With as much money as she makes she can make a much bigger impact than doing the normal 10% in donations. She can leverage her name and put legitimacy behind her statements that she can not only do it by politics but by private means as well.
But this is something that is done over time or something she should have been doing previously. Maybe she can go back and do this and make another run in 4 years.
Simple Jack........Hillary can stop lying!
She has major credibility problems.The latest revelation about her aide lobbying for a Columbia free trade deal is just a forgone of what a Hillary presidency would be.Double speak and self serving.
Nothing, there is more bad news to come. Recent interviews that expand on her actual Bosnian involvement that indicate she was against trying to stop the genocide because she didn't want the attention taken away from her healthcare plan, as well as newer rumors of dishonesty beyond the snipers and NAFTA.... (Google – Zeifman Hillary....)
END HER CAMPAIGN...get behind Obama...and urge her supporters to do the same!
This is typical of the media – she is ahead in the polls – there is nothing to turn around.
If Obama was ahead in the polls the title would be "Obama still ahead!"
Even when she is ahead the media implies she is not.
She can't Jack. Its now a one way Obama train all the way to White House.
Jack, I don't really think that she can turn things around at this time, because her negatives are climbing everyday and we all discover that she does not have experience as she is claiming. Too much turmoil in her camp. All she can do now is to step out of this race with dignity before it is too late.
Just got back from England. When some Brits found out I was from the USA they became excited and wanted to discuss the primary. The first question was " Are they going to let her steal this race from him"? They have been following this campaign with great interest and were well informed. I can't see how Hillary can survive this last weekends reports unless it boils down to race and not truth, the sentiments expressed in Great Britain.
This long campaign is having the unintended effect of revealing all the shortcomings of Hillary, her rough style, her opportunistic philosophy and her trustworthiness. It is helping Obama. She's getting to be his best aid. The American voter is "getting" it, as are the Super Delegates. So, as an Obama supporter, I say: "KEEP AT IT, HILLARY!"
Jack I do not think she can ""turn this around "And all she seem to me is to be able to talk in circles.
And what do the citizans in Pennsylvania think of all the money the Clintions have earned and invested in forgien investment. How much has been invested in the USA job creating companies?
Her leadership of her campain staff,mis-speak ,Bill mouth control, her nasty/nice personality twiching. She just can not stay on her message, no matter how many talk/HA HA shows she goes on.
It is about the war, jobs ,poverty ,education and yes Hope for the future.
I am not inspired to follow her leadership for all her experience she is just to wobbly, and stumbles to much for me .
She can't...as long as you and the other media jackals play your role as good little Obamatons.
You don't get it. Your constant attacks on Hillary only make her stronger and only make many of us wonder what you and Obama are hiding.
Jack, remember New Hampshire! Remember California, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Remember Ohio and Texas. Remember how you and the other media Obamatons all reported Obama winning.
So far Obama has blown every opportunity to win the nomination.
But you Obamatons are going to keep working overtime to give it to him. Is this your idea of reparations?
I don't know about turning it around, but she will certainly survive these instances like she did many others. She will live to die another day.
She can easily turn things around by divying up that 109 million she & Bill has banked to those essential working-class voters in Pennsylvania she so desperately wants to help out.
Hillary could turn things around if the media, like you, Jack, stops commenting issues that do not affect her as a candidate. She is more than qualified to become our next president. If they made a lot of money, so what? it was all legally done and paid plenty of tax dollars! Also, gave plenty to charity, much more than others! And most of all... it is good that she has made and administered well her money, this means she might be able to fix our economy!!!
Give women a chance, especially a great one as Hillary!
Mecca from Puerto Rico
Hillary needs to stop being a politician, and start being a person. That's why so many folks are enamored with Obama, they feel he is real, that his speeches are not an act. We've seen moments in this campaign where Hillary has been real, but then the politician comes back and washes those away.
As a person, Hillary really is loved. As a politician though, I'm not so sure. She needs to stop making up stories, and connecting with people again. In her "do anything to win" type strategy, that has been forgotten.
I don't know Jack ! Maybe she should start checking the fact's before she start's speaking? Like she read the NIE before she cast her vote!
OOP"S that's right she didn't read it ! hmmmm!
Sorry Jack I Got Nothing
Every news story I see, it seems like, is Hillary going on the offensive, and Obama going on the Defense. Or something bad is happening with Hillary's staff. Or some bigwig is endorsing Obama, and Clinton people feel shocked and betrayed.
Hillary needs to stop looking like she's a bully, she needs to stop hiring bad staff, and she needs to stop throwing a fit when other people endorse Obama. And she needs to reign in the people around her who do these things more than she does, because ultimately they only end up making her look bad.
Basically, Hillary needs some stellar P.R. to make her look good, instead of trying to make Obama look bad.
She should focus on her strength – policy, and more specifically the economy! We are all feeling the effects of the recession right now and it would great to hear some of her creative solutions, which she has many.
The Obama campaign's vicious attacks on Clinton may divide the party and bring her down in the polls a little, but she will swing right back. It's hard to believe people have forgotten about Obama's lifelong intimate involvement with his racist and anti-patriotic spiritual advisor, but they have. If they can do that, people can certainly move on from Clinton campaign glitches too.
New York, NY
Drop out of the race, save face and perhaps people will remember the Clintons in a good light. If she plays her cards right, perhaps there can be a position for her in an Obama white house.
It doesn't seem as if there's much Hillary can do. However, I've learned never to count her out. I'm hoping, though, that she'll exit this race gracefully instead of continue to try to capture the nomination by changing her opinions based on how it will positively affect her. I truly can't see how anybody can consider Senator Clinton credible after all of her "misspeaking," "misshearing," "misstepping," etc., etc. I'm not so naiive as to think that there's a politician out there who is above some of this. However, I believe that Senator Obama has proven himself more willing to take the high road over and over. He's proven himself and now deserves the opportunity to start focusing on winning the White House.
She can't. Does anyone really believe that there are some new facts about her or her policies that she can reveal to make voters like her more? Not at this stage in the game. And having been unable to increase her own popularity, she instead focused on trying to reduce Obama's. But that, too, has failed; voters have not responded kindly to the politics of personal destruction this year.
The only option left is for her to, somehow, score some kind of phenomenal knockout in the remaining debate before PA. However, if she hasn't been able to do that yet in the first 20 debates, it is highly improbable that she will be able to do so in the next one.
It's the 4th quarter, she's down by 20 with no time outs and only 2 minutes remaining. Now it's all about letting the clock run down.
Um, I don't think much can be done. In fact, if she keeps having supporters in her campaign drop out because they are louses, then so be it. I mean, how can people even think of voting for someone who picks people like Penn to be her closest advisers.... I find it very scary and, frankly, disheartening that she might even have a chance at the presidency.
Turn around, Ha! She'll be trunning over in her political grave after the Pa. Primary. The truth about Mark Penn put the last nail Hillary's campaign coffin for any member of a Labor Union. She's a "Has Been" who really was a "Never was". Reading, PA
Jack as usual you're right on the money with this question-The answer, I don't believe that Clinton can turn it around. She has invariably slung mud, the kitchen sink, played the gender and race cards, mispoke on various occassions and now the Colombian Trade debaucle with Mark Penn. It would appear all of her negative chickens are now coming home to roost. Nothing quite like Karma. Perhaps I should have reworded the chickens coming home to roost comment, someone might accuse me of attending the ex Reverend Wright's Church and I absolutely do not.
The longer the contest goes on the less likely it will happen. Furthermore. After fridayks release of the tax returns I don't think the proud hard working PA voters will identfy as strongly with her. See you in 2016!
Senator Clinton could turn it around for our nation and the world by losing graciously and showing that her comment in the debate about "being honored to be in this race with Senator Obama" wasn't just part of a public relations campaign. If she could have won, she would have done it already. She had everything going for her early. Time has run out on her and now she and the former President should go gracefully off into the sunset. Well, she can't go really off into the sunset yet, since she is my senator. If she shows class on the way out, people will forgive her nastiness in this primary contest, but if she takes this to the convention and continues the contrariness, it will not only ruin the party but taint the whole political process for a generation. Why shouldn't this new generation of voters have an opportunity to hope and change the world for the better?
I think she is doing fine.
Only an Obama supporter would think/hope she is somehow down.
You're bias is showing................
This goes back to her management skills. As a senator she is not in charge of anything. Her campaign is the largest organization she has ever managed. And she has failed miserably in choosing key personnel. How can we trust her to have the right 'judgment' to run the country?
Hillary has given this a good attempt, but she made the fatal flaw of underestimating the American public. Only when she needs Florida and Michigan has she become such an impassioned supporter of their right to vote. She didn't realize when she AGREED that they wouldn't count that the American Public would choose Barack Obama. Now she is placing all the blame on Barack because they didn't come through for her and crying foul play because he has and always will play by the rules. Hillary is not only going to lose this election, but she is really sabotaging all chances of future electibility with her insistence on the system being tailored to make her win against the rules. I mean John McCain is proving that you can still be well in your 70's and running. She could go for it again in 8 years. She really needs to think long-term.
She can throw the kitchen sink again.
There's one problem though, the last time she threw it, the water was really soapy-but then Obama threw some Downy or was it Snuggle on it.
Everything that has happened recently in the Clinton campaign is only the beginning of the end for her. Sure there a bunch of diehards but even they won't be able to stop this tidal wave from smashing her hopes of winning the nomination. You just don't lie about getting shot at by sniper fire with your child in tow. ou don't lie about the record of your vote to authorize war by trying to say that we should only consider what happened at the start of 2002. And even then you can't get away with false claims. You go after every little item about your rival but don't bother to check as to whether a stump speech claim received second hand was even true. Now Clinton will grasp after straws. This olympic thing is the first of what no doubt will be several more to come. Issues she has no credibility in what so ever! The games aren't a political pawn for your election hopes. A totally unsubstantiated claim about Obama is sure to be right around the corner. Oh, I almost forgot! She's lied already saying he was responsible for Michigan's votes not being counted. She sound so high-schoolish. A fraud campaign like a paper bag can't hold water very long. The difference this time was that there were two bags. Bill was the other one.
She can dig in her kitchen sink. Maybe there is a way of twisting some event against Obama and hopefully, the truth won't be found out untill after the PA primaries.
She can also play the race card or elaborate on the gender card she just started (It takes her longer to make up).
It does not really matter anymore what the people think of her tactics because the only way she can get the nomination is by character assasination of Obama.
And if the Dems loose in November because of that, just too bad...
...Smart, London UK
A vote for Hillary Clinton means never having to say you're sorry (or wrong) to the citizens of the United States of America and the people of the world.
You are selling Mrs. Clinton short – just you wait!!!
I'm not sure that she can turn it around because to do so, she would have to tell the truth and be honest with her prospective voters/supporters and I'm not sure that she knows how. Also, I believe that the truth would reveal that she does not have the character and integrity necessary in our next Presient of the United states
The old axiom states, "To get different results you must do something different." Hillary must do something she has never done before: she must find out exactly who she is – deep down inside; and upon this revelatory self-examination, she must do the other HUGE thing she's never done before: TELL THE TRUTH AND LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY!
Maybe Mark Penn quit because of all of that sniper fire?
Jack, it will be easy for Senator Clinton to bounce back . All she has to do is connect with an old biblical proverb that states "The Truth Will Set You Free". In other words stop farbicating and be who she is and speak cleary to the "American People" around the real issues. I hope that she does this sooner than later because there is still time for her and Senator Obama to be on the same ticket. Never thought I would say that; but my take is we need them both. A visionary/Executive make a good combination for the country and the world.
"Turn it around" you ask? How about a time machine? How about some chemical agent that would erase the memory of a public that has heard one(hundred) too many lies from Hill and Co.
I'm a PA voter and I can't wait to cast my ballot for Obama while simultaneously casting Hillary out of this race...and hopefully public life altogether. She has been disingenuous throughout this contest and many people (like myself) have had enough.
Based on the delegate math, there's really no way she can turn it around unless Obama has a major blunder. Although she will probably win Pennsylvania, Obama will probably win North Carolina by a bigger margin, whcih will result in a negligible net change in the delegate differential. The other remaining states will not break too big either way in total.
Of course, my opinion is based on everything being on the up-and-up (which, as we've all seen before, is not always the Clinton method).
You know Jack, I hear a lot of people stating that this process is taking too long and that Clinton should drop out. Don't they know that these primaries were slated to run until June?
Although Obama, at this time, has more delegates, it's obvious that neither candidate will have enough delegates to clinch the nomination by the time the convention comes around, it has to go all the way. There are still ten primaries to go, and in spite of all the opinions out there, news media included, the tables could turn. I don't think that anyone can accurately predict the outcome of this election. Stranger things have happened.
Let this primary run it's course, I don't think that it will hurt either candidate in the long run. Once the nomination is in place, I believe that the dems will unite and take the presidency in November.
Hillary's campaign has been sinking faster for the past couple of weeks. Even if she was not caught in another big lie this week, there is not enough time for her to turn things around.
Bow out gracefully.....
Bob in PA clearly doesn't understand how polls work, or statistics.
She will win in PA because she will prove, once again, that she is the most viable candidate. Obama is a light weight politician with a motto, and he leads a certain Faux Ideology that won't put food on America's table. Aunt Mable in Pleasant Gap can see how things are, and she will vote with experience. Aunt Mable has millions of friends in Pennsylvania - Americans who know the value of experience verses the excitement of pleasantly spoke rhetoric.
To turn around her campaign she would need a 'meaningful' change of direction...John McCain has learned that he cannot beat Barack by playing games or tearing him down he is steadily developing his maverick, honest tell you even if you don't like what I say perception so when the election comes around people will have a choice of either McCain the straight talker or Obama the honest hopester and let the chips fall where they may...Clinton is still playing the old fashioned one upmanship game and I don't think she realizes that she is in that game by herself.
In the end her best chance is to copy McCain. Be the same as Barack and hope 'Blue Collar' voters like a more familiar version.
PS: This is the only way to beat Barack but to do this you must first be likeable...Obama is likeable, even McCain is somewhat likeable...Is Hillary Clinton likeable...
Maybe that race was finished before it started?
I think we should just wait and watch. I thought she was going to lose New Hampshire by double digits, I thought she would lose Nevada, California, New Jersey, Massachuessettes, Ohio and Texas. I also didnt think she would get walloped in South Carolina or Wisconsin or many of the other states.
Now its entirely possible that she doesn't have any more magic tricks in her bag, but I'm not giving up on her now. The only poll that matters is the one on election day.
She doesn't need to do anything, except hope that her base of so-called "white blue collar workers" stay as they are....... behind the times and racially biased.
Imagine the benefits Hillary and the party would reap if she endorsed Barack Obama. Her reputation and integrity would be back (maybe even better than before). The party would have a starting point of unification and McCain would be in trouble come Nov.
What's to turn around except the biased talk show hosts? Read this from Ramussen site:
"If the Democrats were to allot their current state delegate totals in a winner-take-all format, Clinton would actually have a significant delegate advantage. Despite having won only 14 recognized contests to Obama's 30, Clinton would currently have a 120 (1738 to 1618) total delegate lead and a remarkable 167 (1427 to 1260) pledged delegate lead. These numbers give Texas' "prima-caucus" delegates to Clinton and do not include Florida, Michigan or the 693 total delegates and 566 pledged delegates still to be won in the next few months. "
So who should step down now is simply a matter of who determines the game rules. Hillary will have the popular vote when all is said and done and when you really look at the board, the choice of the people is Clinton. If you consider the electoral process the choice remains Clinton. So get to the truth, Cafferty.
She should lie a little better than she did before. "Words are cheap" – isn't what she said before?
She can't turn it around, who would vote for a person to be our Comander In Chief that cannot remember being under sniper fire but explained it so well while on the stump. Or cast your vote for a person who didn't think to validate the pregnant woman story. I don't see any integrity, good judgement or trustworthiness in Hillary Clinton anymore – which is very dissappointing.
The Clinton Campaign is flailing about. Bill's 50 million dollar speaking fees will not help. The folks who paid that money will be expecting a return on their investment. Though if Bill is worth that kind of money maybe his golden tongue can turn the voters of Pennsylvania on. Ouch! There is inuendo there and I didn't even mean there to be.
Hillary Clinton can't change Jack. She's playing the way politics of old has always been played. Her lies fit right in with other notable quotes from the past 16 years. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" or "There ARE weapons of mass destrutction in Iraq." The majority of people in this country have had enough of these lies, and would like this country to move forward with a new type of leadership.
One that will not look us all in the eye and lie without blinking.
The problem is that Hillary can't be given the benefit of the doubt anymore. There are too many lies, mis-speaks, mistakes, untruths, exagerations and too much incompetence!
Hillary is the problem and the solution!!!!!!! If we don't elect Obama
then we deserve whatever we get. If she was truly interested in what is decent and right she would bow out and give the party time to heal
Jack, The only way Mrs Clinton can win is for the American people to get realistic . America was ready to put racism in the past in this democratic election, But after Mr. Obamas affiliation with a racist church for over 20 years , He has absolutely no chance to win the general election. Nobody knew of these incidents just a few weeks ago. It makes you wonder what we will find out next. If Mr. obama wins the democratic election , The chances of a democrat or a black to become president are ancient history.
Easy, shes gotta wait 3 days before the PA primary and put out another commercial playing on the public's fears. Thats how she pulled off a narrow win in TX and upped margin of victory in Ohio so why not go back to her winning Rove-like strategy. Also it wouldnt hurt if she schedules a press conference and this time with Ed Rendell behind her nodding she can shout "shame on you" Barack Obama for reducing my lead in PA.
There are many tricks up the Clinton sleeves...kitchen sink, tears, lies, etc. I'm sure she'll pull one of these out of the hat to turn things around.
Missouri City, Texas
Anybody vote her mean Lying is OK
ready on day 1 to Lie
As long as Obama shows that he is non-committal his following diminish.
Clinton took a stand with regards to boycotting the Olympic Opening Ceremony and in true Obama form, he will not commit. His inexperience to make a decision will come back and bite him in the butt and will make the adult supporters question their support.
If Hillary Clinton were to win 65% of the popular vote of the rest of the states, she still would fall short of a delegate lead. Hillary, it's over!
By "it" do you mean her campaign bus?
Because I think the only way to do that would be to take the nearest EXIT!
Jack, Hillary needs to get out now. . . . . The handwriting is on the Wall. She Cannot WIN! ! ! !. The longer she stays in the worse she look. I'm beginning to feel sorry for her and that's bad .
President Obama 08
I think Hillary Clinton better start getting her stories straight if she wants to turn things around in the coming weeks ahead. The real truth is catching up with her since she's been weaving a trail of deceit and lies on her campaign trail. Bill Clinton should talk about Obama's fairytale while his wife has been telling a few fairytales. Well, if Hillary Clinton looses in the primaries she always has a job telling stories at the Clinton Library.
She will make it! She will be a good president!!
What she is failing at is running her campaign as an example of how she would run the country.
Obama has no business experience but he is able to raise funds, pay bills, keep his "employees" happy, etc. he may not be doing it personally but he has hired the right people to do the job professionally. And he has remained cool, calm and collected through out the primaries.
Clinton, on the other hand, also has no business experience, but has been unable to raise the funds she needs, loaned her campaign money, has unpaid bills, had "employee" disputes and obviously has had to change her top people several times. And she has moved all across the the emotional map during the primaries.
When compared in this light, who would you want running the country?
Edited from previous (grammar):
Hillary Clinton has to do what Al Gore failed to do during his campaign, remind America that times were good, if not great, under President Clinton’s administration. She needs to remind us that the economy was growing, we had a balanced budget, a surplus, and for the most part, the rest of the world loved us. Israel’s Rabin and Palestine’s Arafat were shaking hands. People were making money. Instead of distancing herself from her husband, she needs to make people remember there were better times.
Finally, she must remind us that CHANGE is not always an improvement, but that America and the world were in better shape under the Clintons' watch, and it can be once again under a Clinton presidency.
Truth or consequences! Hillary appears to detest the truth, fear it, and go to any length to avoid it. This is her pentultimate flaw, one which bites her repeatedly where she lives-"in the public eye." Psychologicaly perhaps there is a deep seeded belief that who she is , is just not enough; and that the only way to insure likeability is to repackage the facts. In psychiatric terms this is called a reframe. The problem is that the reframe is colored by what we fear most. So for hillary, a core belief of inadequacy may mannifest itself by constant shifting of positions, routine opting out of truth telling (lying), and projecting her own lies onto others.(externalizing and blaming others). This had nothing to do with gender, but everything to do with knowing and liking yourself, your "REAL SELF." Weither or not you support Barack, you do get a strong sense that he knows himself, and is comfortable with who he is. This is what allows him to be straight forward and direct in confronting issues. He is a much better candidate than she has the capacity to be.
Stop the lie and start telling people the truth.
ONLY THE TRUTH
She can promise to pay off her campaign debt with her riches. That way she will pay all the Mom and Pop companies she hasn't been paying (as reported food bills, motel bills, etc) and that will reduce her and Bill's income. So with only $108 million left she can tell the not too comprehending people in PA that she is middle class and feels thir pain. Yeah right.
The Armegeddon option: Hire Karl Rove. He'll have pics of Obama with a white call girl cursing America just 3 days before the PA primary.
Other than that type of deal with the devil, she can only pray Obama screws up.
Los Angeles, CA
To Hillary the nomination is her birthright! She would do anything she possibly could to win it. Now she lied to Ohioans about Nafta, she lied to ohioans about the pregnant woman, she lied to the middle class about ! what then can she do to win the nomination.
I think who ever deserves the nomination would get it but fowl plays are not welcome. We are Americans, we can't be fooled!
For starters she can realize that she's doing more damage than good, admit defeat to Barack Obama, and quit the race. That would be a great turn around for the Democratic Party.
Senator Clinton seems to have damaged her chances of ever being the Democratic nominee, due to a series of blunders, and miscalculations, and now with her chief strategist revealing that he has met with Columbian officials over an issue, that speaks of hypocrisy. It is time Mrs. Clinton called it quits and do the more dignified task of uniting the party and supporting Obama, come November.
Neither one of the candidates can clinch the nomination and Hillary has more superdelagates so I think that Hillary has a good chance of turning things around.
We need to rewrite the constitution:
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal (unless they reside in Florida or Michigan)...
For the good of the party and to give the Democrates a better chance of winning in November she should retire with dignity and grace. Other than that start telling the truth.
Shouldn't you turn the question around?
Obama is raising unheard of amount of money.
He swept through Super Tuesday.
He is getting endorsements....
1) he is losing in Pennsylvania
2) he cannot get enough delegates to win before the convention in August
3) the campaign can't get rid of the ghost of Reverend Wright
Isn't it time he got out of the race? It is clear he doesn't have what it takes to get the nomination.
If he can't win Pennsylvania he won't win in November
Shes going to play the female card again and again. Either that, or she'll unleash some BS claim right before the primary in an attempt to skew things her way. All she can do is play dirty Jack. Head to head against Obama in any other category and she loses.
She can't.We have had enough.She can't be trusted in my opinion.
Jack, The problem is not Hillary as much as it is the news media scrutinizing every last minuet detail of the candidate in question. We all have skeletons in our closets but when you run for office of any sort they are there for the world to see. That doesn't make them any less able to do the job. Imagine if we all were scrutinized for all the missteps we've taken in our lives Where would we all be? If nobody took a chance on our imperfect souls how would we feed our families? Put a roof over our heads, or have clothing for our children to wear. We live in a imperfect world with imperfect people. Hillary is doing just fine it's the media that needs to turn it around and focus on the issues that are important to the American people.
Why hate Senator Clinton? She's no monster. Why hate Senator Obama? He's not an empty suit. He's probably accomplished more than many of the bloggers hating him. Both of these candidates have served the United States; at least respect that. Senator Clinton needs to admit that she made a mistake by not fully confirming the accuracy of the pregnant woman story. Unfortunately, admitting to a mistake is a hard thing for the senator to do (which is a negative against her). As far as the Clinton income, no crime was committed. People want jobs and I think they care more about who will focus on that. A lengthy campaign has ups and downs, and Senator Clinton (and Obama) will soldier on until June (no reason not to).
She doesn't have to turn it around. She has made it clear that she is going to win one way or another – so what is there to turn around? She doesn't see Obama as a factor. She doesn't care about the truth. She doesn't care about pledged delegates or how they became pledged – only how to "unpledge" them. Thus – she will win. She and Bill have told us so. So what's the big deal??
She cannot turn things around. She is an evil woman who has scandal written on over her face.
How can Hillary turn it around? ...........not my problem.
Who wants her to? Her campaign is embarrassing. She makes politicians look worse than we nowmaly perceive them. I am baffled that she can hold the support she has. I guess it just proves that her supporters are in the uneducated category.
Pennsylvania unions are not accepting Penn's faked resignation. As a result Hillary will now loose the majority of union support and 450,000 voters.
Pennsylvania voters will end this charade and vote over whelmingly for Obama.
Hillary can go back home and be pleased she hasn't been forced to release the lists of donors to their charity or presidential library or earmarks and really embarass her.
The question you should be asking, is who tells BIll it's over?.
She doesn't have to turn it around; most of us are voting for McCain anyway. why the heck would we vote for an Obama anyway?
Politics has a short memory... and something else will surface before April 22nd. I think how she answers these questions in the debate will be telling and will make or break her campaign.
Off topic, but germain, I respect HRC right to compete, but Barack continues to raise more money, win more Super endorsements (she actually is down 5) and has his largest lead yet. With recent events, she is losing her "electability" in general election, as she has enough gaffes to make an easy target for an objective attack from the GOP.
She can't turn it around. Anyone who just can't remember whether they landed under sniper fire or not...who doesn't dislike rich people while making $109 million in household income these last 7 years...who crafts a read on day one background out of thin air...should be shown the door...as maybe the rest of the USA is finally seeing. The Clinton's have the air of arrogance like it is owed to them and shame on us if we don't agree. While I'm no fan of Obama, at least he is more truthful than most politicians and isn't making up his resume as he goes along.
She can turn it around by turning herself around and going back to New York.
If you would get off her back and look up the facts on the Obama's you might change you bias Jack, then again I think you just don't like women!
That's easy. Hillary should turn around and head east....back to New York and the U.S. Senate......
Hilary tells nothing but the truth. And that is the bad karma coming after her. She just want the power and to get it she will do anything... tell any lie.
This message is in response to Susan in Missouri. You said that it seems that Obama likes being in the news too much!!! Do you see and year how ridiculous your reasoning is? He's running for president for crying out loud. They are all in the news; it's not because they like it, it's because there is no way around it. If that is your only reason you are voting for Hillary, you have serious issues.
Total person replacement
Jim, Craig, CO
Senator Clinton could turn things around by telling the truth...Oh Wait that won't happen!! Senator Clinton will SAY ANYTHING if she thiks it will win her the White House. Anything but the truth!!
Hilary's only chance is if abrasive pundits like you stop trashing her at every turn possible.
Nothing really Jack. I think Hillary had a DREAM, that one day the super delegates will come to her rescue despite Obama leading her in the popular vote, pledged delegates and number of states won. My advice to her is DREAM ON!!
What I think is funny is that she will lose her nomination bid for President then go back to New York and run for reelection as though she never really ran for President and the New Y"a"rkers will buy it all hook, line and stinker.
I guess the biggest dopes are the ones who still find some way to believe anything Hillary Clinton says.
The jokes on them, hahahahaha...
Jack she could stop lying for one,( I criticized the war first) then she could stop dramatizing and embellishing stories (sniper fire, uninsured Ohio woman), the stop playing the gender card,(I should get points for getting dressed) then stop the secretness, stop blaming Obama for everything bad that's happening to her, then she can stop lying on Obama. Stop moving her lips. That would be a start.
What can she do to win? I don't really know. Nothing that I can see.
The only viable option for her long term political career would be to take her fingers out of her ears and humming very loudly and accept the fact that the odds are truely against her. I don't mean she has to drop out, I agree that there should be a choice, but she needs to accept the fact that short of a Mike Huckabee miracle (didn't happen with him either), she isn't going to be the nominee.
Her failure to accept the truth has only facilitated in damaging her reputation, along with the reasons you listed above.
Jack, the only way Hillary Clinton, can Turn things around is to CHILL OUT!, and GET OUT! Because her Creditability is Over, to be Ready on Day One, as Commander In Chief! Hillary Clinton, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, and do what is Best for the Democratic Party.
If running this campaighn is anything like she will run the country we would be in BIG trouble!
Well, I´ll tell you. "The Obama "end the war in Irak" story is "stolen". That´s what she could tell people. Bill Clinton, while a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, organized and participated in the demonstration in England; this later became an issue in his Presidential campaign.
Actually, the contests after May 6th total only 217 delegates:
(and Guam votes on 5/3, with 4 delegates)
I guess it depends on how "close" they have to be for the supers to play spoiler – and get away with it without losing the African American community. Remember, it's not about voting for McCain instead, it's about not even going out to vote.
Hillary's like a football team that not only needs to win, but needs a lot of other things to fall into place to make the playoffs. This race is pretty much out of her control, and the only way she can win the race without tearing the party to shreds is to win most of the primaries from here on out by wide margins, and to hope Obama gets hit with something even bigger than Reverend Wright. By the look of this past weekend, things are going in the opposite direction. And the April 20th campaign financial disclosure don't look to be any help to her, either.
If you make public the 58 lies that B. O. has told, H.C. would win the remaining contests by a landslide.
Be a better person than her husband, save our country which I gave life and limb of 21 years, from more embrassment. Bosnia, Ireland, NAFTA, Penn (it's a little funny Bush is now strongly pushing Columbia today and she not cutting her ties with him completely now hum). and the question that still stands how come she didn't know, oh yeah millionaires stick and tax together. What I hate more than anything is looking like we have a country with little to no voting people input. I have been around the world and noone has any respect for us, and that's a shame and a show in Iraq.
Stop this now and let us get to work healing our party and our country, so we can maybe one day regain, our pride, for which my friends and i fought for.
Jack , Hillary is Done and has been since Super Tuesday. The problem with the press and the Clinton's last year was to assume the nomination of Hillary for the democrats. To Assume anything does only one thing
time and time Again . Makes an ASS out of U and ME.
Hillary could probably change it around by becoming a Presidential candidate.....not because she is a Clinton, not because she is a woman, but because she is the best person for the job, then she should explain why she is better without tearing down anyone else.
Most times when a person have to tear down someone else to build themself up is an indication that they don't realy have much confidence in their own abilities, and more confidence in their opponent.
Obama tried running as a Presidential candidate, and the Clinton's and media made him the African American candidate...which he still tries to distance himself from......not because he has the African American votes locked up....because contrary to popular belief...our brains do work like other human beings. But, because he believes he has something to offer to the country as President.
He also speaks more of unity....whereas Clinton seems hellbent on dividing the Democrat Party......so is it her way or no way?
I didn't like her before.....now, I absolutely despise her and am sick of the media being her backup campaign manager's.
Also, I thought she was vetted.......if so, why do things keep surfacing on her............
Is the fact that she is not a truthful person new?
It's apparent she bought into the hype that her and Guiliani were the annointed ones for their respective parties, and that there was no real plan outside of that. Then the people started voting, and Bill started spouting off. Her response to falling numbers was a desperate attempt to hold on in any way she could. That hasn't worked out too well. It's too late.
First, the biased media would need to be replaced by journalists with integrity, Jack.
All she needs are few more lies.... but one that wont be caught...as the sniper fire...hospital story. Hey she forgot to mention the misile fired at her when she visited the moon....
She did also want to talk to her daughter about " none of your business answer". It is peoples business unless Bill is divorced and wont be staying at the whitehouse. When he stayed there last time, he always took out time in hisbusy schedule to go after interns. Thick what dad would do when he is totally free at white house? Some pissed off intern could always leak national security information to just get back at Bill in her own way. With economy at brisk of collapse, we middle class tax payers would have to foot another muiti-million dollar bill to save him again.
One basic thing she forgets is, its about what she can do for the country rather them build her campaign around other's faults.
Oh we forgot NAFTA!!! she was all warm and fuzzy about NAFTA when Bill negociated it.... take a "U" turn in her campaign... goes after Obama's advisor for talking to Canadians... while she sends her chief aide to talk to columbians.....
Oh the taxes... she only filed 109 million dollars and that entitles her to be one among us middle class working people and may be for a 600 $ Bush's tax rebate too. She knows all our troubles because she lives in them... every month short of gas money.. medical insurance money...cutting short of groceries...
There is not much she can't do at this point but lie her way out of another mess. Who does she think she is kidding? I am saddened to see that the first formidible woman candidate is making a fool of herself. I can't imagine how she thinks she can take the nomination away from Senator Obama at this point. The only person she truly is kidding is herself. Everything that comes out of that mouth is a LIE!
Salt Lake City, Utah
Hillary doesn't need to win by any more than one delegate to claim a 'major victory' in Pa. In fact, she can lose in the delegate count and still claim victory....look at the Texas results. When the final tally came in at the end of March, Obama had won more total delegates but, the Clintons will still count Texas as one of her wins. Why? Because they think they're so much smarter than everyone else – that people will believe whatever they tell us. Another example: Bill's claim that she carried all the 'big states' so she's more likely to beat McCain. Well, aren't those the states that tend to vote for the Democrat anyway??? How, does that help? Seems, the guy who can carry the states that usually go Republican is the candidate more likely to beat McCain. If the Clintons are so smart, how come simple logic escapes them??
We don't need change, we just need someone that can fix all of Bush's mistakes.
Jack, . . . .Hillary can always depend on the White House psychic.
Why has the news media not mentioned Her?
She will do better when the media stops bashing her with negative comments. It was a fire fighter who told Hillary Clinton the story about the pregant woman who had no insurance. Fox News showed the Video of the fire fighter when he was telling her the story. CNN and MSNBC are reporting that she made it up.
It seems to me that the Obama Campaign is doing a great job of continously taking these stories to the newspapers and cable networks so that she is seen as a liar and her negatives go up.
I expect she'll spin herself until she spins off the table. I'm sure there will be a good spin job if Barack wins how her efforts made that happen. And if he loses well she told us so.
Bill, Long Island NY
So far reporters have NOT just reported the news, CNN included. Why do Hillary's campaign workers' missteps and her associations [far from being with 20-year confidants who have greatly influenced her thinking as Obama says of Wright] count more than Obama's? They certainly are reported and reported and hung on to more than Obama's. Why should her income hurt her? Why can't you say 40% of it is gone: 30% in taxes and almost 10% in contributions. Why can't you say how honorable that she wants to eliminate tax breaks for the rich so she would pay even more in taxes. Why can't you say the Clintons have worked hard and much of their money has come from their stories of helping others. On the topic of Super Delegates overturning the will of the people if Hillary wins with their votes: The Florida and Michigan votes represent the will of the people. Even if not awarded, they should still be talked about and considered as the will of the people. Obama overturned the will of the people by blocking any plans that might have allowed those votes to be counted. He cannot talk honestly about winning the popular vote if the Florida and Michigan votes are not counted.
Obama has a few exaggerations and misleading statements of his own: He said he co-sponsored an important bill with Dodd; Dodd says Obama did not. Have we heard about that? Obama says he never voted for the war; technically he never voted against the war either. He was not there; the vote was in 2002 and he came to the Senate in 2005. I think many people are not aware of the timeline. Obama has said in an interview that he does NOT KNOW how he would have voted if he had been there with the same misinformation and lack of information. That interview should be broadcast everywhere. Why do we not hear this? Obama has said he problably could not achieve the 16-month timeline for getting out of Iraq (a main campaign promise). In a campaign ad, the clips of his 2002 speech are a staged re-creation. There was no original video found and the audience sounds are staged (Made up. Exaggerated?). Obama says he was in the MIDST of an important Senate campaign when he gave that 2002 speech. He was not. He did not enter the Senate campaign until 2003. He has said Wright greatly influenced his thinking. Has he been asked what he will do with this association if he is president? Will Wright continue to be a confidant? Why is Obama not criticized and pressed on these exaggerations, missteps, and misleading statements? Report the news? No. You are too busy harping on Hillary Clinton's "mistakes" and glossing over or ignoring Obama's. Please do report the news.
Karen Detweiler, Hampton
She can allways lie, blame the media or say everyones being unfare because she's a woman hasn't that worked in the past. I wonder what it will take for the Hillarybots to realize she does't care about any one or anything but herself she feels she's owed the nomination,unlike Obama. for someone with experiance she sure has made a lot of mistakes do we really need a Prsident who will mistake their way thrugh their adminstration or have we suffered enough?
The only reason that the media pays so much attention to the negatives of Hillary Clinton is because that's all she allows herself to come out with. She continuously lies and attacks Obama until she gets caught and it has to be reported. She's lucky that the lawsuit filed against her by Peter Paul hasn't really spread like it should have. So all of the attacks towards the media about them attacking Hillary Clinton are not justified. When all you do is lie and attack, then that's all that is going to be reported and that is fair.She has dug herself into a hole and it will be tough to get out of. Every time she opens her mouth, the hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper. Open your eyes Pennsylvania.
She can move the goal posts again.
Instead of trying to win it on the inconsequential pledged delagates, or popular vote, or number of states won .... She can now say whoever has the most wealth should be the nominee.
With 109 million dollars in personal wealth, she would take the cake.
Hiliary will be fine. people are sheep. She lied about Nafta -workers still voted for her. She lied about Sniper fire and she gets votes from the armed forces, She lied about the woman dying from not having health care – Ohio still gave her votes. Her top aide was against her plans with Colombia- and she leads in Pa. Folks she is pure slime, liar and power hungry, how coul you not vote for her. She will say and do anything to become president. You Go girl
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