February 11th, 2008
05:01 PM ET

Hillary Clinton’s campaign in trouble?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/11/art.hillary.gi.jpg caption=" Hillary Clinton takes the stage for a campaign rally at Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia."]

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Barack Obama has some serious momentum.

He swept Hillary Clinton in this weekend's contests in Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington State, Maine and the Virgin Islands. His winning margins ranged from large to crushing. Obama has now won about two-thirds of the state contests decided so far. In fact, he has now taken the lead over Clinton in pledged delegates, 986 to 924, and trails Hillary by only 27 when you include the superdelegates.

Meanwhile, Clinton's campaign had its biggest shakeup yet over the weekend, as she replaced Patti Solis Doyle, her campaign manager and longtime aide. The switch came during a rough patch for Clinton – after the split decision on Super Tuesday last week, the weekend losses to Obama and a setback over money. After Hillary acknowledged loaning her own campaign $5 million last month, her campaign has since been pointing to a $10 million month and many new donors. But Clinton's campaign has never been able to build the online donor base that Doyle had promised.

Looking ahead to tomorrow's Potomac primaries, polls suggest Obama has a commanding lead. Clinton's strategists have said they're pessimistic about her chances in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Clinton is looking toward March 4th and what she hopes is a firewall in the delegate rich states of Ohio and Texas. But if Obama continues to build on the momentum he has now by raking up additional victories, it may be too late.

Here’s my question to you: Is Hillary Clinton's campaign in trouble?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Alex from Banner, Illinois writes:
It seems as though her campaign is shaky at the moment. I'm referring to her loaning her campaign $5 million and replacing her manager. What's next? The Obama campaign and its millions of supporters have the Clinton campaign on its heels. Several thousand large donations are no match for millions and millions of small donations. He is funded by the people and the people are speaking!!!

Jon writes:
Of course it’s in trouble. Even if Hillary manages to survive until the convention, if Obama maintains a lead in pledged delegates, the superdelegates would have to think long and hard before giving Hillary the nod. Her only hope is WINNING states, unlikely to happen given Obama's momentum and uplifting message.

Anthony writes:
It scares me to think that we would already be worrying about whose campaign is in trouble and whose isn't, being that there is still a lot of time left. Obama is doing well, but either candidate can pull away as the front-runner with another good, sweeping weekend like Obama just experienced.

Alice from North Dakota writes:
Yes! Coming into Super Tuesday, I was impressed that Barack cares about North Dakota. Today I was extraordinarily embarrassed as a long-standing Democrat to hear Hillary actually list a number of states that don't matter to her in the race. North Dakota does matter. And I matter. I was so taken aback by her arrogance that I just processed my first ever financial political contribution to Barack.

Landon writes:
There is nothing wrong with Clinton's campaign. It is just that Obama's campaign is finally showing how strong it actually is. This will be a close race to the finish.

John from Flint, Michigan writes:
Electing Hillary Clinton would be like going back to an old relationship after a bad breakup. It's comfortable and familiar at first, but then you start to remember why you broke up. It's best that we leave the past behind and focus on the future.

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soundoff (119 Responses)
  1. Janet, Virginia

    Once the press ends its honeymoon with Obama and both candidates are asked, and answer, tough questions, Clinton will resume the lead. Our country has serious problems and our citizens need better information from prospective leaders about their positions and plans to address the problems. This election shouldn't be about the selection of our next American Idol. It should be about the selection of our next American Leader. So, roll up your sleeves, CNN! Let's focus on the economy, the crumbling infrastructure, the future of social security, our role in a global society, and our strategy in the Middle East. Leave the celebrity reporting to Entertainment Tonight and People magazine.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  2. Ern in Tulock,ca.

    It's been in trouble for a long time. She's being out spent, out spun and out menuvered by Obama. I see no hope forthe future of American, as not one of the democrat or republican candidates light my fire.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  3. CJ-Delhi, NY

    I certainly hope so.
    Yes it is in trouble, Obama won 5 out of 5 contests this past weekend plus beat the other Clinton for a Grammy!

    February 11, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  4. BillD

    I've considered Ms. Clinton's campaign to be in trouble since learning three things:

    (1) Republican strategists WANT her to run. It will get their base out to vote.

    (2) Other candidates, while not necessarily out-performing her in terms of total financial contributions, were getting more individual small donations. That speaks to her actual popularity among her own party.

    (3) Ms. Clinton has consistently been the media's choice because conflict sells.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  5. Mike McKibben, Fl

    Lady Lake, Fl

    There appears to be a national swing in the electorate in the direction of Obama. Is it terminal for Sen Clinton, no. Should it be a concern for Sen Clinton, I would think so. It represents about a 30% swing in the favor of Obama over previous polls that I've seen. The past few primary results tend to reflect this change.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  6. Cliff Walker

    Dear Jack, Sen Obama is calling for "change" and wants to change the "mind set"in Washington. In 2009 the Congress will be .with few exceptions . the same folks We have had for the past 15 plus years.So here as you say is the question .HOW IS HE GOING TO DO IT?? He has yet to tell us and sadly you have yet to ask. If Sen.Clinton said the Sun was shining you would sent three reporters to check it out.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  7. independent

    Blah...Blah...Blah...so was McCain's, you guys even wrote him off, remember? Now who is left with egg on their face? This is what makes America great. the underdog coming from behind and taking no prisoners. Just like the New York Giants. It's that kind of a year.


    February 11, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  8. Bastien Beauchamp (NYC)

    Her campaign has been in trouble before IOWA. Since then, she seems to trouble manage her fall. The thing JAck is that she has no vision, or she doesn't communicate one. Therefore, it's easier to follow Obama with his clear statement: Change. She had a good start a year ago with "Having a conversation with Americains" But she never developed it and didn't make it clear to people what she had in mind with that. When she cried and became more genuine in New Hempshire, she brought that up a bit.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  9. Albert

    Is Hillary in trouble? Maybe not. She still has more of the super delegates. If it comes down to the super delegates and the party insiders, Hillary will win.

    Columbia, MO

    February 11, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  10. Dave Brooklyn, NY

    No she’s not in trouble. The media can only thrive on a horserace. If Hillary or Obama clearly pulled out in front and stayed there for any length of time the talking heads would have nothing to talk about. Therefore, instead of looking for real news, which takes hard work, they will try to sensationalize anything, no matter how trivial, to fill the time.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  11. Tom, Avon Maine, The Heart of Democracy

    With 6 national polls all showing that she is the least likely candidate to beat a Republican, you could say she is in trouble. I won't call her chances a fairy tale, but it is ignoring the facts.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  12. Josie, Phila, Pa

    Jack, it appears that Sen. Clinton is in big trouble. How can you compete against an opponent who in the eyes of many is rock star. Even if she wins those big states in thee coming months I don't see how she can stop him!

    February 11, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  13. Paul

    This campaign is in trouble because of Hillary and Bill Clinton past (we lost congress during Clinton years and couldn't get the job done) and the race card played by Mr. Clinton not because of money and lack of strategies.
    Remember your principle of elementary physics that momentum is the product of the mass and velocity of an object. Let me break it down for you since you are spending long hours in the situation room! The MASS rejects Billary and supports Obama. The velocity is the rate of change and Obama brings high rate, speed and new direction than Billary. Tomorrow, Potomac (political juice) will create more troubles for her and her campaign.
    Chantilly, Virginia

    February 11, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  14. W B in Las Vegas

    Hillary Clinton's campaign has been in trouble ever since Bill Clinton made those snarky comments comparing Barack Obama to Jesse Jackson. it showed the Clinton's will say or do ANYTHING to get elected and voters don't want a Democrate version of Karl Rove politics.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  15. Josie, Phila, Pa

    Jack, it appears that Sen. Clinton is in big trouble! How can you compete against an opponent who in the eyes of many is considered to be a rock star! Even if she wins those big states in the coming months I don’t see how she can stop him!

    February 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  16. Rex in Portland, Ore.


    February 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  17. Yvonne

    Hillary's campaign was in trouble from day one. I think after this election there should be a law that prohibits a spouse of a former President from running. What would we think if Michelle Obama decided to run for President after her husband's eight years in the White House. We would accuse her of being disrespectful of her husband's legacy and of being overly ambitious.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  18. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Hillary's campaign will be in trouble if she continues to allow herself to be sidetracked responding to none sense opinions. She waste too much media time attacking Obama instead of reinforcing her candidacy, which proves to be costly.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  19. Buzz Baier

    Hillary should not be in trouble, Jack, but Bill seems destined to make it so. There's a big push for debates, five to be exact from her camp to Obama's. That tells me someone has shaken up the "soda bottle." Neither Hillary or Bill is focusing on what the voters are saying. It's not about experience, or how tough one has been with the other side of the aisle. It's about newness, a fresh start and a fresh face. At 74, Jack, I wish I were 20 years younger. It's an exciting time. One we have waited for since the Kennedy years!

    Buzz in Pleasant Hill TN.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  20. Kevin- Webster, MA

    If you mean trouble because people are listening to and flocking to Obama, then yes. If you mean can she manipulate voters and persude super delegates, shes doing fine.

    February 11, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  21. JEM from Philly

    Below is a quote from Hillary Clinton I read today off of the CNN Website as her explanation as to why she lost the weekend's races:

    Noting that "my husband never did well in caucus states either," Clinton argued that caucuses are "primarily dominated by activists" and that "they don't represent the electorate, we know that."

    It's arrogant and dismissive comments like that which has her campaign in trouble. So caucus attendees and activists don't represent the electorate and "we" know it. Thanks Hillary, you just lost my vote and I'm from Pennsylvania!

    February 11, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  22. Alex F.

    Banner, IL

    It seems as though her campaign is shaky at the moment. I'm referring to her loaning her campaign $5 mil and replacing her manager. What's next?? The Obama campaign and its millions of supporters have the Clinton campaign on its heels. Several thousand large donations are no match for millions and millions of small donations. He is funded by the people and the people are speaking!!!

    February 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  23. Sharon from Michigan

    Is Hillary's campaign in trouble, I hope so. People are starting to recognize and listen to Barack Obama. His campaign of "Change" is inspiring. Investors are starting to pay attention to his momentum. Could the country actually start to listen to what he says and what he stands for. Here's another "I hope so" !!

    February 11, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  24. bnthdntht

    I think the democratic party is in trouble after being a punching bag for all the democrat and republican caididates for months Clinton is still standing. We now will have to wait and see if Obama can take a punch that the democrat candidates where not allow to throw.


    February 11, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  25. Michael - Stamford, CT

    Hillary still has a chance to do well in Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania which I hope she does because she is more qualified to be President than Barack Obama. I think it was a good idea for Hillary to get new people in her campaign, maybe someone will advise her to ask Obama what the media has given him a free pass on which is the subject of Iran and how in 2004 Obama called for missile strikes against Iran and now he is wrongly being passed off as the anti-war candidate. I do think Hillary's campaign will improve with new people in there despite the fact that most of the media has been bias against her and in favor of Obama. Hillary's new campaign also needs to point out if Obama were to get the nomination the Republicans would have a field day tearing him apart on the National Security issue of his lack of experience which is something they can't do to Hillary. If Democrats give Obama the nomination it will show that they have learned nothing from the 2004 election and deserve to lose again.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  26. Marie in Arlington Tx

    I would say Hillary is in major trouble.

    She has reorganized her campaign twice now...once after New Hampshire and yet again That's got to be embarrassing to someone with all that "experience". Someone who has been preparing for this campaign since before Bill left office.

    Hillary can't manage her own campaing. She is asking America to elect her to the highest office in this country...to be commander-in-chief.

    Now I don't know about the rest of America, but that just seems like a really really bad idea to me.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  27. Marla T

    Yes the campaign is in trouble because they can’t add. She told us Jan. was her best month for fund raising. We later learned they only took in 13 million and of the 13million, 5 million was from her. She must have for gotten she told us previously that her best month was 30+ million. Since money is the mother’s milk of politics, any campaign suffering from senility along with an inability to do basic math is in trouble.

    Marla Thomas
    Kansas City, Mo

    February 11, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  28. Chris

    There is no trouble. It’s just a ploy to grab headlines. They want to send a message they are shaking things up so the dollars keep coming in. They also want to say” ‘please go and vote for us as if your life depended on it’, without saying it because lets face it – her life does depend on it.

    Chris Howell
    Austin Tx.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  29. Jeff in Connecticut

    You folks have reported to us that Barack raised $32 million in January and that Hillary raised only $8.5, adding another $5 mil of her own. Yes, I'd call that trouble with a capital "T".

    February 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  30. ken

    Hillary is not in trouble, she is just outnumbered. She has to go againt the following: the Republicans who are afraid fo her and know they can beat Obama, the media who is supporting Obama and refuses to review his record and against Obama who won't tell us what he means by change. He has yet to tell America what his plans are in any area other thatn he voted agaisnst going to Iraq while he was a State Senator. I also know he is agaisnt mandatory health care while the Democratoc party is for it.

    Lawton, OK

    February 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  31. Tina

    Seems like it to me. When you start re-arranging your help you got problems.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  32. Greg, Athens

    I hope so!

    February 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    hillary's campaign just needs some minor adjustments like afootball team at halftime. let's see what the score is at the end of the game. predictions are for new engladers but victories can be giant in the end.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  34. Jorge from Monterey California

    Of course the campaign is in trouble! She is loosing and she doesn't know what else to do? she is not getting enough money, she is not getting the amount of donnors that Obama is making and she is loosing by big margins on all the states! she is in deep trouble!
    CNN should take away the SUPERDELEGATES from the Delegate count! In my understanding they all can change their mind! Why dont you take away the Superdelegates then?

    February 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  35. Terry North Carolina

    When you hire a new campaign manager, and your husband keeps running his mouth when he shouldnt, I would definately say her campaign has seen better days.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  36. Nonie

    Well, the management of each of these campaigns certainly speaks to who has better executive skills, hmm? Ready on day one, indeed.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  37. Bruce St Paul MN

    If you're running strong coming out of the last turn, that's a good place to be.... unless the horse coming up on the outside is Secretariat. Senator Clinton is not really doing anything wrong, and she seems to have a lot of poise. She has a lot of delegates, she knows how to campaign, she has some money. But Senator Obama may turn out to be Secretariat. The success of John McCain is probably helping his campaign as well. The Obama campaign could turn into a "movement' and if so, Senator Clinton will be swept aside.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  38. Janey

    Yes, Hillary's campaign is in trouble. You can see a lot of people waking up and smelling the roses as time goes by and they get more opportunities to what know Barack Obama and the lovely Michelle are about. They are thinking, "Wow! What a great first lady Michelle Obama will be! Bill Clinton as the first lady? That's not a very pretty picture!" Seriously, when the real person, the consistently brilliant Barack Obama, is contrasted to the you-never-know-what-she-will-say-next-and-does-she-even-mean-what-she-says Hillary Clinton, the negatives about her are increasingly exposed.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  39. Jim

    The truth of the matter is yes. The shakeup at the top levels of her staff reflect she is also aware of these problems and has tried to correct the course of her campaign. I hope she is successful in doing so as this is one smart lady. In all of the debates, and I've watched all on both sides, she has demonstrated she is quick in the mind more than anyone else. She's had to be to respond to all the loaded questions she has been tossed by the media.

    Prosperity SC

    February 11, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  40. Patrick Peavy Plano, TX

    No, you could hardly be in trouble when you are running neck and neck with someone in delegates. Why wasn't this question being asked of Obama last week?

    February 11, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  41. Scott

    not, jack you sound like rick sanchaz , remember when he and the rest of you pronounced john mccain dead , grow up fellows, the lady wins in the end.
    wonder boy obama will stumble, if he's the nominee, we'll lose.
    this nation isn't ready for a newbee on the job training session.

    bowling green,mo.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  42. Marcia

    Hillary is sinking in the quicksand that has been all around her but temporarily camouflaged in public disapproval of Bush. Her expression shows it–fatigue is pretty evident. She might have done better if she wasn't referred to constantly as "The Clintons" or the "Clinton Machine." Hillary has been a good Senator in New York. She's smart. She cares. But she's been stabbed by the press who fail to acknowledge what an excellent First Lady she really was. Now she is lumped with a dummy President as part of a family dynasty. What a shame!

    February 11, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    Yup. There's goes the pundits looking for news where this is none. This woman's campaign is not in trouble yet. But what would 24 hour news networks talk about if they didn't create some stories?

    I have a tremendous respect for CNN, but come on!

    February 11, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  44. Omar Siddiquee

    It's not in enough trouble in my opinion. Not yet.

    Somehow people have forgotten that for the first 2 years of this war in Iraq, Hillary took up pandering to neoconservatives by promoting not only the Iraq war, but a policy of continuous aggression and this 'war on terror'. At the time both Bush and his Iraq War were popular amongst many Americans, and she felt that in order for her to be a viable candidate down the line, she'd have to sing the same song pro-war conservatives did at the time. Today she claims that she mistakenly voted for something that turned out to be a war, and is marketing herself as the solution to all that Bush was and is. You have archives of her positions on American foreign policy, on her many speeches supporting the war, and how she disappointed many liberals by promoting a policy that was low on diplomacy and high on aggression. Why isn't all that being brought up?

    Michael Moore recently said that as a moral matter (contrary to Conservative spin, Democrats do have values too) he cannot vote for Hilary for precisely this reason. I don't agree with everything Moore says, but on this I agree totally, as do many who have seen Obama and Edwards as sincere alternatives to someone who expresses beliefs (genuine or orchestrated, who knows) to prove herself a viable candidate. We find Hillary untrustworthy, and some of us find her earlier position on the war to have been immoral, and that sentiment cannot be changed by any shuffling her her campaign machinery.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  45. John from Arkansas

    The question I need answered is how many men are voting for Barack Obama because he is a man. And would they vote for him is he were a woman

    February 11, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  46. Scott

    There's no question Hillary's campaign is in trouble, more so now than ever.

    It's very possible Obama will again pull off a one-day, three-state sweep tomorrow in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. And, fresh off the news of money woes, Mrs. Clinton has now appointed a campaign manager with a long history with the Clintons (namely, Whitewater), but no experience at all running a national campaign.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  47. Ivelisse, DC

    NOOOOOoooooo!!!!!!!!... and there is no reason to believe it is, since the process is not even HALF WAY OVER!!!!!....

    The press is really getting anxious about naming a front runner and the bias for the 'darling' Obama is showing......ever since the Iowa caucuses, everybody is trying to crown Obama as the winner and now the same is happening with McCain.....

    Again: dear press corp: the campaign is NOT OVER!!!! the votes in Ohio, Texas, Penn and the rest of the states who have not voted yet are as important as those already casted..... please stop making projections with just half of the votes in.....

    February 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  48. Curtis

    Is Hillary’s campaign in trouble? Depends on super delegates. Only reports coming from media includes both super and pledged delegates. I prefer my delegates served straight up. I’ll take my super cubes on the side. I can chill my delegates anytime I wish. By the way what is the latest count voted by us, you know, the voters.
    Oxnard, CA.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  49. Jessica Baker

    I would say that her campaign is in trouble. Has anyone else noticed that her speeches are beginning to echo his? And by echo I mean she can not deliver the same message effectively because it is not her message – just an attempt to gather some of his momentum.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  50. Vinnie Vino

    Follow the money, Obama has it and Hillary needs it so indeed she is in big trouble.

    Vinnie Vino
    C.I., New York

    February 11, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  51. Patricia

    It was always in trouble Jack. If I've said it once I've said it a 1,000 times, Sen. Clinton should never had run for President.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  52. kip in albany

    She's on the Titanic & going down with the ship. If Obama was white she wouldn't have hired an African-American to replace her campaign manager. If she was such a close friend then why was she given the job already. She just copies what Obama says & claims she said it first. For all her so-called experience, she has no idea how to run her own campaign, then how can she run the country.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  53. Matt from Boston

    Ohio and Texas are big bulwarks for her, from what the media has been telling me. She's still the frontrunner, according to the media (especially CNN, not so much MSNBC). Every win for her is expected; every loss is a crushing blow. Now that Obama's won more states, delegates, and votes (even though Clinton's camp is making the same claim), it's time to look at the two remaining Democratic contenders on an even playing field, because there is no frontrunner in this race. He's got the movement, and she's got the DNC. And the idea of "momentum" to me is baffling in 2008. Nobody in any state is presuming anything this time around. There is no such thing as momentum right now.

    So my short answer is no, of course not. Her campaign is fine. His campaign is doing pretty well too. In the end, the electability issue will be what decides the race. And I think the choice there is pretty clear.

    Obama 08.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  54. BobW Rochester, NY

    Judging from the personnel shake-up and Hillary’s remarks today discounting the validity of caucus voters, I would say her campaign is in more trouble than she would like to admit. It has the look and sounds of desperation when Hillary points out that Obama won in Louisiana only because of the black vote…yet another Jessie Jackson type remark. This time from the candidate herself!

    February 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  55. earl illingsworth

    Jack , the answer is Yes and No? With no money their goose is cooked, but, and it's a big BUT, the Clinton's are like an Institution in Washington, their well entrenched! Obama just picked up four states this weekend,(clean sweep)and his delegate count barely budged from Hillary's. The Super Delegates are all the Clinton's need, like it or not! She could lose every primary,and caucuse, and still get the nomination. How's that for a" Working Democracy"? You only have to recall the voting machine debacle seven years ago, still not fixed(no paper trail),and a supreme court that over turns it's dicisions every twenty years on different subjects,etc.,etc. Hell no their not in trouble, not with a "Brokered Convention",that is rife with the"Status Quo"! Sorry, I coundn't answer with a yes or no directly, but your question to me seemed open-ended,the kind I love??? Earl – Ludlow,.Mass.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  56. Denise

    Yes, I think Hillary Clinton's campaign is in trouble? I believe voters are finally seeing that she is more of the same. Her deal making and strategic moves to get into the White House started the day she left as First Lady and I'm sure she did not foresee being in this position. I was offended by her remarks regarding Obama's sweep this weekend (she said it was due to the large number of African Americans). Although she used additional wording with this statement to hopefully avoid offending anyone; we got her message! Will the politicians and the press STOP focusing so much on how many African Americans, highly educated young people and women vote for whom every time there is a primary? Is it so difficult for you to believe that we are actually voting for the PERSON we feel is best for the job of President of the United States regardless of which one of your categories we fit into?

    February 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  57. Kristen Chapman

    Yes, Hillary's campaign is in trouble...has been since Iowa. She needed to find "her voice," before she ran for POTUS, and even if she came upon it late, it sure sounded a lot like Bill's voice, Mark Penn's voice, etc. Authenticity is what she seems to lack (hence the daily campaign theme and sales pitch changes) and I think this election year the American people just need to believe in what they perceive as real–not just about our leaders, but ourselves.
    Kristen in Nashville, TN

    February 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  58. Amber (Salt lake City)

    Hillary Clinton is Trouble personified. No wonder her campaign is in trouble ....It is in trouble since Iowa.....but soon all her troubles will end along with her campaign.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  59. Marie GM, Gaithersburg, MD

    Her campaign is in big trouble, it is time she recognizes it and quits while it is still time. My advise to her: don't wait for the same thing that happened to Giuliana, quit as long as it is still time, we will shower you with honor. She won't have enough money to compete against Barack Obama, he is gaining momentum and will saturate Texas and Ohio with his volunteers working like horses to get him elected.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  60. Richard Fahd

    In an article in the Las Vegas Sun on Sunday 2/10/08, it talks about how Obama will find the heat turned up when the spotlight gets turned on him. It goes on to say that the New York Times had an article that higlighted a stump speech that Obama had in Iowa where he claimed to have passed a bill regulating nuclear power plants. When in fact the bill was never passed. It went on to say that Obama participated in negotiations that watered down the measures to the point of meaninglessness. It also stated that Mr Obama took hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contirbutions from a company executives and employees called Exelon. According to their own web site, Exelon is the largest nuclear power provider in the nation. Why is it that things like this are not out there in the media. Could it be that the media is somewhat bias towards the Clintons.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  61. chuck n.y

    no jack her campain is not in trouble even with the media and most of the washed up democrates like ted kennedy and john kerry in love with obama.hillary still leads in delegates.the media needs to ask obama what he stands for and quite giving him a free pass,lay off hillary you obama lovers

    February 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  62. Chris Willowbrook, IL


    I think she is at the very least starting to feel the pressure. Any time a candidate has to tap into their own funds is a singal. Obama is also winning states by wide margins. Now the Clinton Camp is talking about waiting it out until March 4th while Obama eats up the rest of the Feb votes. Seems to me that, that stratagy was the same one that cost another New Yorker the White House not that long ago. Maybe She should talk to Rudy about how wise sitting it out is.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  63. James Brown

    Jack ,

    The state of her campaign right now says a lot about her leadership skills ( she has none ).

    She is about to get ran over by the Obama train.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  64. Toni Williams

    Hey Jack! Let me start out by saying you and the cafferty file is great, wolfs not bad either. In response to the question, I would say the word trouble is a understatement for the hillary campaign. When Campaign managers go jumping ship, campaign workers being asked to work without pay....you go from your campaign having lots of money....to you now having to donate personal funds. Then to top all that! In not trying to look back while running a race....you can't help but to hear the loud sound of the obama change express closing fast. Yes jack , trouble is one way to put it.

    February 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  65. Richard Sternagel

    Jack, her campaign is definitely in trouble as she must use personal funds just to compete with Obama! She has lost more states to Obama and cannot raise the funding that Senator Obama can raise!His funds come from the average working class person in contrast to Clinton who relies on special interests! GoObama!

    February 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  66. Robert


    Before you and the rest of the media rush to bury the Hillary campaign you may want to be certain that the body is cold. As Mike Huckabee has proven on the Republican side, just because you are the presumptive nominee doesn't mean those that support your opponent are going to throw up their arms and wave the white flag. Senator Clinton will win Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and don't forget that the DNC has no choice but to figure out a way to seat delegate slates from here in Florida as well as Michigan. As I recall, both chose Clinton over Obama in the primaries that have now become known as beauty contests. There is no reason to believe that caucuses or do over primaries in these two states will alter the original results. And if Senator Obama is the nominee and the DNC fails to support seating the Michigan and Florida delegate slates the democrats can kiss both states goodbye. Disenchanted conservatives have nothing over disenfranchised democrats. So the simple answer to your question is that Hillary Clinton's campaign is just fine.


    North Port, FL

    February 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  67. mike philly pa.

    momentum seems to be a huge item in this years primaries, and if theres one thing that obama has right now is momentum. people are tired of the same old junk being thrown down there throats they want a serious change. obama is young and bright and hillary is yesterdays news. for the last twenty years the names have been bush and clinton people want to know if there are any one else that can rise this country to where it once was.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  68. pete

    She's in trouble!!! When you have no contingency plan when things are not going well, one is left paralyzed. Ask the Patriots.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  69. Jim Galvin

    Is her campaign in trouble?

    If we listen to Hill's recent speeches. it sounds like her new mantra is: "Put your money through my mail slot before I open my door."

    The 'Hill-Billy' show needs to go into the history books if the USA is to recover some of its lost glory.

    Jim from British Columbia.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  70. Xan Steel

    Orlando, FL

    The only reason that Hillary's campaine is in trouble is because she is trying to make history in a male chuvanistic society (I'm a male myself). She fighting against the big boys and the good ol'boys, and they feel threaten that she may actually win. How many people out there do you know, feel threaten when a woman is in any kind of power, but if a man is in power their ok with it and can get along with him just fine.

    I like the views of Hillary, and like the views of Obama, it will be a tough dission for me on Voting day.

    Xan Steel

    February 11, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  71. Ted, Portland OR

    Her campaign is in trouble if those Washington crony Souper delegates desert her and vote the will of the people. I sincerely hope this is the last time we ever hear of super delegate election shenanigans. Cut them down to 50 votes, one for each state. In fact, no super delegates are even necessary. Just record who won the state. 1 state, 1 vote. Words fail me for describing the obscenity of this power grabbing scam by the DNC. And for Florida and Michigan, just cut the delegate vote to half for each.
    There's major trouble brewing for the mucky mucks of the DNC from the younger voters if they don't knock off this obsession with controlling voters. .

    February 11, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  72. Hannah

    More importantly, if she was such a good executive why does she have repetitive problems of mismanagement – travelgate, failed healthcare reform, overspending for her campaign. She has experience, but not good experience. We better hope there are no Katrina's to mismanage if she were elected.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  73. David Richards

    Hillary Clinton thought she was going to be coronated the Democratic nominee. Now she's got a fight on her hands. If I have to hear Clinton say "ready to be President on day one" one more time I'm gonna puck. By her logic Bill Clinton was unqualified to be President because he had no previous presidential experience. Bill Clinton picked it up quickly, Barack Obama can too.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  74. Tony

    Depends on what you mean by "trouble". I personally don't think do. But then again, I need both of these candidates to back up their talk of uniting the country by uniting themselves! Each of them speaks of the need to "reach across isles" and get this country back on the path of greatness. Let's see a demonstration of it right here in the Democratic Party. I favor Barack Obama, but would vote for Hillary if she is the party representative. Voting results seem to indicate the split in people's opinion about their choice – so I fully expect whoever wins the Democratic nod to show sportsmanship and class by inviting their super-strong colleague to join them on the ticket. I care about this country more than I care about their personal political career goals.

    Politicians are often accused of not walking their talk. Here's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for two powerful "leaders" to demonstrate what it means to take the "high road". Get it done!

    Seattle, WA

    February 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  75. Chris

    Jack , Unfortunately it looks like her campaign is sinking fast. I sure hope those rebate checks get here soon, so we can all spend them on the most succesfull American business venture there ever was. The Bush/Clinton Corp. Chris Chazy N.Y.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  76. Andrew

    Hallary"s campain is not in trouble it just in a slump, Politics is like a roller coaster , I guess time will tell!
    Go Hillary!

    February 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  77. LeeAnn - Lake City AR

    No Jack .....simply – it is not.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  78. Jonathan - Ames, IA

    Hilary's campaign is beginning to indeed crack. With every passing day, Obama seems to be eating away at her lead. Obama is outspending her in the media....which helps to persuade the undecided voters who haven't already been reached by Obama's strong local organization. Simply put...Obama inspires so many people who have been turned off by the same old Democrat party "rubber stamp" candidate...aka Hilary.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  79. Canadian Neighbour

    By all indications, yes. America is engaged.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  80. Jayne

    George Bush endorsed Clinton over Obama this weekend. If her campaign wasn't in trouble, it is now.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  81. Trish C. Hartford, CT

    Yes, it is clear she doesn't have the backing of the common citizen. At this point, if Hillary gets the nomination by a margin composed of super delegates, we will see all the zeal that has accumulated during this process change into permanent cynicism for politics from this generation of voters.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  82. Rosalynd Rucker

    For sure Hillary Clinton's campaign is in big big .. trouble. Changes are being made in her camp for a reason: The Primary season is not going as planned! Let's not casually forget that her team thought she would have this nomination wrapped up by Super Tuesday . The people's support for Barack Obama is amazing and Ms. Clinton's hope for wins in Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania may be wishful thinking.

    Orlando FLorida

    February 11, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  83. Bill from Wake Forest University

    Her campaign is in serious trouble. When you have to loan yourself $5 million, and fire your campaign manager after Super Tuesday, you know you're falling behind; and she does. It's nice that this time she has not started attacking Obama with negative ads, at least not yet. Furthermore, it is a bit ridiculous for her to say that Obama's supporters [in the caucuses] are just "activists" and that they don't represent the electorate. Hey Hillary, Obama supporters are passionate, and your supporters aren't. That's what you get with the young people's vote compared to get mostly the older adults' vote. We have more energy and enthusiasm, deal with it!

    February 11, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  84. Sheila

    It's not that her campaign is in trouble but the trouble we would be in if she is elected. All her pro claimed experience does not seem to have served her well with who she has selected to manage and run her campaign.

    Seems Obama has better judgment in selecting people to run and manage his campaign. I'll take good judgment over experience any day. After all it has been poor and bad judgment that has our country where it is today.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  85. Donald, Butte Montana

    Yes, her campaign is in trouble. By this time she had expected to annointed the nominee, notwithstanding any potential rivals. As such, she didn't plan for a vigorous, protracted battle for the nomination.
    Her campaign was awash in money from big donors and the 'Shock and Awe' of the Obama phenomena.
    Unfortunately, this will continue will the medias constant coverage of the Obama campaign which I'm getting tired of watching.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  86. Jennifer Collins

    Yes it is..........and they can thank dirty politics for it. South Carolina was when things really started to crumble. The below the belt tactics back-fired and now they are scrambling to recover. The problem is, they don't know how to play fair.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  87. Laura


    It will be if the media has its way! The U.S. has a new "cult" following called Obama.

    Hillary has facts and ideas. That is what makes a good president. Remember in 2000 the media made the hype for George Bush by saying "Who is the candidate you would most like to go have a beer with". Well look where that has gotten us!

    Please look into the ideas of EACH candidate fairly and accurately and hold them accountable for what and why they say what they say and do!

    I think if you do that then no Hillary's campaign is just fine.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  88. Greg from PA

    As much as I admire Hillary and would welcome a woman as President, one of her main contentions is that she is more electable than Barack. Since all the polls suggest the Barack beats McCain most handily, I've got to say she is in trouble. Also, the fact that she depends so heavily on campaign contributions from big business and special interest groups, while Obama relies solely on small donations from individuals, is another reason that she can't sell herself as an agent of change from politics as usual.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  89. Martin Pittioni

    Sure she is in trouble. She's gone from a coronation campaign where her campaign (and the media pundits) crowned her as the victor even before the first primaries (way to show her support for the act of voting), to now dissing caucus-system voting (way to go if you hope to do well in those states in the general election), to breaking her promises to voters in New Hampshire, the DNC and the other candidates by now wanting Michigan and Florida delegates counted, and finally to hoping that the superdelegates will rescue her.

    But her campaign's evident troubles are dwarfed by those of the Democratic Party: will it manage to grasp self-destruction from the jaws of victory by using superdelegates to go against the party's base and award Hillary the crown even if she does not carry a majority of pledged delegates? If that happens the Democratic Party will self-destruct and deservedly so.

    Martin Pittioni
    Bronx, New York

    February 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  90. Dennis G form FL

    Maybe the rhetorical question would be more pertinant: Is everybody else out of trouble?

    February 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  91. Raghbir

    Simply Yes. She said that she found her voice in NH but seems to have lost it again. Her crawling in the gutter with Obama in the SC debate ( Chicago slum lord issue) showed her to be not presidential. She has failed to make her case it is tragic because Obama is an empty shell – a man who says his judgment on the Iraq is superior to every one else's but never offered an alternative. In his foreign policy statements he talks of ordering troops into Pakistan. It is a critical time for America and it seems we are now going from the frying pan into the fire. Bush's inexperience made him a executor of the neo-cons game plan , and wait for action replay with President Obama becomes the executor of with his advisor's – the neo-libs.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  92. Holly in Quincy IL

    I think she is in trouble. I have been following the election from the very start and I have watched her pick up on Obama's message and she has changed his slogans just a bit to match her campaign. Instead of Yes we can! she has Yes she can! I believe Hillary thought she would walk away with the nomination and now she has a fight on her hands. It really doesn't matter how many people you fire or "switch" around Senator Obama has a message that is resonating with voters and even though he seems to have got a late start he is gaining momentum. She can downplay and use political speak all she wants but she can't fight a movement. It's too bad she seems to be struggling with her feelings of entitlement. You know Bush Clinton Bush Clinton. Looks like a scrappy little campaign has stepped into the way of the Clinton Machine!

    February 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  93. Nina from CA

    How can any of us really know what's going on within her campaign? I support Obama, but think this is an unfair question, Jack. I imagine they've tried to hold off making this major change in her campaign because they didn't want the media to broadcast this exact kind of headline, this insinuation of her ship sinking. It may be more damaging than the internal changes themselves.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  94. Vic Edwards

    I intend to vote for Hillary because it may be the only opportunity in my lifetime I get to vote for a woman. I think of my mother who died 75 years old and with a fourth grade education and had more sense than most of the voters today. I don't blame President Bush, he did the best he could with what he had. I blame the voters. Who cares if you are a Republican or Democrate or Christian or Liberal or Conservative. Be a human, use a brain. Vote for your best choice, you'll have to live with it.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  95. Dave

    This is exactly what the Republicans want. They would rather face Obama than Hillary in the general election. The Democrats need to come down off the clouds and face reality.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  96. koolkat , Las Vegas

    She's in trouble with the money. She needs to find someone better to raise money.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  97. SharonAustinTX

    Don't count out the Clinton's yet. They are the most skilled politicians of our time. The Clinton name is a known brand in America and unfortunately there are a lot of older women who will remember the '90's with fondness and are delighted to see a woman in the whitehouse in their lifetime. I'm not one of them. I'm 62, female and a volunteer/supporter of Barack Obama.

    The more the Clintons swiftboat Obama, they are digging their own grave. He may have the momentum right now, but there are lots of states to go. You never know, the older voter has been reliable in getting to the polls. Some woman are coming over to Obama's side as he becomes known.

    We're not taking anything for granted. Full speed ahead, Yes We Can!
    We'll have to wait and see ... we cannot do otherwise.

    Obama, our next President of the UNITED States of America!

    February 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  98. Florence

    I think it's way to early for anyone to say her campaign is in trouble! However, I find it totally amazing to hear various individuals say they voted for Obama simply because he's a nice guy. Wow!! My God our country is in serious serious trouble. To vote in an individual simply because they're consider likeable is totally INSANE!! We need someone who has experience in the various issues related to running our country!! I'm praying people wake up before it's to late!! Thanks

    February 11, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  99. Don

    Jack I am so tired of "Billary" I can't tell which one is which. She talks of her experience and includes his in hers. He talks of his experience and includes her in his. I'm beginning to think that they are the same person. Please, no more "Billary".
    Snoring and not putting the butter away! What a relief, a normal person running for the White House.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  100. Alex Smith

    Jack, I believe that the Clinton camp is riding the rollercoaster that every-other candidate is on. You are going to lose and win events. The media seems that really want to sale this, these are events that weeks ago the Clinto camp said Obama would win, the money for the Clinto camp is rolling in, it just isn't getting covered by the press, and we know why because it is Hillary and it is positive. The switch at the top , who cares. Most voters don't , but the media does. Lets get back to issues, lets get away from killing her camp.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  101. Betty Hickman

    The fact that the question is being asked by CNN confirms that the Clinton campaign is in BIG trouble.

    But she's not only in trouble because of the recent campaign shakeup. She's in trouble because, early in her campaign, she refused to answer questions, while Obama answered every single question. She's in trouble because early on she was 'playing' politics, and dirty politics at that. She's in troulble because of her arrogance, strutting around as if she had the nominee wrapped up. She' in trouble because her husband didn't know when to shut up. She's in trouble because she is dishonest and the American people are fed up with dishonest politicians. She's in trouble because she has too much political baggage.

    Bottom line, she is not the right woman for the job as President

    February 11, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  102. Carol Watkins

    Of course Hillary's campaign is in trouble! First she is not a likable,warm, fuzzy person. She's tough and abrasive! Second she couldn't control Bill any better now than she could for their entire marriage. Third she wasn't as rich as we were lead to believe. And where is her last Income Tax Return? Now besides getting $5 million more in change; she has people working for free and her Campaign Staff had to be remodeled. All bad signs! Of course behind the scenes people are just afraid of putting Bill back in the Whitehouse. He was impeached, remember, for his lying under oath and his affair with Monica Lewinsky under the desk in the oval office.Remember we as a country freed the slaves before we gave women the right to vote! People have a long memory when it comes to their government. I predict that Obama will be elected.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  103. V

    Obama has learned well from Anthony Roberts.....What a joke.

    Why shouldnt Hillary down play this Obama win. Clinton is ahead of Obama by 594,577 popular votes in primaries. Obama has received on 332,257 votes in these ridiculous and unfair caucus states. Give me a break. Clinton will pick up pledged delegates and has always been ahead in super delegates.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  104. Alan-Buxton, Maine

    Hillary is definitely in trouble mostly because nobody really knows where she stands on any position at all. She is very adept at avoiding any direct answer and will say anything to anyone just to try to get their vote. The candidate will probably be selected by the super-delegates. Since the president is elected by the electoral college and the people have nothing to say about it anyway I don't see what all the fuss is about. Until the people of this country are allowed to actually choose their president the whole process is a fraud anyway.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  105. tim

    it was in trouble from the git go, bill is in it,period.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  106. Alex Smith

    This really reminds me of what happened in N.H. when the media was ready to throw Hillary to the dogs and give Obama the victory ride around the U.S.. The Clinton camp is fine there have been wins and loses, but the voters care about issues, we care about substance. Not the change with-in the Clinto camp, so there is someone else running the show, who cares, the other lady is still there and very active. The media through-out this has loved to pick Hillary apart and it hasn't stopped. They knew weeks ago that these events fit more into Obama's camp, but once agian just like N.H. it's not over at all.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  107. Montse

    Its not fair that you treat Mr. Clinton, so bad, I think Mrs Obama is a phoney like her husband, they say that they want to united every body yet she has said that she will not vote for Hillary if her husband is not elected, what cane of people are they?shame on you.
    Montse Ohio

    February 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  108. B.M. From Fort Mill, S.C.

    Are you kidding? Hillary's campaign was in trouble since Iowa. The problem is that, she didn't see Obama coming. The primaries were supposed to be a cake walk for her. As it stands now, Obama has been stealing her thunder, along with half of her delegates. He's still a rock star candidate, and she has become an old lady with a lot of baggage, or "bag lady" for short.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  109. Jason Dawkins from Houston, TX

    Is the Hillary camp in trouble?

    Ummm....I'm gonna go with YES! =-0

    February 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  110. GJ

    Hillary is still smiling, how can she be in trouble? First she would win if she has more votes. Then she would win if she has more delegates. If that doesn' t work she would win if she has more Superdelegates. The only way she can lose if she drops out. The fix was in a long time ago. Poor young padawan Obama, only at the end will you realize the full power of the dark side.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  111. Annie, Atlanta GA

    I'm afraid so. Though they don't differ much on the issues, she represents politics as usual and I think America is ready for something new. It's exciting to know a woman or black man will be the democratic candidate, but sad to know only one will make it.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  112. john

    No, Clinnton’s campaign is just on the wrong side of the free ride Obama is getting from the media. Sooner or later Obama will have to come clean with his dreamy ideas and big entitlement plans.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  113. John T. Lucas

    Mr. Cafferty:

    Senator Clinton's campaign has been in trouble from the start thanks to the mainstrean media personalities like yourself who have demonized her while deifying Senator Obama. Please don't feel that I am suggesting a conspiracy against Clinton. The words of too many pundits are too blatantly vicious and openly dismissive of her for that to be true.

    John Lucas
    Victoria, BC

    February 11, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  114. Erika from Boston

    NO! Her campaign is not in trouble. Last I saw she was still ahead in delegates and last I heard that meant you were winning. I wish someone would talk about the huge task that she has being a woman and running for the white house. I'd admire her for that. Male reporters dominate much of the media and seem to care more about talking about a wonder boy than a wonder woman!

    February 11, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  115. Will Leaming

    Yes. Sen. Clinton's campaign is in trouble. Her first trouble was allowing Bill Clinton to campaign for her.... and she didn't learn... allowing him to make even more recent divisive comments.
    When she let out that she loaned herself $5mil. but won't disclose her tax records (I don't really care whether she does nor not and almost believe she should not have to but....); When she continues to claim that the only reason Obama is pulling ahead is because of the caucus format and the black vote...
    When she changes her top campaign staff
    I could go on and on...
    But yes, Sen. Clinton is in trouble and she knows it. Her only hope is the super delegates and unfortunately, thats where all her money is going to (as opposed to advertising in Texas)

    February 11, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  116. Jerry Wilson

    Hillary's campaign is right on track. If the Florida, and Michigan delegates are factored in, she has a nice lead in the delegate count. Barack has been chalking up the red states, and Hillary is slam dunking the blue states. Looks like democrats like Hillary.

    Jerry Wilson

    February 11, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  117. Susan

    It's bad Jack - Hillary should change her campaign theme song to the Paul Simon tune, "Slip Siding Away"!

    February 11, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  118. Minna - Pound Ridge, NY

    Dear Jack:

    Her campaign is in terrible trouble; there are millions of us Democrats who are utterly relieved to at last have a strong, credible alternative to "Billary" – with its shuddering memories of the global yet personal shame they brought upon the White House; the inability to be loyal to their own staff and political nominees if there is any personal risk involved; the ex-president's public and private lack of control on so many levels; their arrogant sense that she is somehow pre-destined for the office... No, we do not want that chaos to dominate the national scene again! Nothing in her so-called "experience would justify it, and she is wrong to disrespect the Obamas and the purity and sincerity of their vision; that kind of intelligence, integrity and honesty are precisely the change that this great country is seeking! Thank you.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  119. Jim Lopez

    She’s in allotting of trouble!!! She has been spending valuable time defending her husband, her funding and now her campaign staff. Voters are not able to hear her true message on issues. The only message that people and the news media are hearing is that her campaign is falling apart.

    February 11, 2008 at 4:48 pm |