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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.