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Hillary Clinton Shedding Polarizing Image
Minneapolis Star and Tribune ^ | 11/21/04 | Judy Holland

Posted on 11/20/2004 7:05:18 PM PST by DrQuinn

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recent polls show the public's image of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., gradually morphing from sharply controversial First Lady to centrist, constituent-minded senator. Although still a polarizing figure, the first-term legislator could use the makeover to position herself for a White House run in 2008. Political strategists say Clinton has impressed Senate colleagues and constituents by working on New York issues while taking moderate or conservative stances on controversies such as the war in Iraq. "A majority feel positive toward her," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. "She's being seen as being more effective and sticking to her job. She's managed to shape her role in a way that's more acceptable. She's in a transition."

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1 posted on 11/20/2004 7:05:19 PM PST by DrQuinn
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To: DrQuinn

A tiger can't shed it's stripes.


2 posted on 11/20/2004 7:05:58 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: DrQuinn

....................................lol


3 posted on 11/20/2004 7:06:15 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (I know a great deal about the Middle East because Ive been raising Arabian horses" Patrick Swazey)
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To: DrQuinn

Yep. Shes running.


4 posted on 11/20/2004 7:07:03 PM PST by cardinal4 (W's 3.5 million pop vote isnt a mandate, but algores .5 million is??)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

"A tiger can't shed it's stripes."

But a stitch in time saves nine.

The Beast is greasing the skids.


6 posted on 11/20/2004 7:07:45 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (From Ku Klux Klan to the modern era of the Koo Kleft Klan...the true RAT legacy.)
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To: DrQuinn

Seriously, we cannot under-estimate this women. Or else a second Clinton presidency will follow the second Bush presidency.


8 posted on 11/20/2004 7:08:03 PM PST by RKB-AFG ("Thank you to the architect, Karl Rove" GWB)
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To: DrQuinn

Nope


9 posted on 11/20/2004 7:08:16 PM PST by BunnySlippers (George W. Bush is our president ... Get over it!)
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To: Squantos

I'm going to ping you to every hillary_is_a_moderate_running_for_president thread.


10 posted on 11/20/2004 7:09:20 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (You can turn your head away from the Berg video and still hear Al Queda's calls to prayer.n)
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To: DrQuinn

Well, well.

The campaign for '08 officially unofficially begins.


11 posted on 11/20/2004 7:09:21 PM PST by America1stParty (AmericaFirstAlliance@usa.com)
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To: DrQuinn

A chameleon is a chameleon, no mater what her outside color is at the moment.


12 posted on 11/20/2004 7:09:31 PM PST by C210N
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To: BunnySlippers

We just HAVE to get Condi to run!


13 posted on 11/20/2004 7:09:36 PM PST by zzen01
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To: DrQuinn

She tossed out her Mao suit and Politburo stationary.


14 posted on 11/20/2004 7:10:09 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: RKB-AFG

It's as obvious as the keyboard under your fingers.


15 posted on 11/20/2004 7:10:34 PM PST by America1stParty (AmericaFirstAlliance@usa.com)
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To: DrQuinn

Please let it be true that she's going to run in '08. I can think of nothing more entertaining than watching the critics rip her record apart. Travelgate, cattle-futures, the health care dud, and not to mention the white house expense records that will be released in early '05. What a field day. Bring me another Mai-Tai!


16 posted on 11/20/2004 7:10:37 PM PST by UpHereEh
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To: DrQuinn

Ah. She's trying on the sheep's clothing.


17 posted on 11/20/2004 7:11:16 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

"I'm going to ping you to every hillary_is_a_moderate_running_for_president thread."

You have a definite cruel streak.


18 posted on 11/20/2004 7:11:59 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (From Ku Klux Klan to the modern era of the Koo Kleft Klan...the true RAT legacy.)
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To: DrQuinn

Hillary is betraying her constituents (the homos, the trial lawyers, the unions, the socialists, the minorities) for her own power.

Or is she pretending?

Of course we all know the truth.


20 posted on 11/20/2004 7:12:42 PM PST by Joe_October (Saddam supported Terrorists. Al Qaeda are Terrorists. I can't find the link.)
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21 posted on 11/20/2004 7:12:53 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: DrQuinn
Site Meter Yes - haven't you heard she's an EVANGELICAL
22 posted on 11/20/2004 7:13:15 PM PST by KMC1
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To: DrQuinn

Can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.


23 posted on 11/20/2004 7:13:16 PM PST by SuziQ (W STILL the President)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

---but a snake sheds its skin and remains a snake--


24 posted on 11/20/2004 7:13:21 PM PST by rellimpank
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To: ZellsBells

Actually you can polish a turd. It will still be a turd when you're done but you can polish it.


25 posted on 11/20/2004 7:13:48 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (You can turn your head away from the Berg video and still hear Al Queda's calls to prayer.n)
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To: cardinal4

Any doubt has been tossed out the window.


27 posted on 11/20/2004 7:14:59 PM PST by Angry Republican (yvan eht nioj!)
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To: DrQuinn

This is called a push poll, no ?


28 posted on 11/20/2004 7:15:14 PM PST by John Lenin (If you believe Hitler was a moderate hit the reset button)
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To: DrQuinn

SHe would rather climb up a tree and Tell A LIE than stay on the ground and tell the TRUTH!!


29 posted on 11/20/2004 7:15:33 PM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Defending America)
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To: zzen01
We just HAVE to get Condi to run!

Then we will have a choice between a pro abortion candidate and a pro abortion candidate.

31 posted on 11/20/2004 7:16:16 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: DrQuinn
It won't work .. Hellary is not a likely person

I asked my lib sister if given the chance ... would she ever vote for Hellary and the reply was Hell No

32 posted on 11/20/2004 7:16:55 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: DrQuinn

Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House will serve as the best Republican GOTV strategy.


33 posted on 11/20/2004 7:17:24 PM PST by eagle11 (Judge a religion not by the words of its adherents, but by their actions.)
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To: John Robinson

Shouldn't we start a topic just for "Hillary's a Moderate Running For President". That's actually a good name for the topic.

Do you know anyone that can make this happen?LOL


34 posted on 11/20/2004 7:17:24 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (You can turn your head away from the Berg video and still hear Al Queda's calls to prayer.n)
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To: DrQuinn

I think i'm going to PUKE!!!

She will try we just have to swat her down.

And hope they don't try to split the Republican ticket .


35 posted on 11/20/2004 7:17:25 PM PST by Deetes
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To: UpHereEh

"I can think of nothing more entertaining than watching the critics rip her record apart."

Uh...which critics would you be refering to?

Not a single one of the MSM critics will touch a keystroke to condemn this commie sleeper.

If you imagine that the 'damn tough press' will rip her to shreds, well, then you get my vote as the most naive poster in the last five years.

There will be NO critical reporting from the MSM for her run.

Everything, as usual, rests upon the NM...

I hope to G-d we will be up to the challenge.


36 posted on 11/20/2004 7:17:54 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (From Ku Klux Klan to the modern era of the Koo Kleft Klan...the true RAT legacy.)
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To: DrQuinn

That Marxist slut faking moderate positions I can understand. Vermin like that will do anything to get and keep power of any kind. What is appalling is that there apparently are people who are being fooled by it.


37 posted on 11/20/2004 7:18:35 PM PST by Aarchaeus
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To: UpHereEh

Yes, but unfortunately none of this critics reside in the mainstream media, which will be more than happy to brush all of the dirt under the rug.


38 posted on 11/20/2004 7:19:06 PM PST by market liberal
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To: SpaceBar
She tossed out her Mao suit and Politburo stationary.

I don't think so. I bet she just put them into storage for later use.

39 posted on 11/20/2004 7:21:07 PM PST by Aarchaeus
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She's managed to shape her role in a way that's more acceptable. She's in a transition."

No she is in deceit mode. How can people fall for this? Is this institute who is doing the study on public opinion also helping her shape public opinion of her? She is NOT a centrist, she is a flaming Marxist.

40 posted on 11/20/2004 7:21:16 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Don't underestimate the right. They'll come out of the woodwork to nail her, it just takes one O'Reilly, Hannity, Coulter or Limbaugh to create a buzz.


41 posted on 11/20/2004 7:21:50 PM PST by UpHereEh
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To: Joe_October

We will know if she is elected. All those groups will be members of the cabinet just like when her cuckold husband was president.


42 posted on 11/20/2004 7:21:59 PM PST by L`enn
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To: DrQuinn
Speaking to a "church based" newsletter this week in anticipation of the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library, Mrs. Clinton made the following statements...

"I always take time to worship God in as evangelical a way as is feasible, given time and location constraints. As you know, I consider myself an evangelical Christian, really a Christian conservative, if you want to know the truth, so it's nice to be 'home' again in the South, which I really consider my quote-unquote home even though I live in New York most of the time. Well, Washington, D.C., most of the time, actually, but if I'm not there I'm in New York, of course, but always thinking about being here, in the South, my spiritual home, where I shared so many wonderful evangelical . . . moments and . . . events."


43 posted on 11/20/2004 7:22:11 PM PST by ppaul
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To: Mo1

I think it will work because the libs will see her as the only way to get their savior slick willie back in the white house.


44 posted on 11/20/2004 7:23:37 PM PST by market liberal
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To: Arizona Carolyn

don't underestimate her. she can, and is (to some degree) pulling this off right now.

the 2008 election has already begun.


45 posted on 11/20/2004 7:23:52 PM PST by oceanview
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To: UpHereEh

"Travelgate, cattle-futures, the health care dud, and not to mention the white house expense records that will be released in early '05. What a field day."

Well, while you may find it entertaining, I recall that while the Right tried to pin all these (ultimately unproven) scandals on the Clintons, their popularity soared as their critics were portrayed as rumor-mongering losers.

I think trying to resurrect the scandals is a losing strategy.

The winning strategy against her would be to pound home the Conservative agenda for the next four years, and field a credible candidate in 2008 who will promise four more years of the resultant prosperity.


46 posted on 11/20/2004 7:24:20 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray, pray, pray that we as a people are deserving of godly leaders.)
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To: DrQuinn

No one asked me. I've morphed my opinion from a shrew, know-it-all, give me all your money so I can give it to someone who disn't earn it, first lay to that PLUS a carpet bagger.


47 posted on 11/20/2004 7:24:56 PM PST by SengirV
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To: Mia T

See #43


48 posted on 11/20/2004 7:25:19 PM PST by ppaul
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To: UpHereEh
I can think of nothing more entertaining than watching the critics rip her record apart.

Well, I can think of one thing that might be better. But I don't think I ought to get very detailed here about anything having to do with a rope necktie.

49 posted on 11/20/2004 7:25:27 PM PST by Aarchaeus
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To: DrQuinn
She will NOT be elected...mark my words. Anyone that hears her nails-on-chalkboard screech will cover their ears and run. Her cackled laugh and the "ya-knows" will turn people off also...nope, this junior Senator from NY will not make it back into the W.H.
50 posted on 11/20/2004 7:25:56 PM PST by HomersNose
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