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Hillary Lurches Leftward: An Early Abandonment of Her Centrist Strategy
Real Clear Politics ^ | 7 February 2007 | Tony Blankley

Posted on 02/07/2007 1:50:17 AM PST by Aussie Dasher

The 2008 Democratic presidential primary season has gotten off to a good start . . . for the Republicans. While political professionals of both parties see the 2008 election as very hopeful for the Democrats, there is no such thing as a lay down hand in presidential politics. Both parties start off with a minimum level of support of 45 percent. The battle will be for the remaining 10 percent of voters who are probably moderate and less attentive to the daily news.

Unfolding events will, of course, be critical; and it is in this area that professionals, expecting continued deterioration of our position in Iraq, see the Democrats' justified reason for optimism for their 2008 ticket.

But the presidential elections of 1948 (Truman/Dewey/Thurmond/Henry Wallace), 1960 (Kennedy/Nixon) and 2004 (Bush/Kerry) all demonstrate that the positioning and performance of the candidates can provide victory to the shrewder and better performing candidate, even if he or she faces an adverse national and world events topography.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; hildebeaste; hillary; hitlery; mrsbj; verrucktenfreude
Try as hard as she might, the truth will always out: Hitlery IS a leftist!
1 posted on 02/07/2007 1:50:19 AM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
Next we'll hear John Kerry was in Vietnam! : P
2 posted on 02/07/2007 2:00:16 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I was interested in reading in another article how Hillary may not even show up for the debates. Makes sense, her "handlers" are probably paranoid over them. I can just see her losing it, pounding her shoe on the podium screaming "WE WILL BURY YOU!"
3 posted on 02/07/2007 2:02:08 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

The Kellery effect in full swing.


4 posted on 02/07/2007 2:02:10 AM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Aussie Dasher
It will be a vital test of Hillary Clinton's political judgment, nerve and innate confidence in the fundamental strength of her candidacy if she can now put the brakes on her leftward drift and avoid a full year of mispositioning herself for the general election in November 2008.

Uh, Tony, don't give her any more free clues.

5 posted on 02/07/2007 2:18:29 AM PST by fruitintheroom
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To: Aussie Dasher
A pretense that much out of character is difficult to maintain for long.
6 posted on 02/07/2007 2:38:45 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (Religion of peace my arse - We need a maintenance Crusade - piss on Islam)
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To: Caipirabob
I think this article coupled with the point you make below demonstrates how fragile her candicy is.

On another note, the author alludes to what will be the ultimate undoing of the Democrats in the 08 election, which will be the necessity to cozy up to the left, therefore losing every flyover state and ultimately the election.
7 posted on 02/07/2007 2:46:53 AM PST by lt.america (Captain was already taken)
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To: Aussie Dasher

She'll be back....


8 posted on 02/07/2007 4:04:25 AM PST by Jalapeno
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To: Aussie Dasher

The rats are going to beat each other to a pulp before we even get a crack at them.


9 posted on 02/07/2007 4:10:09 AM PST by Hydroshock (Duncan Hunter For President, checkout gohunter08.com.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

I have always said that we should encourage the Democrats to talk. The more they talk, the more they expose their true colors.


10 posted on 02/07/2007 5:06:46 AM PST by Semper Vigilantis (The House side of the US Capitol Building is now the safest place to be when the terrorists strike.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hillary won't answer direct questions from the media - for some reason they comply with this.

Why, then, don't the media ask her staff or supporters: if her name was Hillary Smith would she be in this position? If the Clinton connection is such an advantage where is Bill Clinton to help build up this edge?


11 posted on 02/07/2007 5:23:43 AM PST by relictele
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000; Alamo-Girl; Grampa Dave; ...

12 posted on 02/07/2007 6:48:39 AM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: devolve; potlatch; ntnychik; Grampa Dave; Aussie Dasher

HAIL HILLINSKY: HELL TO PAY

13 posted on 02/07/2007 8:06:12 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo

I just hope she doesn't start quoting scripture! I remember when Bill was running, he TWICE misquoted the Bible, and the media didn't pick up on it. The first was " Eye hasn't seen, ear , hasn't heard nor has it come into the minds of man WHAT WE CAN BUILD" the correct verse is (depending on what translation you use) " Eye hasn't seen, ear hasn't heard, nor has it come into the hearts or minds of man what God has in store for those who love him." The other one skips my memory but I remember Two instances for sure of blatant misquoting of the Bible by Bill C. It really pisses me off when politicians use the bible to seem "Holy" or spiritual and don't even have a clue what they are talking about. I guess I'm being too hard on people, a lot of Christians don't even read the bible or really have a clue what it says.


14 posted on 02/07/2007 8:57:42 AM PST by Rainwaves (Rianwaves)
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To: devolve

Very neat devolve. They are 'jiving'.


15 posted on 02/07/2007 10:24:46 AM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Caipirabob

Hillary is gonna have a Howard Dean moment and the drive by's will work their arse's off to hide it........just watch.


16 posted on 02/07/2007 10:26:55 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: devolve; Caipirabob

Lol, you just gave me a good idea for a gif!!


17 posted on 02/07/2007 10:30:38 AM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Must... not... allow.... socialist impulses to show... must not..."I'll take those oil profits!"...control.... control.... "We'll take things from you for the common good!" ...Must maintain facade... must control inner voices....

18 posted on 02/07/2007 10:34:53 AM PST by workerbee (Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
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To: Aussie Dasher; All
From Pookie18's FR "Daily Toons" thread 02/07/07:

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19 posted on 02/07/2007 10:51:58 AM PST by musicman
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To: advertising guy

"Hillary is gonna have a Howard Dean moment and the drive by's will work their arse's off to hide it........just watch."

I totally agree! She wants to be POTUS so bad, she can taste it, and she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Having said that, she will get more and more frenetic and have a meltdown, just like Dean. There is just too much venom and hate in that woman -- she can't keep it bottled up forever.


20 posted on 02/07/2007 10:58:29 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: potlatch


Keep the legend alive!


21 posted on 02/07/2007 12:13:51 PM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: devolve
 
STAYING ALIVE

And were stayin alive, stayin alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive, stayin alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive.

 

22 posted on 02/07/2007 12:21:42 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


23 posted on 02/07/2007 12:55:00 PM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: devolve

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life


24 posted on 02/07/2007 12:58:35 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


Yup!


25 posted on 02/07/2007 1:05:26 PM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: Aussie Dasher

She can always swing back towards the center when it's expedient.


26 posted on 02/07/2007 1:12:00 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: advertising guy

Hillary is gonna have a Howard Dean moment
***Hence my new tag line.


27 posted on 02/07/2007 3:03:22 PM PST by Kevmo (Duncan Hunter just needs one jump-the-shark Verrücktenfreude moment by Hillary Clinton in 2007)
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To: workerbee

Gad; is she the ugliest thing on two hefty legs or what?!? And a major loser to boot. Just keep trying to hide that massive ego under those pantsuits, PIAPS!


28 posted on 02/07/2007 3:51:29 PM PST by Constitution1st (Never, never, never quit - Winston Churchill)
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To: Aussie Dasher

What? She move from a Leninist to a Stalinist??

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


29 posted on 02/07/2007 3:58:05 PM PST by bray (Redeploy our Troops to Tehran)
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To: bray
Hillary is more like Rasputin I think. She was Billy's "inner voice" and she regulated policy from behind the curtains.

Philosophically, she is very much a Marxist.
30 posted on 02/07/2007 4:04:37 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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"Like a dog that returns to its vomit."

Proverbs 26:11


31 posted on 02/07/2007 4:36:59 PM PST by doingwhatican
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve; ntnychik

Very nice graphic Phil, and never let us forget Barbara Olson and her great writing.


32 posted on 02/07/2007 5:11:52 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

to the left, to the left
to the left, to the left
everything you own in a box to the left

Beyonce
LOL


33 posted on 02/07/2007 5:14:40 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: devolve

Thanks for the ping!


34 posted on 02/07/2007 9:30:07 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: potlatch


Bump


35 posted on 02/08/2007 8:33:06 PM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Castro is her secret idol : )


36 posted on 02/08/2007 8:34:29 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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