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Analysis(CNN): Clinton makes a recovery in Las Vegas debate
CNN ^ | 11-16-2007 | By Mark Preston

Posted on 11/16/2007 2:38:46 AM PST by johnny7

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton stepped into the ring Thursday in this city known for prize fights, successfully beating back an onslaught of punches thrown from the left and right as her opponents sought to rattle the front-runner seven weeks before the Iowa caucuses.

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1 posted on 11/16/2007 2:38:48 AM PST by johnny7
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To: johnny7

"Kum-Bay-Yahhhh, m'Lord, Kum-Bay-Yahhhh...."

2 posted on 11/16/2007 2:43:34 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: johnny7; All

3 posted on 11/16/2007 2:49:18 AM PST by backhoe (A Nuke for every Kook- what a Clinton "legacy...")
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To: backhoe

It was a team effort last night... to put the Clinton Coronation back on track. Wolfie, Suzanne, Obama, Edwards... all got high-fives from Huma and the gang.


4 posted on 11/16/2007 2:56:42 AM PST by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: johnny7

during Bills time in office they had full access to FBI files...

Wolf pre-warned on how to handle her...

CNN reporting...

any questions?


5 posted on 11/16/2007 3:00:18 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: johnny7

I’m starting to get the feeling this is going to be a HRC v. Giuliani election. Thompson, my choice, just doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, especially with McCain regaining some lost ground. Romney, not my idea of a conservative, seems to be convincing many folks he IS a conservative, and he and the lower-tier candidates are dividing the conservative support that would be going to Thompson.


6 posted on 11/16/2007 3:01:07 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (I'm starting to think I need a new party)
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To: sure_fine

I see Morning Joe has begun the Hillary cheerleading this am.. My take on it..
Biden cant figure out if he wants to be the designated standup comic or actually run for Prez. Considers himself THE expert on judiciary. Comes across as a self inflated arrogant windbag.
Hillary had thick makeup on her face but they missed her wrinkly neck. Notice she had the black pants on to minimize the wide back end. Campbell Brown should have come back to her and simply said “Hillary, do you want to answer the question or not?”
Obama is a weird duck who wants to play the professor and is pretty poor at head to head combat.
Edwards is good at making his points but needed some one line soundbytes. He continually had to keep saying, Wolf, I am almost done which is a bad sign he spoke too long.
Kucinich - if anyone wants communism, here it is.
Richardson - looks constipated and short of breath while talking, somewhat incoherent. Needs to lay off the tacos before the debates. The human rights man who has forgotten 9-11.
Dodd - Cant you picture this old fogy sitting in a nursing home pointing his finger and lecturing the nurses aides as the know it all that he is. Pathetic candidate really.


7 posted on 11/16/2007 3:02:14 AM PST by doosee
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To: doosee

You’re quite right. The Dems don’t REALLY have a candidate!!


8 posted on 11/16/2007 3:11:13 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: All

Hillary has NO qualifications for President!! Period!!


9 posted on 11/16/2007 3:11:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: doosee

Hillary’s answers were empty, that is, hyperbole and no substance. You nailed the other candidates. The whole thing was staged, tedious, and repetitious. The spin machines are doing their thing to prop up Hillary’s drab performance.


10 posted on 11/16/2007 3:18:08 AM PST by olezip
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To: johnny7

Yeah, as if the ‘diamonds or pearls’ question wasn’t planted.


11 posted on 11/16/2007 3:18:21 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: johnny7
The MSM has begun the spin.

"Hillary did GREAT last night!"

12 posted on 11/16/2007 3:26:29 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: johnny7
Did CNN write the headline before or after the debate?

Inquiring minds want to know.
13 posted on 11/16/2007 3:29:27 AM PST by cgbg (The fight has just begun against the bully (nanny) state.)
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To: doosee
Dodd - Cant you picture this old fogy sitting in a nursing home pointing his finger and lecturing the nurses aides as the know it all that he is. Pathetic candidate really.

The local Hartford CT (Commie) Courant laps up every word from this windbag as though it was holy writ.

At least his crooked senator father was an anti-communist.

Dodd is a useless eater (and will still be one when he is in that nursing home).

:-)


14 posted on 11/16/2007 3:32:46 AM PST by cgbg (The fight has just begun against the bully (nanny) state.)
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To: sure_fine

from pookies toons this morning

15 posted on 11/16/2007 3:43:47 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: johnny7
Analysis(CNN): Clinton makes a recovery in Las Vegas debate

I'm shocked I tell you...shocked!

16 posted on 11/16/2007 3:48:17 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: cgbg

Wolfie threw in the towel... no Russert-style questions for ‘the little lady’ this time. No doubt Rapist42 gave him a bit of the Chris Wallace treatment over the phone... and Wolfie’s p_d... turned to pudding.


17 posted on 11/16/2007 4:04:47 AM PST by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Sacajaweau

Poor candidates but with the mindless ignorant voters who have been told by the media for 7 years to hate Bush and the GOP, I bet Pee Wee Herman would still get 49% as a Dem. So they only need to brainwash a small number, or give illegals or prison felons voting rights, and they win. The example is the gigolo Kerry who is actively disliked by most of his fellow Senators, came within a hair of winning. Scary


18 posted on 11/16/2007 4:10:17 AM PST by doosee
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To: cgbg

I had heard that Dodd’s local natives are tiring of his useless galavanting and fantasizing about the “Dodd” administration. One can only hope but the windbag will be in the Senate till he drops over I am sure. He truly is pathetic, and on top of that, he was bashing the Ted Kennedy NLCB program. Wonder what Teddy thought while seeing his handiwork ridiculed.


19 posted on 11/16/2007 4:13:19 AM PST by doosee
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To: johnny7

A sucessful effort at damage control.


20 posted on 11/16/2007 4:18:32 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: johnny7

I have a feeling this was wrirren prior to the actual debate.


21 posted on 11/16/2007 4:24:13 AM PST by Pietro
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To: sure_fine
Perfect cartoon to start out the morning you posted there sure fine.

I can see Carville telling Wolfie now.

"Now Wolf, here's how we get out of this illegal alien NY drivers licenses problem, we want a yes or no only question,,, you got that Wolfie? We don't want her to blab her trap anymore than she already has,,,you got that Wolfie? You give us that yes or no question, and we will take care of it from here,,,you got that Wolfie?

Hillary gets her softball,

Wolfie gets a call from Slick, "Wolf, you can breath easier now".

22 posted on 11/16/2007 4:25:24 AM PST by OBXWanderer (dontvoteincumbent.com)
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To: Pietro
I have a feeling this was wrirren prior to the actual debate.

Yup... it was started right after Rapist42 finished his conference-call with Blitzer.

23 posted on 11/16/2007 4:26:41 AM PST by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: johnny7
Well, good morning to everyone...I made the mistake of tuning in to Frank Luntz chatting with the Friends on Fox. GUSHING was Frank over Mrs. Clinton!!! His audience meters plunged during Obama's "attack" and soared with her tired, lame "kitchen" line. He chose 5 audience members who just raved and raved over her performance, her direct answers to FIX everything. One poor fellow said that she wore pantsuits because she is the only one who "wears the pants."
24 posted on 11/16/2007 4:28:29 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: johnny7


WOLF TURNS 'LAMB'; CLINTON CAMPAIGN SAYS CNN HOST 'OUTSTANDING'



CNN debate moderator Wolf Blitzer did an 'outstanding' job in Vegas, a senior adviser to the Hillary campaign said early Friday. 'He was outstanding, and did not gang up like Russert did in Philadelphia. He avoided the personal attacks, remained professional and ran the best debate so far. Voters were the big winners last night.'

A rival campaign insider charges: 'Wolf turned into a lamb. No follow-up question on Clinton's huge flip on drivers licenses?'
25 posted on 11/16/2007 4:31:48 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Well... whud’ja expect?


26 posted on 11/16/2007 4:35:06 AM PST by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Miss Didi

Congratulations Wolf! We won't have to bring the gimp to your hotel room tonight!

27 posted on 11/16/2007 4:45:47 AM PST by relictele
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To: johnny7
Last night Hillary was the only candidate who looked "alive" in front of that ghastly background.

I think someone tipped her off to wear bright makeup in cool colors, to wear a light suit and to put pale streaks in her hair.

28 posted on 11/16/2007 4:50:56 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman, to RE-WIN SK's freedom.)
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To: OBXWanderer

after the clintons archived those FBI files, they can really say to most of the high profile people,

“WE OWN YOU”


29 posted on 11/16/2007 4:51:34 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: johnny7

If I were Joe Biden, Dodd or Richardson, I would be so insulted that with all their experience, they are not even in the top tier, but Hillary, just because she was 1st lady, is somehow qualified to be president of the U.S. and commander in chief. She has absolutely no qualifications.

Did anyone else notice she looks like she’s put on a few lately? She’s big but this is the biggest I’ve seen her, I think. She needs to stay away from the food tables at all those barbecues.


30 posted on 11/16/2007 5:03:07 AM PST by Proudcongal
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To: Miss Didi

>>He was outstanding, and did not gang up like Russert did in Philadelphia. He avoided the personal attacks, remained professional and ran the best debate so far.<<

The Clinton staff is back to that preposterous comment about Russert “ganging up.”


31 posted on 11/16/2007 5:03:40 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Illegals: representation without taxation--Citizens: taxation without representation)
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To: johnny7

ROTFLOL

Yeah right.....


32 posted on 11/16/2007 5:06:06 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: doosee
Biden cant figure out if he wants to be the designated standup comic or actually run for Prez. Considers himself THE expert on judiciary. Comes across as a self inflated arrogant windbag.

But Biden is an arrogant self-inflated windbag*!

*So is ninety-five percent of the Senate....

33 posted on 11/16/2007 5:06:13 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sacajaweau
Obviously, we don’t have a candidate either if it’s going to be one of the top tier Rinos.

Don’t you ever get tired of the inmates running the asylum? Don’t you ever yearn for some really sane leadership in this country?

34 posted on 11/16/2007 5:08:55 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: doosee
Poor candidates but with the mindless ignorant voters who have been told by the media for 7 years to hate Bush and the GOP, I bet Pee Wee Herman would still get 49% as a Dem.

I'd say forty percent, but therein lies the problem.

35 posted on 11/16/2007 5:09:01 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Thank God for Drudge...even Fox is cheerleading for Mrs. Clinton this morning.
36 posted on 11/16/2007 5:09:08 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi
Geraldo on with the Friends now ripping the Breck Girl because he won’t go on Fox...but he will go on CNN with that "awful, terrible, racist, anti-immigrant" Lou Dobbs. Geraldo prefers Mrs. Breck Girl and wishes she would run. When asked about the debate, he said he took a trip on his boat instead and bored us with some all-about-me tale.
37 posted on 11/16/2007 5:14:53 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: syriacus

It's apparent that Hillary's handlers helped her to choose a crisp, new look in
hair, makeup, and jacket to fit better with CNN's backdrop.

The other candidates looked terrible.

Diamonds or snowy white pearls would have been fine in that setting.

38 posted on 11/16/2007 5:21:45 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman, to RE-WIN SK's freedom.)
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To: Proudcongal
Did anyone else notice she looks like she’s put on a few lately?

Yes. A particular CNN camera, which showed her from the rear, made it clear that her backside is spreading.

39 posted on 11/16/2007 5:25:12 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman, to RE-WIN SK's freedom.)
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To: johnny7
This is my first democrat debate. All of it was an obvious set up for Hillary. Biden & Dodd are there to run cover and wasted time for Hillary. Kassinich is there for comic relief. Obama and Edwards are there for cheap competition. Hillary is good at quips and short bits. More than that and she is sour, stupid and contradictory.

All this is cheap soap opera with dangerous consequence.

40 posted on 11/16/2007 5:28:30 AM PST by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: Proudcongal

She might be a wee bit plumper. I notice she has bad teeth or shall we say a foul mouth...

Thank Bill for that.


41 posted on 11/16/2007 5:32:05 AM PST by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: Miss Didi
Chris Wallace weighs in...critical of CNN...”Wolf OK, OK, OK was like Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon II.” Says he only watched half because he was turning stupid. Wonders about the cheering section for Mrs. Clinton.
42 posted on 11/16/2007 5:37:49 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: johnny7
Actually Hillary came out still looking bad. Shrill, difficult answering a simple question, inappropriate laughter/smiling, non-presidential. However, as predicted yesterday on FR, CNN and other media are spinning in her favor. A big loser was Wolf Blitzer. Obama hurt himself also.
43 posted on 11/16/2007 5:41:26 AM PST by Dante3
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To: syriacus
The first African American to seek the Presidential nomination of the Democratic party was Shirley Chisholm

The first woman to seek the Presidential nomination of the Democratic party was Shirley Chisholm

44 posted on 11/16/2007 5:47:46 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman, to RE-WIN SK's freedom.)
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To: Darkwolf377
I’m starting to get the feeling this is going to be a HRC v. Giuliani election.

Ya think?

45 posted on 11/16/2007 5:50:36 AM PST by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: syriacus

The only woman who was ever qualified to run for President was Jeane Kirkpatrick. Compared to her, Hillary is a dunce.


46 posted on 11/16/2007 6:00:55 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: kjam22

This you can bank on. Clinton v the G Man.


47 posted on 11/16/2007 6:01:33 AM PST by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: kjam22

It would be very nice if she lost New York to Guiliani.


48 posted on 11/16/2007 6:02:01 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Broker

yep


49 posted on 11/16/2007 6:07:47 AM PST by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: Miss Didi

50 posted on 11/16/2007 7:38:59 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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