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Bill can't win it for Hillary
Boston Globe ^ | Dec. 13, 2007 | By Joan Vennochi

Posted on 12/13/2007 6:53:54 AM PST by jdm

VOTERS WILL never elect Bill Clinton's wife as president of the United States. They may yet elect Hillary Clinton - if she makes the case.

It's tempting to believe Bill Clinton is the one super surrogate who can make the difference in his wife's presidential campaign. A new CBS/New York Times national poll indicated that 44 percent of Democratic primary voters said they were more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton because of her husband. Only 1 percent said they were more likely to vote for Barack Obama because of his celebrity backer, Oprah Winfrey.

But people don't always tell pollsters the truth. And they answer only the questions asked of them.

What if they were asked whether the former president once associated with the lyrics "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow" now reminds them of the past?

What if they were asked whether Bill Clinton's presence on the campaign trail causes them to think of Hillary Clinton more as a wife and former first lady than a candidate with personal accomplishments of her own?

And what if they were asked about comments made by a husband that periodically create controversy for his wife, the candidate? Might they label them subconscious sabotage?

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 22ndamendment; billclinton; clinton2008; hillary; nothirdterm
According to news accounts, Bill Clinton is alarmed by his wife's slide in the polls and anxious to do what he can to reverse the trend.

Good news for us.

1 posted on 12/13/2007 6:53:54 AM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

“...But people don’t always tell pollsters the truth. And they answer only the questions asked of them.”

The main reason I don’t pay attention to polls.


2 posted on 12/13/2007 7:03:49 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jdm

And what if they associate Hillary with Bill clinton’s eight years of do-nothing Presidency? What if they associate Hillary with numerous crimes, shattered lives, mysterious numerous deaths, misuse of government agents and agencies, the sale of nuclear warhead technology in exchange for Chinese cash to support her party? What if they associate Hillary with a downsized military, an ineffective collaboration between intelligence agencies, and the allowance of Al Qaeda to build strength wjhile the Clintons dithered and held parties for Hollywood celebrities?


3 posted on 12/13/2007 7:11:35 AM PST by mallardx
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To: jdm

“It’s tempting to believe Bill Clinton is the one super surrogate who can make the difference in his wife’s presidential campaign.”

It’s “tempting” if you’re hoping she’ll win. No bias here...


4 posted on 12/13/2007 7:18:01 AM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: mallardx

BJ only won because of Ross Perot and Hillary’s negatives are at 50%. She sucks, she loses.


5 posted on 12/13/2007 7:18:37 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jdm

America has had enough of the sad sack duo.......


6 posted on 12/13/2007 7:22:48 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: massgopguy

BJ only won because of Ross Perot

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

True, what would be a fitting punishment for the little jug-eared billionaire?


7 posted on 12/13/2007 7:44:28 AM PST by RipSawyer (Does anyone still believe this is a free country?)
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To: massgopguy

She also has the personality of a bucket of s-holes.


8 posted on 12/13/2007 7:49:33 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: massgopguy

When she loses I’d hate to be in Bill’s shoes.


9 posted on 12/13/2007 7:51:13 AM PST by shiva
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To: jdm
Bill can't win it for Hillary

And for that we must be very thankful.

10 posted on 12/13/2007 8:05:17 AM PST by upchuck (Hildabeaste as Prez... unimaginable, devastating misery! She will redefine "How bad can it get?")
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To: jdm

His major concern is gaining access to more your chicks.


11 posted on 12/13/2007 8:11:56 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: jdm

I find it laughable anyone thought he could, given he never once acheived 50 percent of the national vote.


12 posted on 12/13/2007 8:13:05 AM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: jdm
No Democrat Bill Clinton endorsed has won an election. This notion he can save his own wife is sheer hubris. At some point, Hillary is going to have make the case for being elected President in her own right, not that she's married to a famous husband.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

13 posted on 12/13/2007 11:08:41 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Well, I had thought that nearly all of HRC’s liberal backers were really just wanting “Bill” back and expect him to “run” things when she “can’t”.


14 posted on 12/13/2007 11:12:02 AM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: mallardx
Also include the unprovoked attack on the Serbs and the killing of thousands of Serb women and children, people who done as no harm and posed no threat to us.
15 posted on 12/13/2007 11:14:42 AM PST by Dante3
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To: chiefqc

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa--Hillary's 2008 national co-chair---and Bill Clinton.

"Psst! Antonio. You know Hillary HAD to oppose licensing latinos to protect
The Clinton Legacy. You still gonna fix me up with hot latina babes, right?"

"Ai dunno, Beeley. Ai dun't theenk hot mamasitas wanna
tango wit you undah da sheets, enymore, Beeley.
But chu can still have da name of my denteesta."

16 posted on 12/13/2007 11:17:56 AM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: goldstategop

Is that true? Didn’t he campaign for Mary Landrieu in 2002, maybe he did not? But GHWB campaigned for Mrs. Terrell.


17 posted on 12/13/2007 2:38:50 PM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: RipSawyer

BJ only won because of Ross Perot

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

True, what would be a fitting punishment for the little jug-eared billionaire?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

an eternity with Bill and Hillaries companionship?


18 posted on 12/13/2007 4:44:39 PM PST by ottersnot ("No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: massgopguy
I'm sure she'll lose according to all legal measures. What worries me is...

clintons CHEAT

19 posted on 12/13/2007 4:46:15 PM PST by bannie
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To: jdm

20 posted on 12/13/2007 5:09:53 PM PST by Gritty (Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Eva Peron of Chappaqua - Daniel Ruth)
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To: ottersnot
What I can’t wrap my mind around is 4 years of Bill in the White House.

Too much debauchery for even me. Go Tigers.

21 posted on 12/27/2007 12:50:30 AM PST by C-Note (go to femaforgotwaveland.com)
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