Skip to comments.Clinton invites voters to 'inspect' her
Posted on 12/16/2007 3:55:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge
DUNLAP, Iowa - Standing atop a stage in a livestock auction barn, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton likened the experience to her quest to woo undecided voters in the closing days before Iowa's pivotal caucuses.
"I've been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas, but I've never felt like I was the one that was being bid on," Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa. "I know you're going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy and to ask you to consider caucusing for me."
The former first lady made her comments during the launch of a five-day campaign blitz across Iowa less than three weeks before the state's January 3 caucuses. Buoyed by the endorsement of the state's largest newspaper, Clinton said she "could not be more pumped up" and that her campaign had regained its momentum after several shaky weeks.
The endorsement in Sunday's Des Moines Register gave a huge lift to the Clinton team as it fights to stem the surging momentum of her lead rival, Barack Obama. Polls have shown a tight three-way contest between Clinton, Obama and John Edwards in Iowa with Obama leading slightly in some surveys. Meanwhile, Clinton's once formidable lead in other early state polls like New Hampshire and South Carolina has also appeared to vanish.
To push back, the New York senator and a team of surrogates and supporters were fanning out across the Iowa to host events in the state's 99 counties during the last full week before the campaigns pause to observe Christmas.
Clinton herself was hopping from stop to stop on a "Hilli-copter" to reach as many geographic regions of the ice-crusted state as possible.
Among supporters making an appearance was Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska senator and governor whose borders Iowa.
Kerrey, who ran briefly for the Democratic nomination in 1992 against Bill Clinton, said he was endorsing Hillary Clinton "enthusiastically and unequivocally.
"She inspires my confidence. The question is, does she inspire your confidence?" Kerrey asked.
Clinton also unveiled a retooled stump speech Sunday that stressed her record of working for change in public policy throughout her career as a lawyer and later as first lady and a senator.
With polls showing most Democratic voters eager for a new direction in Washington, Clinton, with her long record in public life, has been forced to battle the perception that Obama would be the more effective change agent.
"We are ready for a new beginning," she told an audience in Council Bluffs. "It all comes down to one question: who is ready and able to make the changes we need on Day One in the White House."
Without mentioning him by name, Clinton also sought to contrast her health care plan with Obama's. Her campaign has criticized the Illinois senator for offering a health coverage proposal that would not require everyone to carry health insurance; Obama has said coverage can't be mandated until health care costs are substantially reduced.
"Who would I leave out? Who would get to decide?" Clinton asked.
She also made a more explicit appeal to women voters, whom her campaign was counting on to come out in large numbers for Clinton.
"Countries that deny women their rights are often countries we have problems with, aren't they?" she said. "When I am president I will continue to make changes that are good and right for women and are also smart for national security."
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., autographs a campaign sign for a young girl after a campaign speech Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Not without double latex gloves and a face mask.
You get red tagged, inspection failed.
That reminds me. The worst job in America has GOT to be being Hillary Clinton’s gynecologist. GOT to be.
“I’ve been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas, but I’ve never felt like I was the one that was being bid on,” Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa. “I know you’re going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy and to ask you to consider caucusing for me.”
Inspect ya? OK.
Prime Grade A Bullcrap
I came face to face with her in 1992.
Not my type for voting or anything else.
Only with a hazmat uniform and protective eyeware.
Could we do it at a distance of about 10 miles?
fell out of the ooooogly tree and smacked every branch on the way down...
Not with a 39.5 foot pole.
Even I resisted posting that pic. Dude!
I just lost me supper!
Gross me out!
What a vile, corrupt moron!
Even the thought would make Larry Flynt hurl.
What was that I heard, a team of three proctologists determined that it would take four days to complete the job. If they find documents it could become a crime scene.
The only worthwhile inspection of Hillary Clinton would be an autopsy.
I don’t think she’s been inspected with a pole in a very long time.
So that's how she became an expert on cattle futures!
Am I zotted?
I didn’t know that is an illegal pic.
"Who would I leave out? Who would get to decide?" Clinton asked.
"Who would "I" leave out?"
As president, that probably wouldn't be your decision, would it?
What say ya release all those papers from 8 years in The White House, hmmmmm?
“Hey look me over, lend me an ear.........”
What is it with Hillery! and these exaggerated expressions?
Can it be that she hasn’t had a normal expression in so long that all that’s left are these theatrical poses?
Zotted? no kidding...wow! I’ve seen a whole helluva lot worse.
It’s going to take a lot of scotch to get that image outta my head. ouch...
What pic did you post?
“I’ve been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas..........”
No reporter there sharp enough to say......so that’s how you were smart enough to make $100 grand in cattle futures on a thousand dollar bet?
The one of Hillary on the cover of a fake magazine where her dress is blowing up to reveal a pair of jockey shorts and the obvious outline of a male gender’s you know what.
There I said it. Hope you don’t get the vapors.
INSPECTED AND REJECTED!
How much did she go for? "One dollar! One dollar! One dollar from the *Bubba in the front row! Do I heard TWO dollars? Is there two dollars? One dollar! One dollar! Can I have two dollars? Two dollars? One dollar! One dollar!"
Hoof and mouth disease comes to mind.
You are less risk averse than I. I wouldn’t get anywhere near her without a full level 5 isolation suit and a decontamination unit close by.
Eww. No thanks.
Let’s see Bubba pull off that line.
Yeah ... at one point during my Arkansas years I became quite an expert in cattle futures.
I had a lithe twenty-something blond say that to me one time in the back of the ambulance as she unzipped her jumpsuit which was directly over her birthday suit...
And now the Hildabeast had to go and spoil 'em!
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