Skip to comments.Prominent Clinton supporter criticizes Iowa
Posted on 12/31/2007 5:39:44 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
Strickland campaigned with Clinton in Iowa over the weekend. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (CNN) Just days before the Iowa caucuses, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter criticized the states privileged role in the presidential nominating process, forcing her campaign to declare that she did not agree with the assessment. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland was quoted in Sundays edition of The Columbus Dispatch as saying that it makes no sense to grant Iowa the right to hold the first contest of the 2008 race for the White House. "I'd like to see both parties say, 'We're going to bring this to an end,'" Strickland told the newspaper. Competing campaigns seized on the article and emailed it around to reporters to highlight Stricklands comments late Sunday night. The Clinton campaign moved quickly, and issued a statement shortly after midnight distancing the New York senator from the governors remarks. Senator Clinton has worked her heart out campaigning in Iowa because she knows it plays a unique and special role in the nominating process and that process must be protected, read the statement. As she has said many times she is glad Iowans are entrusted with this responsibility because they take it so seriously. On this issue Hillary and Gov. Strickland strongly disagree. Stricklands comments came on the same day that WHO TV reporter Dave Price reported that Clintons Midwest co-chair Jerry Crawford told him that she would not be here caucus night.
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Steer well clear of the local parks, guv.
She’s an idiot, working for a dummy.
They have the nomination all but sewn up, so shut up already.
But did he say this at her urging?
I ask this because, if she loses in IOWA, then she can fight the IOWA caucus results based on that fact that someone else MADE THE CLAIM.
(I know, paranoid. BTW, welcome to nowhere. Those weren’t ghosts, they were angels. Nowhere is everywhere nowadays.)
“On this issue Hillary and Gov. Strickland strongly disagree.”
That is, until she sees the results of the Iowa caucus.
“it makes no sense to grant Iowa the right to hold the first contest of the 2008 race for the White House.”
So, just where would they like to hold the first contest?
Prominent Clinton supporter ~ Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley criticizes Iowa politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com
The local newspaper here ran the last 10 elections worth of Iowa caucuses results for both Demoncrats and Republicans.
Except for two cases (one of which was when a favored son ran for President), they picked the eventual Demoncrat presidential nominee.
They did not do as well on Republicans. They only picked about half of the eventual Republican nominees.
Democrats just setting the stage to abolish the electoral college.
our retarded governor speaks again. I see they took his helmet off for the photo shot.
Say you like me or I’ll rip your ear off.
Ethanol wouldn’t be crammed down our throats so bad if this was true. I say a lottery where the governors meet and draw, to see the primary orders.
Is he the Strickland of Strickland Propane?
Forgetting about his motives and her campaign, and all the campaigns for that matter, and just thinking of this issue in the abstract:
I agree. No state should have the position Iowa and NH have. There should be some kind of rotation, or a single primary day.
It’s ridiculous to give the hicks of Iowa (and I say that in light of the fact they were suckered by Hickabee) such power over the process.
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