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Why Hillary Lost
NewsMax ^ | Jan. 04, 2008 | By: Philip V. Brennan

Posted on 01/04/2008 5:57:17 AM PST by jdm

It was inevitable, the media and her vast army of consultants, aides and hired attack dogs assured us, Hillary Clinton would walk all the way to the presidency with easy victories over a slate of lackluster rivals in the primaries.

To hear them tell it you would have thought her campaign was a powerful locomotive speeding down the rails to the White House, unstoppable.

Thursday night it came off the tracks, derailed by the equivalent of the little train that wouldn’t say no.

Barack Obama, a relative newcomer to national politics, a year ago largely unknown, not only defeated Hillary Clinton in their first face-to-face encounter, he walloped her, winning about 36 percent of the vote while Hillary was fighting to climb out of a third place finish, locked in a neck-and-neck battle with John Edwards, with each getting about 30 percent.

The results of tonight’s contest in Iowa confirm the speculation that Mrs. Clinton’s closet full of skeletons would emerge to haunt her as the contest developed. As early as last April, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann wrote that Hillary was rapidly losing her lead over Obama, while the number of people who viewed her unfavorably was steadily increasing.

“Hillary isn’t wearing well,” Morris and McGann wrote. “It seems as if the more people see her, the less they like her. Now, for the first time, her low likeability levels are costing her votes.”

Her attempts to soften her image and shed the popular image of herself as a vindictive, cold, calculating opportunist and remake her image into that of a soft caring human only served to convince much of the public that they are watching a contrived performance meant to conceal her true nature which on the record shows she is anything but the kind, warmhearted human being she wants the voters to think she is.

Too many remember her shocking displays of ruthlessness, such as her cold hearted dismal of the White House Travel Office staff, or her use of thuggish private detectives to harass and slander the women who had been sexually mistreated by her husband.

Barack Obama cleverly tapped into the public’s weariness with the White House being occupied by only two families since 1988, the Bush family and the Clintons. He recognized the public’s desire for new faces and new policies and he made change his rallying cry and rode it to victory.

Hillary Clinton underestimated the public’s resentment against her, and discounted their revulsion with the sleazy conduct she and her husband displayed in the White House, typified by their attempted swiping of White House furnishings and artifacts when they left the mansion, and her husband’s last minute pardoning of the likes of fugitive felon Mark Rich.

Lincoln put it best “You can fool some the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

Iowa may not mark the end of Hillary’s White House dreams, but it is inevitable that it is the beginning of the end.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bronze; hillary; ia2008; loser
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1 posted on 01/04/2008 5:57:20 AM PST by jdm
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To: jdm
Iowa may not mark the end of Hillary’s White House dreams, but it is inevitable that it is the beginning of the end.

BUMP!

2 posted on 01/04/2008 5:58:09 AM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

Because she didn’t get enough votes?


3 posted on 01/04/2008 5:59:07 AM PST by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: jdm
What a lengthy way of saying the real truth.

Hillary lost because a majority of even her own Democrats don't like or trust her!

And dats de truff ... pppphhhheeeeewwww!

4 posted on 01/04/2008 5:59:19 AM PST by ImpBill ("America ... Where are you now?" --Greg Adams--Brownsville, TX --On the other Front Line)
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To: jdm

Deep down...nobody really likes her.

And with good reason.


5 posted on 01/04/2008 6:02:18 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jdm

““Hillary isn’t wearing well,” Morris and McGann wrote. “It seems as if the more people see her, the less they like her.”

Bingo.


6 posted on 01/04/2008 6:02:46 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: jdm
“Why Hillary Lost”

What you saw was America... FINALLY gagging on the hype! ENOUGH!!

Like the man said...”we have a two party system and a one party media” and Americans are heartily sick of the MSM force feeding them the unalloyed BS about Evita and her ‘capabilities’. We ain’t hav’n it!

7 posted on 01/04/2008 6:03:04 AM PST by SMARTY
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To: jdm
Iowa may not mark the end of Hillary’s White House dreams, but it is inevitable that it is the beginning of the end.

'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished.
But she's not dead yet. There is still work to be done.

ML/NJ

8 posted on 01/04/2008 6:03:51 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: jdm

Mrs, Clinton broke her own rule. Live by the polls.

The numbers looked good on paper, but the negatives were way too high. She should have never run in the first place.


9 posted on 01/04/2008 6:04:02 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: jdm
“Why Hillary Lost”

What you saw was America... FINALLY gagging on the hype! ENOUGH!!

Like the man said...”we have a two party system and a one party media” and Americans are heartily sick of the MSM force feeding them the unalloyed BS about Evita and her ‘capabilities’. We ain’t hav’n it!

10 posted on 01/04/2008 6:04:41 AM PST by SMARTY
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To: jdm

Because she has such a great personality.


11 posted on 01/04/2008 6:04:59 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: jdm

The Dem party chiefs must be freaking out about now.

Obama won’t get elected because Dems are more racist than even they know. And if Hillry doesn’t have the stuff to beat Obamanamrama, who’s left? Edwards? Kerry?


12 posted on 01/04/2008 6:05:26 AM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must NOT be Dismayed)
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To: jdm

Obama’s speech after last night’s win was positive and inspiring. Hers was dull and insipid. If he keeps up his positive message, she will be totally toast..................


13 posted on 01/04/2008 6:06:41 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: jdm
TO MRS. CLINTON'S HANDLERS LURKING:

Consider having Mrs. Clinton form a third party with a populist theme. Further, Mrs. Clinton should be displayed as a repentant sinner who has found Jesus and forgiven her husband for his sins.

Break from the pack, lurkers, and you all might pull this off the cliff.

14 posted on 01/04/2008 6:06:56 AM PST by BlabItGrabIt (Crude Oil Doubling Prosperous Housing Market Tanking = DIMS)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Deep down...nobody really likes her.

Huma Abedin & Butch

15 posted on 01/04/2008 6:07:18 AM PST by ASA Vet (Does Hillary share Huma with Bill?)
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To: subterfuge

Gore.....warming up right now.


16 posted on 01/04/2008 6:07:24 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: stuartcr

She’s a manufactured candidate, and everyone knows it.


17 posted on 01/04/2008 6:07:52 AM PST by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: jdm

Seeing even glimpses of the real Hillary, the voters are turned off if not repelled. Hillary’s campaign has been scripted with every detail of every encounter with voters carefully arranged to down play her negatives. However, in the frenzy of the campaign the real Hillary shown through as the cold, calculating, condescending elitist she is in reality. Hillary also failed to bridge the gap between the far left who dominate her party and more moderate mainstream types. I agree that Hillary is not out yet and I pity Obama for the attacks that will now be unleashed on him by the Clinton smear machine.


18 posted on 01/04/2008 6:08:47 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: jdm
Hillary's 'war room' today....


19 posted on 01/04/2008 6:08:50 AM PST by Condor51 (I wouldn't vote for Rooty under any circumstance -- even if Waterboarded!)
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To: jdm
Why Hillary Lost

Because the Islamofacist and the Tort Lawyer got more votes.

a said state of affairs for those of the DemocRAT persuasion

20 posted on 01/04/2008 6:09:04 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: ASA Vet

Huma...like nearly everybody else who pretends to like her...is paid (in one way or another).


21 posted on 01/04/2008 6:09:47 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jdm

BUT...BUT, this was suppose to be a CORONATION?????


22 posted on 01/04/2008 6:10:01 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: jdm
“Hillary isn’t wearing well,” Morris and McGann wrote. “It seems as if the more people see her, the less they like her.

I've been saying this since 1991. The more people see of Hillary!, the less they like her. Eventually the mask slips, and people see the ugliness underneath.

The difference between Hillary! and Bill is that with Bill, the mask almost never slips.

23 posted on 01/04/2008 6:10:27 AM PST by gridlock (There are 49 other states in the Union. We don't need another President from Arkansas just yet.)
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To: All
Is there is a much darker and troubling possibility?

Obama won and Clinton lost because of their (initial) position and votes on Iraq.

I have no sense of how Iowa rats think other than they re-vote Harkin into office at every opportunity.

Maybe they just really hate America.

Simply a thought.

24 posted on 01/04/2008 6:10:31 AM PST by Proud_texan (Stop global whining)
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To: COUNTrecount

Let’s see, from my perspective, the real winner was Edwards, and the Clinton followers now are going to have to choose between Edwards or Obama, and I think most of her followers will go with Edwards..... Obama might have to change his name and drop HUSSEIN by judicial order to gain REAL credibility. Germans to show contempt disallowed the name HITLER after 1945...didn’t they?


25 posted on 01/04/2008 6:10:53 AM PST by rovenstinez (,)
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To: stuartcr

Even so, what’s aggravating is that she got the same number of delegates as Edwards, 14, and Obama got only three more than that.


26 posted on 01/04/2008 6:10:57 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: jdm
Shrillary hasn’t pulled out the big guns yet. Just wait. It’s coming. She’ll play the race card with the black man vs. the white woman, or spin his drug use, or bring out his Muslim background, or his taxes will be gone over with a fine toothed comb, or some other tidbit from his past will emerge. She can play it one of two ways - get down and dirty or give him the chance to be her VP.
27 posted on 01/04/2008 6:11:32 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: The Great RJ

You are right about that.

The desperate Hillary is about to be unleashed and the attackes on Obama will be ferocious.

(I’m running out to buy more popcorn.)


28 posted on 01/04/2008 6:11:37 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jdm

“it is the beginning of the end.”

Not quite. She still has plenty of money and plenty of primaries to go. If she loses in New York, you can write, “The End”.


29 posted on 01/04/2008 6:12:43 AM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
“Deep down...nobody really likes her.

And with good reason.”

That’s part of the reason.
The other part is that Obama is very good candidate who got a lot of 20-30 year old people to show up.
This is the group that Republicans need to have on our side.

I think Obama will be tough to beat in November. He is positive and resonates with people. We ignore his success at our peril

30 posted on 01/04/2008 6:13:21 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: jdm
Iowa may not mark the end of Hillary’s White House dreams, but it is inevitable that it is the beginning of the end.

I pray that is true.

Although Senator Clinton's ego is enormous. She really believes she is owed this election. So she won't be quitting anytime soon. She might even push it all the way to the convention.

31 posted on 01/04/2008 6:14:36 AM PST by upchuck (Attention Senator Clinton: Lying Is Stupid When The Truth Is So Easy To Find)
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To: jdm
She understands not, humility, style, suave. Her character flaws hang like Marley's chain (not Bob).
32 posted on 01/04/2008 6:15:09 AM PST by boomop1
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To: jdm
Barack Obama, a relative newcomer to national politics, a year ago largely unknown

Sounds just like carter's and klintoon's path to the presidency

33 posted on 01/04/2008 6:15:09 AM PST by pfflier
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To: subterfuge
And if Hillry doesn’t have the stuff to beat Obamanamrama, who’s left? Edwards? Kerry?

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. ...

34 posted on 01/04/2008 6:15:58 AM PST by gridlock (There are 49 other states in the Union. We don't need another President from Arkansas just yet.)
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To: jdm

‘Barack Obama, a relative newcomer to national politics, a year ago largely unknown’

Seriously in error here.

Obama’s performance at the 04 DNC Convention brought him to everybody’s attention. He gave the single best speech by either party that summer.


35 posted on 01/04/2008 6:17:05 AM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: jdm

AS to the beginning of the end, I hope you are right but it may be wishful thinking. The entrenched Dem establishment will not let this go by and the MSM will make all efforts to make sure it is a fluke. Look at the broadcast today on CNN.


36 posted on 01/04/2008 6:17:29 AM PST by Mere
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To: ml/nj

I’ll light a candle.


37 posted on 01/04/2008 6:20:39 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: jdm

hilary expels too much CO2, that’s a very bad thing. Where’s father algore?


38 posted on 01/04/2008 6:22:46 AM PST by Waco
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To: jdm

Despite his incredible charm and charisma, I think Obama is the candidate that the Republicans will want to face in 2008. The dims will be hampered by a problem that they don’t even want to admit exists. That problem is the brown-on-black racism in the Hispanic community and the covert recism of the dixiecrats in their ranks. Recently I saw an old dixiecrat experience a “cracker attack”, livid over the possibility of a black man heading the dim ticket. Fun to watch.


39 posted on 01/04/2008 6:25:49 AM PST by darth
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To: jdm

Hillary came in third, yet she swamped the combined total of delegates for Obama and Edwards. Can anyone say “fixed?” I want a recount. Every vote must count!!


40 posted on 01/04/2008 6:26:07 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: jdm; M. Espinola; Calpernia

Perhaps Hillary lost because Obama received more votes? Even Edwards garnered more votes than The Supreme Witch. Click the image to read more reports from Iowa.

Just pray Obama keeps on winning. The thought of another corrupt, power addicted Clinton in the White House turns my stomach. Back in the early 1990's, I heard Secret Service personnel complaining loudly about the Clintons. Later I personally saw photos of Bubba higher than a kite in the WH. 'Nuff said. If I lived in a primary state that could impact this election, I would have registered so that I might be able to help assure Hillary's defeat.

The Hilabeast must not win !

41 posted on 01/04/2008 6:26:23 AM PST by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: ASA Vet

Uma does. I think.


42 posted on 01/04/2008 6:26:48 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Red Badger
Agree about Obama’s speech. I don’t agree with him on any issues, but he is inspiring. I can see why people are drawn to him. And not Hillary.
43 posted on 01/04/2008 6:27:19 AM PST by tips up
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To: stuartcr
Because she didn't get enough votes.

Because people just, well, hate her.

44 posted on 01/04/2008 6:28:06 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: jdm

Just had a great idea for a political cartoon: Hillary saying aloud to some undecided voters that she’s the victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy... while she’s struggling to hold shut a closet door that is threatening to burst open under the weight of a thousand skeletons.


45 posted on 01/04/2008 6:28:11 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: jdm
vindictive, cold, calculating opportunist

That just about sums it up.

46 posted on 01/04/2008 6:28:44 AM PST by turducken
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To: kinsman redeemer
Because people just, well, hate her.

People came out of the wood work just to vote against her.

It was kind of cool.

47 posted on 01/04/2008 6:30:38 AM PST by NeoCaveman (If higher cigarette taxes discourage smoking, what...do higher Income Taxes discourage? - massgopguy)
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To: jdm
Hillary didn't lose because people didn't know her, she lost because they do.

If she is even challenged by Osama Hussein Obama in New Hampshire, look for her machine to destroy him - and not just politically - arkancide not out of the question.

48 posted on 01/04/2008 6:34:38 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's as simple as ABC - Anyone But Clinton!!!!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

That’s why it’s a moral imperative to elimenate her in the primaries. End any possible way she could get the dimoCRACKtic nimination. Whoever the dims do put up will hopefully lose to the Pub’s guy. Hitlery will be 61 this October. She loses her more than ample a$$ in the primaries and she would have to wait four more years to even try and run again. She would then be 65. Perhaps the fire and steam will have been long extinguished from her political blood so the threat of her in the White House will be removed. Let hope so. This is only round 1. As the defeats pile up, it should be crystal clear to her that only her ego would tell her to press on to ultimate defeat.

She should pull out way before the November elections so she would be spared the final acknowledgement of how much this country really hates her. That is something she just couldn’t live with. But the rest of us could.


49 posted on 01/04/2008 6:35:39 AM PST by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: jdm

It won’t really be over until she’s hit by a falling house.


50 posted on 01/04/2008 6:36:09 AM PST by George Smiley (This tagline has been Reutered. (Can you tell?))
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