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Trailing in N.H. Polling, Clinton Takes More Control of Campaign
Washington Post ^ | 1/6/08 | Anne E. Kornblut and Shailagh Murray

Posted on 01/06/2008 8:50:54 PM PST by jimbo123

HAMPTON, N.H., Jan. 6 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, slipping further behind her chief rival in the Democratic primary here, has taken direct control over her strategy and message as she scrambles to block the ascent of Sen. Barack Obama.

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In an unscheduled conference call with senior aides on Sunday morning, Hillary Clinton took what her advisers described as an unprecedented level of control over the direction of the daily message -- issuing orders rather than soliciting advice. According to one participant in the call, Clinton did not explicitly relieve any advisers of responsibilities, but made it clear that she intended to reorient her campaign toward sharpening her differences with Obama on the trail.

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1 posted on 01/06/2008 8:50:56 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Hillary is a control freak, how can she take more control of something she already controls totally??


2 posted on 01/06/2008 8:51:47 PM PST by GeronL
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To: jimbo123

Kevlar for all...


3 posted on 01/06/2008 8:52:11 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: jimbo123

Oh, I hope she gets SHRILL and NASTY.

I want people to see how badly she stands up to pressure.

This should be fun to watch!!!!


4 posted on 01/06/2008 8:53:17 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: jimbo123

But. . but . . this was supposed to be a coronation! . . supposed to be just a formality with all the other candidates being lackluster up side Hillary . . this was supposed to be an inevitability . . but . . but . . sputter . . !


5 posted on 01/06/2008 8:55:02 PM PST by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . .)
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To: nmh

Fun to watch??? Yep!!

But are you ready for President Obama????????


6 posted on 01/06/2008 8:56:40 PM PST by DWar
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To: jimbo123

Edwards is in full poutyface mode to boot!


7 posted on 01/06/2008 8:58:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jimbo123
Hillary, I believe we do have what you want, a nice selection, reasonably priced and suitable for throwing.


8 posted on 01/06/2008 8:58:37 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: DWar

Obama is gonna get his ass ripped. He is a lightweight contender. The lightest of all the Dems


9 posted on 01/06/2008 8:59:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DWar
“But are you ready for President Obama????????”

Oh please! He give me the creeps!

I really want Edwards to take the lead for the Democrats - he’s a loser.

10 posted on 01/06/2008 8:59:19 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Twinkie

Maybe this is the “inevitable” sputter on the way to the Coronation?

I am starting to think Barack may be a bit tougher nut to crack in 08, the nutroots will be behind the guy and mortgaging homes to donate to him...


11 posted on 01/06/2008 8:59:28 PM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3)
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To: Twinkie
Here she goes again...Blaming others...telling them they're all stupid. That only the smartest woman in the world knows what to do. Some things don't CHANGE!!

Our souces (moi) said she rolled out a map...of Marcy Park!! :-)

12 posted on 01/06/2008 9:00:44 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: jimbo123

To be honest, I’m rooting for Hillary. I really hope she can pull this off and get the Democratic nomination. I would infinitely rather the Republican nominee face Hillary than Obama—she’s much easier to defeat.


13 posted on 01/06/2008 9:01:56 PM PST by ottbmare
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To: jimbo123

As she begins to micromanage her campaign, it will get worse and worse. She probably believes that she is the world’s smartest woman, and will not stop to question anything that comes into her head because time is too short and she is too arrogant.

America’s ex-wife is taking over the reconstruction project on her campaign, and boy, is she ever going to screw it up! I so look forward to watching this. She may get the nomination due to the superdelegates, and that will make things even worse within the party. And she will not have a clue.

Sheesh! Well, it will make for good television and good FReeping. :-D


14 posted on 01/06/2008 9:02:23 PM PST by Judith Anne (I refuse to have a tagline anymore. Nope. Not gonna do it. Won't go there.)
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To: jimbo123

In MSM spin terms, this means she wasn’t responsible for recent defeats.


15 posted on 01/06/2008 9:02:52 PM PST by Rudder
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To: jimbo123

If you read the leftist blogs, like KOS or Huffington, the storm of outright RACISM and HATRED being released is uuterly astounding...

These are comments from KOS alone in regard to OBAMA, from the last 24 hours:

“Children’s Crusade”
“Happy Talk, Hope, and Fairy Dust Don’t Win Elections”
“You Don’t Bring “Kumbaya” To A Gunfight”
“Campaign of False Hopes”
“Homophobe”
“Muslem”
“Coke-User”
“Aldulterer”
“Dirty”

Watching the Democratic Party rip it’s own throat out is a simple pleasure, and we ALL knew it would eventually come to this.


16 posted on 01/06/2008 9:04:33 PM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: jimbo123

Now she’ll blow her top.


17 posted on 01/06/2008 9:06:16 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever fully realize.)
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To: nmh

I actually think Hillary is the easiest to beat, then Edwards. The hardest will be Obama. The press will tout him as the 2nd coming of JFK and his beautiful young family fills that ticket well. The German press is all agape with JKF comparisons to JFK. His relative youth and vigor will play into that, too.


18 posted on 01/06/2008 9:06:50 PM PST by DWar
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To: jimbo123
I still think the dems will win in November, but I am (thankfully) less sure now. They are such losers, such anti-American socialist panderers, that some people just can't stand the stench of desperation coming off them. They are SO lusting for the White House so they can "give" stuff to "the people" and play out their messiah fantasies that it's kind of creepy.

Our only hope is that they damage each other so much ala the Democrats have in the past (Dukakis, Kerry) that we don't necessarily "beat" them but the American people simply don't show up to vote for them. A slim hope, but more than I had two months ago.

19 posted on 01/06/2008 9:07:22 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist who will vote Fred in the primary, Republican in November)
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To: GeronL
Hillary is a control freak, how can she take more control of something she already controls totally??M

Must means she bought glass ash trays to bounce off bills head. LOL

I would give anything to hear the names she called Obama, after Iowa, when there was no one to report what she said. I bet she turned the air blue, Mother++++ this and mother++++ that and he was a low down , etc, etc. Bet if wasn't PC ...

20 posted on 01/06/2008 9:07:38 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: jimbo123

The megalomaniac as taken over the bridge, ship is doomed.


21 posted on 01/06/2008 9:08:10 PM PST by fella (The proper application of the truth far more important than the knowledge of it's existance."Ike")
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To: ottbmare
. I would infinitely rather the Republican nominee face Hillary than Obama—she’s much easier to defeat.

Don't be so sure...remember there are minions of brain-dead Dem voters coupled in with 'Rat voter fraud that can turn the trick for Hellary....we must be ever vigilant and we better have a decent nominee for the GOP....and we know them pickins' is slim.

22 posted on 01/06/2008 9:08:13 PM PST by tflabo
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To: jimbo123

Never in hell.


23 posted on 01/06/2008 9:08:17 PM PST by Waco
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To: tcrlaf

Are any of these charges false ? Just asking .


24 posted on 01/06/2008 9:08:33 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: jimbo123

Remember when she said all the people were attacking her because she was the leader of all the polls? Haaaaaa.


25 posted on 01/06/2008 9:09:00 PM PST by Hattie
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To: jimbo123

26 posted on 01/06/2008 9:09:46 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: jimbo123

Here comes the REAL HILLARY!!! Yeeeehaawww (Howard Dean scream)!


27 posted on 01/06/2008 9:11:07 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ottbmare

This is shaping up to be the most open contest ever..... Over the past month any number of these players could win it.... I do think Hillary would lose ‘08 hands down.... although if a Dim wins I could live with Obama as he will never get his ideas thru any legislation.


28 posted on 01/06/2008 9:13:39 PM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: kbennkc

Probably not...

This KOS Comment pretty sums up the mood among the radical Clintonites:

“Confrontation is democracy, and do you really think playing nice is what we should do after Cheney, Karl Rove and their neocon brigade have destroyed the Constitution?

It’s time to push the republicans back. Tell them to sit down and shut the f**k up. I almost want to throw up at how spineless this party is.”
(my Profanity edit)

These people DO NOT want to play nice, they are demanding someone who will stand up for all they have been led to believe.

Their minds simply cannot adjust to the FACT that most of what they have been led to believe is utter BS, spewed by folks with an agenda FAR DIFFERENT than thier own.

Now that the useful idiots are no longer useful, they are almost in PAIN with thier rage...


29 posted on 01/06/2008 9:16:09 PM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: jimbo123
She continued to use the "that's not change" mantra, with an enthusiastic audience eventually joining in the chant.

Was this the entusiastic crowd she had bussed in from NY?

The ones that had a 2 day trip paid by the campaign?

The same ones who were asking some of the questions during her Q and A

30 posted on 01/06/2008 9:17:49 PM PST by digger48
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To: DWar

Obama has a long way to go before America would give that amount of power to an empty suit.


31 posted on 01/06/2008 9:18:53 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: jimbo123

Hillary in control, yep - that ought to do it!


32 posted on 01/06/2008 9:19:44 PM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: GeronL

“Hillary is a control freak, how can she take more control of something she already controls totally??”

How many times have we heard from her staff that EVERYTHING goes through and must be approved by HRC?

Of course, how many times have we heard HRC state she didn’t know what her staff was doing, or saying?

But.... next time she would!


33 posted on 01/06/2008 9:20:03 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: jimbo123
The exchange when the questioner from New Hampshire put it to Hillary that the people polled that they liked Obama and did not like Hillary. She then looked down, then raised her chin, and then said, "That hurts my feelings", demurred, then changed her face like Erin, in The Exorcist, and said, "but, I'll be all-right." If you studied this womans face and the gutteral change in her voice you could feel her hatred for Obama, and frankly all of the voters who were forcing her to humiliate herself by answering questions. She was not supposed to have to answer questions which revealed what she is. This was supposed to be a done deal.

The entire Obama family had better watch their step with this woman.

34 posted on 01/06/2008 9:20:41 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: jimbo123

Micromanaging everything.....


35 posted on 01/06/2008 9:23:12 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: kbennkc

“Are any of these charges false ? Just asking .”

Yes. They all are.

But only a couple of them are about Obama.


36 posted on 01/06/2008 9:24:06 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: jimbo123

You mean Hillary is blaming her staff because she went shrill and bugeyed when Johnny pushed her buttons? Boy, that got a lot of replay today. Huma should head for the hills.


37 posted on 01/06/2008 9:25:27 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: ilgipper

“Obama has a long way to go before America would give that amount of power to an empty suit.”

Well, we gave it to Jimmy Carter.


38 posted on 01/06/2008 9:26:11 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: jimbo123

We have all got to stop underestimating the lengths this evil witch, her husband, and their ass-residing media whores will go to obtain the power she seeks.

I want to see this hag and her despicable teensy-pricked husband be humiliated and destroyed politically forever, but I will not believe the manufactured hype that she is done and over.

The Clintonistas will bring upwards of the wrath of HELL to get back into power. They literally will stop at nothing. We can’t for a minute be so naive as to think she’s gonna concede even though primary voters may reject her soundly.

I would so prefer fighting Obama for the presidency than the Clintons, because the Clintons bring nuclear weapons to the fight and they’ve proven they will gladly use them. They literally will kill to get that power back.

Everyone else brings their typical conventional idiot liberalist weapons to the fight, and I believe those weapons have run their course on a suspecting public.

The Clintons are evil. The other liberals are merely moonbat, idiot, morons with no common sense or ability to tackle real-world problems and crises.

I’ll take that anytime over the biblical evil I believe the Clintons possess.


39 posted on 01/06/2008 9:29:03 PM PST by Husker8877
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To: Texas Songwriter

“That hurts my feelings”, demurred, then changed her face like Erin, in The Exorcist, and said, “but, I’ll be all-right.”

-—— (what wasn’t said. Note: satire follows)

“And we know what happens to those who hurt my feelings!
I’ll be all-right, but they better start worrying if they will.”


40 posted on 01/06/2008 9:29:18 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: kbennkc

(Sorry, had another brain cloud.)

“Are any of these charges false ? Just asking .”

No. They are all true.

But only a couple of them are about Obama.


41 posted on 01/06/2008 9:32:30 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: GeronL
"Hillary is a control freak, how can she take more control of something she already controls totally??"

yitbos

42 posted on 01/06/2008 9:38:33 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. - Ayn Rand")
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To: jimbo123

Time for a little blue on blue.


43 posted on 01/06/2008 9:44:07 PM PST by lp boonie (Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement)
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To: jimbo123

About time.Now she can really flop.


44 posted on 01/06/2008 9:45:33 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs for Christmas:))
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To: jimbo123
issuing orders rather than soliciting advice.

THAT is Hillary's nature. She bosses the "little people" around, and NOBODY better cross her, or they'll end up in a park playing a fatal game of Russian Roulette.

45 posted on 01/06/2008 9:50:38 PM PST by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: DWar
That’s why I want EDWARDS to do better.

Obama is scary ... he just might pull it off.

46 posted on 01/06/2008 9:51:03 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: org.whodat
Yep... Anybody taking bets on which will do the most flying? (the epithets or the ash-trays, that is)

And, why in the world would these PC idiots still have ash-trays around, anyway? Sets a bad example for the children, don'tcha know...

Oh, and better not let any of those FJB's get within a hundred feet of the witch (if they know what's good for them, that is)... Except maybe Sid Vicious... They were made for each other...

47 posted on 01/06/2008 9:51:30 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: GeronL

I hope she’s really pretty effective at what she does, when she takes the helm.

What we need, is for Hillary to come back after Obama and take it into the convention.


48 posted on 01/06/2008 9:53:18 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: bruinbirdman

How long has Hillary been planning to be POTUS? 65 years? It seems longer.

She has brilliantly assembled the A TEAM of political advisers.
Imported exotic domestic luxuries from far away Saudi Arabia.
Her regal team has been far better trained than ordinary teams.

Still, in the heat of the political battle, this is a job only for... Super Washington Woman; and that dear friends, is what happened to the boys in Vietnam. Don’t let history repeat itself.

If we put up another RINO, it’s all over.


49 posted on 01/06/2008 10:11:25 PM PST by captain anode (78% of us FREEPERS could practice better manners.)
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To: jimbo123

They are merely preparing her for taking “charge” of her comeback.


50 posted on 01/06/2008 10:13:11 PM PST by I_like_good_things_too
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