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Emotional Clinton says, This is personal
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/07/08 | Philip Elliott - ap

Posted on 01/07/2008 1:36:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Hillary Rodham Clinton's eyes welled up and her voice broke repeatedly Monday as she talked with voters in a restaurant about her campaign for the presidency. The former first lady was making a last-minute pitch for support as she spoke on the eve of the state's primary, with polls showing her trailing Democratic rival Barack Obama.

Asked by a sympathetic voter how she keeps going in the grueling campaign, she replied, "It's not easy. It's not easy."

"And I couldn't do it if I just didn't, you know, passionately believe it was the right thing to do," she said, her voice catching.

"You know, I've had so many opportunities from this country, I just don't want to see us fall backwards," she said, her voice trailing off. The voters crowded into the restaurant applauded encouragingly.

"So," she continued, then paused, seemingly to control her voice as her listeners applauded again. "You know, this is very personal for me. It's not just political. It's not just public. I see what's happening, and we have to reverse it. And some people think elections are a game. They think it's like who's up or who's down.

"It's about our country. It's about our kids' futures. It's really about all of us together. You know some of us put ourselves out there and do this against some pretty difficult odds. And we do it, each one of us, because we care about our country. But some of us are right and some of us are wrong. Some of us are ready and some of us are not."

She concluded, "And so when we look at the array of problems we have and the potential for it getting — really spinning out of control, this is one of the most important elections America's ever faced. So as tired as I am — and I am — and as difficult as it is to try to kind of keep up with what I try to do on the road like occasionally exercise and try to eat right — it's tough when the easiest food is pizza — I just believe so strongly in who we are as a nation so I'm going to do everything I can to make my case and, you know, then the voters get to decide."

After she spoke several of the people in the Cafe Espresso audience crowded around Clinton and offered sympathetic support.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.,
is surrounded by cameras as she talks to media after a campaign event
in Dover, N.H. Monday, Jan. 7, 2008.
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


1 posted on 01/07/2008 1:36:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t want a President who views her job performance as personal.


2 posted on 01/07/2008 1:37:58 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

Awwwww. The meanies made the wittle girl cryyyyy.


3 posted on 01/07/2008 1:38:01 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gagaroma, she is a failure under pressure.


4 posted on 01/07/2008 1:38:02 PM PST by boomop1
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To: NormsRevenge
What a pitiful sight.

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5 posted on 01/07/2008 1:38:17 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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Hm. Wonder what chemical they used to simulate human emotion.


6 posted on 01/07/2008 1:38:31 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: NormsRevenge

I am surprised her handlers let his wrinkled pic escape.


7 posted on 01/07/2008 1:38:49 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge
Thats the problem - its personal. She learned that from Saul Alinsky; find a issue, polarize it, personalize it.

That is why any percieved disagreement with her is a personal attack on her and therefore "hell to pay".

8 posted on 01/07/2008 1:38:50 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
listens to a question from an undecided voter during a campaign stop at
Cafe Espresso in Portsmouth, New Hampshire January 7, 2008.
REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)


9 posted on 01/07/2008 1:39:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

She said “I’ve had so many opportunities in this country . . .”

Like making $100,000 in pork belly futures from funds misdirected into her account? Or payoffs for pardons? Big checks for selling out U.S. interests to China? Having her husband get serviced by his employees over the years?

Man, she’s lived the good life.


10 posted on 01/07/2008 1:40:33 PM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Tears of narcissism.


11 posted on 01/07/2008 1:40:38 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the politics in politics.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Emotional Clinton says, This is personal ...

Oh Jesus. That gave me the shivers.
Made me remember a tearful Mike Tyson trying to explain why he had bitten someone’s ear off.

It was personal - this is how I feed my family....

12 posted on 01/07/2008 1:40:38 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: NormsRevenge
Did Margret Thatcher or Golda Mier ever cry - I don’t think so.
13 posted on 01/07/2008 1:41:16 PM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s only a matter of time before her eyes bug out, her hair spontaneously ignites, and her derrière explodes.

OK, OK, the eye thing might not happen all that soon.


14 posted on 01/07/2008 1:41:28 PM PST by djf (...and dying in your bed, many years from now, did you donate to FR?)
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To: NormsRevenge

GOOD GRIEF!! Does she think being President isn’t TOUGH!!!She is embarrassing to women!


15 posted on 01/07/2008 1:41:34 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Both Hill and Bill are complete narcissists. This is all about her now. Bill is trying to take the back seat but he just can’t. He’s let her down again and she can’t take it. It is personal for her. She simply can’t believe that the people don’t want her for President. Even with Bill trying to stump for her. Gag.


16 posted on 01/07/2008 1:42:36 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: NormsRevenge
"It's really about all of us together.
You know some of us put ourselves out there and do this against some pretty difficult odds.
And we do it, each one of us, because we care about our country.
But some of us are right and some of us are wrong.
Some of us are ready and some of us are not.""


17 posted on 01/07/2008 1:43:11 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Brilliant

She is correct — it IS personal.

I don’t like Hillary personally.

And I really don’t want her to the President of the United States. She isn’t qualified. She will cry at diplomatic affairs. She is a socialist. Need I go on?


18 posted on 01/07/2008 1:43:16 PM PST by i_dont_chat (Your choice if you take offense.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a totally contrved moment.

What she needs is a does of Thatcher’s persona, but instead she becomes a tycpical liberal victim.

How pathetic.


19 posted on 01/07/2008 1:43:30 PM PST by Adams
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To: BibChr; ElkGroveDan
Talk about a Bette Davis moment..

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) reacts
while responding to a question during a campaign stop with undecided voters
at Cafe Espresso in Portsmouth, New Hampshire January 7, 2008.
REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)

20 posted on 01/07/2008 1:43:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: boomop1
she is a failure under pressure - And this is the FIRST time we have ever seen HER under pressure.
21 posted on 01/07/2008 1:44:35 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: NormsRevenge

It wasn’t pizza made those cankles; it’s the weight of all those worries. What with a world to destroy, enemies to deal with, a prince of darkness to serve. Life can be hard.


22 posted on 01/07/2008 1:45:41 PM PST by Defiant (Huckabee puts the goober back in gubernatorial.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Huma will offer sympathetic support.

Huma Abedin & Butch

23 posted on 01/07/2008 1:46:08 PM PST by ASA Vet (Does Hillary share Huma with Bill?)
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To: ASA Vet

I didn’t see a tear,,did anybody?


24 posted on 01/07/2008 1:48:00 PM PST by cajungirl
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To: NormsRevenge
We have two believable options:

1) She really did get this emotional. If so, she can't handle the stress/pressure.

2) This was a fabricated ploy. If so, she is pathetically desperate.

Either way, she's not fit to serve.

25 posted on 01/07/2008 1:48:00 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: ASA Vet

Jaw juts out from constant striving to reach that special spot . . .


26 posted on 01/07/2008 1:49:23 PM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh...


Good Grief....


27 posted on 01/07/2008 1:49:29 PM PST by Lucky9teen (When you blame others, you give up your power to change.)
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To: NormsRevenge
After she spoke several of the people in the Cafe Espresso audience crowded around Clinton and offered sympathetic support.

Well.....
Looks like the give me sympathy "trial balloon" worked....
Nothing new for a Rat though.....

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28 posted on 01/07/2008 1:49:30 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Adams

Yeah, I’m not buying that episode at ALL.


29 posted on 01/07/2008 1:49:54 PM PST by subterfuge (1st choice: Hunter------2nd choice: Thompson-----3rd choice: there is no 3rd choice!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"You know, I've had so many opportunities from this country, I just don't want to see us fall backwards..."

The only reason that these United States and her citizens might "fall backwards" is because Socialists like Hillary are eager to push the rest of us over the edge in the name of "the common good."

30 posted on 01/07/2008 1:51:52 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.)
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To: originalbuckeye
We tried to tell her. Everyone tried to tell her to STAY OUT. No one wants another clinton fiasco. But would she listen?? What are you gonna do when someone is headed straight for the cliff, knows it, and refuses to stop?

Tears? Of remorse or anger...ORRRrrrrrrr.....is she pulling the old "pity" ploy out of her playbook? She could go on Oprah with a box of Kleenex and show her vulnerable side. But wait...Oprah's backing Obama...lol!

31 posted on 01/07/2008 1:52:25 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness ( Bumper sticker idea: Hillary/Obama Nation '08. Let the desolation begin)
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To: cajungirl
I didn’t see a tear,,did anybody?

This reminds me of the scene in National Lampoons Vacation where Chevy Chase is trying to work up some tears in front of the motorcycle cop after dragging Aunt Esna's dog to death from the back bumper...
32 posted on 01/07/2008 1:53:20 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: svcw

at least not where anyone could see them..maybe they cried when they were on the can in the mornin, but they’d NEVER show a weakness in public..


33 posted on 01/07/2008 1:53:23 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.)
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To: NormsRevenge

" The VRWC did this to me."

34 posted on 01/07/2008 1:54:32 PM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Getting emotional? Crying? Does it hurt when icecubes come out of tear ducts?

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35 posted on 01/07/2008 1:55:20 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope not one of you sharp-eyed, clear-thinkin’ FReepers think for one minute that wasn’t a focus-group tested response, carefully gauged to regain support from the women who are flocking to Obama in droves and the support of weak-kneed milquetoast metrosexual pansies who get all moist the minute a woman sheds a tear.


36 posted on 01/07/2008 1:55:50 PM PST by JewishRighter (Why, oh Why can't it be Hunter???)
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought PERSONAL was when Hillary and Craig Livingstone got/used 700 or was it 900 plus FBI files illegally.


37 posted on 01/07/2008 1:56:41 PM PST by rod1
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To: NormsRevenge

“You know, I’ve had so many opportunities from this country, I just don’t want to see us fall backwards,”......If you get in office it will fall more than backwards right off the cliff you witch!


39 posted on 01/07/2008 1:59:32 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: All
The (gag) "smartest" women in the world made three huge mistakes which is why her prez bid is on the verge of collapse:

(1) She resurrected the Old Guard---Bill Clinton, Terry McAuliffe, Maddie Albright. Man, if only Janet Reno had showed up (/sarc)

(2) She stupidly stepped into a dung pile when she followed the idiotic lead of New York Gov Spitler and endorsed licensing illegals.

(3) She approved sending her husband out to campaign for her thinking he was her ace in the hole. Turns out Bill's nothing but an *******.


40 posted on 01/07/2008 2:00:11 PM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here it comes...the signs of hormones and how a woman president will be as she faces tough times. Folks, this is an election in New Hampshire and this woman is cracking and crying. Can you even fathom what the hell she would do if she was treated with the rejection President Bush has had to deal with for 8 years?

(Runs for cover from the pro-woman for president establishment lurking on FR)


41 posted on 01/07/2008 2:00:32 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (No One Gets To Their Heaven Without A Fight)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ohhh, it’s personal all right.


42 posted on 01/07/2008 2:02:11 PM PST by lainie ("You had your time, you had the power, you've yet to have your finest hour" (Roger Taylor, 1984))
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To: NormsRevenge

I sure as heck don’t want the country to slide backwards into the Clintoon era.


43 posted on 01/07/2008 2:04:08 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: odin219

You don’t need to exaggerate that pic.


44 posted on 01/07/2008 2:05:07 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

45 posted on 01/07/2008 2:06:50 PM PST by CASchack
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To: cajungirl
I didn’t see a tear,,did anybody?

No I didn't. But I'd cry too if I'd spent my entire adult life calculating and conniving and living with a sleaze-ball...all to reach a place she'll never get. What an empty life.

46 posted on 01/07/2008 2:08:10 PM PST by Neverforget01
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To: Liz
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47 posted on 01/07/2008 2:08:38 PM PST by digger48
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To: Brilliant

I agree, if this is her reaction to the pressures of campaigning, I wonder how could she hold up under the pressure of another 9/11 scenario as a president?

I would speculate not very well.


48 posted on 01/07/2008 2:08:40 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: NormsRevenge

Such teary-eyed emotion from a woman who purportedly couldn’t breast feed her child because the milk was cold.


49 posted on 01/07/2008 2:09:19 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Her "Edmund Muskie" moment. Priceless!

"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

50 posted on 01/07/2008 2:09:31 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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