Skip to comments.Emotional Clinton says, This is personal
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.
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)
I don’t want a President who views her job performance as personal.
Awwwww. The meanies made the wittle girl cryyyyy.
Gagaroma, she is a failure under pressure.
Hm. Wonder what chemical they used to simulate human emotion.
I am surprised her handlers let his wrinkled pic escape.
That is why any percieved disagreement with her is a personal attack on her and therefore "hell to pay".
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)
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.
Tears of narcissism.
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....
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.
GOOD GRIEF!! Does she think being President isn’t TOUGH!!!She is embarrassing to women!
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.
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?
What a totally contrved moment.
What she needs is a does of Thatcher’s persona, but instead she becomes a tycpical liberal victim.
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)
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