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Clinton Pins '08 Hopes on Texas Rebound
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080213/D8UP76LG2.html ^

Posted on 02/13/2008 12:56:53 PM PST by traumer

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Trying to overcome a string of losses and a staff shake-up, Hillary Rodham Clinton sought new energy Tuesday night from a boisterous crowd of about 12,000 in a state she hopes will provide a rebound in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Clinton, whose rallies had been overshadowed by rival Barack Obama's huge crowds, arrived at the packed University of Texas at El Paso basketball arena as voters were giving Obama victories in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

But her sights were set on the March 4 Texas and Ohio primaries and on President Bush.

"I'm tested, I'm ready, let's make it happen," she yelled to cheering supporters.

She slipped into a "you all" and criticized Bush, the former Texas governor.

"There's a great saying in Texas," she said, "all hat and no cattle. Well after seven years of George Bush, we need a lot less hat and lot more cattle."

Clinton did not mention Tuesday's results, but there were lingering signs of the disquiet in her campaign.

Her deputy campaign manager resigned Tuesday, the latest departure in a staff shake-up follows string of losses to Barack Obama.

In an e-mail message to staffers, Mike Henry said he was stepping down to allow campaign manager Maggie Williams to build her own team. Williams replaced Patti Solis Doyle during the weekend. Solis Doyle had recruited Henry to join the campaign last year.

"Out of respect for Maggie and her new leadership team, I thought it was the best thing to do," Henry wrote. "As someone who has managed campaigns, I share the unique understanding of the challenges that the campaign will face over the next several weeks. Our campaign needs to move quickly to build a new leadership team, support them and their decisions and make the necessary adjustments to achieve the winning outcome for which we have all worked so hard for over a year now."

It was unclear whether Henry was forced out.

Obama continued to rack up wins Tuesday, beating Clinton by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in Virginia and also winning easily in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Henry was the campaign's main field architect and was best known for writing a memo in the spring urging Clinton not to compete in Iowa, "our consistently weakest state." The memo was leaked to the news media, which embarrassed Clinton as she was beginning to build an organization in Iowa.

Clinton placed third in Iowa, behind Obama and John Edwards, who has since left the race. Her campaign has struggled since then.

Guy Cecil, another top field strategist, was expected to succeed Henry.

Clinton did not spend much time or money in the Potomac River region. She canceled a tentative event in the Washington area as voting was under way Tuesday.

Instead, she spent about an hour in a makeshift television studio in her Arlington, Va., national headquarters conducting interviews via satellite with 10 television stations in Texas, Ohio and Wisconsin.

She made it clear that the March 4 primaries in Ohio and Texas were crucial milestones in her campaign.

"Ohio is really going to count in determining who our Democratic nominee is going to be," she told WCPO in Cincinnati. She reminded Texans that her first job in politics was for the Democratic Party in 1972 registering Hispanic voters in South Texas. "I still have friends from those experiences," she said.

Clinton also planned to campaign in Wisconsin, which holds its primary on Feb. 19. But she told one interviewer in Milwaukee that the race there was "an uphill challenge."

"I'm the underdog candidate in that race," she said.

She is airing television ads statewide in Ohio and Texas. She also is placing Spanish language ads in Texas. On Tuesday she also began airing ads in Wisconsin. She planned to go to Ohio late Wednesday and then to Wisconsin on Saturday.


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1 posted on 02/13/2008 12:56:56 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer
ATTENTION: ************ BARF ALERT ************ SÍ! YO AMO TEXAS, MUCHO, MUCHO... QUIERO SER LA PRIMERA PRESIDENTA DE ESTE PAIS!
2 posted on 02/13/2008 12:58:40 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Out in the great Texas town of El Paso
Voters fell in love with a liberal girl....

Sorry Marty Robbin’s tune always plays in my head when I hear El Paso mentioned.


3 posted on 02/13/2008 1:00:05 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("When you can't make them see the light; make them feel the heat." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: traumer
I wonder how many of the people who voted for Obama actually support Obama, and how many just wanted to vote against Hillary?
4 posted on 02/13/2008 1:00:52 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
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To: traumer

I thought that the guy on “Fantasy Island” wore white.


5 posted on 02/13/2008 1:01:23 PM PST by horse_doc (Visualize a world where a tactical nuke went off at Max Yasgur's farm in 1969.)
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To: traumer

An incredulous relative called me from the Lubbock area this morning with the news that he had heard Hillary’s first radio ad there. Lubbock has the most Republican voters of any city in Texas. Talk about not allocating resources wisely...


6 posted on 02/13/2008 1:02:39 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: traumer
She reminded Texans that her first job in politics was for the Democratic Party in 1972 registering Hispanic voters in South Texas. "I still have friends from those experiences," she said.

If anyone sees Hillary, please ask for names of some of those friends. I know it seems kind of pointless to catch Hillary in yet another lie, but every little bit of proof helps.

7 posted on 02/13/2008 1:05:25 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: traumer

I didn’t notice those horns on her head before.........


8 posted on 02/13/2008 1:06:55 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: kittymyrib

Well, if she loses in Texas, her campaign will say it doesn’t count for some reason or other.

Her flunkies keep saying that states she has lost don’t count for different reasons. Too many African-American voters, too many affluent voters, too many “red states” went for Obama but won’t go for a Democrat in the general election anyway, yadda, yadda, yadda. I can’t wait to hear what the spin will be next.

She has got to get back to basics. Get back to “the Hillary I Know” campaign.


9 posted on 02/13/2008 1:07:17 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: traumer
Gotta wonder if Hidlebeast has a brain....this may work in a really liberal state...

“There’s a great saying in Texas,” she said, “all hat and no cattle. Well after seven years of George Bush, we need a
lot less hat and lot more cattle.”

but it is stupid to campaign against Bush in Texas...Bush won there over and over by large numbers

10 posted on 02/13/2008 1:07:26 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: traumer

How many were BUSSED IN???


11 posted on 02/13/2008 1:07:41 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: traumer

The same thing was said of another candidate not too long ago and he got burned:

“Romney pins hopes on California Rebound”


12 posted on 02/13/2008 1:08:28 PM PST by Kieri (Midwest Snark Claw & Feather Club Founder)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Hook 'em!......

13 posted on 02/13/2008 1:08:42 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: traumer

Haven’t we seen this show already?

Some guy named Rudy who pinned everything on one state.......

???????????


14 posted on 02/13/2008 1:09:20 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: traumer
Exit poll: Obama wins with Virginia Latinos

By Eunice Moscoso

In his decisive win against Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Virginia primary, Sen. Barack Obama was the top choice among Latino voters, according to exit polls.

Obama won 54 percent of the Hispanic vote compared to 46 percent for Clinton.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/immigration/entries/2008/02/13/exit_poll_obama_wins_with_virg.html

15 posted on 02/13/2008 1:10:56 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Out in the great Texas town of El Paso
Voters fell in love with a liberal girl....

!! EXCELLENT !! :o)


16 posted on 02/13/2008 1:11:19 PM PST by traumer
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To: Our man in washington
Of course hillary has personal friends in
Texas and every other place she stops. You know how she always smiles big and points to people in the crowd? Those are her personal friends out there that she is acknowledging.

(NOT)

17 posted on 02/13/2008 1:12:55 PM PST by Ditter
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To: traumer
"There's a great saying in Texas," she said, "all hat and no cattle. Well after seven years of George Bush, we need a lot less hat and lot more cattle."

Still running against George W Bush? I don't believe he's on the ballot is he? And since he was twice elected governor he must have had some support in Texas....

18 posted on 02/13/2008 1:13:46 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: traumer

I hope her Texas plan does as well as Rudy’s Florida plan....


19 posted on 02/13/2008 1:14:39 PM PST by Antoninus (Looks like 2008 could be McCain vs. Hussein.)
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To: FreedomProtector

Not to mention, if anyone is all hat and no cattle in this race, it’s her. Her hat is her exaggerated and empty claim of experience, and the missing cattle are the dearth of accomplishments and the lack of any policy successes she can claim authorship of.


20 posted on 02/13/2008 1:14:51 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I wonder how many of the people who voted for Obama actually support Obama, and how many just wanted to vote against Hillary?

We have a winner!

Obamamania should be called non-Hillary mania.

To run against McCain, Obama must declare what he wants to do.

Then it will be the good guys against the bad guys.

21 posted on 02/13/2008 1:16:45 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
and the missing cattle are the dearth of accomplishments and the lack of any policy successes she can claim authorship of.

Hillary knows cattle! Well, cattle futures anyway.....

22 posted on 02/13/2008 1:20:24 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
I hope she twists deans arms, off if she wants. Seat's all the delegates from Fl.& Il. Splits the party in half as she steals from the black guy in front of the world. Then goes to the convention takes all the super delegates, again in front of everybody. It will make last night in berkley look like a picnic I won't be any happier about McLame but...
23 posted on 02/13/2008 1:21:51 PM PST by reefdiver (The sheriff of Nottingham collected taxes on behalf of the common good)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
She fell in love with a Mexican bloc.
Night time would find her in St. Mary's Chapel
Music would play and the crowd, it would rock.

One day a bold young Senator came in
Bold as the West Texas wind
Polling and voting and winning elections
He was a threat and she knew it right then.

But alas, there she stood on the stage of a hotel in Dallas
The votes they were in and it didn't seem right.
Shouting and whining, she couldn't believe it
One more lost primary and now it's Good Night.

24 posted on 02/13/2008 1:22:25 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: traumer
"There's a great saying in Texas," she said, "all hat and no cattle. Well after seven years of George Bush, we need a lot less hat and lot more cattle."

...or cattle futures

25 posted on 02/13/2008 1:22:28 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: traumer

Hillary should get out of the way, and let the Obamarama do its tour. Hillary’s dream is toast.


26 posted on 02/13/2008 1:23:15 PM PST by pallis
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To: Antoninus
The DOG & PONY Show
27 posted on 02/13/2008 1:23:27 PM PST by traumer
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To: TexasNative2000

Excellent. And hilarious!


28 posted on 02/13/2008 1:24:28 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("When you can't make them see the light; make them feel the heat." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: traumer

Texas Toast, I hope.


29 posted on 02/13/2008 1:25:35 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Too much Waco, too.


30 posted on 02/13/2008 1:26:29 PM PST by txhurl (Don't sausage me, bro!)
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To: traumer

The Clintons will find a way to pull this thing off. They’ve dreamed of this for too long to go down without a fight. They are above NOTHING.............


31 posted on 02/13/2008 1:26:39 PM PST by no dems (Political Correctness is Fascism.)
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To: FreedomProtector

We also have a saying in Texas that applies to the Hildbeast:” Don’t piss down my back & tell me it’s RAINING!”

She won’t get far in Texas.


32 posted on 02/13/2008 1:26:50 PM PST by TexConfederate1861
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To: TexConfederate1861
Did she bring Chelsea with her?
33 posted on 02/13/2008 1:29:37 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

There are democrats in Texas? I thought we had them all here in NY.


34 posted on 02/13/2008 1:30:32 PM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: traumer

Who is that poor little unhappy looking boy?


35 posted on 02/13/2008 1:30:40 PM PST by Judith Anne (I have no idea what to put here. Not a clue.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Feel sorry for the kid.


36 posted on 02/13/2008 1:32:51 PM PST by Bogie
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To: b4its2late
How about Dan Rather, Bill Burkett, and don't forget Lucy Ramirez. They could help her win Texas.
37 posted on 02/13/2008 1:33:58 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: traumer

Funny picture. Thanks for posting.


38 posted on 02/13/2008 1:35:35 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: b4its2late

Austin isn’t called East Berkely for nothing.


39 posted on 02/13/2008 1:36:19 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: b4its2late

Austin isn’t called East Berkely for nothing.


40 posted on 02/13/2008 1:36:33 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
Night Time would find them
In El Paso Arena
They were in enthralled
But In Vain I could Tell.
41 posted on 02/13/2008 1:37:56 PM PST by SgtSki
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To: kittymyrib
Talk about not allocating resources wisely...

Thunder Thigh's campaign managers should quit. Oops...they already did! Guess that didn't help. LOL

42 posted on 02/13/2008 1:39:34 PM PST by vox humana
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To: b4its2late
There are democrats in Texas?

I didn't think there were enough Dems left in Texas to throw a good kegger in Austin.....

43 posted on 02/13/2008 1:40:47 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: TexConfederate1861

44 posted on 02/13/2008 1:42:46 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: FreedomProtector

“it is stupid to campaign against Bush in Texas”...Bush won there over and over by large numbers” I went to see Jose Feliciano in Austin a couple of months ago. He started bad mouthing Bush and the audience booed him. Got to give the blind guy credit he stopped his bashing of Bush and just moved on. Someone should have told him he was in Texas.


45 posted on 02/13/2008 1:44:27 PM PST by BubbaBobTX (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: traumer
"There's a great saying in Texas," she said, "all hat and no cattle.

In Shrillary's case; No engine and All caboose.

46 posted on 02/13/2008 1:49:44 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: no dems
The Clintons will find a way to pull this thing off. They’ve dreamed of this for too long to go down without a fight. They are above NOTHING.............

I agree, definitely. After all these years, to let some young upstart, done nothin' nobody, walk in and snatch it all away? No way Jose'. It will be ugly though, and the nomination may be a Pyrrhic victory in the end.

47 posted on 02/13/2008 1:53:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: traumer

It looks like she’s wearing Kerry’s hair.


48 posted on 02/13/2008 1:56:11 PM PST by tje
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To: TexasNative2000
Well done!

Billery is toast. Doesn't even matter if she wins Texas and Ohio, she still trails in delegates unless she buries Barry Hussain. His camp is now saying she must win 70% from now on. Ain't gonna happen.

49 posted on 02/13/2008 1:59:26 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: FreedomProtector
“There’s a great saying in Texas,” she said, “all hat and no cattle. Well after seven years of George Bush, we need a lot less hat and lot more cattle.”

Is GWB running for a third term?

She needs a lot less ass and a lot more brain.

50 posted on 02/13/2008 2:02:19 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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