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Helen Thomas: "Hillary Should Hang In There-- Obama Supporters Want Her Out Of Race"
The Boston Channel.com ^ | 2 Apr 08 | Peerless Infobabe and political prognosticator, HELEN THOMAS!!!

Posted on 04/03/2008 10:52:33 AM PDT by seanmerc

Hillary Clinton should hang in there and run a good race.

And she has vowed to do so.

Clinton has been under unprecedented pressure to bow out of the divisive Democratic primary and to clear the field for her opponent -- Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.

Among those who want her to throw in the towel are, of course, Obama’s supporters. But many other Democrats are trying to push her out of the contest on the ground that a contentious race can hurt the party and could help their Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

Clinton also has been deserted by some fair-weather friends like New Mexico’s Gov. Bill Richardson, who held two Cabinet appointments during her husband’s presidency.

Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has urged the two contenders to end their competition by July 1. But Clinton says she plans to go all the way to the Democratic National Convention Aug. 25-28.

Campaigning in Indiana last weekend, Clinton said: “I know there are some people who want to shut this down -- and I think they are wrong. I have no intention of stopping until we finish what we started and until we resolve Florida and Michigan. And if we don’t resolve it, we’ll resolve it at the convention -- that’s what credentials committees are for.”

Her references to Florida and Michigan focus on the mess that the Democrats have made for themselves in those two states where state officials violated the national Democratic Party’s timetable and moved their primary elections to January. The party has disqualified the convention delegates elected in those states -- a situation that will have to be settled before the August convention.

Clinton said she “is committed to competing everywhere that there is an election.”

Although Obama has racked up more delegates, neither candidate has nailed the 2,024 delegates needed to secure the nomination.

Obama has captivated the enthusiastic support of America’s youth and ignited their interest in presidential politics. His eloquent speeches are designed for the bully pulpit. But does a good speech make a good president?

Obama stresses he was against the invasion of Iraq, but he doesn’t say he was not in the Senate when it was initiated. Since become a senator, he has twice voted to fund the war.

I am still trying to find the key that has made Obama a prime candidate for the presidency, and to understand what he has done for the country beyond his middle-of-the-road political moves to make his name known and to steer clear of hot-button issues.

The Rev. Martin Luther King had a dream too. But he acted on it. He went to jail, he marched, he led.

There is no question that the pundits and the news media have been harder on Clinton, perhaps because she has been longer in the public eye and there is more to pick on.

A Feb. 20-24 New York Times-CBS poll found that 48 percent of respondents said the news media were tougher on Clinton compared to 43 percent, who thought the media were tougher on Obama.

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see that the major newspaper columnists are giving Obama a free ride, while trashing Clinton. Likeability undoubtedly goes a long way with them, and he has mesmerized the media.

Clinton, on the other hand, has left herself open to criticism for dubious involvement in foreign policy decisions in the Clinton years. But one can’t deny that she was there and that her opinion was respected.

Obama can be forgiven for acting like a front runner, but not for his patronizing remarks such as: “My attitude is that Senator Clinton can run as long as she wants.”

Even Clinton has the audacity of hope -- and why not?

Helen Thomas can be reached at hthomas@hearstdc.com).


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Illinois; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; clinton; clintoon; dims; election; elections; emptysuit; helenthomas; hildebeast; hillaryclinton; hillaryrodhamclinton; liberalmeatheads; mrsbillclinton; newsbabe; nobama; obama; obamarama; operationchaos; ratonratfratricide; rats
INCOMING!!!
1 posted on 04/03/2008 10:52:37 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Did not know that Helen is a part of Operation Chaos.


2 posted on 04/03/2008 10:54:37 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: seanmerc
neither candidate has nailed the 2,024 delegates needed to secure the nomination.

In the old days, Bill could have nailed that many in short order.

3 posted on 04/03/2008 10:55:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Loyal Buckeye

An unwitting pawn—OUTSTANDING!!! Operation Chaos is working!!!


4 posted on 04/03/2008 10:56:01 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

His eloquent speeches are designed for the bully pulpit?..........They are designed for the reason impaired and the feel-good logically devoid...........


5 posted on 04/03/2008 10:58:09 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: seanmerc

6 posted on 04/03/2008 10:59:59 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Michael.SF.

Classic! Can I use that?


7 posted on 04/03/2008 11:01:54 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Helen for Hillary’s VP?


8 posted on 04/03/2008 11:04:47 AM PDT by Sonora
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To: seanmerc

Operation Big Fat Idiot is working great!

All Hail President Hillary!


9 posted on 04/03/2008 11:05:50 AM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (Superdelegates = The Guardian Council)
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To: seanmerc
But one can’t deny that she was there and that her opinion was respected.

Her opinion is respected only by idiots like helen thomas.

10 posted on 04/03/2008 11:06:44 AM PDT by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: seanmerc

The face of wisdom, that could make mens heads turn......../Just Asking - seoul62........


11 posted on 04/03/2008 11:07:37 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: seanmerc

I stole it from Google so feel free!!


12 posted on 04/03/2008 11:08:27 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: seoul62

Oh, her face could make men’s heads turn, alright!


13 posted on 04/03/2008 11:08:39 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
Swedish Fans

Eyewash...

14 posted on 04/03/2008 11:09:37 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: seanmerc

Not sure I’d call it the face of “wisdom,” though.


15 posted on 04/03/2008 11:09:49 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see that the major newspaper columnists are giving Obama a free ride, while trashing Clinton.

The richness of the irony here is nearly overwhelming.

16 posted on 04/03/2008 11:14:01 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Snickering Hound

Whoa!
Now dat dere’s a Committee wit Credentials!


17 posted on 04/03/2008 11:18:00 AM PDT by karnage
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To: seanmerc

Typo in the headline—a comma is needed after “hang.”


18 posted on 04/03/2008 11:19:30 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Loyal Buckeye
“Did not know that Helen is a part of Operation Chaos.”

I guess you haven’t seen what she looks like.

19 posted on 04/03/2008 11:22:58 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Broken clock. ...Blind pig (literally). ... yadda yadda.


20 posted on 04/03/2008 11:24:16 AM PDT by CWW (Make the most of the loss, and regroup for 2008!!)
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To: Snickering Hound

ahem.. you know, I’ve been a Swedish soccer fan all my life...


21 posted on 04/03/2008 11:24:46 AM PDT by UglyinLA
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To: Snickering Hound

My Eyes! My Eyes!
Oh, they’re O.K. now.


22 posted on 04/03/2008 11:32:47 AM PDT by Fireone (We need the 2nd Amendment to ensure the others. Bobby Jindal for VP in '08.)
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To: seanmerc

23 posted on 04/03/2008 11:34:53 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Snickering Hound

Thank you. Whatever they’re sellin’...I’m buyin’.


24 posted on 04/03/2008 11:40:52 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: seanmerc

Now even Helen has jumped on the Operation Chaos bandwagon...

lol...


25 posted on 04/03/2008 11:52:07 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: seanmerc
Hillary Clinton should hang in there and run a good race.

Too late.

26 posted on 04/03/2008 11:53:02 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Snickering Hound

Thanks for that.


27 posted on 04/03/2008 11:55:15 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: seanmerc
Clinton also has been deserted by some fair-weather friends like New Mexico’s Gov. Bill Richardson, who held two Cabinet appointments during her husband’s presidency.

Oh, yeah, like the Clintons have never wiped their feet on hundreds of people...............

There is no question that the pundits and the news media have been harder on Clinton, perhaps because she has been longer in the public eye and there is more to pick on. A Feb. 20-24 New York Times-CBS poll found that 48 percent of respondents said the news media were tougher on Clinton compared to 43 percent, who thought the media were tougher on Obama. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see that the major newspaper columnists are giving Obama a free ride, while trashing Clinton. Likeability undoubtedly goes a long way with them, and he has mesmerized the media.

Where were you, Helen, when the media was tougher on the right, and more lenient to the left...........where are you when it happens today?

You can't see the bias, Helen, because you are part of it...........just openly admit that you are an avowed leftist and stop trying to pretend otherwise..............just be honest for a while...........try it, it feels good............

28 posted on 04/03/2008 11:59:21 AM PDT by AwesomePossum
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To: Snickering Hound

wow wow and wow

the swedish football team

without a doubt the norweigan, danish ans swedish women are the best lookin g women in the world and when I was there happily posted there too I might add I was in love for the many postings there

Thank you for that picture, after seeing EEK helen thomas and the angry racist , michelle obama on here today then those swedish women are a sight for sore eyes


29 posted on 04/03/2008 2:28:32 PM PDT by manc
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obama has the media cheerleading him for some time

brian kilmeade at fox and friends storming off the stage because they said negative things about obama
today brian kilmeade got his guest of the set early because the guest was pointing out the lies of obama

then there is chris matthews who should be embarrassed by his drooling of obama

he is clearly made himself look a complete fool during this election as has MSNBC


30 posted on 04/03/2008 2:31:42 PM PDT by manc
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To: AwesomePossum
us on the right have had this bias for years form the media
we have been named called etc yet now the media is turning on some on the left they seem not to like their own medicine
31 posted on 04/03/2008 2:34:01 PM PDT by manc
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To: manc
Karma.......

:}

32 posted on 04/03/2008 4:03:54 PM PDT by AwesomePossum
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To: phil1750

Hey, I respect her opinion more than I respect Hussein’s, but that’s hardly saying anything.


33 posted on 04/03/2008 8:22:46 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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