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McGovern, former Clinton backer, urges her to drop out
AP via SFGate ^ | 5/8/8 | DENNIS GALE, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 05/07/2008 8:03:58 AM PDT by SmithL

Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP) -- Former Sen. George McGovern, who backed Hillary Rodham Clinton, is urging her to drop out of the Democratic presidential race.

McGovern said Wednesday he has decided to endorse Barack Obama.

After watching the returns from the North Carolina and Indiana primaries Tuesday night, McGovern says it's virtually impossible for Clinton . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; clinton; dims; dumbocrats; election; elections; hildebeast; liberalmeatheads; mcgovern; piaps; rats
Rats deserting a sinking ship?
1 posted on 05/07/2008 8:03:58 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Her hero, none the less! Lol!


2 posted on 05/07/2008 8:05:41 AM PDT by top 2 toe red ("Cackling hillary...makes her sound like she is mentally-illary." Jimmy Kimmel)
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To: SmithL

I wouldn’t trust George McGovern with a 3-minute egg(his WW2 accomplishments excepted - but that’s it).


3 posted on 05/07/2008 8:06:06 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: SmithL

speaking of people not to take advice from


4 posted on 05/07/2008 8:08:15 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SmithL

The fat lady is clearing her throat...

5 posted on 05/07/2008 8:10:37 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: SmithL
Win or lose, the Dems and press who turned on Hillary are going to end up paying a price.

She doesn't get mad, she gets even. First she will try and punish legislatively. What she can't get done that way will get done via the smear.

These people have no idea the level of hell that is about to be turned loose on them.

6 posted on 05/07/2008 8:10:51 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: SmithL
Rats deserting a sinking ship?

No, I think he's the 'beard'.

7 posted on 05/07/2008 8:11:58 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yeah. Who could forget the McGovern landslide of ‘72.


8 posted on 05/07/2008 8:12:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: SmithL

Looks like the Clinton Body Count will have new members...


9 posted on 05/07/2008 8:12:21 AM PDT by kcm.org (Now unto Him)
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To: SmithL

McGovern knows losers.


10 posted on 05/07/2008 8:12:53 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: SmithL

I’m sure George was giving Hillary the same “1000%” backing he gave his first vice presidential running mate Tom Eagleton.


11 posted on 05/07/2008 8:14:11 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: SmithL

Political advice from McGovern... LOL!


12 posted on 05/07/2008 8:15:36 AM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: SmithL
Who could forget the McGovern landslide of ‘72.

A bigger Obama '08 landslide would help George forget.
13 posted on 05/07/2008 8:16:07 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: SmithL

>>Former Sen. George McGovern

Who only won one state in ‘72 (maybe won D.C. too, I can’t
remember)
Bumper stickers in Boston from that era:

MASSACHUSETTS: THE ONE AND ONLY

NIXON 49, AMERICA 1


14 posted on 05/07/2008 8:16:14 AM PDT by raccoonradio (Typical white person.)
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To: SmithL

This is why those anti-Operation Chaos trolls were pushing obama. If Clinton could have won Ind. with more margin we would not be having this discussion today.


15 posted on 05/07/2008 8:17:45 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SmithL

I can’t imagine her giving up yet. She HAS to have some dirty tricks left to play.


16 posted on 05/07/2008 8:19:20 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Save the earth. Make biofuels out of eco-fascists.)
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To: lesser_satan

She has to have consequences waiting for those who bail. If she gets pushed out, someone’s gonna suffer.


17 posted on 05/07/2008 8:21:46 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: SmithL

Why should she drop out? Obama doesn’t even have a simple majority of the delegates?

Take this one all the way to the Democrat Convention, Hillary.


18 posted on 05/07/2008 8:28:31 AM PDT by indcons
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To: SmithL

McGovern is WHY there are Superdelegates in the Democrat system TODAY. To avoid that boondoggle again.

McGovern’s endorsement of Obama should be seen as a kiss of death to his campaign.


19 posted on 05/07/2008 8:30:54 AM PDT by weegee ("I didn't kill innocent people." - Bill Ayers, Weatherman. Terrorist. Obama's comrade.)
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To: SmithL

Boy, they are bringing out the heavy hitters, eh?


20 posted on 05/07/2008 8:30:56 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ()OK. We're still working on your ones.)
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To: SmithL

“McGovern says he is calling former President Clinton to tell him of the decision and adds that he remains close friends with the Clintons.”

Well, heh heh, you USED to be close friends with them. You’re on their s*** list now, pal.


21 posted on 05/07/2008 8:33:55 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: SmithL

First Clark, now McGovern... I’m starting to see an organized pattern here by the DNC to try and push her out of the race.


22 posted on 05/07/2008 8:36:13 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: weegee
I think that Hillary will be an even less attractive candidate in 2012 but I'm sure she's thinking about that next election cycle.

She now has party elders (Wesley Clark, George McGovern, Howard Dean) urging her to drop out. Fine. Maybe she will. She probably expects Obama to do very poorly in the general. She can then come back for 2012 and say, "I had the electability. I knew it, but you couldn't see it. You told me to drop out. You threw me under the bus. And we lost terribly. Now -- it's my turn, don't give me any lip. Just hand me the nomination."

23 posted on 05/07/2008 8:37:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: SmithL
There's only one person on the face of the Earth that can save Hillary's campaign at this point;


24 posted on 05/07/2008 8:39:38 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: SmithL

McGovern, earlier Weasley Clark ... when will she hear from Kerry, AlGore, and Dukakis? The long list of losers dispensing advice is priceless!


25 posted on 05/07/2008 8:41:11 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: SmithL
As much as I'd love to hear thet Hillary has ended it all, so to speak, I have doubts she will. She knows her chances are nil, and that she needs to make many back room deals with delegates and super-delegates for a whisker of a chance in '08. But she's also playing for '12, which means that she cannot allow Obama to win.

I wonder what deals will be made???

26 posted on 05/07/2008 8:41:32 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: SmithL

Well, if anybody is an expert at losing...


27 posted on 05/07/2008 8:42:51 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: SmithL

Just slap a Wide Load sign and a reverse buzzer alarm on her and back her pantsuit out of it .. gracefully, well, as gracefully as a Clinton can, anyway.

Now, about the other sinking ship.. ;-)


28 posted on 05/07/2008 8:49:07 AM PDT 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: SmithL

Ashtray Deflector Shield up....


29 posted on 05/07/2008 8:49:45 AM PDT by steve-b (The "intelligent design" hoax is not merely anti-science; it is anti-civilization. --John Derbyshire)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Oh man, you are so absolutely, 100% correct.


30 posted on 05/07/2008 8:51:18 AM PDT by Husker8877
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To: raccoonradio
Bumper stickers in Boston from that era:

MASSACHUSETTS: THE ONE AND ONLY

NIXON 49, AMERICA 1

I've got a current one for them:

MASSACHUSSETTS: FIRST IN COMMUNISM

31 posted on 05/07/2008 8:53:33 AM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: ctdonath2

She may not have the clout. Of course, there are ways, but none of them are legal. It kind of reminds me of the old movie, “Marie Antoinette”. When she was riding high, everyone bent over backwards to kiss up to her. But when her fortunes changed, she had to fend for herself. In fact, she was set up, according to the movie, by one of her closest confidants to go to the guillotine. (I’m sure this isn’t historically accurate, but it makes my point).


32 posted on 05/07/2008 8:58:09 AM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the similarity of her pant suits to chaiman mao suits?


33 posted on 05/07/2008 9:03:14 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: Samizdat

McGovern better stay out of DC area parks ...


34 posted on 05/07/2008 9:06:27 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Thrownatbirth

Its a different country today. Its not gonna happen this time, but there will soon come a time, I’m afraid, when an America-hating POS like BHO will win the white house.


35 posted on 05/07/2008 9:06:33 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Exactly. There will be more before the week is out. My money’s on RFK2 being the next deserter.


36 posted on 05/07/2008 9:10:07 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: SmithL

Didn’t Bill screw McGovern’s daughter at one time?


37 posted on 05/07/2008 9:10:53 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Samizdat

Chairman Mao’s suits only needed 1/3 the fabric.


38 posted on 05/07/2008 9:12:11 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SmithL

OBAMA HAD ALREADY TOLD HER TO LEAVE - http://youtube.com/watch?v=w3HZC_sy-6A


39 posted on 05/07/2008 9:32:46 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

bttt


40 posted on 05/07/2008 9:34:30 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: SmithL

Does anyone even listen to that boob? He gave a very long and meaningless speech at our high school in Sioux Falls in 1968. It was absolutely mind-numbing and felt like all intelligence was being sucked right out of you. It was no suprise a few years later when I and most others voted against him. He, like my current (soon to be gone) senator Hagel is nothing more than a windbag pimple on the ass of time.


41 posted on 05/07/2008 9:35:32 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Dixie Yooper
He represented the Yankees against Major League Baseball as well as Algore?

Sheesh, he may be the biggest scumbag in America not named modell.

-Eric

42 posted on 05/07/2008 9:40:40 AM PDT by E Rocc (Resident smartass and Myspace Freepers group moderator. (http://groups.myspace.com/freepers))
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To: NonValueAdded

Did Weasley tell her to drop out?


43 posted on 05/07/2008 9:51:44 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: mimaw
yep
44 posted on 05/07/2008 10:06:40 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: RJS1950

“...windbag pimple on the ass of time.”

LOL. Ouch.


45 posted on 05/07/2008 10:42:51 AM PDT by avenir
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To: longtermmemmory
>> This is why those anti-Operation Chaos trolls were pushing obama. If Clinton could have won Ind. with more margin we would not be having this discussion today <<

The Rush haters on FR must be feeling really good today with more "pressure" on Hilderbeast to drop out so the RAT party can unify behind Obamessiah. Then they can spend all their time and money tearing up Republicans instead of using the ammo against each other.

The Rush haters on FR and their conterparts on DU both feel things would be sooooo much better if we had just "put a stake thur Hillary's heart" months ago and let the mainstream media hand Obama the Dem nomination on a silver platter.

Interesting how these "conservatives" have the same views as the commies on this election. All they'd have to do is add a sentence or two about how Hillary voted for "Bush's war" and their posts would identical to the garbage posted on DU.

And as my tagline notes, does anyone remember when we took the advice of the loudmouths on FR who demanded we "drive a stake through Gary Condit's heart while he's down" because "we CANNOT risk ANY chance this man goes back to Congress". Condit was a huge albatross hanging out the Dems necks and those "conservatives" kept demanding he get destroyed in the RAT primary as soon as possible. They got their wish. The Dems should thank those "conservatives" for endursing "Dem unity" in November to keep that seat in socialist hands forever.

46 posted on 05/07/2008 1:09:15 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Freepers , remember when the Dems "took out Gary Condit NOW"? That seat is now safe Dem forever.)
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To: RexBeach

People in SD voted him out in 1980, then turned around in 1986, thereafter and returned McGovernism in the personage of Daschle.


47 posted on 05/07/2008 5:49:31 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: SmithL

THANK YOU, Commander Limbaugh, for your valiant and successful execution of Operation Chaos!


48 posted on 05/07/2008 7:38:43 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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