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Clinton Goes from Inevitable Nominee to On the Ropes
Yahoo News ^ | May 11m, 2008 | AP

Posted on 05/11/2008 12:37:05 PM PDT by freerepublic_or_die

Hillary Rodham Clinton began her presidential quest armed with talent, tenacity, fame, money, connections and a team that knew how to win.

Many people believed her victory in the Democratic nomination battle was a sure thing. Her ultimate failing may have been in believing it, too.

Clinton had one big problem out of the gate: 40 percent or more of Americans said they'd never vote for her. She was too polarizing. It's love her or hate her.

Clinton powered through that hurdle in state after state, showing grit that earned her the valuable political currency of being merely admired.

White men, blue-collar workers, socially conservative Democrats — however you slice the electorate, she brought many of those people to her side, over time, and took the edge off the Hillary haters.

Voters, whose No. 1 concern had been ending the Iraq war, started worrying more about the economy. That was a switch from his strength to hers.

Despite all that, her campaign is on the ropes. Clinton is fighting on for a prize few believe she can win anymore, barring some game-changing development.

Clinton once said she is the most famous person no one knows, meaning Americans don't really get her.

Sixteen months after she opened her campaign sitting on a couch in a cozy online video, it's questionable whether people ever discovered the authentic Clinton.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; arkansashillbillies; doa; hillary; itsover
What a bitch....uuhhh, it is to have ended up on the ropes.
1 posted on 05/11/2008 12:37:06 PM PDT by freerepublic_or_die
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To: freerepublic_or_die

hoist meet petard


2 posted on 05/11/2008 12:40:26 PM PDT by spokeshave (Hey GOP...NO money till border closed and criminal illegals deported)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

I’ve never liked her but I’m damn tired of the media and certain “spokespeople” telling her to back out. That woman (I use the term loosely) has worked her fanny off. She’s schemed, pushed, bitched, and skullduggeried for years to get where she’s at. So by the dickens, “you go, girl!” Hang in there! Go the bloody distance.


3 posted on 05/11/2008 12:41:20 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Life is a beach so to speak and then you die.

A real Riches to Rags story, made for TV movie.

4 posted on 05/11/2008 12:41:46 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Clinton Goes from Inevitable Nominee to On the Ropes.

I imagine Rudy Giuliani knows exactly how she feels.

5 posted on 05/11/2008 12:42:55 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Clinton had one big problem out of the gate: 40 percent or more of Americans said they'd never vote for her.

... it's questionable whether people ever discovered the authentic Clinton.

um....no, it's NOT questionable.
6 posted on 05/11/2008 12:44:08 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: freerepublic_or_die

Don’t worry for Hillary. She’ll have dumbo whacked by the 4th of July.


7 posted on 05/11/2008 12:46:25 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: blackdog

Do you really think so?


8 posted on 05/11/2008 12:47:55 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Hildabeast needs to continue to inform the public about any scandals - even remote ones - that she can dig up on the inevitable nominee Barack Hussein (Osama) Obamessiah.

She can't quit. That's her job.

9 posted on 05/11/2008 12:49:02 PM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

It’s amazing how Hillary has maintained the “poor underdog” position while running against a relatively unknown black man. I guess the only way people can stomach the arrogance of the Clinton’s is to have her perceived has being the underdog. It’s just so unbelievable.

I’m still worried that McCain is going to have her as the VP slot and then step-down for health reasons. That’s the only way she’ll be elected into office and that would be consistent with McCain’s “maverick” image. What a nasty election year!


10 posted on 05/11/2008 12:52:57 PM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Image hosted by Photobucket.com the Beast is now officially, the biggest looooser in history... at least in her own mind she is, and that's what counts!

her whole life was building up to this moment.

all those years of work, of the cheating, scheming, lying, thieving, bribery and corruption... all for naught.

it was hers for the taking and she blew it!!!

even her stolen FBI files were no help against some whelp out of nowhere... this clean, well spoken magic negro beat her at her own game, in spades.

she'll prolly be on suicide watch when this is over.

11 posted on 05/11/2008 12:53:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

I can’t imagine why everyone is finally sick of this pushy Marxist lesbian liar who uses her position to blackmail and ruin the lives of anyone who threatens her power. Everyone ought to fear anyone who wants to be President as much as Hillary. Even the Rats are sick of her and the Clinton pack of thugs.

It’s delicious that a young black anti-American Senator with baggage of his own is going to win the nomination. What an insult to Hillary. It sure puts a big smile on my face!


12 posted on 05/11/2008 12:55:19 PM PDT by right wing (The Drive-By Media Are Terrorists Too)
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To: JaneNC
Yep! Right now she's got Lenzner and Livingstone rounding up a bunch of sterotypical backwoods racists to pump up with hate, cash, angel dust, and PCP. It's not as easy as it used to be so they will need some psychological coaxing.

As she sees Obama become the Dem Elect, she'll give some speeches which show her as the comeback uniter of the party. She'll make you think Obama is going to be the country's saviour.

Then "POW".....

13 posted on 05/11/2008 12:56:07 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: Chode

In spades, huh? Interesting choice of words.


14 posted on 05/11/2008 12:58:00 PM PDT by Ahithophel (Padron@Anniversario)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

ROPE A DOPE!


15 posted on 05/11/2008 12:58:30 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Non-Sequitur
"I imagine Rudy Giuliani knows exactly how she feels."

Almost two years ago I stated several times here that I didn't believe that Rudy or Hillary would be the nominees. Needless to say I received a few chuckles at that time.

16 posted on 05/11/2008 1:00:26 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde ("When the government fears the people there is liberty ... " Thomas Jefferson)
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To: blackdog
Don’t worry for Hillary. She’ll have dumbo whacked by the 4th of July.

Yep I think so too and several people I know think the same thing. That's the ace up her sleave. Trouble is, everyone will know she had it done and it'll backfire.

17 posted on 05/11/2008 1:01:07 PM PDT by right wing (The Drive-By Media Are Terrorists Too)
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To: All
This is one of the most wicked and vile people ever born. She tried to deny Richard Nixon the right of counsel. She is the exemplar of Democrat corruption and hypocrisy. She's a man hating feminist. She's as mean and nasty as they come.

They've given her a remake, told her to soften her shrewish screeching, and portrayed her as everything from the underdog, to the candidate of white lunchpailman, to a gun owning hunting, combat vet who downs shots of booze. If a Republican tried this stuff, he and definitely she, would be laughed out of town, exposed to hit pieces with John Stewart, Mad TV and SNL, plus the daily press. They would make Dan Quayle's treatment look good by comparison. The press gave her a lot of breaks even though they love Obama.

Bottom line, she's an ugly communist witch in a pant suit. The media liked the younger fresher communist after holding up the other one for so long. The media and Dem establishment finally got bored and tired of her. They never did like her much anyway, but since she was for their revolution, they fought tooth and nail for Hillary and her slimy husband.

18 posted on 05/11/2008 1:05:20 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

19 posted on 05/11/2008 1:14:43 PM PDT by knyteflyte3 (Freedom is not for FREE)
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To: Ahithophel
Image hosted by Photobucket.com if you know cards you know what i'm talking about, if ya don't, spades are the highest suit in the deck.
20 posted on 05/11/2008 1:19:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

Ropes....Hillary....hmmmmmm.....fitting.


21 posted on 05/11/2008 1:20:19 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: right wing
That's why she'll have it done by some southern racists which claim to be Klansmen, with confederate flags in their pickup trucks and who claim to be black church burners.

The factoid I am quite proud of and unsurprised at it that southern racists voted Obama in huge numbers. It was the white middle class of the east coast and Wisconsin who scream white guilt at every opportunity until they get in the voting booth who snuggle up to Hillary, yet it's the south that's racist. Go figger?

Any Clinton could walk onto the set of the Oprah Show and pull a gun, murder the Olsen Twins on national television and still claim they had nothing to do with it. Clintonista tactics are to commit crimes so big and bold that nobody wants to bring charges up for it. It makes the prosecution look insane. Like who would sell missile technology to the Chicoms? Who would kill the Whitehouse Counsel? Who would hire Craig Livingstone, only to have him order and distribute 900 FBI files on political adversaries within the executive office? Who would murder an entire compound of Branch Davidians for selling firearms for which the Bureau of ATF had already issued him a permit to do? Who would claim the shooting down of TWA 800 was an accident? Who would pay Danny Williams to go to private Boarding School in Australia when his mom is a prostitute in Little Rock? Who visits children's hospitals and has all the sick kids removed and replaced by healthy kids so the photo op looks better?

No, the Clintons only do stuff that's so outrageous that the media knows the country can't handle the truth. Just ask Sam Donaldson.

22 posted on 05/11/2008 1:23:15 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: spokeshave

proverbial noose meets neck.


23 posted on 05/11/2008 1:24:58 PM PDT by freerepublic_or_die (Islam:Truly the opium of the morons with apologies to Karl Marx)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

I sure hope she doesn’t win. I can’t stand her and Billary and their criminal background history. She is not all sweetness and light. I think they are both evil. the ones who are voting for her have no idea what these two did. They should start by reading some books written by authors who knew them personally.


24 posted on 05/11/2008 1:26:21 PM PDT by Jennikins (It matters not what we want, as we are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: OKIEDOC
I heard it as life's a bitch and then you marry one...
25 posted on 05/11/2008 1:27:55 PM PDT by freerepublic_or_die (Islam:Truly the opium of the morons with apologies to Karl Marx)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I’d hardly compare Rudy’s run, measured in political nano-seconds to Hillary’s extended run as also-ran.


26 posted on 05/11/2008 1:33:19 PM PDT by freerepublic_or_die (Islam:Truly the opium of the morons with apologies to Karl Marx)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
If hillary is not the nominee, she can't let nObama win, she just CAN'T!
27 posted on 05/11/2008 1:37:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Whats this I am reading over at CNN that the Religious Right is coming over to the Democrats?

How could anyone claiming to be religious vote for someone who condones murder of the unborn?

28 posted on 05/11/2008 1:47:24 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: freerepublic_or_die

“Clinton once said she is the most famous person no one knows, meaning Americans don’t really get her.”

The few who tried are sporting ashtray in their skulls.

and by the way SHE brought few if any new voters to her side...Rush did that. There are still just as many Hillary-haters and when she started in Iowa.


29 posted on 05/11/2008 1:47:30 PM PDT by rod1 (u)
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To: right wing
What an insult to Hillary.

Love it. Being rejected by her own party has got to hurt, at least I hope so!!!

30 posted on 05/11/2008 1:48:39 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
The entire left(media included) is in full breakdown. The media will literally have a cow when she becomes the nominee.

It's a beautiful thing to watch.

31 posted on 05/11/2008 1:49:19 PM PDT by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: blackdog
I doubt it. Hillary's so desperate she had to play the race card--the white race card.
32 posted on 05/11/2008 1:59:53 PM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: rod1
If Hillary gave no interviews, speeches, appearances, debates, or meet-n-greets, she'd have gotten more electorate support than she now gets having opened her mouth.

A classic case of spending a billion dollars to give a message nobody wants.

33 posted on 05/11/2008 2:05:54 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: freerepublic_or_die

I think some of us know the real Hillary. That is why she must be stopped.


34 posted on 05/11/2008 3:31:45 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I pray to God the rest of your peophecy comes to pass, but I won’t believe it until I hear her voice crack as she makes her concession speech. Not one minute before.


35 posted on 05/11/2008 5:23:40 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Using Hillary to nip Obama's heels is like beating a dead horse with an armed nuclear bomb.)
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney

peophecy=prophecy.


36 posted on 05/11/2008 5:26:55 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Using Hillary to nip Obama's heels is like beating a dead horse with an armed nuclear bomb.)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Despite all that, her campaign is on the ropes


37 posted on 05/11/2008 5:33:39 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Thank God for every morning.)
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney

I join you in prayer, but I really believe that the superdelegates will go with Obama. The luster is gone from the Clintons’ veneer and some of their closest allies from the past have publicly rejected them. Even folks like Feinstein are having serious doubts and expressing them publicly.


38 posted on 05/11/2008 7:30:51 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde ("When the government fears the people there is liberty ... " Thomas Jefferson)
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To: freerepublic_or_die
Questions like that go into the same file with Ralph Nader-2000. Pundits will chew them over without ever being able to prove the answer, just as no one knows for sure whether Nader's candidacy robbed Al Gore of the presidency.

Why do we always hear this nonsense..what about Perot GIVING the presidency to the impeached clinton not once..but TWICE?!?!?!??!!!

39 posted on 05/11/2008 9:23:41 PM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: freerepublic_or_die

Time for her to taste the canvas for good.


40 posted on 05/12/2008 5:50:11 AM PDT by patriotspride
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