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Hillary Waits for Obama to Stumble
newsmax.com ^ | June 9, 2008 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

Posted on 06/09/2008 4:33:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Hillary’s suspension of her campaign, and her omission of any release of her delegates, makes her a factor for Obama to consider for the next three months until the Democratic nomination is officially and finally his. Absent an actual statement to her delegates urging them to vote for Obama on the first ballot, Hillary’s candidacy cannot be said to have ended.

Rather, the former first lady will be slowly circling overhead during June, July, and August waiting for Obama to make a mistake or stumble.

Throughout the next three months, there will always be the possibility that he errs so badly that Hillary gets back into the race. Should another pastor rear his head or if one of the mythical tapes that are said to be about to emerge does, in fact, exist, Obama cannot rest secure in the nomination as long as Hillary is overhead, waiting.

Even if all of the superdelegates desert Hillary, as most will now do, she still has 1,639.5 pledged or elected delegates to call her own. While these men and women can legally vote for either candidate, regardless of the slate on which they were elected, one must assume that they are true Hillary believers, who would not have been put on her slate to begin with.

These pledged delegates mean that she is always just a step or two away from the nomination, should Obama commit a faux pas.

And there will be many opportunities for Obama to err over the next three months. With John McCain keeping up the pressure by suggesting 10 town meetings between now and the conventions, at which the two putative candidates appear side by side, a weak debate performance or a decisive McCain win in any one of them could trigger a crisis for Obama, which Hillary...

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1 posted on 06/09/2008 4:33:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Could she be a write in candidate?

I figured she had this up her sleeve. Ya just can’t get rid of these grifters.


2 posted on 06/09/2008 4:37:58 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I figured that this was her strategy. He makes gaffes and stumbles all the time. She is just waiting for the ‘Big One’ to happen. Maybe she has the evidence in her vault and is just biding her time. It wouldn’t surprise me.


3 posted on 06/09/2008 4:38:02 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

4 posted on 06/09/2008 4:39:44 PM PDT by RDasher
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jeeeze! what does it take?
This guy has stepped in every steaming pile in 57 states!


5 posted on 06/09/2008 4:40:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hillary mentioned “assassination” enough times to give some poor, mentally ill, warped individual out there a bright idea to act on her words. - Now, just when Bill will do it remains to be seen.


6 posted on 06/09/2008 4:42:45 PM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT !!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is nothing that marxist could do that would shake his faithful fans from supporting him. Even if the super delegates wanted to, they couldn’t change their minds, it would be riots in the streets. They are now officially stuck with this guy.


7 posted on 06/09/2008 4:42:50 PM PDT by Defiant (Leave it to the Dems to nominate someone so bad I may be forced to vote for McCain.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Soon we will see if Hillary has a copy of that rumored video of Michelle Obama. If it comes out before the primary, she had it all along.


8 posted on 06/09/2008 4:43:19 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Toe Sucker & Wife are wrong: The media suppress all of St. Barack’s gaffes; they won't allow the truth about this Marxist tool to be revealed. McLame is going to have to beat the unqualified Socialist ‘Rat convincingly.
9 posted on 06/09/2008 4:44:58 PM PDT by quark
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To: quark

McCain just needs to press Obama on those townhalls.

No moderaters, no earpieces.


10 posted on 06/09/2008 4:47:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Defiant

That’s what I thought too. I understand from a political strategy standpoint Hillary could still get the nomination if certain things happen, but, can you imagine the reaction if these events happened? Would Hillary really have enough support from the Obama voters to realistically win the general election?

And, if there are tapes or other evidence hurting Obama, given Billary’s reputation in this campaign, isn’t it likely they would be blamed for leaks of damaging information?


11 posted on 06/09/2008 4:48:54 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It costs her virtually nothing to hang in there waiting for him to implode by virtue of his associations.


12 posted on 06/09/2008 4:49:36 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

While waiting for Obama to stumble, Hillary will stick her foot out any opportunity she gets.


13 posted on 06/09/2008 4:54:42 PM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
It would have to involve an underage boy to get Obama out of the race. Anything else, from anti-Americanism, to naivete, to stumbling over his words, to leftist policies, to corruption, will either help him with the party or not hurt. Or be covered up by the media. There may be many in the party who see they are going to get slammed in November, but those people will not be able to do anything about it. And the scary fact is that for all his flaws, he could win. McCain will fight fair, of course.

Hell, Kerry almost won, and he was as bad as Jimmy Carter ever was--maybe worse. Carter didn't hold phony war crimes trials during Vietnam.

14 posted on 06/09/2008 5:07:48 PM PDT by Defiant (Leave it to the Dems to nominate someone so bad I may be forced to vote for McCain.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Which is her Plan B.

She lets Brother Messiah take the heat for 3 months; begs, borrows, or steals the nomination; then ducks for cover and rides the MSM express to the White House having NEVER YET explained her platform or answered any tough questions.

Either that or Plan C: her hired gunman takes Obamassiah out on 23 August.


15 posted on 06/09/2008 5:07:56 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Nachoman

Great visual! Thanks!


16 posted on 06/09/2008 5:12:39 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: mylife

Exactly. Nothing has hurt this guy. He’s like the teflon canidate.

Even if the Michelle Obama “whitey” racist rant tape comes out I still can see him getting over that.

It would take something absolutely MAJOR to hurt Obama to the point that Hillary steps back in.


17 posted on 06/09/2008 5:26:17 PM PDT by faithinchaos (eternal pessimist, recovering optimist)
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To: originalbuckeye

Well, as she circles overhead, she isn’t incurring any campaign expenses while Obama will most likely have to spend every penny he can get his hands on. I can’t remember there ever being a Presidential candidate who was as unvetted as this one. Who knows what remains to be uncovered? I’d say Hillary is taking a pretty smart gamble.


18 posted on 06/09/2008 5:28:44 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (<----- Typical White Person)
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To: wildbill
It costs her virtually nothing to hang in there waiting for him to implode by virtue of his associations.

Snicker! I thought it said "assassination" instead of "association."

19 posted on 06/09/2008 5:32:33 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hillary is done .. you can stick a fork in her. She suspended, rather than shut down her campaign, so that she can still raise money. She has a $30 million campaign debt to pay off. If Hillary had anything left to use against Obama, she would have used it.

There is nothing obama can do wrong as far as the ObamaBots are concerned. They are like those monkeys .. they cover their eyes (see no evil in obama); cover their ears (speak no evil about obama); and cover their mouths (speak no evil about obama). All this will change when he gets to the general election and has to appeal to people beyond the ObamaBots. The moderates and independents WILL CARE.

20 posted on 06/09/2008 5:33:14 PM PDT by CometBaby (You can twist perceptions .. reality won't budge!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Hussein O. falters during upcoming debates, Ms. Bill Clinton may be nominated without having participated in such debates. Advantage Hillary.


21 posted on 06/09/2008 5:34:27 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Free ThinkerNY; potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP; ntnychik; Grampa Dave; dixiechick2000; LucyT

22 posted on 06/09/2008 5:35:29 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: faithinchaos

I think the word is getting out.


23 posted on 06/09/2008 5:40:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My goodness, Osama stumbles every day.


24 posted on 06/09/2008 5:49:48 PM PDT by caisson71 (Times change, values don't.)
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To: Dutch Boy

I suspect she and her staff know something specific that will eventually come out, but it must not have her fingerprints.


25 posted on 06/09/2008 5:54:51 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“slowly circling overhead”
More like swirling in the toilet bowl of the Dumbocrat
party.


26 posted on 06/09/2008 5:56:25 PM PDT by Fireone (Will the next Ronald Reagan please stand up!)
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To: originalbuckeye

That is what I am thinking too. Hillary must know something and she is waiting for the chance to “rescue” her party.


27 posted on 06/09/2008 6:03:49 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IMO, Hilly has a fix in at the convention and plans to take the nomination to a floor fight (hope so, hope so, hope so!!!).

If she steals the nomination with superdelegates, look for the Dem Party to explode like a supernova!!!

Go, Hilly, go!!


28 posted on 06/09/2008 6:33:26 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: mylife

The word about Obama has been out for all to see but the MSM, who is in absolutely love with him, will bury it or over look it.

The word that he (Obama)is associated and has ties with racists (Wright) American-hating terrorist (Ayers) landlord thugs (Rezko) and support from every leftists group (i.e Code Pink) has been out and has done NOTHING to this man.

He is almost invincible and McCain is screwed.


29 posted on 06/09/2008 6:48:42 PM PDT by faithinchaos (eternal pessimist, recovering optimist)
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To: faithinchaos

I think Obozo is losing steam


30 posted on 06/09/2008 6:50:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Well, give an example. From several polls I’ve seen he is leading McCain so far.


31 posted on 06/09/2008 6:52:47 PM PDT by faithinchaos (eternal pessimist, recovering optimist)
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To: faithinchaos

He is stumbling more and more, and I notice signs are disappearing from yards.

I dont believe the MSM.

And remember this...Obozo barely has 49% of the DEM vote


32 posted on 06/09/2008 6:56:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I do NOT like the serpent head James Carville, but I like loyalty better than treachery. And Dickie Morris is a lower life form than serpent head.


33 posted on 06/09/2008 7:01:39 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She's waiting for O'Bambino to stumble? Sitting, twiddling her thumbs and waiting? Naaaaw,that not the Arkie grifter way. There is a War Room, remember? There is the icky Ickes fella with 40 years of experience, since the so-called "Civil Rights Movement" time, experience of sowing anarchy and hatred. It's hard work time for the little mafia.
34 posted on 06/09/2008 7:01:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Dutch Boy
Soon we will see if Hillary has a copy of that rumored video of Michelle Obama. If it comes out before the primary, she had it all along.

Not quite sure how to break this to you but all the primaries are over.

35 posted on 06/09/2008 7:04:17 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Revolting cat!
Third quarter has just ended, O'Bambino is leading by a touchdown and a field goal, the audience is singing Take me out to the ball game, and we still have two innings to go!
36 posted on 06/09/2008 7:05:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did someone say Arknancide? <sarc off/


37 posted on 06/09/2008 7:11:02 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: originalbuckeye
I figured that this was her strategy. He makes gaffes and stumbles all the time. She is just waiting for the ‘Big One’ to happen. Maybe she has the evidence in her vault and is just biding her time. It wouldn’t surprise me.

Obama might get a brain tumor like Kennedy's or something like that. Lots of things could happen.

38 posted on 06/09/2008 7:13:47 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IMHO, Hillary either

1. has something so devastating it will cause Barry to withdraw

or

2. she’s hoping something like that will come along.

As I’ve posted before, there’s only one thing that will cause Hillary to stop her drive to be POTUS. Her death.


39 posted on 06/09/2008 7:14:45 PM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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40 posted on 06/09/2008 7:15:55 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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41 posted on 06/09/2008 7:18:09 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: bannie

Hillary is sending out ESP vibes to you!


42 posted on 06/09/2008 7:48:51 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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43 posted on 06/09/2008 7:53:16 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She did win the popular vote.

And he has stumbled...

The Greatest Orator in the World!

The Greatest Orator in the World Part Deux!


44 posted on 06/09/2008 8:33:16 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("a wee bit silly." -Lord Trimble on Hillary Clinton's claim of foreign policy "experience".)
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To: potlatch

Oh, DEAR!!!! I’m going to go wash our my brain before I become infected!!!


45 posted on 06/09/2008 8:36:46 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: bannie

LOL!!


46 posted on 06/09/2008 8:54:26 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch

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Excellent potlatch!


47 posted on 06/09/2008 10:12:45 PM PDT by devolve (- Men - I want you all to relax! Let the 101st Airborne try again in 4 years! - Gen. George Patton)
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To: potlatch

Excellent, potlatch!


48 posted on 06/09/2008 10:25:40 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

An Open Letter to Hillary Conservatives
Poe.com | February 29, 2008 | Richard Lawrence Poe
Posted on 03/01/2008 7:15:57 AM PST by Richard Poe
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1978774/posts

[snip] Hillary’s weakness is an illusion. She is playing rope-a-dope with Obama. By hanging on the ropes, and taking Obama’s punches, Hillary saves her strength for the knockout punch. Rest assured, the knockout will come. No matter how many primaries Obama wins, Hillary will beat him at the convention... At the appointed time, Hillary’s media operatives will ambush Obama with allegations of corruption, immorality and extremism... She will win the nomination. The real purpose of Hillary’s rope-a-dope is to lull Republicans into complacency. In this, she has largely succeeded. [end]


49 posted on 06/09/2008 11:38:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: clee1
I think #15 is quite insightful and possible.
50 posted on 06/10/2008 3:00:07 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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