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Dems Look to Hillary to Rescue Party From Sharpton
NewsMax.com ^ | 3/08/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 03/08/2003 10:11:31 PM PST by kattracks

An unexpectedly strong early showing by Democratic Party presidential hopeful Rev. Al Sharpton has party faithful looking to Hillary Clinton to rescue Democrats in 2004.

With charismatically challenged candidates like Sens. John Kerry, Joe Lieberman and John Edwards leaving audiences yawning - and Sharpton wowing crowds wherever he shows up - "U.S. News and World Report" predicts:

"If a favorite other than Sharpton doesn't become obvious by late fall, look for a strong effort to draft Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton."

"The Iowa Democratic Party," says the magazine's "Washington Whispers" column, "is already thinking that. We hear it wants Clinton as the featured speaker at an annual fall event--an invite that's irked Sen. John Kerry."

Democratic strategists fear that Sharpton "could actually score big" in the South, reports "Whispers." Others predict that the radical reverend could even win the South Carolina primary.

Last week, NewsMax.com's report that Sharpton is the presidential frontrunner among New York City Democrats in a recent Zogby International survey sent usually reliable party organs like the Washington Post into fits of apoplexy.

"Truth is, at this point, polls really don't mean much of anything," huffed the Post's Terry Neal, who, along with the rest of his media colleagues, was doing his best not to notice the Sharpton coup until NewsMax spilled the beans.

Mr. Neal, however, failed to explain why his paper and so many others keep commissioning, let alone reporting on, all those early, meaningless presidential polls.

The fact is, Rev, Sharpton is the nation's most popular presidential candidate among black voters, according to a separate Time/CNN poll. And if his supporters can't be convinced to support a white Democrat come Nov. 2004, the party's presidential prospects are toast.

No wonder party insiders are looking to the wife of "America's first black president" to save the day.

Read more on this subject in related Hot Topics:

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1 posted on 03/08/2003 10:11:31 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
We need to organize a massive Freep of the DemocRAT presidential primaries in 2004. Go Sharpton Go!

2 posted on 03/08/2003 10:13:26 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (This space left intentionally blank.)
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To: kattracks
Sharpton could ask Tawana Brawley to be his running mate.
3 posted on 03/08/2003 10:14:05 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: Paleo Conservative
But, aren't the Dems supposed to be the black man's best friend? Sounds like a black president would be their worst nightmare.
4 posted on 03/08/2003 10:17:54 PM PST by Mr. Blond
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To: kattracks
Hillary running in '04 will be predicated on the state of the economy and the success of the WOT, not on Al Sharpton and the other Rat contenders.
5 posted on 03/08/2003 10:18:40 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: kattracks
Newsmax is really at the forefront in breaking these stories, isn't it?

/sarcasm off/

90% of the "news" on that site is nothing more than a story about a story that another media outlet has already run. Just like this one.

6 posted on 03/08/2003 10:19:39 PM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: Paleo Conservative
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
7 posted on 03/08/2003 10:19:44 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (Mooo !!!!)
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To: kattracks
Didn't Hillary cozy up to Big Al in order to get herself elected to the Senate? This might be a sticky wicket for Her Heinous.
9 posted on 03/08/2003 10:23:23 PM PST by nightdriver
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To: kattracks
Hillary Clinton will be the candidate; Bill Richardson will be her running mate.
10 posted on 03/08/2003 10:26:36 PM PST by First_Salute
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To: kattracks
No wonder party insiders are looking to the wife
of "America's first black president" to save the day.

America's First Black Woman President

11 posted on 03/08/2003 10:29:47 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: First_Salute
Hill and Bill ! What a ticket !

The team to beat?

12 posted on 03/08/2003 10:33:00 PM PST by JFoxbear
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To: kattracks
Go for it Al,I will vote for you.
13 posted on 03/08/2003 10:34:49 PM PST by noutopia
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To: Alberta's Child
I quit paying attention to that site long ago....they have had soooo many articles on there that have been phony baloney hype.
14 posted on 03/08/2003 10:38:24 PM PST by chasio649
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To: kattracks
Sharpton better watch his back...and fly only in commercial aircraft.
15 posted on 03/08/2003 10:40:17 PM PST by giotto
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To: kattracks

16 posted on 03/08/2003 10:40:17 PM PST by metalboy
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To: kattracks
Hmmmm? In order to keep Sharpton from getting the DNC nomination, Hitlery would run - it's only gonna get funnier from here on out.

Good! Let's beat the snot out of her in 2004 - and crush the rest of the dems - and it will take them 40 years or more to recover. In the meantime, we can get a few important things done.
17 posted on 03/08/2003 10:50:23 PM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: kattracks
Headline: DEMS grab rock to help them float.

It's starting to look like the Rats are on their collective way to becoming Darwin award winners.
18 posted on 03/08/2003 10:54:01 PM PST by Leto
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To: kattracks

19 posted on 03/08/2003 11:07:54 PM PST by ALS
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To: kattracks
Sharpton is a lying, drug dealing, extortionist, race hustler pig of a humanoid. That being said, he loves to ferociously dish it out to the truly obnoxious evil white liberals who are the "massas" of the democrat plantation.

Sharpton particularly dispises all things Clinton and Kennedy, in Michael Savage type of detailed particulars. Hillary truly wants him dead, for the dirt (truth) he drops on her.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

20 posted on 03/08/2003 11:21:11 PM PST by friendly
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To: kattracks
my question is ---are all those other ???jerks just setting the scene for Hillary Clinton - - What will happen to all the matching funds the democrates accumulate. Will the matching funds follow the presidental nomination or will each candidate be able to take their matching funds into their senate re-election.

I know they have to decide if thet want matching funds -TAX PAYERS MONEY- - which I think shows their true side!!!) and is this just a way of selecting a popular vp who will carry alot of money from the primaries. So far 5 dems will request matching funds - thats alot of money if they can just turn it over to --- what ever

21 posted on 03/08/2003 11:34:19 PM PST by malia
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To: Mr. Blond
He is ahead. Talking about drafting Hillary. Hey Al, how do you like being Bitch slapped by the penultimate bitch. Bad boy bad boy (no racicism meted) what you gonnna do? What you gonna do when the bitch comes for you ? And come for you she will (siren). If I were Al I'd find my old roller skates and take to the sidwalks, no airplanes.
22 posted on 03/08/2003 11:47:23 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: Paleo Conservative
Is Iowa racist?
23 posted on 03/08/2003 11:49:25 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: kattracks; Cincinatus' Wife; Howlin
Blast from the past... do the Dems really want to regurgitate the clinton's this much?

Newspaper reports that freed Puerto Ricans had ties to Cuba

News/Current Events News
Source: The Nando Times
Posted on 11/06/1999 20:21:20 PST by kattracks
HARTFORD, Conn. (November 6, 1999 8:51 p.m. EST
http://www.nandotimes.com)

The Puerto Rican nationalists offered clemency by President Clinton in September were members of two groups with ties to Cuban intelligence agents, The Hartford Courant reports.

In a story in Sunday's editions, the newspaper said FBI files on a Wells Fargo robbery in West Hartford document Cuba's support for the Puerto Rican independence movement. The contents of the files have not been disclosed until now, the Courant said.

The FBI monitored conversations and meetings between Cuban intelligence agents and members of the group Los Macheteros, Spanish for "The Cane Cutters."

"Numerous court-authorized interceptions of conversations ... have determined that the Cubans support and direct the Macheteros at a firsthand level," the FBI said in a confidential memo.

In addition to analyzing the FBI investigation of the 1983 armored-car robbery, The Courant said it interviewed 50 sources, including former Cuban agents, FBI agents and congressional investigators.

In September, President Clinton freed 11 jailed nationalists, members of Los Macheteros or the FALN, the Spanish acronym for the Armed Forces of National Liberation. The FALN has claimed responsibility for numerous bombings in the United States; its 1975 bombing of Fraunces Tavern in New York City killed four and injured 63. Los Macheteros, with the exception of the $7.1 million Wells Fargo robbery, attacked U.S. government targets in Puerto Rico.

None of the prisoners offered clemency were directly involved in violent acts, Clinton said, and he acted on human-rights activists' arguments that the prisoners had paid their debt by serving an average of 19 years in jail.

In its Wells Fargo investigation, the FBI learned that Machetero leaders met regularly with their Cuban contacts in Mexico City, but sometimes also met in Cuba. About a third of the stolen cash went to the Cubans, sources told the newspaper.

White House spokesman Jim Kennedy, asked whether Cuban support for the nationalists was considered during deliberations on the clemency offer, said decisions about clemency are confidential. Mike Hammer, another White House spokesman, said nobody was available Saturday to comment on the specifics of the report.

Filiberto Ojeda Rios, a wanted Macheteros leader who has been in hiding in Puerto Rico for years, angrily denied any ties to Cuba during an interview with Puerto Rican radio journalist Luis Penchi.

"That is ridiculous, absurd," he said.

A spokesman for the Cuban Interests Section, which serves as Havana's de facto embassy in Washington, also dismissed the link. The office was closed Saturday.

"I have no information on that," said Luis M. Fernandez. "In my opinion, it is more science fiction than anything else."

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

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1 Posted on 11/06/1999 20:21:20 PST by kattracks

24 posted on 03/09/2003 12:32:20 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: kattracks
Sharpton is the presidential frontrunner among New York City Democrats in a recent Zogby International survey

Sharpton is a life-long liberal democrat...

So WHY do democRAT leaders think THIS PARTICULAR liberal is bad?

And how about that Miguel Estrada...
sure he's conservative; Its no surprise that GW would nominate a conservative.

So WHY do democRAT leaders think THIS PARTICULAR conservative is bad?

I see a pattern here...
democRATS dont really like minorities... they just expect their votes.

P.S. Maddam Hitlery will run as soon as her handlers feel she will win, and R.I.P. to anyone to gets in her way.

25 posted on 03/09/2003 12:37:42 AM PST by Future Useless Eater
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To: piasa
Amelda Marcos could go shopping for shoes with a closet as big as Hillary's.
26 posted on 03/09/2003 12:39:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
cLOSET=aSS ??
27 posted on 03/09/2003 1:03:05 AM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: kattracks
My own opinion.... Arkansas' Maddam Saddam WILL RUN in 2004.
28 posted on 03/09/2003 1:03:19 AM PST by Future Useless Eater
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To: Atchafalaya
My fingers wanted to type that ....LOL
29 posted on 03/09/2003 1:50:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: kattracks
Feels like a DRAFT out there to me. She's running the whole thing now anyway. This is already getting ugly.
30 posted on 03/09/2003 4:45:50 AM PST by AMNZ
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To: kattracks
no one but the enemies of America need her
31 posted on 03/09/2003 4:50:19 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: kattracks
I am voting for Al Sharpton during the primaries. The general election is another thing.
32 posted on 03/09/2003 4:50:37 AM PST by political1
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To: Slyfox
don't ever call her that...ever, not even in jest...it is never going to happen
33 posted on 03/09/2003 4:51:33 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: kattracks

Go Al, go


34 posted on 03/09/2003 4:52:02 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: kattracks
racists
35 posted on 03/09/2003 4:54:34 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: FL_engineer
I will give Democrats the benefit of the doubt (just this once) as regards Sharpton.

The problem for them with Sharpton is not necessarily his race (if he had the popularity of Colin Powell, they'd be all for him). The problem with Sharpton and most any black Democrat is that they are unabashed and unapologetic liberals. The do not couch their socialistic agenda in weasel words or try to hide it from public view.

Democrats know that so-called "moderate voters" do not embrace unabashed and unapologetic liberals in a national election. Look at the history (McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis).

Limbacher said last night on Batchelor and Alexander that the NY Times would have a story on Monday about this. Maybe there will be some new info in that story, maybe not. I'm sure Drudge will preview it tonight on his radio show.
36 posted on 03/09/2003 4:55:47 AM PST by randita
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To: janetgreen
actually, what does this tell you....a proven liar is leading the pack beause of the people he's running against, and I guarentee you, being a New Yorker, that his comments about Teddy and crusty got him points...

and in New York they believe that the office fire was a gift from the beast

37 posted on 03/09/2003 4:56:48 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: FL_engineer
and New York is planing a road bump on her way to 2008 witha loss in 2006
38 posted on 03/09/2003 5:00:33 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: First_Salute
Hillary Clinton will be the candidate; Bill Richardson will be her running mate.

Bill Richardson is clearly a 2008 Presidential candidate and he's 1 of only 2 or so dems that make some tax cut and pro-business sense out there, so he'd NEVER run w/ HC, IMHO, and not as vp, nor so soon. I think the other half of your pick is correct though, but they'll put someone from the SE (florida) on the ticket w/ her, hopefully Janet Reno, which is ludicrous but would be a fun nightmare ticket to see flushed down the 2004 electoral toilet.

39 posted on 03/09/2003 5:07:48 AM PST by Sara Dorian
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To: FL_engineer
That would make great ad copy for a radio commercial leading into the start each day of "LiberalTalk with AlFranken"
40 posted on 03/09/2003 5:22:00 AM PST by HighWheeler
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To: kattracks
Oh God! Not already!!! Sure sounds like classic Hillary though.
41 posted on 03/09/2003 5:55:53 AM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: kattracks; PeaceBeWithYou; nicmarlo; Mudboy Slim; TheLion; doug from upland; Travelgirl; Budge; ...
It is simply inconceivable to me, STILL, that ANYONE, other than a few thoroughly evil and corrupt people, could seriously think this is a good idea!!! And what is even worse is the thought that there are people who would actually vote for her!!!!!!
Be afraid!!! Be very afraid!!!

..

Hillary relaxes after a hard day campaigning in an effort to subdue honesty and decency in America enough to get herself installed as queen of the universe ..supreme ruler ..God president.

42 posted on 03/09/2003 6:23:26 AM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: Mr. Mojo
Hillary running in '04 will be predicated on the state of the economy and the success of the WOT, not on Al Sharpton and the other Rat contenders.


5 posted on 03/08/2003 10:18 PM PST by Mr. Mojo


well said and true
43 posted on 03/09/2003 7:32:22 AM PST by South Dakota
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To: kattracks; Liz; Howlin; Mudboy Slim
"Truth is, at this point, polls really don't mean much of anything," huffed the Post's Terry Neal...

He's lying...

44 posted on 03/09/2003 7:46:45 AM PST by Libloather
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To: The Wizard; randita; political1; ALS; friendly; Paleo Conservative; janetgreen; Mr. Blond; ...

"I'll show dat suckah Clintun who de first Black president be."

45 posted on 03/09/2003 8:24:08 AM PST by Liz
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To: Libloather
He's lying....

....yeah, his lips were moving......

46 posted on 03/09/2003 8:26:01 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Dat be funny. Ya gots to luv Sharpton.
47 posted on 03/09/2003 9:49:16 AM PST by friendly
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To: The Wizard
don't ever call her that...ever, not even in jest...it is never going to happen

I am just stating Hillary's heart-felt (if she even has one) ambition. Underestimating the Clinton's gave us the Clinton's in the first place. If we understand the enemy's motivation we will be in a better position to fight. Saying it will never happen is just what she wants you to think.

48 posted on 03/09/2003 10:14:36 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: JFoxbear
Everything about Bill Richardson, "says" that he is running. He's been posturing as a conservative Democrat from the very beginning of his run for the governor's office; and it's easy for him to get away with it, because the incredibly wealthy liberals in New Mexico, love his tax cut ideas.

The North Koreans did not go to see him because he was somebody with whom they could talk. They were sent by Red China to make Bill Richardson look good.

He is going to be Hillary's military advisor; he is setting up to appear as easily qualified to take Dick Cheney's spot. By the time of the Democrat Convention, people will think that Bill Richardson is a military genius who would rather wage peace, first; and, he will not have been against President Bush.

That's the big tip, here.

The other contenders are going to be seen as being anti-Bush as Commander in Chief and not really in support of our military men and women, while Bill Richardson will be seen as being pro-Bush as Commander in Chief and definitely pro-military ... just having a difference of opinion on how to proceed against the terrorists.

Bill Richardson is almost running as John F. Kennedy, but for the Vice-President's spot. He's looking and sounding smart, and he's looking and sounding capable.

Hillary Clinton and The [formerly Democrat] Party have examined the public-desired traits of John McCain and are marketing them in the public persona of Mr. Richardson.

Much that Hillary needs to override her obvious weakness as well as wardrobe of limousine - liberal - lawyer - lackeys.

49 posted on 03/09/2003 10:25:04 AM PST by First_Salute
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
Go, Al, go!

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50 posted on 03/09/2003 10:25:58 AM PST by mhking ("Bill, you ignorant slut!")
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