Skip to comments.HILLARY. New York state has embraced her. Will the rest of the country if she runs for president?
Posted on 05/21/2006 8:31:39 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- As "New York, New York" so famously promises, if you can make it there you can make it anywhere. Hillary Rodham Clinton may soon put those lyrics to a presidential test.
With little question that she will win re-election to the Senate this fall, a larger question looms: If Clinton turned numbers of skeptical and sometimes openly hostile upstate New Yorkers significantly in her favor, could she pull off the same thing nationally in a 2008 run for the White House?
Seven years ago, when she began her Senate campaign, many residents of this hard-pressed Finger Lakes region considered Clinton the political equivalent of the Wicked Witch of the West. Older women, particularly, acidly criticized her as domineering, arrogant, ambitious and oblivious to blue-collar concerns--not to mention unable to rein in her philandering husband.
During her first term as the state's junior U.S. senator, Clinton hardly has morphed into Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. But the Democrat has shed much of her image as a broom-riding carpetbagger and gained more than a little respect and appreciation in some of the most conservative corners of the state.
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I can not embrace her with both middle fingers already extended.
Ditto from another New Yorker.
The Opposition has always underestimated the Clintons's ability to mount a campaign.
Yeah, that's what i wanna do.
Will the rest of the country if she runs for president?
Rudy's gift to us!
Someone said it right today. If she was smart, she'd stay as a Senator for 20 years and be happy.
I have to say this.
In 2000, Hillary came to our jobsite in Manhattan.
I was an engineer with my firm at the time.
I was standing in line with my superiors.
She proceeded to shake everyone's hand.
When she walked in front on me, she extended her hand.
I shook it.
Her Royal Thighness flanked by Secret Service.
In a previous instance I got to shake hands with Rudy Giuliani when he was Mayor.
It truly is a small world.
She has no idea how everyone she met that day truly detested her and would never vote for her.
By the way, I used rubbing alcohol on my hand three times before touching anything.
She is about as embraceable as a virus.
No matter how many schills in the press, no matter how many reliable pundits, there will come a time when Hitlery must stand at a podium, answer questions from an audience, and spend a year pressing flesh with the great unwashed.
Unlike her affable and charming husband, Hitlery doesn't have what it takes to put up with that for a month, let alone for the length of a presidential campaign.
And her Rat comrades know it.
She does not have a chance in hell of being elected, or even nominated.
She could if enough people think like my idiot neighbor.
He told me "..I'd vote for Hillary for president because, unlike Bush, she's an anti-communist!"
Can you believe it?
I guess that mindset (or lack, thereof) explains why Washington State sends such mental giants as Patty (mom in tennis shoes) Murray, Maria Cantwell and Jim McDermott to DC.
That headline should tell ya all you need to know about neworkers.....LMAO
Oh Please. Some in NY have embraced her. The author of this tripe probably never bothered to check with the "hard pressed" Finger Lakes region as to whether we were still hard pressed thanks to Hillary's (not to mention Chuckie's) self-centered politics of "me".
Typing with my foot almost dipped in a Finger Lake (but way too cold fo that today) mere minutes from the famous Ithaca, City of Evil.
And how they would view free stuff from Givernment(national, state, county and local)
If Hillary is nothing; she's very generous with others stuff..
How many?.. thousands?... millions?.. Wonder if the democrat party is aware of the massive voter fraud that could be performed by illegal and legal aliens voting.. Thank God democrats are dumber than republicans or we would be in for some real trouble in 2008... maybe even 2006..
Forgot to add--anyone who actually knows the NYS region also knows Elima is in the Southern Tier of NY and not the Finger Lakes. But Chicago Trib readers would hardly make that geographical distinction as the author tries to get Her Thighness a few more votes.
Her own husband won't embrace her, why should we? Everyone knows Bubba prefers embracing fat interns to Hillaroo.
Hillary finds an embrace...
I want her to run. I think she'd get killed. A lot of Dems are uncomfortable with her. She wouldn't win the moderates. And she'd do more to engergize the GOP base than any candidate in history.
New York State did not embrace her. The libs and democrats that outnumber the right almost 2 to 1, thanks to New York City did.
Too many with big egos.
LOL! Excellent. Many, many upstate despise her, not enough though to overcome the dems. She has support in Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse yes, but most despise her.
Hey, WoW! That's gotta be a whole lotta woman!
Will the rest of the country embrace her? NO!
If she running in 2008 I hope to have the rotten fruit and horse turd francise locked up in Ohio.
"He told me "..I'd vote for Hillary for president because, unlike Bush, she's an anti-communist!"
Boy...that is dense. It is like a Dilbert moment.
I can recall no case where she has appeared in public before a crowd that her posse hasn't hand picked. She is a coward and a fraud.
Oh, I've been looking for that image! Thank you!
You get the cigar!
Unfortunately, I would vote for Hillary 10 times before voting for McCain once.
What the hell does a Chicago reporter know about "Finger Lakes" politics anyway? Of course a NY Senator who collects nationwide campaign contributions is going to win re-election. That's not really an amazing acheivement. But it's no reason to believe she'll beat a Republican who's doing the same thing.
I hope this represents a trend, though. If more liberal reporters hop on the Hillary bandwagon, there's that much more chance she'll run in '08. The moonbats feel gypped that they had an "electable" candidate shoved down their throats in the last election. If the press join them in pushing Hillary, the Democrat Party bosses might not be able to keep her out of the race.
Oh hey! You are welcome! Glad I used it! :)
I cannot believe the American people will ever elect Hillary Clinton. Ugh. She's ugly. She's short. She's a terrible speaker. Her politics were left, but now she's all over the place. When she says "our Lord," you know she doesn't mean it.
I didn't realize that was a front-page article! So, what, there's absolutely nothing going on in Chicago right now, so they have to run stories from New York state?
It's been years (decades, really) since I've actually looked at a liberal paper as anything other than satire. Why would anyone read anything that lame if they're not stranded on an island or something?
News flash: It's the 21st Century; there are options now. It's hard to believe that only a few tens of thousands of people leave behind liberal media in an average day. What's up with the rest of those losers? When somebody switches, it's not like he's changing a belief or anything; it's more like he's waking up.
To confirm my suspicions of the MSM. Oh, and to make fun of it, too.
I showed my embrace by leaving NY when she got elected.
And what color is the sky on your home planet?
Well, she mutters a word between "our" and "Lord" that you can hear only if you're about a foot away.
The word is "Dark."
That's one of their techniques.
Which is why you see the beginning of a relentless media campaign to make her the de facto winner, already...
Don't forget the wide-load's piano legs and thunder thighs!!
Paints a pretty picture. 'Embrace her' doesn't come to mind here!! LOL
I guess if NY thinks Schumer is a winner - Wide-load must be okay with them too. Must be something in the water there!!
Sign me "Another dissatified New Yorker"