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HILLARY. New York state has embraced her. Will the rest of the country if she runs for president?
The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 21, 2006 | Lisa Anderson

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.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billygoatswife; clinton; craiglivingstone; hillary; hillary2008; hillaryclinton; lesbianqueen; pilesofbodies; rosiespal; vincefoster; whereschelsea
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1 posted on 05/21/2006 8:31:41 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I can not embrace her with both middle fingers already extended.


2 posted on 05/21/2006 8:33:53 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

Ditto from another New Yorker.


3 posted on 05/21/2006 8:36:42 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The Opposition has always underestimated the Clintons's ability to mount a campaign.


4 posted on 05/21/2006 8:37:42 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
LOOK... it's TouristSenator!!!
It shows up in more places than TouristGuy did only with less style and substance...
she's Vaporware, just an empty crusty.
(Please spread me around like the parasite that i am...)

5 posted on 05/21/2006 8:40:44 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Embrace?

Yeah, that's what i wanna do.

No, really.

6 posted on 05/21/2006 8:41:10 AM PDT by SmithL (I voted)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

please
7 posted on 05/21/2006 8:45:01 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Not me!!!

 

Will the rest of the country if she runs for president?

Rudy's gift to us!


8 posted on 05/21/2006 8:45:33 AM PDT by SheLion
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To: SmithL
Silver is up. Sell it or she'll take it and give it to others.

Someone said it right today. If she was smart, she'd stay as a Senator for 20 years and be happy.

9 posted on 05/21/2006 8:45:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: All

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.


10 posted on 05/21/2006 8:46:20 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

She is about as embraceable as a virus.


11 posted on 05/21/2006 8:48:31 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
She is also a dwarf with a cromagnon sized head who loves her blond hair treatment with blue contact lenses.

So proud of her 'real self'.
12 posted on 05/21/2006 8:50:13 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
The Opposition has always underestimated the Clintons's ability to mount a campaign.

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.

13 posted on 05/21/2006 8:53:24 AM PDT by angkor
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"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?"

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.

15 posted on 05/21/2006 8:55:35 AM PDT by nightdriver
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

That headline should tell ya all you need to know about neworkers.....LMAO


16 posted on 05/21/2006 8:58:45 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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.


17 posted on 05/21/2006 8:59:33 AM PDT by rod1
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Wonder how many illegal and legal aliens are registered to vote already?.. as 2008 slowly approaches.. (Jaws theme)..

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..

18 posted on 05/21/2006 9:00:22 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: rod1

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.


19 posted on 05/21/2006 9:02:22 AM PDT by rod1
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
HILLARY. New York state has embraced her. Will the rest of the country if she runs for president?

Her own husband won't embrace her, why should we? Everyone knows Bubba prefers embracing fat interns to Hillaroo.

Hillary finds an embrace...


20 posted on 05/21/2006 9:08:44 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: rod1
The real question is why will she still be a Senator after Nov.?

Rudy has zero chance of the Republican nomination in 08, but he is liberal enough for NY. If he was really a Republican he would have ran against her now. He isn't, he's worthless!
21 posted on 05/21/2006 9:22:45 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Juan Williams....The DNC's "Crash test Dummy" for talking points.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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.


22 posted on 05/21/2006 9:29:29 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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.


23 posted on 05/21/2006 9:29:58 AM PDT by b4its2late (If it's treason, there's no doubt a democrat is standing behind it.)
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To: Beagle8U
Rudy has zero chance of the Republican nomination in 08, but he is liberal enough for NY. If he was really a Republican he would have ran against her now. He isn't, he's worthless!

Too many with big egos.

24 posted on 05/21/2006 9:30:45 AM PDT by Digger
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To: new yorker 77
By the way, I used rubbing alcohol on my hand three times before touching anything.

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.

25 posted on 05/21/2006 9:32:31 AM PDT by b4its2late (If it's treason, there's no doubt a democrat is standing behind it.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"New York state has embraced her."

Hey, WoW! That's gotta be a whole lotta woman!

26 posted on 05/21/2006 9:34:17 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Will the rest of the country embrace her? NO!


27 posted on 05/21/2006 9:35:38 AM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

No.


28 posted on 05/21/2006 9:36:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Immigration: Acting like dupes does not earn us their respect, but their CONTEMPT.))
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To: new yorker 77

If she running in 2008 I hope to have the rotten fruit and horse turd francise locked up in Ohio.


29 posted on 05/21/2006 9:37:24 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: nightdriver

"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.


30 posted on 05/21/2006 9:39:40 AM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
New York has embraced her the way the contents of a septic tank embraces someone who's fallen in.

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.

31 posted on 05/21/2006 9:41:08 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: SheLion

Oh, I've been looking for that image! Thank you!


32 posted on 05/21/2006 9:42:12 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: SmoothTalker
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.

You get the cigar!

33 posted on 05/21/2006 9:44:56 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

34 posted on 05/21/2006 9:47:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Unfortunately, I would vote for Hillary 10 times before voting for McCain once.


35 posted on 05/21/2006 9:50:11 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Chicago Tribune: Clinton Opponents Are "Hillary-haters"
36 posted on 05/21/2006 9:53:36 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: rod1

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.


37 posted on 05/21/2006 9:55:15 AM PDT by noncommie
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To: NativeNewYorker
Oh, I've been looking for that image! Thank you!

Oh hey!  You are welcome!  Glad I used it! :)

38 posted on 05/21/2006 9:56:50 AM PDT by SheLion
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To: All

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.


39 posted on 05/21/2006 9:58:11 AM PDT by David Allen (the presumption of innocence - what a concept!)
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To: Mike Bates

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.


40 posted on 05/21/2006 10:04:53 AM PDT by noncommie
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To: noncommie
Why would anyone read anything that lame if they're not stranded on an island or something?

To confirm my suspicions of the MSM. Oh, and to make fun of it, too.

41 posted on 05/21/2006 10:07:27 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: new yorker 77

I showed my embrace by leaving NY when she got elected.


42 posted on 05/21/2006 10:10:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
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.

And what color is the sky on your home planet?

43 posted on 05/21/2006 10:12:17 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Join me! Every night I pray for Global Warming . (And I think it's beginning to work.))
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To: Doctor Stochastic
The Opposition has always underestimated the Clintons's ability to mount a campaign.

Pardon me?
44 posted on 05/21/2006 10:14:15 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny!)
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To: David Allen
When she says "our Lord," you know she doesn't mean it.

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."

45 posted on 05/21/2006 10:52:45 AM PDT by Erasmus ("Peace on you!" -- Imam Ofo)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
HILLARY. New York state has embraced her. Will the rest of the country if she runs for president?

Ummmmmmm . . . . . . NO!!
46 posted on 05/21/2006 11:03:04 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Pardon me?

That's one of their techniques.

47 posted on 05/21/2006 11:10:17 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: angkor

Which is why you see the beginning of a relentless media campaign to make her the de facto winner, already...


48 posted on 05/21/2006 11:13:17 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Liberalism- What A Pagan Religion......)
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To: new yorker 77
"She is also a dwarf with a cromagnon sized head who loves her blond hair treatment with blue contact lenses. So proud of her 'real self'."

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!!

49 posted on 05/21/2006 11:22:43 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: new yorker 77
This bears repeating,with your permission:

I can not embrace her with both middle fingers already extended.

Sign me "Another dissatified New Yorker"

50 posted on 05/21/2006 11:25:51 AM PDT by jos65
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