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Prominent Clinton supporter criticizes Iowa
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ^ | 12/31/07 | Chris Welch and Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley

Posted on 12/31/2007 5:39:44 AM PST by TornadoAlley3

Strickland campaigned with Clinton in Iowa over the weekend. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (CNN) – Just days before the Iowa caucuses, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter criticized the state’s privileged role in the presidential nominating process, forcing her campaign to declare that she did not agree with the assessment. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland was quoted in Sunday’s edition of The Columbus Dispatch as saying that it “makes no sense” to grant Iowa the right to hold the first contest of the 2008 race for the White House. "I'd like to see both parties say, 'We're going to bring this to an end,'" Strickland told the newspaper. Competing campaigns seized on the article and emailed it around to reporters to highlight Strickland’s comments late Sunday night. The Clinton campaign moved quickly, and issued a statement shortly after midnight distancing the New York senator from the governor’s remarks. “Senator Clinton has worked her heart out campaigning in Iowa because she knows it plays a unique and special role in the nominating process and that process must be protected,” read the statement. “As she has said many times she is glad Iowans are entrusted with this responsibility because they take it so seriously. On this issue Hillary and Gov. Strickland strongly disagree.” Strickland’s comments came on the same day that WHO TV reporter Dave Price reported that Clinton’s Midwest co-chair Jerry Crawford told him that she would “not be here caucus night.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: herthighness; iowa; strickland

1 posted on 12/31/2007 5:39:45 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

2 posted on 12/31/2007 5:44:35 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Steer well clear of the local parks, guv.


3 posted on 12/31/2007 5:47:02 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

He’s right...


4 posted on 12/31/2007 5:49:12 AM PST by Russ
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To: TornadoAlley3

She’s an idiot, working for a dummy.

They have the nomination all but sewn up, so shut up already.


5 posted on 12/31/2007 5:49:48 AM PST by period end of story (You need cooling, baby I'm not fooling)
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To: Russ
He may be right, but he's saying this for the wrong reason. He wouldn't have said a damn thing if she were leading in Iowa by a wide margin.
6 posted on 12/31/2007 5:55:50 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Alberta's Child

But did he say this at her urging?

I ask this because, if she loses in IOWA, then she can fight the IOWA caucus results based on that fact that someone else MADE THE CLAIM.

(I know, paranoid. BTW, welcome to nowhere. Those weren’t ghosts, they were angels. Nowhere is everywhere nowadays.)


7 posted on 12/31/2007 6:08:34 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“On this issue Hillary and Gov. Strickland strongly disagree.”

That is, until she sees the results of the Iowa caucus.


8 posted on 12/31/2007 6:09:34 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Look lady, I am married, see my ring here. Oh, wait, you Klintons don’t care about that stuff. Okay, give me a little smooch.
9 posted on 12/31/2007 6:09:39 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Better prepare, come Nov 08, we have a Marxist Commissar President and Marxist Congress.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
"It's triangulation, I tell ya! ...and it's got three sides!"

Mr. niteowl77

10 posted on 12/31/2007 6:12:26 AM PST by niteowl77
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To: TornadoAlley3

“it “makes no sense” to grant Iowa the right to hold the first contest of the 2008 race for the White House.”

So, just where would they like to hold the first contest?

Hillary’s house?


11 posted on 12/31/2007 6:12:26 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
The Clinton campaign moved quickly, and issued a statement shortly after midnight distancing the New York senator from the governor’s remarks.

Isn't this the same Hillary Clinton who has been advocating the change (or abolition) of the Electoral College -- to get her a better chance at getting votes?

Team Hillary is being a tad hypocritical, it seems.
12 posted on 12/31/2007 6:27:15 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: randog
Hillary doesn’t have the political power to do that anymore. Let’s hope we’re not going to see her as President.
13 posted on 12/31/2007 6:44:27 AM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Prominent Clinton supporter ~ Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley criticizes Iowa politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com


14 posted on 12/31/2007 6:46:19 AM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: TomGuy

Is that another Chairman Mao jacket?
15 posted on 12/31/2007 6:51:38 AM PST by BerryDingle (With friends like the media, who needs enemas ?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

The local newspaper here ran the last 10 elections worth of Iowa caucuses results for both Demoncrats and Republicans.

Except for two cases (one of which was when a favored son ran for President), they picked the eventual Demoncrat presidential nominee.

They did not do as well on Republicans. They only picked about half of the eventual Republican nominees.


16 posted on 12/31/2007 7:01:51 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: TornadoAlley3

Democrats just setting the stage to abolish the electoral college.


17 posted on 12/31/2007 7:24:53 AM PST by xrp (Ron Paul: The RIGHT way to vote for freedom.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

our retarded governor speaks again. I see they took his helmet off for the photo shot.


18 posted on 12/31/2007 7:40:31 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Say you like me or I’ll rip your ear off.


19 posted on 12/31/2007 7:43:52 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: TornadoAlley3

Ethanol wouldn’t be crammed down our throats so bad if this was true. I say a lottery where the governors meet and draw, to see the primary orders.


20 posted on 12/31/2007 7:46:46 AM PST by Sybeck1 (I endorse Fred Thompson.)
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To: CzarNicky

Is he the Strickland of Strickland Propane?

Go Tribe.


21 posted on 12/31/2007 7:47:08 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: TornadoAlley3

Forgetting about his motives and her campaign, and all the campaigns for that matter, and just thinking of this issue in the abstract:

I agree. No state should have the position Iowa and NH have. There should be some kind of rotation, or a single primary day.

It’s ridiculous to give the hicks of Iowa (and I say that in light of the fact they were suckered by Hickabee) such power over the process.


22 posted on 12/31/2007 7:51:30 AM PST by samtheman
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