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A Campaign Retools to Seek Second Clinton Comeback
NY TIMES ^ | 1-5-07 | HEALY and BRODER

Posted on 01/05/2008 8:49:32 AM PST by doug from upland

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in career-threatening scrapes before, but never quite like the one they face in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, when nothing less than their would-be dynasty will be on the line.

In trying to battle back from her loss in the Iowa caucuses to Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, Mrs. Clinton is recalibrating her message in hopes of producing Comeback Kid: The Sequel — achieving the reversal of fortune her husband pulled off with his second-place finish here in the Democratic nomination contest in 1992.

Mrs. Clinton, after arriving here at 4 a.m. Friday, used a rally in Nashua to begin focusing on young voters and independents, two groups that flocked to the Obama banner in Iowa. She said she wanted to appeal to young people, and surrounded herself with them at the rally, in contrast to her caucus night party where older, familiar faces from the Clinton administration and her political team stood out.

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This is interesting. When I looked at this photo on the NY TIMES site, I did not see that disturbing image on the window.


1 posted on 01/05/2008 8:49:33 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Demon One summoning her cohorts from the lake of fire.


2 posted on 01/05/2008 8:51:20 AM PST by samtheman (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I thought you might enjoy the photo.


3 posted on 01/05/2008 8:53:11 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

LOL!!


4 posted on 01/05/2008 8:53:18 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: doug from upland
achieving the reversal of fortune her husband pulled off with his second-place finish here in the Democratic nomination contest in 1992.

The DBMs keep trying to compare this campaign with BillyJeff's from the 90s.

Sorry, it can't be done. Different people, different time, different climate.

I'm beginning to believe Senator Clinton's minions and handlers don't understand these fundamental changes either.

5 posted on 01/05/2008 8:56:59 AM PST by upchuck (Attention Senator Clinton: Lying Is Stupid When The Truth Is So Easy To Find)
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To: doug from upland

So is Hillary now promising a young “Hip” administration like her husband did?
Great.


6 posted on 01/05/2008 8:58:10 AM PST by mowowie
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To: doug from upland
One longtime adviser complained that the campaign’s senior strategist, Mark Penn, realized too late that “change” was a much more powerful message than “experience.”

The political strategy of the Clintons has always been--"Let's do extensive polling, figure out what the people want, and make believe that's who we are."

It reminds me of the old joke--the Jewish tailor is fitting a guy for a suit. The guy likes the suit, but wants it in green. The tailor says, "You want a green suit, we'll turn on the green light."

Methinks the Clintons have "turned on the green light" once too often. Mehopes.

7 posted on 01/05/2008 8:58:25 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: doug from upland

Yikes! That is evil.


8 posted on 01/05/2008 8:58:41 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: upchuck
Hillary only knows one way. Scorch and burn. She may end up damaging both Edwards and Obama to the point that it won’t matter who the Dems nominate. The campaigns for the general election will be dead man walking.
9 posted on 01/05/2008 8:59:28 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

From another blog:

Hillary said “look at my experience” and they did.


10 posted on 01/05/2008 9:01:14 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: doug from upland

I hope she survives, and is the Dem candidate.


11 posted on 01/05/2008 9:02:39 AM PST by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: mowowie

‘Cmon, kiddies! Vote for Granny - she’s hip and phat. Want to see her tattoo?


12 posted on 01/05/2008 9:05:07 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Praying for a primary miracle: Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: doug from upland

LOL. Hillery’s got HIP.


13 posted on 01/05/2008 9:09:58 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: All

14 posted on 01/05/2008 9:10:14 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Her allies, including Gen. Wesley K. Clark and former Representative Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri, are also fanning out in New Hampshire.

Yep, when you want to get young people energized about your candidacy you unleash Dick Gephardt. That always works.

15 posted on 01/05/2008 9:10:40 AM PST by jalisco555 ("The only thing we learn from history is that we never learn from history." Winston Churchill)
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To: upchuck
She obviously can't be called the "come back kid" she's too old. She'll need her own "moniker" (pun intended)

Come back Hag?

"Sheeeeeez baaack"?

Come back womyn?

16 posted on 01/05/2008 9:10:43 AM PST by joshhiggins
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To: doug from upland

By the way, anyone knows what happened to the FReeper “Hillary’s Lovely Legs”? Seems a while since I’ve seen a post from HLL, although this is great timing for the moniker.


17 posted on 01/05/2008 9:11:15 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: joshhiggins
hillary hillary dock

the clock fell off the wall......

18 posted on 01/05/2008 9:14:01 AM PST by prognostigaator
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To: doug from upland

How are you the Comback Kid to a Coronation?? How many 65 yr old kids are there?

Pray for W and Our Troops


19 posted on 01/05/2008 9:16:45 AM PST by bray (Fred, the Law and Order Candidate)
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To: bray
She turned 60 on Oct. 26. I celebrated by showing HILLARY! UNCENSORED at Harvard. She was invited via fax to her office, but the witch went to Rob Reiner's party for her instead.
20 posted on 01/05/2008 9:18:55 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Oh, she just looks and sounds 65.

Pray for W and Our Troops


21 posted on 01/05/2008 9:20:14 AM PST by bray (Fred, the Law and Order Candidate)
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To: doug from upland
Indication of how well the Hildabeast will do in NH ??? Hildabeast Booed Twice at NH Democrat Dinner
22 posted on 01/05/2008 9:20:46 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: All

23 posted on 01/05/2008 9:21:21 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Mrs. Clinton, after arriving here at 4 a.m. Friday, used a rally in Nashua to begin focusing on young voters and independents, two groups that flocked to the Obama banner in Iowa. She said she wanted to appeal to young people...

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That line is so funny since Hillary has brought out Wes Clark, Madeleine Albright, Billy Boy, Richard A. Gephardt, her mother, a former grade-school teacher - all seniors and all touting her "greatness." Yep, all of those cronies of hers will help her appeal to the younger generation- Not. Oh, I forgot, she does "USE" her daughter, who has no appeal to anyone at all - no weight with the underprivileged/poor or middle-class since she has lived a protected life away from reality... and won't even talk to the press or answer questions.

24 posted on 01/05/2008 9:23:38 AM PST by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: doug from upland
Here in Massachusetts, there are Obama bumper stickers everywhere. Not a single one for Shrillary. The other day, I was driving through southern NH and there were tons of Obama yard signs, not a single one for the Wicked Witch of the Ozarks.

In my opinion, Obama getting the Democrat nomination is the best thing that could happen to the GOP. It will finish off the Clintons forever. If Shrillary wins the nomination and loses the general election in November, she'll be back. But she cannot politically survive getting blown out in the primaries. If she loses the nomination to Obama, her career in national politics is over.

Now many in the GOP are afraid to face Obama in the general election. I am not worried about Obama. He might be the darling of the left, the "flavor of the month" so to speak, but he cannot win enough electoral votes to be president. His Muslim heritage and lack of experience are huge liabilities for him and he will get clobbered outside the urban areas no matter who the GOP puts up.

I think Shrillary would get clobbered too but I just can't stomach having her in the limelight for the next 10 months. I want her to just go away. And like I said earlier, if she gets the nomination, she'll be back to haunt us again in later elections. I do not think a loss (no matter how huge) in a general election will finish her politically, but the failure to win the nomination at all surely will.

25 posted on 01/05/2008 9:36:17 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 32 days away from outliving Nicolette Larson)
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To: mowowie
So is Hillary now promising a young “Hip” administration like her husband did?

Hips, thighs, and . . . cankles.

26 posted on 01/05/2008 9:38:45 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (A.D.D. , Me? . . . NO WAY! Hey, look at the chicken!)
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To: doug from upland
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in career-threatening scrapes before, but never quite like the one they face in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, when nothing less than their would-be dynasty will be on the line.

Dynasty? DYNASTY? Bill & Hill? Hey, I thought hillary was going to be her Own Woman. She has vast experience, and doesn't need any help from her rapist husband.

Is the New York Times now saying that this is the Clinton Dynasty we are supposed to be electing to the Presidency? Two for the price of one?

Which one gets to sit in the Oval Office and dirty the rug?

27 posted on 01/05/2008 9:39:19 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: doug from upland

Clintoon comeback will turn into Clintoon smackdown!


28 posted on 01/05/2008 9:40:50 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: doug from upland

WOW

Rasmussen’s site is melting down since Drudge posted their new poll with the H-beast 10 points down in NH!


29 posted on 01/05/2008 9:41:48 AM PST by eartotheground (Rodham delinda est.)
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To: doug from upland
I thought you might enjoy the photo.

Matt Drudge has a photo of that event from a different angle up on his web site. It makes Hilary appear to be behind bars.
30 posted on 01/05/2008 9:43:32 AM PST by redheadtoo
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To: doug from upland
I'm not as professional, but...


31 posted on 01/05/2008 9:48:30 AM PST by bannie (Jimminy Cricket is hollering, "Beware!!! clintons CHEAT!")
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

As the troubador of our halcyon youth put it, “Even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.” And in Hill’s case, that’s a thought to make you hurl just a little bit.


32 posted on 01/05/2008 9:52:12 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (A.D.D. , Me? . . . NO WAY! Hey, look at the chicken!)
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To: doug from upland
Is that the same girl as this:

Photobucket

33 posted on 01/05/2008 10:00:14 AM PST by randita
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Darn it. I'm trying to RSVP for her event at the high school tomorrow. It won't let me. To have a note back confirming that "effing jew bastard" had reservations would have absolutely been sold on ebay. Part of the problem may be that, although I put in the zip code for the area, when I hit the SUBMIT button, it defaults to my zip code here. Come on, someone should be able to sign up with an outrageous name and use the proper zip code to get yourself invite. To have an invitation to Vince Foster would be pretty cool.


34 posted on 01/05/2008 10:01:22 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: randita

Different girl. I should use that one.


35 posted on 01/05/2008 10:01:46 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: mowowie

Hillary is almost anything but young and hip.


36 posted on 01/05/2008 10:03:02 AM PST by varina davis
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To: mowowie

“Hip”? What about the “Thighs”?


37 posted on 01/05/2008 10:05:15 AM PST by fightinJAG ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: doug from upland

I think she’s crying over Sanjaya.


38 posted on 01/05/2008 10:07:17 AM PST by freespirited (Still a proud member of the Stupid Party. It beats the Evil Party any day of the week.)
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To: bannie

I like it.


39 posted on 01/05/2008 10:08:37 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: redheadtoo

Matt Drudge has a photo of that event from a different angle up on his web site. It makes Hilary appear to be behind bars.

If it were only true


40 posted on 01/05/2008 10:11:22 AM PST by hdstmf
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To: jalisco555

Post of the day!

On another note: Hey, Hildy, politics is like football. Once in a while the stars align and you get a great run. But take the pieces of the puzzle apart and try to reassemble them in a different setting, a different time, different circumstances and even Joe Montana doesn’t play like Joe Montana any more.


41 posted on 01/05/2008 10:11:34 AM PST by fightinJAG ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: bray

I read one article where it was reported that Maddy Albright took to the stage at a Hildabeast rally in Iowa and began dancing to some pop song in an effort to juice the crowd.

Uh, no.


42 posted on 01/05/2008 10:13:04 AM PST by fightinJAG ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: xtinct

Well, that’s mighty nice news! Thank you!


43 posted on 01/05/2008 10:13:32 AM PST by fightinJAG ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: fightinJAG

“Hip”? What about the “Thighs”?

Doesn’t matter. They are melted together.


44 posted on 01/05/2008 10:13:57 AM PST by hdstmf
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To: SamAdams76

I do think an Obama nomination would finish off the Klintoons for good, which (as Bill Parcells,in another context, is wont to say) is a “good thing, not a bad thing.”

However, I do think that Obama will be difficult to beat in Nov. That said, I think it will be difficult for any Republican to win in Nov, and, among the Rat candidates, Obama is probably the least dangerous to the long-term fate of our country.


45 posted on 01/05/2008 10:16:31 AM PST by fightinJAG ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: SamAdams76

P.S. The other prob with having to stomach Hildy in the limelight is that Bubba comes with her. That’s one of the real horrors of a Hildy presidency-—the fact that Bubba would be sticking his big face back into our lives on a 24/7 basis as well.


46 posted on 01/05/2008 10:17:53 AM PST by fightinJAG ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: fightinJAG
Preaching to the choir. I'm hoping that by "Super Tuesday", the Shrill and Bill Show is officially cancelled forever.

Until then, I think I'll drink heavily.

47 posted on 01/05/2008 10:30:08 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 32 days away from outliving Nicolette Larson)
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To: All

Okay, here is the challenge: the first person who can sign up on Hillary’s site as Vince Foster and get a confirmation to attend an event in New Hampshire will get a HILLARY! UNCENSORED DVD.

Event schedule: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/20070210/?sc=8

SIGN UP: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/join/?sc=2 *** if you want it to come to Vince Foster, put both of those names in the FIRST NAME box and whatever clever name in the LAST NAME box. Make sure to use the zipcode for the area to make them think you are in New Hampshire.


48 posted on 01/05/2008 10:31:32 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: SamAdams76
Sorry Sam, I disagree with your statement "If she loses the nomination to Obama, her career in national politics is over"

It will not be over. Hillary loves power too much, she will either keep her seat in New York and move to the left and become a muck racker (like Babs Boxer) or listen to me here, yes a Supreme Court nominee from an Obama administration. Think about it, she would love to sit on a life time appointment legislating from the bench as much as she could.

49 posted on 01/05/2008 10:38:55 AM PST by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: upchuck
Sorry, it can't be done. Different people, different time, different climate.

I agree: We've already HAD the clinton experience, and even some of the previous-kool-aid-sucking-libs have to admit that clintons are abhorent.

The best thing to come out of Herself's bulldozing drive for power might just be that it destroys the false-"legacy" that billyboy was planning on. All of these reminders and forced realizations may prevent even the lib writers of "history" to acknowledge the absolute clintonian corruption.

All of that being said, I still don't trust the bitch:

clintons CHEAT

50 posted on 01/05/2008 10:47:29 AM PST by bannie (Jimminy Cricket is hollering, "Beware!!! clintons CHEAT!")
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