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TALK OF HILLARY EXIT ENGULFS CAMPAIGNS
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Posted on 01/07/2008 7:26:42 AM PST by Personal Responsibility

TALK OF HILLARY EXIT ENGULFS CAMPAIGNS Mon Jan 07 2008 09:46:28 ET

Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race? And when?!

"She can't take multiple double-digit losses in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada," laments one top campaign insider. "If she gets too badly embarrassed, it will really harm her. She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged with back-to-back-to-back defeats."

Meanwhile, Democrat hopeful John Edwards has confided to senior staff that he is staying in the race because Hillary "could soon be out."

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Key players in Clinton's inner circle are said to be split. James Carville is urging her to fight it out through at least February and Super Tuesday, where she has a shot at thwarting Barack Obama in a big state. But others close to the former first lady now see no possible road to victory, sources claim.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clintonbrand; doubledigit; engulfs; hillary; housedrops; mentalbreakdown; nh2008; out; president; quitter; race; wishfulthinking
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To: Personal Responsibility
I don’t think there is a single person, other than Obama, at this time in history that could have knocked Hillary out of competition for the Dim nomination. Ain’t it weird how life works.
151 posted on 01/07/2008 8:57:57 AM PST by devane617 (Stop Illegal Immigration. Call your Senator today. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.)
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To: doug from upland

This is all part of her carefully scripted plan of being the “Comeback Kid.”

No way she gets out. Not even close. It’s a sucker’s bet.


152 posted on 01/07/2008 8:58:10 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Phantom Lord

I tend to agree. She’s in a position that a few threats and busted kneecaps by the Clintonistas won’t fix.


153 posted on 01/07/2008 8:59:08 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: Personal Responsibility

This is not a happy day. Thompson, McCain, or Rudy, could crush Hillary in a general election. Obama will not be easy to beat.

Not a good day at all.


154 posted on 01/07/2008 9:00:22 AM PST by Mister Politics (www.misterpolitics.com)
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To: Personal Responsibility
I believe that Hillary’s money started to dry up right after the stumble in the debate a few weeks ago.. There are rumors else where that money is tight in her campaign. Of course if you do business with candidates it is all CASH on the barrel or you are an idiot.
155 posted on 01/07/2008 9:00:44 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ("Has there been a code nine? Have you heard from the Doctor?")
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To: Personal Responsibility

‘TALK OF HILLARY EXIT ENGULFS CAMPAIGNS’

swweeeeet!!! lmao


156 posted on 01/07/2008 9:01:08 AM PST by Ancient Drive
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To: Personal Responsibility

I seriously doubt she’s exiting anything, she hasn’t pulled out the BIG nasties yet......you ain’t see nothing yet,,,,hildebeast isn’t going anywhere at least without leaving a wake of damage behind her.......


157 posted on 01/07/2008 9:02:24 AM PST by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Unions in NV?

I didn’t realize that hookers had a union.


158 posted on 01/07/2008 9:02:49 AM PST by RockinRight (Huck Supporters: Being Christian doesn't make one an automatic conservative. Far from it.)
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To: Mister Politics
I have always told my friends the Obama is like “Chance the Gardener” in the Peter Sellers’ 1979 movie “Being There.” Obama, the empty head, is going to walk right into the Whitehouse.
159 posted on 01/07/2008 9:03:45 AM PST by avacado
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To: Montana4Jesus
What is that saying about HELL and a woman scorned?

"Hell hath no fury like the wrath of a woman scorned."

160 posted on 01/07/2008 9:09:46 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: Personal Responsibility
Come January 2009, the Marines will have to pull her away from her rightful place in the WH. She will leave the race when the temperature in hell gets down to -273C.
161 posted on 01/07/2008 9:12:46 AM PST by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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To: RockinRight

cookers :)


162 posted on 01/07/2008 9:14:50 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( UNITED BY OUR CORE BELIEFS Fred08)
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To: Personal Responsibility

163 posted on 01/07/2008 9:15:07 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Personal Responsibility

This is all fake, she’s just pulling this as a stunt and somehow figures the troops will rally to save her, believe me, she wont exit this campaign come hell or high water. Power is everything to her.


164 posted on 01/07/2008 9:16:21 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Personal Responsibility

Obama better watch his back, and his food, and his planes and buses...

He just might find out what Arkancide is if he’s not careful.


165 posted on 01/07/2008 9:17:56 AM PST by RockinRight (Huck(abee, not the Freeper Huck) Sucks.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
TALK OF HILLARY EXIT ENGULFS CAMPAIGNS

This is complete NONSENSE, "Other Campaigns" may be talking about her stepping down, but not The Clinton Campaign. People who live their entire lives above the law don't drop out after 1 State's Caucus, think about that, it's a preposterous thought. These are 2 sub-human animals who believe that the world owes them a living, it's not over by a long-shot, no one should ever forget that.

Unfortunately, one thing THEY ARE NOT is QUITTERS. Look at Billy Jeff's History, he stayed in until the final moment, he didn't give in and neither will she, EVER. Beasts like these 2 are not bred like the rest of us, they have an insatiable need for approval and POWER, at all costs. There is no giving in, as Her High Priest Saul Alinsky taught her, "THERE IS ONLY THE FIGHT", and don't you forget it.

166 posted on 01/07/2008 9:21:35 AM PST by Pagey (Horrible Hillary Clinton is Bad For America, Bad For Business and Bad For MY Stomach!)
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To: Personal Responsibility
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167 posted on 01/07/2008 9:22:48 AM PST by thinking
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To: Personal Responsibility

RUSH: What is this about Mrs. Clinton dropping out...the only way she’s leaving this race is in a straight jacket!


168 posted on 01/07/2008 9:24:16 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Fido969

It is interesting that the party that proclaims it represents the poor and the downtrodden has rigged the system so that its political elite has a disproportionate influence on the selection of a candidate. The Republican Party has no appointed super delegates.


169 posted on 01/07/2008 9:25:17 AM PST by kabar
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To: Scythian
"Power is everything to her."

It's not just the power. She gambled her whole life away with a gigolo as a partner so she could be the first female President ...she thinks she earned it is rightfully hers. No one bothered to tell her it doesn't work that way. It's been well documented that she would never even consider that she might not win.

It's a kind of mind game or justification for her life choices, it also shows that Bill's actions have greatly injured her as a person.

170 posted on 01/07/2008 9:25:36 AM PST by Earthdweller (The liberal MSM...Buddies of Romney F Kerry and the socialist march to China)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Doug from Upland is right about her not quiting - Lib’s LOVE Losers!!
When I told my wife that it looked like the East Coast Media was kicking HRC to the curb, she said “Maybe she’ll have more curb appear!”


171 posted on 01/07/2008 9:32:45 AM PST by NDNBill (Live Your Convictions. Take no 'prisoners' .)
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To: Holicheese

“What the heck is the Clinton Brand?”

Just another product made in China.


172 posted on 01/07/2008 9:35:21 AM PST by mowowie
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To: Personal Responsibility
Drudge has a great video of Slick telling an audience that he can't make Hillary "younger, taller or male"

LOL!

173 posted on 01/07/2008 9:38:04 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Churchillspirit
VIDEO: BILL SAYS HE CAN'T MAKE HILLARY 'YOUNGER, TALLER, MALE'...
174 posted on 01/07/2008 9:39:11 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Churchillspirit
"Drudge has a great video of Slick telling an audience that he can't make Hillary "younger, taller or male""

He is one sick pimp. I'll be so glad when that trash heap is cleared out of the media.

175 posted on 01/07/2008 9:41:17 AM PST by Earthdweller
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To: doug from upland

She will stay to the bitter end. I don’t see her quitting unless Obama has it mathematically sewn up. That has to be after Super Tuesday at least.


176 posted on 01/07/2008 9:42:45 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

From the WaPo?? With the WaPo bailing, she is toast! Pass the popcorn...this is fun!


177 posted on 01/07/2008 9:43:52 AM PST by Reo
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To: Personal Responsibility

then again, somebody put a fork in Bill Clinton campaign back ‘92 saying ‘tis done... we know how well that one went.


178 posted on 01/07/2008 9:45:25 AM PST by Ancient Drive
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To: Anti-Bubba182
MEMORIALIZED IN SONG
179 posted on 01/07/2008 9:46:18 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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.

Maybe they smell spoilage due to Ron Paul?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1949657/posts


180 posted on 01/07/2008 9:48:09 AM PST by polymuser (Happy New Year)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Hillary is just too “mechanical”... my fridge has more personality than her at this point... seeing her on TV this morning made me cringe a bit — she had a smile in her face but it looked completely forced... I mean, she must be going ‘ape’ by now... just 3 days ago, a staffer from Hillary’s campaign blackberried Major Garrett of FNC that Hillary will win NH ‘hands down’, but who could have forseen this turn of the past 2 days? Unreal...


181 posted on 01/07/2008 9:48:38 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (Hard lesson learned in the 1980's: "Never perm and dye your hair at the same time")
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To: Miss Didi
Thanks for the link to the video - priceless!
182 posted on 01/07/2008 9:50:09 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Personal Responsibility
She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged

Yep, the brand! Gotta sell them books, speeches, protect Chelsea's do nothing $100K+ job.

183 posted on 01/07/2008 9:50:42 AM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Personal Responsibility


Karl Rove, deeply saddened

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184 posted on 01/07/2008 9:50:57 AM PST by OESY
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To: rottndog
Sounds like the Clinton machine’s strategy to create a second coming of the “Comeback Kid”.


The Clinton machine amplifies "bad" news so that when the real story comes out, it is not as bad as was reported.

I fell for that tactic the first time I came across it (I think it was the story on how Bill got angry at his deposition and stormed out leaving everyone stunned. Of course that is not what happened, but the story was no longer about what he said but that it was reported wrong).

I doubt Hillary has spent all these years getting ready to run only to fold after the first few primaries.

185 posted on 01/07/2008 9:51:11 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN
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To: Personal Responsibility

How can this be true?

She was the leading Democrat fund-raiser.


186 posted on 01/07/2008 9:51:52 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Proud2BeRight
Oh so sweet Schadenfreude.

And how. Still, let's not be lulled into false complacency; the dirty tricks have yet to begin.

187 posted on 01/07/2008 9:55:50 AM PST by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged

Too Late.

188 posted on 01/07/2008 9:57:07 AM PST by hattend
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To: RockinRight
Obama better watch his back, and his food, and his planes and buses...

Yep.


189 posted on 01/07/2008 10:00:48 AM PST by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

190 posted on 01/07/2008 10:02:03 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Churchillspirit
Good old Bubba...out on the trail sabotaging poor Mrs. Clinton.
191 posted on 01/07/2008 10:03:42 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: doug from upland
ROFL!!
192 posted on 01/07/2008 10:04:48 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Miss Didi

I wonder if the Clintons are going to blame the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ for her drop in the NH polls...


193 posted on 01/07/2008 10:05:11 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (Hard lesson learned in the 1980's: "Never perm and dye your hair at the same time")
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To: P8riot

I agree


194 posted on 01/07/2008 10:06:17 AM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: Personal Responsibility; doug from upland; 2ndDivisionVet; lesser_satan
I'll believe She Who Must Not Be Named is dropping out, when they pry those words from her cold, dead lips!
195 posted on 01/07/2008 10:09:13 AM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Miss Didi
Rush is playing clips of Mrs. Clinton almost bawling on the trail...all choked up after a town hall question on who does her hair. "I have so many opportunities from this country...(sniff) I just don't want to see us fall backwards...I see what's happening...some people think elections (sniff) are a game (sniff)...

RUSH: This is the reenactment of the Rick Lazio moment. Should a man get away with bringing Mrs. Clinton to tears??? Calculated emotional blackmail, folks!
196 posted on 01/07/2008 10:12:45 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

She is already trying mud slinging, but it sounds just a little too b*tchy. It’s difficult to say how she should handle this, but I can just see it isn’t looking good. It’s about perception and as of today the perception is that Obama is whipping her soundly.

She truly thought she had it sewn up... she underestimated the Dims and Obama. Anything she says now sounds like catch up. She has nothing new and she surely doesn’t have the charming personality. I don’t think many are going to take her seriously after this.


197 posted on 01/07/2008 10:14:38 AM PST by myrabach
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To: Miss Didi

Oh my. I saw it. I just don’t see that helping her at all. That was just awful.


198 posted on 01/07/2008 10:21:05 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Miss Didi

199 posted on 01/07/2008 10:26:19 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Miss Didi
RUSH: This is the reenactment of the Rick Lazio moment. Should a man get away with bringing Mrs. Clinton to tears??? Calculated emotional blackmail, folks!

Rush is right, of course.

But don't think there isn't a possibility that Obama will go too far, putting down Hillary.

Obama came dangerously close to doing just that in the last Dem debate in NH (the one with Charlie Gibson).

It happened just after Hillary answered the "likability" question from Gibson, saying "That hurts my feelings...I don't think I'm so bad!"

Obama responded, "You're likable...enough, Hillary," uttering that line with such condescension, it made me think of junior high school kids: Mr. Popularity deigning to show the slightest attention to an ugly girl.

Obama is already starting to act too cocky, IMO, and he could blow it if he keeps overplaying his hand that way.

200 posted on 01/07/2008 10:29:42 AM PST by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
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