tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post160135915632911280..comments2008-04-01T12:45:41.834-04:00Comments on The 7-10: Palmer on Politics: Hillary Clinton: Then and NowAnthony Palmerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00043374303541804437noreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post-24016066076968264702008-04-01T12:45:00.000-04:002008-04-01T12:45:00.000-04:00RHW,Obama can't tell Clinton to get out of the rac...RHW,<BR/><BR/>Obama can't tell Clinton to get out of the race because that would make him appear presumptuous or arrogant. That would be a surefire way to gin up Clinton's supporters. So even though he most definitely wants Clinton to leave, he can't tell her to get out. Obama's not being honest in this regard, but he is playing safe politics.Anthony Palmerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00043374303541804437noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post-81629553383416329632008-04-01T11:13:00.000-04:002008-04-01T11:13:00.000-04:00I think that Clinton's continuation with her nomin...I think that Clinton's continuation with her nominee will aide a McCain White House victory.<BR/><BR/>Based on what I have read though, Obama's camp SUPPORTS Clinton's cotninuation as long as she wishes. I think it will be harder and harder for her to justify staying in though. <BR/><BR/>One person who I think needs to be taken "off the campaign trail" like Bill is Chelsea. Her terse "none of your business" comments are debatably valid...but we're not talking about 50 year olds who will just thumb their nose at such comments. We're talking about sensitive, college students that may get turned off by her perceived "stuck-up" attitude.<BR/><BR/>So many things are hurting Clinton's chances. If she had more time, she could neutralize them...but it's too late :(<BR/><BR/>I still think McCain will probably eck it out regardless of who's there in the fall.<BR/><BR/>I do know one thing: I will NOT vote for Hillary if she is the nominee.Reginald Harrison Williamshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16715910735090478875noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post-59228282665898874932008-04-01T08:56:00.000-04:002008-04-01T08:56:00.000-04:00Oh yea, also, I think the prolonged exposure is go...Oh yea, also, I think the prolonged exposure is good for the party. Every state in this fight sees huge increases in Dem voter registration, and McCain (who?) struggles to make the news (except for old man brain fart gaffes). McCain is wasting his time, but he can't really help it, the Dem race is so INTERESTING.Schenckhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388487522026095619noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post-67003347855842176912008-04-01T08:49:00.000-04:002008-04-01T08:49:00.000-04:00I think Hillary knows she only has a slim chance a...I think Hillary knows she only has a slim chance at this point. It's all about timing, although no matter what happens, this primary season will be remembered as a David vs. Goliath scenario with the giant dramatically falling down to earth after the impact of a single stone named Iowa. The question is whether or not the giant's fallen body will be rolled into the ocean by spectators or will it stand and walk away on its own two feet?<BR/><BR/>I think she will drop out after Indiana, but then again, if she wins Indiana (which I doubt considering her falling favorability numbers) then she might as well stay in until June. I don't see her staying until the convention; that will just make her look even more like a monster.<BR/><BR/>In the meantime, she hopes and prays daily for an Obama blunder that renders him unelectable.Schenckhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388487522026095619noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post-78154722944103456632008-04-01T08:24:00.000-04:002008-04-01T08:24:00.000-04:00Before i continue reading...Obama won Texas :-)but...Before i continue reading...<BR/><BR/>Obama won Texas :-)<BR/><BR/>but I guess it is public perception that counts.Schenckhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388487522026095619noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post-92219832391319502852008-04-01T02:07:00.000-04:002008-04-01T02:07:00.000-04:00Anthony, you have to hand it to James Carville who...Anthony, you have to hand it to James Carville who was asked repeatedly to take back or apologize for what he said about Richardson and he would not. He said what he meant and he meant what he said. Few politicians and their talking head supporters stand behind the words they carelessly or carefully spew in front of the camera. Obama is the one who said words matter and of course Jeremiah Wright is proving that point. Republicans are doing the Hillary dirty work right now and she can take the higher ground and tout her right to stay in the race. I think she should stay in the race, it is better for McCain for the dems to keep at it. I think you should do a post on Howard Dean...thanks for the great read! :)NNikkihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06506161645223765063noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post-7099494760716014362008-03-31T22:24:00.000-04:002008-03-31T22:24:00.000-04:00I think we can all agree that Hillary Clinton help...I think we can all agree that Hillary Clinton helped hang herself in trying to go as the "inevitable" candidate, since it tied her hands; just like Obama has always had it tricky going on the direct attack, her "inevitability" made it impossible for her to make some good campaign decisions (she should have skipped Iowa). <BR/><BR/>You presented the three most compelling scenarios for Clinton's remaining in the race, and there are probably elements of all three. However, if I had to pick two:<BR/><BR/>The first is almost certainly the case until the Pennsylvania Primary. As you mentioned, with a probably victory in the wings, why quit? Particularly since her rival has suddenly become the prime target of the Republican Party, and you never know what might happen - not a lot of people saw the Swift Boat attack coming for John Kerry.<BR/><BR/>I think ultimately the third scenario will be the one that drives her after that. Keep in mind that she could conceivably run again in 2012; her campaign rationale isn't as "time-dependent" as Obama's is (meaning that if Obama were to run and lose, he would have difficulty running as the "movement for change" in 2012; he'd just be another politician).Brettnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-865494184012705718.post-57147937248612535822008-03-31T17:34:00.000-04:002008-03-31T17:34:00.000-04:00I don't understand why Hillary Clinton has to drop...I don't understand why Hillary Clinton has to drop out. Nobody told Barack Obama that he had to drop out when he wasn't the frontrunner. <BR/><BR/>It makes the Obama campaign look a little desperate because a strong candidate wouldn't ask their competitor to quit, they would just beat them.<BR/><BR/>Also, people in Pennsylvania may take umbrage with having their so-far preferred choice taken away from them.Thomashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13892964135889989419noreply@blogger.com