Monday, November 12, 2007

Hillary plants questions at Iowa forum.

''This is not standard policy and will not be repeated again,'' the campaign said in a statement issued Friday night. Clinton herself did not know when she called on the student that the question had been suggested by one of her staff, the campaign said.

''The senator had no idea,'' Clinton spokesman Mo Elleithee told the Associated Press.

Is it me , or is this disturbing on more than one level? She had no idea! If she doesn't know what is going on in her campaign, how can we trust her to know what is going on as the chief executive of the United States? I think the federal government is a tad bigger than her campaign staff. Maybe Clinton does want start a conversation with the nation, unfortunately it is more of a monologue.


vote for hillary online said...

Hillary supporters: Listen folks, please don’t get discouraged. PLEASE. She is getting attacked from all sides because people deep down know she is our only hope for America and they’re trying to ruin it for everybody. Hillary is the ONLY candidate with these 4 attributes: honor, patriotism, loyalty, and kindness. I got $35 in the bank that says no other candidate has those attributes.

Kyle said...

Sigh, this is indeed discouraging. But in response to the comment above me:


This is to show Curtis I'll call BS when I see it:

Vote for Hillary Online- are you gonna cry?

Kyle said...

By the way, I have more to say (shocker I know) - but I couldn't let this stand.

Hillary is the ONLY candidate with these 4 attributes: honor, patriotism, loyalty, and kindness.

Really? No....Really???

Come now - does Chris Dodd not have honor, patriotism, and loyalty for serving in the Peace Corps? Did he lose his kindness because he decided to trim his eyebrows?

Does Barack Obama not have loyalty/honor/patriotism because he was a community leader in the ghetto? Is he mean because he's a little too optimistic?

I could go on and on with Democratic candidates, but I'm sorry - that statement was just patently false.

Hell, even John McCain, the Republican, has all of those qualities.

So I return to my original point: Really?....No...Really?

Kyle said... looking at 'Vote for Hillary Online's' appears that I have been pwned by a clever troll.

I hang my head in shame.

Kristina said...

Having worked advance at many political events, encouraging people to ask certain questions or arranging who will ask questions is pretty common. I know it's less prevalent in Iowa/NH because of the whole small-town thing, but it should not be that shocking.

As for Hillary not knowing, I hardly think that's indicative of her ability to lead. Just imagine how many campaign events a day that all candidates have- I would hope that the candidates are not involved in every aspect of micro-managing the campaign.

I still say Hillary has a pretty well run campaign. Obama too. (I can't attest for the others since I don't have friends working for them, but we're sure doing a better job than the Republicans right now).

Pooya said...

I know I'll get a little flak for this, but the bottom line is that a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for the Republican Party. Her electability is on par with Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel. 50 percent of people polled in countless surveys said they would not vote for hillary clinton no matter what. And the campaign hasn't even started yet! Conservatives hate her for Hillary-care and she seems to be the only thing that energizes their base. (It's ironic because a lot of her policy is pretty centrist to right-leaning). Real liberals and progressives don't like her because she is a pro-war neo con. The only reason she has a lead is because of her last name.

Kyle said...

*Calling Bruinkid* *Bruinkid come in please* *Your polls about how all GOP candidates don't necessarily beat Hillary are needed please*

Pooya said...

Well, here's Wikipedia.
Guliani is in dead-heat with Clinton, and he's the most probable candidate based on national polling. It's common knowledge from those who are educated with polls that Clinton is significantly less electable than Edwards and Obama.

Kyle said...

That's not what you said though. What you said was:

Her electability is on par with Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel

I am waiting for the link that shows Kucinich and Gravel in a dead heat with Guiliani.

Pooya said...
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Pooya said...

Apparently sarcasm is lost on some people. However, I hope that poll does show how unelectable Clinton is because of her parsing of words and flip-flopping attitude.

gabe said...

apparently pooya did not read/agree w my last post either... i say we start a blog and just start bashing each other there.