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Posted: 6/1/2003 1:27:31 PM EDT
Leaves 08' open for now. Look at this kiss ass article from the AP
WASHINGTON (June 1) - When Democratic voters are asked which politician they want as president, one name consistently appears at the top - Hillary Rodham Clinton. But the New York senator couldn't make it any clearer that she isn't running for the White House. At least not in 2004. From her days as first lady, Clinton has accumulated political assets that are the envy of the announced Democratic presidential candidates: universal recognition, a nationwide network of supporters and an extraordinary ability to raise campaign cash. She still is vilified by Republican fund-raisers but is getting bipartisan accolades for her conduct in the Senate. Her profile will be high in the coming weeks as she embarks on a media tour to promote her memoirs, ``Living History,'' which has a first-run printing of a million copies and goes on sale June 9. Clinton insists she will not consider entering the race for president this year even if that is what some Democrats want. She has not ruled out a run in 2008. ``I just tell them that we have many other great candidates running for the job,'' Clinton said, demonstrating a deference for her colleagues that has helped her win respect in the Senate. Clinton took a low profile during her first two years as a senator. Now, she is taking a larger role. ``I think all of her colleagues on both sides respect her work ethic and the way she conducts herself,'' said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. A conservative Republican, Graham worked with Clinton on legislation to extend benefits to military reservists. Graham, a leader in the President Clinton's impeachment, said teaming with Sen. Clinton gave his reservist legislation the clout it needed to win Senate approval. ``People will attribute motives to her on anything she does,'' Graham said. ``I feel sympathetic to her situation as a junior member with such a high-profile status. It's hard because people get jealous. She has handled this better than I think anyone expected.'' Clinton has gone out of her way to work with those on the opposite end of the political spectrum on policy issues such as the Middle East and foster care. Her partners have included House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and even Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, whose husband, former Sen. Bob Dole, lost to Bill Clinton in 1996. Hillary Clinton also has taken on the GOP. She called the Republican leaders' 2004 budget ``the worst piece of fiscal legislation in the history of the republic'' and described President Bush's handling of the economy as the worst since Herbert Hoover. Clinton, who does not face re-election until 2006, is among the Democrats' leading fund-raisers. She spent $30 million to get elected and has raised about $3.4 million for her political action committee, HILLPAC, which she uses to support other Democrats running for office. Her fund raising and campaign skills could bring added interest in the senator as a potential running mate. She has said she would not accept the nomination for vice president, but Democratic sources close to Clinton say she might look at the ticket if the party's nominee were well-positioned to oust Bush next year. She said she would make no endorsement before the nominee has been chosen. Several White House hopefuls seek her advice, particularly on health care. Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, one of nine running for the Democratic nomination, said he would like to see Clinton run one day. ``I think she would be a great president,'' he said. She also has proved a fund-raising boon for Republicans. ``Are you ready for a new Clinton era in Washington?'' said a letter sent this month from the Republican Presidential Task Force to potential donors. ``If Republicans don't take immediate steps to counter her, Senator Hillary Clinton will continue to rise unimpeded to the very pinnacle of power in Washington, and we will see the dawning of a new, more liberal Clinton era.'' Clinton was appointed this year to oversee the Senate Democrats' Steering and Coordination Committee, a liaison with Democratic groups nationwide. She got a seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. That allows her to improve her national security credentials while looking out for the home state military, including the 10th Mountain Light Infantry Division in Fort Drum, N.Y. Clinton supported the resolution granting the president congressional authority to wage war against Iraq. At the time, she said it was ``the hardest decision I've ever had to make.'' The vote opened her to protests from liberal corners. But that has not stopped her from being the favorite choice of many Democratic voters to run for president. 06/01/03 02:14 EDT Copyright 2003 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. All active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.
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Link Posted: 6/1/2003 1:29:45 PM EDT
Just remember, the bitch is a pathological liar.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 1:32:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Arkansas_Rocketman: Just remember, the bitch is a pathological liar.
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Well there are certain deadlines they got to get papers filed by to get into the early primaries. She cant lie her way around them, if she is folding up the tent now there isn't much time for her to get back into the race before January.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 3:12:49 PM EDT
Bill and Hillary want "W" to win in 04', that way she doesn't run against an incumbent president in 08'. I still don't think it will work. Cheney would win in 09'over Hillary, if he choose to run. Jay
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 3:16:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Arkansas_Rocketman: Just remember, the bitch is a pathological liar.
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No kidding. The whole troika of Bill, Hillary, and Al seemed helpless to stop themselves from lying about the most trivial shit. I wouldn't trust any of them to run a convenience store, let alone the White House.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 3:46:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 3:57:21 PM EDT
Wow Frank you sure are aray of hope and sunshine.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 4:01:08 PM EDT
If she gets elected in '08. it'll really take the wind out of MY sails. Bleccchhh.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 4:04:33 PM EDT
Can we say D-R-A-F-T?
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 4:21:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/1/2003 4:21:59 PM EDT by pale_pony]
Originally Posted By AZCOP: Bill and Hillary want "W" to win in 04', that way she doesn't run against an incumbent president in 08'. I still don't think it will work. Cheney would win in 09'over Hillary, if he choose to run. Jay
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Will Cheney's heart hold out?
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 4:28:30 PM EDT
Why cant they just go away !
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 4:39:46 PM EDT
Look at what she looks like now... Imagine if she if a dem gets elected and she has to wait 9 more years to run.... W wins and with lot of make up she could still run in 5... If she wins...America will be hell
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 4:43:24 PM EDT
Her and Ted Nugent should get together for some bowling.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 4:46:44 PM EDT
hillary in 08 will make for interesting times i've got 5 years to stock up on supplies
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 5:00:23 PM EDT
for now, YA-Freakin'-HOOOOO!!!!!!!!! For '08, who knows, maybe she'll have a heart attack or sumthin' before then. (Sure hope so!)
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 5:01:09 PM EDT
IF she does run in 08...I bet she will win! All is not lost! It is now more important than ever that in all elections from now untill then, to load congress with Republicians and Liberterians(if possible..) so she can't get CRAP done. If she heads into office with democrats in power in the House or Senate, we will become the USSA VERY fast!
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 5:17:15 PM EDT
What's that big sigh over there? Oh, it's the Secret Service. Ok, white house staffers, you can stop hiding the china. And you guys have it all wrong. Bush will be running in '08.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 5:27:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/1/2003 5:29:48 PM EDT by Andreuha]
GOOD RIDDENS! I hope the she runs for president in 2008; along side JEB BUSH Edit: Why does anyone think she stands a chance? Even New Yorkers are sorry they ever voted for her. I dont think any democraps from other states will be dumb enough to vote for a politicial like that.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 5:57:07 PM EDT
Well there are certain deadlines they got to get papers filed by to get into the early primaries. She cant lie her way around them, if she is folding up the tent now there isn't much time for her to get back into the race before January.
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Deadlines and election laws mean nothing to the Dem's. Just ask SENATOR Lautenberg.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 6:31:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Andreuha: GOOD RIDDENS! I hope the she runs for president in 2008; along side JEB BUSH Edit: Why does anyone think she stands a chance? Even New Yorkers are sorry they ever voted for her. I dont think any democraps from other states will be dumb enough to vote for a politicial like that.
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Because the sheeple have a short attention span..and believe what TV and the media tell them. She will have a big push because she will be the first woman to be a party presidental canidate...all the soccer moms, etx will rally behind her because "she's a mother..she understands us". They will also play the angle that she showed backbone and faith through the whole Monica thing(never mind the fact that Hitlery most likely got angry he got caught!) ...she is "faithfull and strong", and so on... :puke: If Jeb Bush runs, he will get demonized as "another Bush" from a family of "war mongers", etc. This is why it is imperative that a strong Republician canidate must be present, and MORE THAN EVER-The house and senate must be lined with pro-freedom Repubs to balance out the possibility of a Hitlery Adminstration. (I am more of a liberterian(but I DO NOT agree with everything the party says), but I will rally against Hitlery...she's a straight up socialist/collectivist who wants to bring her vision of a Utopia on the US. Not in my lifetime!)
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