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Are Clintons Leaving the National Scene?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, hillaryclinton, obama, politics, elections )

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This week at Barack Obama's big party in Denver, Americans are watching Democrats Bill and Hillary Clinton pass from the national stage, at least for now, and all indications are that it is a difficult departure.


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Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 7:19 pm
The PUMA operation is very clearly a GOP game as much as Operation Chaos:
PUMA (originally “Party Unity My A**” and now officially a more sedate “People United Means Action”) was one of the original angry Hillary groups. Started by Darragh Murphy and depending on whose story you read Will Bowers, PUMA fed on the anger over the actions of
the Democratic National Committee over the Florida and Michigan delegations. The PUMA PAC website features a graphic that now says “Obama National Committee” rather than Democratic National Committee.

Past Member (2031)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 9:02 pm
I think the DNC has backed the wrong candidate in Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice, IMHO.

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 27, 2008, 11:27 am
I'm so very tired of the CLINTON DRAMA that I can't wait to see them both leave the political scene; I don't think voters in New York will be re-$electing Hillary for Bobby Kennedy's Senate seat in 2012.

Marion Y (322)
Wednesday August 27, 2008, 4:15 pm
Regardless, the majority are backing Obama including Clinton. She asked the question last night, "Was your support about me?" In other words, this election is about winning this election away from McCain and she has fully endorsed Obama and asks the same of the rest of us for party unity.

Marion Y (322)
Wednesday August 27, 2008, 4:17 pm
In answer to the question (I almost forgot the topic), I think the Clinton's are here to stay. This is their life. They will fully support Obama and campaign for him. They must do this if Hillary plans to run in 2012 and win the presidency at that time. I think that is her plan, so she (and Bill) will stay in the game.

Chesty P (0)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 12:01 pm
The DNC shot itself in the foot again by nominating Obama. Like myself many voters will now switch and vote for McCain.

Marion Y (322)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 12:13 pm
It's important that we vote for who we are comfortable with. My vote is for Obama!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 1:28 pm
chesty, whatever vote McPain and create more crap for this country. I'm so tired of hearing that stupid mantra.

I don't think the Clintons will be gone completely from the scene.

My vote is for Obama-Biden'08

Ronald Moore (0)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 1:36 pm
Any Democrat who votes McCain was never a Democrat to start with. The Clintons did a marvelous job passing the torch and suppoprting Obama, they will be a voice for the party for many years to come. Hillary I'm sure, will have a place on Sen/Presidnet Obamas cabinet o his administration as will Bill. Don't be surpresed if you hear his name mentione dfor the supreme court

Ronald Moore (0)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 1:42 pm
LOL I should never post with sleep deprevation.

Marion Y (322)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 1:47 pm
Ronald...You hit the nail dead on! Bill on the Supreme Court? May the fireworks begin. I can picture him now in a black robe, front and center. Obama has astute judgment. He will place cabinet members according to talent, affinity, integrity and character. He will avoid cronyism. We can see that in his choice for VP. He has much stronger ties with Kerry, Richardson and many other senators. Those are his friends.

Biden criticized him during the primaries. But he selected Biden because he has the best attributes that will help Obama run the country. This is why Obama has gained the respect of his peers. They know he doesn't play favorites. It's strictly what is good for the whole country.

I have friends and relatives I love. But I'm not going to give them jobs in my business based on that connection. That's the tack Obama is taking: running the office with integrity and sound business practices.

Nancy M (168)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 3:04 pm
I really Liked President Clinton as president and I really like Hillary. However, I do believe that had she been the nominee, she would have had all the Lewinsky/whitewater, etc. baggage to deal with and just as many problems as Obama is having. I truly believe that though I realize many of you would disagree. I know too many mainstream moderate people out in NY that hate her. I am a supporter of Obama but I have wished that the Democrats would have had someone with more experience and less baggage that could have stepped up as a serious candidate. I do hope that Hillary stays an active member of Congress.

Sandra knowles (17)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 3:05 pm
i am also for obama and we need a change. who knows he just might be the one???

Thursday August 28, 2008, 3:08 pm

BARACK OBAMA est un homme de paix et de tolérance,
homme de la Démocratie avec transparence,
homme de fidélité et de confiance,
homme qui respecte les différences,
homme qui prévoit les conséquences,
homme qui déteste les négligeances,
homme de qualité et de compétence,
homme de littérature et de science,
homme qui travaille avec une grande conscience,
homme qui favorise la liberté des religions et des croyances,
BARACK OBAMA, futur Président des USA mérité par son Excellence

Mustapha Lamiri
Rabat - Morocco

Marion Y (322)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 3:18 pm
Beautiful. Thank you, Lamiri. I hope this translation is correct:

BARACK OBAMA is a man of peace and tolerance,
Man of Democracy with transparency,
man of loyalty and trust,
man who respects the differences,
man who provides the consequences,
man who hates the négligences,
man of quality and competence,
man of literature and science,
man who worked with great conscience,
man who promotes freedom of religions and beliefs,
BARACK OBAMA, the future President of the USA

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 4:05 pm
I thought Hillary did a great job handing it over to Obama. I don't think either Clinton will ever leave the Political scene altogether. I know Obama will be a great President, but ANY Democrat would have been an improvement over Any RepubliCON. I would have preferred Kucinich, but I'm not griping! Hillary will get another chance - she'll just have to wait til 2016 (NOT 2012)! Obama/Biden 2 Terms I'm predicting!:)

Maria V (60)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 4:22 pm



RC deWinter (418)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 4:40 pm
I really don't think Bill & Hillary are going anywhere away, and I for one am glad.

June Rice (125)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 8:52 pm
I think Ronald hit it on the head. I thought the Clinton's did a beautiful job handing it over to Obama and Hillary DID mention 2012 in her speech...LOL...
She's not going anywhere and I am SURE she will be our first female president, soon.

We cannot afford another 4 years with the Republicans. I'm tired of war and the threat of more...and tax breaks for oil companies and our benefits disappearing...everything you've worked for has methodically been taken away-piece by piece-over the last eight years. How can companies be allowed to get away with it? Dumping retirement pkgs, insurance, jobs, etc.


Past Member (2031)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 9:41 pm
Remember we had eight years of prosperity with President Clinton? Hillary Clinton should be the nominee this year. I hope to see her run again in 2012.

I think it's terrible the way so many of the Obama supporters have felt like they had to try destroy Clinton. It didn't work either. She'll be back.

Suruna WTF (38)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 11:13 pm
Are the Clintons on board? You can bet your sweet hind ends. Because they understand the importance of this moment. A willingness to put all personal aspirations aside, to insure this momentous opportunity, they are ready to do. It assuredly is a challenge for them, but they are willing to do it because that's what it will take to support the change that, well may be, the very salvation of our country, even our planet.

That may sound a bit hysterical to those who just don't seem to get it. This election, the premises and philosophies motivating each party, are diametrically opposed. One leads to catastrophic decline; one leads to solution and correction, a real chance for global survival.

Don't you think they, the Clintons, understand this? They are going to support, not the me, or the you, but the US. Because, possibly begrudgingly at the moment, THAT'S WHAT IS IMPORTANT. To suggest anything else is an insult.

Pippa D (1)
Friday August 29, 2008, 12:57 am
I'm not an American citizen so I don't really have all the facts to hand, but I have to say I was gobsmacked when the American people voted Bush in for a 2nd term and I am really surprised now that people are actually considering voting in another republican over a democrat. I would have thought any democrat would be better than another potential Bush wouldn't it? Please correct me if I'm wrong!

June Rice (125)
Friday August 29, 2008, 9:14 am
Suruna, excellent points.
and Pippa! LOL, I was pretty gobsmacked, too, when Bush was reelected....
and I'm an American. How he stole the election, we may never know.

Elections now seem to be so much nastier. The internet has alot to do with it. Kristie, I wouldn't put all the blame on Obama supporters...thinking back, the Repubs are famous for "divide and conquer" tactics. I wouldn't put it past them...back in 2000 the Democrats were blamed for all the nasty that was said about McCain-then Bush admitted it was him and his group that started it...Bush/McCain and Co have been so...very...quiet...for so long-
I bet they were actually quite busy...we don't want any more manipulated elections. Lets get the Democrats back in and keep them in as long as possible.

Nancy M (168)
Friday August 29, 2008, 10:00 am
kristi, I don't remember seeing any Obama supporters trying to destroy Hillary. uBut I am not particularly politically active so perhpas I just didn't see it during primary season. I do see a few Hillary supporters trying to destroy Obama, but on the other hand the republicons are probably behind it all- divide and conquer.

Friday August 29, 2008, 10:19 am
No the Clintons arenot going anywhere But it will not be in the White house. Obama/Biden will keeping the White House Fire burning for the next 8 years Have you not heard Mccain just hand his frist judgement call and he has well lets just say not only has he slaped Hillary in the face but crumpled under Obama's hand And the race will begin A woman hs be choosen as Mccain's VP and is still using women but never giving them rights Women are not trophys But now the Republians in sheep skin will have to show there colors

Marion Y (322)
Friday August 29, 2008, 10:39 am
Pippa...Bush was "selected," not elected. Both the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen. This was done by voter machine tampering, removing qualified voters from the lists, tossing ballots and ultimately having a crooked Supreme Court decide in Bush's favor. Other countries simply kill voters and candidates, or put a gun to their head and tell them how to vote. This is how America steals elections. Thanks for you comment.


Patricia N (9)
Friday August 29, 2008, 7:02 pm
My Canadian view on this subject....I was surprised when people complained that Obama didn't pick Hilary as his V.P. choice. I don't think Hilary would want to be his V.P. I'm sure that if (and I hope that's when) he is elected president, he will offer her a great cabinet position or?? And Bill too will be offered an important position. It sure would be great to have one of them on the Supreme Court. They will never fade away as they are powerful people and well-loved around the world.

Mary Riley (999)
Friday August 29, 2008, 7:45 pm
Supreme Court...Bill has allowed his license to practice law lapse. Hillary has not.

"Those who delivered us into this mess cannot be trusted to get us out of it."

Patricia N (9)
Monday September 1, 2008, 2:59 pm
Thanks for info Mary. I didn't know Bill had let his license lapse. I checked out the sites you gave. Glad to see there is a Green Party in
States. We have one here in Canada which I have voted for in the past and
my daughter votes for them in every election.

My motto is "Everyone's a teacher" Thanks for being my teacher today.
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