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Question – Was Barack Obama right when he assessed that many citizens in Pennsylvania & Indiana had the right to feel bitter about past empty promises from both Democrat and Republican politicians.


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  1. TRUE CHANGE. From The Clintons, Bush and Cheney years

    Ed. A section of the original comment breached our malevolent language rules and has been edited.

    Posted by KG | March 21, 2008, 5:36 pm
  2. Yes and No.
    TO a certain extent, this is giving democratic voters a chance to get excited and to get up and vote, and the democratic party has seen record turn out because of it and a new sense of political activism. But if she goes all the way to the convention, and continues to try as hard as she can to hurt Obama’s campaign, it could give McCain the advantage he needs and alienate voters from the different party camps.
    I think she should stay in until N.C. and then politely step out and use whatever money she has left to pay off all of those business she owes!

    Posted by Ana J | April 2, 2008, 1:12 am
  3. It’s my humble opinion that many years later some scholar will note that Hillary crossed a line in politics. Using her husband’s coat tails as an ambitious sling shot was not what American voters believed to be a noble path to their highest office.

    Over time, the Clintons’ primary loss will have proven to strengthen the Democratic Party. It is only in saying NO to the old ways that we can choose a better approach to government.

    Posted by Carol - Petersburg, Illinois | April 4, 2008, 11:53 pm
  4. It’s not that she’s continuing to campaign, so much as it’s the manner in which she’s campaigning. Even if I weren’t already a strong Obama supporter, I would be finding much to feel appalled by in the way she’s conducting herself as she continues forth. In that sense, it seems to help Obama. Yet, enough is enough.

    Posted by Elizabeth Bacon-Smith | April 9, 2008, 11:12 am
  5. Hillary Clinton is bleeding and dividing a once united democratic party with her nasty tactics.
    This will give McCain more lead over Obama (who is the dem. nominee).
    Hillary should maintain what little pride she has left and respectfully step down. Then to save her own reputation she needs to muster up a little hope and support Obama if she is a true democrat and not a republican mole!

    Posted by Cracklin' Rose | April 11, 2008, 12:28 am
    because she IS more experinced at campaigning.

    and she neeeds to consider the damamge to the dems

    I THINK it interesting no one has brought up the DLC
    the Clinton- Lieberman- McCain connection
    and the Clinton Bush dinners and
    more. it might have been over sooner!

    I Think WE SHOULD HAVE DONE OUR voting closer together on the dem side and PA SHOULD BE IT.

    mccain is out stirring up war in the middle east and more while we fight fro a candidate. this is not a good thing.

    Posted by d matthews | April 15, 2008, 6:34 am
  7. I saw a clip of Obama on the Charlie Rose show, when he was on in ’04. He was talking about how people, when they are fed up with their government and the economy, they vote for the party who is talking to them about issues that make them feel good, and nostalgic; people who grew up, shooting the gun with their dad’s or going to church with their families. And guess what party that has been the last eight years. I now understand what he meant, by seeing him in that clip explain it. The democratic party needs to address those issues of faith and guns, and reach out to those people who take comfort from those things. He didn’t mean it was a bad thing to take comfort from those things,he was just saying that those nostalgic things that people feel may influence how they vote, and the republican party has exploited this. I saw it when Bush was running the first time he ran, and it scared me how he was using the “born again language”, I knew when I heard it what was going to happen. I saw the climate of that issue at that time. And I was right, look what has happened, now there are books written about it. So what Obama was saying is whoever speaks to those deep comfort emotions in hard economic times wins, even if they are retarded like Bush. Does that mean that people are stupid? I don’t know, but I think a lot of people are waking up to the wrongs of the conservative movement now. The conservative movement is dying, look what it has done to this country. We all know this now, and they know it too. If McBush gets elected I am going to move to Canada. I will have lost all faith in the American people. I don’t know if I could take it again. I have been non party all my life, but I became a Democrat just so I could vote for Barack Obama. I may be projecting hope onto him, but I believe he is the best person for the job right now in this time in our history.
    Kathy Mae

    Posted by Kathy Mae Struewing | April 21, 2008, 12:00 pm