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Lowry: Obama's losing run could make for a winning book Salt Lake Tribune The insular, self-obsessed campaign of her chief rival is one of the reasons Hillary Clinton has had as good a 90-day run as anyone in presidential politics in recent memory. She still has a race on her hands in Iowa, but she leads there after trailing most of the year, and more than doubles Obama's support in national polls, where he has slipped as low as 17 percent. ......... Obama discoursing on his favorite campaign topic: the ethics and processes of his own campaign. ...... Maybe he'll yet revive. No path to the nomination is ever as smooth as Hillary Clinton's looks to be right now. But Obama likely will go the way of that other earnest liberal, Bill Bradley, who high-mindedly let himself be run over by Al Gore in 2000. Oh, well. It'll be a great book.Obama Campaigns In Conservative Virginia CBS News, NY
AllAfrica.com I think Hillary Clinton, who turned 60 the other day, is going to become the first female president of the United States of America instead of Barack Obama becoming the first black president. ......... Foremost, Clinton brings to the presidential race something I call the fun-factor. She may have her moments of doubts, insecurity or whatever, but for the most part, she exudes fun. She seems to relish being in the crowd, pumping hands or supporters, smiling broadly, kissing babies, and just having a great old time on the campaign trail. She is smooth like silk, purring along like a well-oiled Cadillac. ........ Now, contrast that with my candidate of choice, Barack Obama for whom I say silent prayers every night, and who currently trails Clinton by at least 30 percentage points in the popular polls. Smart like a whip, personable, positive and likeable, Obama has become too serious for his own good. He looks too solemn, too earnest, too keen, and too uptight that he makes the folks who flock to hear him speak a bit too nervous. ....... The problem for Obama is that America is not a very serious nation. .... Americans love serious ideas, but do not want to think too much, they love to be taken seriously, but they do not want to take themselves too seriously. ..... Clinton, meanwhile, talks about serious issues, but coats them well in bite-size one-liners ...... Obama will say exactly the same thing except he sounds like a Harvard professor pontificating on some point of law. That's the difference, where Clinton is zippy like a butterfly, Obama plods along like a pugilist looking for a knock-out punch. ........ Retired, relaxed and rich, the former leader is soaring now, a study in motion as he works the crowd on his wife's behalf. ....... Indeed, had Al Gore allowed Clinton to campaign on his behalf when he ran against George Bush back in 2000, he would have won the election. ....... the factor of "better the devil you know" ..... they do not have to think too hard to send Hillary to the White House-Obama makes them think too hard
Obama, Edwards go after Clinton during debate CNN the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday at times took on the feel of a heavyweight fight. ...... Clinton has solidified her status as front-runner ...... Clinton defended her "record of 35 years fighting for women and children and people who feel invisible and left out in this country." ........ "Part of the reason that Republicans, I think, are obsessed with you, Hillary, is because that's a fight they're very comfortable having," Obama said. ........ "Change is just a word if you don't have the strength and experience to actually make it happen," she said. ........ we would bring out combat troops, but we would pursue a mission against al Qaeda in Iraq, if they remained a threat." ....... Dennis Kucinich ...... "More people in this country have seen UFOs than I think approve of George Bush's presidency," he said.Uganda: The Clintons Might Go Back to White House
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Hindustan Times if defeated, they would start a new "people's revolt" that, though peaceful, would have a crippling effect. ...... a defeat could snap their alliance with the ruling parties, which had ended the civil war. ...... the delay in holding the polls has stoked fresh public resentment against the parties, who have a nearly two decade-old record of corruption and incompetence, and made people begin to forget the atrocities of the royal regime. Democratic Presidential Debate Targets Clinton NPR Clinton has changed her position on issues such as trade, the definition of torture and the Iraq war. ....... Clinton, standing between Obama and Edwards, largely shrugged off the remarks and defended her positions. ...... Edwards jumped on the same vote, suggesting that if the president were to invade Iran, Clinton may offer the same explanation she gave for authorizing force in Iraq. ...... "Are we going to hear, 'If I only I had known then what I know now?'" he asked. ......... Few of the punches landed on the front-runner, however, until co-moderator Tim Russert of NBC brought up a decision by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to offer a type of driver's license to illegal residents. Clinton offered up a confusing answer that suggested she reluctantly supported the measure. ......... "Unless I missed something, Sen. Clinton said two different things in the course of about two minutes just a few minutes ago, and I think this is a real issue for the country," Edwards said. DEM DEBATE: Edwards, Not Obama, Hits Clinton Hardest, Smartest Yahoo! News It was supposed to be the night Barack Obama took Hillary Clinton down. ...... his support for "big meaningful change." ....... Clinton had flip-flopped on trade, torture and Iraq -- moving in each case from bad positions to better ones ...... delivered a classic debate one-liner: "I don't think the Republicans got the message that I'm voting and sounding like them." Touche! ........ Where Obama was unfocused and ineffectual, John Edwards landed plenty of blows. ........ "What you didn't learn by 2002, you should have learned by now" ..... Edwards was identifying himself "as the clear, sharp alternative ....... "This is wedging going on. (Edwards) might be elbowing Obama out of the way on this issue. (Obama's), albeit reasonable, but tepid answer on this, just wasn't grabbing the spotlight." ....... Edwards hit hard, and effectively, on every front. After detailing the front-runner's contributions from defense contractors and other corporate interests, he said. "If people want the status quo, Senator Clinton's your candidate." ....... That's tough talk. Blunt talk. The sort of talk that Barack Obama seemed to suggest that he was going to deliver Tuesday night. But it came from John Edwards, who ended the night as the candidate who had done the best job of defining himself as the alternative to Hillary Clinton. Clinton Fends Off Debate Attacks on Iran and Iraq (Update1) Bloomberg She stuck to her campaign lines, focusing on President George W. Bush or saying her positions were being misrepresented. ....... The assaults came with almost every question. ...... ``If you believe that combat troops should remain stationed in Iraq, and if you believe there should be no actual timetable for withdrawal, then Senator Clinton is your candidate,'' he said. ....... Clinton responded to the attacks on her foreign policy stances by saying that she supports ending the war in Iraq and would only leave enough troops there for missions to fight al- Qaeda. ``I don't know how you pursue al-Qaeda without engaging them in combat,'' she said. ......... Her vote on the Revolutionary Guard Corps was designed to strengthen the ``carrots and sticks'' for U.S. negotiators to engage in diplomacy with Iran, she said. ``The Republicans are waving their sabers and talking about going after Iran,'' she said. ``I want to prevent a rush to war.'' ......... Clinton said she has been consistent that the way to fix Social Security is to pursue ``fiscal responsibility.'' She said what she discussed with the voter is one of the possibilities that ``everybody knows'' and said, ``I do not advocate it.'' ........ Clinton has raised more money from ``Washington lobbyists,'' and the health-care, insurance and defense industries than any other candidate. ......... ``I'm going to take $10 billion away from a lot of these industries,'' she said. ....... ``Save the ammunition for the Republicans,'' said Richardson, 59. ``We need to stay positive.'' ..... Clinton's most uncomfortable moment in the debate, broadcast by MSNBC, may have come on a non-federal issue, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's plan to make driver's licenses available to illegal immigrants. She said Spitzer is ``trying to fill the vacuum'' left by the Bush administration's failure to enact its immigration overhaul plan. .......... ``I just want to add, I did not say that it should be done, but I certainly recognize why Governor Spitzer is trying to do'' it, she said. Questioned further by the moderator, Clinton said the plan ``makes a lot of sense.'' ....... Obama pounced as well, saying he was ``confused'' by Clinton's answer. ``I can't tell whether she was for it or against it.'' Clinton foes score new YouTube hit Boston Globe a stinging 13-minute video by a bitter Clinton foe ....... more than 1.4 million hits on Google Video ...... Paul is a Hollywood entrepreneur, former partner of Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, and a convicted felon who has sued the Clintons in connection with a celebrity-packed fund-raiser he helped organize for her 2000 Senate race. A California appeals court earlier this month ruled that Clinton should be dismissed from the suit. ......... His effort is getting help from two producers who set up the website for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ....... "Peter Paul is a professional liar who has four separate criminal convictions, two for fraud. His video repackages a series of seven-year-old false claims about Senator Clinton that have already been rejected by the California state courts, the Justice Department, the Federal Election Commission, and the Senate Ethics Committee," the Clinton campaign said in a statement. Fund-Raiser Reappears as Critic New York Times The video has registered at least 350,000 hits on YouTube and 1.5 million on Google Video. ...... Mr. Paul has a criminal past that includes a guilty plea for cocaine possession and trying to defraud the Cuban government of millions of dollars in 1979.
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Obama Rally in South Carolina New York Times, United States The Obama campaign, by contrast, held a sign-waving rally at the state Capitol building with about 50 supporters. They were backed up by a high school marching band, trumpets blaring and drums beating.