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Why the surprise with Richardson backing Obama?

 
 
Reply Sat 22 Mar, 2008 03:28 pm
Gov Bill Richardson of New Mexico endorses Obama, and the Clintons are bent; James Carville calls Richardson Judas; Hillary's conversation with Richardson was "heated;" and pundits everywhere are somewhat surprised that Richardson endorsed Obama in spite of a "20 year relationship" with the Clintons.

Richardson was Bill's Energy Sec; what in the world has this to do with Hillary's qualifications to be the president of the US?

Why should she expect Richardson's endorsement? Because her husband picked Richardson as a cabinet member? Because her husband appointed him as an ambassador to the UN? Because Richardson and her husband watched the Super Bowl together?

See where this is going?

I'll ask it again: What is it with women who have picked Hillary as the standard-bearer of their 'movement'? I'm referring to those women who are supporting Hillary simply because she is a woman; no more, no less.

Just as George W would never have been elected Gov of Texas if not for his father, Hillary would not have been in a position to run for a senate seat in New York, if not for her husband. She would certainly not be running for president, if not for her husband.

Yet these women have been brainwashed in believing Hillary to be a strong, independent woman who has made her mark in the world.

Please....
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 22 Mar, 2008 06:30 pm
The surprise is that someone would have the balls to jump out of TEAM CLINTON after they were part of it for so long, when TEAM CLINTON has controlled the party for nearly 20 years. Also, Hispanics generally have gone for TEAM CLINTON, a problem which Richardson will need to deal with if he ever plans to run for office again now that he has gone for Obama.
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A Lone Voice
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2008 06:29 pm
hawkeye10 wrote:
The surprise is that someone would have the balls to jump out of TEAM CLINTON after they were part of it for so long, when TEAM CLINTON has controlled the party for nearly 20 years. Also, Hispanics generally have gone for TEAM CLINTON, a problem which Richardson will need to deal with if he ever plans to run for office again now that he has gone for Obama.


Not sure of the sprit in which you are using TEAM CLINTON there, Hawk, and not wanting to offend you (too much) with my reply here...

But poo on the whole TEAM CLINTON thing. She was the First Lady. She wasn't running from sniper fire, as we are learning.

She was no more involved in running the country with Bill then Laura Bush or Nancy Reagan or Roselyn Carter were with their respective husbands.

She is certainly more ambitious, I'll give her supporters that...
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2008 06:40 pm
I mean "team Clinton" in a derogatory sense...it is Billery's sense of entitlement that makes them believe that everyone should be loyal to them always, but that they don't have to be loyal back. A Carter aid said last week "you can always could on the Clinton's to be there when they need you".......that says it all.
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Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2008 07:43 am
I don't underestimate the political astuteness of the American voting public. If Obama would win the nomination and choose Richardson as his running mate, I believe, a percentage of the American voting public may then have reservations with a running mate that might be perceived as too self-serving for the postion of the Vice-Presidency, inasmuch as he didn't show the expected "loyalty" to the Clintons for their largesse in his behalf.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2008 07:57 am
I just realized that I messed up the quote, it should have been "you can always count on the Clinton's to be there when they need you"
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