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Clinton's Plan B


Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) visits with workers at a Bob Evans Restaurant in Rio Grande, Ohio, Thursday. (AP)

By Anne E. Kornblut
RIO GRANDE, Ohio -- Officially, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is not looking past March 4. But as she went behind the counter at the original Bob Evans diner here today, Clinton made a rare crack about her Plan B.

"I'll take your order," Clinton joked with patrons on stools. "In case this other endeavor doesn't work out, I know I can come back to Bob Evans."

Clinton stopped at the restaurant on her way to an event focusing on child poverty in Appalachia, in a late push to press strong themes before Ohioans vote next Tuesday. She heads to Texas later Thursday. With her at Bob Evans were her daughter, Chelsea, and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, and the crush of attention seemed to delight the employees and diners.

Still, one Clinton supporter who works there said it is going to be a tight race. "I hear a lot of talk of Obama," said Liz Phillips, who has worked at the diner for seven years. "It is going to be close."

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 28, 2008; 12:18 PM ET
 
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I confess I'm not a HRC supporter, but I must admit that this is a fun moment in her campaign that is not at all unlike her airplane moment. Give her a break (as stunned as I am to hear myself say it). She is showing her human side, let it be just that.

Posted by: mksbiz | March 1, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

I confess I'm not a HRC supporter, but I must admit that this is a fun moment in her campaign that is not at all unlike her airplane moment. Give her a break (as stunned as I am to hear myself say it). She is showing her human side, let it be just that.

Posted by: mksbiz | March 1, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

I confess I'm not a HRC supporter, but I must admit that this is a fun moment in her campaign that is not at all unlike her airplane moment. Give her a break (as stunned as I am to hear myself say it). She is showing her human side, let it be just that.

Posted by: mksbiz | March 1, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

YOU MIGHT BE AN IDIOT:-)

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary's than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. :-)

Best regards

jacksmith...

Posted by: JackSmith1 | February 29, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Finally, a Plan B yet what in Hillary's vast experience has taught her how to take orders?

As she lacks the skills to be president she lacks the personality, competence and dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience to deal with the public: especially before they've had their first cup of coffee.

-- Posted by james d granata

Posted by: jganymede | February 29, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

So now she worked as a waitress in Alaska. In Bernstein's book he says she worked in a fish cannery, in Alaska, removing the guts out of fish. She clearly must have taken an aptitude test for that job. Still pandering, though, and has the nerve to get indignant when people accuse her of lying.

james d granata

Posted by: jganymede | February 29, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Finally, a Plan B yet what in Hillary's vast experience has taught her how to take orders?
As she lacks the skills to be president she lacks the personality, competence and dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience to deal with the public: especially before they've had their first cup of coffee.

Posted by: jganymede | February 29, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

She's sooooooo lame. It's amazing.

Posted by: scharb | February 28, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Awe...that's a cute piece. What the? Who's making fun of themselves? Come on. This is just sad...for her and whoever is bored enough to write this blurb. I'm sure you'll get a chance to write something interesting soon.

Posted by: frank | February 28, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I hope that Hillary has only one plan, and that is to quit if she fails to win both Texas and Ohio by large margins, for the sake of a Democratic victory in November.

Polls show Obama pulling further and further ahead of Hillary nationally, and polls show Obama running better against McCain in November.

Furthermore, Obama consistently makes a better impression in debates.

Neither candidate has much experience and both are intelligent. Unfortunately, Hillary just doesn't pass the screen test, which is a prerequisite for winning.

Posted by: saraz1 | February 28, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Senator Clinton is the only candidates that I have heard say she would work without pay as president AND MOST IMPORTANTLY she would throw out all of the special presidential privileges that President Bush has given himself, thus helping restore some of our lost civil rights.

Posted by: mavismatch | February 28, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Isn't "Plan B" the abortion pill?

Posted by: JaxMax | February 28, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I thought this was a wonderfully humanizing piece on Sen. Clinton. I found it as charming as her flight attendant spoof a while back. I'm obviously missing how this is some sort of slight on her.

Posted by: mksbiz | February 28, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Hussien is a new "N"

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama for SULTAN!!!!

Vote for Obama's mother side.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Hillary, its time to back away "Good Morning America" made you.... out to be a whiner a cry baby... not fit to be in that office, by saying " You were picked on to much." Now you tell me. Is this how a Strong President to be should act? We need a steady strong minded President not a whiney baby. Like Diane Sawyer made you out to be....Time to give it up girlie...save face......

Posted by: Barrack_007 | February 28, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Not funny at all...knowing that Hillary is still the Senator from New York (making ~$170,000 per year salary) and that she is married to Bill Clinton (making ~$5 million per year), just illustrates, even in jest, she is out of touch with the American public.

Posted by: ajtiger92 | February 28, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Definitions of "ad hominem" on the Web:

(Latin) literally "to the man"; if two political candidates come together to debate an issue, but one of the two attacks his opponent instead ...
ablemedia.com/ctcweb/glossary/glossarya.html

attacking your opponent personally rather than her/his argument. Ad hominem is fallacious argumentation.
www.tmsdebate.org/main/forensics/glossary.htm

appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect
ww2.aps.edu/users/apsedumain/CurriculumInstruction/glossary.htm

appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason); "ad hominem arguments"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "argument to the person", "argument against the man") consists of replying to an argument by attacking or appealing to the person making the argument, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad hominem

Posted by: rajjjj | February 28, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I hope Hillary becomes president and ships Anne Kornblut to Iraq!

Posted by: brigittepj | February 28, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

This sneering mischaracterization of the senator's joke comes from the same "reporter" who has written at length of her guarded relationship with the press. Perhaps Anne would care to revisit that subject with the added understanding of Sen Clinton's obviously very good reason for not relaxing with the press, Anne Kornblut's snide, unprofessional performance.

Posted by: zukermand | February 28, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I hope that it would be no difference between victories in Virginia, Wisconsin, Louisiana on one hand, and Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and Rhode Island, on the other hand. The hell has already spoken, Mrs. Clinton has already won her thirteen states just after her last victory in NM. Who are humans to argue, ah? We obey and would assure Obama's victories in all four of the incoming states.

Posted by: aepelbaum | February 28, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

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