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Clinton, in Calif. for Fundraisers, 'Getting Used to Being Outspent'


Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) walks off her charter plane in San Francisco, as she arrives for a private fundraising event Wednesday, April 2, 2008. (AP)

By Perry Bacon Jr.
BURBANK, Calif. -- Despite raising only half the money Barack Obama did last month, Sen. Hillary Clinton said "we're doing fine."

"We'll have more than enough than money to compete," Clinton told reporters at a news conference on the tarmac at the airport here, on her way to fundraisers and taping an appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show." "We're doing fine, we have the money to compete."

Clinton declined to answer questions about her campaign's level of debt, only repeating that she had plenty of money. Her campaign raised $20 million, it announced today, hours after Obama announced a $40 million haul.

But asked if she was being outspent "two to one" by Obama, she said "sometimes three to one, four to one, five to one" and ended with laugh.

"I'm getting used to being outspent," she said.

Of course, the fact that she was in California said it all. While Obama now rarely attends fundraising events, Clinton has spent much of the last two days at fundraisers, first in the Bay Area and around Los Angeles. She will also tape an appearance on "Ellen" that will air Monday.

Clinton denied a report she had told New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that Obama could not win the general election.

"I have constantly made the case that I believe I can win," Clinton said. "Sometimes people draw the conclusion I'm saying somebody else can't win. I can win."

She also continued her emphasis on the economy, blasting Sen. John McCain's views that more government intervention is not needed and saying Obama has been "very timid and unenthusiastic about doing anything for the economy." Obama has put out a plan similar to Clinton's to offer relief to people who can't afford their mortgages and has called for more efforts to stimulate the economy, although Clinton has proposed many of these ideas before her rival.

"I have been saying for more than a year we've got to take action, action is absolutely demanded and it's not happening," Clinton said. ... "I just hope we can avoid a deep and broad and long-lasting recession so that we'll have some maneuverable options when the next president is sworn in."

"I am going to continue to sound the alarm," she said. "I feel like Paulette Revere -- the recession is coming, the recession is coming. Maybe at some point somebody will do something about it."

By Web Politics Editor  |  April 3, 2008; 4:51 PM ET
 
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Jkallen001 (09:09 PM)wrote: "President Bill Clinton five years younger than the African-American youth, used his student deferments to stay in college until 1968. He then avoided going on active duty through family connections." This is patly a great lie. At that time Bill Clinton had no "family connections" as far as I know.


In 1963, two influential moments in Clinton's life contributed to his decision to become a public figure. One was his visit to the White House to meet President John F. Kennedy, as a Boys Nation senator. The other was listening to Martin Luther King's 1963 "I Have a Dream speech" and he memorized Dr. King's words. He won a Rhodes Scholarship to University College, Oxford where he studied Government. While at Oxford he also participated in Vietnam War protests, including organizing an October 1969 Moratorium event.

Posted by: Roy3 | April 4, 2008 6:22 AM | Report abuse

Jkallen001 (09:09 PM) during a lifetime most people change their opinions in difficult matters. In 1961 the Vietnam war was escalating. This war was considered to be unfair by most European countries. Opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War began slowly and in small numbers in 1964 on various college campuses in the United States.

In May 1961, Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Saigon and enthusiastically declared Diem the "Winston Churchill of Asia." Asked why he had made the comment, Johnson replied, "Diem's the only boy we got out there." Johnson assured Diem of more aid, in order to mold a fighting force that could resist the communists.

Kennedy's policy towards South Vietnam rested on the assumption that Diem and his forces must ultimately defeat the guerrillas on their own. He was against the deployment of American combat troops and observed that "to introduce U.S. forces in large numbers there today, while it might have an initially favorable military impact, would almost certainly lead to adverse political and, in the long run, adverse military consequences.

At the beginning of this disastser McCain and Jeremiah Wright join joined the Marines. What is great about that?

Posted by: Roy3 | April 4, 2008 5:37 AM | Report abuse

Jacksmith=hate you can cut and paste

Posted by: fnlorrain | April 4, 2008 2:15 AM | Report abuse

In 1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy's challenge to, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country," gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines.

In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman. (They provide medical assistance to the Marines as well as to Navy personnel.)

The man did so well in corpsman school that he was the valedictorian and became a cardiopulmonary technician. Not surprisingly, he was assigned to the Navy's premier medical facility, Bethesda Naval Hospital, as a member of the commander in chief's medical team, and helped care for President Lyndon B. Johnson after his 1966 surgery. For his service on the team, which he left in 1967, the White House awarded him three letters of commendation.

What is even more remarkable is that this man entered the Marines and Navy not many years after the two branches began to become integrated.

While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.

Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?

After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of a large church in one of America's biggest cities.

This man is Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the retiring pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, who has been in the news for comments he made over the last three decades.

Since these comments became public we have heard criticisms, condemnations, denouncements and rejections of his comments and him.

We've seen on television, in a seemingly endless loop, sound bites of a select few of Rev. Wright's many sermons.

Some of the Wright's comments are inexcusable and inappropriate and should be condemned, but in calling him "unpatriotic," let us not forget that this is a man who gave up six of the most productive years of his life to serve his country. 

How many of Wright's detractors, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly to name but a few, volunteered for service, and did so under the often tumultuous circumstances of a newly integrated armed forces and a society in the midst of a civil rights struggle? Not many.

While words do count, so do actions.

Let us not forget that, for whatever Rev. Wright may have said over the last 30 years, he has demonstrated his patriotism.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-oped0404wrightapr03,0,92000.story

Posted by: jkallen001 | April 3, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

In 1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy's challenge to, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country," gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines.

In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman. (They provide medical assistance to the Marines as well as to Navy personnel.)

The man did so well in corpsman school that he was the valedictorian and became a cardiopulmonary technician. Not surprisingly, he was assigned to the Navy's premier medical facility, Bethesda Naval Hospital, as a member of the commander in chief's medical team, and helped care for President Lyndon B. Johnson after his 1966 surgery. For his service on the team, which he left in 1967, the White House awarded him three letters of commendation.

What is even more remarkable is that this man entered the Marines and Navy not many years after the two branches began to become integrated.

While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.

Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?

After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of a large church in one of America's biggest cities.

This man is Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the retiring pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, who has been in the news for comments he made over the last three decades.

Since these comments became public we have heard criticisms, condemnations, denouncements and rejections of his comments and him.

We've seen on television, in a seemingly endless loop, sound bites of a select few of Rev. Wright's many sermons.

Some of the Wright's comments are inexcusable and inappropriate and should be condemned, but in calling him "unpatriotic," let us not forget that this is a man who gave up six of the most productive years of his life to serve his country. 

How many of Wright's detractors, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly to name but a few, volunteered for service, and did so under the often tumultuous circumstances of a newly integrated armed forces and a society in the midst of a civil rights struggle? Not many.

While words do count, so do actions.

Let us not forget that, for whatever Rev. Wright may have said over the last 30 years, he has demonstrated his patriotism.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-oped0404wrightapr03,0,92000.story

Posted by: jkallen001 | April 3, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

What happened to all the billionaire bundlers for the Clintons. It looks like most of them jumped ship to go with Obama. Not only is Obama getting the lion's share of the money he is getting them probably from the same people who have given to the Clintons in the past. This is probably a huge miscalculation on the part of the HillCamp. The Hillary campaign has not only lost steam, it has become the laughing stock of the nation because of Bill Clinton's arrogant mismanagement of the campaign.

Most of the feminists of this nation have not joined Hillary in her cry for support. A handful who did like Madeline Albright and Geraldine Feraro have become a liability for Hillary rather than a support to get votes or money. The 3:00am ad is no longer effective in sending her message. The new 3:00am ad in Pennsylvania is sending a message that Hillary is expecting a 3:00am phone call to fix the economy. Isn't the economy an internal problem, and anybody who is working on either fixing the economy or sounding the alarm are all federal government employees who don't work at night. No foreign government head of state is going to call her to tell her there is a problem with our economy that she should get up and fix at 3:00am.

Well for the mortals in the democratic party, Hillary staying on the race only means we have some more humor at the expense of the Clinton mafia.

Posted by: ChunkyMonkey1 | April 3, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama racist

Posted by: tommygun1 | April 3, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama racist

Posted by: tommygun1 | April 3, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Is there really a "jacksmith"? If so, why doesn't s/he ever post anything new? No one's read anything s/he's posted in about two months now because it's always the same thing.

Posted by: flarrfan | April 3, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

DON'T BE DUPED !!!

Large numbers of Republicans have been voting for Barack Obama in the DEMOCRATIC primaries, and caucuses from early on. Because they feel he would be a weaker opponent against John McCain. And because they feel that a Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ticket would be unbeatable. And also because with a Clinton and Obama ticket you are almost 100% certain to get quality, affordable universal health care very soon.

But first, all of you have to make certain that Hillary Clinton takes the democratic nomination and then the Whitehouse. NOW! is the time. THIS! is the moment you have all been working, and waiting for. You can do this America. "Carpe diem" (harvest the day).

I think Hillary Clinton see's a beautiful world of plenty for all. She is a woman, and a mother. And it's time America. Do this for your-selves, and your children's future. You will have to work together on this and be aggressive, relentless, and creative. Americans face an even worse catastrophe ahead than the one you are living through now.

You see, the medical and insurance industry mostly support the republicans with the money they ripped off from you. And they don't want you to have quality, affordable universal health care. They want to be able to continue to rip you off, and kill you and your children by continuing to deny you life saving medical care that you have already paid for. So they can continue to make more immoral profits for them-selves.

Hillary Clinton has actually won by much larger margins than the vote totals showed. And lost by much smaller vote margins than the vote totals showed. Her delegate count is actually much higher than it shows. And higher than Obama's. She also leads in the electoral college numbers that you must win to become President in the November national election. HILLARY CLINTON IS ALREADY THE TRUE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE!

As much as 30% of Obama's primary, and caucus votes are Republicans trying to choose the weakest democratic candidate for McCain to run against. These Republicans have been gaming the caucuses where it is easier to vote cheat. This is why Obama has not been able to win the BIG! states primaries. Even with Republican vote cheating help.

Hillary Clinton has been OUT MANNED! OUT GUNNED! and OUT SPENT! 4 and 5 to 1. Yet Obama has only been able to manage a very tenuous, and questionable tie with Hillary Clinton.

If Obama is the democratic nominee for the national election in November he will be slaughtered. Because the Republican vote cheating help will suddenly evaporate. All of this vote fraud and republican manipulation has made Obama falsely look like a much stronger candidate than he really is. YOUNG PEOPLE. DON'T BE DUPED! Think about it. You have the most to lose.

The democratic party needs to fix this outrage. I suggest a Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ticket. Everyone needs to throw all your support to Hillary Clinton NOW! So you can end this outrage against YOU the voter, and against democracy.

I think Barack Obama has a once in a life time chance to make the ultimate historic gesture for unity, and change in America by accepting Hillary Clinton's offer as running mate. Such an act now would for ever seal Barack Obama's place at the top of the list of Americas all time great leaders, and unifiers for all of history.

The democratic party, and the super-delegates have a decision to make. Are the democrats, and the democratic party going to choose the DEMOCRATIC party nominee to fight for the American people. Or are the republicans going to choose the DEMOCRATIC party nominee through vote fraud, and gaming the DEMOCRATIC party primaries, and caucuses.

Fortunately the Clinton's have been able to hold on against this fraudulent outrage with those repeated dramatic comebacks of Hillary Clinton's. Only the Clinton's are that resourceful, and strong. Hillary Clinton is your NOMINEE. They are the best I have ever seen.

"This is not a game" (Hillary Clinton)

Sincerely

jacksmith...

Posted by: JackSmith1 | April 3, 2008 7:13 PM | 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 | April 3, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Hill's donors are maxed out, since they, as wealthy ppl, gave max sums. Supporters for Obama, all 1.3 million of us, are giving $20 at a time and changing the world. I'm so proud!
.....
Hey, Hill and Bill, where are the tax returns? And btw, her campaign is in debt right now and won't pay the events services. An outrageous lie about running from sniper attack from the same people who brought you "I did not have sex with that woman."

Posted by: sallylinuslucy | April 3, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

" 'I'm getting used to being outspent,' she said."

Not to mention outfundraised. If she hadn't squandered millions in contributor dollars early on (who pays $250,000 for PARKING?), she wouldn't be so desperate for money now. On the other hand, her spending habits have at least made it plain that she's terrible at managing money. Just the kind of candidate we need during an economic downturn.

Speaking of managing money, where are those tax returns? Are the rumors I'm hearing about refiling amended returns for the past six years true--are the Clintons busily refiguring those returns and refiling as "Married Filing Separately" instead of their previous "Married Filing Jointly" so that they can shield Bill's dubious (or is it "Dubai-ous"?) sources of income from public scrutiny? Remember, Bloomberg quoted Hillary as saying on March 24 that those tax returns would be released "within the next week"...

Posted by: whatmeregister | April 3, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is raising the same amount of money as President Georg W. Bush when he was elected President. Interesting comparison. Bush maybe has proven that a "bought" President will not be a success. Advertising money shouldn´t matter when a candidate is elected. That´s not democracy, is it....?

A new poll suggests that the number of Americans who believe the country is ready for a black president is on the rise. 76 percent of those polled in a CNN/Essence Magazine/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Thursday say that the country is ready."

Why no Research about gender? How many Americans are ready for a female President? I guess that the porcentage might be lower, but it dosn´t matter. There should have been such a reseach at the same time! This unequelness is extremely hard to understand and accept.

Posted by: Roy3 | April 3, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

"Clinton denied a report she had told New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that Obama could not win the general election.

" 'I have constantly made the case that I believe I can win,' Clinton said. 'Sometimes people draw the conclusion I'm saying somebody else can't win. I can win.' "

Perry,

Where in the above quote does she "deny" telling Richardson that Obama can't win? You're citing "facts" not in evidence.

Posted by: whatmeregister | April 3, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

P.S. TO Perry Bacon Jr.
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Other news agencies are reporting that seven hours ago the senior Clinton advisers told reports that Hillary's March fundraising totals would be released in another two weeks or so. But a campaign source told AP, that the campaign raised about $20 million.

This is a difference in a campaign officially announcing a result like $40 million versus a Hillary's campaign supporter "loose-lips" of raising less money of about $20 million.

Posted by: ajtiger92 | April 3, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

MY, MY, MY, how times have changed. Hillary outraised and came close to outspending Obama in 2007. Now she (and the mighty Clinton political machine) is whining about being outspent. How laughable is this?! The problem is not that Obama is outspending Hillary, the real issue is that the many rich multi-multi-millionaire and billionaire friends of the Clintons are reduced to having the same financial campaign influence as us $100 donor guys/gals. And there is a lot more of us than the multi-multi-millionaires and billionaires.

Posted by: ajtiger92 | April 3, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

John SIDNEY McCain was able to survive the campaign with much less money -- it ain't over until the fast lady sings -- take it all the way to Denver!!!

Posted by: JakeD | April 3, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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