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Clinton Muses About the Hair-Prep Gap

By Anne E. Kornblut
MISSOULA, Mont. -- It's been three long months since Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton choked up in response to a question about how she keeps keeps it together, despite the rigors of the campaign trail.

But she had one aspect of that, her hairdo, on her mind here on Sunday. At a campaign stop in an airplane hangar, she was talking about the range of reasons, sometimes random ones, that people vote as they do -- because "you don't like the way they look or how they do their hair" -- when she digressed.

"That's another thing: Do you do you realize how much longer it takes me to get ready than my two opponents?" Clinton asked. "I think I should get points for working as hard as I do, plus having to spend so much time getting ready." (She mentioned, as a side note, that her hair had been done that morning by someone from Missoula.)

Clinton has a hairdresser and a makeup artist who join her on some trips. But her style mostly goes unmentioned, just part of what she does before the traveling press gets a glimpse of her. Her new comment on the role her hair plays in her life -- a topic she addressed in a 2001 Yale commencement address, when she warned graduating students, "Pay attention to your hair, because everyone else will" -- echoed what Michael Kinsley wrote in an op-ed published in The Washington Post in late March, when he estimated that the male candidates get a half-hour more sleep each night, thanks to their easier beauty routines. That works out to an extra two weeks of campaigning or sleeping over the course of a year-and-a-half campaign with 14-hour days and six-day work weeks.

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Kayf, please send an email about this to the Washington Post (go to the top of Comments to do that). I did. The unsigned entries should be removed from the site.

Posted by: Ingrid | April 8, 2008 8:44 AM | Report abuse


This to Washingtonpost.com

I think your post a comment above is violated by posting several of the same negative information about Obama over and over again! certainly, there should have been some Balance in what is posted?

Kayf

Posted by: amohamud48@yahoo.com | April 8, 2008 5:45 AM | Report abuse

WHO SAID ONE HAS TO BE BEAUTIFUL TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? WHY WOULD ANYONE DISCUSS A CANDIDATES HAIR WHEN THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES TO BE DEALTH WITH? THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL ALWAYS HATE THE CLINTONS BUT THERE ARE THOSE WHO REMEMBER THE GOOD YEARS DURING BILL CLINTONS' PRESIDENCY. GO AHEAD AND VOTE FOR OBAMA AND DON'T COMPLAIN AFTERWARDS......YOU JUST MAY GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR

Posted by: nonniepoppy | April 7, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse


WATCH MCCAIN USE THIS IN THE FALL:

OBAMA WENT TO KENYA IN NOVEMBER WITH BUDDY DICK MORRIS TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS COUSIN (Luo tribe) RAILA ODINGA, OPPOSITION LEADER. ODINGA HAD SIGNED A MOU WITH ISLAMIST NATIONALIST GROUPS GUARANTEEING SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT KENYA IF HE WON ELECTION(Chastity laws and full dress cover for girls and women).

OBAMA PHONED CONDI RICE from IOWA AND PREPARED SPEECH FOR KENYA WHEN ODINGA LOST AND RIOTS BROKE OUT WITH BURNING OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS INJURED/RAPED.

PRESIDENT KIYUKI OF KENYA IGNORED OBAMA'S SPEECH AND SNUBBED HIM SINCE THEN, AS HE DID NOT FIND IT IN GOOD JUDGMENT THAT OBAMA DIRECTLY INTERFERED IN HIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS TO HELP HIS LUO COUSIN.

THIS IS BIG! AND WILL COST OBAMA ELECTION!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse


WATCH MCCAIN USE THIS IN THE FALL:

OBAMA WENT TO KENYA IN NOVEMBER WITH BUDDY DICK MORRIS TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS COUSIN (Luo tribe) RAILA ODINGA, OPPOSITION LEADER. ODINGA HAD SIGNED A MOU WITH ISLAMIST NATIONALIST GROUPS GUARANTEEING SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT KENYA IF HE WON ELECTION(Chastity laws and full dress cover for girls and women).

OBAMA PHONED CONDI RICE from IOWA AND PREPARED SPEECH FOR KENYA WHEN ODINGA LOST AND RIOTS BROKE OUT WITH BURNING OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS INJURED/RAPED.

PRESIDENT KIYUKI OF KENYA IGNORED OBAMA'S SPEECH AND SNUBBED HIM SINCE THEN, AS HE DID NOT FIND IT IN GOOD JUDGMENT THAT OBAMA DIRECTLY INTERFERED IN HIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS TO HELP HIS LUO COUSIN.

THIS IS BIG! AND WILL COST OBAMA ELECTION!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse


WATCH MCCAIN USE THIS IN THE FALL:

OBAMA WENT TO KENYA IN NOVEMBER WITH BUDDY DICK MORRIS TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS COUSIN (Luo tribe) RAILA ODINGA, OPPOSITION LEADER. ODINGA HAD SIGNED A MOU WITH ISLAMIST NATIONALIST GROUPS GUARANTEEING SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT KENYA IF HE WON ELECTION(Chastity laws and full dress cover for girls and women).

OBAMA PHONED CONDI RICE from IOWA AND PREPARED SPEECH FOR KENYA WHEN ODINGA LOST AND RIOTS BROKE OUT WITH BURNING OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS INJURED/RAPED.

PRESIDENT KIYUKI OF KENYA IGNORED OBAMA'S SPEECH AND SNUBBED HIM SINCE THEN, AS HE DID NOT FIND IT IN GOOD JUDGMENT THAT OBAMA DIRECTLY INTERFERED IN HIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS TO HELP HIS LUO COUSIN.

THIS IS BIG! AND WILL COST OBAMA ELECTION!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse


WATCH MCCAIN USE THIS IN THE FALL:

OBAMA WENT TO KENYA IN NOVEMBER WITH BUDDY DICK MORRIS TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS COUSIN (Luo tribe) RAILA ODINGA, OPPOSITION LEADER. ODINGA HAD SIGNED A MOU WITH ISLAMIST NATIONALIST GROUPS GUARANTEEING SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT KENYA IF HE WON ELECTION(Chastity laws and full dress cover for girls and women).

OBAMA PHONED CONDI RICE from IOWA AND PREPARED SPEECH FOR KENYA WHEN ODINGA LOST AND RIOTS BROKE OUT WITH BURNING OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS INJURED/RAPED.

PRESIDENT KIYUKI OF KENYA IGNORED OBAMA'S SPEECH AND SNUBBED HIM SINCE THEN, AS HE DID NOT FIND IT IN GOOD JUDGMENT THAT OBAMA DIRECTLY INTERFERED IN HIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS TO HELP HIS LUO COUSIN.

THIS IS BIG! AND WILL COST OBAMA ELECTION!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse


WATCH MCCAIN USE THIS IN THE FALL:

OBAMA WENT TO KENYA IN NOVEMBER WITH BUDDY DICK MORRIS TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS COUSIN (Luo tribe) RAILA ODINGA, OPPOSITION LEADER. ODINGA HAD SIGNED A MOU WITH ISLAMIST NATIONALIST GROUPS GUARANTEEING SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT KENYA IF HE WON ELECTION(Chastity laws and full dress cover for girls and women).

OBAMA PHONED CONDI RICE from IOWA AND PREPARED SPEECH FOR KENYA WHEN ODINGA LOST AND RIOTS BROKE OUT WITH BURNING OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS INJURED/RAPED.

PRESIDENT KIYUKI OF KENYA IGNORED OBAMA'S SPEECH AND SNUBBED HIM SINCE THEN, AS HE DID NOT FIND IT IN GOOD JUDGMENT THAT OBAMA DIRECTLY INTERFERED IN HIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS TO HELP HIS LUO COUSIN.

THIS IS BIG! AND WILL COST OBAMA ELECTION!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse


WATCH MCCAIN USE THIS IN THE FALL:

OBAMA WENT TO KENYA IN NOVEMBER WITH BUDDY DICK MORRIS TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS COUSIN (Luo tribe) RAILA ODINGA, OPPOSITION LEADER. ODINGA HAD SIGNED A MOU WITH ISLAMIST NATIONALIST GROUPS GUARANTEEING SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT KENYA IF HE WON ELECTION(Chastity laws and full dress cover for girls and women).

OBAMA PHONED CONDI RICE from IOWA AND PREPARED SPEECH FOR KENYA WHEN ODINGA LOST AND RIOTS BROKE OUT WITH BURNING OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS INJURED/RAPED.

PRESIDENT KIYUKI OF KENYA IGNORED OBAMA'S SPEECH AND SNUBBED HIM SINCE THEN, AS HE DID NOT FIND IT IN GOOD JUDGMENT THAT OBAMA DIRECTLY INTERFERED IN HIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS TO HELP HIS LUO COUSIN.

THIS IS BIG! AND WILL COST OBAMA ELECTION!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse


WATCH MCCAIN USE THIS IN THE FALL:

OBAMA WENT TO KENYA IN NOVEMBER WITH BUDDY DICK MORRIS TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS COUSIN (Luo tribe) RAILA ODINGA, OPPOSITION LEADER. ODINGA HAD SIGNED A MOU WITH ISLAMIST NATIONALIST GROUPS GUARANTEEING SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT KENYA IF HE WON ELECTION(Chastity laws and full dress cover for girls and women).

OBAMA PHONED CONDI RICE from IOWA AND PREPARED SPEECH FOR KENYA WHEN ODINGA LOST AND RIOTS BROKE OUT WITH BURNING OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS INJURED/RAPED.

PRESIDENT KIYUKI OF KENYA IGNORED OBAMA'S SPEECH AND SNUBBED HIM SINCE THEN, AS HE DID NOT FIND IT IN GOOD JUDGMENT THAT OBAMA DIRECTLY INTERFERED IN HIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS TO HELP HIS LUO COUSIN.

THIS IS BIG! AND WILL COST OBAMA ELECTION!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse


WATCH MCCAIN USE THIS IN THE FALL:

OBAMA WENT TO KENYA IN NOVEMBER WITH BUDDY DICK MORRIS TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS COUSIN (Luo tribe) RAILA ODINGA, OPPOSITION LEADER. ODINGA HAD SIGNED A MOU WITH ISLAMIST NATIONALIST GROUPS GUARANTEEING SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT KENYA IF HE WON ELECTION(Chastity laws and full dress cover for girls and women).

OBAMA PHONED CONDI RICE from IOWA AND PREPARED SPEECH FOR KENYA WHEN ODINGA LOST AND RIOTS BROKE OUT WITH BURNING OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS INJURED/RAPED.

PRESIDENT KIYUKI OF KENYA IGNORED OBAMA'S SPEECH AND SNUBBED HIM SINCE THEN, AS HE DID NOT FIND IT IN GOOD JUDGMENT THAT OBAMA DIRECTLY INTERFERED IN HIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS TO HELP HIS LUO COUSIN.

THIS IS BIG! AND WILL COST OBAMA ELECTION!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse


JACKSMITH is right! Too bad the media haven't picked up on these scandalous Repugnancy tactics! What is more scandalous is that the Bully Boys of DNC and the Obamyopics have forgotten to adhere to the democratic ideals to which they are purportedly subscribing, and so they want Hillary to prematurely throw in the towel, as Brutus Leahey advised, NOW! And these unsolicited suggestions come while Obuma gives His "permission" to HRC that she "can run as long as she wants to!". Wow! Such magnanimous condescendingly sexist statement should earn him the loss of a huge demographic that doesn't like The Xeroxed Messiah belittling women, in politics or outside, as he's so fond of! Anyone remember what his co-chair Jesse Jackson Jr. said back in Iowa, that "it's the natural O.J. Simpson thing to knock a White Woman down!!"...This is going to cost this increasingly arrogant Obamyopic Campaign, and the Professorm a huge voter gap.


Seems the DNC Bully Boys didn't mind when Ted Kennedy carried his run against Jimmy Carter all the way to the convention, even tho it was clear he had been routed! And in 1976, Reagan contested the "inevitability" of Gerald Ford all the way to teh Convention--and no one criticized Reagan for not stepping aside and letting Ford get the Prize! But it's these 2 issues that will let the repugs rip apart Obuma's anorexic resume in November and see another 4-year repugnantcy regime...

1. Obama's judgment in not challenging Uncle Jeremiah's incendiary catechism 20 years earlier, and fostering a dialogue or even an attempt at giving a (what else?) Speech about Healing and Unity to his own CONGREGATION--rather than to have made a politically expedient Speech to the whole nation. In question will be his adherence to the marxist pseudo-theological teachings of that Church which will be seen to be just a tax shelter (under the very liberal obamyopic noses of Trinity Church) for Marxist Militant political ideology. Also, watch repugs question His Parental Judgment in allowing his own two girls attend the Church to hear hateful racist messages (not Hopeful ones!) and, worse, to allow his kids to view the lewd PORN-ON-THE-PULPIT show, the un-Christian gyrations of Uncle Jeremiah simulating a sex act while yelling that Bill Clinton "is riding US dirty, like Monica!" Now, that's just exactly what the Family Values guys and gals will be emphasizing and his lack of Parental Judgement will be seen to do untold damage to Obama's chances of winning the Presidency! How could the Party of Family Values ever miss this and not make it into a question of trust and judgment, since both Wright and Obama were figures in a position of Trust for the two children (and all congregants' children) who, they will argue, were placed in a posiiton of harm. Watch them go for this like a dog after his bone.


2. His Judgment in foreign affairs will be severely hit by Obama's direct 'interference' in Kenyan politics before the December presidential election. Obama flew to Kenya with his friend Dick Morris ("volunter") to campaign for his Luo cousin Raila Odinga, the marxist-islamist Opposition Leader, who, unfortunately for Obama, lost the election. There were riots by those who wanted Odinga to win as he had signed a MOU with the islamist National groups guaranteeing that Odinga would make SHARIA LAW the law of the land once elected, with stiff sentences for girls/women who did not follow "Chastity Laws" and did not apply 'full modest dress cover' from head to toe. [Only 10% of Kenyans are muslim and the riots after election caused the burning of dozens of Churches, 700 injured and raped.] Obama had called Condi Rice from Iowa and she allowed Him to prepare (what else?) a Speech for Healing the Kenyans--which the President snubbed and he has pointedly ignored Obama since then saying BO should not have meddled in his country's affairs and campaigned in election for his cousin (opposition leader Odinga). Can you blame Kenya's President for being upset at Obama's Audacity?! This will be the issue to haunt Him at election time and it goes to his Foreign Policy Judgment and his marxist-islamist roots and OBVIOUS promotion of both in a foreign locale.


In 2004 when elected to the Senate, Obama himself said he did not consider it wise for him to run for President in '08 as his "resume was not yet substantial enough" and his "Judgment wouldn't be as good as he didn't have enough experience"!!
It's not too late to reconsider perhaps and to listen to this man of better Judgment:

"I have no doubt that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be a great President"--Sen. John McCain in Baghdad, responding to Tim Russert of Meet the Press.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 7, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

what about the "old line democratic machine propping up a campaign that should have gone bust months ago gap " ? HRC and camp should try to make a soft landing with some class.

Posted by: jacade | April 7, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

About two lines into the story I quickly glanced at the by line, knowing full well this had to be one of those Cornbluth stories.

So now we are supposed to vote for Hillary because it takes her longer to do her hair and make-up every morning. Perhaps this is why her campaign has been so pitifully inefficient and wasteful of the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been contributed to Hillary - the need to pay for a traveling hair stylist and make up artist. This story truly is another cornbluth special and I am amazed that she is NOT (if she isn't) on Hillary's payroll. I'm sure this is an attempt to make Hillary appear more human and help voters (OK - women voters - identify more with her).

We have all seen Presidents aging before our eyes to the point that they start to give the impression that we are watching one of those strange SCI-FI movies with special effects. Undoubtedly, the pressure of the job causes this severe aging process and the lack of sleep certainly must be a huge part of that.

If Hillary really wants to make a point about her having 2 weeks less time for campaigning or sleeping over the course of a 1 1/2 year campaign because of her "special needs" for doing her hair and make-up that a male does not have to contend with; can't we logically conclude that a President Hillary Clinton would lose more than 5 weeks of work or sleep that a male President would not lose by virtue of needing this extra time for her hair and make-up. Can we afford to lose a President for that 5 extra weeks, and would we really want to see what Hillary Clinton starts to look like if she gets 5 weeks less sleep over the course of a single term than other Presidents have lost? But seriously - does this raise a question about Hillary's claim to be the one best prepared to answer those 3 AM phone calls if she is faced with the extra burden of hair and make-up that would cost her an additional 5 weeks out of a single term. OK - this is all half tongue in cheek - but Hillary is the one trying to make the point here - aided by Ms. Cornbluth. Once again, Hillary is playing the gender card and she is being as blatant as ever about it. I really have to believe that this is NOT the sort of thing that women, especially other female politicians want to see her making an issue as the first woman with a serious chance of becoming the nominee of a major political party for President. America needs to wait for the right woman to run for President, and tactics like this should convince women as well as men that Hillary is not the right woman for this job and she is hurting the chances of qualified women who may wish to run in future elections with all of this dribble.

Posted by: diksagev | April 7, 2008 3:26 AM | Report abuse

Wow, love those personal attacks. Obama supporters never fail to dissappoint in the venomous hate department - lol. Too bad all your words will come back to bite you in the butt when Hillary's supporters cannot bring themselves to align with people like you in the GE. Too bad you don't practice what your leader preaches. How sad.

Posted by: redhiker | April 7, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

Do you actually get paid to write about politicians hair? I'd say this is a new low but sadly the WaPo was obsessed with John Edwards hair to the point of turning him into a cartoon character for some. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Posted by: pmorlan1 | April 7, 2008 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Whoever is responsible for making her look beautiful should be shown the same door as Mark Penn.IT's not working. Did you know that the H ion Jesus H. Christ stands for Hussein.

Posted by: majorteddy | April 7, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

MR. JOHN EDWARDS

HAVE YOU NOT SEEN AND HEARD ENOUGH ?????
=========================================
=========================================

DO YOUR DUTY AS A DEMOCRAT. TELL PRIVATELY HILLARY, IN UNMISTAKABLE TERMS, TO GET OUT, ADDING THAT IF SHE DOES NOT COMPLY, YOU WOULD ENDORSE OBAMA AND CAMPAIGN WITH HIM AT THE BLUE COLLAR VOTERS IN NC, IN AND WV, SO THAT ANY PERSPECTIVES FOR HER GAINING MEANINGFULLY THERE WILL EVAPORATE.

CAMINITO

Posted by: caminito | April 6, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

109 MILLION REASONS TO NOT DONATE TO

HILLARY

Well, when you send in your donations to the Hillary campaign... to the woman who has 109 million.... just know that you're paying not just for the donuts, drapes and sandwich platters.

...you'll be paying for her hair stylists as well.

Posted by: kevinlarmee | April 6, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about Hillary's hair. She still looks like sh it.

And she's still lying her bu tt off.

A PAINFUL 'LIE'
DEAD MA'S KIN SLAM HILL FABLE
By GINGER ADAMS OTIS

April 6, 2008 -- Hillary Rodham Clinton "misspoke" again on the campaign trail - and a distraught Ohio family is furious about it.
Several times in recent months while talking about her plan for universal health care, Clinton told a tale of woe about a young pregnant woman who sought medical care at a local hospital and was turned away for lack of insurance - and both she and the baby died.
But the family of the 35-year-old woman - Trina Bachtel - says the story is simply not true.
"Trina had good insurance. She was a good girl, and she worked hard. That story made her look like she was a welfare bum," her 80-year-old grandmother May Mayle told The Post yesterday.
Mayle confirmed that Bachtel died last August from complications related to a late-pregnancy miscarriage, but said she was never turned away from a hospital.
"The family is real torn up about it. I can't understand why they'd make her out to look like she was so unstable," said Mayle.
As Clinton told the story during campaign rallies, the young, pregnant woman in difficulty was turned down for treatment because she was uninsured and couldn't pay $100 up front.

Posted by: queenskid | April 6, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

As Blakiston stated "Yet Rush Limbaugh was heard all over the United States recommending this.: Yes, But Rush Limbaugh told people to vote for Hillary - so the Republicans could run against Hillary.....who also voted for the war.

While doing your research look at her "misspeaks" on
SCHIP, FMLA, NAFTA, Macadonia and Northern Ireland. Look into Hillary's years at Rose Law firm, and her six year on Wal-Mart's board. Also consider:
Mon, 01/28/2008 - 13:05 -- Judicial Watch Blog
Even though Democratic presidential candidates pledged not to campaign in Florida after its primary was moved up, Hillary Clinton spent the weekend in the Sunshine State raising big bucks and campaigning before Tuesday's big event.
Violating her own party's rules, Clinton toured south Florida with the mayor of Miami (Manny Diaz) and attended two big fundraisers Sunday evening. The first event was held at a bowling alley in the trendy South Beach area and supporters paid $500 each to schmooze with the New York Senator.

Posted by: jayk1 | April 6, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Dear 'jacksmith' Carpe Diem means 'sieze the day'

your understanding of latin is as poor as your grasp of what is going on.

Hillary was widely tipped to be the overwhelming choice by Super Tuesday, but wasnt able to clinch the votes as she expected, and doesnt have the number to do so.

She has resorted to Karl Rove style tactics to try and destroy Obama because she cant beat him fair and square.

The Clintons, because what we effectively would get if she won the candidacy is the two of them, are playing old-school negative politics. While Obama is trying to overcome this and institute a positive forward looking agenda of change and inclusion. The fact he is outdoing her in dontations 3 to 1 speaks volumes, especially as most donations are less tha $95 and from ordinary folks, not the rich and powwerful that Hillary picked up along the way traipsing along behind Bill.

So you 'like Hilary" are saying Obama the front runner by all measures should accept the VP position to Hilary, despite the fact she is losing. How do you figure that out?

Out of all the candidates Obama was the only one who had the guts to vote against Bush's putrid and disgusting warmongering, even if it was dressed up by wrapping himself in the flag and trying to tie it to 9/11.

5 years later, and 3 trillion dollars poorer Obama's choice was clearly the voice of reason. Hilary and McCain are dinosaurs, they just dont know it yet.

Posted by: islomaniac | April 6, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

THANK YOU JACK SMITH This is the first time I have seen anyone have the courage to mention voting fraud in this Democratic Primary.JACKSMITH is right!The issue of Republicans voting for Barach Obama because they think he is the weaker Democratic candidate in the Fall is right on target.Unreal! Two weeks ago my niece told me she and her husband( he's a competent lawyer) voted for Barach Obama in Norfolk, Virginia in the Primary there. She laughed."We knew it would offset 'Hillary's chances and we don't like Hillary." I took a gulp, not believing what I was hearing and asked. I didn't think you and (Blank) were Democrats." She laughed. "We aren't, but we'll do anything not to have Hillary win."
I called my sister who also lives in Virginia.She, as is her daughter a stalwart Republican. She laughed when I asked if she knew about this. She told me many were doing it and not only in Virginia. I immediately called the desk at the Washington Post. I explained exactly what had been told to me. The man seemed quite interested saying he would make sure to pass the information on. Yes, no one can prove this. Yet Rush Limbaugh was heard all over the United States recommending this. Think it over.I'm for Hillary Clinton.My family, as is written above is definately not.What price Patriotism? B.A

Posted by: blakiston | April 6, 2008 7:23 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...

p.s. You Might Be An Idiot!

If you don't know that the huge amounts of money funding the Obama campaign to defeat Hillary Clinton is coming in from the insurance, and medical industry, that has been ripping you off, and killing you and your children. And denying you, and your loved ones the life saving medical care you needed. All just so they can make more huge immoral profits for them-selves off of your suffering...

Posted by: JackSmith1 | April 6, 2008 7:09 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 6, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Anne, please, Google Obama + anything! There's REAL news out there!

Posted by: brigittepj | April 6, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

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