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Clinton Ad: 'Trapdoor'

Peter Hauck

In a new ad aimed at middle-class voters, Hillary Clinton says "we have to change course on the economy." (Translation: More government programs for y'all.)

Sound Bite: "The Bush economy is like a trapdoor. Too many families are one pink slip, one missed mortgage payment, one medical diagnosis away from falling through and losing everything."

By Ed O'Keefe |  October 19, 2007; 10:18 AM ET Ad Watch , Hillary Rodham Clinton
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What's with the kneejerk editorializing? Little asides which "translate" one party's statements into the other party's talking points is petty and disgusting.

Posted by: Ben | October 19, 2007 1:12 PM

This is a great ad-

I agree the editorializing by Peter Hauck really adds nothing to the discussion. The backbone of our nations economy is still the middle class and we need to do something to guarentee that they don't fall through that trap door. Hillary's health care plan is a major step to do that.

Posted by: peterdc | October 19, 2007 4:29 PM

Bush is running again?

Posted by: CMC | October 19, 2007 5:18 PM


The LA Times is reporting on another major trapdoor on this campaign, and the Washington Post is getting scooped again.

How did all those poor people give $1,000 donations to Hillary Clinton?

Posted by: Matt Sutton | October 19, 2007 7:28 PM

The media would do well to start telling the American people to look at the donors and the special advisors behind the candidates in this race to see where their true heart is http://www.enewsreference.com

Posted by: eNews Reference | October 20, 2007 12:07 AM

Mr. Hauck should keep any remarks to critiques of the ads, not editorializing about the message. It's quite obvious that we do need to change course on the economy, in Bush's economy only the fortunate few have prospered. As far as CMC's comment about whether Bush was running again, none of the leading GOP candidates offer anything but more of the same Bush policies.

Posted by: A.D. | October 20, 2007 8:07 AM

Why is the washington post just promoting Hillary's ad?

This isn't news. This is advertising.

Posted by: julie | October 20, 2007 2:18 PM

mr Hauck comments is very misleading
because if there ever been a Trap
the bush and his administration is the very
essence of entrapment, and false statement's
what he said about Hillary is the very
thing that is happening to the middle class
as I write,you just don't get any worse than this administration and the Republican party.

Posted by: starry99eyes2003@yahoo.com | October 20, 2007 4:04 PM

Hillary could never get 60 Senate votes for anything. She's running a good campaign but this country would be headed for some serious buyer's remorse if we elect her...

Posted by: Larry from Purdue | October 20, 2007 9:46 PM

Get ready for the first woman president in the history of the US..We Couldn't have picked a better one.

Good times are just around the corner

Posted by: mike | October 21, 2007 9:29 AM

why is it that people have a tendency to
speak harshly about some one they know
nothing about.Hillary not only have credential for Leadership, but presided over
this nation, with her husband being one of
the greatest president of all time in my
book. if those people could see beyound his
Zipper,they would know the same thing, so stop
with the silly comments it serve our nation
no justice!

Posted by: starry99eyes2003@yahoo.com | October 22, 2007 8:17 PM

Americans -- wake up. Hillary Clinton is not electable. She will not get enough votes in the primary or general election.
The polls in her favor are mostly rigged by her croonies.

And besides that what has she ever accomplished that has truly helped Americans? Think about it.

Hillary Clinton has the blood of our soldiers and the Iraq dead on her hands for signing on to the Iraq invasion.

The main stream media has it all wrong! Barack Obama is winning the race for the Presidency.


1. He has raised more money so far than any other Presidential candidate in history.

2. He is bringing in huge crowds. Just yesterday 9,500 people were rooting him on in Boston! His crowds are larger than all the other candidates.

3. He has the largest and most organized grassroots campaign.

4. He has the broadest range of supporters among all the candidates. He is loved by Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and people of all races and ages!

5. His supporters are extremely loyal and dedicated to making sure he is elected.

Also, the media and those so called polls have it all wrong about Blacks. Most Blacks ARE supporting Barack Obama.

Check out this Black web site: BlackVoices.Aol.com, go to:
http://www.blackvoices.aol.com and click on the link that says Obama Watch, look for the political poll to your right. Check out the results. 75% want Barack Obama to be President.

I am a Black female and I support Barack Obama -- never Hillary Clinton -- that would be a travesty if I did.

Please consider voting for Brack Obama -- check out his web site at:


Posted by: AndreaT1 | October 24, 2007 6:50 PM

Quess who is behind the trapdoor? Hilary!!! and if she becomes president she will not open it because she is a fraud and a liar.

Hilary said she has got experience from her eight years in the white, so quess what? so is the white house chef.

The only thing you were responsible for was on health care and you failed. why should we give you another chance?. This is not a try and error position. we need somebody who knows what they are doing because we are in a critical position in our country's history.

Don't we have another name or person to be our president. really l am bored with Bush/Clinton. you had your chance and you made use of it, why want more? greed and power?

Hilary l do not want you to be the nominee or president. someone else other than you.

"Barack Obama for change you can believe in"

Posted by: Julie | October 25, 2007 10:56 AM


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