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Clinton: Ask Me!

"If you're looking for a typical commercial, switch the channel," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a new ad that will hit the airwaves in North Carolina on Friday.

During the 60-second spot Clinton outlines problems and issues that voters in the Tarheel state have brought to her attention... and she asks them to tell her more.

The campaign has set up the Web site NCAskme.com to encourage North Carolina voters to send in questions. The senator said she will respond to them "on TV."

In the beginning of her campaign, Clinton aired "HillCast's" on YouTube as well. It was a similar effort to use video as a way to engage voters and educate them on her positions. After a while the HillCasts stopped...but here's one just for old times' sake, called

HillCast: Energy

-- Emily Freifeld

By washingtonpost.com |  April 3, 2008; 1:52 PM ET Hillary Rodham Clinton
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It looks like the people who create Hillary's web pages haven't been paid and are taking their revenge. Check out the picture on the "ask me" site -- makes her look sort of like a cross between a Chinese wise man and the village idiot. I left a message warning her -- wonder if she'll ever get it.

Posted by: paul mccarthy | April 3, 2008 3:10 PM

Hillary is a loser. Period. Her own ego is a bag of bricks she needs to stop carrying. For the sake of the party and her reputation (crazy lady, fruit loops) she needs to endorse Barack Obama. This is not even a debate. She lost. If she steals the nomination, she will have only pulled it off by disenfranchising voters and delegates, arm twisting superdelegates and spitting on democracy.

Posted by: oneworld67352 | April 3, 2008 3:26 PM

Though he has virtually no record, Obama feels comfortable comparing himself to great leaders like Kennedy and Lincoln. He is a classic example of "faking it until you make it." The American people aren't blind. We are tired of the empty rhetoric. It is time for him to leave the race.

Posted by: Tom | April 3, 2008 3:49 PM

Am just loving this! Realistically, the dem race is over. But, I love the fact that you loosers cant even help yourselves from tearing each other apart. All i can say is that 28% of Clinton supporters is all we need to knock you simple heads out. Few months ago, I wasn't sure we could ever have this kindda opportunity. Am sure no republican did. But, thank you dems. Now, we are BACK!

Posted by: Oh Yeah!!! | April 3, 2008 4:00 PM


Posted by: AMAR | April 3, 2008 4:01 PM

I have always said dems are WEAK! This GE is definitely going to prove that I am right. Actually I think, that 28% is an underestimation. Am yet to meet or hear any Clinton supporter that says they would vote for Obama. Keep it up. We are enjoying this!!! Oh yeah!!!

Posted by: Oh Yeah!!! | April 3, 2008 4:15 PM

Tom: John Kennedy was 43 when elected and Barack will be 48 when elected.

That's five more years of experience for Barack. Not taking anything away from President Kennedy who was a very popular, exceptionally intelligent, well spoken, and published president who galvanized the country to look beyond themselves.

Doesn't sound like Barack at all does it. I'm sure Barack faked his books, schooling, time in office and his speech in Philadelphia concerning race. Of course asking students to invest in america as did President Kennedy would be plagerized rhetoric according to your take on Obama. Well- look on the bright side - you'll have another chance in 2012 - oops - make that 2016.

Posted by: ObamaSupporter | April 3, 2008 4:17 PM

Wow, nice to see english isn't a requirement for posting on this blog. Any-whoo. Hillary's picture is great. Can't wait to see the one she takes on her inauguration day. He he. Nice touch Hillary with the ask me page, I'm sure it will get a lot of traffic.

Obama is the classic passive-aggressive. Make snooty comments to demean his opponents in an effort to make himself look stronger. Problem is that other passive-aggressives, i.e. me, recognize it for what it is. It's just what the media and all the other P.A's want to hear which explains his appeal.

Count me in the rising % of Hillary supporters that will take a close look at McCain if Obama wins the nomination. He's a classic politician and that's really unappealing.

His good-ole boy attempt backfired with that abysmal bowling score of 37. OMG, are you f'ing kidding me? At least Bush Jr. owned a cowboy hat that helped his good-ole boy image. Sad really.

Posted by: DavidO | April 3, 2008 4:21 PM

I wonder if the Republican hacks that post on these boards are doing it because there are so few McCain stories that all they can do is post form messages on every board? Hmm, boredom does strange things.

Posted by: DavidO | April 3, 2008 4:23 PM

Seems like Hillary think people are stupid. Notice how she put emphasis on the word "typical"? Subliminal propogander. Her mind games are pathetic. I use to like her... wanted her for President. But now I know she is out to use people for her own satisfaction. How sad to see her so out of touch with common people. This is a new time in history and she is trying to set us back forty years. To try to inflame the minds of whites against a black is just pure evil. God help her and I pray God will forgive her. She nolonger have my vote.

Posted by: Ann | April 3, 2008 4:23 PM

I actually applaud Hillary's for doing something mildly innovative this time, rather than going negative as usual. I hope she gets a good spot in Obama's cabinet.

Posted by: Monkey Kong | April 3, 2008 4:24 PM

You know, it is so very sad that so many of the Sen. Obama suporters, so often show thier immaturity and lack of experience in participating in the electorial primaries.
Blogging is not a place for venting these
unfortunate personallity traits. It is rather an opportunity to seriously discuss
which canadate has the credentials to more
fully address the national issues. This
behavior and language has the appearance of trying to push others into your way of
thinking. These efforts only Spoil the true effective uses to blogging with others. These aforementioned individuals
have to remember, that Sen.Obama himself
would NEVER condone this behavior. It is no wonder so many young initiates seem to
attach themselves to his seemingly all
accepting ways. It is time to Take a deep breath, sit quietly, and be SURE you have discovered ALL that is necessary to be aware of, BEFORE you have to Vote.

Posted by: Helen E. Rollman | April 3, 2008 4:27 PM

The dem race is over! And guess what folks, the GE is over. Just add a quarter of hillary supporters to that of us, and Johnny boy is in the House!

Posted by: Oh Yeah!!! | April 3, 2008 4:51 PM

So Bilary has still not disclosed her tax returns? I was going to vote for her but the lack of transparancy is a strong sign that there is something to hide - not a good sign. Is there anything else? Also, a brand new word in the English language 'mis-speak', replacing 'lie' sounds a little bit like 'I never had sexual relations with THAT woman'. I wonder if she has imagined anything else besides snipers. A scary lady.
By the way, how come she wasn't pushing Bill on health care, the environment and DOING SOMETHING about all the sad stories she must have heard during those eight years when she claims to have had so much experience? Perhaps she's just playing politics, doing and saying ANYTHING to get back into power. Like I said - scary.

Posted by: Michael | April 3, 2008 4:56 PM

Hillary was on the board of directors for many years-up until 1992. Wal-Mart sued and won a $470,000 judgement against one of their former employess permanently disabled by a Tractor-Trailer hitting her broadside.
Hillary chose to be on that Board - she has been associated with Wal-Mart for years. So, is she guilty by association for the terrible inhumane actions of the senior management and legal counsel for Walmart?
No - of course not. But people want to say Obama is guilty because he chose the Church he goes to and the Pastor made some offensive remarks - so Obama must think the same thing. Give us a break people.
Does this have any affect on your paycheck or job security. Does any of the mudslinging help you pay college tuition? Are the deceptive political tactics helping you feel more secure in your own home? Of course not-so lets ingore the cheap shots and focus on who will have the best judgement in these most difficult days of our Nation. Obama has been better organized and has run a better campaign than Clinton. He has faced and answered the toughest questions. He was AGAINST THE WAR IN IRAQ!!. He is best qualified to lead this country from Day One!!
He understands the roots of the problems we face and wants to dig in and change the mindset that has caused so much destruction and cost in lives and resources for the last 7 years. He will be the one who can give this country back to the people - and unite us to solve problems - not create more. He is more intelligent, authentic, and capable than any of the candidates. He will crush McCain in the general election! Nobody wants Bush's Father back in office - why would they want McCain. It must be said-McCain is way past his prime and his mental capabilites are biologically proven to be less than a man 24 years younger.
That should be one of the slogans - What a difference 24 years can make.
We should have elected McCain 8 years ago-but the Bush machine had more juice and reputation for bending over for the special interests. They have had 8 years of feasting off the Bush/Cheney war Board.
Hopefully - they will take a break and just go away and spend their ill-gotten gains.

Posted by: Wal-Mart Board of Directors | April 3, 2008 5:01 PM

The Republican party would love to see Huessein get the nomination. They know they would have a better chance of pulling off a Rep. win against Obama. Why you askl? Because he is a liar Mr. Law PROF. WHICH IS A LIE., BECAUSE HE HAS NOT SAID ONE SOLID THING HE WOULD DO THAT HAS NOT BEEN DONE IN THE YEARS THE DEMS WERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE. hE IS A fRAUD OF THE FIRST ORDER AND THE GOP KNOWS IT ONLY TOO WELL . HE (oBAMA) HAS THE SMARTS THAT ALL HOODLEMS HAVE. STREET TALK AND BRAVADO THE -- NOTHING!!!

Posted by: lynn parker | April 3, 2008 5:09 PM

To Lynn Parker - it is so sad,honey, to see such hate come from a woman - or are you a guy with a woman's name? LOL
To call Senator Obama a hoodlem is beyond ignorance. Do us a favor and create an original thought before you post.
By the way - the latest National Polls - recognized by your candidate show 66% of democrats believe Obama will beat McCain and only 26% believe Clinton can beat McCain. The rest don't know how to answer a poll-lol.

Posted by: Oprah | April 3, 2008 5:20 PM

richardson and Casey made a big mistake and should be men enough to admit it. This Obama is a Con man and Casey sure got a slap in the frace about partial abortions.

Richardson made a statement that the Muslin doesn't have enough experience to be President of this country. Now Richardson is letting his people down

As for the idiot who made the comment about Video cameraman not getting paid. What the hell is it his business. I hope he gets paid, that is if this joker holds a job at all

Posted by: LYNN PARKER | April 3, 2008 5:24 PM

To Michael - thank you for consolidating just a few of the reasons we cannot trust Hillary.
Hillary does not qualify to be a vice-president, either. She is a carpetbagger of the XTREME kind.
No doubt she is smart - but where did she lose her moral compass?
She and Bubba obviously believe the ends justify the means - oops - or is that George W ? Sounds like the three of them went to the same class of tyranny 101.

Posted by: Oprah II | April 3, 2008 5:27 PM

I've got some questions, Senator Clinton:

Does it really take this long to try and scrub your tax returns? At what stage in your 35 years of experience did you become a pathological liar?

Posted by: DVS | April 3, 2008 5:34 PM

North Carolinians:

Don't forget to ask why the Clintons haven't released any taxes since 2000 or any records of the donations to President Clinton's library.

This is not just finger-pointing; there are potential conflicts of interest that could affect our national security.

Look at it this way: if there's nothing incriminating, why not show us so we can rest assured?

Posted by: KayTee | April 3, 2008 5:42 PM

You said you was going to see that Americans has jobs. If it was not for your husband and the Dem Party we would have jobs. Is this not true? Did Bill push for NAFA? Which took our jobs to Forgien shores??? When he was debating against Pero? I am a Democrate sorry to say. Why do all politions lie and never do what they say they are going to do. Is it because the Congress has to vote and if you do not have a Democtric Senate you are just blowing hot air?

Posted by: Jo Ann | April 3, 2008 6:17 PM

If you were President would you have the backbone to cut all the pork from our tax base? You get enough salary for the little that you actually do. Would you also ask for a bill to let the people decide whether any of you should get a raise each year, as non of you do anything but fight with the opposite party members?It is time you only got paid for doing the job well. Lobbiests need to be eliminated. Medical adds need to be removed from our TV's. There is a natural cure for cancer. Would you stop giving the Big Pharma companies validations to push pills that are doing more harm than good for the sake of their giving you big bucks to turn your head the other way?

Posted by: BABosco | April 3, 2008 6:25 PM


Large numbers of Republicans have been voting for Barack Obama in the DEMOCRATIC primaries, and caucuses. 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, and comfort for all. She is a woman, and a mother. And it's time America. Do this for your-self, 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-self.

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. 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 2 and 3 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.

Posted by: THINK | April 3, 2008 6:47 PM

Yet. Another change of strategy for Sen. Clinton. Will it work? We'll see. This kind of strategy would have been fantastic for her right after the crying scene in New Hampshire. Anyway, It was about time to stop the personal attacks and promote dialogue among and with the people, instead of promoting hate among Democrats.

P. S. I find it funny when people suggest that Sen Obama should leave the race. When have we seen the frontrunner stepping down? Ironic, isn't it?

Posted by: WOB | April 3, 2008 7:55 PM

All the people above are correct about one thing. Lots of clinton supporters will be voting Republican this year especially if Obama gets the nom. Us voters who voted in the first primaries didn't know what we know now and we can't get our votes back. 28% it will be more like 50% more repulicans this year :)

Posted by: jen | April 3, 2008 10:57 PM

The Obama supporters should be nervous. Obama got more votes from Republicans and Independents than Democrats. In Nov those votes are going mostly to McCain. The Hillary supporters have had to put up with constant media bashing, along with sexism and race baiting. They may not vote for Obama either because this has been a very undemocratic and unfair primary process. Keep bashing the Clintons and you will give McCain the win!

Posted by: A Typical White Person | April 4, 2008 12:44 AM

To me it really boils down to who is in the white house not what. The who which scares me is the BILL Clinton. The Clintons did party with the Reverend. Although Obama hasn't partied with the Clintons.
The what is opportunity for americans to be united by something which is earned by the peoples choice. The idea no matter what, I have to put a Clinton back in office revolts my insides.
Odd how Hillary tells all us white voters about values. Even the values of morality over this Reverend Wright issue. Maybe the Rev. Wright is wrong. However Hillary when was your husband right? Hillary your Bill is the equal if not worse. Is Bill Clinton something we whites are proud of? The idea of Bill walking around the white house is the God honest truth reason I won't vote for you. It's because of your lying husband who looked me in the face and all America and bald faced lied. Then recently the nerve to accuses the New Mexico Gov. of lying and deceit. You poor Clintons. We the educated aspect of America, don't trust the Clintons. Did all you guys forget about Jennifer Flowers and that other gal and then Monica Lewinski. Also white water scandle. Impeachment?
I might have given Hillary my vote if she would have divorced that wanna be seed spreader pretending to be president.

This is my question: Hillary would you want to be president bad enough, to divorce this Bill Clinton like you want Obama to divorce his minister? Is being the president that important that you would do the will of the people and prohibited Bill from ever entering the white house front door? How Hillary can you stop this man talking like you are just a subordinate wife? You sure didn't show America leadership during his insane behavior over sex in the office? What about my grand kids interns in the white house walking around? Are they safe from Bill? God I hate even saying the name Bill.

Posted by: georgejon malboeuf | April 4, 2008 12:45 AM



Posted by: GEORGEJON MALBOEUF | April 4, 2008 12:50 AM

Good stuff Hillary! You are obviously the best. All we get from Obama is speeches and rhetoric and rap plus unconvincingly stories whenever he is caught. If Dems nominate an unaccomplished rapper over an accomplished woman then they certainly deserve the certain defeat that awaits at the hands of the Republicans. Why do I know that the superdelegates will save their party from certain defeat by not choosing Obama? Let's wait and see.

Posted by: Tola | April 4, 2008 10:21 AM

This is the same underhanded trick she tried once before. She gets people to email questions in , then uses there email address to beg for money.

Posted by: James,Oregon | April 4, 2008 2:20 PM

President Kennedy was groomed for Presidency and was raised with government Obama wasn't. But in actuality the Republicans fear Hillary that is why the republicans are running to vote in the caucuses for Obama. They don't want J. Mc Cain to have to face Hillary in the nationals. The Republicans have more of a chance of winning if Obama is the candidate and it is already been said that if Obama is the nominee Republicans will be back in the White House.

Posted by: Vedac | April 4, 2008 3:36 PM

mine is a question.if someone is disabled from a stroke and cannot work why do they take away their medicaid? they cannot work to get insurance,and just because they are getting a little too much disability which in my opinion is not enough to live on they make too much to get health assisstance.the system needs a good look over.that law is not any help to the disabled.

Posted by: janice gross | April 4, 2008 11:06 PM

I love it when Obamaovarians attack Hillary supporters; this way I will not feel as guilty along with almost 30% of Hillary supporters when we vote for MCCAIN; if Obama Whama wins the nomination. You would think they would be smarter then that. However, it shows they are pretty stupid. Lets see who laughs last. Ha!Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

I guess that are not as sleazy as Obama Whama. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Posted by: LindaGR | April 4, 2008 11:16 PM

And you freaking Republicans better be careful what you say; you do not want us to turn against McCain because of your idiotic comments!! Guess what you will have if Hillary supporters decide to vote for Obama. Most likeliy 8 years of Obama since people tend to vote twice for the President in times of war. Because he is going to keep us in war. Most likely in Iraq; Against Israel; Pakistan; Russia etc...

Posted by: Anonymous | April 4, 2008 11:30 PM

To Jo Ann:

NAFTA has nothing to do with jobs sent to Asian countries. NAFTA only involves free trade with Canada and Mexico. I am from Texas and had worked for the employment agency and this is the reason I can give you a little history. Trade has been going on since the 80's when Ronald Reagan was in office. Steel jobs and thousands of other jobs were sent to asian countries for cheaper labor. When China imports to us we have to pay billions of dollars in taxes. However when it involves Canada and Mexico it is much less. Furthermore, we export/sell more to Mexico and Canada than we buy from them. Meaning the U.S. is making the most money in this process. Additionally, the only jobs we lost to Mexico were jobs that we were getting ready to get sent to Asian countries. Additionally,most of the jobs that Ohio and other states have lost were to Texas due to its cheap labor. Minimum wages in the state of Texas is still $3.35 per hr. The only weakness NAFTA has is that Mexico and Canada may not be taking Safety precautions. And if you notice on the last Debate between Obama and Clinton this is what they brought up. They never said they were going to get rid of NAFTA entirely. If we get rid of NAFTA it will greatly hurt our economy in many states. Bottom line they (Canada & Mexico) buy more from us than we buy from them. And we have gained 1.5 million jobs in Texas because of NAFTA.

Posted by: Lindagr | April 4, 2008 11:51 PM

Republicans, wise up. 81% of Americans in the latest survey believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. How will you defend that, Republicans? The winds of change are upon us, and as long as the Democrats don't screw it up, Obama and the Democrats will take over. You only have to blame Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney for their secretive stubborn ideological presidency.

Posted by: Independent Middle-aged White man | April 5, 2008 9:02 PM

It seems that no matter how you look at it the democratic vote is going to take the majority of the publicity with the constant back and forth between the nominees. The only way that McCain will be able to gain enough publicity to pull him through in the end is if he somehow has a scandal during the presidential race. Unfortunately too many people are looking besides the point of what each candidate for the dem. nomination can do and are concentrating purely on who the runner is themselves. There seems to be a huge rift between either side and if one side wins against the other the loser will stick to his guns and vote for McCain.

Posted by: middle ground voter | April 23, 2008 3:55 PM

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