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If the latest post Iowa poll is to believed, (and I have bad news for the Clintonistas, it’s from Rasmussen- the best pollsters there are) Hillary Clinton is done. Stick a fork in her, turn out the lights etc…. etc….. etc…..
The latest poll from Rasmussen Reports shows that Obama has surged to a 10 point lead over Hillary in the granite state. If Hillary gets owned in NH like she did in Iowa, it’s just over and that is all there is to it.
This is both extremely bad news and extremely good news for Republicans (and, as a consequence, America).
I was begging, in fact praying, that Hillary would be the nominee. There is no more hated, polarizing figure in politics and most of America would have crawled for miles over broken glass to vote against her.
Obama is far more affable, far more charismatic and (most importantly) far more unknown.
Obama will be an infinitely harder opponent to beat than Hillary. I still think we will do it, but it will not be easy.
There is no more hated, polarizing figure in politics and most of America would have crawled for miles over broken glass to vote against her. That apparently includes Democrats in Iowa and New Hampshire. This proves that the Clintons have left such a nasty stain on American history that even their own party now hates them.
Despite the fact that it may not be the best thing for Republicans, there is something utterly delicious about such a total and humiliating repudiation of Hillary and, by extension, Bill.
The Clintons, as a political force, are dead if Hillary loses New Hampshire.
They won’t be missed. I assure you.
Don Surber seems to think that Czarina is tired and old. Jamie Wearing Fool says she looks pathetic as she panders door-to-door. I am just sick and tired of her Leninistic and Stalinistic idiocy and she still represents a Clear and Present Danger to this country. I place her in the same category as Medea (Susan) Benjamin.
HILLARY FALTERING… DAMN IT!
Republicans – hoping to run against the smartest woman in America – are sitting on pins and needles as Obama makes big strides
Jimmy Z – The panic and tension in the Hillary campaign is unquestionable. Democrats by and large are skeptical now about her candidacy. Liberals want to win the White House. They do not want to run with Hillary if Hillary can’t win.
Oprah Winfrey’s embracing and endorsing of Barack Obama was in the news literally all weekend long (never mind that Rush Limbaugh’s appearance in Washington State drew more people than the largest Oprah/Obama fiasco). Obama is on a roll.
But does Obama have the legs to take the prize? We don’t think so. The Obama team cannot possibly out maneuver Clinton, Inc., can they?
Barack also lacks any real experience in national politics. In the long run this is going to cause him some real trouble. As the major primaries roll up, Hillary is likely to take over and come on strong.
We sure hope so. What Obama has shown is that although he doesn’t have the stamina and team to pull it off, Hillary is obviously not invincible. And if someone is going to knock her out, we want it to be a Republican candidate.
Hillary, whose apparent zero is Kerry, is more often than not for something until she decides she was actually undecided about being against that which once was neither for or against.
Which, is better than what?
And, where is Hillary? Ever since she internationally embarrassed herself at the most recent “debate”, if, you can call it that, her Toy Boy Billy has been her voice. Is this how her alleged Presidency going to be? Is this what America needs or, more bluntly, wants? Will Hillary, at the first sign of a whoopsie, call for Billy? Perish the thought.
Over at Political Grind, they have this to say:
[…] For the first time in a long time, Mrs. Clinton finds herself under intense scrutiny from her opponents and the mainstream media. Are they “piling on”? Of course. Is it fair? This is a query unworthy of an answer; it is merely what it is. Welcome to the race to be president of the United States, Mrs. Clinton.
A much more pertinent side question: what took so long for the genuine media scrutiny?
For some reason, Hillary Clinton enjoyed extraordinarily positive press coverage for the last eight years. Why? I have no satisfying explanation. Had the left-leaning mainstream media been cultivating and protecting a favored candidate? Not likely. This hypothesis is deliciously inviting, but it seems far too facile and “breathtakingly” conspiratorial. Perhaps the media felt genuine sympathy for the famously humiliated wife of the most celebrated philandering husband in all of American history? Or perhaps the media believed that they went too far during impeachment, and they owed the Clintons a “pay-back call” or two. Maybe. […]
From an outsider looking in, I see the media’s “turn” on Hillary as wild animals turning on the wounded member of the pack. Just an observation based upon nearly 53 years on this planet. All in all, most of the Lame Stream sides with Hillary but the occasional barb is indicative of vultures waiting for their prey to actually die off before they dine.
At Lightning Fingers’ place at Wake Up America: Panic In Hillaryville
[…] Rasmussen again showed that she was hemorrhaging points in NH…in September 18th, she held a 23 point lead, October 27th, that lead dropped to 16 points and November 7th, that lead dropped to 10 points.
That is a 13 point drop since September 18th, 2007.
Worse news, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that heads up against Giuliani, Hillary only enjoys a 1 point lead.
USA/Gallup shows married men do not favor Hillary.
Zogby shows trouble for Hillary in Iowa.
This next Rasmussen poll is no big surprise, since it is Texas, but added with everything else, my question yesterday about whether Hillary Clinton is losing that “shoe in” status becomes more relevant. […]
Don Surber has a knack for the obvious to those wide awake…unlike the Leftinistra. As our readers should quickly realize, we call out the inconsistencies of the Leftinistra on a regular basis. I dare say that 99.9% of them will NEVER accept responsibility for their own actions if the outcome is a negative. There is always someone else to blame or something else.
[…] So the big news from Planet Clinton is that Bill is cavalierly accepting the blame for the failure of Hillarycare in 1994.
The New York Times quoted him as saying: “You know how much she cares about this. She has taken the rap for some of the problems we had with health care the last time that were far more my fault than hers.”
And indeed, the headline on an Oct. 3, 1994, story via NYT News Service said: “First lady takes blame for health care demise.”
Except for the part where she did not say that. Mrs. Clintonâ€™s construct was that she was to blame for failing to make you people (mouth breathers that you are) understand the genius of her perfect plan.
Reported the Times in 1994: â€œBut the most frustrating failure she acknowledges is not getting the country to understand that the plan the Clintons offered a year ago was an opening offer, ‘constructed to be deconstructed.’ Instead of being a basis for negotiations, she said, ‘it was described as an ultimatum by our opponents and therefore used to undermine the process of reaching agreement.'”
Got that? The VMWC (vast medical wing conspiracy) did her in, preventing her from bestowing upon the dumb masses the wisdom of her perfect plan. […]
Case closed. Or, as my partners here at ANO would say, checkmate.
So, we have determined that at the first sign of actually having to admit to something that could go wrong for Hillary, she calls on others to fall on her own sword, lest she get harmed, and then blame game then ensues and when the dust settles, she will emerge and say something akin to, ‘What?’
And what of her Porkness? Ed Morrisey chimes in on that:
Guess which presidential candidate has the temerity to talk fiscal responsibility while outstripping the other candidates in pork-barrel spending? It turns out the Woodstock museum was only the headline act in a long concert of earmarking for Hillary Clinton. Not only does she lead the Senate delegation in this cycle’s presidential race, but despite her junior status, she earmarked more than five times more money than her nearest competitor: […]
Again, we ask, is this what America needs? A spendthrift Socialist? No, Hillary. America cannot afford you and your 1,000,000 “things America cannot afford”.
[…] Ahhhhh, the Clintons. You can always count on them for some kind of dishonorable conduct. […]
Two new reputable polls of New Hampshire Democratic Primary voters will show statistically significant drops in support for frontrtunner Hillary Clinton, Democrats who have seen those polls said today.
The polls will be released this weekend and are embargoed; though I’m not privy to the embargo agreement, I’ll be a little vague out of respect for the polling organizations.
One of the polls shows that the gap between Clinton and Barack Obama narrowed by more than 10 points. Her biggest decline was seen among older voters.
The other shows Clinton’s lead over Obama reduced by approximately 9 points.
John Edwards remains at about 15 percent in both.
And, there are reports that Hillary leads Rudy by 1 point now. In cases such as this, I consider Bad News for Hillary to be Good News. I so hope that Hillary is the nominee for the DNC. The GOP may not be able to take back the Senate but the GOP sure does have a good shot at taking back the House and WILL retain the White House.
Bring it on, Hillary.
Jonathan Singer / MyDD: Ambinder: Two New Polls Show Race Tightening in NH
The Budding Leninist, Czarina, the Modern American Progressive, is a Clear and Present Danger to the very survival of Traditional America. Traditional America is under attack by these budding Leninists, calling themselves “Progressives”. If one carefully examines the mantra of said same, one will see that which they prattle and yammer upon is Socialism with a smattering of Communism, disguised as “progressive”.
What are these “progressives” progressing towards? No one on “their” side of the aisle, whichever that side might be, has explained their talking dulls satisfactorily, have they? Does anyone even know? I have performed a scientific study and I do believe that our team has discovered the ailment causing the sickness that “progressivism” is. It is kind of scary and without further ado, we provide a CT Scan of a “progressive’ we found wondering aimlessly around SE Texas, incoherent, inaudible and in dire need of a rubber room.
And there you have it. We call it Hillaroncasinseptocacka. Like the Sci Fi Borg technology, the human brain was injected with this nanoprobes and this victim of this tragic attack fought the assimilation to their ultimate peril. It deteriorated the thought process to the point that the victim actually drowned in its own drivel. The recorded dying words were, “Bush did it”.
The nanoprobes disintegrated immediately following death.
As the Czarina expresses her feigned caring drivel towards our troops, we are reminded how our troops think of her. As for her sexual inclinations, I really don’t care but the rumor is still out there and I am with Don…it is just a rumor at this point and it really should be left well enough alone.
With her woes in Iowa making the road ahead indeed troublesome, her paperwork is being held hostage someplace and is due to be released but the delay-game is “Rather” irksome. I would rather see these documents that are sure to pin-point her qualifications to be CIC…without them, what is her justification?
The Dema Sutra positions of the Budding Leninist, as intriguing and hard to track and keep up with are “Rather” typical of a liar, charlatan and someone with something to hide, I find her inability to maintain eye contact all too revealing.
Her ever “evolving” and “progressive” (whatever that means) pseudonyms for whatever position she takes with whatever the prevailing winds are at the time, is always so evasive and unclear to the minds of the intellectually sound. With the continuing scandals surfacing, I find it interesting that she even shows herself in the public eye. The Clinton machine pathway is littered with the bodies of those that know the Real Deal.
What should serve as an adequate wake-up call to the American People is being shunted to ground and her supporters include terrorists and their moppets.
Carl Rove says she can be beat but the road to defeat for the Czarina would be an easier path if her drones would wake-up to smell the coffee and to call into question her patriotism or better yet, ask the question as to what she is actually patriotic towards.
There is a bit of buzz around the blogosphere about a couple recent surveys/polls and while they make for interesting reading and debate, politics can and usually does turn on a dime, so it is all taken with a grain of salt.
With that said, lets take a look.
Florida: Democrat vs Republican
In a potential match up between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, Giuliani wins at 50-43 percent.
Republican Rudy Giuliani, shown here campaigning yesterday at the NASCAR Nextel Cup Ford 400 race in Homestead, is the most popular presidential candidate in Florida, with 57 percent of voters willing to consider voting for him, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll.
In a potential matchup with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Giuliani wins 50-43 percent. Republicans Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney also beat her, although their wins are within the margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.
Clinton is the only candidate, Democrat or Republican, with higher unfavorable than favorable ratings; 45 percent of voters have an unfavorable opinion of her, while 38 percent have a favorable opinion.
Back in August I asked if the DNC stripping Florida of all its delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, because Florida moved up its presidential primary to January 29, would hand Florida to the Republicans, and in this MiamiHerald.com article, I may have gotten my answer.
The boycott of Florida by the Democratic candidates over the state’s renegade early primary could come back to haunt the party, according to the poll. Statewide, 26% of independent voters and 33% of undecided voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who shunned Florida before the Jan. 29 primary.
Iowa: Democrat vs Democrat
According to the the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll (PDF file), Sen. Barack Obama beats Sen. Hillary Clinton 2-1 as the most honest and trustworthy candidate. She has less support in Iowa than nationally in trust to handle a variety of specific issues. Obama now runs evenly with her on the topic of Iraq. And she’s third in Iowa among men.
Most Democratic likely voters in Iowa, 55 percent, say they’re more interested in a “new direction and new ideas” than in strength and experience, compared with 49 percent in July — a help to Obama, who holds a substantial lead among “new direction” voters.
New Hampshire: Republican vs Republican
In the Republican race in another critical state, meanwhile, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gained ground in a CNN/WMUR New Hampshire Presidential Primary Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire.
The poll’s analysis, released Monday afternoon, said Romney’s gain has been “mostly at the expense of Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson.” While Romney “appears strong on domestic issues, foreign policy may be a potential Achilles heel in the coming weeks,” the analysis says.
Polls change, surveys change, people rise and fall fast in politics, especially after some major gaffe where a politicians sticks their foot into their mouth publicly, or a scandal hits, so I fully expect these numbers to continue to fluctuate.
What this does tell us though is that Hillary Clinton has a very high unfavorable rating, she is not seen to be upfront nor honest and married men seem not to like her at all, which can only help the other Democratic contenders as the vie for the Democratic nomination.
Hillary Clinton, her team and many others, myself included, thought she would be inevitable for the Democratic nomination, but recent gaffes, flip flopping over the illegal aliens driver’s licenses issue, not once but 6 times, her campaign being caught planting questions and audiences as well as the campaign finance scandals that have plagued her going all the way back to her Senate campaign all are starting to factor in and she has lost that assumed “inevitability”.
All in all, the horse race just got a bit more interesting.
We already know and have discussed the fact that Hillary Clinton isn’t inevitable to win the Democratic nomination and the battle of “electability” has begun in earnest between her and Barack Obama.
Clinton about Obama:
Hillary Clinton’s attack on his qualifications. Making an economic speech in Knoxville, Iowa, earlier that day, the New York senator had touted her own know-how, saying that “there is one job we can’t afford on-the-job training for — that’s the job of our next president.” Her aides confirmed that she was referring to Obama.
Obama about Clinton:
Pressed to respond, Obama offered a zinger feathered with amused disdain: “My understanding was that she wasn’t Treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, so I don’t know exactly what experiences she’s claiming.”
Everybody laughed, including Obama.
The fact of the matter is neither one of them have enough experience to run a country.
Hillary is a panderer that cannot commit to one stance and goes where ever the polls tell her to whether it is a good idea or bad and Barack thinks that living in a foreign country when he was a child gives him some hint about how foreign policy should be handled.
Both are laughable.
Maureen Dowd points out that the only areas where Hillary does have experience in were dismal failures when she was in the White House:
Her Democratic rivals had meekly gone along, accepting her self-portrait as a former co-president who gets to take credit for everything important Bill Clinton did in the ’90s. But she was not elected or appointed to a position that needed Senate confirmation. And the part of the Clinton administration that worked best — the economy, stupid — was run by Robert Rubin. Hillary did not show good judgment in her areas of influence — the legal fiefdom, health care and running oppo-campaigns against Bill’s galpals.
The Clinton campaign in Iowa is in a panic. Obama has been closing the gap with women and her ginning up of gender has lost her male votes. Speaking around Iowa this week, Obama made the point that his exotic upbringing, family in Kenya and years as an outsider allow him to see the world with more understanding, and helped form his judgment about resisting the Iraq war.
IBD points out something else that Hillary’s so called experience would translate into:
Yet government spending is clearly what Hillary’s White House job experience would translate into.
Time indicates that the recent polls showing Obama taking the lead from Clinton are not the only indicators that his “surge” in Iowa is real:
It’s significant then that Obama’s message seems to be catching on among the notoriously pragmatic Iowans. By 55% to 33%, Iowans—who will take part in a Jan. 3 caucus that will be the first test for Democratic presidential candidates—said they favored “new direction and new ideas” over “strength and experience,” a new Washington Post/ABC poll found. In July the ratio was 49% to 39%. After trailing Clinton in the state most of the year, Obama now leads by 4 points, and he has eliminated her advantage among women voters and older voters. He is also dead even with her when voters are asked whom they trust more to handle the economy, Social Security and the war in Iraq.
The fact is Hillary has quite a bit of baggage as well as past scandals, recent fumbles on simple questions and has been caught planting questions in her audiences so she doesn’t have to address anything and give a direct answer that isn’t pre-scripted.
Immigration is also going to play a big part after the Democratic and Republicans parties pick their nominee for the 2008 elections and whether it is Obama or Clinton, both have shown they are very weak on that issue and the GOP will have a solid platform to stand on against them.
Hillary showed her weakness in the Democratic debate where she was for Spitezer’s plan to give illegal aliens a driver’s license, then changed her mind and claimed she didn’t support it (within 3 minutes), then over the following two weeks, flip flopped 4 more times until Spitzer shelved the idea and then she came out against it firmly.
Barack Obama, as shown in the time piece, linked above, is just as weak on illegal immigration by making statements like this:
By the time Obama moves on to immigration (“These are people who are trying to make a living. I understand they broke the law. But let me tell you something: if the minimum wage in Canada was $100 an hour …”)
The Republicans heard Americans loud and clear with the Immigration reform debacle not long ago and have stated that they heard, they understood and they will now work to enforce the laws, secure our borders and deal with those issues before attempting to reform and create new laws.
The Democrats will never understand that message because they depend on illegals fraudulently obtaining voters registrations and voting for them because they are on the side of amnesty. That is the only reason that Democratic politicians fight so hard about having to have an ID to be able to vote.
Hillary encourages the illegal immigrants to sneak into the country and Barack excuses them.
Both of them will suffer for those stances in 2008.
Neither one has the experience in Foreign policy and they are both on th wrong side of the illegal immigrant issue.
They also have both pinned their hopes on Iraq failing and since it is now seeing very public progress, they can try to ignore it as much as they wnt,but the Republicans that backed the surge and the new strategies would be very smart to make sure the public remembered who fougth the hardest for victory and who fought for failure and voted for defeat.
Taxes we can discuss another day, because everyone knows which party would raise their taxes and which party would keep tax cuts in place.
On every issue of importance, neither Hillary nor Barack have the experience to handle our great country.
Paul vs Clinton, the court case being heard in the LA Superior Court, is explained in two videos over at YouTube, it explains the case against Hillary and remember the whole time you watch these, that Hillary tried to deny that she even knew Peter Paul while omitting all contributions from him from her FEC filings.
First video here.
Second video here.
The viral frenzy surrounding the “rough cut” trailer for the documentary “Hillary Uncensored” continues. The trailer has been Google’s top-ranked video since October 8, and has been seen more than 3 million times online.
It is not often a politicians is captured on tape conducting their illegal activities.
My parents use to tell me, “Your sins are sure to find you out.”
I guess Hillary was never taught that.
Someone once said that never before has a presidential aspirant been elected to the Presidency of The United States when their approval ratings are overshadowed by their disapproval ratings.
Now, we see that Hillary’s approval ratings are at 50% nationwide and her disapproval ratings are at 50%. Gee. Why then, is she still going? Could it be that she has the gift of gab?
Also, now we have a video that the Lame Stream Media will not air. The link was sent to me from one of my readers and I thank Mike M for it. The video is quite long for a video…about 13 minutes…odd that, isn’t it? 13? Curious.
We have Hillary exposing her surveillance hypocrisies and in the GOP Debate this evening, Huckabee said that Hillary, if she took her lips off of the backsides of Soros, she might be able to get some fresh air.
In the last DNC Debate, Hillary and all of the other sponges of Soros fundings, told their trolls and blind followers that the troops would be in Iraq until at least 2013 and just last week, Hillary the Fraud told some folks that when she is elected she will pull the troops out immediately. Do we really need a psychopath in the White House?
I think it would be just swell if the DNC Candidates kept on doing what they are doing. That drop into the Abyss of Obscurity will be all the more sweeter.