Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hillary Clinton: Her Slipperyness Part 4

It appears a new strategy is underway by Hillary Clinton, Her Slipperyness, to milk any and all sympathy "women" may be feeling towards her when she was treated basically like just "one of the boys," during the NBC sponsored debate among candidates vying for the Democrat Party nomination for President this week.

Seriously, as a woman, she should not be treated any differently during the debates than anyone else. If for instance, Barack Obama had been in the lead for the past months, poll-wise, he'd likely have gotten a lot of jabs from the other candidates on his own positions where he was equivocating. Same for Dennis Kuchinich who himself was not clear when asked whether he'd seen a UFO.

The man even made a joke of a serious question. Are the debates revealing character?

Absolutely. We'll continue to call Hillary Clinton Her Slipperyness until such time as she makes known her plan for dealing with the illegal alien crisis in this country.

As she is unlikely to do so any time soon, the series will continue probably into the six figures. Keep checking back...

Net the Truth Online
Campaign call reveals Clinton debate concern
By Sam Youngman
November 01, 2007
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) top advisers, doing damage control after the candidate’s debate performance Tuesday, told supporters on a conference call Wednesday that the campaign needed more money to fight back.

Mark Penn, Clinton’s senior strategist and pollster, and Jonathan Mantz, the campaign’s finance director, told the supporters on the call, which The Hill listened to in its entirety, that they expect attacks from Clinton’s rivals to continue, and she will need the financial resources to deflect their attacks.

Clinton came under withering assault in the Philadelphia debate, and some supporters on the call agreed with analysts that she stumbled.

“I wouldn’t say she lost her cool,” one caller said. “But I would say she lost her footing.”

The caller addded that Clinton’s response to questions about records from her time in the White House that have been sealed by the National Archives “made me roll my eyes.”

The criticisms followed Penn’s assertion that Clinton was “unflappable.” He also said criticisms from Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) would backfire and that he was already “detecting some backlash,” particularly among female voters.

Those female voters are saying, “Sen. Clinton needs our support now more than ever if we’re going to see this six-on-one to try to bring her down,” Penn told those on the campaign call.

He, Mantz and several supporters hinted repeatedly on the call that Clinton was unfairly targeted by Tim Russert, debate moderator and host of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“Russert made it appear that President Clinton had done something new or unusual,” Penn said, before adding that it “is, in fact, an extremely confusing situation … I think there will be further clarification.”

“I hope so,” a female caller responded. “To me, it was the most uncomfortable part of the debate.”

Penn turned again to Russert. “The other candidates were asked questions like, ‘Is there life in outer space?’ ”

The object of the call, and a follow-up breakfast Thursday morning with campaign chairman and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Terry McAuliffe, was apparently to stop whatever bleeding the senator might have sustained during a debate in which Clinton wore a bull’s-eye on her back throughout the evening.

Penn and Mantz said “a new phase” in the campaign had begun with about 65 days to go before the Iowa caucuses. They expect Obama and Edwards to go “negative on TV, and we’re going to need the resources to fight that front.”

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