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Hillary’s Negatives

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Back when I was so much younger then, a Hillary supporter, I knew there was a lot of, well, anti-Hillary people out there.  She wasn’t like any other Democrat.  Nobody said or wrote many really negative things about Edwards or Biden or Obama or Richardson, . . . but Hillary!  It was weird, I didn’t get it, so i began asking people what it was they didn’t like about her.

And it’s funny, cuz i started this thinking, “Okay, these are the obsticles (‘negatives’) we have to erase in order for her to win.”  So, . . . That didn’t work out too well.  But i did come up with this really neat list!

It’s a merge from, i dunno, a hundred different people/sources:

—  calculating, air of dishonesty, phony, inauthentic, fake, don’t trust her;

—  conniving, manipulative, “political” in the worst sense;

—  she exudes an air of entitlement, being “anointed” the Dem front-runner, she’s privileged and deserves to be crowned;

—  that if she’s elected she’ll not only keep the negative polarization of Washington steaming, she’s probably just make the atmosphere worse;

— that she doesn’t play by the rules, and/or plays dirty;

—  don’t like the idea of the Clinton-Bush stranglehold on the presidency for 28 years;

—  that she “rolled over for Bush & his cronies” – that she wasn’t really a Democrat – she gave in to the Right too much;

— her shrill voice, and cackling laugh – it’s AMAZING how many different people have said this to me – probably a third or more of all respondents mentioned it;

—  she’s in the pocket of big business;

—  takes tons of medical industry lobbyists money while claiming to be fighting them;

—  she doesn’t REALLY have any experience;

—  she only has stature or fame because of being married to Bill – doesn’t deserve where she is;

—  “the boys are picking on me” line after the debates;

—  the “Cry-baby for President” t-shirts;

—  not leaving Bill after Monica (compromised ethics & power-hungry to stay with him);

—  simply by being a “Clinton” which is just a dirty word to many Republicans (and independents, and now even many Democrats).

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You can read this and 50 other Political Adventure Tales like it in my 2020 book Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy — Adventures in Politics — 1980–2020.


For one of the most historic events in American history — check out my Obama Inauguration Adventures.

For how Woodstock promoter Michael Lang used my reports in his book — check out how Obama’s Inauguration was like Woodstock.

For an account of the most jubilant night in the history of New York — check the Election Night 2008 Adventure

For a night in New York that started out just as joyous — check out the Election Night 2004 Adventure.

For the kind of creations that got us across the historic finish line — check out my poem and video for Where Wayward Jekylls Hyde.

For an on-the-campaign-trail adventure — check out the physical altercation I was in the middle of with Al Franken at a Howard Dean rally in ’04.

For my tribute to a great political reporter — check out my Tim Russert tribute.

For a full listing of great reporters and news sources — check out my Political Sources Primer.

For how well these sources work — check out my 2012 election predictions.

… or here’s the 2008 projections — in both, I’m over 98% correct.  😉



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