Comments on: Did Clinton convince supporters to back Obama? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jersey http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371624 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:27:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371624 Just out of pure curiosity to the libertarian who was going to vote Clinton…

…isn’t a candidate who aggressively supports universal healthcare basically the opposite of a libertarian’s ideal president?

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By: Kombo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371623 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 20:56:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371623 Lame Grace, Hillie was pouring acid on Obama during the primaries. Her of the negative ads, gimme a break on the delusional ‘Hillary-as-victim’ faux narrative. Bolox

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By: Diane http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371622 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 20:49:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371622 Mrs. Clinton is not quitting. The message is written in stone. “Keep going.” It takes no reach at all to conclude that the HRC supporters at the convention, in the country, understand that they are not beaten, not second best, not good losers, not cowed or tainted or forgotten. “Keep going.” And how does this work practically? Wait out the Obama phenomenon, stand back and let the second best man lose in November, and then begin again for 2012. Before Mrs. Clinton finished her speech, it was everywhere that while she would attend the Nuremberg rally of a celebration at Invesco for the candidate’s words of change on Thursday, President Clinton would depart Denver earlier in the day. Back on the trail for the next Clinton presidency, when Chelsea Clinton will get the opportunity to vote for her mother for president at the final poll.

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/

Vote McCain

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By: jose http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371618 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 20:13:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371618 I am not a US citizen. In my country we don’t suffer a president but a prime minister. This means the personality of the candidate plays a very minor role compared to the policies of the party it represents.
I don’t conceive of people who vote for someone because they like him. I couldn’t care less how nice you are, Mr(s) candidate, just get the job done :)

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By: gbarbs http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371614 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:46:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371614 Well said Jose.

Everything that Hillary stands for is out of the Republican agenda by miles apart.

Pure hate, and bitterness. It is just deplorable, sad.

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By: j.nice http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371613 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:45:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371613 1. hillary really gave a great speech and would be a great president.

2. hillary ‘supporters’ who will vote mccain need to open their minds and listen to what their own candidate is saying. further, those like john fiveash above are who will vote mccain because they “can’t” vote for hillary need to realize that they can of course vote for hillary anyway. simply write in her name if you are really that dedicated to her cause. at least that way you can say you voted your conscience.

3. those who argue that the nomination process was fixed and that obama is merely the choice of party insiders have things EXACTLY BACKWARDS. hillary was the inside candidate and the one backed by the big wheels in the party. obama came out of left field riding an unprecedented wave of grassroot support that no one saw coming.

4. those who continue to argue that hillary should be the candidate because she won the ‘popular vote’ are confused. this has not been an election. it is a nominating process. there was no popular vote.

5. people like ‘joe smith’, who posted above, claim that obama is a muslim and that he will somehow seek to convert this country to islam. those claims are worse than false. they are malicious and perverse and those spreading them probably know them to be false. the willingness to spew that kind of garbage only shows them to be hacks who are not interested in the truth or in any form of serious debate.

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By: Jerry http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371612 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:29:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371612 Everyone has a theory about why some HRC supporters aren’t backing Obama. But the truth is that some people vote for personalities instead of on issues. For them, I can see that in some ways McCaiveman’s personality and approach to governing would be closer to HRC’s than Obama’s. By this I mean no disrespect. It’s simply a fact that Obama’s approach will be to work within the framework of the constitution, which he knows so well, while the others will continue the dominance of the presidency. There are examples as well, but you probably get my point. For those supporters who supported HRC because they liked HER but not for her specific goals, then McCaiveman is a better choice for them. But, as she said last night, for those who were backing her for her goals, Obama is clearly a better choice. This shouldn’t worry Obama, because he’ll pick up support from the independent voters who would not have voted for Hillary.

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By: Adrian Southworth http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371610 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:28:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371610 Many of us who are Clinton supporters are voting for McCain and nothing the Clintons’ or Obama can say will change our minds. This is not about Dem and Rep or about being bitter that Hil lost the nomination. It is strictly about voting for whom we feel will best lead this country. I am a libertarian by the way.

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By: greijing2008dotcom http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371609 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:26:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371609 I heard just the sound bites on NPR this morning. Didn’t convinced me. I’m onto McCain just for kicks.

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By: jose http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-371608 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:22:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/26/did-clinton-convince-supporters-to-back-obama/#comment-371608 I just can’t understand how anybody supporting Hillary would vote for Mc Cain, it’s like spitting into everything Hillary has worked for. Obama is infinitely closer to Hillary’s policies.

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