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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:47 PM
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Poll question: What do your independent and Democratic friends think about HRC's presidential aspirations?
I am always blown away by the fact that she leads so many primary polls, but I don't personally know a single person who is enthusiastic about her. Am I the only one who has this experience?

So what do your progressive independent and Democratic friends think about HRC's presidential aspirations?
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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:51 PM
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1. I don't see the bile directed her way on DU and DKos
The Republicans I know hate her and genuinely fear her.

The independents I know are split, some being open-minded about her, others holding a negative reaction. (That said, most of the independents I know grew up in Republican-leaning households even they themselves lean Dem in their votes.)

The Democrats I know respect her and would vote for her in a presidential election but aren't very enthusiastic. They seem a lot more interested in other candidates and have concerns over her electability and a sense of fatigue and a desire for a newer face.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:56 PM
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2. I don't know anyone who wants her to run. I don't, either.
I want her to wait until 2012, or preferably 2016.
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:03 PM
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4. She is 60 right now. How much longer should she wait???
Pin head will be 72 in 2008. Do you want an old dummy to be president???
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:24 PM
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8. As I said, until 2012 or 2016.
I thought I mentioned that.

But if she runs now, and gets the nomination, I'll gladly vote for her.
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:02 PM
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3. Why folks think all women will vote for her is beyond me. ( see WP). I have real "feminist" roots
but don't think she's good for our country. Too divisive. I hate her stand on Iraq. She's too arrogant to even admit her original vote for the war was a mistake. Why does she think she has to ruin Howard Dean to make it? Her own judgment over the years is certainly questionable.

As much as I dream of having a woman for President, she's not it. Obviously, if she wins the nomination, I'll work hard for her, but I'm hoping she doesn't.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/20/AR2007012001612.html

Far From a Hindrance, Gender Could Be Key for Clinton
Most Voters Are Women, and Most Women Favor Her
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:08 PM
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6. Excellent post.
I second that, but you said it better than I ever could.

:hi:
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:06 PM
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5. Most of the women I know are excited...
Some are conserv and others liberal, but most just love the idea of a woman president. We mostly agree on this: A tough strong woman could do no worse than the men who have ran this country into it's current state.
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:13 PM
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7. I have 5 women
working for me and 4 of them love her. The fifth one hates her but is a Republican and keeps her mouth shut. All the men I know, regardless of political leanings, dislike her. Personally I am neutral but I do not think she would have a prayer in the general election.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:17 PM
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9. I have one friend who wants her to run,
just because she is a woman. I would love to see a woman president in my lifetime however I won't vote for any woman just to see that happen. Her stand on issues, not her gender, will be the deciding factor.

I will vote for Hillary if she is the nominee but she isn't in my top three picks.

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:21 PM
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10. Just about as 'enthusiastic' as they are about celebrating Christmas 2008.
:eyes: As an independent, I'm far more interested in the damage being done today and continuing withour abatement, despite all the hoolah about the election just passed.

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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:27 PM
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11. My wife is as enthusiastic about it as she is about a dinner of fried potato bugs.
Most of my progressive friends haves expressed similar or less enthusiasm.
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