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Hillary shows her depth of knowledge and her understanding of the facts. She shows her leadership qualities and how she will make a great Commander-in-Chief when she becomes President of the United States. We need a drastic change in policy regarding our involvement in the Middle East and Hillary is prepared to make those changes.

I'm sure Susan you could go the full hog and find a banner for Hillary to top your page!

Hillary shows depth of knowledge and facts?? oh Please see The Truth - Hillary always does reading everything from a prepared script, which will come from an advisor, even her questions were scripted as shown above, and it was delivered with no personality. Anyone reading this could go in and read from a script and perhaps do it even better.

This is a serious problem with Hillary and if you have seen her on the campaign trail with her speeches, she uses SCRIPTS! that was why she was able to deliver the UNTRUTH STORY over and over again of the 35 year old woman and her unborn baby that died because she did not have health care! when she DUD - A Disgrace! both to Hillary R Clinton and her Script Writers!

I am increasingly dismayed at the tenor of the Barack Obama supporters on this blog, and others toward those expressing fact-based opinions of support for the campaign of Hilary Clinton.
It is something worth studying, I believe.
I don't know if this is reflected in the news media's relatively more favorable treatment of Obama versus Clinton, or in the Op Ed diatribes male and conservative female writers are inflicting upon Clinton.
But I would not be surprised.
It would be the sign of a campaign and supporters who are TRULY interested in 'unity' if the nasty comments could be curtailed. This is particularly important, since the campaign staffers and supporters must certainly recognize the far better treatment, the 'benefit of doubt' that Obama, the junior national figure receives compared to Clinton, the senior national figure.
Hilary's Bosnia 'problems' are easily explained, and yet this is discussed in the most inflammatory terms (i.e. the use of 'lie' or 'lying'). Hilary's off the cuff anecdote about the woman having problems getting health care is similary spoken of in the most inflammatory terms, even though it's actually a fairly accurate account of what occured.
Obama has been given largely a free ride by the news media on a number of issues:
*apparent double standards regarding negative or stereotypical terms concerning women's roles versus possibly racist utterings;
*red herring cries of 'she's a warmonger' toward Clinton when Obama himself has an identical record of support for Iraq funding resolutions, and, had he been at the national level, would have possibly NEEDED to vote for the war (not that it mattered anyway given the votes in the Senate);
*lackluster and rambling performance yesterday with Gen'l Petreus versus Clinton's masterful, economic, concise and statesmanlike questions. Hilary truly and gently either BOXED THE WARMONGERS INTO THE CORNER over the issue of bringing Congress in on any possible peace pact or allowed good public servants a chance to do the same to the illegitimate Bush Administration.
Where Hilary deserves our criticism is the lack of a ground game to police the voting that has already taken place in the primary. There are reports of not necessarily chicanery but youthful over-exuberance in some of the primary votes.
The lack of media attention to these issues is yet another sign of the bias against Hilary Clinton's campaign.
If Obama ends up being the candidate, this media treatment will be remembered by the Republicans who cynically voted him 'up the ticket' and will work against the Democratic party's seemingly stellar chances of taking back the White House (and Congress with it) from the people who stole the futures from wee common folks.
While I appreciate the sentiment in the latest Obama campaign ad that he truly wants our children to have all the benefits his kids have--most of us know that's just not going to happen.
We do have a ruling class in this country. And both Barack and Hilary are part of it. And always will be. To tell us otherwise, by refusing to release 30 years of tax returns, or all the earmarks, or to label earmarks in a confusing manner is something which seems very condescending to those paying attention to it right now.
And, while many are not paying attention right now--they will in the Fall.
That is why we need to support a candidate who has learned or already knew how to survive the buffeting received due to who they are or what they have done.
And it is clear, at least to me--that candidate right now is Hilary Clinton. With the help of the Clintons--in eight years--I believe that person will be Barack Obama.
Peace.

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