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Clinton, sounding alarm about economy, says, "I feel like Paulette Revere."

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At a press conference in Burbank, Calif., Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Thursday called herself "Paulette Revere," sounding the alarm on the economy.

"Senator Obama has been very timid and unenthusiastic with doing anything with the economy, and I have consistently said what needed" Clinton said. ".....I feel like Paulette Revere, the recession is coming, the recession is coming and at some point, maybe somebody will actually do something about it.”

(Lynn Sweet in Chicago)

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Clinton is the ONLY candidate left standing whom we KNOW can do something about the coming economic storm. The fact that Obama doesn't want to let Michigan re-vote says a LOT. Note what Bill Clinton said yesterday about this very issue:
"They're telling you, 'Oh don't worry, this doesn't matter, and it's OK if we disenfranchise Michigan and Florida, we got this deal under control. You guys just be quiet and go away,'" Bill Clinton said. "Let me tell you something. I've been in politics a long time. People don't tell you your votes don't count unless they do."
He was a GREAT president. Obama has downplayed Hilary's knowledge and 'experience' but the fact is she observed more about the running of the country and the economy in 8 years than he has YET to READ about such things.
NEVER FORGET that the targeting of Clinton by those who wanted to UNDO the two elections which put him in the oval office was orchestrated by people who did not and do not have the best interests of the middle class OF ALL COLORS, RELIGIONS, ETC in this great country of ours.
Obama is running on an elitist, racist assumption that only a person with a particular background can have the best interest of the less well-heeled among us at heart.
His 'wins' are not real. This is not a 'real' election--the primary season. But it has served to educate people. And the votes in Michigan and Florida would be real and RELEVANT to the Democratic party vote come the fall.
I don't much like this 'silly season' of the April primary. It's dealing with matters that are very very serious indeed.
So, wipe the silly grins off our faces--candidates and news media and let's start talking about how we're going to retool our railroads to ship food and necessities to EVERYBODY in the coming energy crisis.
Instead of amassing people to do community organizing, Obama should spend his 40 million dollars worth of (yes, corporate) donations to educate people on how to grow their own food, plan a meal system around what's available locally, retool our transit and energy systems to survive.
Maybe the kids will read rolling stone--http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/7203633/the_long_emergency

When Hillary speaks on the issues, that's when the rhetoric of the other candidates looks childish. That's when those many years of experience, her deep focus on the issues, her vast knowledge and wisdom become apparent. It's like a light suddenly emerges amidst the vague and murky rhetoric of Obama and McCain. It's sad that sexism is such a force for cutting off her message. If more people could hear what she is saying, the choice would be simple.

Hillary for President in '08!

Hillary is Paulette Revere all right but we all already know we are in a market correction. The economy has cyles up and down. But, if either Senator Clinton or Obama are elected President they will raise all our taxes by some $2.4 trillion dollars which will put us in a Depression. It's our money folks don't let tax and spend liberal socialists steal it from us. We stand to lose some $3300 annually according to Freedom Watch.

Clinton is the only candidate who can help the economy? Are you talking about the candidate that BANKRUPTED her own campaign (she owes $8 million excluding the $5 million she had to loan herself, Obama owes $650,000, McCain $4 million
), the candidate who small businesses around the country, are complaining about because tey haven't been paid, the candidate who owed Aetna $229,000 in months overdue premiums for the HEALTH INSURANCE of her WORKERS?

Is that the person you think is best qualified to fix the economy?

Jerry White, you are exactly right on the economy. You are an intelligent man, must be the first name.

Julie--either this is your first season reading about a political campaign or you are intentionally trying to state irrelevant information. Hilary's campaign coffers at this point have NOTHING to do with the general election--how people will vote (not caucus under intimidation of bosses, national and local media) in PRIVATE in the fall.
Also--what was wrong with the Clinton era---the peace or the prosperity?
I know people living in Rezko renovated properties in Former Il Rep Obama's district had problems, but overall....

SHE DIDN'T LOOK VERY SMART TODAY IN MEMPHIS. AT LEAST SHE IS
CONSISTENT!

Clinton didn't look smart in Memphis? In what way? Her outfit?

I read an article on another website about how Clinton told another really big 'lie'. On reading other versions of the story on other sites, I have concluded what when someone tells her a tale of hardship, and that person does not all the facts straight, she is labeled a liar and everyone runs with that. What a shame that she is being discredited in this way. The fact is maybe the pregnant woman's story isn't quite accurate, but the situation is sadly true for other people. I have worked in the medical profession for almost 30 years and have seen and heard of many cases of uninsured and under insured not getting required medical care in a timely fashion resulting in disastrous results. Let's not stand in the way of finding a solution to this frightful problem by labeling Clinton a liar over nitpicking details.

THE PROBLEM IS IF YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT, TELL THE STORY EXACTLY
LIKE IT HAPPENED OR DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!
SHE IS GETTING PANICKY OVER THIS ELECTION, AND SHE REMINDS ME OF
GEORGE BUSH, AND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION THEORY!
SOMETIMES IN LIFE ONE MUST ACCEPT DEFEAT, AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT
PHASE OF THEIR LIFE, IN HER CASE SHE NEEDS TO GET A LIFE!
BOTTOM LINE, LEAVE WELL ENOUGHT ALONE!
OBAMA IS THE RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB, NOT HILLARY, NOT MCCAIN!
KEEP YOUR HEAD TO THE SKY!

Please note: Because of this so-called recession, we now are at 5.1% unemployment....But didn't Clinton leave office when the unemployment was 5.2%?

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