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    Default Is Hillary Clinton trying to run as John McCain's VP?

    From Americablog:

    "I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002," Clinton says.

    From DailyKos:
    Rachel Maddow:

    "This is what you say if you want to be McCain's choice for Vice President. It is not what you say if you are running for the Democratic nomination."

    Keith Olbermann:

    "Unbelievable."
    Hillary's Repeated Endorsements of McCain over Obama

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    Wow - looks like Elyse spent her morning finding anti Hillary stories.....

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    Oh well. I'm anti all of them; I think they're a big pile of used up DB's. It's always good to know what everybody is working with.

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    I'm writing in Ron Paul. They all disgust me.

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    I think she is just trying to say she has more experience/qualifications and it might be easier for her to take on McCain in a general election

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    Why in the hell would she do that for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycgirly101 View Post
    I think she is just trying to say she has more experience/qualifications and it might be easier for her to take on McCain in a general election
    Exactly, it was a dig at Obama, not an endorsement of McCain's qualifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    Exactly, it was a dig at Obama, not an endorsement of McCain's qualifications.
    Of course it was, if she wanted to be McCain's VP, she would have put him first in her statement. She was remarking that She has many years of experience, McC has many years of experience, Obama not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycgirly101 View Post
    I think she is just trying to say she has more experience/qualifications and it might be easier for her to take on McCain in a general election
    I still find it strange that Hillary feels she has more experience and qualifications than Obama when he's held political office longer than she has, and he was more qualified to be a senator than she was. Being First Lady doesn't count as experience. If it did, then Chelsea Clinton could run someday since she was the First Daughter.

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    I would say being First Lady is invaluable experience, and is considered such in most countries. By your own admission, Hillary wasn't exactly sitting around knitting, she was actively involved. She's no Laura Bush for heaven's sakes! She's played with the big boys for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    I would say being First Lady is invaluable experience, and is considered such in most countries. By your own admission, Hillary wasn't exactly sitting around knitting, she was actively involved. She's no Laura Bush for heaven's sakes! She's played with the big boys for a long time.
    Being First Lady DOES NOT qualify as experience when running for senator or president. First Lady is not a political appointment or a cabinet level position. Whoever is married to the president becomes First Lady.

    And, yeah, Hillary wasn't sitting around knitting and she tried to tackle healthcare, and failed miserably at it, since she had no background or qualifications to be tackling it, in the first place. And that's why being First Lady doesn't offer you any invaluable experience to hold public office.

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    *sighs* I think I'm just going to agree to disagree with you on that one, but as far as the healthcare issue, she's far from the only person who's been unsuccessful against some powerful lobby groups (think insurance companies) and Repugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    *sighs* I think I'm just going to agree to disagree with you on that one, but as far as the healthcare issue, she's far from the only person who's been unsuccessful against some powerful lobby groups (think insurance companies) and Repugs.
    We can agree to disagree. And, true, many have tried and failed with healthcare. But the difference is those other people who went up against the Republicans and insurance companies actually had some background and experience in the healthcare field, so they knew what they were talking about. All Hillary says is 'universal healthcare' and thinks people are just going bow down and agree, even though she has no idea how to accomplish it.

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