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tlr online
21-01-07, 08:30
New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday launched a long- anticipated 2008 presidential campaign that could make her the first female president in the nation's history and the only former first lady to follow her husband in the White House.

"I'm in, and I'm in to win," Clinton said on her campaign website. She spent the day at her Washington home making calls to supporters, donors and friends.

Her announcement was deliberately timed to coincide with President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night, campaign advisers said, so she can draw a contrast with the administration's record and help focus attention on the office of the presidency.

Their hope, they said, is to establish Clinton as the candidate best prepared to become the first Democrat in the White House since Bush succeeded Bill Clinton six years ago.

"The stakes will be high when America chooses a new president in 2008," she said in a statement posted on her website along with a video announcement. "As a senator, I will spend two years doing everything in my power to limit the damage George W. Bush can do. But only a new president will be able to undo Bush's mistakes and restore our hope and optimism."

According to a nationwide Washington Post-ABC News poll completed Friday night, Clinton begins the long campaign as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, which will culminate with the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August 2008. The poll showed her the favorite of 41 percent of Democrats, more than double the support of any of her potential rivals.

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who established his exploratory committee last week, has generated enormous interest and attention, putting the Clinton camp on notice. The poll put him in second place among Democrats at 17 percent, but his support has not increased over the past month as he has moved toward a formal candidacy.

The poll, conducted by phone Tuesday through Friday, of 561 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents and 344 Republicans and Republican- leaning independents had an overall margin of error of 3 percentage points.

www.denverpost.com

laracroft2122
21-01-07, 09:05
Yes, I know. I read it last night :)

scion05
21-01-07, 10:16
Awww I thought she was gonna run :p

Draco
21-01-07, 10:28
I had hoped she wouldn't run or that a stronger Democrat would emerge, but I knew she would be the one.

I'll be voting Republican, I'm certain.

Legends
21-01-07, 11:25
This is great! I believe she'll be an excellent president! :)

bett
21-01-07, 18:16
I had hoped she wouldn't run or that a stronger Democrat would emerge, but I knew she would be the one.

I'll be voting Republican, I'm certain.

amen

Bullethail
21-01-07, 18:18
Ohhhh no. :hea: We're all doomed... *sob*

Geck-o-Lizard
21-01-07, 18:29
Good luck to her.

xMiSsCrOfTx
21-01-07, 19:16
Oh no. :(

AmericanAssassin
21-01-07, 19:30
Go Hillary! The Democratic Party is on the rise and I'm loving it! :D

Melonie Tomb Raider
21-01-07, 19:37
Well I know who I won't be voting for.... :whi:

Olvidarse
21-01-07, 19:48
Oprah for '08!

Everyone who votes for her gets a free Pontiac, with tax.

Melonie Tomb Raider
21-01-07, 19:49
LOL!! :vlol:

dbot
21-01-07, 21:52
if i vote, it wont be for her. I admit i know nothing about her politics, but she did spend a lot of tax payer money to "research the effects of violent video games on children", which had been done many many times before, never producing any hard evidence. I thought it had "career move" written all over it.


If rudy guiliani runs, I'd vote for him, probably. I'll put more attention into it when it gets closer. I'm no political strategist, but it does seem like the republican party is going to have to run someone like Jack Bauer or Optimus Prime to salvage themselves....bush isnt doing very well these days.

It'll be really interesting to see how the US deals with a serious female candidate. A lot of people are going to vote for her because shes a woman, probably...but then a lot of people wont for the exact same reason. Ahh democracy.

mau3genius
21-01-07, 22:03
Nice! At least after making another bad decision in the presidential elections, the US will remember that at that time they actually had someone descent to choose, 8 years and 2 wars later :p
Kidding :D
I say, Good for her :tmb: I like her :p

wantafanta
21-01-07, 23:34
I had hoped she wouldn't run or that a stronger Democrat would emerge, but I knew she would be the one.

I'll be voting Republican, I'm certain.

Why not? They've done such a terrific job up to now! BTW, how's that Iraq thing comin' along? (rolls eyes)

SSJ6Wolf
22-01-07, 01:44
This will be the first presedential election I can vote in. :jmp: I'm very interested about how the Democrats are going to handle their primaries. Clinton has some good thoughts about Iraq, although I must admit her other policies elude me at the moment. And Obama...no one seems to know much about him.

Unfortunatly, Iraq will drown out the other issues. :( (both in the campaigns and in the money :p )

domina
22-01-07, 01:52
The Democrats would be fools to give Clinton their nomination; she's too dividing even in her own party (much like Bush). A lot of people like her, but a lot of people hate her, too. For the Democrats' sake, I hope they can pull out some better potential candidates.

Mr.Burns
22-01-07, 01:56
The Democrats would be fools to give Clinton their nomination; she's too dividing even in her own party (much like Bush). A lot of people like her, but a lot of people hate her, too. For the Democrats' sake, I hope they can pull out some better potential candidates.

Unfortunately, I doubt they'll get anyone else unless Gore runs again (not likely). Obama in a few years would stand a chance but he's too green IMO. It'll be either Rudy or McCain for me.

AmericanAssassin
22-01-07, 02:00
If I have to deal with another idiot like Bush, I'll die!!! Hillary has brains, so I'll vote for her!!!

domina
22-01-07, 02:00
Unfortunately, I doubt they'll get anyone else unless Gore runs again (not likely). Obama in a few years would stand a chance but he's too green IMO. It'll be either Rudy or McCain for me.

I agree on Obama. He's got the potential, for sure, but I think he's going to suffer a similar fate to Edwards being too young and inexperienced (or at least perceived as such by the general public and media).

Draco
22-01-07, 06:56
Why not? They've done such a terrific job up to now! BTW, how's that Iraq thing comin' along? (rolls eyes)

We are not losing in Iraq, we are losing here at home...just like Vietnam.

buffytabor
22-01-07, 20:14
I am rooting for Hil. I think she would be a great president.