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    January 07, 2008

    Will Hillary drop out?

    Posted by: Chris

    Ph2007122501200 UPDATE: At the end of the post.

    That's what anonymous "campaign insiders" are telling Drudge Report:

    Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race? And when?!

    "She can't take multiple double-digit losses in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada," laments one top campaign insider to the DRUDGE REPORT. "If she gets too badly embarrassed, it will really harm her. She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged with back-to-back-to-back defeats."

    Sounds mostly like wishful thinking by Matt Drudge, an apparent closet case who built his career trashing the Clintons. If the story proves true, I'll bet Drudge will miss having Hillary to kick around anymore.

    (The above photo, by the AP's Jim Driscoll, was made famous by Drudge, who has posted it repeatedly for obvious reasons.)

    UPDATE: The stress of non-stop campaigning and her dramatic reversal of fortune took their toll on Hillary today, as she became emotional explaining to a small group of New Hampshire voters about how tough the process has been. She was not, as the Wall Street Journal reported, "crying softly," but she did tear up and her voice was breaking.

    She even had me going about her personal passion for the work ahead until she lapsed into attack mode…

    "But some of us are right and some of us are wrong. Some of us are ready, and some of us are not. Some of us know what we will do on Day One, and some of us really haven't thought that through enough."

    That kind of divisive, overstated and even arrogant rhetoric just undoes everything she says before. Perhaps she felt the need to get tough at the end of her response because tears from a presidential candidate -- especially a woman -- will make headlines. But it was counterproductive nonetheless.

    ABC has the video.



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    1. Will on Jan 7, 2008 6:33:53 PM:

      Obama is an academic and speaks mostly in abstractions, while the Clintons have an actually governing record that I want to see continued. Bill and Hillary are the best wonks around and the most qualified to discuss policy on the national stage. I didn't hear Obama's great speach, but I'd bet my well pruned hedges that is was full of empty rhetoric. Journalists and young people are total dingbats to fall for that stuff. Now especially, when we need the best people in office, it will be a tragegy if we loose the Clintons.

    1. Monster Beats Sale on Nov 26, 2011 4:27:35 AM:

      Now especially, when we need the best people in office, it will be a tragegy if we loose the Clintons.

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