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Why are the Clintons so popular in the black community?

Re: Why are the Clintons so popular in the black community?
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2007, 12:54:00 PM »
I have heard a lot of people in the community say that they "just don't think Obama is ready yet" which is why they are supporting Clinton.  This always gets me because Clinton has only been in the Senate 4 years longer than Obama.  When it comes to elected office, Obama has had more experience than Clinton.  He was in the Illinois legislature for seven years, bringing his total elected experience up to ten years compared to seven for Clinton.  If she wants to count her time as First Lady then she needs to explicitly say so and explain what she did policy wise that was so admirable.  Of course there is her health care reform proposal, but that failed and contributed to the Democrats losing Congress and being relegated to minority status in the House for over a decade.

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Re: Why are the Clintons so popular in the black community?
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2007, 02:08:36 PM »
I have heard a lot of people in the community say that they "just don't think Obama is ready yet" which is why they are supporting Clinton.  This always gets me because Clinton has only been in the Senate 4 years longer than Obama.  When it comes to elected office, Obama has had more experience than Clinton.  He was in the Illinois legislature for seven years, bringing his total elected experience up to ten years compared to seven for Clinton.  If she wants to count her time as First Lady then she needs to explicitly say so and explain what she did policy wise that was so admirable.  Of course there is her health care reform proposal, but that failed and contributed to the Democrats losing Congress and being relegated to minority status in the House for over a decade.

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Re: Why are the Clintons so popular in the black community?
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2007, 02:26:45 PM »
I have heard a lot of people in the community say that they "just don't think Obama is ready yet" which is why they are supporting Clinton.  This always gets me because Clinton has only been in the Senate 4 years longer than Obama.  When it comes to elected office, Obama has had more experience than Clinton.  He was in the Illinois legislature for seven years, bringing his total elected experience up to ten years compared to seven for Clinton.  If she wants to count her time as First Lady then she needs to explicitly say so and explain what she did policy wise that was so admirable.  Of course there is her health care reform proposal, but that failed and contributed to the Democrats losing Congress and being relegated to minority status in the House for over a decade.

Yes, I completely agree with this. People who think experience is the main issue need to be supporting one of the second-tier candidates. This election is about who offers the best vision and values to help build one America. ;D

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Re: Why are the Clintons so popular in the black community?
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2007, 02:42:57 PM »
In all honesty, Bill Richardson probably has some of the best credentials but has little chance at winning the primary.

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Re: Why are the Clintons so popular in the black community?
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2007, 05:53:04 PM »
I have heard a lot of people in the community say that they "just don't think Obama is ready yet" which is why they are supporting Clinton.  This always gets me because Clinton has only been in the Senate 4 years longer than Obama.  When it comes to elected office, Obama has had more experience than Clinton.  He was in the Illinois legislature for seven years, bringing his total elected experience up to ten years compared to seven for Clinton.  If she wants to count her time as First Lady then she needs to explicitly say so and explain what she did policy wise that was so admirable.  Of course there is her health care reform proposal, but that failed and contributed to the Democrats losing Congress and being relegated to minority status in the House for over a decade.

Yes, I completely agree with this. People who think experience is the main issue need to be supporting one of the second-tier candidates. This election is about who offers the best vision and values to help build one America. ;D

Obama?

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