Archive for January, 2008
“You didn’t need to bring that into the equation, I want to see this country brought together. I think the pair of them are divisive”
“I thought it was really below the belt”
“My vote’s going to matter for a change”
“Ladies and gentlemen, some may deny the surge is working, but among terrorists there is no doubt”
“Al Qaida is on the run in Iraq, and this enemy will be defeated”
“Hey buddy, how’s it going”
“We feel very optimistic about this. We think we’re getting good crowds”
“We think we’re doing well in early voting”
“We’re going to campaign right down to last minute.”
“I’m about doing the things that need to be done to improve your lives, I’ve been watching a lot of time being spent tearing each other down. I’m about building you up”
“I know everything that’s happening in your community, this is where I come from”
“I understand it and I take it very, very personally”
The other method behind his madness is that Bill wants to suck up all the oxygen in the room and dominate the coverage of the Democratic contest. By doing so, he cuts Obama out of the news, pushes him off the front page, and usurps the headlines.
If there were a newspaper and television blackout, Hillary would cruise to an easy win, so Bill, by injecting himself into the coverage and hogging it, is accomplishing the same goal.
The Clintons can well afford to lose South Carolina as long as the election is not seen as a bellwether of how the South will vote but as an indication of how African-Americans will go. It’s a small price to pay for the racial polarization they need to win.
Over the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama.
We have that kind of opportunity with Senator Obama. It isn’t that the other candidates are not experienced or knowledgeable. But this year, that may not be enough. We need a change in the leadership of this country — just as we did in 1960.
I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.
I can’t believe he said this. There is no way he believes that this is the final battle with al Qaeda in Iraq. Does he?
“We have set up an operations room in Nineveh to complete the final battle with al Qaeda along with guerrillas and members of the previous regime”
“Today our forces started moving to Mosul. What we are planning in Nineveh will be decisive”
“We defeated al Qaeda, now there is just Nineveh province where they escaped to, and Kirkuk”
“Never get into a wrestling match with a pig”
“You both get dirty, and the pig likes it”
“You know, in this process, people have a real battle for success. But I consider these guys friends”
“I know you think it’s crazy, but I kind of like to see Barack and Hillary fight”
“They’re flesh-and- blood people and they have their differences – let ‘em at it”
“When it comes to Senator Clinton’s remarks, I think it’s very clear that Senator Clinton has and President Clinton have been spending the last month attacking me in ways that are not accurate”
“I believe that the events of the last 10 or so days, the outcome of New Hampshire and Nevada, have apparently convinced him to adopt a different strategy. He clearly came—he telegraphed it, he talked about it—he clearly came last night looking for a fight. He was determined and launched right in”
“Senator Clinton announced while we were still in Iowa that this was going to be her strategy and called it the fun part of campaigning. And, you know, I don’t think it’s the fun part to fudge the truth, the necessary part of this campaign is to make sure that we’re getting accurate information to voters about people’s respective records”
“I can tell you that never crossed our minds. That’s not how we think. It has absolutely nothing to do with a unified Democratic Party around a nominee and a full support for whoever our Democratic president will be. That is just the way it works.”