Hillary is all alone - where is Bill?

@coffeebreak (17820)
United States
January 8, 2008 9:20pm CST
In every other campaign I can remember, the presidential candidate was always accompanied by his spouse on the campaign trail. Both stood there waving from the caboose, both were waving from the podiums, they were hand in hand when walking, both were shaking hands with voters and when the reporters were talking the story, they always mentioned "him and his wife....." ....... so where is Bill and why isn't he with Hillary and why doesnt' she want him with her and why is he NEVER mentioned - his name is never even brought up? If she wins, he will be the First Lady, so why isn't he part of the campaign? We'll have to deal with him if elected..what are they trying to hide and why?
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• United States
9 Jan 08
Because Bill knows we need concentrate on Hillary right now and not him.He doesn't want to upstage Hillary in the attention getting.We need to look at Hillary for Hillary.We don't need to look at Hillary for Bill.When it comes time to vote I will be voting for Hillary and not Bill.This is all about Hillary.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Jan 08
But bill is a part of hillary. Good, bad or otherwise.
• United States
10 Jan 08
I understand what you mean but I think Bill has a lot of charisma and he wants Hillary to shine right now
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• United States
12 Jan 08
Charisma??? Is that the politically correct term for it these days?
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• United States
9 Jan 08
I am sure Hillary's people did polls and found that overall people were turned off by seeing Bill heavily involved in the campaign. They don't want to be remind people that this could become a "dynasty" presidency if she wins. They don't want to make it seem that Hillary isn't "her own woman" also. Bill has been doing some campaigning. When she lost in Iowa, Bill was right beside her in front of the cameras but when she won in New Hampshire and she stepped in front of the cameras, Bill was no where to be found. Interesting.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
9 Jan 08
But that is my point... if "the people were so turned off by seeing Bill heavily involved in the campaign", wouldn't the same people and maybe more, be "turned off" seeing Bill as First Lady and all those responsitiblites? It's like she is saying, "I'm not going to burdern everyone with my personal baggage as I campaign, but once elected president, I'll dump it right in front of you and you can just deal with it - see if I care! Bill is First Lady and nothing you can do about it". Plus..Every candidate in history has had their past scrutinized as they run for president, but not Hillary -no one is talking about the White Water stuff or what went on while she was First Lady or as Senator, but Bush got reamed over a issue with drinking when he was in college. I just see so much special tretment for her, I don't care if she is qualified, she should be treated like the rest of the candidates.
• United States
12 Jan 08
Her campaign can't handle both of their scandals!
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
12 Jan 08
dixie - no, I don't think it could!
• United States
9 Jan 08
After the way his presidency ended would you want him standing next to you in front of potential voters? They were never really the classic couple in front of the cameras so it doesn't surprise me at all not to see him. And him being the first lady is another point. There are plenty of people who are still not comfortable with the idea of a female president. Maybe putting him in front of the camera will just express that point to those voters. It doesn't really matter anyway. There is no way she is winning this election.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
9 Jan 08
Well, let's hope not, but I just wonder why this has not been made an "issue". So much background stuff is always brought up and used to sling mud at each other, this is not mud, it is fact and no one can dispute it and he will be the First Lad then. To me it is part of the campaign. If she is so embarresed to have him with her while campaigning, why should I vote for her, thereby putting him in the First Lady's office? How can we have any pride in her as our president if her counter part is an embarresment- to even her!? And to have him there after what his history of women other than Hillary, what a slap in the face to this country! And no one is even mentioning it!
• United States
9 Jan 08
projections just put Hillary the winner of New Hampshire. *shaking head* I still don't see her winning this election. But I would rather have ANY candidate over OBama in the white house, even Hillary.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Jan 08
You really pay attention to it. I haven't realized it until you mentioned it. Perhaps Hillary and Bill's relationship goes wrong, so that Bill isn't there to support Hillary? I wonder.
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