Do you think this shows weakness?

@soccermom (3200)
United States
March 5, 2007 9:27pm CST
Barack and Hillary were in Selma, Alabama this weekend, and surprise! Hillary brought Bill with her! Do you think this was to try to get some of the spotlight off of Obama and back on her campaign? I personally think she's using her husbands popularity as a distraction and it shows that she can't stand on her own. Obama still drew the bigger crowd, and gave a rousing, head first speech about not whether or not he's "black enough", while Hillary flashed her husband and put on a heavy, fake southern accent for attention. The obviously false accent I found to be deplorable by the way. And also the way she's asking her hubby to call in favors, by phoning people that once supported him and are now leaning towards Obama to ask they "hold off" on that decision, I believe just shows how a Hillary Clinton administration would go out of their way to manipulate to get what they want. What's your opinion on this? Is she starting to show some stress?
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@red158 (333)
• Canada
7 Mar 07
Every other candidate normally brings their spouse with them, and uses them to appeal to voters. Why should if be different for her? Is it just because her husband use to be the President? Or is it because she is a woman, and to have her man beside is being translated as weak? If a man candidate is out there without his spouse, people will comment on that. It's a no win situation with Hillary, she is damned if she does and damned if she doesn't.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I guess I hadn't really thought of it that way. I'm sure some of it has to do with the fact that he is well known, but I also thought it was interesting she chose Selma, Alabama to bring him out in the spotlight with her considering it was often the joke that he was our "first black president" and we hadn't really seen him involved up front with her during this campaign. Being a woman had nothing to do with it as far as I'm concerned. I just feel she's made her own bed, now it's time to lay in it.
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• United States
14 Mar 07
Actually I like both Hillary and Osama and I think that all politicians use whatever ploy they can to attract attention. So far both of them have been running a "clean" campaign. I have not seen any name calling or slurs by either of them. (Secretly ??!! I still like old Bill)
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
14 Mar 07
They haven't made any slurs directly at each other yet. But they've been doing it in an indirect way. I'll hav eot check into Obama's camp but I know Hillary was seeking support from a Congressman (can't remember his name) down south that made some pretty harsh slurs about Obama's skin color. I think it'll get pretty heated between those two in the upcoming months.
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@AmbiePam (50099)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I noticed the fake accent as well. While I have misgivings about Obama's campaigns, I have fears about Hilary Clinton's. I fear she may be more of an iron fist kind of President. More than any other President before her, I think she will listen to the American people even less than those who preceded her. As for the Republicans, they make Hilary look good because they have no legit candidates. If Obama can keep his word, I think he is the front runner. Hilary can't ride on Bill's coattails forever.
@AmbiePam (50099)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Thanks for the Best Response. It's getting pretty entertaining to watch all the political frontrunners now, isn't it.