Hillary Clinton

@maria_k (925)
United States
September 29, 2007 12:10am CST
Some of my friends really hates Hillary Clinton then many of friends are her supporters. What is it in this woman that makes people either like her or hate her? I like to hear your opinion on Hillary Clinton
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@luluwow (165)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I am 100% behind Hillary! I think that the extremes in her popularity are a result of the fact that she is such a strong and powerful woman. People tend to like that type of personality or feel threatened by it. I also believe that die hard Rebublican Party voters would never even look at what she is about. Also, I think that unfortunately there are still too many people that are really not ready for a much needed change and are threatened or worried about a woman actually being the President.
@luluwow (165)
• United States
29 Sep 07
Let me re-phrase that. I believe hillary is the best choice of a human to be the leader of the United States. Socialist? I do not believe Hillary is a Socialist or running under that political platform, however I would not see that as necessarily a bad thing. Socialism- noun; the belief or theory that a country's wealth should belong to the people as a whole, not to private owners. I agree with you that Hillary should not be voted for just because of her gender, just as I believe "party voting - DEM/REP" is backwards. I do however believe that if we are to be a progressive nation, we need to be progressive. The old boys club mentality is, well, just that... old. I really don't see what there is not to like about Hill as the front runner in the upcoming election.
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• United States
30 Sep 07
I understood the whole "it takes a village" thing to mean your children will naturally look to other members the community - teachers, extended family, etc - as role models. So, in that sense we all have a responsibility for providing the right environment for our children. They learn from more than just their parents. Hillary health program is just a copy, more or less, of Obama's, and other Dems. But they don't gget the same level of hatred. Actually, I believe Bill showed himself open to a lot of compromise, and wasn't such an out and out socialist. He was largely responsible for welfare reform that tied benefits to job retraining and commitments to self help and responsibility. And the government was more fiscally responsible under his administration (lower taxes under the Bush administration are somewhat offset by the dollar being worth less). Finally, I don't believe the addition of help for the poor necessarily encroaches on the freedom of others, other than potentially higher taxes. And for most taxes probably won't be higher. I don't have a problem with the richest being taxed heavier. They haven't truly earned the right to live in such luxury while others starve, not in the sense of being better people or working harder. They've had more opportunities, often born into wealth. And we all suffer from poverty in terms of crime, disease, and other social instability. I don't mean to be confrontational, but just trying to say it as I see it.
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@luluwow (165)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I very much agree with you on this bravenewworld. As for Hillary's "Village" approach Clinton calls for "a consensus of values and a common vision of what we can do today, individually and collectively, to build strong values and communities." I believe she displays a collective, conscious and global mentality, which is greatly needed. We are all part of the whole.
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• United States
30 Sep 07
Republicans hated Bill also. I think it's because they can see how popular, articulate, intelligent they are. The Clintons kind of moved the Dems into a more centrist position, pushing Conservatives further to the right, and thus more rabid. It's hurt the Republicans. So, a lot of the hatread is just partisan and based on the fact that the Clintons have been so successful.
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• United States
30 Sep 07
NAFTA seemed reasonable to me at the time, and I'm still not sure one way or the other. I think the Starr investigation was a fiasco and a waste of tax payers money. The Repubs definitely were out to get Bill any way they could. Sure, he wasnt' perfect, but then no politician is. He just did a lot more good than most, and I prefer to focus on all the good than the bad. I find him a very likable, intelligent person, with a heart in the right place according to my value system.
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• United States
30 Sep 07
Well, at least you, er, dislike them for the right reasons. :) It's true that anyone who dislikes the Clintons will find good reasons to so. But from conservative radio shows, to Fox news, to books from nitwits like Ann Coulter, the right wing press has demonized them beyond all proportion. It just seems largely partisan politics to me. Sad, because I don't think it does any good for the country and has led to a divisiveness that prevents reasonable dialog on critical issues.
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• United States
2 Oct 07
Agreed. They're as bad as each other. Possibly it's the result of lobbying and campaign finance problems that put so much money at stake in representing special interests. It also seems to reflect the general population, which has also been polarized. It's all about your side winning without giving the other party's ideas any due consideration. And the media feeds off this and exacerbates it to boost ratings and sales. Quite a mess really. I thought it was kinda cool to see Bill and George senior working together on the Tsunami relief. I know there's a little at stake once they are out of politics. But it set an example of burying the hatchet. There should be no place for petty animosity when there are such big problems to tackle.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I personally don't care for her very much. She seems to switch her views on topics to whichever side will get her the most votes. I also think she comes across as being a little to power hungry. This is only my opinion and how I feel about her. I'm well aware that others like her and to each his own. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@djbtol (5496)
• United States
12 Nov 07
You have made some good observations. Hillary seldom shows her true self to the public. Everything from clothes and hair to smiles, cackles and words are carefully planned for the political need of the momemnt. That is why she changes positions on topics so often. djbtol
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
30 Sep 07
Even though she is not my 1st choice for Democratic canidate, she is a strong smart woman. I believe she has the experience it would take to be president of the United States. But for some reason there is a bit of uncertainty there for me and I can't quite put my finger on it. I agree with alot that she says and stands for and disagree a few things. It is hard to agree with all things a person stands for or believes in, even so with your friends. If she becomes the Democratic nominee she will definitely have my support
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
29 Nov 07
she is beautiful, composed and very intelligent woman. I have the feling that behind the exhubirance of Mr. Clinton over the two terms presidency of the United States was a woman and that women is Mrs Clinton.Hate her or Love her, that woman s more than just a woman.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
I also don't understand why. I am not an American nor do i live in America but I had a chance to visit that beautiful country. I really wonder why because there is such a strong feeling for or against the Clinton family. But personally I think Hilary would be a good president. I dunno, but i believe in her leadership qualities. I am skeptical about Obama because he just came about and now he is running for president. what about you?
@jormins (1224)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I think she gets a lot of negative from women because of how she handled the Lewinski situation. And it sounds like Bill has been doing this since the beginning. She is not a mother, or wife, all she is is ambition. I wouldn't be surprised if she had Chelsea just for the photo opportunities. Anything for a vote right?
@morgandrake (2136)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I am still not sure how I feel about her. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a speech by her, and she seems to be promising a lot that I am not sure she can deliver on. I know that the wife plans on voting for her, but I am not sure if I would. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/428755/hillary_clinton_talks_about_her_goals.html