Barack Vs Hillary
- Barack is 2008. Edwards is 2004. Hillary is 1990s. McCain is 1970s.
- Barack has been an elected official longer than Hillary. He is the one who is experienced.
- Barack is fresh.
- Barack has low negatives.
- Barack raised more money than Hillary starting from the very first quarter. That showed people who were paying attention liked him more.
- Barack had twice as many contributors than Hillary starting from the very first quarter.
- Barack is the grassroots candidate. That makes him more of a Democrat.
- Barack has the youth excited.
- He reminds people of Bobby Kennedy.
- Barack has not had Clinton's name recognition. And so he has lagged in national polls. But he is looking great in the early state polls where voters are actually paying attention.
- Most Americans a few months into 1992 thought Bill Clinton had a rich father. It did not matter the guy did not even have a father. People will get to know Barack alright.
- Only 10% of Americans know today who they will vote for in 2008.
- Only a few months back, more than half of America had never heard of Barack. That might be hard for the hard core to believe, but that is true.
- Barack is young and dynamic.
- He has not been in Washington so long that he no longer makes sense.
- He is capable of creating a majority like Reagan in 1984, LBJ in 1964. I guess it happens once every 20 years or so, and now is the time.
- His father was from Africa.
- His mother was from Kansas.
- He grew up in Hawaii. That is exotic.
- He also grew up in Indonesia. That is super exotic. To me.
- With Barack, you get universal health insurance before his first term is over. With Hillary you get that by the end of her second term. That is her way of saying she will not have a second term, and you will not have health insurance.
- Barack is a big deal in Chicago.
- Barack stood against the dumb invasion of Iraq from the very outset.
- Barack will refocus the efforts to go get Bin Laden. He will also elbow out Musharraf who, by the way, is a dictator, kind of like Saddam. But he never said he will invade Pakistan. It is not Barack, it is Bush who invades.
- He will take the black people to the promised land.
- He is white, he is black, he is biracial, he is African, he is Midwest, he is Third World. That is what I call a package deal.
- He got the smarts.
- He went to Columbia, he went to Harvard.
- He smoked pot. Is that cool or what? Hillary never did.
- They love him on the South Side of Chicago.
- He has had the same barber for 20 years. That is really something.
- He is a great basketball player. Only a few days back, he hit a three pointer, and he was not even warmed up, was dressed like a lawyer, and it was on camera.
- He will get out of Iraq the smart way. You end up with no American troops inside Iraq and a stable, democratic Iraq.
- With him in the White House, America gets back onto the global map. How would you like to get popular?
- Finally the 21st Century that was supposed to have arrived in 2000 will arrive.
- He will slash the deficits.
- He will slash the tax cuts to the super rich.
- He will go after the debt over time.
- He will fix schools.
- He will be good for broadband.
- New industries will get created.
- We already went to the moon. Now we go to Africa.
- The gender dynamic in the country goes up one notch. Michelle will make sure that happens. It is called leading by example.
- How would you like to see two cute kids on the White House lawn? When was the last time that happened?
- It is the cool factor. Barack is in.
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FOX News Poll: New Yorkers Clinton, Giuliani Top 2008 Choices ... FOX News The new poll shows that Clinton holds a double-digit lead over Barack Obama, topping him by 13 percentage points — 38 percent to 25 percent — among Democrats. That’s down slightly from a 16-point edge in July. John Edwards is third and is now in single digits with 8 percent. .... the number of undecided Democratic voters is 15 percent today — double the number that said they were unsure two months ago (7 percent, June 26-27). ...... "By next month the window for dark horses to enter either race will pretty much close unless a top candidate takes a huge fall." ...... While Gingrich has yet to make a formal announcement about his candidacy, he was recently spending time in Iowa during the straw poll process. ..... Nearly one in four Republicans (23 percent) say they don’t know which candidate they would vote for if the primary were held today. .... a 60 percent majority disapproves of the job Congress is doing and 56 percent disapprove of President Bush’s job performance ..... one of five people (24 percent) say they approve of the job Congress is doing, including 26 percent of Democrats and 23 percent of Republicans. ..... Approval of Congress was 29 percent in November 2006, right before the mid-term elections. .... A 63 percent majority of Republicans approves of Bush, as do 21 percent of independents and 11 percent of Democrats. ...... By more than two-to-one (57 percent to 24 percent) the public supports passage of an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights that would require airlines to provide passengers with things like fresh water and clean bathrooms, as well as possibly the right to exit the airplane when there are flight delays.
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