Barack Obama Chief Strategist David Axelrod Says Hillary Clinton ‘Wasn’t a Very Good Candidate’ in 2007
BARACK OBAMA POLITICAL STRATEGIST SAYS HILLARY CLINTON WAS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE IN 2007 …
David Axelrod, Barack Obama chief strategist during his first run for president, said that Hillary Clinton “was not a very good candidate” in 2007 during the Democratic presidential nomination. Some one seems to be poking the bear. This is one of the few times I might actually agree with Axelrod. Obama’s top strategist is saying that because Hillary had a sense of entitlement and was the sure bet to win the Democrat nomination for president in 2007, she made no effort to campaign or tell people why she should be president.
So what has changed now, but what difference does it make?
David Axelrod on Thursday jabbed at Hillary Clinton, saying that she wasn’t a very strong candidate during the first part of her campaign for the 2008 presidential nomination.
The chief strategist for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign said that Clinton, who lost to Obama in the Democratic primary that year, was too cautious during the early stages, when she was considered the prohibitive favorite.
Axelrod also said that Clinton failed to provide a convincing rationale for her candidacy in her unsuccessful bid, echoing a criticism he made in November. “In 2007, the mistake they made was they allowed the candidacy to get out ahead of the rationale for it,” he said of Clinton’s team.
“It wasn’t clear what the campaign was about. And I think campaigns have to be about something,” Axelrod added.
Axelrod stated, Clinton failed to provide a convincing rationale for her candidacy in her unsuccessful bid. Flash-forward to 2015, what has changed for Hillary Clinton? Why should she be any better candidate now? Once again it seems that the powers that be want to coronate Hillary Clinton the Democrat nominee for the 2016 presidential elections. Recent polls show that Hillary is far and away the Democrat party front-runner. But will that be her undoing like in 2007? Or will it be all the political baggage? Or will it be that the Democrat LEFT is even further left than Hillary?
RUT-ROH … DSCC Pulls TV Advertising for Democrat Senate Challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes … VIDEO of Grimes – McConnell Senate Debate
Democrats waiving white flag in Kentucky Senate race …
Bad news for Democrats ahead of 2014 elections, the TV ads go dark from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has had a consistent lead in the polls and seems to be pulling away at the end, even after the DSCC has spent millions in ads. Put a fork in her, Grimes is done. In their Senate debate, challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes once again refused to answer the simple question of whether she voted for Barack Obama or not. She claimed her lack of a response was based on principle. I think we all know it was based on politics as Obama is very unpopular in the Blue Grass state and lost 60% to 38% to Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air.
DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky
“The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told CQ Roll Call.
Democrats pulled their TV advertising in Kentucky from now through election day, leaving Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes without air support from the national party, which had invested heavily in trying to unseat the Senate’s top Republican.
It’s a sign of how stretched Democrats are in defending their own turf across the country that they can no longer afford to go on offense in the marquee race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
But Grimes sources insist they’ll be fine on their own. The campaign, sources said, is flush with $4.4 million cash on hand — much more than other Democrats on the ballot this year.
“Money is not an issue in this campaign,” a Grimes source said.
Note to Grimes, yes money is the only thing in a campaign when you are the challenger and the Democrats have claimed they have more than the GOP and plan to carpet-bomb the airwaves with political ads.
What Will Biden Say? Deal Struck with Bill Clinton to Get Full Endorsement Nominating Speech at Democrat Convention, in Return for Obama Endorsement of Hillary Clinton in 2016
The grand ‘Quid Pro Quo” deal from the ‘Odd Couple’ … Like any of us didn’t think that this happened behind the scenes? How else could Bubba have supported Obama and help him win the 2012 presidential election? Some one who pretty much despised.
File this one under, politicians will do anything to maintain power. As reported at the NY Post, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton struck a deal that for Bill Clinton’s support in 2012 at the Democrat National Convention, Obama would support Hillary in 2016. Talk about doing anything to maintain power. As stated at JWF, Clinton and Obama could not stand each other. Yet, for political expedience and ”for appearance’s sake they kissed and made up, aided and abetted by one of Obama’s media stooges”. Of course none of this works without an in the tank media that operates more as a propaganda wing of the White House than journalists.
How else does a person with complete contempt for Obama, actually go all in and endorse him, putting Obama over the top?
President Obama made a secret deal to support Hillary Clinton when she runs for president in 2016, campaign sources say, payback for the support her husband gave him in 2012.
Bill Clinton’s animosity toward Obama is legendary. A year before the last election, he was urging Hillary to challenge the sitting president for the nomination — a move she rejected.
According to two people who attended that meeting in Chappaqua, Bill Clinton then went on a rant against Obama.
“I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my advice, than I’ve heard from Obama,” my sources quoted Clinton as saying. “I have no relationship with the president — none whatsoever. Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s an amateur!”
For his part, Obama wasn’t interested in Bill Clinton upstaging him during the presidential campaign. He resisted giving him any role at the convention.
But as last summer wore on, and Democrat enthusiasm waned, chief political strategist David Axelrod convinced the president that he needed Bill Clinton’s mojo.
However, after Barack Obama was reelected, it was reported that he was going to back out on their deal and wanted to stay neutral in the next election, as is traditional of outgoing presidents. What, like Obama has never moved the goal post before? Obama is infamous for doing this when negotiating with the GOP. However, former President Bubba went ballistic. The result was Obama praising Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on ’60 Minutes’ or as we called it the ‘Slobbering Quid Pro Quo Love Affair’.
Bill Clinton went ballistic and threatened retaliation. Obama backed down. He called his favorite journalist, Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes,” and offered an unprecedented “farewell interview” with departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The result was a slobbering televised love-in — and an embarrassment to all concerned.
Who knows whether this was true as it was provided by unnamed sources. But it certainly sounds plausible.
EXIT QUESTION I: What do you think Vice President Joe Biden is thinking after reading that BO will be endorsing Hillary in 2016? Hey Joe, this is a big “F’n” deal.
EXIT QUESTION II: With all the Obama administration scandals, will Hillary even want Obama’s endorsement?
Its a 2012 Presidential Election GOP, Romney Omen … First Week of NFL, Tampa Bay Defeats Carolina 16 -10
Hey, could the opening weekend of the NFL season be an omen for the 2012 Presidential election?
The past couple of weeks have felt like political conventionpalooza. First the GOP had the positive message, America cannot afford another 4 more years of Obama RNC convention in Tampa Bay, FL. That was followed up by the DNC “Godless” convention in Charlotte, NC. President Barack Obama was supposed to give his convention speech in Bank of America stadium, the home of the Carolina Panthers. That was until the bad weather, the hail, the tornadoes, the clouds … no, the fact really was that the stadium was “too big to fill”. Obama could not fill the 70,000 seat stadium so they moved the speech indoors to the 15K arena.
Although it appears that Barack Obama has received a convention bounce, there is a long way to go before this story is over. Also, in all of the battleground states, Obama does not have a 50% or greater polling number. Something which is usually considered a must for an incumbent. Add to the election that the Democrats decided to do it against God.
Also, the full first weekend and the true start of the NFL season began today and as fate would have it Tampa Bay defeated the Carolina today 16 – 10. Hmm, I sense a metaphor here. Its a sign of things to come. Carolina [Obama] was a 3 point favorite over Carolina [Romney]. Guess what, Tampa Bay won by 6. Hmm … more to come.
Oops! Joe VP Joe Biden Botches When Michelle Obama Spoke … Was it Last Night, Monday? Hey Joe it was Tuesday
It is just frightening that this guy is a heart beat away from the Presidency …
Although Vice President Joe Biden gave a surprisingly good speech, many said much better than that of even President Barack Obama, Biden did manage to go gaffetastic again. Poor Joe could not remember the day that first lady Michelle Obama gave her speech. Good grief, hide the football. Hey Joe, it was Tuesday.
The Politico has VIDEO and text.
Barack Obama Asks for Four More Years on the One Year Anniversary of the Bankruptcy of Solyndra … Oops
Talk about timing …
President Barack Obama is set to give his beg speech for four more years as President at the DNC convention on the one year anniversary of the Solyndra bankruptcy. On September 6, 2011, Solyndra filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. Irony has a weird way of rearing its head, doesn’t it?
Solyndra was touted by President Barack Obama as a shining example of “green” jobs and the future of the American economy. During a visit to the California based solar power energy company, Obama had nothing but growing praise for his Obama example of the economy and jobs. Needless to say, Obama’s “green” job masterpiece has filed for bankruptcy.
So far there has been no bounce for Barack Obama, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll. Although this poll was taken prior to Clinton’s speech. However, is it possible that there may not be a bounce from Clinton’s speech as Honey, Boo Boo tied Slick Willy in the ratings.
(Reuters) – So far, U.S. President Barack Obama has not received much of a bounce yet in popular support from the Democratic National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.
The latest daily tracking poll found Republican Mitt Romney still clinging to a narrow lead of 45 percent to Obama’s 44 percent among likely voters. Romney had led by 46 percent to 44 percent in Wednesday’s poll.
“We’re not seeing a sort of glimmer, at this point, of a bump,” said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.
UPDATE I: Don’t expect any bounce after the August 2012 jobs numbers, if anything Obama may get a reverse bounce.
Democrats Continue Nasty Nazi Comments … SC Democratic Party Compared Gov. Nikki Haley (SC-R) to Adolf Hitler Mistress Eva Braun
What ever happened to that civility that President Barack Obama called for when he traveled to Tucson, AZ following the shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords that left six dead and 14 injured? Obama stated, “We can do better”. Really Mr. President, you might want to start by reining in your own party. Talk about leading from behind, President Obama cannot control his own party, is it any wonder he has failed America.
In yet another display of complete ignorance and vile behavior, Democrats have compared another Republican to Nazi’s at the RNC convention in Charlotte, NC. Dick Harpootlian, the South Carolina Democratic Party chairman, made the comment that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley “She was down in the bunker à la Eva Braun.” Of course Braun was the mistress of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Sick.
“The latest offender is Dick Harpootlian, the South Carolina Democratic Party chairman, whose outrageous words I will not repeat,” said former Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.) in a statement released by the Romney campaign. “In recent days, we’ve seen similarly disgraceful statements from a top Kansas Democratic delegate and from the chairman of the California Democratic Party.
“President Obama has called for civility in American politics. If his call is to be taken seriously, it’s time for the President to rein in those of his supporters and allies who are trivializing Nazism while also shamelessly trampling on the most basic rules of American political discourse.”
Harpootlian made the comments in reference to a Republican National Committee rapid-response center in the basement of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
“She was down in the bunker à la Eva Braun,” he said.
Earlier in the week, California Democrat Party chair John Burton compared the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. GOP Presidential nominee called on Team Obama to tamp it down on the Nazi comments. Ya think? However, don’t hold your breathe Mitt, these folks are just some of the most vile, rotten human beings that will say anything without the slightest bit of compassion or caring.
Mitt Romney’s campaign issued a statement Wednesday demanding Democratic officials “cease and desist from comparing those with whom they disagree to Nazis” after the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party compared Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) to Adolf Hitler mistress Eva Braun.
Jamming Wearing Fool seconds the notion that Dems at this convention are just vile creatures as they state, “Hey, they trample upon their own delegates. Smearing Republicans all day, every day is nothing. Heck, this rockhead Harpootlian even doubled down.” And that is exactly what Harpootlian did. He felt no apology was needed. Just plain sick. But if you boo God, what else would one expect?
DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Cancels Interviews after CNN Interview Denied Reports of “Discord” within Democrat Party over Reintroduction of “God” & “Jerusalem”
File this one under it could not happen to a more vile individual … WHERE’S DEBBIE?
Rep. Debbie Wasserman (FL-D) Schultz’s chickens are coming home to roost. The DNC Chair who is most known for her less than truthful comments with regards to Obama’s economy and the Democrat party and her vile attacks against the GOP is getting a taste of her own medicine. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to cancel interviews yesterday after a CNN interview and a disastrous PR nightmare where she claimed that there was no “discord” in the Democrat Party over the reintroduction of God and Jerusalem to the Democrat party platform. Really Debbie, are you doing your best Baghdad Bob imitation … Liar, liar, pants on fire. With a straight face she actually said there was do discord and there was a 2/3 rds majority vote. Who are you going to believe, Debbie Wasserman Schultz or your lying eyes and ears (VIDEO)?
WHAT A JOKE … IF THEY ARE WILLING TO LIE ABOUT THIS, WHAT ELSE WILL THEY LIE ABOUT?
Video Hat Tip: NewsBusters
Democratic National Committee chiefs Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick Gaspard cancelled interviews with local media outlets tonight, amid controversy surrounding the party’s decision to reintroduce “God” and “Jerusalem” to the platform.
Jon Ralston, host of the Las Vegas-based “Face To Face” news program, told POLITICO that he was sitting in the chair waiting for a 2:45 p.m. PT (5:45 p.m. ET) interview with Gaspard when he was told that his guest had cancelled, without explanation.
Blair Miller of WSOC TV, ABC’s Charlotte, N.C., affiliate, also tweeted that Wasserman Schultz cancelled her interview with him, without explanation. “After my Romney intv today, we were planning to interview @DWSTweets live,” he wrote. “However, she did not show up. Her staff not answering calls.”
Even CNN could not spin this for the Democrats, Obama, the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz when there is video showing just that. It forced CNN host Anderson Cooper to say Wasserman Schultz’s version of events was “an alternate reality.”
But let me just again point out that this is the same person who last week or two weeks ago was attacking the Romney campaign saying that it is the candidate who sets the platform, who designs and writes the platform,” interjected Cooper. “It wasn’t true what she was saying two weeks ago, but now isn’t it fair if she claimed that about the Republican platform to claim that about the Democratic platform?”
Cooper added a few moments later, “I just think from a reality standpoint, you can defend it as the head of the DNC, but to say flat out there was no discord is just not true.”
Democrats Boo as DNC Forces Thru the Vote to Bring Back God & Jerusalem being the Capital of Israel to Platform … Welcome to the 2012 Progressive, Moonbat Democrat Party
Independents and undecided voters take notice … the Democrat Party booed God being brought back to the Democrat platform. Talk about disturbing.
Could today have been more of a disaster for Barack Obama and the Democrat Party as a feud ensues after the DNC is forced to put back God and Jerusalem is the capital of Israel back into their platform. Does any one actually think that the DNC suddenly found religion and GOD? Of course not, they were forced to make the change, reportedly the orders coming from the very top. There was just one problem, the delegates voted it down by a voice vote. Seriously, we have a major political party in the United States of America who votes against having “God” in their platform and booed when it was put back in against their will. The DNC turned in chaos today over the issue and has taken center stage and sucked up all the oxygen in the room.
Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles Mayor, called for a vote on a motion to amend the platform, whose changes since 2008 had drawn intense criticism from Republicans and no real defense from leading Democrats, who cast the omissions as oversights rather than policy statements.
The delegates on the floor, though, appeared not to be in on the plan: Villaraigosa called for a voice vote three times, with Ayes rivaling Nays, and then forced through an affirmative over an unclear and noisy situation on the floor.
Several delegates told BuzzFeed they were dismayed by the chaos, and some objectors said they voted “no” because Villaraigosa had not explained the move. Other said they believed the vote reflected hostility to Israel among the delegates.
What an embarrassment. Welcome America to today’s Democrat Progressive Party. Supposedly it was reported at the Politico that the orders to make the change regarding God and Jerusalem came from the top. Hmm, just one question, how the hell did this get through in the first place? Who is running this show? Today’s Democrat debacle was simply a microcosm of the Obama Presidency. A hap-hazard Obama administration that has reminded us as the Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight. How could a DNC convention allow such a thing to occur that any normal thinking, non-moonbat would have said taking God out was like throwing gas on a fire.
But in the end, the powers that be at the DNC forced through God and Jerusalem to a chorus of boos. I guess the Democrat delegates know now what the rest of America felt like when Obama and Democrats forced Obamacare down the throats and against the will of We the People.