Monday, May 12, 2008

Senator Clinton needs Senator Obama?

We hear that there might be a possibility of an arrangement where Senator Obama might hold benefits to try to raise money to help Senator Clinton pay off her campaign debts.

If Senator Clinton can’t raise the money herself and has to turn to Senator Obama for his influence, what does that say about Senator Clinton and Senator Obama?

Who would give money at such an event? I know that not one cent would come from my purse. Why would I, a supporter of Senator Obama, want to give money to someone, who has a combined wealth with her husband of over a hundred million dollars, to help them clear up a debt that is estimated to be around twenty one million?


Blogger the walking man said...

Good point PoP. Although it would be a ready political move towards reconciliation of the two camps. But I believe it would just be a publicity stunt. No need for those.

May 12, 2008 2:27 AM  
Blogger diamondmc said...

Hillary or Bill can go out and give a few speeches and pay off the debt themselves.

May 12, 2008 3:13 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Let the Clinton's eat Cake.

May 12, 2008 3:15 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

This scenario makes me feel sad and furious at once.

May 12, 2008 4:28 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

There are enough of the old party faithful to pay this meager amount, meager to the rich.

May 12, 2008 4:39 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

they can hold all the fund raisers they want -- it is up to the people to decide if they want to help her.

obama can help if he wants to show unity -- but the people themselves can decide if they want to give. the obama campaign can donate the max of $2300 if they like. fine with me.

as for me -- not one plug nickel to her.

May 12, 2008 4:51 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

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May 12, 2008 6:34 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

I would no more give the Clintons one red cent than I would the state of Georgia. Does the phrase "Not if Hell froze over" ring a bell? Besides, what do they think this is, an oligarchy? What a lame publicity stunt. I have a better idea:
Nothing's gonna change until then...

May 12, 2008 6:38 AM  
Blogger Michael Manning said...

Here, Here!!!

May 12, 2008 7:16 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

real reform, no loop holes.
real penalties if rules are broken

May 12, 2008 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

I guess it's like high-priced hookers. They're not just paid for sex, they're paid to go away afterwards and keep their mouths shut.

May 12, 2008 7:40 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

I really don't understand this whole concept. Who the hell would think of this idea at all, much less think it's actually a GOOD idea? And you know I like the Clintons -- but this is a stupid idea. I hope it doesn't happen. The Clintons just need to gut it up and accept their losses. It's not like they're hurting for cash.

May 12, 2008 7:43 AM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

It's an interesting idea and I would just add that the delegate math has been pretty much the same today as it was in February when the Clinton's were much less in debt.

I have a hard time with the idea that small donors are going to have to help them because they took a gamble.

May 12, 2008 10:07 AM  
Anonymous via said...

Nope. Not after her Republican-like tactics.

May 12, 2008 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

To the poster that asked who would think this was a good idea I would nominate Howard Dean. I think at this point the DNC will do anything to make Clinton go away. If she decides to fight this all the way to the convention things could really get bad for the democratic party.

Not to mention, Obama has made such a big deal about all the people that donated 10 dollars because it was all they could afford. How does he explain to them that he's giving that money to Hillary. PR nightmare.



May 12, 2008 10:57 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

I was always told to clean up after myself and not ask my sisters to do it for me.

May 12, 2008 11:32 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Don't send money to Clinton, send it to me. I promise I'll do something exceptional with it.

May 12, 2008 1:53 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

No money from me. I could really care less that she has spent a lot of her own money. Apparently, she has it to spend.

May 12, 2008 2:31 PM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

I'm with Randal. I have plenty of debt, enough for all - I've supported Hillary all the way through this (no small feat) - maybe she can help me retire my debt?

May 12, 2008 2:46 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

If she didn't want to spend her own money she could have dropped out.

May 12, 2008 6:56 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

don't just want a president who can't even spend money judicusiously on her own campaign??
let her get her own support! nad get better people to help her spend it!

May 13, 2008 7:43 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I won't give Clinton any of my money. I'm with Via on this one... The longer she stays in the campaign and tears down Obama, the greater the chance McCain will win in November. Doe she really want that? I almost wonder, she and McCain sound like each other sometimes.

I would still vote for her if Clintons managed to steal the nomination from Obama somehow, just because I think it is important for America to NOT elect John McCain... but man...

And then there are the whispers of her being a vice-presidential candidate. Would she be able to do that job without getting in the president's way?

May 13, 2008 7:53 PM  
Blogger Colonel Colonel said...

I'd give Hillary money if she promised to go away.

May 14, 2008 3:23 AM  
Blogger ZILLA said...


May 14, 2008 5:38 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

yeah, WTF???
I was taught to live within my means.
when I can afford to pay for new additions to my home or new components for my computer, I buy em.
when I can't, I don't.
end of discussion.

fwiw -- I imagine she can afford to pay the debt. her financial situation, so far as I know of it, suggests she can.

May 14, 2008 9:49 AM  
Blogger Swinebread said...

this is joke right?

May 14, 2008 4:48 PM  

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