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Response to djean111 (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 08:57 PM

21. Where are you coming from?

The Christie story is about abuse of power - and there are many stories suggesting a pattern of this. It is true that these stories should be proven before they become a very good, reasonable reason to say that he is not fit to be Governor - much less President.

As to Hillary, it is disgusting that you are using language that demean her as simply a candidate because she is a woman. I agree that the Republicans will go after both Hillary and Bill if she is the nominee - just as they went after Bill and Hillary in 1992, Al and Tipper in 2000, John and Teresa in 2004 and Michelle and Barak in 2008.

That, however, is NOT what happened to John Edwards. He was NEVER given the intense focus that the frontrunner and then the nominee gets. In 2007, the media actually ignored significant rumors of an affair - possibly because he was a weak third in the race, had a media "meme" as part of a perfect couple, and their was sympathy for his wife. Had he ended the affair - when he told his wife he did in December 2006, it is likely that nothing would have been written in any reputable media. (Note the child was conceived in late spring 2007 - probably a few months after Elizabeth and he told the world her cancer was back and it was stage 4.)

I agree that JUST sound and fury can make a difference - even as with the SBVT - when they are proven liars and the candidate a hero. If they resort to going after Bill's decades old transgressions, it is very hard to believe that that will make anyone contemplating voting for HRC change their mind. I think we already know far more than we want to on this.

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