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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hillary Clinton has all but avoided appearing at campaign events since her stunning 2016 loss, but some Democrats believe she would be a welcome voice in the 2018 midterms. Despite polling that shows Clinton with low favorability ratings, they say the former secretary of State could help Democratic candidates in congressional districts she won last year.

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A Gallup survey released on Tuesday showed that Clinton's favorability rating had dropped to 36 percent.

While many lawmakers said Clinton could be a valuable asset in certain individual districts next year, there also seems to be a growing sentiment that, on the national level, she could be a detriment -- both for carrying the baggage of past controversy and representing a bygone era from which the party wants to transcend. If she plays a role in 2018, these voices said, it should be limited.

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Isn't it a little early for the Democrats to be shooting themselves in the foot? They usually reserve that tactic until a few months prior to the election.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-21 12:32 PM | Reply

Please God no.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-21 12:47 PM | Reply

- dropped to 36 percent.

Still higher than Trump's.

"For me, it's a no-brainer," former Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman during the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, said in an interview.

"If she's willing to go into those districts she won, she would be extraordinarily helpful," he said.
"Trump's numbers have only fallen in those districts, so you start there. It would be such a loss if she sat it out and a double loss if she didn't go into those districts."

She'll be a help in certain districts where she is still very popular. On a national level she is just a target for HDS sufferers both right and left, so that won't happen.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-21 01:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1


@#3 ...Still higher than Trump's. ...

This isn't a race to the bottom.

I'd much rather see fmr VP Biden participate than fmr Sec of State Clinton.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-21 01:05 PM | Reply

I don't know if this is true, but it's not a terrible idea, despite what the usual suspects will proclaim.

Hillary could help in some Congressional districts she won. She also has been a strong fundraiser for Democratic candidates for a quarter century. If a candidate wants her, why not?

Personally, if I was her, I would stay on the sidelines for 2018. Enjoy the grandchildren and rake in some bucks on the speaking tour.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-21 01:43 PM | Reply

Personally, if I was her, I would stay on the sidelines for 2018. Enjoy the grandchildren and rake in some bucks on the speaking tour.

#5 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2017-12-21 01:43 PM

Couldn't agree more. Even if she doesn't participate she will still be a Punching Bag for the Right. getting involved will make it worse.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-21 04:06 PM | Reply

Jesus H Christ go away Hillary. We don't need or care for you. You're a pox on the Democratic party. I swear to G-d she will run for POTUS. Bank on it. Grrrrrrrrrr

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-21 05:57 PM | Reply

We don't need or care for you.

You shouldn't use "we" when you're completely out of touch with what Democrats think. 65,845,063 people voted for Hillary. Tens of millions of Democrats would be happy to see Hillary continue in public life.

#8 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-21 06:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- You shouldn't use "we"

She has a gerbil in her pocket.

But I do appreciate her and lawyerboy making me look prescient:

"On a national level she is just a target for HDS sufferers both right and left"

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-21 06:53 PM | Reply

The relentless hatred is one of the reasons I'd be done with politics if I was Hillary.

It's interesting how many Hillary critics in high-profile media jobs turned out to be harassers or abusers of women.

One thing Hillary could do is start an institute to prepare smart and talented young women for careers in politics. I have a theory that the best thing Democrats could do in response to Trump is get as many women as possible running for office.

#10 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-21 07:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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- It's interesting how many Hillary critics in high-profile media jobs turned out to be harassers or abusers of women.

Ain't it, though....

www.nytimes.com

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-21 07:58 PM | Reply

65,845,063 people voted for Hillary.

Because the other option was Trump...

Sometimes it's best for someone to simply gracefully fade into the sunset. It's her time to do so.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-21 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

goo.gl

HRC is the DNC blanket, one day maybe they'll let it go. IMO the DNC will hurt themselves dragging her back in the spot light.

#13 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-12-22 11:45 AM | Reply

HRC is much more the GOP security blanket. Without some Clinton to blame, they'd of had nothing to say for the last 30 years.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-22 01:18 PM | Reply

"It's interesting how many Hillary critics in high-profile media jobs turned out to be harassers or abusers of women."

Yes. That was striking.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-22 04:54 PM | Reply

HRC is much more the GOP security blanket. Without some Clinton to blame, they'd of had nothing to say for the last 30 years.

#14 | POSTED BY CORKY

She fundraising for the GOP now?

She's the GOP's Boogie Man, Corky, used to scare the masses.

If the DNC would just let go of their comfy, old, rag tagged, frayed, worn out, and smelly, security blanket the the GOP couldn't use her as a Boogie Man as easily.

#16 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-12-22 06:18 PM | Reply

"It's interesting how many Hillary critics in high-profile media jobs turned out to be harassers or abusers of women."

Yes. That was striking.

Just as striking as how many of those same abusers were Hillary supporters.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-22 07:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hillary critics being Hillary supporters would be kind of striking, I must admit.

#18 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-22 07:53 PM | Reply

PinkysanstheBrain.... the GOP would have spent the same billions they did on defaming whomever had been the Dem leaders the last 30 years. It's just they way they roll.

Dems don't have to spend quite so much as that as the GOP so conveniently supplies obvious useful tools to their corporate masters like you and lawyerboy's hero, GW Bush.

#17

Pretending that Hillary supporters have some hold on the abusers market is one reason no one ever takes anything you say a being objective... much less smart.

#19 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-22 07:54 PM | Reply

as being

#20 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-22 07:55 PM | Reply

"Just as striking as how many of those same abusers were Hillary supporters.
#17 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER"

It's less surprising when the sexual harasses turn out to be Republicans, isn't it? They already have a platform of taking women's right to abortion away. Is that why you're a Republican, or is it just for tax purposes?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-22 08:10 PM | Reply

2016 Political Contributions

Charlie Rose- $2,700 (individual max) Hillary Clinton, $25,000 Priorities Action USA

Matthew Lauer- $2,700 (individual max) Hillary Clinton, $12,500 Priorities Action USA

Mark Halperin- $1,500 Hillary Clinton, $10,000 Priorities Action USA

Yeah, they really hated Hillary.

And no harasser list is complete without the following:

Harvey Weinstein donations to the Clintons in total: $2,317,056

www.opensecrets.org.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-22 09:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#22 Can you provide the specific links? TY

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-22 10:05 PM | Reply

Go on open secrets, put their names in, look for 2016 contributions both to candidates and PACs. It takes a little work but it is there.

#24 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-22 11:55 PM | Reply

List Of Convicted Republican Pedophiles

goodizen.com

Republican Sex Scandals

https://www.ranker.com/list/republican-sex-scandals/web-infoguy

Pretending that Hillary supporters have some hold on the abusers market is one reason no one ever takes anything you say as being objective... much less smart.

Since you didn't grok it the first time.

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-23 12:05 AM | Reply

In case you needed reminding Dorky, this thread is about Hillary and you threw the NYT article out there to somehow "prove" that these abusers hated Hillary...interesting way for them to show it by pumping money into her campaign.

Deflection noted, however.

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-23 12:11 AM | Reply

Typical mouthpiece... you generalize it to Dems that are abusers, then whine when that is retorted.

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-23 12:28 PM | Reply

"Go on open secrets, put their names in, look for 2016 contributions both to candidates and PACs. It takes a little work but it is there."

I looked up the donor results for the names you cited and the only one I got results for that indicated a history of donating to Dems was Weinstein. Results for the others didn't not return the results you indicated.

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-23 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just as striking as how many of those same abusers were Hillary supporters.

#17 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2017-12-22 07:34 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

It's true. We expect them to be Republicans. Good point RoC.

#29 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-23 02:34 PM | Reply

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