Hillary Clinton is the Best Democratic Candidate!

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Since: Feb 08

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#1 May 30, 2008
May 30, 2008

Editorial: Clinton is top candidate for Dems

Editorial Board
Argus Leader

For the first time in memory, every state will play a role in choosing a nominee for the nation's highest office.

Some of those parts are small, but not ours: as one of the last two primary elections, South Dakota Democrats suddenly and improbably find themselves in a starring role.

That's an unlikely turn of events, as our state has improbably become a battleground in the long, hard race between two Senators seeking a spot at the top of the Democratic ticket: Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Clinton of New York.

The process feels similar at times, but the goal of a primary election is different from the race voters will decide in November. Our endorsement also is different. We will judge the candidates in this fall's general election when that time comes.

Obama could certainly become one of those candidates in the days ahead - at the time of this writing, his mathematical advantage is considerable. His appeal also is clear, and his campaign has been strong.

But Clinton is the strongest Democratic candidate for South Dakota.

Her mastery of complex policy detail is broad and deep, and her experience as a senator and former first lady matches that.

Measured against her opponent, Clinton is philosophically more moderate. That is likely a good thing for South Dakota.

Clinton's energy policy is forward thinking and wise. She advocates a broad federal research initiative to help solve our looming oil crisis. It's a plan that would join university researchers, private industry and individual inventors behind a common goal.

Is ethanol part of the answer? Clinton believes it is but not necessarily corn ethanol.

That is not precisely the answer South Dakota wants to hear. Corn-based ethanol has been a boon for farmers here. But the simple fact is that she probably is correct. Advances in cellulosic ethanol technologies could render corn ethanol obsolete and wasteful. Happily, South Dakota is poised to be a major player in the push to experiment with other kinds of ethanol.

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...

Clinton has demonstrated a real commitment to Native American issues and will have visited several South Dakota reservations before the race is over. Clinton is precisely correct when she says that people outside the region have a poor understanding of the troubling trends on our reservations. Federal attention could help. That includes but is not limited to higher-ranking posts in the federal bureaucracy.

Her truly universal health care plan would be welcomed by thousands of South Dakotans. Even on reservations, where health care is nominally universal already, such a plan would be welcome. The federal government would never be allowed to subject everyday Americans to the kind of care Native Americans living on reservations routinely receive.

Obama is justifiably credited as a powerful speaker, but Clinton holds her own easily. As those who have attended her South Dakota rallies can attest, she is quick on her feet and energetic. She frames her ideas clearly in speeches and answers questions with genuine directness.

Her resilience and determination never should be questioned. She has met or overcome every challenge or roadblock in her way, and there have been many. Her determination to carry the nomination process through to its real conclusion has perhaps earned her a grudging respect from those who would never support her.

Clinton might not win this race. In fact, it's a long shot. But whatever some might say, the race is not over, and her name is on the ballot. Win or lose, she's also the best Democratic candidate for South Dakota.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#2 May 30, 2008
For voter info in South Dakota

http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistratio...

Since: Feb 08

United States

#3 May 30, 2008
Iím posting this again, case you didnít know where to look... All of the links below are texts and should load well if you are on dial-up.

Here are the issuesí sections of ALL THREE of the candidateís web sites:

Hillary Clinton

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/

Barack Obama

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/

John McCain

http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/

Here is the April 16th Democratic debate text from the NYTimes (faster to load than ABCís)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/16/us/politics... ?

Here is the Democratic debate text Done in February before the Ohio vote. It includes NAFTA, and both candidates discuss it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/us/politics...

Here are two Democratic interview texts Courtesy of PBS, done shortly after the Ohio debate:

Clinton PBS Interview 080227
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house/ja...

Obama PBS interview 080317
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house/ja...

For me Hillary Clinton is the candidate of choice. Perhaps these links will help you to decide.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#4 May 30, 2008
Sorry about the duplicate. I thought it didn't load.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#5 May 31, 2008
5/30/2008
Clinton Campaign Announces the Endorsement of 22 South Dakota Native American Leaders

Prominent tribal officials to lead outreach efforts in Indian Country

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/vi...

Since: Feb 08

United States

#6 May 31, 2008
Press Release

5/23/2008
Hillary Discusses Need For Fiscal Responsibility; Relief For South Dakota Families

Clinton criticizes Bush and McCainís Reckless Fiscal Policies

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/vi...

Press Release
5/28/2008
Hillary Clinton: Standing Up For South Dakota Service Members And Veterans

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/vi...

Since: Feb 08

United States

#7 May 31, 2008
Press Release
5/31/2008
Statement from The Clinton Campaign on the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting

Harold Ickes and Tina Flournoy made the following statement this evening:
Today's results are a victory for the people of Florida who will have a voice in selecting our Partyís nominee and will see its delegates seated at our partyís convention. The decision by the Rules and Bylaws Committee honors the votes that were cast by the people of Florida and allocates the delegates accordingly.

We strongly object to the Committee's decision to undercut its own rules in seating Michiganís delegates without reflecting the votes of the people of Michigan.

The Committee awarded to Senator Obama not only the delegates won by Uncommitted, but four of the delegates won by Senator Clinton. This decision violates the bedrock principles of our democracy and our Party.

We reserve the right to challenge this decision before the Credentials Committee and appeal for a fair allocation of Michiganís delegates that actually reflect the votes as they were cast.

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/vi...

Since: Feb 08

United States

#8 Jun 1, 2008
Clinton is projected winner in Puerto Rico based on exit polls!

In case anyone is interested in the actual precinct reporting for Puerto Rico here is a link:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/re...

Since: Feb 08

United States

#9 Jun 1, 2008
Press Release
6/1/2008
17 County Commissioners Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

Commissioners Represent 15 Counties Across the State
SIOUX FALLS, SD - In a clear display of momentum two days before the primary and on the heels of multiple visits by Hillary, Chelsea and President Clinton, the Clinton campaign in South Dakota today announced the endorsement of 17 county commissioners. These commissioners, who are endorsing Hillary because of her commitment to South Dakota, have been helping the campaign's efforts in their counties and spreading the word about why Hillary Clinton is best prepared to be President.
"I am honored by the continued support that my campaign has received across the state," said Senator Clinton. "As I travel to communities big and small in South Dakota, I have listened to the voices of so many who are ready for a President who will fight for them, return to fiscal responsibility, honor our veterans and invest in alternative energy production right here in South Dakota."
The list of commissioners who have endorsed Hillary is below.

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/vi...

Since: Feb 08

United States

#10 Jun 2, 2008
6/2/2008
Louisiana Democratic Party Chair and Automatic Delegate Chris Whittington Endorses Hillary

Louisiana Democratic State Party Chair and automatic delegate Chris Whittington announced his support for Hillary Clinton today.
"Hillary Clinton has what it takes to turn around our economy and rebuild the middle class," Whittington said. "There is no question that she is the strongest Democrat to go toe-to-toe with John McCain in a general election. It is our responsibility as automatic delegates to choose the candidate we believe best fit to beat Senator McCain. That candidate is Senator Clinton."
Whittington was elected Chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party in January 2006, after serving as the Partyís Legal Counsel, as a member of the Democratic State Central Committee and as a member of the Democratic Party Executive Committee.

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/vi...

Since: Feb 08

United States

#11 Jun 3, 2008
No matter what. Get off the computer and vote!! She fought so hard for you to have a say. Your vote is what matters! If you think she is right, but by chance she does lose, your voice will carry weight beyond what happens today! Go Hillary!!!

Here is the latest news:

Short version- no video

Clinton Says She Will Not Concede Tonight
Carolyn Lochhead

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

Long version includes video, but not too bad a load to get to the text on dial up.

Clinton not ready to concede race, her campaign chair

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/03/electi...

[There are not enough pledged delegates at stake in Montana and South Dakota to put Obama over the top, but a rush of endorsements by the remaining undeclared "superdelegates" could allow him to claim victory when he takes the stage in Minnesota Tuesday evening.]

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