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What is the reason for Hillary's change in tone?

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posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 11:36 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. - Hillary Rodham Clinton has come out swinging.

Up until recently, the New York senator has been under fire from the liberal wing of the Democratic Party for refusing to join the call for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq and for her finely modulated criticism of President Bush. But there is a new tough-talking Clinton these days.

At a Harlem church on Martin Luther King Day, she said that Bush's presidency would "go down in history as one of the worst" and that the GOP-controlled House "has been run like a plantation."

In a post-New Year's Day thank-you note to donors, Clinton assured them she would fight for "an end to cronyism, incompetence and cover-ups."

And during a foreign policy address Wednesday at Princeton University, she accused the Bush administration of "downplaying" the threat posed by Iran and its nuclear program.

The Harlem speech drew a rebuke from the White House, where spokesman Scott McClellan declared her remarks "out of bounds." On her way home from Africa, first lady Laura Bush called her predecessor's plantation remark "ridiculous." Even former Clinton White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers called Clinton's choice of words "unfortunate."

No doubt Hillary has an agenda. To be the next President of the United States of America, and to do that, you have to get attention from the media, and to put up that image that you believe you can solve the problems America faces and to take control of the situations that is swirling around, like Katrina, or the economy or Iraq, etc. No doubt its just all politics to please the left wing supporters, as well as gain new supporters that she has the ability to deal the issues immediately and has the answers to the problems.

[edit on 20-1-2006 by deltaboy]

posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 11:48 AM
It's simple: she's moving to the left on some social issues with a special pandering to the black community to placate her base, while simultaneously moving to the right on security issues to look "presidential" and attempt to dispel any concerns that she would be weak (any woman running to be the first female President would face that problem).

[edit on 1/20/2006 by djohnsto77]


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