posted on May, 31 2008 @ 11:23 AM
reply to post by JessicaS
Hello JessicaS, Hope you are well.
If I may disclose at least one reason to disassociate Obama & Hilary amongst the democratic candidates, in hopes to find a difference, I would look at
who has compromised their positions in politics more dangerously. I realize that someone could spin many politicians and find a flip-flop or two, so
I hope I am not met with unequal comparisons.
Everyone remember HillaryCare, right?
Senator Clinton has received $150,600 in contributions from insurance and pharmaceutical companies, which she accused in 1993 of “price
gouging” and “unconscionable profiteering.”
How could she compromise so ugly on something that defined her not too long ago?
“This reveals that Hillary Clinton is a politician more concerned with campaign contributions than policies she claims to support,” Ms.
Schmitt said of the senator’s efforts to court the health care industry. In fact, during her 2000 Senate campaign, she sharply criticized her
opponent, Rick A. Lazio, as being beholden to the pharmaceutical industry for taking donations from drugmakers.
If she wanted to make a point, not accepting their grease money would've been a good start.
Separate analyses by the Center for Responsive Politics, an independent group that tracks campaign finance, and by The New York Times show that
Senator Clinton has received $854,462 from the health care industry in 2005-6, a larger amount than any candidate except Senator Santorum, with
Some health care providers are giving more money to Republican candidates over all, but they are hedging their bets by donating to Senator
Clinton as well.
And there are many links to reveal her lies, misquotes, and overall association with washington elitists.
So in many ways they are the same, however, in a world that craves change, they are shooting for the purest form of a politician. And the purest for
to "them" now seems to be a clean record with not too many accomplishments, and not too many lies.
And yes, he is more likable than Hilary, which obviously plays a role.
I myself haven't decided to vote yet.
NY TIMES 06'