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Clinton Is Ready to Break Free

This just in from the Associated Press . . .

(AP) A day after her campaign announced a record breaking fundraising haul, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she would support public funding of campaigns if elected president next year.

At an event where she picked up the endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, the New York senator said she would continue the fundraising pace that helped bring in $26 million for her presidential bid between January 1 and March 31. But, Clinton said, she hoped a different system could one day be enacted.

"I believe we have to move, eventually in our country, toward a system of public financing that really works for candidates running for federal office. I will support that as president," she said. (more)

Now, will the other presidential candidates pledge to support a system of public funding of elections like Fair Elections?


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Of course St. Hillary loves the Un-Fair Elections Now Act. There's nothing she'd like better than to perminantly fund the Republicrat party and kill any chance of significant opposition. I hope she's funding you well.

Doug Casner

Hillary is making all kinds of statements and promises these days. Now, even though she's raised millions and millions of dollars for her campaign, she says she's for public funding for presidential campaigns. I don't believe her for a moment. Remember, she voted to authorize Bush's War on Iraq, has refused to apologize for it (as John Edwards has had the courage to do), and "now" she says she wouldn't have gone to war if she had been president. Excuse me Hillary, why then did you authorize it? Sorry, but I don't buy her line for a moment. As Bill Maher, "Real Time with Bill Maher, on HBO, once pegged her, Hillary is Republican-Lite, and she is far more hawkish than she wants any of us to know.


If Hillary is really ready to break free, what's wrong with NOW? The present value of a statement of future intent that requires the occurrence of an event that may not happen is infinitesimally small. She is too scripted. Lacks courage. Imagination is absent -- no plan for America's future. How is she going to pay down our staggering national debt and increase the savings rate of Americans? Stop health care inflation? Deal with overpopulation in the US? I agree with Alan that she is at best Republican-Lite.

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