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May 27th, 2008
12:50 PM ET

Hillary Clinton –Please Exit, with Dignity, June 4

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editor, The Nation

Check out CNN.com for Bill Clinton's vent about how a "cover up " is hurting Hillary Clinton's chances of becoming the Democratic nominee. This is a man who has trampled on his spouse's voice every time, in this campaign, that she's found it.

The women of The Nation are the first to deplore the sexism in media commentary this primary season, but a "cover up"?

Hillary Clinton started this race last year as the one to beat–she had the money, the machine and the name recognition that assured her of quasi-incumbent status. And, indeed, she ran as a quasi-incumbent, an establishment candidate in a change- year election. Yes, there were the Chris Matthews and the Tucker Carlsons and the Mike Barnicles and the Rush Limbaughs and the women who were working out their Clinton hatred through Hillary's candidacy.

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  1. Michael Jenkins

    It sound as though to me, Clinton is looking for to Obama being the victim of an assasination attempt, that why she is staying in the running. wah ta terrible woman!!!!! And, I'm sure her cheating husband is behind it!

    May 28, 2008 at 2:08 am |
  2. Michael Jenkins

    Sorry for the spelling, but I'm pissed,

    Poor Hillarywas the victim of snippers and Bill Clinton was snipped at the White house on our time, paying him by a woman in the white house. They dont know how to clean a dress or their lies!

    May 28, 2008 at 2:06 am |
  3. Michael Jenkins

    Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton arehuge liars. She was shot at and bombed on visit to ger visit to the middle east. Lie? 3 times? Lie?

    And how about the old cheater Bill? Remember the famous words when he looked at the Amrican public, pointed his finger at us and said," I NEVER HAD SEX WITH THAT WOMAN". Then weeks later when his lie was found out, he admitted the lies.

    Are these liars who we want in office to lead our country?

    May 28, 2008 at 2:00 am |
  4. Michael Jenkins

    Who in the world would want to elect a person that lied about her visit to the middle east, being bombed and shot at, not only once did she lie but 3 times?

    And, who could forget the famous words by her so called cheating husband, " I NEVER had sex with that woman"! And then turned around and admitted he lied.

    Are there the tpye of people we need to led our county? Liars?

    I know the Obama and his Rev. will come up to defend the Clinton's, did Obama lie? He was upfront and admitted everything. wasn't he?

    May 28, 2008 at 1:56 am |
  5. DJ

    Here’s a theory for you all…
    what if Bill made a deal with HW (otherwise known as 41) to get Hillary elected if she promised not to investigate or prosecute GW (otherwise known as 43)?

    Think about it.
    Bush-Clinton-Bush–Clinton again, somethings just not right.

    What if THAT WAS the plan, that’s why they put in McCain not expecting Obama to come along and take off like he has and now everyone’s scrambling.

    Obama 08

    May 28, 2008 at 1:47 am |
  6. Jonathan

    I'm not surprised at all that Anderson would post this blog telling Hillary to drop out. Hey AC – in case you haven't noticed she's winning the general election, she's still winning primaries...and I'm sorry to tell you Anderson, we as Clinton supporters will not support Obama. Here comes John McCain. I know that must crush you that your candidate Barack Obama isn't going to make it to the White House. What are you going to do???

    May 28, 2008 at 1:44 am |
  7. Spencer King

    Here is what I don't get.... Were not the slaves freed and given the right to vote before women? For the record using the B word is not just a female thing we all B when we are unhappy... I know some men who woman call their little B, or others that like to be a B.... So why are Hillary's supporters saying the world is against them? I see little in this race that is antiwoman. Heck I would vote for Hillary or any woman if they were the BEST woman. In Hillary's case I just don't see her as the best, I do see her as the only woman in the race, her negatives are just too high, I think she is linked forever ( as she chooses to be) to her B boy husband's 8 years and big business.
    Yeah, she can stay in and keep spending money her campaign doesn;t have but she is kicking a dead horse. I am afraid after the credentials and rules committee makes their ruling ( Is CNN going to show that as Donna said they would?) I think we will see if Hillary bows out like the lady we hope her to be or if she and her B boy scream bloody murder....

    May 28, 2008 at 1:24 am |
  8. ben

    Hillary as an Independant. Woooo Hoooo he can't win with you, without you, or against you Hillary. If he's the nominee I'm voting McCain '08

    May 28, 2008 at 1:15 am |
  9. ben

    20 years of listening to his "uncle" and he didn't know he was a RACIST. We just don't believe you Obama.

    May 28, 2008 at 1:12 am |
  10. Dug

    Hillary isn't a victim of anything but her own bad taste and lack of scruples. Every week or so she changes her story. The most glaring being the Florida and Michigan primaries, where first she agreed not to campaign in those, make her a originally party to their disenfranchisement, then she champions their cause win it suits her purpose. She is the worst hypocrite on the American political scene today.

    If she becomes the next president we'll all be sorry.

    May 28, 2008 at 1:10 am |
  11. LaVon K Hummel

    To the lady who is scared of Barack because she thinks He is the anti Christ and called him Hassin all in the same blog. Your sick. Fear is a result of hate and hate is a result of fear. That is ugly ignorant talk. Its poison. Look lady you need to do something better with your time than hang out with the seven day adventist. I grew up in a penny costal church and I been around people who talk like you, and it was unhealthy to me as a little girl, and its unhealthy to us all now. Lady you scare me. God is Knowledge. I think you should get to know him, as soon as you can.

    t

    May 28, 2008 at 12:28 am |
  12. jo

    I'd like to comment on Bill Clinton's claim that there is a conspiracy within the Democratic Party against his wife.
    The panel on the show, while correctly concluding that the former President"s assertion is a tactic often employed to great success by Hillary Clinton's Presidential and Senatorial campaigns to garner sympathy which always translates well for the candidate in polling, did not take their correct analysis to its logical conclusion: If Bill Clinton is correct, the Democratic Party either does not understand or is choosing to ignore that Hillary is a the more electable democrat as opposed to Obama in the General Election against John McCain.
    Mr. President, is it your assertion that the Democratic party is either intentionally or out of ignorance, shooting itself in its collective foot?

    May 28, 2008 at 12:24 am |
  13. Lisette Chicago, IL

    To late
    Bill and Hillary have no dignity left.
    They trashed themselves completely
    I never knew such low life people like these 2 existed.
    they remind me of grifters.

    May 28, 2008 at 12:21 am |
  14. Marilyn, MN

    Heather, thank you, well said. I am not a huge Hillary supporter but I do recognize that she is a VERY viable candidate also. "The Media" has been biased from the start making sexist remarks about Hillary even while they called her "Madame President.” Even Candy Crawley (I once respected her) makes the same biased sexist remarks about Hillary as the men she works along side.

    May 28, 2008 at 12:17 am |
  15. Susy

    Anderson,

    There is no honor in being unfair, biased and sometimes cruel. There is no honor in spinning the truth in an attempt to manipulate the public.
    You insult us.

    May 28, 2008 at 12:17 am |
  16. Bill

    Remember the cartoon character, Snagglepuss? Exit stage left. Far left. Hillary as VP of the Libertarian party with Barr.

    Remember the song by Rush, Exit Stage Left? Exit fast, in a rush. Bye, bye Hillary.

    May 28, 2008 at 12:13 am |
  17. vickie

    I still can't vote for McCain....it would be to painful....however...I can't speak for all hillary supporters...because I would be wrong......

    May 28, 2008 at 12:11 am |
  18. vickie

    hillary clinton is way ahead of obama in the popular vote even without michigan and florida.Ask cnn to verify this with actual numbers....I'll bet they won't do it....Wonder why.....

    May 28, 2008 at 12:08 am |
  19. Michelle in CA

    Hillary lost her viability and my vote when she stooped to using racism, gender bias, whining, bullying, changing the rules, back stabbing, passive aggression and moving the goal posts as a way to get votes and stay in the race. Remember folks, at the beginning everyone thought she'd be the nominee and I didn't hear too many negatives about that. She also had a majority of the black vote at the start. Face it, she and her campaign have blown this primary. She's done everything that has sterotypically been a concern about having a woman president...including crying to get sympathy. It really is unbelieveable and very troubling and is, in part, why she has lost half the feminist vote. Now she is scrambling for any way to claw her way to the nomination. If people are asking her to leave it is not because she is a woman or because she is not qualified or because there is some kind of a conspiracy (hmm...does this mean she was initally told she had the nomination in the bag?) but because she is starting to make Bush look like a classy fellow. You've got to sink pretty low to make Bush look good.

    May 28, 2008 at 12:05 am |
  20. vickie

    Why would superdelegates ...NOT ...endorse someone who won by hugh margins in west virgina,kentucky,Pennsylvania,ohio,texas,new york,florida,michigan ,california,massachusets,new jersey,indiana?If she doesn't get the nomination........the superdelegates will have screwed up .....BIG TIME....think about it...why?

    May 28, 2008 at 12:05 am |
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