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W. Bush backs H. Clinton

Original post made by anon, Embarcadero Oaks/Leland, on Nov 20, 2007

If President Bush says Clinton, I say no. It only seems too ironic that he would applaud someone who voted his way for Iraq and Iran.

Bush Says Clinton Understands Pressure of Presidency (Update1)

By Holly Rosenkrantz

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said today that Democrat Hillary Clinton has a better grasp of the ``pressure'' of the presidency than any other 2008 White House candidate because of her experience as first lady.

``There is no question that Senator Clinton understands pressure better than any of the candidates, you know, in the race,'' Bush told ABC News in an interview set for broadcast tonight, according to excerpts released by the network. He repeated his view that she is a ``very formidable candidate.''

Bush said he still expects the next president will be a fellow Republican. He declined to speculate about the race for his party's nomination, calling it ``wide open.''

Bush, 61, was interviewed at Camp David, the presidential retreat in rural Maryland, along with his wife, Laura. She said experience as first lady would be ``very helpful'' for Clinton, as it was ``very helpful for us'' to have been around the White House when Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, was president.

Clinton, 60, a New York senator, has slammed Bush during this year's campaign and contrasted her experience with that of her presidential rivals, particularly Barack Obama, 46, who is in his first term in the Senate.

``I believe I have the right kind of experience to be the next president,'' and those credentials ``uniquely equip me to be prepared to hit the ground running on day one,'' Clinton said in a speech today, according to a transcript.

Bush also weighed in on Obama, saying that the Illinois Democrat's statement that he would meet with leaders of rogue nations without preconditions was an ``odd foreign policy.''

``What I think these candidates don't understand is how complex an environment it is inside the Oval Office,'' Bush said. ``It's impossible for anybody to fully comprehend.''

To contact the reporter on this story: Holly Rosenkrantz in Washington at .

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Posted by my thought
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 20, 2007 at 9:11 pm

My hunch is that Republicans want H. Clinton as the Democratic nominee because they think she'll be easiest to beat in the general election... and for once, I think they are right.

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Posted by no thanks.
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 21, 2007 at 8:46 am

The bottom line is that every single Democrat candidate wants socialism, has no coherent foreign policy, and despises our military.

No thanks.

I am not excited by any of the Republican candidates, but any of them are better than the Left side of the aisle.

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Posted by me, again.
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 21, 2007 at 8:49 am

BTW, I think that "dumb" Bush is outwitting the Left, (again). He knows that his approval is a "kiss of death" to Clinton for many of the far left..and so gives Obama a better chance of winning the Democrat nominmation...which means there would be no chance whatsoever of a Democrat in the White House because he is a very far left baby politician with no idea about how capitalism works, and no idea about intelligent foreign policy.


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Posted by Peter
a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2007 at 2:10 pm

no thanks, that's a pretty big set of unwarranted assumptions, or should I say accusations, about the Democrats. It's also a set of untruths.

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Posted by ok, you're on...
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 21, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Peter, name one democrat candidate who doesn't want to expand govt.( stepping ever closer to socialism). Name one who has said nothing bad about our soldiers, not falsely accused them of atrocities, and worked to help them do their job, name one who has a sound plan for dealing with fascist-intent govts ( North Korea and Iran being two that come to mind). Specify what the plan is and why it is good.

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