|Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton -- still saddled with debt from her 2008 presidential campaign -- may have that perfect holiday gift for you: a $50 DVD of the speeches she and former President Bill Clinton delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Denver (where Barack Obama accepted the nomination she had coveted). |
1) Weren't these speeches made on national television and so shouldn't they be easy to access anyways?
2) Who would actually think that people would want or care about that? If I'm going to spend $50 on a DVD, it will either be for education or for entertainment - not for some outdated political speech that would have very little meaning today.
Who would love Hilary enough (it almost seems like you'd have to practically worship her to go for this) to actually buy into this product? And she's arrogant enough to believe that people are going to want to basically give her their hard earned money so that they can get basically nothing back (honestly, this is a pretty crappy product so it's more of a gift to her)? And what DVD costs $50 anyways?
|And if you really want to make it special: For a contribution of $250 or more, you can get a DVD autographed by Hillary herself. |
This is just the icing on the cake! Yay! She signed it! Some wife of a mediocre president that ran for president and absolutely failed and has almost no popularity will sign it for an extra $200! Wow...
Edit: I actually like one of the comments found on the page:
|Peter wrote: |
|My Lord, she hasn't paid those off yet? And SHE wants to be President of the United States? Millionaire Democrats run for office and then skip out on the debts they leave in the wake of thier campaign. What joke she has played on the American people. |
Matrix, aren't you a bit harsh on Bill Clinton? I wouldn't say he was THAT mediocre. There has been much worse Presidents than him.
Guess Hillary is actively on the go with the marketing of her DVD, and that marketing campaign through press reports is probably going to get people buying the DVD just out of curiosity. I guess there will also be people of her Party who will buy it, in order to help bale her out. Sounds almost like a fire sale of a kind?
Sounds a lot like your usual political fundraiser... (hence the high price of the DVD)
At least this one is soliciting individuals instead of trying to raise cash by selling out to businesses... That much I approve of.
Though if this was happening in the height of campaign fund-raising season, I would watch carefully for various companies/lobbying groups making orders of 2,000 DVD's...
And yes, there are some people that just love Hillary.
I can't fathom why, but they're out there.
Neither can I. It is just completely incomprehensible to me. Do you know whether when she was up against Obama for the Presidency, whether her supporters had been mostly women? The fact that she lost against Obama for me also says a lot, as I don't particularly think he is the best that the Democrats could offer, so if she lost to him, it really showed how weak she had been as a candidate. I'm really pleased she did not get it, as I get a feeling of her being dictatorial as well. And maybe inflexible. Obama is probably too flexible in wanting to please people, sort of on the other extreme.
|ocalhoun wrote: |
|And yes, there are some people that just love Hillary.
I can't fathom why, but they're out there.
|deanhills wrote: |
| The fact that she lost against Obama for me also says a lot, |
Well, she didn't exactly lose the primary in a landslide though... She still got quite a lot of votes.
The impeached presidents spouse says she is done with holding any public position.
|Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has once more reiterated that she will not run for president in 2012, going so far as to refer to her current role in government as "my last public position."
At a town hall meeting appearance in Manama, Bahrain on Friday, Clinton denied intentions to run for either president or vice president on the ticket with President Obama, who defeated her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Some experts have also speculated that she could replace Robert Gates next year when he retires as secretary of defense.
"I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position," she said. Clinton's career has included not only her current position as secretary of state, but also eight years in the Senate representing New York.
Clinton has repeatedly laughed off rumors that she may seek the highest office in the country, and she was notably out of the country during the midterm elections when Democrats lost control of the House.
When her current position is over, Clinton "would like to continue working to improve lives for others," she said, adding that she will "probably go back to advocacy work, particularly on women and children and probably around the world." This marks the first time Clinton has publicly discussed alternatives to political office in her future.
In returning to advocacy work, she could follow in the footsteps of her husband and former President Bill Clinton, who has largely turned to humanitarian work through his Clinton Foundation since leaving the White House.
Mrs. Clinton has formerly worked extensively for the rights of women and children. She went on to note that while she has had a "fascinating and rewarding public career," she particularly enjoyed her time as a lawyer for the Children's Defense Fund, which advocates for abused and neglected children, as well as her women's rights work, according to Reuters.
"I feel very lucky because of my parents and then my education, the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others," she added.
In addition to personal passions, Clinton also noted the strain of the job of president as a deterrent towards seeking further election.
"Every president, if you watch what they look like when they come into office, you can see their hair turn white because it's such a hard job," she said.
Ok, it is three am and the phone rings. Where will you be? I will be watching my DVD of Hilary Rodham Clinton and former president Bill Clinton speeches at the Democratic National Convention! Those should put me to sleep!
Can't think of anything worse to watch than a political speech at three am including Hilary's. Much rather post in Frihost ....
|standready wrote: |
|Ok, it is three am and the phone rings. Where will you be? I will be watching my DVD of Hilary Rodham Clinton and former president Bill Clinton speeches at the Democratic National Convention! Those should put me to sleep! |