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We asked iReporters to send in questions for Sen. Barack Obama last week. Now it's time to put Sen. Hillary Clinton in the hot seat. The Democratic presidential candidate will be in CNN's "The Situation Room" tomorrow. She'll talk about her campaign and what's next for her bid for the White House.
What would you like to ask Clinton? Submit your questions as comments below or, better yet, send in a question on video . You could appear on CNN!
WHEN THE NEW SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGE WENT INTO EFFECT IT WAS SUPPOSE TO HELP PEOPLE WITH PERSCRIPTION DRUGS. WELL FOR ME NOW I HAVE TO PAY 3400.00 AFTER THE 1ST 3200 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT SO WITH MY MEDS COSTING ME 1200 A MONTH EVERY YEAR I HAVE TO PAY 3400...MAKING ONLY 1400 A MONTH THAT LEAVES ME VERY LITTLE TO LIVE ON. AT THE SAME TIME I MAKE TO MUCH MONEY TO GET ANY AID. SO PLEASE TELL ME HOW THIS SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGE HELPED?
I am a Black male. I cannot speak for all African Americans. It appears to me that one of the strategies in your campaign has been to sublimimally plant the seed of fear of something different (in this case a Black man, Barack Obama) in the minds of that segment of society that has the least amount of real world contact with those people that are different from themselves (rural America). Do you really think that if you were to become the nominee that people of color would be able to forgive you and Bill for stirring the pot of racism? For all the talk of Barack's inability to win the big states. Could you win without the Black vote?
Mrs. Clinton, CNN had a question on it's web page the other day, asking; What group should decide who will be the democratic nominee, the delegates or whoever gets
the most popular vote. The delegates got 20% and the popular vote got 80%. What can you tell us is going on behind the scene to insure you get YOUR SHARE of the original vote total in Florida and Michigan?
If I could ask Mrs. Clinton anything I would ask her when she tells all middle class people that she knows how we feel what she really means by that. I would ask her then when the last time was that she had to look her daughter in the face when her daughter asked her for something as small as a new pair of shoes or jeans and had to tell her no because the light bill is due or no because you need gas to get to work. I would ask if she has ever had to tell her child no at any point in her life.
I am a single mother of one with a child with special needs in FLorida. This state has very little funding for education and special needs programs. My question is are you going to adjust the education funding to make it availavble to provide funding and education and nutritional meals for our kids and are you going to assit with special need and mental health services in our own country. Specially with all the soldiers coming home from over seas with PTSD...What are you going to do to help with these programs that are so in dire need for our community....I believe you are going make a difference in our world and I believe you are going to make it so the next generation isnt going to go with out or have to clean up Bush's Mess....I look forward to hear what you have to say and you have my vote...
Tina E Zebroski
Panama City Beach , Florida
Dear Hillary,I hear you try to talk a good game you may fool some peole but you really have no clue on what you would do on the first day in the White House you have no more experience than Obama. I hear you keep saying you won Mi and Fl well tell me how can you when where there was no raceso please stop saying that. I also hear you say you want to give us 30 toward gas for the summer well last Tuesday in the state of Ohio they raised gas 20 and the on Thursday they raised it another 20 well today is Tuesday agian and it went up 30 more cent and now is 3.95 so can you tell me what 30 cent is going to do. i also see that food is on the uprise please tell what is you plan for the use because soon we won't be able to leave or homes. But here a hint Hillary in case you don't know you can't count on what you don't have or are you looking for that man that you've dogged for the past couple of month to help you out by loaning you some money. ha ha ha you're so funny. AMERICA NEED TO WAKE UP BECAUSE BILL DIDN"T REALLY SAVE AMERICA AND NEITHER WILL YOU WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER MONICA SCAM WHEN YOU PRESIDENT TELL ME WHERE DID YOU HIDE ALL THE WHITE WATER BODIES AND WHAT WAS ON ALL THOSE REPORTS THAT YOU ERASED IS WHAT AMERICA SHOULD BE ASKING. AMERICA IS CRAZY IF THEY TRUST YOU.
Can anyone tell me how much money Hillary Clinton pays Howard to say the crazy stuff that he says. Hillary he really needs to think about what he says because he has turned off a lot of people when they are trying to decide on who to vote for. You just gave a speech after winning and he destroyed it by being rude.....
Mrs. Clinton, there is this unspoken question out there on many peoples minds, that if mentioned by someone, that person is labeled a racist. Here it is; If a white person was running for president with the EXACT same background, experience, and cridentials as Mr. Obama, would he be getting the same 90% of the black vote???
Also, if my statement is true, are we close to electing
a president for the wrong reasons?
Here a great question.
Why do florida and michigan count now? But not before?
You both agreed to the rules and you know when we break rules. We get puinishment.
not awarded. i am so sick and tired of it.
Please ask Hillary why she was not wearing an American Flag Pin? Does this mean she is not Patriotic? Or is this type of question only reserved for interviews with Obama.
Mrs. Clinton Do you think if you were to win do you really think that you have a chance of winning in states that you have taken a lost. I never thought I would go Republican but if your camp tries to do something that is against the laws with Mich. and FL. I will campaign for McCain like never before. I would rather suffer for eight more years than have you and your husband once again. Your plans on healthcare did not work before and they will not work again.
Challenge to Wolf for tomorrow's interview with Mrs. Clinton: Given Mr. Obama's lead in the elected delegates and the unlikelihood that Mrs. Clinton can catch up or overtake him, even if Florida and Michigan are counted, is it her position that the superdelegates should go against the voice of the voters? Mrs. Clinton has made her case numerous times, but not once has she flat out stated that that's what she wants to see happen, and that's why she's staying in the race. Wolf, for you the opportunity to get her on the record.
To the blog gentleman who asked this question. The exact same logic can be applied in reverse. "What makes you think that many of the Obama votes are not because of the simple fact that he is running as 'Black'? There are also many votes/support for him strickly to "show" non-racism. It's hip. Racism or 'racism-in-reverse is NOT the reason to elect a US president; certainly not at this time in a worldwide economic down trend. I don't have a special preference for either one in terms of color - it's irrelevant to me (though THIS may be hard to believe by many of you). I do however, have a HUGE problem with someone who has no true experience, keeps claiming victim, no real plan whatsoever, and no apparent staff with a plan. Question: is voting for Obama a clear NO vote for a woman candidate -- or is it NO because she happens to be white? Why is anything negative about Obama labeled as 'racist' but with Hillary is everything but. I may not be too savvy in these political environments but it seems to be 'racist to speak against Obama' but not sexist nor racist to speak against Hillary. Two norms and two rulers to measure 2 people in a supposedly freedom country... some example we're showing the rest of the world.
Hillary, your win in WV with 2/3rds of the vote is impressive. You also took Arkansas with 70% of the vote so these two contests which you won by 2/3rds or more of the vote is something you can brag about. And you are using the WV results as evidence that Obama has a weakness.
However with your two wins of 2/3rds or more of the vote, Obama has won 12 (twelve) contests with 2/3rds or more, including such states as Colorado (Obama got 67%), Kansas (74%), Minnesota (66%), Alaska (75%) and Idaho (80%). How do you reconcile your spin of the WV win with Obama's win in these other contests, some of which have double or almost triple the number of delegates as WV, and some of these states are solidly white with very few African Americans?
There is no way I can top "bookquake's" question; please be sure to ask it. I also believe Hillary's recent wins are highly exaggerated, and I'm ready for her to understand that the mathematics do not work in her favor.
But for kicks - What makes Hillary believe she WON Michigan, when 45% of their voters chose "other" rather than a vote for Hillary. Think of what the outcome would have been if Obama had been on the ticket. I'd like to know why Michigan has even been included in her victory dance.....
Let me clear one thing up, one blacks are voting for Obama because we have a sixth sense for racism and you pushed the button and as a result you lost the black vote. Black people know you had something to do with the Mr. Wright tape being delivered to the media because you followed it up with implanting doubt in the minds of white americans on purpose. I honestly, like most black people stood by you and Bill, but know I've seen the other side of your faces I wouldn't trust you, Bill or your Daughter. You have ran a distasteful campaign and anybody black that's standing by you either has men issues or getting some kind of kick back if your nominated. Now that you lost the black vote, you're pandering to the white vote, the same vote you took for granted, because you never thought that white America would vote for a black man. Now your using the media to try to change the phsychology of the race like you have a chance at winning, but you've already lost and you failure to realize it reminds me of Bush denial about a failing war. How dare you insult Mr. Obama who hasn't done anything but ran a classy campaign from day one. You are just another Washington Insider. You will not get my vote no how no way! I'm from Michigan and you wouldn't have got as many votes because millions of people didn't go to the poles because we thought it wouldn't count and Obama wasn't on the ticket, so how can you look america in the face and say you won....You are a cheater and a liar just like Bush. Don't change the rules now because you think it's going to save you...face it you lost. So all you women bashers better luck next time. Also, the only places where you can win in the United States is the racist territories, where people are dumb as hell!
I'm a WHITE Blue Collar worker that doesn't trust your "NEW found voice" when it seems that all you have done Hillary is change your attack methods, change your campaign staff and change your "voice"! Who is the "real you" because it is hard to trust someone who relies on scare tactics and has run her campaign into serious debt...Sounds like Bush Policy to me. Based on the consistency and large victories for Obama across more states that will all count in the general election, why would you delay the inevitable outcome any longer and cause more friction in the Democratic Party?
How come nobody sees the real game plan? Hillary is campaigning for 2012. She has a double strategy. First, mortally wound Obama's chances in the 08 general so McBush will win. Claim she would have beaten McBush ad nauseum. Then wait for 4 years of another disastrous Republican reign of terror, then stroll into 2012 the candidate we should have had in 2008. EXCEPT we are tired of the scorched earth policy of politicians. I used to like her, I think she is now poison to our democracy. Obama MUST win in 08 to defeat that kind of politics in 2012. BTW, I am one of those hard working white women over 50, so we aren't all blind.
How many road construction jobs would the gas tax vacation end up costing?
Both you and Senator Obama, through your speeches and your campaign advisors, proclaim your honesty and integrity. Why, then, do you tell the public that Senator McCain will fight the war in Iraq for 100 years? Clearly, this metaphor, which is what it was, meant that he was prepared to win the war and maintain a presence in Iraq following the war just like we have done in Germany, Japan, and Korea following wars fought on there respective soil. In my opinion, you have gone out of your way to spread a lie, just like the one concerning 'running for cover under sniper fire'. That's not 'mis-speaking'. That's 'lying.' How can you lie to the public to gain the Presidency or any public office? How can you do that to young voters like your daughter? Please tell me that the United States, bearly more than 200 years old, would fight a 100-year war - that you truly believe Senator McCain or anyone else would be in favor of that? I would like you to clearly and honestly apologies to Senator McCain publicly and put this lie in the past. Do you have the honesty and integrity to do so? Can you face yourself in the mirror and say that you really like what you are doing and saying in your campaign each day you get up?
Here's one from Hilary's own Pastor. Rev.Wright's
congregation is one of the most progressive and loving
churches in America. His scholarly writings are respected
in all ecumenical circles.
Isn't it interesting that this letter, published on the StraTribune.com web site, Minneapolis Minnesota , March 27, 2008, was not picked up by other news media!!! (I looked for the letter and it is in Saturday's edition of their web site under letter to the editor and it is hard to locate!!)
Letter of the day: Clinton, her pastor disagree about Wright
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Letters to the editor, March 28, 2008
Hillary Clinton attends the Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington . So does Bill Clinton. Hillary suggests she would not have the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's controversial former minister, as her pastor.
But the senior pastor of her church has a very different take on how Americans should react to Wright. The Rev. Dean Snyder wrote, 'The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is an outstanding church leader whom I have heard speak a number of times. He has served for decades as a profound voice for justice and inclusion in our society. He has been a vocal critic of the racism, sexism, and homophobia which still tarnish the American dream.
'To evaluate his dynamic ministry on the basis of two or three sound bites does a grave injustice to Dr. Wright, the members of his congregation, and the African-American church, which has been the spiritual refuge of a people that has suffered from discrimination, disadvantage, and violence. Dr. Wright, a member of an integrated denomination, has been an agent of racial reconciliation while proclaiming perceptions and truths uncomfortable for some white people to hear.
'Those of us who are white Americans would do well to listen carefully to Dr. Wright rather than to use a few of his quotes to polarize. This is a critical time in America 's history as we seek to repent of our racism. No matter which candidates prevail, let us use this time to listen again to one another and not to distort one another's truth. '
JACK BEAIRD, GOLDEN VALLEY
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"If you can't see the ultimate, you'll become a slave to the immediate."
Different Standards for Black and White Preachers
Rudy Giuliani's priest has been accused in grand jury proceedings of molesting several children and covering up the molestation of others. Giuliani would not disavow him on the campaign trail and still works with him.
Mitt Romney was part of a church that did not view black Americans as equals and actively discriminated against them. He stayed with that church all the way into his early thirties, until they were finally forced to change their policies to come into compliance with civil rights legislation. Romney never disavowed his church back then or now. He said he was proud of the faith of his fathers.
Jerry Falwell said America had 9/11 coming because we tolerated gays, feminists and liberals. It was our fault. Our chickens had come home to roost, if you will. John McCain proudly received his support and even spoke at his university's commencement.
Reverend John Hagee has called the Catholic Church the "Great Whore." He has said that the Anti-Christ will rise out of the European Union (of course, the Anti-Christ will also be Jewish). He has said all Muslims are trained to kill and will be part of the devil's army when Armageddon comes (which he hopes is soon). John McCain continues to say he is proud of Reverend Hagee's endorsement.
Reverend Rod Parsley believes America was founded to destroy Islam. Since this is such an outlandish claim, I have to add for the record, that he is not kidding. Reverend Parsley says Islam is an "anti-Christ religion" brought down from a "demon spirit." Of course, we are in a war against all Muslims, including presumably Muslim-Americans. Buts since Parsley believes this is a Christian nation and that it should be run as a theocracy, he is not very concerned what Muslim-Americans think.
John McCain says Reverend Rod Parsley is his "spiritual guide."
What separates all of these outrageous preachers from Barack Obama's?
You guessed it. They're white and Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not. If it's not racism that's causing the disparity in media treatment of these preachers, then what is it?
I'm willing to listen to other possible explanations. And I am inclined to believe that the people these preachers go after are more important than the race of the preacher. It's one thing to go after gays, liberals and Muslims - that seems to be perfectly acceptable in America - it's another to accuse white folks of not living up to their ideals.
I think there is another factor at play as well. The media is deathly afraid of calling out preachers of any stripe for insane propaganda from the pulpits for fear that they will be labeled as anti-Christian. But criticism of Rev. Wright falls into their comfort zone. It's easy to blame him for being anti-American because he criticizes American foreign and domestic policy.
If Rev. Wright had preached about discriminating against gay Americans or Muslims, there probably would not have been any outcry at all. That falls into the category of "respect their hateful opinions because they cloak themselves in the church."
But one thing is indisputable - the enormous disparity in how the media has covered these white preachers as opposed to Rev. Wright. Have you ever even heard of Rod Parsley? As you can see from what I listed above, all of these white preachers have said and done the most outlandish and offensive things you can imagine - and hardly a peep.
If the disparity in coverage isn't racist, then what is it?
RUN, HILLARY, RUN!!!!
Mr. Clinton, do you think there should be some kind of regulation that would control MEGA Cable News Networks, to make sure they don't HIGHLY FAVOR one presidential candidate over an other? Please make sure Jack Cafferty is listening when you give your answer. Thanks
Senator Clinton, I remain a steadfast supporter and am truly in awe of your energy level and your love of our nation. No doubt, you are the best candidate in this primary election year!! As you know, the spread in the popular vote after West Virginia is LESS THAN 1%. Keep up the good work for all Americans.
What do you think about our Commander in Chief who allowed the same President of Iran (the one named killer and our enemy", in our President's own words, saying democrats will put us in danger with being soft on people like him when the same "killer" was allowed to visit here last year and address the studens of Columbia University? Isnt that ironic? Were we in danger then, when he visited, or is it just when the democrats want to talk with him??? hmmmm....
How quickly we all forget...
Time was, the biggest enemy of democracy in the U.S. was apathy on the part of potential voters. It can be said that no politician can claim mandate of the people since the majority of potential voters are silent come Election Day. Now here we are, with a Democratic nomination race that is so exciting and competitive that people are turning out in droves and critics are saying its too divisive! Talk about having a cake and eating it too! Hillary should stay in the race as long as possible..(and this should be plain to anyone with a memory going back before last year), because she is the only reason that this exciting time has ended and every last one of those citizens who have yet to cast their vote should be heard. So if you like democracy, support Hillary's staying in the race, whether you support her or not!
typo correction: She's the only reason this exciting time HASN'T ended.
Hi Hillary, I am a supporter of yours!! I am a mom of 3 , but 2 of my kids are disabled. They are not in wheelchairs, but there are not enough daycare programs out there for us to turn to if we want to work, but have adequate care for our kids. They are not supposed to discriminate but it does happen. What will you do to assure us of a change in this area?