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I, for one, do not look forward to Hillary Clinton winning the nomination. If she does, the Democratic party will go down in flames. The only ones left will be the Hispanics, because they are the only group still fooled by the Clintons. I and others are not fooled. As a black woman, I feel the Clintons' treatment of Lani Guinier was incomprehensible. I hate to break it to Clinton supporters, but she was not and is not entitled to the presidency. Just because her husband went on The Arsenio Hall Show and played the saxophone, which won over black folks, doesn't mean she is more qualified than Obama. When Bill Clinton bought the office space in Harlem, I knew what the deal was then. That move was to help solidify the black New York vote for Hillary when she ran for President. They had a plan when he became governor of Arkansas. Another thing is, Where is her experience exactly? Being First Lady is no qualification for President. It does mean she can host a function at the White House but nothing more. She got the healthcare position because of her husband. Maybe if she had more healthcare experience, she might not have had the disastrous results she had. In either case, it's plain to see that the Clintons are only out for themselves and those that put money in their pockets. fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Kelli Francis

Atlanta, GA

Mar 7 2008 - 4:29pm

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I have been on a mission ever since the South Carolina primary to try to make people understand how utterly "racist" it was. I have spoken about the DNC's Donna Brazile's and Howard Dean's roles plus the orchestration of the very influencial SC Rep. James Clyburn to make the 2008 presidential primary schedule tailor made for Obama. This put the high black voter registration states back to back--South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, DC, Maryland, Virginia, plus the caucus states--to create the momentum that has been created. This sinister strategy included successfully blaming Bill Clinton for black voters' abandoning HC's candidacy because of his supposed racist remarks in SC, which is insanity--Jesus Christ could not have gotten those votes.

Even Willie Brown, the savvy, black, astute politician who was San Francisco's mayor, says the Clinton remarks were in no way racial. He speaks to that point in his new book Basic Brown. He agreed with Hillary Clinton's comments about the Civil Rights and Voter's Rights acts being a partnership of Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson. He said he would have gone further to say a few things, but that basically HC was correct. Wisconsin was a result of the momentum created by those mirror-image-of-SC states. But hold the phone--for Ohio voters that was yesterday's news, in a working-class state that will say "Yes we can--what?" I think you will see evidence of that in the Texas and Ohio elections. Obama has not demonstrated that he can win a big state--just Republican states and caucus states.

Sean Wilentz of The New Republic, a historian, has written an excellent, if not disturbing, piece on the black racism that has been in play since Iowa. Yet it has been cleverly blamed on Bill and Hillary Clinton, of all people.

For your information, I am a liberal Democrat who was once a delegate to the national convention. My involvement in politics has had everything to do with injustice towards women and blacks. I worked feverishly in the '70s and '80s to encourage women to run for political office. To see this brilliant woman's chances evaporating today is devastating. I do blame Obama's campaign and promoters. They have enough money to do the dirty tricks that are hallmarks in political campaigns. Yet the irony of it all is, this is exactly what he is running against! I will not vote for him if he is nominated. I am so angry that it conjures up throwing grenades in the streets.

Fran Wells

N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Feb 28 2008 - 6:26pm