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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hillary wins the prize: a Mr. Right Stuff endorsement



It's always a good thing for a Democrat running in Ohio to have the most popular Democrat in the history of Ohio politics on your side - that being John Glenn, the former senator and astronaut.

Glenn will hook up with Gov. Ted Strickland in Columbus Tuesday afternoon to throw his support behind Hillary Clinton.

Glenn is 86 years old and hasn't been on a ballot in Ohio since 1992, but he is still revered (not a word often used in reference to politicians) by a whole lot of people in his native state - particularly the older, blue-collar Democrats Clinton desparately needs to win Ohio on March 4.

It's no guarantee, but it never hurts to stump around Ohio (as Clinton plans to do Wednesday and Thursday) with the astronaut by your side.

In Ohio, one John Glenn equals about three Ted Kennedys and about six John Kerrys.
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47 Comments:

at 9:40 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Hillary actually wins the Presidency, it will have been an interesting way of avoiding the term limit rule (come on, who really thinks that it won't just be another term for Bill?)

Of course, lawyers and politicians are the best at stretching and bending the rules to suit their needs. It's a good thing we have an unbiased Media to tell us what the truth is. :)

 
at 9:43 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Tim said...

Wow. Wouldn't it be nice if the esteemed former senator paid off the $4 million debt left over from his failed 1984 run for president? A true Democrat, he spent and spent and left others holding the bag.

 
at 10:02 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Bill in Sprinddale said...

Well, not surprised that "Mr. Right Stuff" (sic) is endorsing Hillary...more of the same old-line political establishment in Washington.

 
at 10:28 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tim,
Wouldn't it be nice if George Bush Jr wouldn't leave office with a $10 trillion deficit and continuous spending on a war no one wants? You jackass.

 
at 10:36 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Jojo said...

Dear anonymous- The analogy of if Hillary won, it would be a second term for Bill...interesting...how does this play out with Bush Sr. and our current president? (come on, who really thinks our current president isn't his dad's pawn?)
Dear Tim- how much "unpaid" debt do you have? I'm glad you're so intimate with our esteemed former senator finanaces- but what about your own? And Democrate spending- hmm- what has our current president done for our national debt? Let me keep it simple- has our national debt gone up or down under W? UP, UP and AWAY- and who will pay? you and I

 
at 10:40 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary is undoubtedly the best candidate from either party.
Johnnie Warmonger McCain spells nothing but trouble for this country...even more than his buddy George W.
How do tag the Democrats with spending when you look at out National deficit now compared to when Bill Clinton was in office. I don't remember him borrowing billions from China to hand out tax rebates.

 
at 10:54 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous A Concerned Reader said...

"In Ohio, one John Glenn equals about three Ted Kennedys and about six John Kerrys."

Do you really believe that? Maybe that was true in the 1970s and possibly even the '80s, but I doubt it still holds. Most younger voters today only vaguely recognize the name.

 
at 10:55 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Glenn's endorsement is the kiss of death from a dinosaur. The people want change. Glenn represents Hillary and the opposite of change.

 
at 11:17 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You spelled "desperately" incorrectly. I thought newspapers didn't make those kinds of mistakes! Shame on you!

P.S. Hurray for supporting Clinton!

 
at 11:26 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just payback for the shuttle ride. That's all.

 
at 11:29 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Cakey said...

That's only YOUR opinion of how many votes does John Glenn's support carries. He's a relic of the past; people are ready for a change and that doesn't include Billary! To the young voters I don't think John Glenn's endorsement will carry much weight!!

 
at 11:32 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical wRong wingnut whacko thinking that the 'flip-flopping black mole' is the political savor for the Democrats !

John Glenn is one old crony who needs to get back to work and quit designing more campaign garbage because his last piece of Anti-Obama garbage failed miserably !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE, for a real, DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 11:36 AM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous mgh said...

Go Hillary !!! We really need someone who will at least try to keep us from having a 100 year war and who will throw herself into cleaning up this "spend and spend" legacy of Bush, Jr. Anyone out there who thinks for a second that Hillary will not be the "true" president is crazy - I would love to see a Hillary/Obama ticket - the best of both worlds - experience and a belief that things can change and that all of America can work together for change. Seriously folks - we have had 7 years of being used, abused, manipulated and lied to - the rich go richer and the poor got poorer. Can we really spend that much money on other countries and not have health care for our own!! We need to start taking care of ourselves - I do LOVE Huckabee's idea of simply getting rid of the IRS - I whole heartedly agree with a tax plan that taxes you when you spend your money - not when you earn it - and spend it - and save it etc etc etc. Get rid of the personal income taxes and have us taxed when we spend it - Go Hillary -

 
at 12:00 PM, February 12, 2008 Blogger John Stephenson said...

I did not know about this debt, but perhaps it is like mine. I ran for state treasurer of Kentucky and lost in that race. I later ran for Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and won that race.
I still carry a debt of 50,000 dollars from the Treasurers race, but I owe myself. If anyone contributes to that campaign I can repay myself. I do not look for that to ever happen, but it is a great reminder whenever I think about running again for Public office. Even though I admire former Senator Glenn I am confident that he would not leave people in the position of not being paid for services rendered. As for his endorsement I actually prefer Barrack Obama in the Democratic side of things, but my first pick is Mike Huckabee and I will stick with him until it is over on the republican side.
John Stephenson
Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Commonwealth of Kentucky
www.jstephenson.com
859-653-7000

 
at 12:01 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...

Sounds like there's one thing Democrats and Republicans, at least the rank-and-file ones of us, can agree on: kill the deficit.

I wish us peopns would stop fighting the fights of the Washington folks in our respective Parties. They all just do what they want without regard to us.

Change is something we need, but there isn't one candidate in the field that offers it. Not one. Nada.

 
at 12:05 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim, Are you serious????

Bush just submitted a budget with a $410 BILLION deficit and you talk about Democrats spending and leaving others holding the bag. Wake up. The Republicans and Bush have left this country with a HUGE IOU

 
at 1:35 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God it is almost over, George Bush will be gone and President Hillary Clinton can get started on cleaning up the national and international mess Bush and his band of thieves and liars have gotten us in, this current administration has taught us all a lesson!

 
at 1:50 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Tim! He suffers from the same disease as the current administration - spin the truth - spin the lies. John Glenn paid his debt. It took a decade but it was paid. Democrats - be happy we have a choice between two capable leaders instead of a war monger and another right wing religious zealot that will abuse our freedoms and this American democracy to impose his personal own personal beliefs.

 
at 1:53 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon-
get real President Bush doesn't create the bills the demo controled house and senate do.....nice try though....yeah i know the President could use the veto (which he should have for many of the social programs that the demos love so much).

 
at 1:59 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the younger Obama supporters may not be aware of John Glen as an icon. They will know that he's old and represents the established, old-school Democrats. Either way, I don't think it will matter much.

 
at 2:03 PM, February 12, 2008 Blogger Steve Woodward said...

In the end it really doesn't matter who wins the Presidency. The President DOES NOT run the country. In reality, neither do Congress, The House of Representatives, the Senate, FBI, The Fed, Interpol, or the Men in Black. It's the media, those folks we read and listen to each day that shape the opinions and hence, the direction of this country. Wake up!

 
at 2:15 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three words.....Obama..Obama..Obama!

 
at 2:32 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEAR ANONYMOUS 10:28,

The President proposes a budget and the House and Senate approve. Congress spends and both the House and Senate are controlled by the Dems. You have proven to these readers that you, not Tim, are the "jackass".

PS why do far left libs revert to name calling and personal attacks in the true spirit of discussion?

 
at 2:41 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous bbassett20 said...

We need Hillary, why can't people understand that when the clintons were in the white house, life was good and since they left all hell has broke out. We need experience, experience! Not someone who will
not take questions like Obama, why? Because he
does not have the answers!
Go Hillary!

 
at 2:54 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous fall-well said...

.
"... Anonymous said...Typical wRong wingnut whacko thinking that the 'flip-flopping black mole' is the political savor for the Democrats...one old crony who needs to get back to work and quit designing more campaign garbage...failed miserably...PATHETIC 'family values'...HAD ENOUGH, VOTE, for a real, DEMOCRAT 2008 ! 11:32 AM, February 12, 2008

Seems the 'sweet jeans' plagiarizing wrong wingnut whackos are in love with the 'black moles' ?

They chose to 'cut & run' their elephant dung propaganda as a twisted wedgie !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 3:08 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Kevin said...

Why would we want an old crony to tell us what to do? I would LOVE to have OBAMA and his "Yes We Can" attitude. OBAMA has great ideas, a great inspirational attitude, and the ability to win against John McCain.

 
at 3:14 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Mike said...

Does anyone understand how most of the world views women? Countries that give women any rights, let alone equal rights, are very scarce. What do you think will happen to U.S. diplomacy if the most powerful country in the world, is run by female. If a country doesn't recognize and individual based on sex, what makes you think they would recognize a country lead by an idividual of the sex they don't rocognize? Hilary (or any women) is not the right person for this job, outside of our boarders (or inside our boarders depending on your personal beliefs). Unfortunatly, that is just the way of the world, not the U.S.

 
at 3:25 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

NASA should have left John Glenn in orbit.

John Glenn & Hitlery Rodram Clinton make perfect political bedfellows because they're both corrupt, money-grubbing democRATS with no principles.

 
at 3:35 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some prize! Queen Hillary is endorsed by a decrepit senator implicated in the 'Keating 5' scandal. Wow, that's a real feather in her crown.

 
at 3:38 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
"Kevin said...Why would we want an old crony to tell us what to do? I would LOVE to have OBAMA and his "Yes We Can" attitude. OBAMA has great ideas, a great inspirational attitude, and the ability to win against John McCain. 3:08 PM, February 12, 2008"

Why would we want a "yes we can" when we can have a "YES WE DID" ?

That's right, under the Clinton's we had economic growth, real wage increase, more jobs, and a country left with a fiscal reserve !

The 'culture of corruption' took that surplus and turned it into a give-away welfare program for the top one percent !

The 'bush-whacko' and his cronies acted like the new step-mom, sleeping with a lonely heart, who hates the step-kids and determined to make certain their isn't a dime left for their inheritance !

No, it took a Clinton to clean up the last 'bushwhack' and it will take a Clinton to clean up the next 'bushwhacko' mess !

We can't afford a 'yes we can' man !

We demand a "YES WE DID" team !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE CLINTON 2008 !

 
at 3:53 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone thinks Hillary can clean up anything, they're living in a dream world. She isn't in this for us, she is only in it for herself and her hillbilly husband.

 
at 4:07 PM, February 12, 2008 Blogger Mason Man said...

"Life was good" during the Clinton administration because NAFTA opened markets, because of once-in-a-generation Productivity gains thanks to Dell, Cisco and Microsoft, because a Republican congress from '95-'01 controlled spending, and because the president was smart enough to concede to majority opinion about the expansive gov't (i.e. welfare reform). Unfortunately, the same president neglected the increasing threat of terrorism, for which we have paid dearly during the last few years. Wars can turn a surplus into a deficit REAL fast. Let's hope its worth it....

 
at 4:32 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't John Glenn dead?

 
at 4:51 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

"The President proposes a budget and the House and Senate approve. Congress spends and both the House and Senate are controlled by the Dems."

Typical Reich-wing liars. The Dems have had Congress for a year. The repug run Congress ran up the deficit for the previous six years before that. Clinton left a surplus, and Bush and his repug cronies squandered every cent of it, and left our children and grandchildren with a huge bill.

 
at 4:57 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then he fell and broke his hip. Seriously, isn't Glenn like 100 yrs old? Why to bring it fresh and new Hillz.

 
at 5:10 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
"...Wars can turn a surplus into a deficit REAL fast. Let's hope its worth it....4:07 PM, February 12, 2008"

Especially when you have wRong wingnut whacko cronies privatizing war !

We already know: It is not worth it !

If NAFTA was so great, then why isn't NAFTA our savior now ?

Perhaps, the wRong wingnut whacko, commie lovers will sell the rope that hangs U.S. to China !

After all: 50 cents per. hr. labor will provide U.S. with enough electronics that we can become blind to human rights and sell 25 % of our debt !

PATHETIC 'HypocRites'

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 5:33 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE FOR ANOTHER DUMB DEMOCRAT in 2008 !

 
at 6:01 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The success of the Obama campaign just shows one that racism dwells only in the minds of huckers like Smitherman and "Rev."Sharpton (who was ordained a minister at age 9). I didn't mention Jesse Jackson because the people lost "respect" for him a while back.

 
at 6:50 PM, February 12, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

NAFTA was corp.granade-fishing, and the perps are bailing out to life on a mega-yacht with Boldboy as the towl-boy

 
at 7:34 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, I remember the White House’s allies bragging about the president cutting the deficit in half: “The federal budget deficit is running at a pace that is more than double last year’s imbalance through the first four months of the budget year. In its monthly review of the government’s finances, the Treasury Department said Tuesday that the budget was in surplus in January, but the deficit totals $87.7 billion so far this budget year, double the $42.2 billion imbalance recorded during the same period in 2007…. The Bush administration sent its final budget request to Congress last week, projecting that the deficit for all of 2008 will total $410 billion, very close to the all-time high in dollar terms of $413 billion in 2004.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23131149/

You're doing a heck of a job, Bushie!

 
at 9:12 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great - Hillary can add him to her list of endorsers >> Barbra Streisand, her very own mother and the Republican National Party (that knows they can beat her).
Does this count as another space trip for the esteemed whatever.

 
at 10:12 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY Anon 7:34.

The President submits budget. Congress approves and then spends . The Dem controlled Senate and House will only add to the debt and deficit. And your ignorant attack on the office of President with the name "Bushie". is a slap at good Dems who show respect, even though we politically disagree with our President. Shame...

 
at 10:10 AM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I should have said "our Honorable President George W. Bushie".

 
at 10:53 AM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

And shame on all of you for the disrespect given to John Glenn. He is a national hero, an Ohio hero, and an elder. We have apparently lost all sense of decency in this country when people say the kind of things posted here. Our country is a mess. Period. And it all starts with each of us taking personal responsibility for fixing it. It is time to stop blaming and pointing fingers. Take a look in the mirror first. Have the courage to set an example for a generation that has grown up with the idea that everything that they do has no accountability and allows them to place the blame on others. Thank you Mr. Glenn for your many years of service to this nation. We need more heroes like you.

 
at 11:08 AM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe that this country would even remotely consider putting a SELF-CONFESSED SEXUAL PREDATOR back into the whitehouse!!
If wild bill was in any private corporation he would most likely be ousted from any position of authority (or perhaps in jail)!!!

 
at 4:13 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:53 AM -

John Glenn is a former politician who has still not paid off the $4,000,000+ debt left over from his failed run for president in '84.

He's not an American hero. He's merely a washed-up liberal politician. So take your opinion and shove it.

 
at 1:31 AM, February 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Queen Hitlery Rodram Clinton and Barry Obama are a couple of unqualified hack politicians. I wouldn't trust either one of them to run a lemonade stand, let alone the USA.

 
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