Hillary Clinton

Obama should have picked Hillary rather than Biden: Giuliani

Washington, Aug 25 : Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has voiced his sympathy for arch rival Senator Hillary Clinton, and said that the New York Senator would have been the obvious choice rather than Joe Biden as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s running mate.

“The strong choice would have been Hillary Clinton, the obvious choice would have been Hillary Clinton rather than Joe Biden as the running mate for Barack Obama,” Giuliani said.

“It''s kind of a no-brainer that that''s your ticket,” the Daily News quoted Giuliani, as saying.

42 percent pledged Hillary Clinton delegates to vote for her at Democrat convention

Senator Hillary ClintonWashington, Aug 25: Forty two percent of delegates pledged to Senator Hillary Clinton have said that they will for her at convention despite calls from Democratic leaders for party unit.

A CBS News/New York Times survey shows some continuing dissatisfaction among delegates pledged to Hillary Clinton. The dissatisfaction among Clinton delegates relates to both the nominee and the process by which he was elected.

Hillary’s brother’s McCain meeting fuels Obama sabotage rumours

London, Aug 22 : New York Senator Hillary Clinton’s youngest brother has met a Hillary’s brother’s McCain meeting fuels Obama sabotage rumourstop aide to the Republican presidential candidate John McCain, fuelling rumours that some people close to the former First Lady are actively working against Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Tony Rodham, who held a fundraising event for Hillary in Pennsylvania when she was battling against Obama in the Democratic primaries, met Carly Fiorina, McCain’s senior economic adviser in the state.

Reconciliation or revenge: What does Hillary want?

Reconciliation or revenge: What does Hillary want?Washington  - Hillary Clinton does not see herself as a loser. On the contrary, the closer she gets to the Democratic Party convention that opens Monday in Denver, Colorado, the more self- confident she appears.

A couple of weeks ago, the face of the former first lady still showed the marks of disappointment and the strains of the primary campaign.

Hillary Clinton is VP favorite among Dem delegates

Hillary ClintonNew York, Aug. 19: At least 28 percent of the delegates likely to attend the Democratic Convention in Denver, want Hillary Clinto to be Barack Obama’s running mate, a new CBS poll has said.

Six percent favour Delaware Senator Joe Biden, and four percent mention two other unsuccessful Democratic candidates: New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards.

Other people mentioned by at least 2 percent of delegates a

Hillary’s rich friend Lady de Rothschild to ambush Obama

Barack Obama Hillary Clinton New Hampshire PrimariesWashington, Aug. 18 (ANI): Diehard Hillary fans plan to protest against presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention next week.

Among will be Lynn Forester, Lady de Rothschild, one of Britain’s most influential political hostesses, who poured her heart and money into Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

According to The Times, she is now thinking of voting for the Republican candidate, John McCain, for president.

Obama, not Clinton would have been helped by Edwards'' absence in Iowa

Barack Obama, Hillary ClintonWashington, Aug. 16 : A a University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll conducted the night of the Iowa Caucuses suggests the absence of Edwards would have helped Obama, and not Hillary Clinton.

The survey administered to one randomly selected caucus participant in every precinct in Iowa on Jan. 3, 2008, included a question on second-choice preferences if a first-choice candidate was not viable.

Timing of political messages influence voters'' decisions

Barack Obama, Hillary ClintonWashington, Aug 15 : In political campaigns, what candidates say to the voters is undoubtedly important. Now, a research team, including an Indian-origin scientist, has shown that the timing when they say those things also influences voter preferences.

The study, co-authored by the University of Minnesota''s Akshay Rao, Hakkyun Kim (Concordia) and Angela Lee (Northwestern), shows that the timing and content of political messages affects voters particularly swing voters.

Hillary Clinton’s name in nomination at Democratic convention as a tribute

Hillary ClintonWashington, Aug 15: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential candidacy will receive one final tribute when her name will be formally placed into nomination at the Democratic convention.

The symbolic move, announced on Thursday in a joint statement with Senator Barack Obama, is intended to soothe a lingering rift with Clinton supporters and to unify the party.

With Hillary scheduled to deliver a prime-time speech in Denver, a state-by-state roll call vote increases her time in the convention spotlight, the New York Times reported.

Clinton's name to be placed in nomination at Democratic convention

Clinton's name to be placed in nomination at Democratic convention Washington  - Hillary Clinton's name is to be placed in nomination at the Democratic Party's convention this month, for a formal round of recognition of her historic candidacy, it was announced Thursday.

The symbolic move will ensure that Clinton's name appears in the state-by-state roll call, giving delegates an opportunity to reaffirm their support for her.

Hillary Clinton convention role nearly settled

Barack Obama, Hillary ClintonWashington, Aug.13 (ANI): Careful negotiations between Sen. Barack
Obama''s campaign and his one-time rival, Hillary Clinton, about her
role at the Democratic National Convention are winding to a close.

According to the Washington Times, what is yet to be determined is
whether Clinton’s name will be placed into a roll call vote, and
whether she will accept the symbolic gesture, publicly release her
convention delegates and urge them to unanimously back Obama.

McCain can use Clinton aide’s memos to target Obama

John McCain, Hillary ClintonWashington, Aug. 13 : A click on the Atlantic Monthly''s web site could help Republican presidential nominee John McCain find a raft of memos outlining possible ways to defeat his presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

The memos, prepared by Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton''s chief strategist, are drawing attention in large measure for what they reveal about the dysfunctionality of the New York senator''s operation.

How Hillary’s exit might have boosted Obama’s chances of victory

Hillary Clinton, Barack ObamaWashington, August 12 : Hillary Clinton’s exit from the presidential race may have consolidated Barack Obama’s chances of becoming U. S. President, suggests a new study by an Indian-origin researcher.

Akshay Rao and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota''s Carlson School of Management have discovered that when an option enters and later leaves a market, the most similar remaining option — in this case Obama — stands to benefit.

The researchers say that this rule is applicable to almost everything, including political candidates, beer, healthy care plans, automobiles, etc.

Hillary was advised to attack Obama’s ''lack'' of U.S. roots

Hillary was advised to attack Obama’s ''lack'' of U.S. rootsWashington, Aug. 12 : New York’s junior senator and one-time Democrat presidential contestant Hillary Clinton was urged by her chief strategist to targetrival Barack Obama’s "lack of American roots".

According to an inside-the-bunker article published in The Atlantic, key adviser Mark Penn ridiculed Obama''s "boyhood in Indonesia and his life in Hawaii," arguing Obama''s multicultural diversity could be exploited.

John Edwards’ lie about affair jeopardised Hillary’s chances for Democratic Prez nomination

Washington, Aug 12 : Supporters of US Senator Hillary Clinton have claimed that she could have won the Democratic presidential nomination had John Edwards not lied about his adulterous relationship with Rielle Hunter.

They said that Edwards’ lie over his extra-marital affair with Rielle had “lasting effects” because it enabled him to stay in the race at a crucial time, emerging second after Barack Obama in Iowa.

The Iowa caucuses, which kicked off the nomination process in January, saw Hillary finish third, just behind second-placed Edwards and the victorious Barack Obama. Although she staged a comeback a few days later in New Hampshire, her campaign never properly recovered its former poise and momentum.

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama to be star attractions at Democrat Convention

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama to be star attractions at Democrat ConventionWashington, Aug. 11 : Senator Barack Obama''s campaign announced Sunday that his wife, Michelle, will be the star attraction on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention (August 25) in Denver.

Following Michelle Obama, will be New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday, Obama''s vice presidential choice on Wednesday and Obama himself on Thursday, when the convention moves to Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium and Obama officially accepts the party''s nomination before a crowd of about 75,000.

McCain recycles Hillary’s campaign hits to hit Obama

New York, Aug 9 : Republican presidential candidate John McCainRepublican presidential candidate John McCain stole a page from Hillary Clinton’s playbook, recycling her greatest primary hits against Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

In a new ad titled “Praising McCain,” his team ran clips of Democrats lauding the Arizona senator’s maverick independence - topped by this classic Clinton punch from March 3: “I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House. And Obama has a speech he gave in 2002.”

In unity overture to Clinton, Obama wants Florida, Michigan, counted

Washington - In unity overture to Clinton, Obama wants Florida, Michigan, countedPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on Sunday urged the party's credentials committee to give a full vote to the defrocked state delegations from Florida and Michigan - a move that could heal the lingering, deep divisions with narrowly defeated rival Hillary Clinton.

Age might have benefited Barack Obama, hurt Hillary Clinton

Washington, August 3 : Age might have benefited Barack Obama, hurt Hillary ClintonA new study by researchers at the University of Iowa suggests that the age factor might have benefited Barrack Obama, and hurt Hillary Clinton while they were vying to be the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party.

The study suggests that Americans expect women to reach their peak performance as leaders at age 43, four years before men''s perceived peak at age 47.

Hillary Clinton not interested in being nominated `President'' at Democrats convention

Hillary ClintonNew York, Aug. 1 : New York’s junior Senator Hillary Clinton has decided against being nominated for President at the Democrats'' Denver convention, but many of her more die-hard partisans say that they may vote for her anyway.

A source close to Clinton confirmed she won''t file a formal request to the convention asking to be nominated along with Barack Obama, who eked out the victory in their fierce primary slugfest.

"She is not going to submit the signed request. People are still circulating petitions on her behalf, but this is a done deal," the New York Daily News quoted the insider, as saying.

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