Friday, October 12, 2007

"Clinton Reverses, Says She Would Negotiate with Iran's Leaders"

CANTERBURY, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton called Barack Obama naive when he said he'd meet with the leaders of Iran without precondition.
But her comments Thursday on the issue prompted him to question whether she's changed her mind.
During a Democratic presidential debate in July, Obama said he would be willing to meet without precondition in the first year of his presidency with the leaders of
Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.
Standing with him on stage, Clinton said she would first send envoys to test the waters and called Obama's position irresponsible and naive.
But asked about it Thursday by a voter, the
New York senator said twice that she, too, would negotiate with Iran "with no conditions.
"I would engage in negotiations with Iran, with no conditions, because we don't really understand how Iran works. We think we do, from the outside, but I think that is misleading," she said at an apple orchard.

Why would she change her mind? One word. Polls.

We know through Dick Morris that Bill Clinton used polls almost daily in his Presidency. Nothing mattered more to Clinton than being liked, so he would do what the polls told him that the people wanted. Morris said that Bill and Hillary did absolutely nothing, without first weighing how it would effect public opinion. It's how we finally got welfare reform.

Now, Hillary doesn't care about being liked. She will do as she wishes if she becomes President, but to get the nomination and get elected, she must be liked. So I believe she is following in her husband's footsteps in this regard.
*I just had to use the pic stolen from Grouchy Old Cripple. He always has the best pics.
Update: Even Al Gore is afraid of the Hillary Machine:
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A source involved in Gore's past political runs told CNN that he definitely has the ambition to use the peace prize as a springboard to run for president.
But he will not run, because he won't take on the political machine assembled by Sen.
Hillary Clinton, said the source.