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Old 06-11-2008, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Okay dont laugh but IMO this is a great idea. She should star in some commercials for some nice project - a charity? Not American Express though that would be good too. To set her public image back to "lovable" and to make a few bucks, and to keep her name before the public.

Love this idea! I mean, why not? People thought doing the talk show circuit was a bad idea until Bill played his sax on Arsenio.

Yes, the right tv commercial could be a brilliant move.

Maybe she could work out a deal where she talks about her own causes at the same time she promotes a corporate charity. I could see her promoting something scientific, like a chemical treatment for oil slicks, hybrid technology, or maybe a software company's efforts to improve computer systems in inner city schools.

Or, to "set her public image back to lovable" she could take the Bob Dale/Viagra approach and do something unexpected and funny. Maybe a Crown Royal commercial where she kicks back a few shooters. Or a dry cleaners commercial where she cracks jokes about her pantsuits.

But... I can't see her quitting politics. She could do a whole slew of commercials and still be VP (or ambassador to Myanmar or whatever it is she ends up doing).

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Old 06-11-2008, 07:10 AM
 
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The victor often helps the defeated in primary elections pay off the debt. Remember the primary was a party function not a private individual affair. You want to encourage a wide range of participation and to help what could be a strong candidate jump in knowing there may be a financial lifeline if they do well. Remember McCain was in financial trouble last summer and took a leap of faith. Romney spent much of his OWN money and we could be looking at a Republican candidate (Romney) who purchased the nomination with his own money. Is that what we want in a Democracy?
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I don't think he should feel obligated to pay for Hillary's "3am phone call" commericals and whatever else this debt was originally used to pay for.

If she didn't want this much debt, she could have dropped out earlier.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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I don't think he should feel obligated to pay for Hillary's "3am phone call" commericals and whatever else this debt was originally used to pay for.

If she didn't want this much debt, she could have dropped out earlier.
According to the link on the first page much of the debt is owed to Mark Penn and Burston Marsteller, big PR firm. The link, though it's from early May and hence old, also points out that Obama officials feel that if the shoe were on the other foot she wouldnt be helping him out.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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I don't think he should feel obligated to pay for Hillary's "3am phone call" commericals and whatever else this debt was originally used to pay for.

If she didn't want this much debt, she could have dropped out earlier.
So I hear you saying that the next 3:00 AM phone call she gets might be from a collection agency?

Wow and triple wow.

Question is it her debt or a shared debt? If they divorced is Bill obligated or will he be singing it ain't be babe?
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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The victor often helps the defeated in primary elections pay off the debt. Remember the primary was a party function not a private individual affair. You want to encourage a wide range of participation and to help what could be a strong candidate jump in knowing there may be a financial lifeline if they do well. Remember McCain was in financial trouble last summer and took a leap of faith. Romney spent much of his OWN money and we could be looking at a Republican candidate (Romney) who purchased the nomination with his own money. Is that what we want in a Democracy?
isn't $10million of Hillary's debt personal loans she and Bill made? Obama should not be responsible for that!
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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isn't $10million of Hillary's debt personal loans she and Bill made? Obama should not be responsible for that!
but the american tax payers should be responsible for people who took out loans they couldn't afford? that's logical.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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OK. Hillary should pay off her own debt. She should then run as an Independent and have all her 17 million plus voters just vote for her. I thought this was the same party? It is only the same party when she is supposed to throw her and her 17 million plus voters support behind Obama. How one-sided is this?
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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OK. Hillary should pay off her own debt. She should then run as an Independent and have all her 17 million plus voters just vote for her. I thought this was the same party? It is only the same party when she is supposed to throw her and her 17 million plus voters support behind Obama. How one-sided is this?
Nothing is one-sided in politics. Didn't you see The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) ?
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