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Old 10-30-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Le Grand, Ca
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“I haven’t cleared this with him and he may even be mad at me for saying this so close to the election, but I know what else he said to his economic advisers (during the crisis),” Clinton told the crowd at a Wednesday night rally with Obama in Florida. “He said, ‘Tell me what the right thing to do is. What’s the right thing for America? Don’t tell me what’s popular. You tell me what’s right — I’ll figure out how to sell it.’”

The College Politico » Blog Archive » Bill Clinton admits that Obama didn’t know what to do about the economy; Update: Video added
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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hows that a bad thing?


humbling ones self to solve America's problems doesnt appeal to you?
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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Bill Clinton was saying that he did the right thing by consulting with his advisors first before making an impulsive move like McCain did (and does on a regular basis).
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Bill Clinton did exactly the same thing during his presidency. He received advice and opinions from several sources and both sides of the aisle when making a policy decision. It's what most intelligent people would do. bush, OTOH, took advice only from people loyal to him. One of the books I've read on bush said people were afraid to speak up and give advice. It will be so great to have a president who adheres to Clinton's philosophy.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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C'mon folks...Xplorer is understandably a bit confused.. When we were younger say 25, sometimes we may have been afraid to ask folks for help to complex problems and issues as well, not understanding the wisdom behind doing so. Everyone grows at a different pace, and some folks just need a little more comfort, it's easily discerned from the threads and posts we should offer comfort and understanding.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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“I haven’t cleared this with him and he may even be mad at me for saying this so close to the election, but I know what else he said to his economic advisers (during the crisis),” Clinton told the crowd at a Wednesday night rally with Obama in Florida. “He said, ‘Tell me what the right thing to do is. What’s the right thing for America? Don’t tell me what’s popular. You tell me what’s right — I’ll figure out how to sell it.’”

The College Politico » Blog Archive » Bill Clinton admits that Obama didn’t know what to do about the economy; Update: Video added
A blog called College Politico is what you are taking your analysis from now?

How do you imagine you ask advisors, who are specialists in particular areas, for input? And do you imagine that each advisor had the exact same suggestion? It is now a bad thing to seek input by asking experts to speak to a specific situation and to base a decision based on a synthesis or evaluation of what they say?

Or perhaps you think it is better to steamroll ahead and go from the gut like Bush and McCain?
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Le Grand, Ca
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C'mon folks...Xplorer is understandably alarmed.. When we were younger say 25, sometimes we may have been afraid to ask folks for help to complex problems and issues as well, not understanding the wisdom behind doing so. Everyone grows at a different pace, and some folks just need a little more comfort, it's easily discerned from the threads and posts we should offer comfort and understanding when folks become overwhelmed.
I just post it to watch you guys go crazy over it... it's amusing..
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I just post it to watch you guys go crazy over it... it's amusing..
It's ok, everything will be fine. Sometimes grownups talk to other grownups and they work together to make sure everything will be ok.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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It's ok, everything will be fine. Sometimes grownups talk to other grownups and they work together to make sure everything will be ok.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I just post it to watch you guys go crazy over it... it's amusing..
We're here for you Xplorer. Don't be afraid to come out of your shell.
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