Hillary Is Receptive and Responsive to North Carolina Voters

Although NC is a late participant in the primary process, North Carolinians desire to have their particular concerns addressed before votes are cast on 6 May.  The population of this state has exploded, and trade agreements have adversely impacted many of this state's industries.  Moreover, the state has a high rate of home foreclosures.  These are just a few of the problems for which NC voters are seeking solutions.  But only one candidate will hear and understand them.

This candidate is Hillary Clinton, who has launched an unprecedented advertising campaign in NC.

Hillary is not only prepared to listen; she is prepared to offer real solutions to the real problems experienced by real people.  And no, she will not force North Carolinians to endure a commercial recycled from the New Hampshire primary.  Obama, however, will, and he will make the same hackneyed promises to North Carolinians that he made to voters in New Hampshire last winter.  Change, I guess, will be xeroxed, even if it is at the expense of local contingencies and current events.

Hillary, on the other hand, will answer questions submitted by North Carolinians to her website, NCAskMe.com.  And she intends to respond to each and every question.  In fact, she already has.  A volunteer in Charlotte, North Carolina, for Hillary Clinton, I have telephoned NC voters on Hillary's behalf, and I have had the opportunity to explain how Hillary's various proposals will address voters' everyday concerns, whether these concerns involve health care, the costs of prescription drugs, the war in Iraq, funding for VA hospitals, Bush's war on science, Hillary's commitment to reform our trade agreements or Hillary's plan to stem home foreclosures.  The experience is quite satisfying, especially when I manage to convince an Obama supporter or a registered Republican that Hillary is the candidate who will listen, lead and respond.  

Yes, the telephone calls are challenging, for one must read the voters' questions and research answers before establishing contact.  But one learns an immense amount in the process: not only does one discover that Hillary is the candidate who is campaigning on real solutions and not empty rhetoric; one learns that voters are seeking a politician who has a genuine penchant for public service.  And Hillary is demonstrating this commitment to constituent service to North Carolina voters, which explains why Tarheels will nominate Hillary to be the Democratic nominee on 6 May.  

Eat your heart out, Obamabots.  But remember to submit your questions, comments and concerns to NCAskMe.com.  For Hillary will offer a personal response to your question that can never be read from a teleprompter during some impersonal speech in a large, anonymous venue.  And Hillary, by the way, will attend the debate to occur in North Carolina on 27 APR. Will Obama, or will he continue to ignore the voters of NC?

Tags: advertising, Hillary Clinton, issues, North Carolina, Voters (all tags)



Re: Hillary Is Receptive and Responsive to North C

Right. Hillary is up all night, certainly at 3AM, tapping out answers to voters.  Hope the sleep deprivation doesn't cause her to misspeak or misremember.

by politicsmatters 2008-04-08 05:19PM | 0 recs
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Even though she is tired she did not misspeak in the senate hearings today unlike BHO

by indus 2008-04-08 07:06PM | 0 recs
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I guess you didn't realize that Obama supported a NC debate weeks before Clinton had agreed to do one.

by politicsmatters 2008-04-08 05:21PM | 0 recs
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CBS cancelled the debate and rescheduled, as 19 APR is a holiday.  And Obama, it seems, wanted the debate to occur before PA will vote on 22 APR.  Because Clinton desires a debate for NC voters, she agreed to the new date of 27 APR.  Obama has not, for he thought he could exploit a debate in NC for his campaign's purposes in PA.  Clinton is committed to NC, not Obama.  

by truthteller2007 2008-04-08 05:26PM | 0 recs
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I recall the conflict between the original date and the first night of Passover, but had thought that both had agreed on the new date. Perhaps I was wrong.

By the way, why do you think Clinton declined a NC debate at first?

by politicsmatters 2008-04-08 05:29PM | 0 recs
Because of the Jewish Holiday on Apr 19th

by indus 2008-04-08 07:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Because of the Jewish Holiday on Apr 19th

No, she didn't accept any NC for awhile.  It wasn't because of Passover.

by politicsmatters 2008-04-08 07:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Because of the Jewish Holiday on Apr 19th

Yes it is. That is what the campaign said. If you know otherwise, please can you let me know

by indus 2008-04-08 08:03PM | 0 recs
This ad has been diaried already

I will repeat what I said then.

I like how there is a big red "contribute" button in the upper-right corner of the site it links to.  The  ad is a great idea though.  Maybe it is helping to explain the bump seen in SUSA.

by Student Guy 2008-04-08 05:51PM | 0 recs
Re: This ad has been diaried already

But that diary did not include my analysis, which I believe is rigorous and incisive.

by truthteller2007 2008-04-08 06:07PM | 0 recs
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bump?  SUSA has Obama gaining something like 2 or so in NC.  It is also just one poll taken over a month before NC votes.  

As an Obama supporter I am pumped that polls show he is winning in NC, but this primary has taught me that polls me crap and to just wait until people have had their say.

by Xris 2008-04-08 05:56PM | 0 recs
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SUSA has always been correct 1-2 point above or below what they show.

HRC has to do more in NC.

by indus 2008-04-08 07:09PM | 0 recs
Most contenders lose.

My guy did, months ago.

Hillary has lost.  Denial will only get one so far.  Sorry, meaning no disrespect, but it's over.

And it can only get more over, despite whatever she does.

How long does it take for competetive bitterness to recede?  In time to defeat McCain, and take the White House?

by Garret 2008-04-08 08:35PM | 0 recs
I would have recced this diary

if it wasn't for the unfortunate Obama smear.

I like Sen. Clinton's new ad campaign.  It's fresh, inclusive, and proactive.  Damn, if she had done this months ago we might have had a different picture than what we have now.

You didn't have to blast Obama as "hackneyed" to make your point.  You didn't even have to mention him.

by bjones 2008-04-08 08:39PM | 0 recs
No need to smear Obama ...
That alone undercuts your argument quite a bit, truthteller.
by DailyKingFish 2008-04-09 10:02AM | 0 recs
Re: No need to smear Obama ...

This diary is published at the Hillary Hub.


by truthteller2007 2008-04-09 06:27PM | 0 recs


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