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McAuliffe to chair Clinton election campaign
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The worst kept political secret in America just became, well, even worst kept. According to The Hill, former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe (the man no one really appreciated until Howard Dean took the job) has been telling associates he's the man for Hillary's presidential campaign next year.
McAuliffe told The Hill yesterday that Clinton has not made a decision on running for president and will not do so until after Nov. 7. McAuliffe also denied telling friends that he will serve as chairman, although sources contradict him.

He acknowledged that he would play a “huge role” in her presidential campaign if it materializes and that he has recruited donors for a possible White House run.

“I would just say that I hope she runs,” said McAuliffe. “She’s focused on the Senate and I’m focused on helping Democrats.

“Would I have a huge role on the campaign? Of course, that’s not real news. People know that I have has been around lining up people if she decides to run.”
Heh ... yeah, you can bet that's all assumed only if she runs.

While I can see why stating officially that she's a candidate for president wouldn't be in her political best interests right now, anyone who believes she's going to sit out '08 (and there has been some conjecture in that regard) simply aren't paying attention.
“She’s got a full operation,” said Wade Randlett, a prominent Democratic fundraiser based in San Francisco, of the network of Democrats who are laying the financial groundwork for Clinton in the Bay Area. “There are many, many friends who are active for her.”

Randlett said donors who have met Clinton leave the room certain that she will run for president. He said the same clear impression is given by two other hopefuls, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner (D).

“For Kerry, for Warner, and for Hillary, they are all a certainty,” said Randlett. “People leaving the room all think she’s running for president.”
For political junkies such as myself, '07 and especially '08 are going to be a lot of fun.
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Cr*p. If it’s her versus McCain, I’m going to have to really think about it.
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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What do Whitewater real-estate deals, Global Crossing, and "travelgate" all have in common.

The Clinton-machine’s fingerprints are all over em’

McAuliffe will be a lead-anchor for Hillary.
Written By: Steve
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I second Steve.

Dean is providing over what is likely to be a large victory, and McAuliffe presided over Democrats getting their butts kicked.

This may not all be their respective credit or blame, but it would be foolish to suggest that their respective performance is completely unrelated.
Written By: glasnost
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Dean is providing over what is likely to be a large victory
What victory is that? Or are you already buying into the narrative of the Dems coming rout in the election? Be careful....
Written By: shark
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"What do Whitewater real-estate deals, "Global Crossing" and travelgate all have in common?

They’re part of the VRWC, Steve. And besides, we’ve been through all that. It’s old news. You’re just pulling a Swiftie on poor, poor Hillary. We don’t want to pick at old wounds. We want to talk about. . .(giggle) "Moving On!"

If you think the TSMSM will spend a minute pondering The Smartest Woman In Recorded History (TM)’s role in any of those events - well, then, man, hook me up with what you’re smoking.
Written By: Christopher
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I would hook ya up, Christopher, if I hadn’t just downed my last.

I was so surprised to find Glasnost in agreement with me, that I had to medicate.

So sorry. ;-)
Written By: Steve
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