Yesha Callahan

Open Thread: Are You Voting For Hillary?

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It is being reported that Hillary Clinton will announce her presidency bid this weekend. According to a Business report, Clinton will follow her announcement with immediate campaign travel, and is set to give her opponents a run for their money.

From Business Insider:

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s plans has confirmed she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday. This will be imminently followed by campaign travel.

A spokesperson for Clinton’s campaign team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

Clinton’s plans to kickoff her campaign this weekend could complicate Rubio’s kickoff. Both Cruz and Paul enjoyed substantial coverage after their announcements. Cruz also saw his poll numbers improve following his official launch. Coverage of Clinton’s announcement and subsequent trip could diminish the attention give to Rubio’s kickoff due to her status as a strong frontrunner.

As we saw earlier this week, after Rand Paul’s announcement, his campaign donations went through the roof, so apparently the earlier the better will work if Clinton plans to announce her campaign goals. In a recent poll, Clinton leads the Democratic field by nearly 50 percentage points, so this could mean stiff competition for anyone else who decides to run on the Democratic ticket.

Clutchettes, do you plan on voting for Hilary in 2016?

  1. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    NOPE. & if she wins the primaries, i’ll probably just not vote at all/leave that section blank & let the chips fall where they may during the ge.

    • April 11, 2015 - Reply

      @Me

      I think about not voting, but then I think about the monster that could be elected if I don’t vote. I guess in a way, I like to choose the person who wears the smallest shoe size to put his foot in my az.

      (last part is in reference to Eddie Murphy on Arsenio talking about why he doesn’t vote).

      • April 11, 2015 - Reply

        @Love.tweet.joi

        considering our unemployment rate is still more than double any other group’s unemployment rate even though the economy has turned, i’m thinking they all wear the same shoe size.

        • April 11, 2015 - Reply

          @Me

          I cant know for sure, Mitt Romney didnt win. The people I voted for won…except GW, and I blame him for messing up my money.

  2. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    We will soon see exactly how much Hillary and Bill are still angry at Black America about 2008.

  3. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    I don’t know. I am not at all excited for Hillary to be the democratic party nominee, so I don’t know.

  4. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    Without seeing the field of Democratic candidates, this question is a little premature. That said, if she wins the party’s nomination, I will absolutely cast my vote for her. (Even if I’m still secretly hoping for Elizabeth Warren to announce that she wants in.)

  5. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    I was not that impressed with Bill Clinton when it came to black issues. He was great at turning in the charm, but he destroyed public aid, and was more than willing to put African Americans “in their place” for political advantage. Two obvious examples were the public attack on Sista Soldja and his signing off on the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, a man so brain damaged from his suicide attempt that he didn’t finish his last meal because wanted to eat some of it later.

    Hillary strikes me as a mainstream white feminist with serious Wall Street connections. I cannot get excited about her.

    • April 10, 2015 - Reply

      @Anthony

      And how Bill threw Lani Guinier under the bus and backed over her. I was very young during that time and knew nothing about politics; even then I could see how he betrayed a former colleague and highly impressive civil rights advocate to avoid upsetting conservative Whites who are still dogging him decades later.

      • April 10, 2015 - Reply

        @vintage3000

        Oh my, how could I forget Lani Guinier! He totally screwed her over after initially talking about how she was a friend and how he admired her. If he had been willing to make a stand for her, she probably would have pushed policies that would have updated The Voting Rights Act and made it much more difficult for the Supreme Court to gut it.

        • April 13, 2015 - Reply

          @Anthony

          Joe Biden screwed Lani. He was head of the Senate Judicial committee. The same Biden who paved the way to put Clarence Thomas on the SCOTUS. If we are going to be immature and play remember when then let us put everyone’s dirt out there. The last time there was Republican president who was good for African Americans was probably Lincoln and the Emancipation proclamation was not about us, it was a tool to be used against the confederacy. The Democratic Party is not perfect but it’s still our best bet right now, it’s not like the Republicans are offering black folks Olive branches. Folks like Rand Paul think the Civil Rights Act is a violation of white folks right to discriminate. His daddy is an unabashed racist. We got to stop this foolishness and stop behaving like all things are equal. It’s not so it’s about leveraging our power. Ask the Hassidic Jews in NY about the power of the minority vote.

      • April 10, 2015 - Reply

        @vintage3000

        People should this history indeed Sister.

    • April 10, 2015 - Reply

      @Anthony

      Sister Soujah is a honest, strong black woman. What she said back during the early 1990’s has relevance in our generation in 2015. She is still writing great literature which has inspired human beings internationally.

    • April 10, 2015 - Reply

      @Anthony

      “Hillary strikes me as a mainstream white feminist with serious Wall Street connections.”

      My thoughts exactly.

    • April 10, 2015 - Reply

      @Anthony

      Once gain I agree with you on something Anthony!

  6. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    Her announcement comes as no surprise. She wants to talk in small gatherings as a way to develop her social connections with people. Hillary Clinton may face others in the primary, but she is favored to concretely win the primary. Many of her views are overtly hawkish and neoliberal. 2016 is very close and we know the neoliberial legacy of Bill Clinton. Her links to Wall Street are well known. I will wait until 2016 and decide who to vote for.

  7. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    How about we wait until after the primaries? I’d vote for Joe Biden in the primaries before I would put in my vote for Hillary.

  8. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    “Are you voting for Hilary Clinton” NO I WOULDN’T VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTION FOR LOCAL DOG CATCHER!!!

  9. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    I wasn’t thinking about Hilary in ’08 and I probably won’t be thinking about her in ’16.

  10. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    R.I.P Lauren Hill.

    Hilary Clinton POTUS?

  11. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    I remember how Bill Clinton got angry with Sister Souljah

  12. April 11, 2015 - Reply

    I would never vote for Hilary!

  13. April 11, 2015 - Reply

    Nope I will not be voting for her. To be honest I am tired of both political parties.

  14. April 11, 2015 - Reply

    I prefer Elizabeth Warren

    • April 11, 2015 - Reply

      @Delia

      To her credit, Elizabeth Warren has talked about economic inequality issues, opposed the Citizens United decision, and she has exposed the imperfections of Wall Street banks.

      • April 11, 2015 - Reply

        @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

        Exactly. She’s been fighting for the middle class since she was in school.
        Unfortunately, her fight on Wall street has placed a red target on her head. They will do any and everything to prevent her from nomination…I’d still vote for her anyways.

  15. April 11, 2015 - Reply

    That awkward moment when Black people realized they were dumb for calling Bill the first Black president.

    That awkward moment when Black people realized they were dumb for thinking the first Black president wouldn’t have his own agenda.

    That awkward moment when this Black person considers not voting, then remembers that Jeb Bush might be on the ticket. Still, thanks God there is no such person as “President Mitt Romney.”

    Side note: What are we doing about Monsanto and the GMOs in our food. Hillary can get me if she takes them on. Somehow, I doubt she will.

    • April 11, 2015 - Reply

      @Love.tweet.joi

      Not all black people are Democrats.

      • April 11, 2015 - Reply

        @Pema

        No, not all. Close to 90%, right?

        • April 11, 2015 - Reply

          @Love.tweet.joi

          You’re right.

    • April 11, 2015 - Reply

      @Love.tweet.joi

      if the race is b/t clinton & bush, black folks are screwed either way.

      • April 11, 2015 - Reply

        @Me

        *Sigh* Cant argue with you on that.

      • April 15, 2015 - Reply

        @Me

        Frankly, whoever it’s between, may not bode well for us. Maybe if Liz Warren is brave enough to step in. In 2012, I actually liked Jon Huntsman (R): articulate, moderate, common sense, but I feared he might swing hard right if he won the R primary, to get their base. I really don’t see Hill winning the WH if she’s not challenged in the primaries. So much to use against her…sigh…

        • April 15, 2015 - Reply

          @AfroCapricornette

          i would love to see warren run on the d ticket. & even though a lot of folks don’t like him, i’d like to hear what dr. carson’s campaign would focus on for the r ticket. honestly, i just want to see folks from all parties who are different. i would love to watch a debate where real fresh ideas are discusses instead of the same old propaganda from the d & r sideshow. but i feel like you. the democrats are putting all their eggs in hillary’s basket & it seems like the republicans are leaning hard on jeb’s basket b/c he’s probably the only one w/a real shot to out talk her (that gave them the chance to ease up on the nj governor they had been pushing since last yr).

          • April 15, 2015 - Reply

            @Me

            Ben Carson…smh…no words, no words. He’s the Herman Cain of 2016 hopefuls lol. Jeb or Hill=another political dynasty. I know ppl on both sides dislike Christie (NJ guv) but I really like his straight talk, “take no prisoners” approach. Of course to the right, he’s a flaming liberal. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. It’s gonna be tough for Hill to win all Dems and the Repubs will see her as a common enemy and unite against her. Be sure Lewinski, Benghazi, private email servers etc will be fair game. Paul/Cruz/Rubio are not viable R candidates, only Jeb is: Hispanic wife,speaks Spanish, is for immigration reform (even though he back tracked for the base), considers himself a moderate etc.

    • April 11, 2015 - Reply

      @Love.tweet.joi

      i’ve always been insulted by the whole “honorary black president” crap folks gave to clinton. when i 1st heard the term, i didn’t know what it meant. then later on i heard that folks were calling him the 1st black pres b/c he played jazz & smoked weed. how degrading is that? to reduce blackness to music & drugs. it still burns me up whenever i’m reminded of it.

      • April 11, 2015 - Reply

        @Me

        I was too busy making money. I didnt care about anything going on because I was doing so well. I never saw this coming. I thought there was no way in the world I’d ever be broke again. SMH. It took all of this to make me pay attention to whats going on.

        • April 13, 2015 - Reply

          @Love.tweet.joi

          i hear you. that’s my biggest gripe w/democrats & black folks. democrats have been really good at making black folks feel good w/o actually making a dent in our situation for a long time. if it hadn’t been for 9/11 & the economy being artificially propped up by gw to ease public fears, which lead to the bubble & collapse, we never would’ve truly felt just how far behind everybody we have been. the recession hit us hardest b/c we were never being taken care of the way we thought we were. & the comeback is leaving us behind b/c we still are not a priority. we’ve been living on the “i may be poor but at least i’m happy” diet that democrats have been feeding us & it took a catastrophe for some of us to wake up & see that there’s no sustenance there.

  16. April 11, 2015 - Reply

    The NYT has an interesting piece in their Saturday paper. The Clinton team has decided to go against the common strategy of Democrats in 2014, and emphasize Hillary’s connection to Obama in the 2016 campaign. They also plan on asking Obama to campaign on her behalf in black districts. I think the reasoning goes, most white Democrats ran from Obama in 2014, and all they did was alienate the Democratic base, while failing to pick up any Republican voters. Hillary is probably just acknowledging that no Democrat can get the majority of white voters, so why not aggressively go after voters of color and the committed white liberal minority? Obama won that way twice.

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Anthony

      hm… i wonder how many blacks are going to show up for obama. if he had a 3rd term to compete for, i’m not sure he would be a shoe in. his margins for his 2nd term weren’t that great (less than gwb’s margins for his 2nd term) & his approval ratings are no better than any other white democrat that has held office. black voters have dropped ratings by 10-15% w/young blacks approvals falling the sharpest & a lot fewer young black voters showed up for his 2nd election, which is why he didn’t have it in the bag. if he’s alienated enough (young) black folks to make them indifferent about showing up to the polls, his song & dance in front of black crowds won’t help her one bit.

  17. April 12, 2015 - Reply

    Why would anyone vote for this women. No matter who wins in 2016…… meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

  18. April 12, 2015 - Reply

    Nope, I cannot vote for anyone that voted yes and allowed Bush (the avenging son) to dupe us into the war with Iraq

  19. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    I’d rather not. I don’t trust the Clintons. However, I’m concerned about SCOTUS appointments above everything.

  20. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    Those who don’t want to vote for Hilary can vote for Ted Cruze and Rand Paul I guess. See how that works out for you. YES I WILL be voting for Hillary. Of course. No question.

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @K.C.

      Right. It’s a toss up between nah and hayle nah…

  21. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    No. Hell no.

  22. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    Somebody better put their hat into the ring because I am NOT interested in voting for this woman.

  23. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    From what I see of her campaign propaganda she’s ignoring black people. I guess she feels she’s got that in the bag. And no, I’m never considered voting for her. I’d like her to see other candidates besides this woman with her You-Owe-Me-The-Presidency mindset.

  24. April 14, 2015 - Reply

    NO, I will not be voting for Hillary.

    I have not forgotten candidate Clinton2008’s political platform on “women” Issues. As a woman I was highly “Insulted” that so-called “women’s” issues addressed not 1 single one of MY issues. How ’bout policies designed to keep C-level executives (CEOs, COOs, CFOs) and Corporations with their “golden parachutes” from dipping into the $avings of the American People? How Is That not a Women’s Issue?

  25. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    The Democratic party is the LESSER OF TWO EVILS. Some white liberals are cool – if they actively work at being anti-racist and don’t make any excuses for racist white family members or friends. Otherwise, I view them with a gimlet eye. I’m willing to support Billary Clinton in the next election only to lessen the damage that might happen if another Repugnicant becomes president – particularly concerning nominating people to the Supreme Court. But I don’t expect Billary to do anything to substantively ameliorate things that negatively effect my life chances as a Black woman in America, like white supremacy.

  26. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    The Democratic party is the LESSER OF TWO EVILS. Some white liberals are cool – if they actively work at being anti-racist and don’t make any excuses for racist white family members or friends. Otherwise, I view them with a gimlet eye. I’m willing to support Billary Clinton in the next election only to lessen the damage that might happen if another Repugnicant becomes president – particularly concerning the Supreme Court. But I don’t expect Billary to do anything to substantively ameliorate things that negatively effect my life chances as a Black woman in America, like white supremacy.

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