Clinton: ‘Think about this as a hiring decision’ – CNN.com

(CNN) — Despite Sen. Barack Obama’s commanding lead in the delegate count, Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigned hard Sunday, telling voters she’s “running for the toughest job in the world.”

Clinton spent her weekend in Kentucky, which, along with Oregon, holds its Democratic contest Tuesday.

Clinton is favored in Kentucky, while polls show Obama with a comfortable lead in Oregon.

Speaking in Bowling Green, the senator from New York said it was a “treat” to have the whole state to herself since Obama would not be returning there.

Clinton has faced calls to drop out of the race since she trails Obama across all fronts — pledged delegates, superdelegates and the popular vote.

Clinton has recently been claiming a lead over Obama in the popular vote, a debatable claim, especially because the Democratic National Committee doesn’t count the votes of Florida and Michigan, which Clinton does.

Florida and Michigan were stripped of their delegates for scheduling their primaries too early, and Clinton was the only top-tier candidate whose name was on the ballot in Michigan.

Clinton’s campaign also excludes the caucus states in their popular vote count.

A hiring decision? Senator Clinton … the Presidency of the United States is more than just the toughest job in the world. In most jobs, when you’ve made a hiring mistake, you can rectify the situation by firing the person … you can do this one day one, if necessary; but when electing a President, it’s a guaranteed 4-year contract with a possible extension for another 4-years.

In a major corporation, when the Board of Directors makes a faulty hiring decision, the shareholders pay the price. With the Presidency, when the voters (or, as in 2000, Supreme Court) make a faulty hiring decision, it’s the American taxpayers who pay the price … as evidenced by the past 7+ years under George W. Bush.

For the last 27 years, there has either been a Clinton or a Bush in the White House. For better, or for worse, it’s time to go in a completely different direction. As such, I’ve taken the opportunity of composing the follow letter.

I urge my like-minded readers to copy the text and send it to the Clinton campaign.

Hillary Clinton for President
4420 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Dear Senator Clinton:

We appreciate you applying for the position of President of the United States of America.

Unfortunately we interviewed many applicants in the job search process and have decided to go another individual whose credentials and qualifications were better suited for our needs.

Thus we will not be offering you the position, but thank you for your interest.

If a need arises for us to contact you in the future, we will do so and you have our continued good wishes.

Very truly yours,

The American Voters


  1. What do we have with Obama? No experience, no substance, no solutions!
    If we get nothing else from this primary, we certainly did learn that our education system needs to be revamped as does our media.
    What a travesty! Sorry for this article Hillary, the core Democrats want you, it is the Newbie Democrats that think having a smart mouth makes them right, but it just means they have a smart mouth!

  2. For what it’s worth, Dave, I’m 42 years old … I’ve been an active Democrat since I turned 18 in 1984, and voted in my first election (Mondale/Ferraro).

    I’m hardly a “Newbie Democrat” …

    Sometimes a lack of apparent experience can be a good thing; because it means that people have to think on their toes, and are less encumbered by “the right way to do things”.

    What experience did Bill Gates have when he started Microsoft?
    What experience did Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak have when they started Apple?
    What experience did Larry Page and Sergey Brin have when they started Google?

    They all thought outside the box, and created extremely successful companies … in fact Apple’s worst period (in the late 1980s and early 1990s) was when neither Woz nor Jobs was involved with the company.

    Thank you for your comments however!

  3. Amen Mr. Flahute!

    Coincidentally, I had the opportunity to hear Hillary’s husband speak while in Hood River, OR over the weekend. Talk about serious charisma….but in the end, the writing was on the wall… 500 or so people listening quietly to a former President stump for his wife on a pleasant summer’s evening vs. 30,000 in near hundred degree heat hanging on every word of the new voice of change in nearby Portland the next afternoon.
    Hillary needs to do all Americans a favor, be a gracious loser, take her ball and go home….the playoff’s are over and she didn’t make it to the finals.

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