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Sunday, January 28, 2007

TV Guide Starts Talking Hillary (and I don't mean Duff)

This will be difficult, won't it? Choosing between the highly charismatic Obama, and the long-time heir to the presidency, Clinton.

Which is more electable? Who, really, is a better investment? Hillary has money. Obama is capable of raising millions.

Hillary will remain a lightening rod for conservatives. Period. Her best efforts will not change the minds of those who see her as the opposite of a bridge builder. Obama is a bridge builder, but carries the weight of being the new kid on block.

Obama misses a negative history. Example: He can say, unlike Hillary, he did not vote us into Iraq. He cannot say he voted against Iraq, however. She has been through politics though, and has a knowledge of how to get things done.

Who, if either, to pick?

Hollywood stars choose between Clinton, Obama
TV Guide

By Steve Gorman
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even as they ponder their Oscar votes, the wealthy stars of Hollywood's liberal establishment are sizing up the choice between the Democratic Party's two leading lights for president in 2008.

The entertainment industry has long been a cornerstone of support for Democrats seeking public office, and New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, like her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has been one of the chief beneficiaries.

But a newcomer to Hollywood's money trail, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, is headed next month to a fund-raiser hosted by three of the most influential moguls in show business -- Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks.

Invitations went out this week to 700 donors and activists asking them to give the allowed annual maximum of $2,300 per person to meet Obama at a Beverly Hills reception on February 20.


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