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Poll: Is Hillary Bullied?

Last week, the press was definitely quick to write Hillary Clinton's political obituary following her disappointing third-place finish in Iowa.

After her display of emotion, but before her comeback in New Hampshire, Hillary told Diane Sawyer:

"You know for both Sen. Edwards and Obama, they've been given pretty much a free ride and that's fine. I don't mind having to get up there and take all the scrutiny. But at some point the free ride ends, maybe it ends now, maybe it ends in a month, maybe it ends in the general election. You cannot be elected president if you do not withstand the tough questions."

What do you think about Hillary's comments? Is Hillary bullied compared to other candidates?

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Nickey Nickey 8 years
Here here Shawn!!!
Nickey Nickey 8 years
Here here Shawn!!!
shawny_Q shawny_Q 8 years
I feel that if you are a woman and you feel that you have what it takes to be the POTUS you should be able to stand up and take whatever is coming to you like woman. Don't stand behind your husband and have him defend you like this is the midevil times. You are a grown woman! Don't hide behind his record of what he did when he was in office either, because you want to claim your time as first lady as part of your experience then you have take it all, good and bad. You can't claim to have had a part in all the good stuff but have no idea what happened with the bad. And when you get soundly whooped by a better candidate don't cry because things aren't turning out the way you planned for the last 35 years. MAN UP! There is no crying in baseball. I don't care if you're a man or a woman.
Nickey Nickey 8 years
I think all of the candidates are scrutinized and she needs to stop whining about it. It's politics. It happens. It's apart of the job and I'm sure it will continue to be. I think that the media coverage has her being bullied, but all of the candidates are in the same boat. We just don't hear about it as much. The fact that she is a woman should not change the way that she is treated and to be honest, it has. I think it has because of her behavior and the way the media blows it up. I say suck it up and keep it moving!
Nickey Nickey 8 years
I think all of the candidates are scrutinized and she needs to stop whining about it. It's politics. It happens. It's apart of the job and I'm sure it will continue to be. I think that the media coverage has her being bullied, but all of the candidates are in the same boat. We just don't hear about it as much. The fact that she is a woman should not change the way that she is treated and to be honest, it has. I think it has because of her behavior and the way the media blows it up. I say suck it up and keep it moving!
TuTuLaRoo TuTuLaRoo 8 years
LOL CaterpillarGirl!
TuTuLaRoo TuTuLaRoo 8 years
I second that Lainetm!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Can we please dig up reagan and have him run? even dead he would win against hillary. I cant stand her. and her crying just made me happy
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Can we please dig up reagan and have him run? even dead he would win against hillary. I cant stand her. and her crying just made me happy
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 8 years
Oh and as for Criticizing... Watch a Republican debate and see how much heat Ron Paul gets...It's sad that he's the only one that is actually FOR the constitution and he has this huge dream and no one wants to listen because they think he's not a qualified republican...I'm going to laugh at the naysayers when he becomes president
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 8 years
I'm for Ron Paul. I think it's great that a women is running for president, it changes a lot of standards in the political world but I don't think we need another Clinton on our hands.
meumitsuki meumitsuki 8 years
Hillary can't cry "you are picking on me because I am a woman" and expect to be taken seriously by leaders of countries who stone women for riding in cars with non-relatives.I used to really like Hillary, but now I just see her as a panderer. People call her cold, so she cries, to show emotion, people think she is riding on her husband's name, so she contemplates losing the name Clinton and returning to Rodham.
meumitsuki meumitsuki 8 years
Hillary can't cry "you are picking on me because I am a woman" and expect to be taken seriously by leaders of countries who stone women for riding in cars with non-relatives. I used to really like Hillary, but now I just see her as a panderer. People call her cold, so she cries, to show emotion, people think she is riding on her husband's name, so she contemplates losing the name Clinton and returning to Rodham.
onabanana onabanana 8 years
Hillary bashing has very little to do with her being female. She was the front runner and ran a campaign that essentially assumed the nomination...that's a big reason why everyone targeted her. It's her "Free ride" comments that annoy people. Edwards and Obama have worked really hard and have had their fair share of controversy to deal with. She just seems to be more of the same DC politics.
onabanana onabanana 8 years
Hillary bashing has very little to do with her being female. She was the front runner and ran a campaign that essentially assumed the nomination...that's a big reason why everyone targeted her. It's her "Free ride" comments that annoy people. Edwards and Obama have worked really hard and have had their fair share of controversy to deal with. She just seems to be more of the same DC politics.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Hillary is playing the media, and we're all swallowing it hook, line and sinker. There are some excellent comments above! She pretends to be the underdog, to attract more sympathy votes, but IMO she's the cold, calculating part of the Clinton partnership. I don't think Bill could have gotten to the White House without her. A big second to the remarks that she shouldn't be claiming 35 years of experience. And for those who say they want to vote for her because she's a woman, that's equivalent to saying you won't vote for Obama because he's black. Gender and race should have no consideration in such an important decision. Besides, she has no idea what us normal women's lives are like. Remember, she even furnished her current home with stuff taken from the White House when they left! How utterly wrong is that?!
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Hillary is playing the media, and we're all swallowing it hook, line and sinker. There are some excellent comments above! She pretends to be the underdog, to attract more sympathy votes, but IMO she's the cold, calculating part of the Clinton partnership. I don't think Bill could have gotten to the White House without her. A big second to the remarks that she shouldn't be claiming 35 years of experience. And for those who say they want to vote for her because she's a woman, that's equivalent to saying you won't vote for Obama because he's black. Gender and race should have no consideration in such an important decision. Besides, she has no idea what us normal women's lives are like. Remember, she even furnished her current home with stuff taken from the White House when they left! How utterly wrong is that?!
dblgoldens dblgoldens 8 years
did anyone read Gloria Steinem's op-ed in the NYTimes? it was pretty powerful. no matter what women still get the short end of the stick.
freelulu freelulu 8 years
Crying totally worked for her husband. He showed his compassion unabashedly when it was appropriate and it was perfectly acceptable. I think Hillary can handle the heat and the boys are just jealous.
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
oh please NBC news clearly are Obama cheerleaders... some news media outlets don't even pretend to be objective when it comes to him...Obama is against the war, then wil did he vote to fund it, stand for your principle and vote against funding the war, tell people how you are going to have to increase taxes to pay for all your new social ideas...Go McCain
AggieGirl2011 AggieGirl2011 8 years
I'm really NOT a Hillary fan, which could be why I don't think she's criticized any more than any of the other candidates. But it's not like she didn't know what she was getting into when she decided to run, so I can't really feel sorry for her even if she IS criticized more than the others.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
I think she's human, and as a human (save psychotic humans) has emotions. Jon Stewart played a montage of many presidents crying, including one of both of the Bushs'. As for things she or people in her office have said, every single president ever sworn in has said things that, taken out of context, would be bad. I feel sorry for this country when people hear something and say, "Hillary said WHAT? I hate her now!" I've found it to be true that they ALL say things you won't like. You have to pay attention, research, and dive deep into their politics to really know them. Of course most people just look at them, watch one debate, or hear them talk in a 30-second news snippet and swear off them forever. People are just dumb. I digress... Yes, Hillary has been bullied, but they all get bullied.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
I think she's human, and as a human (save psychotic humans) has emotions. Jon Stewart played a montage of many presidents crying, including one of both of the Bushs'. As for things she or people in her office have said, every single president ever sworn in has said things that, taken out of context, would be bad. I feel sorry for this country when people hear something and say, "Hillary said WHAT? I hate her now!" I've found it to be true that they ALL say things you won't like. You have to pay attention, research, and dive deep into their politics to really know them. Of course most people just look at them, watch one debate, or hear them talk in a 30-second news snippet and swear off them forever. People are just dumb. I digress... Yes, Hillary has been bullied, but they all get bullied.
elizabethgracef elizabethgracef 8 years
I'm not a fan of her, but yeah, I definitely think because she's a woman she's being treated a little differently, more harshly.
pequeña pequeña 8 years
I do think men are always less criticized than women, unfortunately. Women in politics always have to deal with more skepticism. Nevertheless, I just don't believe Hillary. Everything in her looks so premeditated, she is so desperate to give a specific "image", but she doesn't succeed.
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