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Hillary Clinton visits Wilmington

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It was a politically charged Sunday night at the riverfront in downtown Wilmington. More than 5,000 people packed downtown Wilmington to hear Sen. Hillary Clinton speak. She spoke about everything from turning around the economy to America’s relationship with China.

Many people NewsChannel 3 spoke with were concerned about education and the War in Iraq. During a one-on-one interview with NewsChannel 3, Clinton said if she is elected president she would not keep the No Child Left Behind Act because it is not working and would bring the troops home quickly and with honor because the men and women have accomplished their mission and should come home.

Even though Clinton's speech seemed to go over well with the crowd, many people said their minds won't be entirely made up until they find out what Barack Obama says during his town hall meeting at UNC Wilmington Monday.

A win for Clinton in North Carolina’s primary on May 6 would bring her one step closer to the Democratic Presidential nomination.

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I can not believe how many

I can not believe how many silly, uninformed people are willing to listen to Hillary, the opportunist who has honed her speech down to exactly what you want to hear. Our country is really in trouble when it votes into office a pathological liar whose husband lied under oath in front of the entire country. Most INFORMED people realize that there is little, if any, difference between the policies AND better experience of clinton and OBama. So it is a matter of personality. I will take Obama over the self-promoting liar any day.

Showing comments??

I have placed two comments on this site..and neither were untrue or any more negative then those that WERE on here and yet they have never shown up....Why is this????

Hillary Visit

Is is Hillary, or "Billary the Opportunist".. I'll go for #2.... We've had enough Clintonism for a while...

Clinton will win!

WOW. I was all for Obama before tonight's speech by Clinton in Wilmington. At this point, we definitely need experience to change the country over the youth of Obama. I like Obama, as I'm sure many people do, but she has the knowledge and has what it takes to lead. Let's have a debate on the back of my pickup truck! I'm a life long Republican that has been changed. There is no way our state can have another 4 years of massive job losses, high gas prices, and no health care... it is really sick what has been done to our country and my 2 cousins fighting honorably in Iraq.

Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have listened to all 3 of the candidates that actually still have a chance to be President, and I must say that Hillary seems to have the best chance for turning this country around. Hillary has the experience and knowledge to get the job done. She is the only candidate that has talked about how she will actually turn this country around. Obama keeps talking about change, but offers no real solutions to how he could fix the problems we have. McCain wants to continue the Bush policies with just "a little tweaking" and would keep us in war for as long as he had power.

go hillary

JUST LOOK AT WHAT YOUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT HAS DONE TO THIS COUNTRY. THERE IS NOTHING GOOD ABOUT THIS REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION. I WILL VOTE FOR CLINTON. HAVING A WOMAN RUN THIS COUNTRY IS CERTAINLY BETTER THAN DUMB DUBYAH. THIS COUNTRY NEEDS A WOMAN WITH COMMON SENSE AND INTELLIGENCE....WE HAVE BEEN WITHOUT EITHER FOR ALMOST EIGHT YEARS.

Hilary can win?

"I'm a life long Republican that has been changed. There is no way our state can have another 4 years of massive job losses, high gas prices, and no health care..." You're not serious right? Or maybe "life long republican" means you're only like 20. Dude it was the dems in NC who gave you the highest gasoline taxes of any of our four neighbors..then tacked on five cents more from Clinton. Our roads fell apart under dem governors. Our textile industry went to crap under Clinton and a dem legislature.People in Princeville, NC were unable to return tho their homes until Bush came along, so much for Clinton's FEMA. Man I could go on and on but you do what you think is right.

To Enigma and Rowp... You guys need to wake up.

Enigma and Rowp... What you say is completely false if you've lived anywhere in reality during the past 7 years. I am 38, come from a military family, and there is no reason we should be in Iraq any longer. Our troops are tired, exhausted, and stretched very thin. This isn't about us as Americans and our selfish individual interests, this is about moving our country in the right direction. We aren't going to change the minds of religious extremists in a country where they want us no more. Putting our troops in harm's way to force democracy on a region that will be fighting over religion until the end of time won't benefit us at all. To answer your question about gas prices, I'm not talking about the tax. If you actually educated yourself, you'd realize NC needs a high gas tax because we have MORE state owned roads to maintain than any other state in the country (besides Texas). Why you ask? Because NC has only CITY and STATE roads as established jurisdictions. DOT is responsible for maintaining all roads outside of city limits. This is where our high gas tax goes, and needs to go, in order to maintain our transportation system of roads and bridges. Other states with lower gas taxes have less mileage of roads to take care of because those states have roads owned by CITIES, STATE DOT's, AND COUNTIES. We don't have county owned roads in NC, therefore, the state tax is higher on gas to support DOT owned roads. I'm talking about my own (and former) party of the Republicans who pander to big oil companies and offer no solution to alternative energy solutions. I totally agree in free market, so why don't we use the great minds we have in our country to think of new and alternative ways for energy rather than leaning on oil companies and then get raked at the pump with high prices. And then you're so misinformed that are trying to tell me in Princeville, NC, you're now upset because Clinton messed up FEMA? How about you get mad that Bush has killed innocent troops involved in his war, has ran our country into the ground based on religious ideology and his own faith, and then sided with student loan companies and large bank corporations to jack up interest rates on student and home loans that now have people losing everything they've worked for all their lives. Again, I'm for free market, but the government can't side solely with corporations and then act like Americans are to blame for bad decisions made by us. Until the Republicans begin to offer solutions to rally me back into the party, I'll gladly support Hillary. I don't agree with everything she says, but at least I know where she stands and know her specific plans to get us out of this mess. You either have it easy, have not been paying attention, or have no one fighting Bush's war that you care about to continue on the path we're on as a country. Wake up dude... and realize Bush made loads of errors to export textile jobs. Since it's obvious those textile jobs are not coming back because Bush has sold us to China, let's focus on retraining folks for work in modern jobs that will further our country to rely less on foreign oil. BILL Clinton DID make a mistake with NAFTA, but now we all realize it was an error. BUSH LOVES NAFTA AND DOESN'T WANT TO CHANGE IT. Hillary is NOT Bill, and if your argument is that Bill sent textile jobs away, I have no clue how you can tie that to a completely different person (his wife) who has stated she sees the errors in NAFTA and will re-negotiate. I just don't understand why my former party insists on back and forth fighting about how Clinton is so bad for everyone, and open your eyes to realize we can't continue on the same destructive path Bush has led us down for the past 7 years...which is McSame...as he said in his own words.. "keep troops in Iraq for 100 years." I'm glad nut jobs like the both of you will be voting in NC, where I'm sure it will be McCain anyways come November... at least Ohio and Pennsylvania have economies worse than us that will easily tip the election to Hillary or Obama. Sometimes you have to change... and living here for the past 38 years, I'm willing to do that for this election.

Don't Count On It

From "Numbers USA", today's e-mail: "On the campaign trail, all 3 leading Presidential candidates have claimed to be strong supporters of American workers. Yet all 3 have sworn to grant a massive amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens, one of the key factors contributing to lower American wages and increased unemployment. If the candidates were serious about supporting American workers, they would support policies which limit illegal aliens in our workforce." I wouldn't count on Ms. Clinton being for blue collar workers or any of the others except for Mr. Discounted...Ron Paul.

tyler....you're a lost soul!

if hillary is elected president the usa and you're 2 cousins fighting honorably in iraq won't be able to fight their way out of a wet paper bag in 6 months............... GO JOHN MCCAIN!

A Whole White Church

A whole white church has taken the pledge of voting for the freedoms we now enjoy and to never compromise. John McCain doesn't have to run dirty mud-slinging ads.

lifelong republican

the problems in our state that you addressed in your comment can be attributed to the DEMOCRATIC machine in raleigh i.e. easley and purdue et al. yes i agree we need a change for the better fred smith perhaps. by the way, easley was one of the FEW governers in this country that refused to sign Jessica's law into effect. this is the law that came about when the little florida girl was kidnapped and killed a couple of years ago. enough already.

Socialism isn't the answer

Yes, the Republicans screwed up a LOT in the past seven years, but we already KNOW what the Democrats answer is: Raise taxes and create new, massive government programs to run our lives. Neither perty should be returned to power in November, but trust me - whereas the Republicans of late have been militarily and fiscally inept, the Democrats sincerely want to turn this country into a Socilaist Utopia, using YOUR paycheck.

Wish you had been there

It would have been so good for you to have been there. None of what you have said is true first off. Just ignorant punditry. But, Senator Clinton has real plans, with paygo options and ways to help all americans and restore confidence in the world and she laid out those plans in detail on that stage on our waterfront last night. Guess you were too busy to come hear her. But that is ok...it is just a shame that you deny yourself truth.

Clinton Lies

It is a shame you wast your time liston to her lies about what she is going to do. She has other people she has to get to appove her wants. First she has no exp. in runing any thing.She is a known lier.She has already lost,no way she can win.

uhhhhhhh

Mefinks it wood bee bedder two take engwish wessons.

It is also a shame she has

It is also a shame she has lied so many times before. What makes you think she is telling the truth this time? Maybe she is still shaking from the sniper fire.

do you even know how planes

do you even know how planes land in areas level clearance? You are talking about a "lie" about sniper fire. She started CHIP (children medicaid that effected 15 mil) as first lady. She help to pass the disabilities act 2004 with a Republican so that people like myself in high school/college. I'm now premed and support her Health care over his that leave out 15 mil.

PLANES

WHEN I READ THE COMMENT ON HILLARY, I REALLY GOT SCARED.THE CHILD WHO WROTE THIS COMMENT CLAIMS TO BE A PREMED STUDENT AND HER WRITING ABILITY IS SAD. THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF OUR NEED FOR A BETTER EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WITH STRICTER ENTRANCE EXAMS. MAYBE HILLARY CAN PUSH FOR MORE STRINGENT EXAMS TO WEED OUT THOSE WHO CANNOT EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS IN A MORE CONCISE WAY.DOCTORS MUST BE ABLE TO CLEARLY COMMUNICATE.

Oh, really?

Here's a quote from your lil' princess, talking about her plan for universal healthcare. "We're going to change the way we finance the system by taking away money from people who are doing well now" How about the fact that on 13 March she voted for Senate Continuing Resolution 70, calling for a 3% tax increase on people making as little as $31,850 once the Bush tax cuts expire? I KNOW the truth about Hillary Clinton. Just like her opponent, she's a pro-nanny government Socialist who wants to loot the bank accounts of productive, successful Americans to pay for her playing Robin Hood. Obviously YOU don't know her....

Obamabot

Reading these comments they can ONLY be from an OBAMA supporter...They have been the MOST NEGATIVE, RUDE, BIASED, NAME CALLING, HORRIBLE BLOGGERS ON THE INTERNET... AND EVERYBODY AGREES ON THAT, It is kind of sad...considering he CLAIMS he is the CHANGE candidate??? Well, if this kind of back biting, name calling, brutal attacks are the CHANGE he is talking about..he and REV WRIGHT can go off together.

Hillary Knows how to bring back the 90's Economy

When Chelsea Clinton said her mother would be a better President than her father... I totally agree! Although, I thought he did a great job...there were areas that with her ability to LISTEN, Keep a cool head, and stay on course She will do EVEN MORE for this Country than he did. As she said she has specific duties for him in mind, and one of them is to repair and restore our Respect Around the World. World Leaders liked and worked well with President Clinton and I believe with her KNOWLEGE of Washington and the Senate and KNOWING who she can count on for what....Hillary Clinton can have this Country turned around with a year. She Loves this Country and she is a fighter.

...and her very first step....

...will be to raise taxes on the middle class, to pay for her nutso universal healthcare program. Pay for your own kids, pay for your own healthcare, manage your own life. Leave our wallets out of it!

HILLARY

SO YOU KNOW WHAT HILLARY WILL DO? WELL, IT IS NICE TO KNOW WE HAVE A PSYCHIC ON THIS FORUM. NARROWMINDEDNESS WILL GET YOU NOWHERE, BUD.

You are so right. Just ask

You are so right. Just ask the people of Canada about their health care plan and see if you can find anybody who thinks that it is great.

TO:you are so right

I am from Canada, do not slam my country, I love our health care,the only people who don't like it are the ones who want a tummy tuck, or gastric by pass, things like this have a wait but the rest is good, you get all the meds you need, don't talk about what you know nothing about.

Are you some kind of paranoid nut?

How is talking about the Canadian healthcare system "slamming" your country? My brother-in-law is an orthopaedic surgeon in upstate New York, and half his patients are Canadians coming South for diagnosis and treatment. According to him, they all report the same thing: If you fall anywhere into the huge gulf between routine office visits and a dire medical emergency, you wait, and wait, and wait a little longer. Sure, they have lots of medication available. If your child needs a vaccination, he or she will get it. If you're having a heart attack, you'll get medical care that will rival any you'll get in the states. But if you can't sleep because of that nagging pain in your shoulder, or your migraines just keep coming back, basically anything that requires testing, diagnosis and treatment, you're out of luck. Take a number and we'll call you! I've heard the exact same situation exists in Great Britain, only worse. Bottom line? Expensive is better than unavailable. Nationalized healthcare would be a total nightmare.

How about an artificial knee or shoulder?

Care to guess on the length of your wait? Two to three years.

Nope

They why are Canadians crossing the boarder to the U.S. to PAY for the procedures that your government provides for "free?" Because they can't get decent health care there so they come where you can buy it.

health care

The health care plan Senator Clinton is offering is not the same as Canada's health care program. It is the same as Senator Obama's with the exception that she will have everyone covered. If you can't afford it then you will get tax breaks to help you pay for it. It's the same health care that the senate has. We will all profit from this because people that do not have health care and end up in the emergancy rooms all around the country is paid for but us the tax payers.Hillary Clintons health care program is by far the best of either of the other 2 canidates.