Hillary is the new Bill: Clintons plot White House coup, again

Hillary is the new Bill: Clintons plot White House coup, again

Summary: Digital Markets Blog presidential campaign 2008 special series on what I am calling “User Generated Politics”“Governor Spitzer, thousands turn out to support campaign,” Hillary for President proudly proclaims.And, pictures say a thousand words!

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Digital Markets Blog presidential campaign 2008 special series on what I am calling “User Generated Politics”

“Governor Spitzer, thousands turn out to support campaign,” Hillary for President proudly proclaims.

And, pictures say a thousand words! Looking closely at the photograph below, Hillary has literally replaced Bill in pressing the flesh of the adoring throngs (only missing piece, of course, a Lewinsky style nod).

Below the showcase shot of Hillary in action for campaign 2008 at the campaign’s Website is a duet of photos: portraits of Hillary and Bill side by side, or rather, portraits of President Clinton and former First Lady, Senator Clinton.

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Surreal or only in America? Clinton is firmly behind Clinton; HE is looking forward to returning to the White House, at HER side.

The Spitzer-Clinton photo opp took place Monday in Albany, New York, when the junior senator picked up the expected endorsements of the major Democratic elected officials in the state.

dm51607hc2.jpgBefore a crowd of thousands at the state capital, Clinton also showed off the campaign’s new program to “connect with voters through text messaging”:

Waving a cell phone in the air, Clinton invited supporters to 'take out your phones' and sign up.

 When Hillary Clinton said she wanted to have a conversation with Americans, she really meant it. She's been visiting Americans in their local communities and has done live video conversations on the Internet, now she's taking it to a whole new level: text messaging Americans throughout the country.

"By harnessing the power of text messaging, we can engage voters in the political process using the latest technology and provide personalized, local campaign updates to our supporters nationwide," Clinton said. "This is an exciting step forward that I hope will continue our conversation with voters in a new format."

Supporters will get regular updates from Hillary's campaign, including messages and photos that are personalized for their area. The campaign will also ask for voters' input and offer a feature allowing supporters to surf Hillary's website on their mobile phones.

Hillary has also handily provided “relevant facts and figures” for why she is keen on text messaging:

There are currently 236,000,000 cell phone users in the U.S. -- 76% penetration, 10.5% of homes in the U.S. are wireless only (projected to be 30% by end 2008), In December 2006 alone, there were 18.7 billion text messages sent -- up 92% from 9.7 billion in December 2005. 195 billion for the year.

Interested in hearing from Hillary for President? Text the word "Join" to 77007 on your mobile phone.

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  • Clintons in the White House

    Sorry, but I'm afraid to put another Clinton in the White House, so Hillary won't get my vote.
    cjtodd1