July 10, 2006

SHE'LL HAVE TO GET FURTHER RIGHT FASTER:

Hillary Clinton seeks to woo Wall St (Financial Times, 7/10/06)

People familiar with the meetings said they appeared intended to help Wall Street figures get to know the New York senator better as she coasts through an easy 2006 re-election campaign and paves the way for a possible Democratic presidential run in 2008. Bill Clinton's early forays to Wall Street helped advance his bid for the Democratic nomination in 1992.

Some events, such as a recent gathering at Morgan Stanley that included chief executive John Mack, a big Republican donor, have been fundraisers for the Senate campaign. Others, including a chat with executives at Lehman Brothers, are more policy-oriented. Mrs Clinton is said to be planning meetings at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, among others. [...]

"She wants to reassure them that she is really OK," said Maurice Carroll, a pollster and political analyst.

Analysts said the meetings also gave Mrs Clinton, viewed as a favourite for the Democratic presidential nomination, an opportunity to argue that she would improve the standing of the US abroad and demonstrate her commitment to free trade. This has been called into question by her vocal opposition to DP World of Dubai's attempted purchase of a company controlling certain US ports.


Didn't she vote against Fast Track Trade Authority too?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 10, 2006 7:28 AM
Comments

What's with another name change? She's Mrs. Clinton now! Obviously, "Mrs." resonates with focus groups, but won't feminists go berzerk after all the time and effort they spent educating us that calling ourselves Mrs. was akin to admitting we are slaves and victims of a cruel patrimony.

Posted by: erp at July 10, 2006 8:12 AM

She needs to tell the story about how she invested $1000 in cattle futures, and then 9 months later turned it into $100,000. That's the kinds of success Wall St. likes to hear. She must be the smartest woman in the world.

Posted by: AllenS at July 10, 2006 1:22 PM

Doesn't Wall Street usually go about 50/50 anyway with money.

One of those guys once told me that "acquisitiveness has no political affilliation".

Posted by: Pepys at July 10, 2006 4:24 PM
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