Monday, September 26, 2016

Savage: 'I've Been Sabotaged'; Cumulus Pulls SF-Based Talker Off WABC in NY

Image result for Michael Savage Michael Savage was halfway into his Monday Syndicated Show (heard in the Bay Area on KSFO) when his staff informed him Savage was taken off the air in NY on WABC.

Savage was furious --on the air no less. Savage speculated it may have been "an inside job."

He opened the program talking about tonight's (Monday) first presidential debate --with a theme: "The fix is in."

He later insinuated that fix may have been Hillary Clinton operatives pressuring Cumulus to mute Savage's NY station.

Oh, Savage supports Donald Trump.

Either way, Savage wasn't happy about the NY radio blackout and said there'd be repercussions.

"I've been sabotaged--what happened with me today on the air are by forces bigger than you and me, " said Savage.

79 comments:

  1. I was listening to Savage today as this all unfolded. To say he was pissed is an understatement!!! He was shafted by those who earn a living of of his popularity. Like him.or not hes what people want..as evidenced by his numbers and several N.Y. times best selling books. Love ya Savage,give them hell...

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    1. "Like him.or not hes what people want" WTF are you talking about? I can't stand this guy and never listen to him

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    2. You're free to not listen. He's one of the top rated shows and at the very top in the NY area. Censorship is censorship. This fascist behavior is becoming the norm for the desperate democrats.

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    3. Democrats are so shady.

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    4. he has millions of listeners there beamer guy .. dont listen if you dont want to, go watch CNN for your news .

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    5. @germancarsonly - You don't make sense. If you never listen to him, how can you say "I can't stand this guy"? Unbelievable idiots in this country.

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    6. Of course! Because you're enjoying the Guv'ment cool-aid. Believe everything they say and everything you hear on Television. One side with no tolerance for other opinions. It's OK son, you'll grow up and hopefully become wiser one day.

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    7. James H Sharky Hankel Sr, Mayor, Minden, NESeptember 26, 2016 at 4:10 PM

      This heinous act will not go unpunished!! May I have the Power of Grayskull to smite those who wronged the Great & Righteous Dr. Savage!!

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    8. DOWN WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT!

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    9. we witnessed good old fashioned communistic censorship on todays Savage show. even here in KS he was preempted by a less controversial subject while discussing crooked hillary's medicated side-effects. liberalism is a mental dosirder

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    10. Get over yourselves. This is about the dicks who run cumulus. The same goons who destroyed KGO radio. Is it any surprise they would do this to Doctor Weiner? It should be interesting tomorrow. He said if they do this again he will walk off the air. Apparently they placed two other hosts on his place who were boasting of a "coup" of Savage. He was furious!

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  2. The New York money and media elite are her crowd, make no mistake.

    They're concerned. CNN is reporting that Hillary hasn't been to Ohio in almost a month. Ohio has called the victor in each race since 1964 so if this is September and she's throwing in the towel there, it's the whole race. She's gonna finish because that's politics and what she does affects the down ballot but I can also tell you Portman is said to be up anywhere between 13.5 and 21 points against challenger Strickland. THAT is why the Hillary crowd is getting nervous. It's not just about the top of the ticket, looks increasingly to be a savaging (no pun intended) of their entire party, of everything they stand for.

    Do you know who gave us this? Eight years of Obama. There is absolutely no doubt of that in my mind.

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  3. I'm curious, what programming was he replaced by? Special coverage? I'm assuming this was revenue driven decision vs. legal driven one.

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    1. No he was replaced by a couple of guys that have very poor ratings. This was not revenue or logically driven. It was politically motivated.

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    2. Was listening to WMAL in DC when his show was switched from being live to a pre-recorded show. WMAL noted that the feed they were receiving did this. Shocking in my opinion.

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    3. It was replaced in NY Curtis and Kuby then they ran repeats. Totally classless

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  4. I'm amazed that Savage wasn't told about it ahead of time, since WABC is a major affiliate, but it looks like they had Curtis and Kuby (local hosts) on today doing a remote from Hofstra University, site of tonight's debate.

    Side question: Is a "colon cap" the same thing as a "butt plug"?

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    1. Savage shouldn't really worry too much about it, as 93% of his national audience was still on board.

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    2. @2:39
      "...Ohio has called the victor in each race since 1964...if...she's throwing in the towel there, it's the whole race."

      Much ado about nuthin'
      She will handily win and those more politically savvy--and connected--than you know exactly why.

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    3. Bud's Wealth Management, Bud Craken (The Spindle Swindle)September 26, 2016 at 5:19 PM

      Spindle, OK loves The Savage!

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  5. So let there be "repercussions." Do it! Go ahead!
    What a juvenile Savage turns out to be after all.

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  6. Everybody who was listening also heard the "technical difficulties" when they pulled him for about two minutes while he was complaining about it. They started playing Spanish music. Very odd. How convenient that they had technical difficulties at the right time.

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    1. He was ranting against cumulus and the two hosts who took his place when suddenly he was cutoff mid sentence

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  7. remember to call Hillary by her REAL name, Hilliary

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  8. Last week, here in the Bay Area his radio show went off too. It was crazy, I turned my computer off and on to no avail. I finally gave up. I thought it was some tech gone wrong.
    Michael I with you all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!! me

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  9. Ted Cruz talked about those Liberal New Yorkers....there you go

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  10. When Dr. Drew of HLN starting openly questioning Hillary's health his show was suddenly canceled. Would not be terribly surprised Hillary's operatives pressured Cumulus to mute Savage's NY station.

    Keep up the great work Rich!

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    1. Gee...last night in the debate..Hillary was strong and crushed a snorting, sick-sounding trump. Was that cocaine?

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  11. I attempted to tweet this on Twitter 3 times & it just fails to post! I was listening too & this is very upsetting

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    1. Me too! Twitter won't even let me share it. I kept pressing share multiple times. Facebook let me share this but not Twitter.

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  12. I usually listen to MS streaming today I was in the car & while my son went to run an errand switched to WABC & was surprised to hear the hosts from the preceding show on the air. I figured clock was off waited a few minutes & switched back. The preceding show hosts still on & they said it was because they were doing a live remote from Hofstra. I thought that was odd because it was odd because it was 6 hrs before the debate & it would essentially a continuation of their show. Went back to music.

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  13. Even though I disagree with the blowhard in every way possible, I suppose I would be pissed if Savage was a journalist and his voice was yanked. But....he's not a journalist, he's an entertainer and his program is entertainment, so it's no different than yanking a cooking show off the air.

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    1. IDIOT! SAVAGE HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL RADIO HALL OF FAME AND HIS 'SCORCHED EARTH' IS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER LIST. HE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TRUTH-TELLER IN THE MEDIA

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    2. Hey 4:55 PM. Screw you and please turn off the CAPS asshole.

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    3. Hey Hermann, your porcupines are overrated. And you're one to be calling others "asshole". Don't you need to get your plaid upholstery detailed or something?

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  14. Dedicated Deporable listener from Alabama. I listen to you via 92.5 out of Huntsville, Al, you never went off air here Micheal. Your show continued all 3 hours. Will keep listening to you. You are our voice. God Bless You.

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    1. Thank You for that info. I will listen via internet.What was done is how the commies in our country roll. Wake up people!

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  15. Love listening to Savage, the Dems are the shady ones. What I cannot understand is that Gallup consistently lists Obama as having a more than 50% favorability. Who are these people? Hopefully Mr. Savage will be back on the air soon.

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  16. This evening at 4:30 I was listening to Michael on WMAL. He was describing what happened at WABC and how he laid out how the fix was in. Suddenly there was 10-15 second of dead air. When he came back on he was discussing his Naval mugs and how he enjoys a mug of coffee when he first gets on his boat. Really? Censorship??

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    1. I heard the same thing! I was streaming KSFO here in San Diego and I knew something was up. I hope this is not the end of his radio broadcast. We need him.

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    2. The show put on at that time was a previously aired show from earlier in the year and not live broadcast. Something really strange about all the technical problems today. This was the best example of what conservative radio will be like under a Hitlery administration....non existent.....keep with the party line and stay on the air.....strange days indeed!

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  17. DNC and RNC mobsters hate Savage and Trump.THank you Doctor.You can tell you are on the right path if the powers that be hate you.

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  18. I don't care if the vermins on the media take Dr. Salvage off the air in WATCHING, I always look for his show on the Internet even though today he was also sabotage on eagle radio, I made up my mind since the beginning and I will be voting for Donald Trump,I just hope Mr Savage stays on the radio , they want him out . The lefties.

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  19. Stream Savage from another station.

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  20. 3:42...What is that little "thing" jumping around in the box, I like that. I have new glasses, prescription from Mexico, great deal, $17 but the thing is out of focus.

    Being retired and having no life that "thing" is about the most exciting thing that has happened to me today!

    The road to the White house for Trump started in 1994 when Savage was given a microphone and some airways. Hillary knows it and if she gets elected say goodbye to Savage and your guns and probably your Country!

    Upon closer inspection using my magnifier, it looks like the "thing" is Hillary and she is stomping on Mike's latest book.

    So I guess Trump was correct calling Hillary crooked. I had a high security clearance and if I handled classified stuff the way Hillary has, I would have received my own special room in a Federal prison somewhere in America!

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  21. Someone just made me aware of this and of course there's a forum for it.

    None of you know Savage-Wiener. I know Savage-Wiener. Rich knows him mildly. I refer to him as Salvage because in employing him, Cumulus has been trying to Salvage ad dollars for the better part of 3 years.

    First off, yes, Cumulus would pull him because he's a problem for them with advertisers. You listen to his show? Name me a national brand on his show. Can you blame them?

    Second, if you think Cumulus execs in NY pulled his show over something to do with Hillary then you are nothing short of a fucking jackass. Which, of course, if you believe that you're probably voting for Trump, so it's really just a reminder of your status.

    Third, Salvage does not have great ratings ANYWHERE. Check them. He used to yell about #1 in Digital. Except that's because his competitors were all on SO MANY MORE STATIONS. The diehards tuned in.

    This is simply Cumulus not taking a risk; nothing more.

    I applaud Salvage for perpetuating the nonsense that the "fix is in." He's great at creating a sense of himself versus the man, but in truth, it's the man who has kept him on the air all these years. In radio, the man is a right-leaning sales guy who largely agrees with Salvage. Unfortunately, that same man also destroyed the radio business by copy-catting these hosts across the entire industry, leaving debt in the wake.

    So...great story...etc...etc. But this is nothing more than Cumulus trying to avoid losing more advertisers, which Savage has only helped them do.

    -David

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    1. Oh God...not David A Kaye

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    2. David Weintraub...the guy who claimed to be the next coming of Howard Stern...

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    3. Did I claim that? That's interesting. Time and date would be great.

      I do sports.

      Howard is my idol, next to Zappa.

      Make this about me all you like. Doesn't bother me one bit. Thing is though, only one person in this forum really knows Salvage, and I'm not that person.

      The guy is the biggest low life I've ever come across. He cheats people, is hated by his own family, and literally has zero friends.

      Is he good at his job? Absolutely. For 15-20 minutes of the 70-100 minutes he does live radio he can be very entertaining. But he has no advertisers that matter, and his demographics are horrendous.

      We used to have to move "any younger callers to the top."

      Love me, hate me, I don't care. If you know me, you know I don't bullshit. Unlike Salvage.

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  22. "Never cut what can be unraveled..." Voltaire

    Between Savage's 'yank,' and The Clintonian/Obama/Bush Crime Syndicate families, there could be a full-scale, white-light ignition on the ever darkening horizon.

    But then, these are the Last Days...enjoy your ball games and Halloween parties kiddies.

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  23. Yo, David:

    Your evaluation of Savage is one of sour grapes, eh? So, if you want a figurative 'thumbs-up,' why not be more 'journalistic'? Hint: who, what, why, where, how, and when? Then, you might get some traction...

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  24. Blaming Hillary, eh? What a whiny coward he is. Just like The Donald.

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  25. Pulled or a technical glitch?
    Why would a company that shares his beliefs- and enjoys the money he brings in- want to stifle him on a great day for record ratings?
    Doesn't make any sense.

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    1. Roger that, twice!!

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    2. Not about money or ratings. The Clinton's (and the power brokers) want him off the air, so he's off the air. I mean, James Comey flushed his career and reputation down the toilet for Clinton. Not sure if it was agenda-driven or they gave him the word "How much do you value the life of your wife and kids?", but whatever the reason he did it. We are on the brink.

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    3. He is the best thing on radio

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  26. Reply to gernmancarsonly, the loser who says he won't listen to Michael Savage. "Hey germancarsonly, keep buying those cars, except Merkel is making corporations hire MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS, so the cars are going to start to SUCK, loser..."

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    1. As long as they carry the Porcupine™ nameplate, Hermann will be able to feel better about himself and the image he feels he projects...

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  27. I am impressed with your knowledge of the radio world from a 3rd graders perspective, maybe you will get a gold star? Foul language and name calling shows the level of your intelligence not uncommon response with the mental disorder of Liberalism etched into your vasanas (grooves in the mind). Foolish gutless poster here points out "he's a problem for them with advertisers" shows your downright ignorance of the matter. Just months ago Savage made his deal and is growing his audience, will be doing something with video streaming starting in January, and will continue growing the show. Oh, but you are oh so smarter than the execs that signed him long term, you know more than they do. NOT! Please, pull it out until we can see your ears 3rd grader Dave.

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  28. comments@wabcradio.com Let'em know how you feel...

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  29. That's alright. One day the fascist elite left will have to go through the guillotine.

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  30. This was political sabotage, pure and simple. The Clinton's power is more far-reaching than anyone is willing to believe. The game is about to be called on account of darkness.
    It begins...

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    1. If that's the case then why isn't Alex Jones' off the air today? That blowhard has 30 times more audience than the Savage man and was fingered by name by Hillary herself yet he's still doing live analysis RIGHT NOW

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  31. Read Scorched Earth if you want to find out what this is about. This quit being a flesh and blood fight a long time ago.against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

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    1. It might be a good time for folks to read "That Hideous Strength" by C.S. Lewis.

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  32. I guess it's true what they say, don't mess with the Clintons.

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  33. Dr.Savage This is nothing new as to how you are treated and we have your back and what ever you decide you have contributed more than anyone could expect from one person screaming in the dark trying to make people see the light..We Love you and support you and wish you well.

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  34. Dr. Savage This was so wrong I think it will hurt them more than you bc as long as you are on one station if this station is on the internet I will be there I have a Internet radio. So the hell with wabc who need them

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  35. Censorship that only a liberal could pull off.

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  36. he was ''sav-a-taged...

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  37. Gather the guns! Load the trucks ! To the Walmart now ! We is under attack!

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  38. If he is truly "what people want" another outlet will pick him up in a heartbeat. I'm tired of all of these talking heads. Regardless of their political orientation, they talk to their listeners like they are undereducated and stupid. Who has time to listen to these guys? Aren't people at work during their shows? Or is it the unemployed that have an axe to grind because somehow they have been "wronged?"

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  39. Alex Jones another blowhard is saying Savage has been taken off the air. Is this true? Some right wing moron blocked me on Facebook yesterday when I told him cumulus is trading at 33 cents per share and this was a business decision not a censorship issue

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    1. All media is in bad shape. KRON increasingly looks like cable access. I think three quarters of their staff turns over every year. WeatherNation is the same way or worse. They appear to be taking new grads from the fraternity and sorority set, dressing them to the nines and simply putting them on the air. I'm sure it's a viable business model short term but not long term. Someone's looking to get bought.

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  40. Jed Tucker, Spindle, OKSeptember 28, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Post from Curtis and Kuby's (local WABC hosts) Facebook page:

    "On Monday Curtis and Kuby broadcast from 12-5pm on the campus of Hofstra University before the debate at 9pm. For a full week we had been talking on-air about how we would be doing the extra two hours because our radio station WABC was positioned all day at the debate site. There were no objections and clearly this was just taking place on WABC as it has from time to time in the past. While doing the broadcast apparently Michael Savage created the idea that some conspiracy had unfolded to take him off the air nationally. According to him somehow his parent company Westwood One was involved with this and more specifically WABC. It turns out that none of that was true. The technical glitch was on his end in the broadcasting cycle. I noticed yesterday he did not address that, but I suggest that an apology is in order based on his over the top reaction to something that had already been planned and put into motion with out any objections. And to suggest that his parent company had yanked him off the air made no sense from a broadcasting point of view. As you can see from the attached article the truth of the matter is now apparent to all. So please instead of complaining go back to listening to Michael Savage from 3-5pm and enjoy the many hours of talk programming here at WABC."

    Jed's Convenience Store Spindle, OK
    Gasoline, Liquor, Guns/Ammo, Fireworks
    One-stop shopping for all your needs

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  41. Screw Savage. I like him and listen but the guy is a cry baby and takes everything too far. Move on.

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  42. These comments give me hope that the bay area is not completely fille with dopes.

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  43. I hope you continue your radio program on the internet! The truth cannot be suppressed! You are very popular in spite of what cumulus may think! Let WND or some Info Wars host or relate your links! I will subscribe as I am sure many will!

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  44. The 'SPIN' is on! I get it, if you can put a bump in the road to slow down your competition you do it. Hey, it's only a race to the Presidency of the United States right? Go Trump! Go Hillary! Best election in my short 65 years on the planet since JFK was elected even though I was too young to vote I still had a JFK sticker on my school binder and bike!

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