October 18th, 2007
07:00 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton's upstate appeal

Sen. Hillary Clinton won over Republicans in upstate New York. Can she do so nationally to win the White House?

(CNN) - Mary Snow reports from Duchess County, New York. She takes a look at how Republicans in upstate New York are reacting to Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy.

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  1. Tom Dedham, Mass

    You have to be kidding me.

    No other candidate actually DID or SAID ANYTHING today?

    This is beyond pathetic, I feel for the other Democrats.

    October 17, 2007 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  2. Arshad, New York, NY

    So what's the point CNN? I din't hear anyone but one woman who said she even remotely consider Hillary based on who her opposition is. No one else said a single good word about her. By the way, I am a democrat living in Dutchess county. Senator Obama has my vote and it won't change regardless who his opponent is. Since you went to upstate, NY you could have asked them about Obama. May be you did but din't show it because the answers were not what you want people to know.

    I see a HUGE headline on Hillary's lead on CNN based on just 307 samples. May I expect a headline saying the ONLY black governor of the nation, MA governor Deval Patric is endorsing Senator Obama. Can we be fair and professional in covering Obama headlines.

    October 17, 2007 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  3. a.thomas, new york, ny

    As the song goes:

    She wants to wake up in the city that never sleeps
    To find she's queen of the hill, top of the heap...
    If she can make it there
    She'll make it anywhere

    Hillary 08.

    October 17, 2007 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  4. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    every time I think about hillary with relation to ny, I just think of the word carpetbagger.

    October 17, 2007 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  5. Charles in Utah

    Wise up, idiots. The only reason ANY Republican would pretend to support Hillary Clinton would be to savor the chance of running someone opposite her. Even the morons who follow Ron Paul think their Libertarian fuhrer has a chance against her - which might just be a toss up. She's a divider, not a healer. If the unthinkable happened and she ever became President, look forward to at least another decade of the bitter hatred and divisiveness that we've put up with for the past ten years. ANY other Democratic candidate would be an easy win in November. Hillary is a sure lose for everybody - whether she carries the vote or not.

    October 17, 2007 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  6. Daniel

    Clinton does have a lot of potential in red states. Today's poll from Kentucky of all states has her leading Rudy Giuliani!

    October 17, 2007 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  7. ronnie - knoxville tn

    I do think charles in utah has something; think about hillary and her entitlement programs and higher taxes. For a decade we'll have fighting and extreeme partisanship . She will divide this country bitterly because half the democrats hate her and most of the conserv. hate her. sorry hillary fans, but you know it's true

    October 18, 2007 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  8. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Daniel, recently several military retirees told me that they are Republican in whole their lives, but they will vote Hillary Clinton this time, I was so happy to hear that. I am sure they watched Debate and realized how Hillary is strong to change and lead this Country to the right direction.

    October 18, 2007 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  9. laurinda,ny

    ARSHAD..Dutchess CO. is still living in the past. Most of you still have well water. I am a Democrat living in Ulster which is even living futher in the past and I am voting for Hillary!

    October 18, 2007 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  10. Jim in upstate NY

    What a bunch of baloney! New York is so far to the left, I can guarantee she didn't win much of the Republican vote. It is purely a numbers game. Kudos to her for solidyfying the Democrat majority in NY, but let's not alter history and tell people she won over the Republican base. The Republicans didn't put up much of a fight against her in NY choosing to spend their campaign dollars where they had a chance. Certainly not in Democratic NY with all of her campaign dollars. Thanks for the line of crap CNN.

    October 18, 2007 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  11. Ben, Upstate New York

    Uhhhhhhhh WHAT? I know 0 republicans in upstate new york who like this woman. Not a single one. In fact, we all hate her.

    I dont know who they interviewed in this, but i can tell you as an upstate new york republican....this little blurb CNN decided to throw up is not the opinion of 99% of upstate new york republicans.

    October 18, 2007 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  12. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Thomas
    Isn't that song "New York, New York" – I thought she lived in Arkansas? Why didn't she run for Senator there?? (wait....I think you know that answer already....)

    October 18, 2007 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  13. Mark, Herkimer, NY

    Dutchess County is hardly upstate New York

    October 18, 2007 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  14. demwit

    Can we be fair and professional in covering Obama headlines. - Arshad, New York, NY

    You will need to switch over to FoxNews if you want fair and professional news coverage Arshad..

    October 18, 2007 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  15. Jim

    Obama just raised almost $1 million in one day.

    October 18, 2007 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  16. Daniel, Minneapolis MN

    Really, Ronnie from Knoxville? The polls don't seem to show that half of democrats hate her. In fact, it seems that most of the Independents are looking towards Senator Clinton for leadership as well. But what do those polls mean anyway, ha. I'm enjoying this turn of events. Normally it is the Democrats that are shaking in their boots....I have to say I quite enjoy watching the "conservatives" tremble.

    October 18, 2007 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  17. Jon, Pittsburgh, PA

    Hillary grew up in a Republican household. Was a Goldwater supporter. Took jobs working for women's and children's organizations rather than a big law firm. She has earned Republican support from New Yorkers because she has traveled to their communities, listened to their concerns and delivered. It's really pretty simple – she's effective and represents her constituents.

    People will label her as whatever they like. The truth is in the details and results. Most are not interested in investigating the details and results. A pity really.

    October 18, 2007 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  18. tom kerr

    Dutchess County isn't upstate, it's barely north of the city. Trying to save on gas? Head into the Adirondacks or over to the Finger Lakes!

    October 18, 2007 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  19. Janet Pickett, Boston, MA

    Disgruntled republicans are frustrated because they have nothing to talk about their candidates. Polls show that only 20% of republican voters are satisfied with their choice. While more than 50% of democrats are happy with their candidates of which more than 50% support Hillary. That means republicans are either vote for Hillary or sit home. There is no match between Hillary and any other republican nominee. If Rudy wins the nomination, Hillary or Obama will crush him in the debate. For the prosperity of the average americans and to earn respect for this country, we need a democrat president.

    October 18, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  20. Mike, Milwaukee, WI

    She and her husband know how the GOP think....and they know how to beat them.

    October 18, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  21. Eric NYC

    for the record, i was born in poughkeepsie and this story is complete b.s. they voted for her as a senator, not a president. slightly different scenario.

    October 18, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  22. Janet T., Boston, MA

    CNN don't want my comments below:

    Disgruntled republicans are frustrated because they have nothing to talk about their candidates. Polls show that only 20% of republican voters are satisfied with their choice. While more than 50% of democrats are happy with their candidates of which more than 50% support Hillary. That means republicans are either vote for Hillary or sit home. There is no match between Hillary, Obama and any other republican nominee. If Rudy wins the nomination, Hillary or Obama will crush him in the debate. For the prosparity of the average americans and to earn respect for this country, we need a democrat president.

    October 18, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  23. RuthieM

    In answer to the question can she do so nationally to win the white house, I sure hope not.

    October 18, 2007 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  24. Ryan Indianapolis

    Sorry but no, I dont know one level headed republican that would vote for that marxist.

    October 18, 2007 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  25. Sam, Rhode Island

    Jon,
    How much has she really accomplished for New York though? I read that she has only sponsored like 10 substantive bills the whole time she's been in office. How is that being 'effective'?

    October 18, 2007 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
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