January 4th, 2008
11:19 AM ET
10 years ago

Clinton: I have enough time


At her first stop in Nashua, New Hampshire, after a third-place showing in Iowa, Hillary Clinton expressed confidence in Tuesday's upcoming primary, five days away: "It's a short period of time, but it's enough time." (Photo Credit: CNN's Mike Roselli).

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • New Hampshire
soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. Barrister4Hillary

    Hillary also has California, New York, Michigan, Florida and South Carolina. Hillary will end up with the most delegates and the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination.

    This media hype of the circus known as the Iowa caucus is a disgrace. Iowa had nothing to do with politics. It was a made for TV event.

    January 4, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  2. mark wilkes barre pa

    LAAAAAAA,,,,LAAAAAAAAAAA, LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA , thats the fat lady singing Hillary

    January 4, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Another Steve

    Are you sure it's enough time for your campaign staff to look over the Obama speeches and copy enough material for you to plagiarize? Independent thinkers are waiting in New Hampshire.

    January 4, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. Steven

    Yeah, you may have time but does America? The change we want is NOT what is left over after you tax us to death!

    January 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  5. Nord

    Hillary never expected to win Iowa (and who really cares about a State with a population less then New York City alone) She came in for all practical purposes, tied for 2nd with that smarmy John Edwards. Now there is someone who talks not only out of both sides of his mouth , but out or his backside as well. Hillary will eventually win the nomination because we are not looking for an intern to take over the White House and needs on the job training to function as President We need a President who will be ready on day 1 and not at the end of their 4 year term, So to answer your question, YES Hillary has all the time she needs to win the nomination and the General Election. Won't it be GREAT to finally get the Bush's out of the White House,

    January 4, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  6. Robert Bell

    I think she is about ready to release the flying monkeys at this point.

    January 4, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  7. dave ks MO

    Enought time for what -? finding the white house documents she's been bragging about? Finding out how she's remotly qalified?

    Maybe she can go be the Illegal president of Mexico for awhile.

    January 4, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  8. Danny G. Boca Raton, FL

    whom do you think Sen. Obama got his material from? this process is not over and Sen. Clinton does have some time, she will work harder than anyone to get her message across, if people can't identify with it she will eventually loose and move on, but this woman is a fighter and a trooper and she has so much class. what a gratious speech last night. my friends we are watching very special people here so I hope the best will win in the end. GO HILLARY!

    January 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  9. Bryan Murphy, NJ

    You guys all think that Obama is going to rescue all of us from Taxes and health care all that stuff? you will be making same mistake as you all made in 2000 and 2004 by voting GWB, Sure OBAMA will bring change alright he thinks people who are making 150000.00 both husband wife working is rich guess what you end up paying more taxes when he becomes president.

    January 4, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  10. George

    Stop talking about the experience you have (or don't have) and start talking about what you will do as president. We want to hear ideas as to how to change what is going on in Washington. Its a disgrace and it needs change. I started out for Hillary, but Obama and Edwards are looking better all the time.

    January 4, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  11. Mercer

    Man is still afraid to let a woman become president. Anyman knows that if you want change, put a woman in charge. She sure as hell can clean up anything and everything! Foreing leaders will be at her feet... You want change, give the job to Hillary...

    January 4, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  12. Louise

    Can you seriously let one small unrepresentative state essentially determine the outcome of such an important election? It seems to me that the media has more power than the actual electorate. Obama WILL make a great candidate...but just not yet. As an Irish person giving my two cents worth Hillary looks like a safer bet for a more stable and safer world.

    January 4, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  13. Real people

    The US is the only country I know of in the world that people start making decisions on who will be president with each state they visit.

    I thought we the people are the ones who make those decisions not some caucus in
    Iowa and if that is the case then we know how corrupt the voting system really is and that means it need to be changed.

    The United States is a role models for so many countries and over the last couple of elections it has shown how corrupt the system is.

    We need to go back to the old days were there are polling stations at all the community centers and give people the time in there busy day of work to go and vote by ballot and have people count them, what do we pay our taxes for to be lied to and cheated by the rich controlling this country.

    I believe in Hillary and everything she and Bill stand for people need to take there heads out of there bums and remember what happened with this country when they were in office. Anyone can say what she has been involved in the past, just like everyone else.

    Obama doesn't even know who he is, how is he going to be able to lead a country? I am a young black female and I would never in my life vote for a man who would flip so easy for a penny. As a country we need to be scared if a man who would run for government when his wife is going through cancer treatment and a who can't even bring himself to understand his people because he was raised by his white mother and white grand parents, he isn't black in his heart and someone who is confused about himself can never be a leader.

    Go Hillary Go Hillary you have my vote.

    January 4, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  14. Melissa johnston

    Have all of you forgotten how great the economy was during the BILL Clinton years???? Are you all in such great shape that you do not wish to have another Clinton in office with Bubba as the First Spouse? For my money Hillary is the real deal, the only real deal with enough experience in "politics" to pull the country back into some semblance of a normal economy and no more war! Good grief people, Iowa is a state that the caucus means nothing but great TV and Radio sound bites. UGH. This is why The Shrub won the last presidential election!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 4, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  15. pete germany

    There is something about Hilary Clinton i just dont like ...... what are her motivations?.... if its just power and the abuse of power she had better step aside and let a more transparent and not so secretive candidate run for for president.. the last thing the USA needs at this time.. is a power hungry ultra senstive Clinton behind the steering wheel.... dont invade any more muslim countrys for gods sake.. like your previous president.. who seems to have his brains stuck down an oil well .. think before you act.. and get a grip of your descisions because they will be the building blocks for a The USA in what appears to be developing into a very dangerous world plagued with double dealing USA political foreign policy.. i would suggest clean up your own back yard before you clean someone elses... invading iraq killing thousands of inoscent babys and children.. bloody scandalous... people in power are dangerous......

    January 4, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  16. Chris Texas

    You say she'll lose, but in the national poles she's still dominating. The whole idea of the Iowa caucus is for this sort of Momentum. Iowa starts it off, and basically the candidates who win have bragging rights. But that may have been true 30 years ago, it doesn't hold much weight now days. Hillary still has a commanding lead over Obama nationally.

    Remember, a president can be voted in even with a less popular votes. Bush / Gore for instance. Gore was clearly the winner of that election with thousands of more votes than Bush. But because of the electoral college and the way it is set up, Bush won the presidency. (sorta glad too).

    I believe Hillary will win the primaries and go on to be the democratic candidate for presidency. Obama talks a good talk, but that's all everyone ever hears.

    They don't hear about his failed healthplan, or his cutting of funding to NASA. He'll be just like Huckabee. Big and flashy in the beginning, but fade off into nothing once he realizes that winning IA and NH nowdays doesn't represent as much as it did 30 years ago.

    Undecided 2008

    January 4, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. Richard, Ewing, NJ

    You know. I am a Republican supporting McCain, but Hillary is correct. She has alot of money, so she is not John Edwards. She has a small lead over Obama in New Hampshire. She is the only serious candidate on the Michigan ballot, so she will win unopposed. She has a 20 point lead in Nevada. She may or maynot been South Caroline, but she has a tiny lead there. She has 20 lead in Florida, California and New Jesery. She is looking very good actually. People, look at this objectively. If she beat Obama in New Hampshire, Obama is pretty much gone because he will lose every single race except maybe south carolina. If she lose in New Hampshire, she still be holding the strong ground. It is like a me fighting a lion. I can evade, jump, punch a lion all I want, but all the ion has to do is one bite and I will be gone. Obama has to perform flawlessly to win. Hillary can afford losing a race here and there because she has really strong overall support.

    Hey, I am not a supporter for Hillary. I am just telling as it is.

    January 4, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  18. Mindy Chatsworth, California


    You keep repeating the propaganda that the Republicans spout all over the place. Can't you think for yourself? Who got the biggest tax cut of all – the wealthiest two percent of the population while all of us middle class working stiffs are struggling to survive! It constantly amazes me that there are people like you who are ignorant enough to buy the lies that the Republicans throw out every day to gullible people like yourself. When will you wake up?

    The Democrats want to roll back the huge tax cut that Bush gave as his present to the rich, so that they can pay for things like health care for all Americans. Why shouldn't we put that money to good use instead of letting the rich line their greedy pockets with it?

    What about the deficit your president has run up to record levels over the last eight years? Don't you think we are all paying for the interest on that debt? We are borrowing money from countries like China and Japan to keep our government running. The Democrats are the ones who want to restore some fiscal responsibility to our government.

    I just can't believe that you still believe this nonsense.

    January 4, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  19. Zohre

    Hillary is the one American people deserve to have, GO HILLARY!

    January 4, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  20. Peter R.

    One bounce does not a ball game make, there are primaries to go.
    I can vote for Hilary or Obama. Whoever wins is FAR FAR better than the Repub foot tappers.

    January 4, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  21. Anu Batra

    Hillary Clinton will be the nominee for the Democratic Party and go on to WIN the election. She is truly the best Presidential candidate. Not only is she well poised, and the smarts to run the country. She is also the one who is will restore the reputation of USA which has been tarnished (mainly due to the Iraq war etc, during the last eight years) around the world. With Bill back in the White House as "First Lad" twith the smarts to run the country.

    Hillary Clinton All the Way!

    January 4, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  22. Vic Sharma

    Everyone is coming down on Hillary ,the media bias against her is especially appaling,they just can't wait for her to loose!She is the most qualified person to work for the change Obama can only talk about in fancy speeches but can never explain in a decent debate.He happily participated in the mud slinging on Hillary when the going was tough and is now holier than thou!Dems need to look below the surface and hopefully it will happen in N.H.

    January 4, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  23. Noreen Cardinale

    Iowa is not the litnus test for the rest of this campaign. I think many women in Iowa still can't vote for a woman, and many more are not educated about the experience that Hillary brings to the White House.

    January 4, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Hillary has enough time. She just needs to show that she won't let the Iowa caucuse results get to her. The only reason that the Iowa caucuses even seem to matter is because they are first. Other than that they don't play much of a role in electing a President. Hillary will come out on top in the end. She's got the support. If Obama wins I am sure there will be a lot of Democrats either switching parties or voting Republican.

    January 4, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  25. Real people

    why do we have voting?

    January 4, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
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