January 26th, 2008
10:31 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton says the campaign has just begun

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) - Even as Hillary Clinton congratulated Barack Obama on his victory Saturday in South Carolina, she was already directing attention to the states that lie ahead.

"Millions and millions of Americans are going to have the chance to have their voices heard and their votes counted," she told supporters at Tennessee State University.

"This a great victory for Barack Obama, but this is not the end of the Clinton campaign," said CNN Analyst and Donna Brazile. "Sen. Clinton has broad support out there."

South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, who has remained neutral in the Democratic race, predicted the campaign would not be settled until the August convention in Denver.

"They all have tickets to the convention - not all first class, but they all have tickets," he said.

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soundoff (254 Responses)
  1. s.positive

    said this so many times now...

    January 26, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  2. Another Steve

    Finally your starting to listen to the people. Yes, those of us who remember many political races know that it's not over till the fat ladies man sings. At least you've got Bill on a shorter leash with fewer negativity growls and that should help for a few days. Try to keep those infamous Clinton attacks under control and maybe you can bring in more votes than the 65 years + vote. Though myself I'm closing in on your demographic and still want positive change as your challengers suggest that your missing in your arrogance.

    January 26, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  3. Danielle, Philadelphia PA

    Go Hillary!
    Hillary 2008

    January 26, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  4. Carole

    GO HILLARY GO!! YOU are the only choice if we want real change in Washington. Obama won SC which was expected but Senator Clinton will win in the end. WE NEED HER!! Can hardly wait until Feb 5!!

    HILLARY 2008

    I always wanted our beloved former Texas Governor Ann Richards to run for President!! She didn't make it that far but she was the BEST Governor Texas ever had and would have made a GREAT President. Hillary you are right up there with our late former Governor Ann Richards!!! YOU WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT. YOU DO UNITE THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS!! WE NEED YOUR LEADERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE!!

    January 26, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  5. Flem

    Go home Hillary, you lying liar!


    January 26, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  6. reyor

    It has become very predictable ,unfortunately that the media is positively and without no qualms behind Obama. He seems to walk on water with these people. It is very shameful that CNN who I always held high as an entity that was fair and balanced unlike many that claim they are but are not – has gone the route of unfairness and biased reporting. Maybe Donna Brazile was the only one that said "this was a good win for Obama but this is not over....". Unlike all the pundits on CNN, namely Bill Bennet, Carl Bernstein, Roland Martin, etc that are crowning Obama already.... How sick this is....they seem to relish Clinton's loss which such fervor it was disgusting!!!!!!!! Shame on all of you!

    January 26, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  7. Ann

    Hillary'08! The best will be chosen and I have no doubts the next President of the United States will be Hillary.

    SC was an anomaly and everybody expected it. Not so unbalanced, nobody expected the African Americans will be so biased although Nevada suggested it. They could vote for Edwards if they didn't like Hillary, he resonated with many of their problems. And so many accuse women of being biased. I guess women in general are more objective than black voters. This was a disappointment.

    January 26, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  8. Nicholas Duckworth

    Hillary smiles while Bill stabs the knife in the back, I was once proud and ready to support any dem elected but now I am ashamed of the Clintons. I will do everything I can to get Obama in the white house, the Clintons to should be ashamed for the tactics that they are using to try to win, shows they have no chance strait up. With Obama in the white house we have a real chance for a 80% majority that can change the world.

    Obama 08

    January 26, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  9. James

    If you want to return to the politics of polarization, than Hillary is your man. She would never unite this country. People either love her, or hate her. There isn't a mddle ground with her. If the Democrats want to win, they need to dump her now!!!

    January 26, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  10. henna jan

    go clinon

    January 26, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  11. AJ, IL

    Very true, very true that the nomination process is still too early to call. I think it was very tacky of Hillary Clinton to deliver her concession speech from Tennessee. She essentially brushed off the people of SC. It was somewhat reminiscent of Iowa. In New Hampshire, she really downplayed Iowa's caucaus role after she came in third. I wonder that if she had won, would she have left SC so soon.

    Let's summarize the placements in the past Democratic contests:

    Iowa NH Nevada SC
    Obama 1 2 2 1
    Hillary 3 1 1 2
    Edwards 2 3 3 3

    January 26, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  12. vicki

    Hillary,,,, with all your experience..... What is your amazing plan to help our economy .... I can't find any MAJOR difference between Hillary and Barack ..... So with all that experience Hillary has nothing earth shattering
    Nothing new except all the enemies she has made along the way !!!!!!!

    January 26, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  13. Jack

    Sen Clinton, we have faith in you. Please do not let Obama and Oprah take charge of this country.

    January 26, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  14. bonnie

    I am proud to be a Hillary Clinton supporter. I am sure the Senator will go all the way and prove to be the next to the best US president of this country .Senator Clinton definately has all the intelluct, grace, and ability to get all things done that the current resident of the White House has destroyed these last seven years.

    January 26, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  15. John Tartar

    Why does CNN have to fudge the % numbers.

    They are rounding DOWN for Obama, and UP for Hillary and Edwards.

    These figures are being reported on the air, and on-line:

    Obama 295,091 55%
    Clinton 141,128 27%
    Edwards 93,552 18%
    Kucinich 551 0%

    But DO THE MATH, based on the reported vote totals;
    Obama really has 55.64% which they round DOWN to 55%
    But Hillary Really has 26.61% which they round UP to 27%
    Edwards has 17.64% which they round UP to 18%

    January 26, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  16. joe





    January 26, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  17. young liberal

    This must be the "FUN" part Hillary was talking about.

    Congratulations Barack!!

    January 26, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  18. Johnny Boy

    ...and ended at the same time, I hope. Seeing Hillary get beat proves a very important point – she can be beat. And she can be beat again. There's hope for this country yet.

    January 26, 2008 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  19. spdubois

    We will deliver California to Hillary.

    January 27, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  20. james

    Sure indeed. No crying this time...

    January 27, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  21. Sierra

    Cnn make me sick. They simply cut off clinton's speach.

    January 27, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  22. Helen Seymour (A guest)

    You asked for my opinion so whar are you moderating.

    January 27, 2008 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  23. Al

    One thing is for sure, nobody ever claimed Hilary doesn’t eat, sleep and drink POLITICS! The woman is a political machine and every thing she does is rooted in politics. Not a good thing!

    January 27, 2008 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  24. US Sailor

    Hillary, Please leave Tennessee!

    January 27, 2008 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  25. Joe

    Keep up the fight. I support both Hillary and Obama btw. I think they are two very respectable people.

    January 27, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
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