January 26th, 2008
10:31 PM ET
7 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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  1. Ken

    Dear Lionred,

    Are you really Bill Clinton, just using a different screen name?

    Just so you know – I'm a white male, a registered Republican, and like many other people I know – plan on supporting Barack Obama for President. Although because I'm registered as a Republican, I won't be able to vote in the primary, you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be voting for Obama come November!

    GO OBAMA !!!

    January 27, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  2. richard

    If Clinton is finally nominated – the republicans will have the new president.

    January 27, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  3. Cliff Baker

    To Lionred,

    The black voters in S.C. are NOT racist. Please stop calling them racist. Let me repeat agAIN: The black voters in S.C. are NOT racist.

    IMO, the voters in S.C. were misleaded by the press into believing that the Clintons play the race card. The truth is the Obama surrogates and SC Congressman Clyburn skillfully manipulated the press and SUCCESSFULLY play the race card.

    It is sad that the TV and printed presses (including the commemtators and pundits) INJECT RACE to the Democratic's Presidential Race.

    The media FOOLISHLY took the baits from Obama surrogates and SC Congressman Clyburn and turns the "fairy tale" comment by former President Clinton, and the "MLK and Johnson" comment by Senator Clinton into the race issue. The fairy tale and MLK and Johnson comments from the Clintons are factual and are NOT racial.

    The media took the “race card” spins from Obama surrogates and SC Congressman Clyburn. The truth is the Obama surrogates and SC Congressman Clyburn play the race card and successfully manipulated the press.

    January 27, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. Ken

    Ted – you wrote, "As a member of the gay community, we will support HILLARY to the end!" ....well I am a member of the gay community too and know that when Hillary ran for the Senate in NY back in 2000 (and 2006) – she appealed to the gay community for our support – PROMINSING US HER SUPPORT. What has she done for us? Answer: NOTHING!!!

    Many of my friends would not support her in 2006 because she only said these things to get elected. Please reconsider your support of Hillary. I think it's Barack that will finally get new ideas across and will make equality for every American a possibility.

    January 27, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  5. nell

    GET A GRIP LIONRED!

    We are black racists because we exercise our RIGHT to vote for the candidate of our choice? Maybe you should take a closer look at your own views on race.

    I did not vote for Jesse Jackson, but I will vote for OBAMA!

    See you on Super Duper Tuesday.

    OBAMA 08!

    January 27, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  6. Cliff Baker

    To Yoli,

    Congressman Clyburn is NOT neutral. There is nothing wrong for Congressman Clyburn to perform his civic duty by voting for Senator Obama a the polling place. However, Congressman Clyburn is disingenuous for manipulating the press (particullarlly Joe Scarborough) to wrongly accuse the Clintons of playing the race card.

    I witness Congressman Clyburn used Joe Scarborough of the Morning Joe shown on the S.C. election day. On this particular show Congressman Clyburn implied that the Clintons' "fairy tale" and "MLK/Johnson" comments are "RACIALLY MOTIVATED code words. Joe Scarborough stupidly bought Congressman Clyburn race-bait's trick.

    January 27, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  7. pink slipper

    GO HILLARY. KEEP YOUR UPPER LIP STIFF. YOUR A FIGHTER AND I KNOW YOU'LL WIN THE PRESIDENCY IN NOVEMBER 2008. YOU WILL RUN AGAINST ROMENEY...NOT MCCAIN.

    January 27, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  8. Monday's Headlines

    Barrack Obama, President of South Carolina....LOL

    January 27, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  9. martha

    CLINTON IS THE MOST QUALIFIED TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY. CAN'T WAIT 'TILL SUPER TUESDAY TO SEE HER WIN THE MAJORITY OF STATES!!!

    January 27, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  10. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    Hillary definitely scores high on the "ick" factor. Hopefully she will soon just be a tragic memory.

    Obama 08

    January 27, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  11. Hillphil

    Hillary First choice Any Republican Except McCain second choice.

    January 27, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  12. Bridget

    Hillary did not deliver a Health Insurance Plan during her husband's two year presidentail term!

    Hillary, Obama, and Edwards are "Senators" and Hillary does not have 'Experience"!!!!!

    Hillary does have experience with the "Clinton Administration" that did not deliver a Health Insurance Plan for all families during a two year presidential term!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  13. Iwantchange

    12 years of a Bush Presidency, 8 years of a Clinton Presidency. Do we really want 8 additional Clinton years as President? That is 2 decades. Don't you think it is time for a change?

    January 27, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  14. joe

    DONNA BRAZILLE I HAVE TO GIVE YOU CREDIT YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE IN THAT WHOLE GROUP THAT LOOKS AT EACH ISSUE WITH OBJECTIVE PERSPECTIVE NOT FAVORING ONE CANDIDATE OVER ANOTHER LIKE YOUR BLACK MEN JOURNALIST PEER WHO ARE JUST SCREAMING WITH LOVE ABOUOT OBAMA..LOL..NOT REALLY BUT SOUNDS LIKE IT...MARTIN TAKES THE CAKE
    YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO IS FAIR AND OBJECTIVE...
    DISCUSSING PRO AND CON OF HILLARY BUT ALSO OBAMA...BOY IS NEW...HE HAS ALOT TO LEARN...IN 4 OR 5 YEARS WITH DIRECTION AND DECISIONS HE HAS MADE FOR US THEN WE HAVE SOMETHING TO GO BY...
    BUT RIGHT NOW ALL HE HAS IS ONE BILL.....

    BIG CONCERNS WITH OBAMA AS PRESIDENT FOR HIM BUT MOST OF ALL FOR OUR COUNTRY...OUR HOMES..OUR JOBS..AND OUR HEALTH CARE AND THEN THERE IS IRAQ...HE IS JUST TOOO NEW

    GO HILLARY 08

    January 27, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  15. dave

    There are many racist comments on this blog. *sigh*.
    Lucky ignorance does not represent the majority of comments.
    Think before you type. Or just think.

    January 27, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  16. eddie

    On super Tuesday. Hillary will be the winner.

    January 28, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  17. NY For Obama

    We don't think much of her in this State , and that should tell you something.

    January 28, 2008 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  18. Ann

    Obama is not the right or best candidate for us. The fact that he is being endorsed by the same old guard (Ted Kennedy and John Kerry) who helped to get us into this mess, lets you know that he Obama is just going to be their mouthpiece. For real progress and change for America and the world, urge your American friends to vote for Mike Huckabee, the FairTax candidate who will look out for all Americans, not just some ivy league Harvard or Yale graduates!

    HUCKABEE 08!

    January 28, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  19. Lonny

    Billary, you will divide us no more!

    The choice is very clear...Barack Obama!

    January 28, 2008 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  20. Leslie Somerville, Seattle, Washington

    Obama's speeches are getting just plain boring–after Feb.5 the USA will see that the two heading to the big fight will be McCain and Clinton--it will be one boring debate I will tell you–all about taxes up, taxes down, go to war, don't go to war, give people health care, who cares about healthcare-oh, and the big talk from John McCain-who cares if the bank took your life savings, your job, and your family will be sent back to Mexico after we used the poor people to do stupid jobs in this country for barely anything.
    HILLBILLY 08

    January 28, 2008 03:18 am at 3:18 am |
  21. Bayousara

    Bill Clinton needs to cool it.

    If he doesn't I just won't vote at all. This is all so stressful anyway when we have to sit here and aren't able to do anything.

    By the time Oregon has its primary in May, the candidate I would be interested in won't be on the ballot.

    We need a national primary day with everyone being allowed to vote for any candidate no matter what our party affiliation is. In Oregon we cannot do that for the primary.

    January 28, 2008 04:53 am at 4:53 am |
  22. AJ - Montpelier

    South Carolina was no great victory. If anything what it did was highlight the racial divide. Obama won the African American vote while Hillary and John Edwards split the white vote.

    January 28, 2008 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  23. AJ - Montpelier

    Victoria posted:
    "10 more days and we will be able to get a better idea who will be our candidate. Than maybe we can start fighting with the Republican instead of each other. I hope Hilary wins…but would definately support Barack if He is our choice"

    I felt the same way until a couple of weeks ago. The more I see of Obama the more I know that I could never support him. He is a disaster waiting to happen.

    January 28, 2008 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  24. John Smith

    This is what the Clinton's need to do. They need to not even waste their time campaigning in states like Alabama where the concentration of blacks are heavy.
    The Clintons could run into a burning building and save the children of a black family and STILL the black parents will support Obama despite what the Clintons have tried to do to push forward a black agenda. Even black women are now putting thier race before gender. The Clintons need to concede those states and just focus on those that are predominately white and hispanic, then after winning the nomination go back and court blacks. But to waste one day campaigning for the black vote would in my opinion be a waste because they are never going to get the black vote in the primaries. The loyalty blacks have shown the Clintons is discusting. It is evident that blacks will reject a person who can give them social progress to someone who can give them a good speech...all because of race.
    Ask me if I care about the goverment's slow response to Katrina.
    Ask me if I care that black homes are being foreclosed upon by the hundreds of thousands. Blacks divide themselves.
    They gave Hillary the big finger in South Carolina. South Carolina will get it right back when she's elected. She will always be there to help but not like Bill Clinton.
    I believe it was Warren Beatty in the movie Bulworth who told a black congregation "The reason why I don't care about you is because you did nothing for my campaign."

    January 28, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  25. Paul

    This race is still wide open. Hillary can use Obama's voting record against him. He uses her vote on the war. I would like to here the Democrats talk about facts and take on some tough questions.

    January 28, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
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