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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soundoff (254 Responses)
  1. pete

    no matter who you support, one think is clear THE REPUBLICANS ARE HOPING AND PRAYING THAT CLINTON WINS.

    WHY? BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN BEAT HER AND THEY PROBABLY CANT BEAT OBAMA.

    AN OLD GUY LIKE MCCAIN HAS NO CHANCE AGAINST A RISING YOUNG STAR LIKE OBAMA.

    SO WHY WASTE YOUR VOTE ON HILARY?

    A VOTE FOR HILARY IS A VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT!!!!

    OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT!!!

    January 27, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  2. aisha

    GOOD LUCK . WE SUPPORT U ALL THE WAY

    January 27, 2008 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  3. John Adkisson

    When Clinton said tonight (words to the effect of) "it's on to Florida", was that not campaigning in violation of her solemn party pledge not to? Is this indicative of how she will keep promises? What a dirty trick!

    January 27, 2008 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  4. Murry

    It's very bad taste for Hillary to give her concession speech from Tennessee instead of SC. Carolinians take note. She left you behind.

    January 27, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  5. Lucas, Nashville TN

    Not even decent enough to issue a real concession speech. Get out of my city. You're stinking up the place.

    January 27, 2008 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  6. votehillary2008

    James Clyburn is so annoying. Why doesn't he just come out and say he's endorsing Obama? He keeps pretending to be neutral, yet he's clearly an Obama supporter.

    January 27, 2008 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  7. Arizona Voter

    Hillary is right. On to "Super Tuesday" where the rest of us will weigh into the decision of our party's standard bearer. Don't count her out.

    January 27, 2008 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  8. Goldie of Florida

    Mr. W. Blitzer asked,"How did he do it?" CNN helped him as have all the other news media who have continually castigated Hillary! Objective news is not alive and well on CNN and Soledad OBrien should be ashamed of her lack of objectivity. President Hillary Clinton is who we need to clean up our George Bush fiasco.

    January 27, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  9. Hillary HATES CATS

    HILLARY HATES CATS.

    The campaign is over for the democrats CAT HATER Hillary has lost.

    The real campaign will be Mitt Romney Vs Obama

    May the best one win

    January 27, 2008 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  10. joe

    WHEN CAN WE MOVE AWAY FROM THIS MOMENT NOW AND FOCUS ON FEBRUARY 5TH AND THEIR ISSUES....ENOUGH ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE BLACK MAKE UP OF THE STATE....TIME TO MOV E ON

    January 27, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  11. Scott

    CNN:
    Can you help us on a stats question:

    Is the ONLY sub-demographic that Senator Clinton won tonight white women over 45?

    January 27, 2008 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  12. debbie

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    I just want to know how many Republicans voted in the So. Carolina Democrat Primary since they can participate and affect the outcome of it. I'm curious to know who they voted for 'cause they will of course vote for who they think they can easily beat in November. Watch out Dems…this might just be another TROJAN HORSE!!!

    January 27, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  13. RedState

    I prefer to have Obama as the Democratic candidate because Bill seems to be taking over Hillary's campaign. His two terms are OVER.

    January 27, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  14. Tom Wittmann

    The attitude of Hillary (and Bill) to ignore the collapse in NC and cover it with plattitudes is the best prove that she is not qualified to be Candidate and mych less a President !

    I have elaborated this in a previous comment seemingly suppressed by CNN

    January 27, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  15. Andrew

    Florida will be as important for Feb 5th as South Carolina. The Clintons will bill it as a foretaste of things to come on Super Tuesday and they will probably be right.

    See this analysis:

    January 27, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  16. Collette

    What I really want to know is why does she start speaking in the southern accent when she speaks to the south?

    January 27, 2008 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  17. Michele

    Has anyone actually watched HRC's post-SC event on C-SPAN? She goes on for over an hour. It is torture. It is pathetic and sad. And the audience is falling asleep. Just listen to her riff on her marriage to Bill and all that she achieved after she married him. It is a stunning implosion. And I guess Bill went on for 75 minutes wherever he was tonight.

    January 27, 2008 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  18. james

    im sorry hillary lost in s.c. but i truely think we as americans will prevail, just trust in what she says and go forward with it. its not race or gender but its all about economy. its our true deepest threat to our lives. give her your vote and trust in her as i do and as others do....god bless your vote and lets all pray for her victory..

    January 27, 2008 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  19. Gloria Vee

    Might we see another tear sqeezed from the eye of Hillary?

    January 27, 2008 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  20. Texas Mad

    No its not over till its over. Obama will only win three more states. I don't believe it will go to the convention to be decided. It may not be decided after super Tuesday, but it soon will be When Texas and California vote for HILLARY. Other than Illinois and Georgia where else do you think Obama wins.

    January 27, 2008 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  21. Tony Johnson

    Let's see how the media covers the Clinton victorys Jan. 29th and Feb.5th slap happy mania we saw tonight. Where's your info-ethics?

    January 27, 2008 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  22. PAUL PROVIDENCE RI

    LET THE MUD FLY HILLARY AND BILL, YOU LOST AGAIN!

    January 27, 2008 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  23. Joe Boyer

    Clintons need a reality check!! American people are not the idiots that Clintons believe them to be:
    Every move you make,
    Every smile you fake,
    We’ll be watching you!

    January 27, 2008 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  24. Christine Atlanta, Ga.

    I'm sorry, but I just don't get the whole ObamaFest thing. He says nothing. He talks in broad statements, and in the debates he stutters over his comments.
    Why should he be President? Because he gives a good speech about 'hope'?
    Politicians have been doing that for 200 years.

    January 27, 2008 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  25. caywen

    If this is just the beginning, that's just sad considering how many people are already tired of HRC's campaign.

    January 27, 2008 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
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