January 26th, 2008
10:31 PM ET
6 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. AJ, IL

    A great win for Obama! Throwing race and gender aside, it is interesting when you look at the polling from November to January in all of the Democratic caucauses and primaries. There have been record turnouts in each Democratic state primary and caucaus thus far.

    Hillary led the entire Democratic candidate field in all the early states in November and earlier. In Iowa, Hillary had a 2 point lead over Obama in November when averaging all the polls. Actual Iowa result, Obama wins over Hillary by 9 points. In New Hampshire, Hillary had a 12 point lead over Obama in November when averaging all the polls. Actual New Hampshire result, Hillary wins over Obama by 2 points. In Nevada, Hillary had a 23 point lead over Obama in November when averaging all the polls. Actual Nevada result, Hillary wins over Obama by 6 points. In South Carolina, Hillary had a 16 point lead over Obama in November when averaging all the polls. Actual South Carolina result, Obama wins over Hillary by 28 points.

    Obama in '08!

    January 27, 2008 02:32 am at 2:32 am |
  2. NewYorkDude

    Having been a HRC supporter since she announced her decision to run, I decided 2 weeks before the Iowa caucus to switch allegiences to Obama, and, regardless of what happens come convention time, I think this was probably one of the wisest voting decisions I've ever made.

    Since losing Iowa, HRC and Bill have sunk to Republican-like politcal lows, replete with the glaringly obvious lies, race-baiting and swiftboat-style politics of personal destruction. And, yet they seem to be stooping even lower in decency and political decorum.

    HRC's decision to give her "concession speech" in another state just shows how shrewd, calculating and uncaring she is. This might seem trivial to many, but it is this kind of behavior that is exactly what turns people off about politicians. She spends months pleading for South Carolinians' votes and making campaign promises, and then the moment she loses, she can't find the decency or the time to say thank you and goodbye. WHAT A SHAME. Would she had skipped town had she won? Probably not.

    If HRC wins, I will cast my first ever vote for a non-Democrat in November. I never actually thought I'd get to the point where I voted anything but Democrat!!!

    January 27, 2008 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  3. PAUL PROVIDENCE RI

    " IT IS NOT ABOUT THE ELCTION, BUT THE NEXT GENERATION."........BILL GET IN THE CAR, WE'RE OFF TO TENNESSEE. IS THIS THE NEXT GENERATION OR THE NEXT ELECTION? WHAT A CUT AND RUN PERSON SHE IS AND SHE WILL BE READY FROM DAY 1.

    January 27, 2008 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  4. ddt

    Jamus Clyburn, you started the race issue when you critized senator Clinton what she said about President Johnson regarding MLK. It is clear that the black people voted their race regardless of issues. They couldn't even think of John Edwards a SC born but they went ahead to vote for a man who is half America and half Kenyan just because he looks like them. Shame on you blacks

    January 27, 2008 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
  5. Ross Kelly

    I had been for Hillary all along, but I got closer to the words of Barack,
    I felt a deep message of hope for me and a symbol for children. Bill Clinton also reminds me of his failures – now I think he will take back lies to the Whit House.
    Barack Obama now has my support. Ill vote on super tuesday.

    January 27, 2008 03:52 am at 3:52 am |
  6. Allen Tennessee

    Go Hillary!

    January 27, 2008 03:59 am at 3:59 am |
  7. Gavin

    Go all the way, Senator Clinton!

    We are with you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    January 27, 2008 04:02 am at 4:02 am |
  8. Andrew

    Sorry, not a comment, but a question...

    Can anybody tell me, when Edwards drops out of the race, which of the two remaining main contenders are his delegates likely to back?

    January 27, 2008 04:37 am at 4:37 am |
  9. Anonymous

    That's right my friends, SC is like a pimple on the American topographical map. GO HILLARY 2008!!!

    January 27, 2008 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
  10. Alistar

    That's right: campaign has just begun! And Clinton this time will have a support of large number of peapel. GO HILLARY!

    January 27, 2008 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  11. julie

    HILLARY 08!

    January 27, 2008 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  12. steve

    hillary is not being treated fair in the fake cnn poles or in thier so-called objectivity, america will not have a negro telling us what to do

    January 27, 2008 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  13. Wire One

    For the 8 yrs she has been our senator, we need to hear what she has done for New York.. Talk about what you will do when elected and not about Obama's record.

    January 27, 2008 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  14. Anonymous

    She should go home and bake a pie.

    January 27, 2008 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  15. S. B Akoni

    Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton look good for the democratic party ticket as it is now. The party as well as the Hillary Clinton Campaign need to tell Bill Clinton to allow his wife convince the american people on her worthiness or otherwise of the party ticket.

    He might think he is helping the wife now but i bet that will not translate to much in the final analysis. I presume she knows what she was up to from the on set. She should not get her husband to destroy the chances of the party in november by playing the role he is playing now. He is a high ranking democrat and a stateman.

    He should save some of his time and energy for the elections campaign proper rather than behaving as a candidate in the primaries. If the wife is not the best he cant make her the best. The voters need her to prove that she is the best for the job.

    January 27, 2008 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  16. Janes

    GO Clinton! Obama won SC on black vote only as expected..He came in third in every other demographic...Lets move on...

    January 27, 2008 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  17. Glenn

    Would not the ideal setup be Hillary Clinton as President for 8 years and Barack Obama as Vice President? He would thereby gain the necessary top level experience that he does not have, Hillary has this in abundance. Then, after the first mandate comes to an end, run Obama for President and have another 8 years to anchor the changes that will come with a new Democrate government.

    January 27, 2008 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  18. Willy

    You're done Senator Clinton. Gpback to New York and do something for the state you were elected in BUT have no accomplishments to show for them.

    January 27, 2008 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  19. Lydia

    It was ungrateful and dismissive for Hillary Clinton to leave South Carolina without even thanking those who supported her.

    January 27, 2008 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  20. v.ananthan

    MRS CLINTON WILL MAKE IT.
    ***GO HILLARY***

    January 27, 2008 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  21. Mike Allen

    Yes this is just the beginning..... of the end of the Clintons power hungry , racist and dishonest , disgusting campaign.

    January 27, 2008 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  22. Colorado Guy

    Well, all I can say is that this is one Coloradan who will attend the convention in Denver and watch the Clinton-Bush dynasty come to an end. Finally...

    January 27, 2008 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  23. mike

    hmm. whatever.
    I think senator Hillary Clinton should think a sec that she might need to concede.

    January 27, 2008 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  24. Katy Hill Prescott Az.

    Yoou mean the down and dirty, ugly politics the Clintons engage in has begun.
    Americans have really short memories..35 years of scandal, corruption, disgrace and lies are what I most remember of the Clinton "experience" An ambitious woman willing to sacrifice her pride on the alter of politics to a man who can't keep his pants zipped is not the kind of representation I want.
    I WANT REAL CHANGE.
    I WANT INTEGRITY AND ETHICS BACK IN THE PRESIDENCY.

    January 27, 2008 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  25. Richard

    Hillary and Bill need to stop ganging up on Obama. The dems need to unite to stop the republicans from destroying this country any further.

    January 27, 2008 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
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