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. Victoria

    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...No McCain or Romney please... Our troops will never get out of Iraq and all programs will go to helping the rich..The bush tax cuts for the rich will be kept in place. Everyone will keep hating us and will create more terrorist.

    January 27, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  2. DP, Jacksonville, FL

    Clinton has been very consistent about speaking not only in broad strokes, but also in detail. I hope she continues to develop and refine her plans for working with Congress and repairing a lot of the damage. While it would be unrealistic (or impossible, really) for her to outline everything she hopes to accomplish, I admire her for being more than a well-spoken visionary.

    Perhaps Obama could study her technique so when the time comes he can take the reigns. Sixteen years of solid Democratic rule would be great for this country.

    She'll do very well on Super Tuesday.

    January 27, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    No the campaign began about a year ago...you can't just start over because u got spanked in SC

    January 27, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. rick

    okay i don't see what the big deal is here,, obviously black americans feel most comfortable with someone who looks more like them,, just like many white and latinos feel more comfortable with someone that looks like them,, that is not racial but personal preference,, it was not suprising that this would happen just as it was not suprising that it happened in N.H. and Nevada,, nor will it be any different when we look back after super tuesday

    January 27, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Amanda

    First off Tom it was SC not NC that just voted and voted on race at that! The media and society can say all they want that it isn't about race, but the people of SC just proved that it is! It's fine to say you want change, but I've yet to hear what the change is going to be. Where are the specifics? Let's hear them and not all the rhetoric in speeches that invokes emotion! People need to vote for who has the best ideas about how to change our country not who evokes a sentimental feeling.

    January 27, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  6. RichmondVAgal

    Wittmann... it was South Carolina, Not NC... and just because she is not frontrunner in this particular state does not mean that she is not qualified to be an American President! Senator Clinton has an enormous amount of support across this country and it will be evident on Super Tuesday. This one state, in no way speaks for the entire country. I am extremely confident that she will ultimately become our Democratic Nominee. She has my vote!

    Hillary Clinton '08

    January 27, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. Irvin

    Good job Bill.. please keep up your lies ,The people know the Clinton,s are not a work horse . They are lie horses .
    Keep it up .

    January 27, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Bill in Montgomery, AL

    I'm sure Billary is already out there looking for young female interns he can chase around the Oval Office if Hillary gets elected. I also see the Clintons have perfected the art of talking out of both sides of their mouths at the same time.

    January 27, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  9. Cliff CA

    Thank you, Hillary, for all you've done for the people of our nation and for standing up for our military men and women. You have my vote and that of multitudes of voters in California. God's Speed, Hillary.

    January 27, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  10. True Democrat

    Bad news for Billary if the campaign has "just begun!" I think that's the last thing the establishment candidate wants to admit to!

    January 27, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  11. Kim

    I am so disgusted with south carolina women, we have been held down for so long in having a voice when it comes to big decisions, we were raised to believe the man is always right... haha wake up people its 2008 not 1928 we need a woman in charge, men have had the control for too long and they have done a good job of making stupid decisions as they are often known to do...think about the men in your life and be honest.....anyway I think it is time a strong capable,and intelligent woman clean up the mess..... GO HILLARY it's not over yet, november is a while away.....

    January 27, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  12. NIck Young

    BILLARY, BILLARY, BILLARY.......Think about it

    January 27, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  13. alfred

    This election in SC was an aberration that will not be seen on Super Tuesday. Hillary will prevail. Obama is a lightweight who will bring our country to the brink of disaster both economically and world wide. He has no substance or stature to be the President of the USA.

    January 27, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  14. Beans

    Hellery didn't even have the decency to stay in SC and concede or thank the voters. She was off to better lands, telling the people in SC they were no longer important to her. Did anyone ever teach her manners or does she only know how to be political?

    She's the type to let the baby go down the drain with the bathwater because she's done giving it a bath and Publisher's Clearing House came to her door. Tom, thanx for your comments, suppressed or non-suppressed, CNN let's read them–why were they not posted here?

    January 27, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. dxv2008

    The SC Loss was the African American Vote but Nationally not a strong Voting Base.
    Latino community will basically off set the AA Vote in SC. Hillary looks ready to take Florida and move into Super Tuesday, She is leading the combined Delegate Vote Still, We are looking good...

    Go Hillary

    January 27, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  16. sandra

    At the beginning of the campaign I was a Clinton voter, after seeing her campaign and the president position it made me wonder who will be the real president in addition to that the strategy use by the Clinton's campaign reflects the mess we have in Washington. We are one party! and if we want to win the presidency of 2008 we need to work better..

    I think I will be casting my vote for Obama, I feel he is more inspiringly and decent than the Clinton's.

    January 27, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  17. Gloria, San Francisco, Ca

    What collapse? The black vote did what it was expected to. Unfortunately, if more people would have voted in 2000 and 2004, we would not be in the mess we are economically in this country today. And, now we are paying for it so dearly, because fear of either a woman or black man is going to control the election "again". It will be kept alive by the puppet media.

    My props to the independent journalists that look beyond the "reality tv" mentality of the corporate paid journalists and can report fairly without bias.

    My hope that everyone no matter what their ethnicity or income will register and vote, without fear or prejudice...unfortunately, I am seeing a repeat of 2000 and 2004.

    January 27, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  18. AllegedRightWingConspiracy

    Yes...it's just getting started for Obama that is!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. Garry

    Don't count Sen. Clinton out just yet, see has alot of support and will end up on top at the convention!

    January 27, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  20. Mary

    Tom, There has yet to be a primary in NC (North Carolina), much less a "collapse in NC" that the Clintons have tried to cover with "plattitudes,"...whatever that means.

    What planet are you on anyway?

    January 27, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  21. Dawit Yehualashet

    You need to have an inside knowledge and experience to fix something and it seems to me that Hillary is the only one with that experience. How can you talk changing Washington without knowing how things work there.
    All the best for Hillary!
    Dawit

    January 27, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    The Clintons are a joke, Husband and Wife team to run America. We are not a third world country.

    Please Bill and Hillary go away, sick of you guys win at all cost strategy.

    January 27, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  23. martha

    SC.....THEY VOTE ON RACE....OVER GENDER AS WELL AS THE ISSUE.....

    HILLARY.....YOU KEEP GOING.....SC IS ONLY ONE STATE OUT OF MANY......IF YOU WIN ONE...YOU DO NOT WIN THEM ALL....

    LETS TALK AGAIN COME SUPER TUESDAY.....

    HILLARY 08

    January 27, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  24. chris new york

    hillary, there is a conspiracy in the democratic party, to get rid of you because of quarrels bill had with people like ted kennedy, tom dascher and many more. it is a revenge thing for them. they know fully well that you would make a better president. i am balck democrat, and if you are not on the ticket in november, i am voting republican. ii hope that you abandon the democratic party and run as an independent in november. the democratic party is full of hypocrites

    January 27, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. Quiet Mary

    Madame President....you will be just that in a few months.

    January 27, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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