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. Don

    Hillary Clinton will win the nomination. Experiance will win out over retoric and media bias in the end.

    January 27, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  2. Mike J.

    Hillary can now proove to everyone who is the right person for the job.The news media (CNN) can give the selves a pat on the back as being a big part of the Obama camp.The media is so stuck on Obama it just wants everyone to get up and shut off the tv.You dont give the Clintons any good coverage only stuff you can change around to make her look bad.South Carolinas african americans and CNN gave Obama the win.BIG DEAL!!!!!! Obama is a talker and tells people what they want to hear.The truth of the matter is know one will get republicans and demicrats to work together.The only time the do is when it is an emergancy.Talk all you want Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the doer and do what she says.
    CNN should start backing the person that will is the doer not the talker.Get smart voters.Wake up.The Kennedys just lost every little bit of respect they had left.I think they jumped the gun on this one.

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now its your time

    January 27, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Mike

    I tried but i just couldnt get my self to like her, she seems like a go getter who will go to any extent just to win, she cares only about her self, she lacks sincerity., Its disgusting and disturbing. Vote for Hillary/Bill? No thanks!

    January 27, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  4. IndependentCA

    To Tom, it was South Carolina not North.

    CNN is not suppressing anything. What an ego! They have thousands of items to go through. Get over yourself.

    January 27, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  5. Ryan

    So Change is the word of this campaign! So whats Obama's change, all I hear him talk about is the word change with no real definition! Whats his stance on the issues, ya he speaks great, but whats behind is church alter speaking is what I am worried about? Last night after CNN cut off Hillary after one minute I turned to C-Span and watched Hillary answer questions about the issues and she was outstanding! If Obama did that we would see Bush all over, as he would have to turn to his advisors! Go Hillary!

    January 27, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  6. Dee Ward Mena, AR

    Tom, you don't even know what state they had the primary in. IT was South Carolina, not North Carolina, that shows how much you know about what is going on. GO HILLARY... There are many, many more states to go and you will make it....South Carolina doesn't tell the tale....It's hard to have a collapse in NC if the primary was in SC.

    January 27, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. jp/michigan

    That's the attitude – stick with it Hillary. Talk about your voting record, experiences and your platform. Obama has a sad voting record, little to none experience and his platform was taken from your playbook. GO GIRL! ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE>

    January 27, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. maynard

    watch out america. with so many states having the election on the same day much will be said the is untrue by some opponents ,,,,mostly the clintons ...
    i think you folks are smarter than what the clintons think. dont fall for the divide and conquer. its one of clintons favorite games..
    hillary is not presidential material ,,,,,, do you want bill [the bedroom boy back as v.p.] barack obama is the fresh start he will get the country back on the right foot...barack is the future of the usa...... the clintons are headed the wrong way

    January 27, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  9. K,FL

    Senator Clinton leads in every single Feb 5th state the only state she dont lead in is in Ill. After Feb 5th it will be tough for Obama

    January 27, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  10. elly

    Tom, I think you mean S C not NC. Either way, at least Hillary acknowledged her supportors , the state of South Carolina and congratulated Obama. Last week was another story when Obama left Nevada without a word and tried to claim a win with undeclared delegates. Talk about being a sour grapes. He hasn't shown grace in either of his defeats and that shows the real character of a person.

    January 27, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. ABC-anyone but clinton

    like many ppl. are doing today after OBAMA's victory last night, i just made a huge donation to the OBAMA campaign. Clinton is so desperate!

    OBAMA 2008!

    January 27, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. Ronald Allen

    Television coverage of the political process should be titled " Welcome to the soap operas". If its soap opera such as bill said obama said that hillary said, then substance of any kind has suffered. The t.v. news political gaming for sponser money has taken control of this nations political process. My vote dosent mean a darn thing because the voter turnout will depend on what the newscasters tell the viewing public hours before the primary votes take place. Yes, america cnn, msnbc, and fox television control politics, not you and I control elections. The egotistical and stupid questions asked in debates show the shallowness and absurdity of the questioners. Substance of issues will never prevail with this power that the news channels maintain. Who the hell cares what issue Bill Clinton , john edwards or hillary clinton raise with each other when we the people need to know about our childrens education, our health coverage and our job losses.
    I am disgusted and vow to never vote again since you newscasters make voting meaningless to me.

    January 27, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. Dusacre

    The devil himself can come and vote for Hillary, He may even bring all his armies. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    Bill Clinton may yell at reporters, he may even bark. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    Hillary and Bill Clinton may say all kind of lies and use all kind of dirty tactics to destroy their opponents. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    Marketers and political strategists may repackage Hillary Clinton and sell her to us. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    All Clinton supporters can vote for her as long as they want. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    The Clintons may change the rules in the middle of the game; they may want to count shamelessly the Michigan and Florida delegates. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.


    Americans in the vast majority are people with a good judgment. They know and see what the Clintons are.

    January 27, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  14. Ted

    Alot of people are noticing CNN's biased coverage to OBAMA in website and TV. I am deeply disappointed. I am for HILLARY and CNN is not covering her. CNN, pls. be impartial. We trust you.

    HILLARY will fight back, she is a strong woman and she is focusing on her lead on the national polls. SC is really for OBAMA. Now, let us focus on the big picture, I bet you the CLINTONS will do everything to win it!

    I admire HILLARY since she is a woman proving to the world that she can do it! She has alot of experience to lead us and bring us out of this mess. I want an experienced candidate who is ready to face the Republicans. Obama is not this candidate, he can gain more experience. HILLARY will win this and she is ready to lead this great nation!

    January 27, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  15. Carole

    My word I can't believe I still have posts from last night 'awaiting moderation'! Maybe CNN could help the unemployment rate and hire some folks!!

    HILLARY 2008

    January 27, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  16. lionred

    Hillary Clinton will dominate Super Tuesday! The racist black voting will have very little effect on the upcoming states. Reminder to Obama worshippers; Jesse Jackson also won South Carolina and 10 other states. He didn't win the nomination. Likewise, Obama will suffer the same fate. I can't wait until intelligent people have a chance to cast their vote on Super Tuesday. Hillary 08!

    January 27, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. Yoli

    James Clyburn claims to be neutral, however, he is actually an Obama supporter. His comments were meant to motivate the African American voters towards Senator Obama. He wants it both ways. He should had been honest with the Clintons'.

    January 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  18. veronica lynne

    I believe Senator Clinton has the best chance at winning the party's nomination.
    The votes on Feb. 5 will tell us a lot.

    January 27, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  19. Becky Montgomery

    Obama won more delegates in Nevada because he won more COUNTIES. That is how delegates are awarded. He earned them by winning the counties.

    January 27, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  20. Viki

    Obama didn’t had dignity even address his supporters after Nevada.
    Hillary called Barack and also congratulates him in her speech yesterday. Talking about grace and dignity. Just wait till next debates: Obama is talking in slogans and making jocks instead of answering questions.
    He is not fresh air, but opportunist. His speeches full of quotes from other people.
    What does he has to offer of his own?

    January 27, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  21. Lawrence

    Well said, Hillary. You remind us all of the American naval hero on the verge of defeat at a naval battle in American Revolution days. When the British battleship captain asked him if he would surrender, the American hero boldly blurted back: "No, sir. I have only begun to fight!" (The American navy won the naval battle.)

    January 27, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  22. Mauri

    The sooner the voting world moves beyond the racially biased South Carolina primary, the sooner they will learn who the silver-tongued orator is vs. the person with real heart who has spent her life extolling the grandeur of this wonderful country.

    January 27, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. MD, Mo.

    I don't understand why the media and SOME people are so infactuated with Obama. It seems to me there is no substance to his message. His speeches are somewhat inspiring but nothing to show for it. I am in the show-me state, you have to have something to back up the talk. He does not!
    I believe Hillary can show us and will in November. GO Hillary!!

    January 27, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  24. Renee

    The pre election polls have been drastically wrong twice now. I would not put too much stock in Hillary's "lead".
    Obama '08

    January 27, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  25. Bill, Covington,LA

    Is it possible for any of you out there that night take time to vote on November 4th, to understand that, that is the only vote that counts? Sit back relax, and get over all this stupidity. Neither of them will be elected, regardless of the Kennedys.

    January 27, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
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