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. scotty

    it's amazing Obama made 2 speeches after his downfalls in Nevada and New Hampshire and I never heard him dwell on Hillary and that was ok and then he just moved on
    but when Hillary congratulates him and moves on it's just horrible
    THE MEDIA AND ALL OF THE PRESS HAve DEFINITELY PROVEN HOW BIASED THEY ARE
    and then to get rid of Carville and Begala that is racist
    you are all disgusting
    the only amazingly fair person has been Pat Robertson
    Wow!!
    and so much for the Kennedys they all ran for office
    and had a lot of sex in and out of the Whitehouse and of course that was ok
    not to mention cleaning up the mess with Marilyn
    let's see what they find out about Baraks closets
    give me a break

    January 27, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. kevin from alaska

    Here's why Clinton doesn't care that she lost South Carolina (in fact she conceded Saturday morning): She lost the black vote in South Carolina and across the country. But for every black vote she lost she gained one white vote AND one hispanic vote. Hillary sold out the black vote in the primaries and caucuses because she knows in the general election they'll vote for her instead of the Republicans anyways. Obama solidified his base support of intellectuals, youth, and now blacks. Hillary has women, old folks, and now Hispanics. Nevada is probably a better indicator of how Super Tuesday will turn out than South Carolina demographics wise. The Hispanic vote will be the silent winner for Hillary most likely, which she got a big boost in during the MLK tensions. The polls from Nevada back that up. Barack needs to go after the Hispanic vote in a big way and he started in his speech last night. He also needs a big turn out from the colleges, they're back in session now so that should help. But will it be enough? Probably not.... In the end, Obama's strategy of running on change from politics as usual will probably lose to politics as usual: Hillary has a bigger piece of the core base supporters due to politics as usual.

    January 27, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Steve Jay

    I hope the American people are smart come Super Tuesday and vote for Hillary Clinton. It is sad that SC bought the hype and little substance of Obama, and I hope that the rest of the country is more intelligent and forward thinking when they vote.

    People are foolish for buying into what Obama says, and its very disappointing how the American people have been tricked into believing it is the Clintons who have campaigned dirty, when if you actually look at it closely, it is the Obama camp that have been the architects of this.

    Clinton is the best choice for the country, and its sad that people vote for someone because he has more charisma. Clinton will sort out the economy and put the country back on the right track.

    It will be a sad sady day if Obama wins the nomination.

    January 27, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Ginny CA

    Right on Elly! I said basically the same thing in 2 messages I sent several hours ago and both disappeared into the CNN blackhole. How are you lucky enough to get yours actually posted?

    January 27, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  5. Tom CA

    Go Hillary! I'm backing you 100%.

    January 27, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. Roger

    If we as a Party think we can do with out Florida & Michigan then you need to wake up. Hillary can and will carry both of them in the general election. Obama would not carry Florida or Michigan. Dreams are nice to have but we need someone with the dream and the ability to accomplish it. If Obama is this great uniter then why is it that a great deal more Obama supporters say they will not vote or vote republican if anyone either than him is the nominee. So many hate messages from the Obama supporters. Hillary will unite and lead us to better days

    January 27, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. M

    HILLARY CLINTON WILL TRIUMP. OBAMA IS SIMPLY NOT THE PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL FOR AMERICA. JUST A GOOD ORATOR AND WHINING FOR SYMPATHIES. MEDIA SEEMS IS NOT BEING FAIR TO THE CLINTON. YOU TEND LEAN TO OBAMA. BE FAIR.

    RACE IS STILL AN ISSUE. NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY. OBAMA WON SC BECAUSE HE IS BLACK AND MOST OF THE BLACK WILL IDENTIFY WITH HIM. PRIDE IS ONCE RACE NATURALLY TAKES OVER. VERY NORMAL.

    January 27, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  8. M

    HILLARY CLINTON WILL TRIUMP. OBAMA IS SIMPLY NOT THE PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL FOR AMERICA. JUST A GOOD ORATOR AND WHINING FOR SYMPATHIES. MEDIA SEEMS IS NOT BEING FAIR TO THE CLINTONS. YOU TEND TO LEAN TO OBAMA. BE FAIR.

    RACE IS STILL AN ISSUE. NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY. OBAMA WON SC BECAUSE HE IS BLACK AND MOST OF THE BLACK WILL IDENTIFY WITH HIM. PRIDE IN ONE'S RACE IS NATURAL.

    January 27, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. voter Arizona

    I totally agree with the comment about Mr. Clyburn. The statements he made it quiet clear he was for Obama. He says he is neutral but his statements yesterday were totally contradictory to that.

    January 27, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. erika morgan

    I was beginning to listen to Hillary Clinton, I certainly supported her 8 years ago; but I find the attack machine distasteful and unhelpful. What I want to hear is a real concern about our countries democracy. I want to know what the candidate will do to restore the provisions of the Constitution, how they will ensure the sovereignty of each citizen rather then each dollar. In other words I want to know specifically are they going to protect my interests over the interests of mega-money contributers, and get money completely out of the electoral process nation wide.

    January 27, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. Dem08

    Hillary is our best chance to take back the White House and actually have a leader that is truly concerned about the people she leads. I am amazed that people are dismissing her experiance as if it does not matter. Her record is out there, and she will be able to fight the tough fight for us. Its time democrats and independents and smart republicans look at this canidate and realize she is America's hope for recovery after all we have been through. Hillary is not Bill, Hillary is her own person and a great one at that. As a 40 year old male, I am ready to have a change in the White House. I want a strong, smart women to lead this country. She has earned our support and it amazes me how democrats in SC turned their backs on someone who has always had this states best interest at heart. Hillary will prevail because in the end, real issues will decide this election and real experiance will matter.

    Democrats and Hillary unite to make real change for America.

    January 27, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. ABC-anyone but clinton

    Lawrence: Tell that to Slick Willy who cowardly dodged the draft.

    January 27, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. Linda

    I have a concern going on within this election and what it is showing about the average person here in the United States. Can we live as a "whole people" without big government . I think not. Could you imagine from the local level on up what daily life would be like if the few controlled our prices and supply and demand-we see it daily in some countries, Do you also believe the youngest and manipulator with a dislike to lead should lead our country because of an opportunity to check off the " we had a black pres" aren't we the bomb. Our country was founded with principles and values and established to give us certain protections. Should we now give them the total right to take away what is not in the fews best interest.? We have proven we need govt, we have been shown how the wrong group in can take away some of our liberties and rights, do we now want to celebrate the votes and endorsements of those who feel a colored man with training wheels and a Bush smile should represent us while others(the few) run amok on their agendas? I am concerned deeply we may swing this pendelem from one far side into the other. My how we will be laughed at and mocked through out the world as foolish

    January 27, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  14. CHERYL

    PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE A LESSON FROM THIS VERY INTELLIGENT AND STRONG FORCE WE CALL HILLARY CLINTON!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS NOT SITTING AROUND CRYING ABOUT THE RUMORS AND DIRTY DEALINGS OR BIAS SHOWED TO HER AND HER HUSBAND!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS MOVING FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS WHAT I WANT IN A PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO HILLARY 2008

    January 27, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. loretta

    Senator Clinton, just let your voice be heard. As an African American woman, I believe that you are the best choice. You will prevail and become the next President of the United States. Keep the faith!

    January 27, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  16. PAUL PROVIDENCE RI

    Why is it CNN can play over and over again the tit for tat with Hillary and Obama, but I can get a word printed on this site? By the way you are playing the race card CNN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>shame on you.

    January 27, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  17. pam Eugene OR

    Elly
    Senator Obama did not lose in Nevada so there was not need to congratulate Clinton. He actually got more delegates than she did. And what about Ohio...was that the "black" there also? Ya right!
    Duck and cover Barack. The Clintons are very desperate now and the lies and distortions will come hard and fast. There is a lot at stake now and they will stop at nothing to try to win. Please Sir, continue to stay above their slime and just tell us your plans. Your honor and integrity will win this for you. We believe in you and better future for all Americans.
    Barack Obama 08

    January 27, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  18. Mike

    this in responsne to lionred:

    January 27, 2008 2:43 pm ET

    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!

    Tell me lionred, were Iowans, (95% of whom are white), racist and unintellegent as well when they voted for Obama over Clinton ?!! . This is not about race, people are voting for a qualified untainted, hopeful, exciting candidate, for them its about the hope for something new and radically different, people are tired of the same dirty old politics that serves the benefits of a few (coprotation, special interest etc.). Obama promises to serve th interest sof all the people, white, black, latino, asian, men, women democrat, republican and independent etc., he is a uniter not a divider and thats why people are supporting him. He is sincere, likable and trustworthy. Clinton unfortunatly is just power hungry and can think of anything but herself and her own acomplishements, and she will use any means, even dirty tactics, just to win. Sorry to break this to you but on Feb 5th "intelligent people" will have their say and the oucome will surprise you and shatter all your prejudiced expectations. :)

    January 27, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  19. Joyce

    Way to go Hillary. It's very obvious that the media wants Obama to win the primaries. That's why he is getting all the positive coverage. Anyway, you have my vote in Tennessee. You might have lost a battle but you will win the war. Super Tuesday will seal it for you.
    Hillary '08

    January 27, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  20. sharon walker

    DEAR FRIENDS:
    A WOMAN SILENT AND PROUD IS SAYING MORE THAN YOU MAY KNOW!
    WORTHY ONLY RECEIVE A SMILE NOT A MAN THAT IS JUST IN YOUR MIND NOT IN THE CONGRESS VOTING WHEN SUPPOSED TO BE.

    AMOUNG YOU WHO WOULD KNOW WHERE THIS NATION WOULD BE IF
    ON THE ATTACK OF OUR HOMELAND MISSLES AND OR SMALL BOATS FULL OF OTHER NATIONS MILITARY COMING ASHORE OR IN THE AIR, OUR PRESIDENT WAS SITTING IN THE WHITE HOUSE PICKING HIS NOSE AND SAYING AS OBAMA DID PRESENT. NO PRESENTS FOR HIM BUT IMPEACHMENT WHETHER IN THE SENATE OR IN THE CAPITAL.

    OH IMAGINE THAT RESPONSE TO THE CALL SAYING THEIR ARE THREE HURRICANES COMING INTO THE GULF. I WOULDN'T TRUST GIVING THAT WARNING TO OBAMA EVER. IN FACT SOUTH CAROLINA I WILL NEVER GIVE THAT WARING AGAIN TO ANYONE. BUT THEN MY WARNINGS MAY HAVE SAVED LIVES. NEXT TIME VOTE FOR A LEADER NOT SOMETHING OTHER.

    January 27, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  21. Evergreen

    It is interesting to see some Americans are go “haywire” in their anticipations over the experiment called Obama. It is more interesting to see that what now matters is not the fate of America in the days ahead but our today’s emotion and the rhetoric that accompany it. There is always a day for accounting and let no man accuse Obama for disappointing America if he becomes president tomorrow.

    January 27, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  22. s.positive

    Lawrence thanks for the metaphor but don't be deceived, you cannot compare her to our AMERICAN NAVAL BATTLE history okay...

    January 27, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  23. Chris

    Lionred,

    You can use intelligent people and this statement "The racist black voting.. " on the same paragraph. It just makes you look very uneducated.

    K,Fl,

    Regarding Hillary leading all the polls for the Super Tuesday states, – Hillary was leading the polls (by double digit margin) in Iowa, NH, Nevada and SC two weeks before the actual voting day. I am sure you know happened on the voting day. Although she won NH and superficialy Nevada, we saw her polls numbers shrinking as Obama voters start coming out or Hillary's jumping ship.

    January 27, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  24. db.wv

    Hillary, do not give up due to the Kennedy indorsement. History shows the Kennedy men sub-press women. They fool around and keep their wives pregnant.
    It is time men in America stood up and thanked all the women that helped them get to where they are today. I am a man and it does not make me any less a man to support you. Give them Hell!!

    January 27, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  25. Gil - California

    "Sen. Clinton has broad support out there."

    LOL

    January 27, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
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