March 11th, 2008
09:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton camp congratulates Obama

(CNN) - Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams issued the following statement:

"We congratulate Senator Obama for his win in Mississippi and thank our supporters and volunteers there for their support, hard work, and long hours. Now we look forward to campaigning in Pennsylvania and around the country as this campaign continues."

soundoff (115 Responses)
  1. Chris in Va.

    So I guess Hillary was too busy to pick up the phone!!!!HAHAHA I'm Loving it! What a hypocrite!

    March 11, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  2. Shannon, Charlottesville, Virginia

    obama has now won 30 contests to her 14. he also leads in delegates and popular vote.

    isn't it time for clinton to bow out before she takes down the democratic party?

    March 11, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. changing times

    In response to Gerri Ferraro. She knows exactly what she's doing and they definitely released all this at this time to attract the white voters who hate a black man is leading this campaign.

    Pennsylvania has a large white blue collar "southern" type mentality and may identify with now Ferraro playing the "victim"

    HIllary is shrewd and brilliant and it may work. After all isn't this what Hitler did to the whites against the Jews. Hillary is very, very dangerous!

    She's tapping into what's ugly and shameful in all of us instead of trying to bring out the good and help us take back our government for the people

    March 11, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  4. SA biz

    The Clinton camp congratulating Obama? The end times are near...

    March 11, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  5. D N DCCC

    As an African American WOMAN she does not speak 4 me!!!!!! Racism trumps sexism ………. I still make less than WHITE women… I need a Masters 2 UR Bachelors ….. If Hillary was a BLACK woman she would not be in her position!!!!!

    CNN post my comment!!!!! DON'T be biased

    March 11, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Michael

    It's all up to Pennsylvania now. Hopefully Obama can win there and finally put an end to this contest once and for all.

    March 11, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  7. s

    This might be the first time the Clinton campaign acknowledged an Obama win; can someone verify?

    March 11, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. Chris in Va.

    Concerning Ms. Ferrero's comments, You are not being attacked because you are an old white woman, you are being attacked because you are a stupid old white woman. (AKA: Hillary supporter)

    March 11, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  9. Heather

    Ron Paul is still the best possible choice.

    March 11, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. Andrea

    Nice try Clinton campaign. No need to start congratulating now that your "McCain is better" tactic blew up in your face. Back out now while you still have your dignity. I'm sure the Bill in Client #1 and has the Emperor's VIP Club on speed dial. It's 3am, Hillary. Where is your husband?

    March 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  11. Kenyotta

    Clinton couldn't speak on her own loss?

    March 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  12. mr conhead

    Affirmative Action for "Billary",.....I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  13. ObamaGirl

    What she needs to do is concede and exit the race gracefully, if she had any concern for the democratic party that's what she would have done...Senator Obama is leading in popular votes, states won and pledge delegates; there's no way Hillary is gonna catch up to him so why prolong this? brused ego perhaps?

    March 11, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  14. Karl

    iT'S ABOUT TIME THEY CONGRATULATE HIM!

    I'M DISTRESSED BY CNN TURNING HIS WIN INTO A RACE ISSUE. YES, WE HAVE A HORRID HISTORY OF RACISM IN THIS COUNTRY, AND OF COURSE VERY MUCH SO IN MISSISSIPPI, BUT TO SAY THIS ELECTION IS BECOMING MORE ABOUT RACE IGNORES THE FACT THAT OBAMA JUST WON WYOMING, A VERY WHITE STATE INDEED.
    PLEASE STOP WITH THE RACE BAITING.

    March 11, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  15. barbara

    It is nice that Clinton's campaign manager thanks the Clinton supporters, but I am waiting to see if Clinton herself thanks them for their support and their votes. I have not heard that directly from Hillary in the past states that she has lost. In fact, in some cases she seemed to ignore the actual voters. If I were a Clinton voter in one of those states I would have felt very disrespected.

    March 11, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  16. Wayne

    This election is going to tear the Democratic party apart. This has now clearly become an election based on race. Blacks in a large majority supporting Obama and Whites now more and more in a large majority are supporting Hillary. And I think will Penn. will continue this trend. Obama has played the race card like a fiddle and it's the democractic party that will suffer because of it. And it's hard to say thank you for that.

    March 11, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  17. no more republicans!

    Why Maggie? Where's Hillary herself?

    March 11, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  18. Eric

    Why does Hillary refuse to ever congratulate Obama herself?

    She still hasn't done it once.

    She is never going to admit defeat.

    Superdelegates: the sooner, the better.

    End this thing now.

    Obama '08!

    March 11, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  19. Tom Grippe

    How can CNN call a race, such as the Mississippi one when only 14% of the vote has been counted and one canidate is only a few percentage points behind the other? Doesn't this sway uncommitted voters and isn't it irresponsible news reporting?

    March 11, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  20. Jay in Kansas

    Way to go Hillary. I am very hopeful that you do well in Mississippi. Your judgment is sound and you represent your constituents well.

    New York appreciates your support , The Gulf States appreciate your support and Hard Working Families all across this nation appreciate your support. You are doing what so many others only talk about.

    This IS about credentials. This IS about hope.

    March 11, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  21. Teresa in Kansas

    Uh...Shouldn't Hilary congratulate Obama personnaly.

    Shut-up Michelle, Hilary is running for President not you!

    March 11, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  22. DaveG

    Wow! Hillary FINALLY congratulates Barak on a win. He has given her plenty of opportunity to do so up to this point. She's just awful...

    March 11, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  23. prentice wysingle III

    A famous person once said "A house divided against its self cannot stand".That would be a most fitting motto for Dem. to follow during this election cycle.

    March 11, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  24. mary

    Why is the press making everything into white and black? Anyways what happens to all these young College voters in the Caucuses States come November? In Michigan we have to vote in our precinct that goes by our permanent address. I can't picture these college students giving up their permanent addresses just to vote for Obama. I think states that have caucuses paint an untrue picture of November voting.

    March 11, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  25. Amy in Iowa

    Why didn't Clinton acknowledge it herself? Obama has made public congratulations himself to Hillary and has even called her to congratulate. I hope Hillary will be gracious when he is the nominee and supports Obama. We will need to stand together as democrats to win this Presidential election.

    March 11, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
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