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. Holly Maria

    Wow, she actually said congratulations for ONCE. Amazing.

    March 11, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. vick smart

    Very good. This is how to play the game. Both of you still belong to one party. STOP FLIGHTING.

    March 11, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  3. Jay

    OMG..Hillary can NEVER do anything right for Obama's cult!

    March 11, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  4. Adam, Plano, TX

    wait, is maggie saying hillary campaigned in mississippi? last i checked she didn't even visit.

    March 11, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  5. HH

    Maybe Maggie should of added Hillary will drop out in she does not win Pennsylvania by 30 points since it is a Clinton state. Remember Bill and James The Clown Carville said if she did not win Texas she could no go forward. Well I got news SHE LOST TEXAS. Obama received more delagates.

    March 11, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  6. Dusacre

    Hillary is just too busy or Mississippi is not that important!

    March 11, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  7. Anthony

    Hillary cant win, and Obama isnt going to select her as Vice-President. What is she fighting for? She can only hurt the party at this point.

    March 11, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  8. Jay

    Clinton/Mccain08 have just lost my vote. True democrats will not nominate a traitor. God knows.

    March 11, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  9. G from the ATL

    Ok I have to applauded them for good sportsmanship for the first time in a while.

    Obama 08

    March 11, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  10. Earl LeBow

    Can you congratulate someone with one finger?

    March 11, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  11. DeniseGA

    First No surprise, Mississippi, has always been divided by color lines. Second! DO HILLARY SUPPORTERS, REALLY BELIEVE NY, NJ, MS, CA, WILL NOT BE BLUE IN NOVEMBER? Please, her argument tht she has won the big states does not fly. She didn't even win big in those states. Obama, has the chance of pulling in republicans and independents. HE WON WITH WHITE VOTE IN ALL THOSE MIDWEST STATES, NOT AFRICN-AMERICANS. Hillary cannot draw republican or independents, and we need to think about what is best for the party. NOT OUR EGOS OR BIRTH RIGHT!

    March 11, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  12. Black Republican in New York

    This is the first time I have read Clinton congratulating Obama this quickly on a win by him. Man, she's got to be serious about this 'dream ticket' idea!

    March 11, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  13. Kim

    Can someone please explain the statement made by a poster here that "Obama plays the race card like a fiddle." When has Obama ever made his race an issue? Hillary and her supporters have made gender and race an issue throughout this campaign. I see the writing on the wall here. I was hoping that the younger generation could serve as an example for the rest of us... It's not about the color of that man's skin. It's about the fact that most folk in America that voted for him did so because they believe him to be better qualified.

    March 11, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  14. NC

    Congratulations to hillary and her camp. I have never been a racial situation until now. I would like to thank her for bringing out the true feelings of the mentality of the people in south. I thought America had gotten a couple of rings up the ladder until this race.

    I'm positive you will get the nomination and I hope that it goes the way you would like for it to with the white and latino votes. I am so disappointed in all the race baiting that I will NEVER vote democrat again in my life.

    March 11, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  15. Obamaite

    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

    Karl i agree with every word of this!!!!!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    March 11, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  16. 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 Bill is Client #1 and has the Emperor's VIP Club on speed dial. It's 3am, Hillary. Where is your husband?

    March 11, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  17. Cindy

    Thank you, Maggie.

    Yes, on to Pennsylvania. Keep it clean please.

    March 11, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  18. BVS Maine

    Perhaps now, Hillary will consider what so many democrats are hoping for, that she will gracefully bow out of this race and halt the ongoing division in the democratic party that will give McCain the edge in the general election. We need the party to come together and support one candidate, and that should be Obama!

    March 11, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  19. John

    Jay in Kansas – Don't forget all the horrible things she did in the 80's & 90's... and she sold us out on her Healthcare promises in the 90's. They paid her off, and she'll do it again. Don't be an ostrich man.

    March 11, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  20. Eric LeVine

    To Tom Grippe, CNN waited until long after the polls were closed before reporting anything. They called the race based on a combination of exit polls affirmed by early returns.

    March 11, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  21. Jackson

    Do your research before you make up stuff people. Hillary (and BO) have always congratulated each other for each state – via televised speech or statement issued or telephone call.

    STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION

    March 11, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  22. Jean

    Hillary Clinton will win the democratic nomination in spite of all this Obamamania. When the veil of Obama the hero falls (and it will fall) we will see Obama the man, and we don't know really know what we'll see. And that's the scarry part.

    March 11, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  23. Obama won TX

    She is so fake. I thought that small states don't matter, please make up your mind.

    March 11, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  24. Proud of Obama

    From an interested Aussie – Go Obama, you are doing your nation proud and will finally bring some balance to the 'United' States.

    March 11, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  25. S1

    Hillary wont congratulate him herself because of that same ego that wont let her bow out gracefully

    CNN STOP THE RACE BAITING, OABAMA WON WHITE STATES TOO....STOP OR I WILL GO TO THE OTHER NETWORKS WITH WHAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
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