March 11th, 2008
09:05 PM ET
7 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. Lisa in Mississippi

    Senator Obama has been the projected winner of Mississippi. I knew it would happen. Let's continue the momentum and win the rest of the primaries. OBAMA for PRESIDENT; Change Is On The Way!

    March 11, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  2. Gillian

    Finally.

    March 11, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  3. Tony

    Chris she cannot answer the phone unless it is 3 AM in the morning. One thing she don't have to do is fight Bill in answering it because he doen't sleep there. Probably with Spitzer in the Emperor room.

    March 11, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  4. JAMES IN BAMA

    I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT OBAMA IS NOT GETTING THE WHITE VOTE AND IN PARTTICULAR THE WHITE MALE VOTE. IT MAY IN FACT GO TO MCCAIN IF OBAMA GETS THE NOMINATION. AND ITS NO SECRET OBAMA DOESNT GET THE LATINO VOTE AND THEY WILL VOTE REPUBLICAN IF THEY DONT HAVE THEIR CANNIDATE IN THE DEMOCRATIC RACE. AND THAT WILL MOST LIKELY LOOSE US FLORIDA, AND BRING STATES LIKE OHIO, AND ARKANSAS AND OTHER STATES HILLARY WOULD MOST LIKEY CARRY INTO QUESTION, ALONG WITH STATES SHE MIGHT COULD WIN LIKE TEXAS THAT OBAMA DOESNT HAVE AS MUCH OF A CHANCE IN. IT LOOKS LIKE WE COULD LOOSE THE ELECTION AFTER ALL.

    March 11, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  5. mary foley

    Let's be a little more analytical. Obama has some states on his "win" list that will never be democratic. Let's start to do the electoral college count, and get ready for the real contest in the fall. Primary season is no refelction of a national 2-party campaign. I don't think this race is over yet.

    March 11, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  6. Mubo

    It is not too late both campaigns can stem the divisiveness before they ruin the Democratic chances.

    March 11, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  7. dave in L.I.

    All they talk about is hope and change. I hope they know what they may be changing, because I don't.

    March 11, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  8. Jack

    CNN called the race with 2% in and Hillary was ahead. It seems crazy to me but I guess they are going on the fact that they said that 50% that cast there vote were African American and he has carried that population anywhere from 80-91% in other states. If Hillary loses by less then 10% in this state she would probably consider it a victory.

    March 11, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  9. mo4obama

    I hate to say it, but if democrats rob Obama of this nomination, then
    we are looking at the not only defeat in November, but also the end of
    the democratic party. Black won't take to being robbed and it will show in the election not only this one but in the elections to come. They are
    fed up with being taken to the dance but not home to mom and dad.

    March 11, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  10. Obama Nation

    The "changing time" person scares me and I think Obama would censor her. It seems not everyone has a right to free speech.

    March 11, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  11. Tyler in Raleigh

    At least someone from the Clinton camp finally acknowledges that there are more than 10 states in the US.

    Even though Clinton herself will not accept a state in the union that does not vote for her, it seems some in her camp are more rational. I hope she listens to them before the Democratic Party is finished.

    March 11, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  12. rabblerouser

    Gee, can't remember when Obama congratulated her on her wins. But then again, he feels he's entitled to be President, even if he has few credentials...

    March 11, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  13. Blankman

    Tom Grippe,
    For the 10,000 time... it is based on exit polls! They are for the most part pretty on. When they are very close... they don't perdict it until it is clearer. And if you noticed... it was called after voting stopped. Man, uneducated people give me a headache!

    March 11, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  14. lorelie

    Obama will not take a back seat in the bus anymore.. that is over 40 years ago. He wants to be in front seat and become the president once and for all. Clinton and the rest of the " white racist" will have to settle for the back seat because they have been doing this scene for centuries. Obama is the symbol of Black Power and the Blacks are dreaming the scenario for ages now , here comes the chance so the Clinton camp should not be pushing their luck.

    March 11, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  15. Jean

    It's all about race and I think this proves it. The white people are a traider to their race-If white people vote for white people then they are called raicest If black people vote for black people they are just supporting a brother. It don't matter what their policy (most of the time they know nothing about the policy)they vote by the color of their skin. I don't care who says it's not so , it is.I want to see my comment printed and not left in moderation.

    March 11, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  16. clinton

    Hillary clinton i am ashamed to have a first name that is the same as your last name. As far as mississippi are we really surprised there is a racial split? Mississippi has been and probably always will be one of the most racially separated states lol. They try to make it appear that this will be the case everywhere. Hello watch the movie mississippi burning lol.

    yours truly,

    white obama voter

    March 11, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  17. Erin

    What did RACIST Ferraro have to say?

    March 11, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  18. nice

    nice to see that she could congratulate him herself

    what a sore loser

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  19. Lucky

    this shouldnot be a no race issue, America needs a change cos the world has dramatically changed over the years.

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  20. Kelly, VA

    s:

    You are right, this definitely is the first time she has decided to step forward and congratulate Obama, while he has been gracious toward her each time she has won and called her with congratulations, and this wasn't even her, Maggie was the one doing the congratulating! I wonder what caused this change of attitude? This "memo" just proves how petty she is. She seriously makes me sick!

    OBAMA all the way!!

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  21. William

    I know that the Obama party will play the racist issue 100% that's what they are going to use to keep their train going. How come the white people doesn't have the right to say that they are being discriminated as well. But then again, whatever!

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  22. Kevin - Jonesboro, GA

    Wow, is Hillary too busy keeping Bill in check that she couldn't do this herself?!

    Get off of your self-inflated throne every now and then Hillary!!!

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  23. Brett

    So when is the Clinton camp going to congratulate Obama on winning Texas? After all, he has won, right? Seems to me like he earned more delegates. Seems to me like he won.

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  24. tonya

    Way to go Obama!

    I wish that the media stop using the race/sex card in reporting who's voting for whom. All the american people care about is who will help them the most when in the white house.

    Also, I believe the best/fair way to settle the MI/FL issue is to split the delegates up evenlly among both candidates since it's still not going to help either candidae get 2025 to clinch the nomination.

    FYI: people need to read the Clinton Chronicles before voting for Hillary. also, did Hillary supporters know that she was born and raised a republican? Once a republican always a republican.

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  25. Orlando Sanchez

    Who is ahead?
    Clinton has won in states with 52.48% of the population
    Obama has won in states with 32.28% of the population

    Clinton has won in states with 263 out of 538 electoral votes
    Obama has won in states with 196 out of 538 electoral votes

    With Mississippi, add 0.95% of population and 6 electoral votes towards Obama.

    Do the math

    March 11, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
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