March 15th, 2008
12:50 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton campaign stays mum on Wright

(CNN) - Spokesmen for Hillary Clinton's campaign on Saturday repeatedly declined to comment on Barack Obama's reaction to his former minister Jeremiah Wright's controversial sermons.

"Senator Obama addressed it, voters are going to look at what he had to say, and we'll take it from there," Clinton Press Secretary Phil Singer said of the issue on a conference call with reporters.

"That's really for Senator Obama to address," Clinton strategist Mark Penn also said on the same call.

Related: Controversial minister off Obama's campaign

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (92 Responses)
  1. hrao

    Good for Clinton – keep out of the muck. Go Hillary

    March 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  2. janedoe

    I'm an Obama supporter but I have to applaud the Clinton campaign for their tasteful response.

    March 15, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  3. Cincinnati, Ohio

    Smart move Hillary!

    March 15, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  4. BNS

    Thank you, Hillary.

    I think we Americans can think for ourselves and are able to make our own decisions regarding the relationships Senator Obama tends to form and how his tendencies would affect the kind of government he would form in Washington.

    We can, for ourselvfes, anticipate what kind of people his cabinet would include and the character of the people he would bring to his counsel.

    March 15, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  5. kathleen

    "Mum" from Hillary? That would be a first in a lifetime that
    that big mouth, zipped it up. Just wait, maybe she can get her
    friend Geraldine to stir the pot. Why, we all know the plots on
    this subject are not over with the Clinton's! Just one more lie!!
    "MUM" "MUM" "MUM" "MUM" "MUM" "MUM" "MUM" "MUM" "MUM"

    Just why is Hillary saving this one. And til when. Just don't fit
    her "get the AX personality". Wait, Wait, here it comes!!!!!!!
    The sky is opening!


    Retired Professional White Woman, o6 63.for Mr. Obama from Day 1.

    All Liars out of the way.

    March 15, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. TymeTravel

    Hillary Clinton for VP 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!
    She has my vote

    March 15, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  7. Chris

    All I know is that the Democrats have lost any claim to being the party of inclusion and diversity after all the race and sex baiting that we've seen this primary season.

    March 15, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Independent

    This is the how all campaigns should address these issues. Stick to the issues.

    Obama '08 / Democrat '08

    March 15, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. Dave Froyalde/Washington

    Hillary Clintons' respond is very presidential. I believe she is ready to be our next president. Go Hillary.

    March 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. Lee From Treasure Island Florida

    One question...Why does the media not ask Hillary for her Tax Return's, her White House Papers, or the funding for Clinton Library? Please do your job, Please ask the right questions, which I believe after 9/11 and Iraq War you said you WOULD.
    Did you forget?

    March 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. John, Pittsburgh

    What is she ploting?

    March 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  12. Freedom

    The curse that has been placed on america is beyond the reach of a woman...I hope yall know what i mean.

    March 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  13. king

    Yes.i think the democrats are finally getting their acts together ,if clinton dicides to stay mum over Jerimainh,its an indication that repproachment is becoming the norm,i also will wish that Obama respected the gesture,well to be fair to him he has been more on the receiving end in the past month,they should spend more time convincing americans and indeed the world that they will help the united states reclaim her moral high,they should continue to layout there blue print for the economy and hopefully let america decide.a freind of mine just informed me that their is something fishy about that intended republican fundraisher in london,well we will know what it is ,but i think we should be careful here,or are we saying that candidates can go to the kremlin, to jeddah,dubai and even to Gaza to raise funds ?well omenious signs for the raising a red flag here.a good gesture Hillary

    March 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. Obama is lying!

    Great response, Hillary! Don't get your hands dirty with this. It's not worth it.

    March 15, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. amy


    It doesn't get my vote but we can stop the trash talking now.

    Obama '08

    March 15, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  16. Sandy

    Great response, Hillary! Don't get your hands dirty with this.

    March 15, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. Casey, Atlanta

    Good job Clinton. They are getting it!

    March 15, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. Seekster

    Clinton's just mad because Obama is destroying himself so she cant do it.

    March 15, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  19. Carolina

    Hillary for PRESIDENT! 2008 and 2012!

    Obama sure didn't act like a strong leader in his long, rambling response to questions about Wright on CNN-TV. That's what we need – a STRONG LEADER – one who can stand up to all the stuff thrown
    at HER.

    Hillary has proved she can handle it. Not so, Obama

    March 15, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  20. Lucyna

    Hillary is a pro in manipulating people to get what she wants. She works like a snake to get to power. I am a white women and a strong Democrat who used to admire Hillary and yes, I used to support her too until I looked closly what she is made of. If she wins the nomination, I will definitely give my vote to McCain. I would vote for him 1000 times over than for Clinton.

    Hillary, you did enough damage to this election. So stop it for God sake and let others do what needs to be done.

    March 15, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  21. Stephen

    Now thats the way to handle a situation! Go HILLARY

    March 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  22. Reality check #1

    Good for you Hillary. Anything you might say would only be turned around and used against you. Hillary for President!

    March 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  23. ben

    Obama, your friends seem to want to hurt you more than your political enemies.
    That idiotic preacher may have cost you a lot of votes. I hate it when someone says if you don't like it, move to another country, but when some raving imbecil says God da-m the United states, he shouldn't move, he should be thrown out of the US.

    March 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  24. sad

    I could cry over what has happened in the last couple of weeks. The Democrats are destroying each other. The media has completely sullied this election process. The republicans are no doubt secretly celebrating. These events, this campagning war, could quite possibly destroy this country. Please, everyone...Obama supporters, Clinton supporters, please stop fighting. If we don't stop this now there will be many tears of regret on election day.

    March 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  25. INonevoice

    Honestly, what could anyone have said in response to Wright's comments. If this is an Obama advisor, what are we to expect in an Obama cabinet?

    March 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
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