April 5th, 2008
03:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton: 'I don't quit'

Clinton campaigned in Oregon.
Clinton campaigned in Oregon.

HILLSBORO, Oregon (CNN) - Hillary Clinton repeated her intentions to stay in the presidential race at a campaign event in Oregon Saturday.

“One thing I hope you know about me is that I don’t quit,” Clinton said, adding she will continue to campaign “hard” in the final ten primaries.

Clinton also again pushed seating the delegates from Florida and Michigan - the two states penalized by the Democratic National Committee for moving their primaries ahead of February 5.

“Some say their votes should be ignored, and discounted…well I have a different view.”

Clinton added that ignoring the 2.3 million democrats who voted in those primaries would hurt in November: “We cannot afford to give up on Michigan and Florida.”


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  1. phillykat

    Barack Obama is the only viable candidate!!! Barack the vote!!!

    April 5, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  2. ben

    If Hillary realy means she wants to protect the rights of all the voters to have their votes counted, then she should state loud and clear that if Obama has the most votes, and has the most delegates, she will inform all super delegates not to vote for her and overturn the votes she says she is trying to protect.!!!!!!!!!

    April 5, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  3. Airman 4 Obama

    “Some say their votes should be ignored, and discounted…well I have a different view.” So, is there anyone out there who believes she would be saying this if everyone was on the ballots and campaigned in each state? Since she won by default, of course she's pressing for the delegates to be seated. However, if the table was turned and Obama won these states, she'd be crying foul if they were seated. Just stop already, Hillary.

    April 5, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  4. Rick

    I saw her speech today and it was brilliant. Solid solutions and great explanations on how to follow through with her plans. I was very impressed with how far she went with her thoughts and plans. It seemed like it was much more than a feel good, lift me up kind of speech.

    I have heard them both now here in Oregon and it's clear to me who will really get things done. That is Hillary. She now has my vote.

    April 5, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  5. RENEA,PLYMOUTH,MI

    YOU GAVE UP MI AND FL BACK IN FALL WHEN YOU SIGNED A PLEDGE NOT TO SEAT THE DELEGATES. YOU THAN SAID THOSE PRIMARYS MEAN NOTHING. IF YOU WANTED THE VOTERS TO BE HEARD YOU SHOULD HAVE FOUGHT AGAINST MI AND FL MOVING THERE PRIMARY UP! I LIVE IN MICHIGAN WHERE MY GOVENER AND MY SENATOR CAME OUT EARLY TO SUPPORT YOU.IT WAS MY GOVENER WHO HAD THE BALLOTS PRINTED THAT LEFT YOUR NAME ON IT.IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA IT WAS ONE OF THE DEMOCRATICS WHO SUPPORT YOU WHO INTRODUCED THE BILL THAT MOVED THE PRIMARY IN THAT STATE. SO I AM SORRY HILLARY I BLAME YOU AND YOUR COHORTS FOR THIS MESS!

    April 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. hillaryfor2008

    yeah great, thanks for playing

    April 5, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. PAUL PROVIDENCE RI

    Lets change the rules again, You know when the DNC made these rules they all agreed to it. Now Hillary needs these votes, so lets change the rules. I also hope that all these States that did change their date, really didn't have to. Look at what has happen to all of these so called need to be first States. They have made a mess of this process. What would be fair, if the just split them 50\50. Done deal and they get seated. I feel it will be " See You In Court."

    April 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  8. Tom Jaleski

    Does she think we don't remember she signed the agreement not to count Florida and Michigan when she was winning? It is like she thinks we are all idiots!

    April 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  9. Jared

    Yeah, YOU said that Michigan and Florida's votes should be discounted and ignored...oh wait...that's when you thought you were going to win. Ooops.

    April 5, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  10. Jake, California

    Pathetic recycling Hillary. Do something better or quit!

    April 5, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  11. BUSTED AGAIN HILLARY!!!

    OH MY GOD IT JUST GETS BETTER!!!!

    Did you all see Hillarys latetest LIE that she got caught in??

    Hillary Clinton is honoring an Ohio hospital’s request that she stop retelling the tragic story of an uninsured pregnant woman who died after being denied care, after the hospital referenced in the story disputed the account.

    Clinton noticeably dropped the story from her stump speech Saturday in Hillsboro, Ore. Since late February, she had weaved into her speeches the description of an uninsured pizza parlor employee who died after she couldn’t afford $100 to get treatment.

    I would post a link but I don't think CNN will let me. So Google it LOL

    Now it is almost EVERYDAY that she is getting caught in lies she has told MULTIPLE TIMES!!!!

    April 5, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  12. Obama Pelosi

    Why is it every time Hillary is caught in a LIE or scandal she always comes back to this topic of FL and MI? It is getting OLD.

    Here's an idea, why don't you focus more on the remaining LITTLE states – you know the states that don't matter?

    Nobody is saying the delegates in FL and MI should be ignored, maybe except you – since you did say in IO and NH that they shouldn't count.

    But Hillary's implication that Obama does not want the FL and MI delegates to count is just another a LIE. What everyone agrees on is that they should be seated. However, this seems to be not enough for her. She wants the delegates to be counted as is, even though it is clearly unfair and undemocratic.

    FL and MI delegates will be seated so Hillary needs to stop trying to score political points over it.

    April 5, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  13. R Cooper

    No, she gets fired!

    April 5, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  14. Dennis

    Michigan and Florida were unseated for moving their primaries up on the calendar. Iowa and New Hampshire did the same thing, yet they are seated. True Iowa and New Hampshire have laws dictating when their contests should be run, but Democrats in Michigan and Florida were subject to the laws of Republican led legislatures in each of their states. It is obviously unfair to seat Iowa and New Hampshire and not seat Michigan and Florida.

    I find it funny no one is talking about Texas. Texas had two elections while all other states had or will have one. As it is unfair to seat two states that moved their elections up and not seat two others, it is unfair to allow Texas twice the representation at the convention than it should normally get.

    Senator Clinton was the only candidate on the ballot in Michigan. Senator Obamas' win in the second, caucus, election in Texas negated her win in the primary. Two wrongs may not make a right, but they might cancel each other out in terms of evening the playing field.

    Everyone was on the ballot in Florida and had a chance to win. The result represents the will of the voters in that state. The only fair resolution to this problem about the delegations is to seat the Michigan and Florida delegations as elected and set clear rules for tuture elections that ban double elections as happened in Texas.

    April 5, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  15. Pho

    Of course you don't. That's why you still lie, are still married to Bill and are falling deeper into your own hole that your campaign is digging.

    April 5, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  16. Louise

    I wonder what "I don't quit" really means. Nothing is ever as it seems with Hillary.

    I expect we'll soon hear that Penn was working on the Columbia NAFTA agreement because he had a gun at his back – or a knife – or a small child reading a poem . . .

    April 5, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  17. Bob, NY, NY

    Too bad...you're still going to lose and you're proving that your as devisive as Bush.

    I find it unbelivably ironic that she supported not counting votes in Michigan and Florida when she was the Democratic favorite, but now that she's the underdog she wants those votes counted. How can you trust a thing this woman says? This is coming from a life long Democrat by the way.

    April 5, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  18. Ex-Hillary supporter

    Her scarcely concealed blind ambition and distasteful campaign have motivated me to switch allegiance to Barack Obama. I find much in him to admire and respect.
    The Clintons in their desperate effort to protect their "legacy" and enjoy a third term in the White House could end up badly tarnished once this is over.

    April 5, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  19. D Montoya, El Paso, TX

    Its one thing to quit Hillary, but accepting defeat is not quiting.

    April 5, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  20. DrFill

    Oh, she's gonna ride this stillborn straight into the convention, if you let her.
    She's not here to help the DNC. This much is obvious.
    DrFill

    April 5, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  21. Jay Shah Chicago, IL

    Can someone please explain to mean to me why Hillary is trying to blame Obama or even the DNC for the Florida, Michigan mess. It's the Florida and Michigan legislatures who are solely at fault for this whole thing. 48 states and two territories have and will have no problem casting votes this primary session. Why you ask? Because the governments in these 48 states and territories did not make a mockery of the DNC rules and waited their turn to weight in on this historic nomination.

    I reiterate, don't be ignorant and blame the obama compaign or the DNC people like Howard Dean. Just think what you would do in the their shoes? The votes already cast in Michigan and Florida will not, and cannot count for more than 5 reasons. Do your research to find those out. But Florida and Michigan will have their delegates seated at the convention. They will just be split evenly between Hillary and Obama. End of story. Don't get fooled by the Hillary campaign that is digging a huge hole trying to accuse the Obama campaign of disenfranchisement.

    -Obama 2008

    April 5, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  22. Wendy

    Go Hillary!!! You stand firm to your beliefs, aside from all the negative media coverage and all of the free Obama coverage offered by CNN and otherers. First, you are a strong American who has all the qualificatiions to be a wonderful President, and 2nd I praise you for being a wonferful role model for all woman! Go Girl! Don't stop! It's a man's world today but not forever!! Change with Solutions!!!!!!

    April 5, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  23. Steve

    Hillary, you don't tell the truth either. I hope this crazy lady gets what's coming to her.

    April 5, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  24. CC, Chicago

    This is news???? Anyone who hasn't crawled out from under a rock knows Hillary Clinton doesn't quit.

    April 5, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  25. Amy

    While he's on vacation, she's working, while he's taking the day off to rest, she's working, while he's too self involved to hold one oversight meeting for the NATO sub committee he chairs, she's working.I've had 8 years of a self serving president, I do not want 4-8 more. If the votes are counted then the will of the people will be heard. Without counting them, he will never have a legitimate claim as the nominee.

    April 5, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
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