April 15th, 2008
05:29 PM ET
7 years ago

Reid jokes Dem race making him 'bitter'

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joked on Thursday said the sharp back-and-forth of late between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is having an effect on him.

"It makes me bitter," the Nevada Democrat said, invoking Obama's controversial comments that sparked strong criticisms from Clinton and Republican John McCain.

Reid went on to call the prolonged Democratic "healthy for our party," and predicted, "This is all going to be over fairly soon."


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soundoff (248 Responses)
  1. Gabriel

    Democracy is wonderful. It is sad that democrats would like to finish up the race now?
    Who again set up this primary process timeframe?....oh thats right the DNC. The 'powerplayers' who have run the DNC for EVER......and are so supportive of 'change' .......Kerry and Kennedy..... (both of whom i vigorously supported in the past.....HEy we all make mistakes)
    Cant wait for the next senate race in MA when we make 'Change' a priority.

    April 15, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. Dave, PA

    Sit down and shut up Harry! Nobody asked your opinion about disenfranchising the remaining voters.

    April 15, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  3. Gramma in Michigan

    Bitter? My "uncommitted" vote didn't count in the primary and won't count at the convention. In the highly unlikely event that the Michigan delegates are seated, my vote will count for very little, but the votes for Hellary will count for 67% of the delegates. The candidates agreed not to campaign or to have their names on the ballots. Hellary's name DID appear on the ballot; Obama's did not. Yeah, I'm bitter.

    For all of those die-hards out there who say they'll vote for McCain before they'll vote for Barack Obama, remind yourselves of how many federal appointees under McCain will be conservative, right-wing Republicans setting policy regarding your finances, your rights, your life in general.

    Can't help but wonder: why is this called a PARTY?

    April 15, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  4. BooHillary

    Hey Debby,

    How can you mistake not being shot at by snipers in Bosnia. Hillary is a bold faced liar, and you folks accept that. You shouldn't be allow to vote, you're already showing bad judgement!

    April 15, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  5. karen, pa

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL, HILLARY GET THAT!

    April 15, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  6. chuckabee

    how can hilary accept a fundraiser from elton jon one day and praise the pope the next? how many faces do you have hillary? what a joke!

    April 15, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  7. jim

    The " three ring circus""" must win at all costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    There ringmaster, fast eddie...... Re. Ed Rendall is just about as a
    big liar as the " three ring circus""" How bad is that
    I live in Pennsylvania and i can tell you Ed Rendall is not popular in
    this State... He lies and now he has told all Pennsylvania state workers
    that he is backing the THREE RING CIRCUS... He did the same thing when he wanted Gambling in Pennsylvania.. But then he went a little further - he said if you want your state job- Vote for gambling in Pennsylvania and he even went futher to say and i can find out if you
    voted against gambling
    Scumbags and liars stick together

    April 15, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. s.b.

    Democrats are fools. They need as long as possible to make sure nothing else comes out of Obama's closet or his mouth.

    April 15, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  9. fred2 the idiot took my name

    Operation Chaos, look it up.

    There is no scare to it....it is fact!!!

    April 15, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  10. Mike for texas

    Vote for change. Obama 08

    April 15, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. Nobillary Andobama

    this Kathleen woman is a Grade A idiot

    where are you getting all of this outlandish stuff....none of which is even close to accurate?

    ahhhh....the blogosphere....where truth is not a requirement to participate

    April 15, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  12. Josh Hampton

    Michelle Obama is more bitter than any of you and an angry person as well. Barack only suffers from pomposity and arrogance.
    These characteristics will be their undoing.

    April 15, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  13. BooHillary

    Not much longer now my fellow Obama supports. Hillary's all out of kitchen sinks.

    "Obama 08!"

    April 15, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  14. Ann Aloha FariMedia, PA

    LMAO This guy is hillarious...I LOVE HIM!!!
    No wonder that superdelegate from Montana is endorsing Senator Clinton. Barack Obama is full of empty speeches and can't free speak to save his skirt.
    Funny CNN and MSNBC who are the Pro-Obama networks didn't run that superdelegates endorsement for Senator Clinton...more dropping in the ratings...

    April 15, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  15. Jot

    November will be the bitter month of the century.

    April 15, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  16. Rick

    Obama is proving more everyday that he is nothing more than a power hungry opportunist with an ego on par with Jimmy Carter. I will never vote for Obama, NEVER!

    McCain or Clinton 2008!

    NOBAMA! No you can't, you Harvard educated RICH elitist!

    April 15, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  17. Sneider

    Hillary can fire the campaign manager for meeting the Colombian. But, she can not fire Bill Clinton for accepting $800,000 NAFTA related activities. The fact is that Bill Clinton is the BOSS of Hillary. She can not tell him what to do. She can not fire Bill from the campaign, how can she lead this country. I don't think people want Bill Clinton back in the White House because he left in disgrace, with sex scandal. If Hillary is elected, it will be that Bill Clinton is back in theWhite House. I am sure he will have some more sex on the job.

    April 15, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  18. Sue

    If Clinton would get off her high horse and end this we could get on with what is important. I'm bitter to – at her. Her scorch and burn policy will ensure a Republican President again

    April 15, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  19. Crazy??

    Smart people for Obama!

    April 15, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  20. Retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Obama will win the General Election because Americans have not
    heard the truth we deserve to hear for a long, long time.

    April 15, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  21. Larry from LA

    Senator Reid just endorse Mr. Obama and that will help end this sooner.

    April 15, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  22. Jot

    The Obamania wanted the Clintons Taxes now they so mad that the Clintons are very rich family. You got what you asked for

    April 15, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  23. Rufus Racine, WI

    I'm BITTER 2!

    This newbie Obamamamama never should have even entered this race... then played the race card whenever he could and continues to attack a 60 year old white woman who is better than 1000 Obamamamamas.

    Get out of this race Obamamamama; you are not only destroying the Democratic Party, but America as well...

    HILLARY ONLY!

    April 15, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  24. Newman

    There was a time when people said they preferred Obama over Hillary, now there are millions that outright HATE this woman. Many hate her even worse than George W., and look what we've wrought with him in office. We don't need 4 more years of the abandonment of hope. Please don't let this happen to us again! Vote Barack Obama!

    April 15, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  25. mike

    HILLARY SUPPORTERS – YOU'RE LETTING US DOWN. KEEP YOUR CAPS LOCK KEYS ON AND USE THOSE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!!

    ATTACK OBAMA NO MATTER HOW TRIVIAL THE ISSUE!!!!!!!!

    HE'S A MAN AND SHE'S A WOMAN, SO SHE'S GOTTA BE RIGHT AND HE'S GOTTA BE WRONG!!!!!! – HEAR HER ROAR AND OBSERVE THAT AMAZING POINTING FINGER!!!!!!!

    I'M ALSO IMPRESSED AND AMAZED AT HOW MANY TIMES SHE CAN SAY "YOU KNOW" IN ANY SENTENCE. A CERTAIN SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE!!!!!! BECAUSE SHE "KNOWS" AND WE DON'T!!!!! WE NEED A LEADER WHO KNOWS MORE THAN THE REST OF US AND WILL NOT BE SWAYED BY OUR JUVENILE DESIRES FOR CHANGE OR PROSPERITY!!!!!!

    GENDER, NOT CHARACTER MATTERS MOST RIGHT NOW!!!!!! IF WE WANT TO SEE A WOMAN PRESIDENT IN OUR LIFETIMES IT'S GOTTA BE NOW!!!!!!!!! DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE COST TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE – AFTER SHE'S IN OFFICE SHE'LL HIRE MEN TO ANSWER THE PHOME AT 3AM, SO ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS IS THAT SHE IS FEMALE!!!!!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!! HILLARY FOR PA!!!!!! SHE SHOOTS GUNS, SO SHE'S A REAL PERSON!!!!!! UNLIKE OBAMA WHO READS BOOKS – BOOOO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!

    April 15, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
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