April 15th, 2008
03:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Some NC 'Women for Hillary'... aren't

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a list of 100 North Carolina “Women for Hillary” Tuesday, featuring 98 of the state’s most prominent Democratic women – and two men with gender-neutral names.

North Carolina Public Radio and the Raleigh News and Observer report that Dana Cope - president of the State Employees’ Association of North Carolina – was inadvertently included in the press release of women backing the New York senator.

Also on the list: Ashley Thrift, a Winston-Salem lawyer and chief of staff to former North Carolina Sen. Ernest Hollings.

The Clinton campaign told the News and Observer: "We are proud of the broad support Senator Clinton has from women... and men across North Carolina."

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • North Carolina
soundoff (167 Responses)
  1. Ed, NC

    I live in NC and I have never heard anyone (man or woman) admit to being for Hillary. All I have heard is that she is a joke.

    April 15, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  2. April in Texas

    Well Hillary I hate to bust your bubble but this typical white woman from Texas isnt for you.. Im for OBAMA!

    Obama 08

    April 15, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    Even if they carry Hillary on her shoulder from no till May 6th, NC is still overwhelmingly going for barack and Clinton can't close that gap.

    April 15, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. Bacusla

    You know she may have been hunting these men with her gun too.

    Lies – all lies. Has anyone taken time to check on her gun-totting experience?

    How low can she really go?

    April 15, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. mamady sylla (london)

    This is REALLY low from a politician.
    Surprised? No, it is Hillary.

    April 15, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    NC is still overwhelmingly Obama's.

    April 15, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  7. austin

    i'm sick of the entire ordeal with both clinton and obama. what is sad, aside from their own blunders, is the people they have working for them. it appears they do more damage to the candidates.

    this was probably an honest mistake by someone working in the campaign but its going to hurt clinton.

    again, both candiates have people who have probably done more damage to their campaigns than their own comments or actions.

    April 15, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  8. Mike

    you obama idiots are incredible. out of a list of 100, 2 was listed wrong. hello check the polls in pa. obama is getting his butt chewed up and spit out. she hasn't got to nc yet but she is coming ....so get ready.

    April 15, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  9. hello

    she says two men gender neutrals.
    where is the lie?

    April 15, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  10. Trev

    I am a Clinton fan but... OOOps. Calling it a lie is a bit much though. Sounds like a staffer flub to me.

    April 15, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  11. Voice of Reason

    Deception? How do you think Obama was able to become a senator in the first place? He used lobbyists. And now he shuns them? He's willing to do anything, say anything, to get into a position of power. Obama is the one not to be trusted.

    April 15, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  12. Obama Supporter

    These comments are ridiculous–"out of touch," "lying to the American people." Hate all you want if it keeps you out of therapy, but don't pretend that there's any substance here.

    You don't need to make idiotic comments about a simple mistake by the Clinton campaign to prove your allegiance to Obama.

    April 15, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  13. AC

    "NC Women for Hillary"? Simply another example of Clintonian divide-and-conquer politics. We don't need the tactic. We don't need Hillary.

    April 15, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  14. J Houston, TX


    Somebody got fired! This is entirely a low level staff issue and not about Ms Clinton...seriously, you can't just extrapolate like psychopaths...

    April 15, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  15. Paul

    the Bosnia lie, NAFTA lie, Hospital story lie, wanting to change the rule only to suit her, Peter Paul lie, ugly campaign, This lie. How could Americans elect somebody who is not honest. Aren't you fed up with this woman who keeps on telling lies. She's already endorsed John McSame. She should quit the race and go on with voting for McSame. All she cares about is her political ambitions not the democratice party. If she cares about democratic party, she would have not endorse McSame over her democratic colleage who may eventually run agains him. I always see a lot of insincerity in most of his speech. I don't like McSame but would rather vote for him than voting for Billary. McSame with his Bush's third term is more honest than her.

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

    Hillary up to her old bait and switch again. Honestly if I were a Hillary supporter? I would duck my head and not tell anyone these days.
    People suspected that she was not truthful when she was foisted on us as a viable candidate, thanks to Mark Penn, but since then her slash and burn approach and do anything to win including lie, has grown old and people are leaving her by the droves. Smart ones that is......the rest? Go ahead and send more of your hard earned money. She kept Mark Penn and has to pay him over 3 million a month.

    April 15, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  17. Ron L

    To me this means nothing...THE REAL QUESTION IS...HOW MANY OF THESE WOMEN ARE VOTING FOR HILLARY JUST BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN?? Frankly I believe it's about 10 to 20% of them and if a man had pulled some of the stunts..YES I SAID STUNTS.. ( the Bosnia LIE for one) Hillary has pulled, they would have abandoned them (a male candidate) a LONG TIME ago...
    There will be a woman President....but it won't be Hillary...she is just TOO FLAWED!!!

    April 15, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  18. Black Man - TX

    This is quite amazing....and a major double standard....

    We get all this talk about how blacks are supporting Obama because he is black and dumb/racist that is....

    But it's OK for Hillary to have “Women for Hillary”? And it's totally acceptable for white women to get her their full support. Isn't that a little sexist?

    What if Obama had "100 Black People for Obama"?

    Would this be considered racist? And if so, is it acceptable to be sexist, but not racist?

    Another thing...I see the fact that a congressman from KY can call Obama a "boy" and it barely gets mentioned on any of the mainstream TV shows.....I wonder if that same congressman would have called Hillary 'a skirt' how that would have been accepted?

    Just a thought.....or maybe I'm just 'bitter'...

    April 15, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. vince - Phoenix - (forgive me cnn, for I have sinned)


    (say it enough, and maybe it will be true...)

    CLINTON SUPPORTERS..... THE "OTHER" Republicans.....

    (P.S.. Skipper... so you are saying.............. you ARENT?)

    April 15, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  20. John Smith

    This issue is "not" about winning as Hillary would have all of us believe. Let me give you this, please read patiently:

    Let us say Hillay wins and becomes the President of the U.S. Be honest with yourself,

    1. How many Republicans will be willing to carry out her agenda?
    2. How many people will she be able to bring together across the parties to get anything done?
    3. How many Republicans will immediately start to plan to run against her after 4 years?
    4. How many "old and new scandals" is this nation willing to undertake again?

    You see, I am over 50 years old and have continued to follow politics all year round:

    It is not about winning, it is about the strength to govern!
    It is not about having solutions, it is about been about to carry out the solutions!
    It is not about being a president, it is about being able to hold the "moral torch" and to bring the people together.

    Hilllary cannot do any of these things, period. As Regan once said, people get the type of "government" that are... of them. We have made bad judgments over these years, and this is the last chance, I believe, that God has given to us to redeem our levels of ignorance.

    April 15, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  21. Jane L.

    Seems as though the press tries to make "much ado about nothing" a little too often when it comes to an opportunity to shed a negative light on Sen. Clinton's campaign. Spare us, please.

    April 15, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  22. California Girl

    Fantastic! Experience does matter!

    Yes, she can!

    April 15, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. Mike

    What does this have to do with anything??? I guess you can not go a day with out bashing Clinton...

    Obama is the one that has some serious questions that he needs to answer... besides his gaff his name was brought up again in the Rezko case....

    April 15, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  24. Pat, UC Davis

    Some of the people on this board can't seem to respond to anything but negatives. Go home and show your kids this ad so they aren't just idolizing your hatespew. Really wanna help? Get off the message boards, "go home and take care of your kids before they rob me in ten years" (Chris Rock).

    Obama isn't my god, and I hate Kool Aid. But he should be the next president, and if you're too paranoid or hate-filled to get with it, then go join Hillary's Institute of Tearing Down and be a part of the problem. Weak.

    Don't trust him? Really? Then READ UP on him, there is more than enough out there. I've read up on both, and I'll vote for Hillary if I need to, but her personality is not conducive to accepting new paths.

    April 15, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  25. Greg

    What are a few more outright lies from the Team Clinton?

    At this point, it doesn't even matter.

    April 15, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
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