April 15th, 2008
03:45 PM ET
3 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. Kevin

    "broad" support?

    hahahahahha

    April 15, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  2. Paul

    I HOPE THOSE 100 WOMEN ARE NOT UP FOR ELECTIONS

    OR PLANNING TO RUN FOR ELECTIONS.

    THEY WILL LOSE

    April 15, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  3. Sam from Georgia

    I don't think this is really that big of a deal...

    that said, I don't understand how anyone could look at Hillary Clinton, honestly, and feel like they are looking at a truthful, upright, and brave individual. I do think Hillary is smart, patriotic, and a fighter (politically)... but still, I don't trust her at all. You can tell she is overtly ambitious, and as has been evinced by her past, she will do ANYTHING, it seems, to achieve the ends of that sentiment.

    April 15, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  4. Politiphil

    Come on CNN–please do a bit better. Check the facts and you will find that Ernest F. Hollings was a US Senator from South Carolina (and not North Carolina) and, himself, once a candidate for President. Thanks!

    April 15, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  5. Newman

    I'm afraid I've had enough of this nagging house-wife Hillary. Take your pant-suits and get out. America wants a divorce, which is what Bill should have done to save his career.

    April 15, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  6. Sue

    Not for long Hillary, and 100 votes are not going to cut it for you. Just remember, theft is a crime, so stop trying to stel this primary.

    April 15, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  7. Gwen NC

    It's ok, mistakes happen, Hillary didn't make the list herself people volunteering their time probably made the list, I'm familiar with those good decent hardworking contributing people. This is just a list of 100, I'm on the list of 1000 women in my community that is supporting her. Proud to support the only candidate who will be able to actually get some good things accomplished.

    Hillary 08 !

    April 15, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. Politiphil

    Also, interestingly enough...Ashley Thrift is a man and not a woman. Google him and find out the rest of the story!!!

    April 15, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. IN voter

    Please Hillary;

    Exit, Stage Left.

    April 15, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  10. sans

    I agree with you Lord Voldemort. They definitely insane people.

    April 15, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  11. DJ in TX

    I would also ver leery of the rest of the list. CNN should investigate the other names to see if they are actually Hillary supporters or at least gave their permission to use their name. You know, this sounds an awful lot of playing the gender card. Remember, Senator Clinton, you are supposed to reach to ALL – men and women alike.

    April 15, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  12. paul, nyc ny

    PLEASE OBAMA-ites, stop with the out of touch comments about the Clinton team. After so many "I misspoke" responses from your "leader" over comments as recent as "bitter" I think you should cut some slack. Its an oversight that anyone can make. If we are to give Barack the benefit of the doubt then lets give Hillary's team the same.

    So much for your "LEADER" promoting CHANGE. The name calling and 'bitter' comments many of you use towards anyone against your "LEADER" Obama proves that you "followers" hear what he says but don't know how to follow it ... like your "leader".

    April 15, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  13. John

    Impeach Hillary!

    April 15, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  14. today

    From listening to both ,Obama don't always tell the truth either he hemhas around, its like OK spit it out. Well i guess we will all find out next Tuesday,wont we?

    April 15, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. Grif

    Then they will waste their Vote. Unless They are McCain votes..

    Obama can't Win.. He's wasting "Hot Air"... He'll be full of all kinds of excuses. But no blaim on himself... Why is it????

    April 15, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  16. Honeybee

    Thers is a cow on a political site of items can purchase check it out with a face on it with caption Mad Cow perhaps its the desease ?

    April 15, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  17. Eric

    I don't think that calling any of the three left in the presidential race a 'liar' is really much of a knock. Don't you know they have all three lied, probably many times, to get to where they are at? And I'm not a conspiracy nut, either. That's just the way it is. Pick the guy or gal that thinks most like you and is likely to be effective at getting those thoughts into action. This isn't an election for pack leader of the cub scouts. It's an election for somebody who is going to have what it takes to get something done for the country.

    The problem with electoral politics is that leaders should be popular, but elected officials have to be popular. A good leader will have the following of some amount of intelligent Americans, but they are forced to be 'nimble with the truth' in order to dupe the rest of the dolts into giving them a majority.

    April 15, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  18. Eric

    Oops... should have said "leaders shouldn't be popular, but elected officials have to be popular".

    April 15, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  19. Gary, Los Angeles

    I'm a foreigner, and can't vote yet. But, it's amazing to me how excited Americans get over nothing. All Obama is is a good orator. Remember a past orator – Hitler? And you know what the world got as a result. Be careful people.

    If I could vote – it'll be Clinton. Tried and true. They love everyone – irregardless of race or stature.

    And by the way – elitist is not determined by money earned, but manner. This correction is for Harry Reid.

    April 15, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  20. Priscilla Flanagan

    North Carolina has more black residents than white ones so that is why N.C. expects to favor Obama like the deep south where many many black people live. It is normal of black people to vote for a black man.

    April 15, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  21. Gabriela

    Wow Hillary! Were you tired when you made the list without checking it? Is this your 3 a.m. response we can expect? Go back to bed.

    April 15, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  22. Kandice

    Everyone wake up and smell the coffee. Obama took my sentiments and many people that I know and expressed how some of us feel or have felt. There are families who've lost their savings, their homes, and their children under the Bush adminstration. Maybe he shouldn't have said "bitter",but then Clinton shouldn't have lied about her advertent attempt to deceive the American people by falsifying her Bosnian escapade. Tell a grieving mother, wife, and child that their father isn't coming home b/c our President deceived us & I'll show you who's bitter in the end. I'm for Obama & The Clintons are using this sophomoric attempt to win a couple of votes. Remember American citizens, "It's at our expense".

    April 15, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  23. Bernice

    SO!
    WHY DON'T THEY ALL JUST GO AWAY TO MAYBE A WOMAN'S RETREAT OR SOMTHING MAYBE GET A BIG CABIN OUT IN THE WOODS SOMEWHERE. THEY NEED TO BE SURE TAKE BUG SPRAY FOR THAT PESTY HILLY. THEY GONNA NEED LOTS OF IT TOO CAUSE SHE SURE IS TESTY & BITTER RIGHT ABOUT NOW.

    WE ON THE OTHER HAND GOT BIGGER THINGS ON OUR MINDS RIGHT NOW SUCH AS GETTING OUR GAME PLANS TOGETHER TO KICK J. McCAIN'S BUTT.

    HILLY IS A THING OF THE PAST JUST IGNORE HER AT THIS POINT AND MAYBE SHE WILL GO AWAY.

    April 15, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  24. Lisa

    I happen to be a "typical white woman" who is voting for Obama. So put that in your whiskey and chug it Annie Oakley.

    April 15, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  25. Jake, California

    Hillary is desperate to show that she has a lot of support...
    And people dont see anything wrong with this right?

    Think on the flip side... What if Obama were to release a list of 100 outstanding men that support him...he would be labelled chauvinistic/sexist...and Hillary would be running with this everwhere.

    Worst of all if Obama were to release a list of 100 prominent black folks or white folks supporting him....Hillary would immediately jack that up...

    What's the point of listing 100 female supporters? Why is she always trying to get away with cheap stuff?

    But again, we all know better that Obama won't release such silly lists!

    April 15, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
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