April 22nd, 2008
09:32 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton camp: 'There's still a long way to go'

 Four-year-old Cassandra Savukinas attends a campaign event in Philadelphia.
Four-year-old Cassandra Savukinas attends a campaign event in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Camp Clinton, buoyed by its Pennsylvania victory, plans to take what worked here and take it on to Indiana and North Carolina.

Spokesman Mo Elleithee held a gaggle with reporters a short time ago. He said that said heading into the May 6 contests, the campaign would continue to push the themes that Hillary Clinton is the most equipped to be commander-in-chief and to lead the economy into recovery. He said the campaign would continue to raise questions about Sen. Barack Obama’s ability to beat Sen. John McCain in the fall.

Elleithee said Obama has built-in advantages in both North Carolina and Indiana, which he dubbed a “battleground.” Indiana’s proximity to Illinois makes him a known entity in much of that state and North Carolina boasts a large African-American population.

“There’s still a long way to go until a nominee is decided,” Elleithee said, noting the campaign feels very good about the upcoming contests in West Virginia, Kentucky and Oregon.

soundoff (222 Responses)
  1. DrJimmyMac

    If white men do not vote for Clinton because she is a woman, they are called sexist. If whites do not vote for Obama because he is black, they are called racists. If blacks vote for Obama because he is black, why are they not called racists?

    April 22, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  2. Ex Hillary Supporter

    Ya can't teach old dogs new tricks! Thats why these old dogs vote for the old tricks! Hillary can lie lie lie and still the 'old dogs' will vote for her! Sad very very sad!
    This is why gas is out the roof, your kids will go to war in Iran, you will loose your homes and your jobs will be shipped overseas!
    Dont come cryin!

    April 22, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  3. JMarie

    heaven help us all.
    do people not see how manipulative she is?

    April 22, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  4. Ali

    And whereare you going to find the money, hilly? And big victory. only 4 points...HAHA

    April 22, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  5. Jason, Texas

    Thanks Penn... Thanks for Nothing!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  6. Terri Patanus

    IT IS TIME TO GIVE TIL IT HURTS TO HILLARY NOW!

    I WILL GIVE MY NEXT CHECK TO HER!

    HILLARY 08

    April 22, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  7. midwest

    What happened to BIG RALLIES?

    April 22, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  8. annie

    Great job Hillary!! Keep on truckin'!!

    April 22, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  9. Dan (TX)

    She got that right! May as well be "From Here to Eternity!" :)

    This primary won't end until the SUPERDELEGATES cast their elite votes. It's no longer up to the ordinary Democrats in any state (PA included).

    It's fat-cat SUPERDELEGATE time. That's where Bill really needs to call in his "markers" if Hillary has any hope of being the Democratic nominee. Get ready for true "smoke & mirrors" deals!

    April 22, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  10. KD

    So did they project a victory like they did in Texas... where Hillary actually lost... or is this going to be a true victory?

    April 22, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  11. Joe

    So the simple fools in PA fell for the cheap tactics of the monster! Now Rush Limbaugh and the Republicans laugh and dance a jig as the Democrats continue to disolve into a political joke. Yay Yay You go P. A.

    April 22, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  12. Democracy...yeah right...LOL.

    If HRC wins the nomination, despite only having won 14 of 44 contests...the United States democracy will yet again be the laughing stock of the rest of the world!!!

    April 22, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  13. Cowboy Jack

    Looks like the "typical white people" opted not to vote "present"....

    For the first time in my adult life, I'm really proud of my country

    Obama/Rezko '08: Change without experience

    April 22, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  14. mike

    Shes dragging the party out for failure.

    She needed double digit- not going to happen-

    April 22, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  15. ALL THE WAY HILLARY!

    based on obama's spending and losing in PA, it would cost the democratic party 3 times the amount to have him win in November, SOOOOOOOO, CLINTON is by far the WINNER.....

    good god we can not afford OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  16. Rick

    David Gergen and the other CNN Obamites are gritting their teeth through this one! GOOD! I am so sick of the "sin of CNN" and "pride goes before a fall."

    I have been a loyal CNN viewer since the beginning, but in the last month, I have had to move to FOX (ugh!) and CSNBC to get any fairness on Hillary at all!!!

    Could we please show journalistic ethics for the rest of the race, guys? Pretend you aren't in the tank for Obama. Everybody can't be a commentator. Somebody has to be a press professional!

    April 22, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  17. RICARDO PHILLIPS OF D.C

    YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR THE WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING .

    THANK YOU PA. COULD NOT HAVE FAILED THE COUNTRY WITHOUT YOU.

    April 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  18. Rafi, NY NY

    Built-in advantages? I thought a "win was a win"?

    Also: Richard, seriously, one posting of this is plenty. I've seen this at least three times now.

    April 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  19. Mike S., New Orleans

    I'm afraid a Hillary victory of five or six percentage points doesn't put Hillary in the White House.

    And the biggest Bitter-Gate of the year is the American people looking at the results of the past eight years.

    I don't think continuing the Military-Industrial-Corporate America for another four years is in anybody's interest except perhaps Bush, McCaina and Cheney.

    I don't care if the Democrats nominate Poofy the Wonderdog. We cannot let the same Republican machine keep digging our graves for us.

    April 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  20. Anne

    we will vote for Mccain should she win the nomination. She is about as appealing as a pub toilet at closing time.

    April 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  21. Joyce

    Sad, that this party will try to nominate the wrong woman, just to keep from voting for a black man.

    April 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  22. mndharmas

    Clinton , Face it , even Grandpa's Guns didn't get you a sweep.

    Governor of NY, I hear Albany is pretty murky, you will blend well there

    April 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  23. Michael

    To Hillary and her supporters:

    Your time will come.

    Obama 2008

    April 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  24. mike

    NAFTA will not go away-

    The problem is love hate relationship-

    You either love her or hate her- in either case its devsive and is
    going to give PA to the republicans

    April 22, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  25. Sam

    JOHN KING needs to cool it–and NOT show his
    OBVIOUS SUPPORT FOR HILLARY–or Senator Clinton as he calls her-

    CNN do not stoop to the level of ABC-

    April 22, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
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