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. sacto joe

    A "win" based on a swing of somewhere between 3 and 5% of the total vote is basically worthless for Senator Clinton, who is far behind in the point totals, and will be entering races she's far less likely to win from now on.

    Stick a fork in her – she's done.

    April 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  2. Lee Ohio

    So tell me again why black people who vote for Obama are voting because he is black, but white women voting for Hillary are voting because she is "experienced". Would a women allow her doctor's spouse to deliver her baby because the spouse has "experienced" from being married to the doctor? Hmmmmm

    April 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  3. paul

    OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08
    OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08 OBAMA 08

    April 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  4. Bill

    Pennsylvania – the racist state!

    April 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  5. Proud to be a Clinton Democrat

    Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary

    Our next President of the United States

    I LOVE THE CLINTON'S

    April 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  6. Apollyon

    CNN: Censure News Network-or-FauxNews2 with Tony Snow!

    April 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  7. Patricia

    YES!!!!!...I knew she would ........GO HILLARY......Just gave my $20.00 Dollars .....

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  8. Bill

    This woman lies like a rug. And PA wants her for President? God help us.

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  9. Beverly

    It's amazing to me that there is an ad nauseum conversation on all of the networks, especially CNN, about how United States Senator Barrack Obama will not win in the fall if he can't carry those states with the blue collar lunch buclet voters. Senator Obama is not "electable" it's said. Let's change the conversation and talk ad nauseum on CNN about how Hillary Clinton will not win in the fall if she cannot carry black voters. And she is losing them in race after race including tonight. I know we will not change the conversation in any way to favor Barrack Obama but I thought I would ask.

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  10. jr.

    Dear Americans; A grate victory for Hillary Clinton the Democrats have spoke by voting for her. NOW ! MR. Dean we are whating for the Florida votes an Michagans votes, you can not stael this women's right to wind!

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  11. Ohio for Obama

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY HILLARY

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  12. JB, Los Angeles, CA

    Who is Mo Elleithee?!? And why should we listen to hear/him?

    Do you really think that Hillary is better prepared to be 'commander-in-chief'? To lead us out of a recession?

    Where did this nonsense come from?

    Obama '08

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  13. Gerry

    Shouldn't the question be after a bruising 6 weeks for Obama -–including Jeremiah Wright, Bittergate and the ABC Debate, and being beat up by the media and the Clinton and Mc Cain campaigns, that Barack Obama was not wiped out.?
    Forgetting the money, Hillary is tne most famous politician in the US , she has the Clinton political machine, in Pennsylvania the Rendell machine .
    Why can't she raise the money, and why can't she win by bigger margins in a state custom-made for her?. But somehow , you in the media have bought the Clinton propaganda that Hillary is an underdog
    And why is Barack ahead of Clinton in the Gallup daily tracking poll

    You are asking the wrong questions.

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  14. Joshua

    Cheryl, I will admit that without women daily life as we know it would end. But to compare repairing our present government to a mess that all women have to roll up their sleeves and clean up daily is a bit of an over-simplication.

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  15. Dan, MA

    Voters like "Penn State" are the ones that make me question why people are voting for their candidates. If all it takes to make you vote for a candidate is a picture of a child, then you've obviously wasted a perfectly good right in voting.

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  16. 2Nurselady

    Hillary Clinton has won the entire Democratic base that NO PRESIDENT has made it to the White House without! She has won the majority of big blue high-delegate states. Howard Dean also said earlier today that the Florida and Michigan delegates will be seated and that the issue regarding those states will be resolved by the end of June.

    As for Barack Obama, the majority of states he has won will go to the Republicans in the general election. I think this is a serious problem for him.

    I believe Hillary Clinton will be our next President.

    April 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  17. AA For Change

    Its funny, despite Hillary winning, and despite the polls that say the the party will split its vote in November, I think this is good for the party.. The Democratic Party lacks identity... Are they Crazy Left?... or in the middle(Clinton). Amazingly with this campaign the Republicans told the "Rush's" of the world to shove in selecting the first Rockfeller republican since Nixon...

    April 22, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  18. Bill

    It's ironic that our nation was born in Pennsylvania, and based on today's election, it will die there too. RIP USA.

    April 22, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  19. Chaltu

    Hey folks...your comments show how America is still sexist..HIlary can do it. We need a person who is ready to do things....she is ready...experienced...

    April 22, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  20. Jaya, Montgomery County PA

    As a Pennsylvania Democrat who voted for Obama, I'm ashamed at my state's showing. 70% of voter youth were for Obama, yet they only made up 10% of the overall vote. I fell into that category, and for the second time in my voting experience the young vote barely counted for anything. It's so disheartening that most of the voter turnout was from people who were over 60- people who won't be so adversely affected by social security, environmental issues, the gulf war, and the future of reproductive rights. Obama hasn't faired well with the elderly, and so these results aren't surprising.

    Right now, I'm shaking my head, as I feel like PA has turned into Ohio from the 2004 presidential election. As much as I loved Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton's tactics are downright DISGUSTING and manipulative. She's preying upon America's terrorism fear just like the Republicans did in 2004, and that's the most despicable kind of strategy out there (I blame it for the debacle we're in). I tried to remain as neutral as possible, but once I saw commercials with Pearl Harbor and Osama Bin Laden released from Hillary's camp, my blood started to boil. Next the woman says she's going to "obliterate Iran" if need be. Yeah, that REALLY is a great reflection of strong diplomatic skills and experience that she constantly boasts about. The thought makes me seethe with anger.

    As much as I appreciate Obama for maintaining a strong sense of decency throughout this campaign, I can't help but to think of the old saying 'nice guys finish last.'

    April 22, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  21. Cruz

    Great job P.A. What a said day to be a Democrat. P.A.=land of soccer moms and dinosaurs.

    April 22, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  22. Alexandra W

    Senator Obama has earned front runner status and leads in the Gallup polls nationally. Anyone with a beyond Jethro Bodeen ciphering capability or a calculator can determine that it is mathematically impossible for Senator Clinton to overtake Senator Obama, so either the CNN pundits/writers missed a lot of math in school or, worse, they are hoping to confuse and manipulate viewers into changing their opinions.

    - From one of the dreaded highly educated, high income voters who can run a company but obviously can't understand the math of pledged delegates + super delegates = nomination

    April 22, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  23. karen charlottesville, va

    Hillary is so cool. She's from Arkansas, New York, Chicago and Pennsylvania. I guess we're going to find out she was also raised in North Carolina, Indiana and Puerto Rico. Just a home town gal.

    Stop hiLIARY.

    April 22, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  24. Bayou Joe

    Joy, Joy, Joy. Hillary stopped the Obama train. America owes you big time. If not you it will be McCain. Two people that love America from day one. U Go Girl.

    Between you and me and thegoal post. We invaded the wrong country. Iran presents a bigger danger to the free world than iraq or Afganistan. Iran is the cradle of Muslim hatred towards America and Israel.

    April 22, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  25. Straight Talk

    I just can't believe any one would vote for a lier. Must be a few dumb bunny out there. Wow!!!

    April 22, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
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