May 2nd, 2008
10:15 AM ET
6 years ago

Grannies rumble over Clinton, Obama

CNN

It's granny versus granny in this clip from American Morning.

(CNN) – Even though the high turnout among young voters may be getting a lot of attention this primary season, senior citizens also have strong feelings about the long, tight nomination race between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

In this clip from American Morning, watch Jean Weiss, an Obama supporter made famous by Obama’s offer to make her his No. 2 on the Democratic ticket, as she faces off against Clinton supporter Margaret O’Brien.

soundoff (200 Responses)
  1. pc

    God Bless this dear lady!!!

    Obama for President!!! Yes We Can!!!

    May 2, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. Jerry in Boston

    Well said Sharon.

    It's absolutely ridicuolous to read Obama supporters going on and on about hope and change one minute and then posting tawdry insinuation about the Paul vs Clinton trial the next.

    May 2, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  3. T. Welch

    I voted for Hillary- OOPS! I meant OBAMA! OBAMA "08!!!

    May 2, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  4. Jackie

    What is this Paul vs Clinton story. CNN please tell us more. We deserve to know this story. Like all the MCCain and Obama distractions.

    May 2, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  5. Truth Be Told

    Alfredo: Get A CLUE!!! Hillary has been biting off Sen. Obama from the start! Case n point – Remember the Debate? On pulling out of the Iraq War: Hillarious gave her answer that says she would consult with the generals and the chiefs of staff and blah blah. Sen. Obama said AFTER Hillary that The President gives the orders and the Generals follow! Guess who made a speech in Pa the next day saying 'The president gives the order and the generals follow' Hillarious Rotten Clinton! She Zerox his response 100%
    Hillary is very very good at deception and trickery!
    Sen. Obama will be President!

    May 2, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  6. jd

    vote OBAMA OF COURSE!

    May 2, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  7. Harrison

    The grandmas were awesome.....and they still looked younger than McCain!

    May 2, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. An Agnostic Democrat

    Alfredo:

    Spoken just like your unprincipled, white trash, well-monied, lyin' as she breathes candidate.

    Why is it all her former superdelegates, friends and allies are defecting? Because they know the truth about her and can't subject a country they love to more Bush/Cheney-lite games and leadership.

    May 2, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. Observer

    The Hillary Granny could not talk policy....she just thinks the Clintons make a cute couple. How sad.

    May 2, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. MB

    It was funny-that Hillary supporter could not even mention Obama by name. It sounded like she feels Bill and Hillary are entitled to the house. I am glad they did not ask her too many questions. I am sure she would have ended up saying Obama is black and does not deserve to be in the WH.

    May 2, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. Mike

    So if Wright thinks Obama has sold him out for political gains and Wright's successor Rev. Otis equates Wright with Jesus in the crucifixion than that must mean that Obama is Judas Iscariot.

    May 2, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  12. MD

    No matter how bad Obama may turn out to be, he can NEVER be a bad and as corrupt as the Clintons.

    Q: Why is Bill Clinton avoiding the media?

    A: He has no answer for the preferrential treatment he got from a judge, one of crony appointees, in the law suit filed against him in CA.

    Q: Why isn't the media jumping on the law suit in CA against Bill?

    A: The media loves the close race. CNN's "best political team on TV" is busy spewing garbage by the hour, talking about nothing, but keeping the ratings up.

    Q: Why is CNN suddenly so pro-Hillary?

    A: The longer this mess goes on, the more advertising slots CNN can sell at premium prices.

    May 2, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  13. Frank, San Diego

    I wish that CNN would stop aiding and abetting the right-wingers who are pushing the "Peter Paul" story.

    This a multiple felon who has sued virtually everyone with whom he ever came into contact.

    Senator Clinton has been dismissed from the case for lack of any evidence and most of the complaints against President Clinton have also been dismissed.

    This is a nuisance law suit that is going nowhere and means nothing. Anyone who claims otherwise is just a liar.

    May 2, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. jimmy vekmen

    WHY DO SOME OF THIS UNINFORMED PEOPLE MAKE SO MUCH RIDICULOUS COMMENTS WITHOUT A SINGLE BRAIN CELL IN THEIR HEADS FUNCTIONING WITH REASON.
    WE HAVE A JUDICIAL SYSTEM , WITH OUR PEERS SERVING AS JURORS, APPEALS COURT JUDGES AND FINALLY THE SUPREME
    COURT. AND YES, Y'ALL , , WE HAVE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
    YOU SMART ALECS LET OUR COURTS DECIDE AND KEEP YOUR LITTLE BRAINS OUT OF IT. TALK ALL YOU WANT FOR OR AGAINST THE CANDIDATES, LEAVE LITIGATION AND COURT CASES ALONE UNTIL RESOLVED BY THE COURTS..

    May 2, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  15. Karin

    To Sharon

    The Paul vs Clintions has to have some truth to it for it to be in the County Superior court and for it to still be going on after 2004.....Once agian wake you this 2008 four years later just like her vote for the war 5 years later....I know I dont what to be saying to myself 8 years later with her in the white house Dam another 8 years of Bush again if that was the case I should have voted for McCain.......LOL......trust me if Hillary is the runner for the Dem ........I WILL BE VOTING FOR MCCAIN AND I'M A BLACK AMERICAN FEMALE..........

    May 2, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  16. TD-Texas

    There is a reason uneducated whites and seniors vote for Hillary...they are still locked into that OLD way of thinking...you know that way where they hang african-americans and thought them inferior.

    Educated voters have just that an EDUCATION which means they have been exposed to other areas of life where they could use their open minds. The youth...well they see the writing on the wall for themselves...they don't have to listen to old folks and that old way of thinking.

    Obama 08 and 16

    May 2, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  17. fred

    Did everyone notice how CNN made Hillary's granny look mean....surely CNN, you have a nicer picture than that.....LMAO

    GO HILLARY!!!

    May 2, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  18. Amy

    WE LOVE YOU GRANDMA WEISS!! She is Amazing. The other Granny talking the Clintons fit in with the Bush's and Reagan's didn't have a very good argument. Grandma Weiss was awesome!

    May 2, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  19. teresa c

    HELLO!!!!! HAVE YOU ALL FORGOTTEN US GRANNIES ARE SMART AND EXPERIENCED? NOT TO MENTION WISE, AND BEEN THERE DONE THAT... SO YES!! WE KNOW HILLARY IS THE ONE!! BUT HEY GO AHEAD AND AS ALWAYS AND HURT YOURSELF...

    May 2, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. carrie

    can anyone tell me why the clinton supoprters are so foolish?
    1.they make up the most ridiculous stories
    2.they always hide their identities
    3.they think we need their misreable votes to win
    4.they are so uneducated
    5.they are so vicious and agressive
    6.they are delusional
    7.they use the most derod=gatory words
    8.who on earth is "SUSAN M.O.
    9.why are they hopeless?
    we need change and thats why we vote for barrack obama
    change we believe in
    YES WE CAN.

    May 2, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. Scott ATL

    Senator Clinton sure did spend a lot of time with this so called "multiple felon-nut-job" And it's all on video too. Dang, for almost 20 years. Not only is she just "around" him, but she is breaking the law with him...hmmmmmmmm

    You would think that woul make a difference, but you Clinton supporters just want to overlook the obvious and focus on discrediting him, all the while not realizing that if he's all that you say he is, why did your candidate have so much use for him?

    May 2, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  22. Oregon calling -

    When we think of the candidates for the Democratic Party, I found it a little amusing and disturbing at where some have positioned their Lane County headquarters. Here is how our local free weekly paper, Eugene Weekly, described their locations.
    “It's not just candidates coming through town for a quick speech anymore; the presidential campaigns have come to Eugene and they're setting up shop. Just across from Kinko's on Willamette lies Barack Obama's new headquarters. And Springfield is the home for Hillary Clinton's newly opened local campaign office for Lane County, located across the street from Club 1444 (a "gentlemen's club"), a 60-day loan shop and a panaderia on Main Street.
    I hope that it will get some to pause and to think of the two of these candidates on the more obscure issues. For myself I ask, “Why would a women that is running to be the 1st “women” POTUS have her county headquarters in such a location? Living in this area I know of much more suitable locations that would not stare at the belittling of women by being next to a strip club.”
    I am a 40ish mixed ethnical background, blonde hair blue eyes woman, guess who has my vote! I might add that I am under the poverty level as I have had to get an education after being downsized 4 times in the last 13 years. 1st one in my family to get a higher education and we go back several generations on this soil. Obama 08

    May 2, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  23. Sean

    most of young people just hearing something about past and clintons' presidency, they just looked at at flaws which narrated by Obama, They were kids those days and have no idea about NAFTA, Bosnia and who ended the war in Bosnia and other issues. If Obama says I never heared my pastor swear America, and other day says no I heard, but i wasn't agree with that, is not lie!! but whatever happened in the past is Clintons' fault and they are liar. some people stunned by Obama but I don't get why!!

    May 2, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  24. noemi in los angeles

    Arn't they cute? I can't see the video because I'm at work... but I had previously seen the video of grannies dancing and supporting their candidate. I am happy to see the elderly as well as the youth are involved in this election.. it is an election of everyone no matter the age, race, orientation, education, career or gender.

    I personally can no longer support Hillary R. Clinton because she has disappointed me in every possible way. From her lying to her fear mongering tactics, I believe she is the one that is out of touch with the people. She changes everything she says in order to suit who ever she is speaking in front of, in order to get the vote. This only proves that she isn't who she presents herself to be, as she is willing to take on any role and misrepresent who she is and what she is about in order to appeal to anybody. I don't like this kind of politician. It's not so much that I disagree with her policies, as some are similiar to Obama's, but I do disagree with her character and the way she carries herself.

    I was a previous Hillary supporter who packed up and joined the Obama train right before elections!

    It's so sad to see half the people in our party not really get a real opinion of Hillary. They haven't stepped out of the box and seen her for who she is. I sugges you Hillary supporters research about her before declaring yourself a Hillary-Supporter. I was once like you, blindly supporting Hillary because she is a woman, because I grew up with Bill as President... because they are FAMILIAR to me.

    Once I stopped and actually got to know Obama and what he is about, that's when I realized what a great leader we will be missing out on if we do not elect him as our President.

    Some of the questions I wondered...

    -What really happened in the Peter Paul vs. Clinton lawsuit??
    -Why did Hillary REALLY forgive Bill and his many infidelities??
    -Why did Bill give those Whitewater pardons?
    -Why did Hillary flip-flop her support for NAFTA?
    -Why did Hillary flip-flop her support for the war????
    -Why are many Clinton appointed politicians now supporting Obama despite knowing the Clintons SO well??
    -Why does Hillary lie about nearly everything??
    -Why doesn't Hillary care about the Democratic party??
    -Why did Hillary say "Screw 'em, they have done nothing for you Bill"??
    -Is it a Clinton trend to lie?? (Lewinsky, Bosnia, Penn)

    I have always been a Democrat and have voted for every Dem nominee ever since I was allowed to vote.

    However, I will not stay a Democrat, should Obama not be our party's nominee. I will switch over the Liberitarian Party and vote for Mike Gravel. This is not foolish, as I do not like either McCain or Clinton alike. I would rather vote for the candidate who was my second choice as the Democratic nominee (Mike Gravel) before he dropped out of the race and ran with the Liberitarian Party.

    Obama is the leader America has been waiting for.

    Please google: Hillary Clinton the Movie and Peter Paul vs. Clinton

    Obama 08
    If not Obama, Mike Gravel 08.

    Thanks.

    May 2, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  25. Educated?

    TD-Texas posted:

    "Educated voters have just that an EDUCATION which means they have been exposed to other areas of life where they could use their open minds. The youth…well they see the writing on the wall for themselves…they don't have to listen to old folks and that old way of thinking. Obama 08 and 16"

    Are the presidential terms of office now 8 year terms TD? Or do you want Obama for 4 years, then someone else, then Obama again? I don't understand your "education" TD. OR, did you mean Obama 08 THROUGH 16? Explain your Texas education (or wherever you went to school) way of thinking?! You are still allowed to have the same number of run-on sentences and grammatical errors so don’t feel pressured to post intelligently next time.

    If the "educated" are trying to lead the country to vote for Obama, I think you might have the answer as to why his campaign is in trouble.

    May 2, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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