May 7th, 2008
06:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton makes case at DNC

 Clinton speaks with reporters after exiting the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
Clinton speaks with reporters after exiting the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton met with Democratic Party officials and undecided members of Congress Tuesday afternoon to make her case for the party's nomination and press for a resolution to seating the delegations of Florida and Michigan.

The meeting, which lasted approximately two hours, took place at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

Clinton spoke briefly to cameras while departing the building, saying she had met with "members of Congress and others who have a role to play in this process."

She refused to say if she won any commitments from any undecided superdelegates.

It was not immediately clear with which members of Congress Clinton met.


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  1. Richard Topel

    Hillary should give it up!. Perhaps Obama can find a place for her in his cabinet as the Secretary of Spin.

    I originally supported Hillary but it's time to recognize that Obama has won the nomination convincingly and fairly. To do otherwise hurts the chances of the Democratic Party in November.

    May 7, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  2. Sean in Tampa

    You Go Senator Clinton – I waited in line to vote and I want it to count!!!

    You are the one I voted for and I want to vote for you in November.

    May 7, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  3. JN

    joyce in florida,
    I have an idea for you..instead of falsifying your information that Barack is BLOCKING the votes in Florida, why don't you call your Florida senators and ask them why the votes aren't going to count..I can bet you that Barack Obamas' name wont even be mentioned in your conversation...i'm sure you wont do this because it's a lot easier to spread lies than to find out the truth.

    Sharon from Minnesota..shut the heck up already..you have no idea what you are talking about..i have seen all your posts and you have to be one of the most negative persons on this blog..you want negative, go to Hillarys site..please go away!!!

    May 7, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  4. Shay

    What is she smoking? The math is not there for her. She said it herself in the last debate that she is not dumb. Is she having a senior moment are what? Did she forget how to add and subtract.? I don't care if you turn it upside down, sideways, vertical, horizontal. Even if you include Florida. It does not add up.

    May 7, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  5. Ken

    People are forgetting that there were others still in the playing at the time of Michigan and Florida voting. It was just not Clinton and Obama. So to be fair, there would have to be some sort of adjustment, and I would have to say that I believe that Clinton would still have won the voting in both states. That is why the Obama team blocked the do-over, for the were afraid that Obama would lose in both states and it would put Hillary Clinton in the front!

    Also, Obama WILL NOT be able to beat McCain in November. I for one will write in Hillary's name on my ballot or will vote for McCain before I would ever vote for Obama. He DOES NOT have what it takes to be a President. Obama lacks the talent, skills, knowledge nor experience, so the best he could do would be a "Rookie" (OJT) President and that is truly not what the American people want.

    We want a President that has experience, skills, knowledge and talent. The only two that fit that category are McCain and Clinton.

    So, WAKE UP AMERICA AND LET US ALL GET BEHIND HILLARY CLINTON AND PUSH HER OVER THE FINISH LINE.

    May 7, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  6. Media Blackout May 15th

    Has The Gimmick candidate announced she will prove she's worthy of the nomination by levitating yet?

    Hillary Clinton, The Gimmick candidate
    Bill and Hillary, The Gimmick Family
    Do and Say Anything ‘08

    May 7, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  7. JC

    If these superdelegates are still waiting, they cannot lead.
    It did not matter whichever candidate you endorsed.
    If you are a leader, you should have seen enough to make your decision by now.
    If you cannot lead, let someone else lead.

    May 7, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  8. close hi lies piehole

    Obama /Richardson 08

    NO Hillary for vp NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO N O NO NO NO NO
    Would Obama want that bossy that thinks she knows it all fallowing him around and would he want Bill all over the place shadowing him ?

    VOTE NO on HILLARY

    May 7, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  9. KE

    Superdelegates should be able to make their own decisions. After all that's what the party created superdelegates and other complicated rules.

    May 7, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  10. New Yorker for Obama

    Hillary is UNELECTABLE!

    The racist vote won't help her against McCain.

    The seniors who are her base will not help her against McCain.

    African Americans won't vote for her. She has alienated the most loyal members of the Democratic party by allowing her campaign to indulge in racebaiting to earn cheap votes.

    She has too much baggage. Anyone who thinks the Clintons have not indulged in any questionable behavior since the 90's would get a rude awakening once they started running against the Republicans.

    She thinks she is above the law.

    She is a liar. This is indisputable.

    Even Bill says she doesn't know what she's talking about after 11pm.

    She has no knowledge of economics, just like McCain. She thought Bill was wrong to focus on cutting the deficit while in office and urged him to ignore his economic advisors.

    She is a warmongerer, just like Bush/Cheney and McCain.

    She says you won't see her holding hands with the Saudis, but they are some of the Clintons' biggest contributors. She is close friends with the Saudis, just like Bush.

    Everything she has managed on her own has turned to crap, like her Health Care Plan, as well as her own campaign.

    May 7, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  11. Stan(NC)

    Wow! I've seen more outpouring of support for Senator Clinton in today's comments than in the last month combined.

    I think that says a lot about the campaign... and she should continue to fight on because there are tons still fighting for her (and against Obama).

    * The Super Delegates haven't "shown up in droves" as Obama supporters suggested

    * There is a new wave of excitement for the Clinton campaign

    * No word from the DNC or Howard Dean for Senator Clinton to quit

    * Senator Clinton's Super Delegates are sticking with her – so they must see something also

    * When you look at what is coming from the Republicans in November, Senator Clinton is in a stronger position to win (if the Obama supporters think Senator Clinton is 'negative' wait to they feel the entire brunt of the Republican War Machine in November)

    If you really, really want Change... then put someone in the White House that understands how Washington works.

    Do you really want Obama spending the first 3 or 4 years trying to figure out how to get things accomplished?

    If he couldn't do it in his ONE state what makes you think he can do it for the ENTIRE country.

    Don't hate the political process... hire someone who can make it work FOR YOU!

    That's what the DNC and the Super Delegates have to be thinking.

    May 7, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  12. Wouk

    Hillary has no case to make with the DNC. She's lost. She cannot get the nomination. She is wounding the party and insisting that it is her right to cause considerable bleeding. Shame on her.

    May 7, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  13. Hillary or McCain

    Good idea, OK I changed my party to Rep. Bye Bye Dem. will see you in 4 years or maybe 8.

    McCain

    May 7, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  14. Pam

    That was nice of her. The DNC probably needed a good laugh.

    May 7, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  15. Kathy

    Let everyone vote. That is their right as Americans. Those votes that were not counted in Flordia and Michigan should be counted. Wasn't that their right as Americans?

    May 7, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  16. Jed in Texas

    OK Hillary now unite and conquer.It time to wipe the smug off the enemies face.Lets take the rich mans money and pillage like they did.Make the republicans sorry in triples.

    May 7, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  17. Tina

    She is not dumb, she knows something is going to destroy Obama and maybe have order to stay in the race. This is my feeling!!!

    May 7, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  18. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    The DNC has the integrity of dream team law firm whose whole goal is to win even if the person is guilty. They must stand up for the rules, but it is obvious that they do not care about the "Rule of Law" as they are not pressing for immigration laws to be enforced. Next election all the states should have their primaries the same day as NH and Iowa. THe DNC will let them break the rules anyway.

    May 7, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  19. david

    mb-
    I agree with you 100%.
    You voted for Hillary in FLORIDA .HILLARY WON BIG.
    ALSO ALL CANDIDATES WERE ON THE BALLOT INCLUDING JOHN EDWARDS AND HUSSEIN OBAMA..
    I SUGGESTED A FAIR SOLUTION WOULD BE 20% PENALTY IN FLORIDA.THIS WAY HILLARY WOULD GET HER 55% AND OBAMA HIS 33%.IN THE CONVENTION EACH DELEGATE WOULD BE COUNTED AS 80%.
    HOWARD DEAN WANTED TO PUNISH THE STATE BY 50%.
    SO MY SUGGESTION IS GREAT AND IT WILL SEND A MESSAGE FOR THE STATES NOT TO BREAK RULES IN THE FUTURE.
    WE MUST FIGHT FOR HILLARY.
    WE ARE TALKING OVER 1.5 MILLION VOTERS IN FLORIDA.
    THIS IS NOT RIGHT.
    ESPECIALLY WHEN EVERYBODY WAS ON THE BALLOT.
    OBAMA WON NORTH CAROLINA,MISSISSIPI,SOUTH CAROLINA BECAUSE OF THE BLACK VOTE.ITS NO ACCIDENT THAT IN NORTH CAROLINA 33% OF THE VOTERS WERE BLACKS..92% VOTED FOR OBAMA ONLY BECAUSE HE IS BLACK

    May 7, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  20. Cali Girl

    To all the FL/MI voters, I have a question for you.

    Why did you go vote in your respective primaries knowing that the DNC had stripped your state from all delegates? Did you not understand the rules?

    Unlike you there were many other people that did not vote because they understood the rules. So there is no reason why only your votes should count now.

    Abide by the RULES!

    May 7, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  21. franco

    I'm inclined to to think that Nostradames prediction of the Anti-Christ shall appear out of nowhere to lead the world to destruction. Please Hillary Clinton save us from the beast bearing the number 666. If it cannot be, than let it be John McCain. This is not sillyness.

    May 7, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  22. Trenton Sims, Los Angeles

    its better to disenfranchise 2 states than it is to ignore 36 States that Obama will have won ..
    36 to 2?? a No Brainer.

    May 8, 2008 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
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