May 7th, 2008
06:30 PM ET
10 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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soundoff (547 Responses)
  1. Terrence (Winston Salem, NC)

    Why do ignorant people still blame Obama for the FL and MI votes? He did not push their dates up. He only agreed to follow the DNC's rules. Once they became talk about a revote, his stance was that he would abide by the decision of the DNC. He DID NOT BLOCK the vote or attempt to disenfranchise voters. The Clinton surrogates have been successful in painting the picture of Obama as the bad guy in these two states. Why are you allowing yourselves to be fooled?

    May 7, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. Lila

    I thought that the nomination is to be decided through the ballots.
    It's almost like the deliberations of the traditional tribe councils in Afghanistan!!!

    May 7, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. Theogracias

    Ready day one..That's funny.

    May 7, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. Comedy Central

    I cannot with a clear conscious vote for either McCain or Obama in November. For the first time in my life, I will be writing in my vote on the GE ballot.

    May 7, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  5. mb


    May 7, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  6. GL

    2 Hours? Meeting should have lasted two minutes after last night. Super Delegates should have handed her her pink slip and moved on already.

    May 7, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  7. SPB

    Please superdelegates, please stop this. This is getting to be very tiresome.

    May 7, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  8. It's Just For The Book

    Hillary no longer has any chance whatever of winning the nomination – and she knows it.

    Hillary is evidently hoping to earn a lot of money by writing a book about her campaign, and that's why she doesn't want to bring it to a close yet.

    May 7, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  9. Salaam, Lawrence KS

    Most of these superdelegates have already made up their mind. They are undeclared rather than undecided; and they're clearly leaning towards Obama. They're gonna start making their position public before next Tuesday to cut down any claim of surge after an eventual meaningless win in WV.

    May 7, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  10. Nija

    This lady will do anything to win. She is putting her self first before her Party.

    May 7, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  11. Seat Florida and Michigan

    Option 6: Seat FL & MI based on the elections that have taken place.
    (Obama does not get MI 55 uncommitted).

    May 7, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  12. SirBroiler

    I was a Hillary supporter until this morning.

    I fully agree it's time for her to gracefully drop out of the race, and put her full support behind Barack Obama. We need a Democrat in the White House, and he is our candidate.

    Hillary ran a well-fought race – and her energy, intelligence and expertise can only help Obmama's campaign.

    Obama for President in '08!

    May 7, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  13. tim

    Mr. Obama will lose the election for the Dems.
    Mrs. Clinton will win the election for the Dems.

    Clean and simple. Super delegates need to decide what end
    result they want.

    May 7, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  14. melikeyhill

    seriously...she needs to drop out a.s.a.p, she is polarizing the party!!!

    May 7, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  15. Venus

    Well – if she didn't say anything to reporters – that mean that they only heard her cry!

    It's time for Bill Clinton to talk with his wife and get her off the stage!

    Go Obama! I guess if Hillary wasn't so nasty to Obama he might consider her on his ticket!

    Ha,ha,ha,ha,ahaaaa! I can't forget how all the major news-media/commentors looked last night regarding North Carolina and Indiana!

    The look on their faces showed how sick they felt! They were bented on keeping Rev. Wright and painted-over polls to work for Hillary and their crap didn't work!

    By not doing a ABC Debate – Obama really went to work in those states!

    May 7, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  16. Franky

    O.K guys, think about this. Who's party is this, the Dems, right? Who said if the Dems system is like the Reps, Hillary would be the nominee??? Ohh yeah, I know who. Who said that West Virginia is important because is a swing-state??? As a matter of fact, I think West Virginia has voted decisively in the last 4 President elections with the Reps taking two and the Dems taking two in that time frame and by the way, isn't this the Democratic party??? I mean, isn't it this party that will compete in the "playoffs" and isn't it the same people who are running this race the same people who are going to help each other???? Hmmm, who knew the Dems system is like the Reps, LOL!!!

    May 7, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  17. Haneefah Hasan

    I am so tired of Senator Clinton telling lies and dividing the party. Bill and Hillary are cheaters, liers and very sneaky. They are hiding Senator Clintons Thesis papers, The Library Papers, The illegal contributions to their Library, Watergate, Travelgate and Bosnia. She is the elitist; anyone that can loan themselves $11.4 Billion dollars is for sure in the company of the elite!

    Haneefah Hasan
    Stone Mountain, GA

    May 7, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Jimmy Cao

    Apparently... Obama is gaining more superdelegates and is catching up.

    May 7, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  19. HOmi

    Hillary has won all of the big states (electorally-speaking), except Obama's home state of Illinois. Counting electoral votes on the states both have won thus far, Clinton would have 295 electoral votes, to Obama's 213 electoral votes. Remaining primaries would add only 26 more votes. 270 electoral votes are needed to win the general election. It's doubtful that red states like Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and the Dakotas will vote for a liberal in the next election, so what do primary wins mean for the Dems there anyway? The nomination is not decided by popular vote, nor is the general election. The party needs a reality check instead of a "feel good" moment, and the Super delegates need to do what they are intended to for the candidate that will win the general election. It's not the front-runner.

    May 7, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  20. Michael

    Tim, you don't know anything do you?

    May 7, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  21. Arkansas Undertaker

    I dont think she is a fighter at all. I think she is selfish and has made up in her mind that if she cant have the nomination, then noone can!

    I also think that this is her way of trying to force Barack Obama to take her as his running mate after she knows she has ailienated him and the campaign with all or her negative and unfair attacks.

    She attacked Obama with everything trying to damage him and the future of his campaign to boost the argument of her electability. SHe was wrong and now she is going to pay.

    Barack Obama 2008
    President of the UNited States of America

    May 7, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  22. Jeff in Portland

    Tim – are you on Hillary's staff? I'm just wondering, because you seem pretty well-versed in negative, fear-pandering statements that have no basis in fact.

    May 7, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  23. Darth Vadik, CA

    She is like a bad case of herpes, always popping up, Obama will be in the white house 3 years she will still be making her case to the DNC.

    May 7, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  24. ak

    why does Hillary Clinton trying to destroy our party?

    May 7, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  25. USAF Sr. Airman

    "Seat Florida and Michigan", it is clear you support Clinton. Your flawed ideas are the same as hers. I'm sure you would be crying foul if they seated MI if Obama was on the ballot at Clinton wasn't.

    Clinton supporters are now getting on my nerve. They, like Clinton, are having a hard time admitting defeat.

    May 7, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
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