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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  1. Maxine figures, your type of person is what breeds racism in this country. I am a white, female, 53, blue collar worker and I support Obama.....I am so fed up of the Clintons and their politics.

    She has a trial here in CA, why aren't you talking about that one. She worked for a law office in Oakland during the 60's who helped with the people in Black Panthers accused of murder and people who claimed to be commuist. There were so many lies when they were in AK, I lived there I know. Plus all the WH mess that was during the Clinton terms.

    So give me a break.

    May 7, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  2. Ann California

    Annie, the Rezko trial has slowed down just as much as Paul vs Clinton trial has. Be careful what YOU ask for.

    May 7, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  3. nikki

    I have one question. Why does everyone keep saying that because African-Americans are voting for Obama that we are racist, or just blindly following Obama. Why can't African-Americans vote for Obama because they simply like him, or think he is a better candidate? No one was constantly taking polls when African-Americans were voting for white candidates. And has everyone forgotten that in the last 2 elections there were 2 African-Americans running and African-Americans voted overwhelmingly for the white candidate (Al Sharpton and Alan Keyes). Why was there no protest of racism then? Black people vote for the candidate they think can get the job done, and the candidate that represents their interests. That is why they did not vote for Keyes or Sharpton.

    May 7, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  4. DH

    You go Hillary! This is what i love about you! You know what you want, and what we need, don't give up Hillary it will all turn full circle, you'll see...! WE WANT HILLARY!!!! WE WANT HILLARY!

    May 7, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  5. Ruth Lalonde

    Will you please listen to yourselves? Read the things you have written and tell me how intelligent you all sound. You have really shown why you just go out and follow the crowd without thought or reason. If you spent a few minutes listening or thinking things through, you might not sound like a bunch of grade school brats.

    May 7, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  6. Kelvin

    I'm from Florida and I want my vote counted. I will support Obama but under no circumstances will I support Clinton. I would rather vote for Stalin than Clinton! GO BARACK!

    May 7, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  7. Terrence (Winston Salem, NC)





    If it's important that EVERY vote counts, and it's been determinied that with FL & MI counted, Clinton still trails in popular votes, delegates, states won…… If the DNC and superdelegates wer to side with Clinton on this, would that NOT be discounting the voters (since Obama would still have the most votes WITH Michigan and Florida counted??)

    I was just curious how you guys felt about that since the argument seems to be that we want every vote to count. Please explain.

    If it's all about making sure votes COUNT, how do they count when the majority vote is overturned?

    ***CNN post this please *****

    May 7, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  8. D.Kimbro OHIO

    To Jane NC What??? This very news outlet that you are blogging on has a portal for donation to HRC. As far as FL and Mi go that will be resolved for the good of the country. Hillary knew the votes wouldnt be counted, and her and her lying husband voted for the very rulle that says they couldn't be counted. If she were ahaed she wouldn't be concerned about them. Wake up..

    May 7, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  9. Tubby The Tuba

    Well, CNN, the Clinton News Nework was leading the voter astray by trying to make the voter believe that Hillary Clinton had progressed on Obama and in Indiana she was leading by 4 percentage points, while in North Carolina, with the states Governor's support, had cut into Obama's percentage so that he was only single digets ahead of the Great Hillary Clinton. Wrong............1 and half percentage points in Indiana and 14 percentage points in North Carolina! MSNBC has better, more even handed reporting on this primary. Yeah for Jack for speaking his mind and NOT taking part in the CNN RUSE!

    May 7, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  10. John Smith

    Well, who knows what Hillary might have told these "big shots" about Obama? Hillary met with them today, and given the history of the Clintons, you never can tell what she might have said about Obama. Is this what is exciting Pelosi?

    May 7, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  11. Kim in Chicago

    You know what is really disheartening- reading how we are all fighting one another. This is just what the republuicans want us to do. We are our own worst enemies right now. I am a huge Barack Obama supporter but the truth is if Hillary were to miracously win the nomination somehow I would have to vote for her. I do not want to see another 3rd term for George Bush. We all know that she cannot win and Obama will be the Democratic nominee, so why all of the bitterness? Let us finally start working together to get the republicans out of office- that is the real fight!

    May 7, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  12. Erika

    As horrible a condition as our country is in economically, I can't believe that anyone would back a candidate that says he doesn't know anything about economics. Are you really serious that McCain is a viable candidate? He's only "viable" because of party loyalty- the Republicans that will vote for him just because he's a Republican. But anyone who thinks he'd actually be a good president is kidding themselves....really let's stay in war for 100 years at $12billion a month??? How about we just start packing our things and get ready for the life of slavery we have coming to us since China and all the other countries we're borrowing money from basically own us because people who can't balance their checkbooks think they can run a country. Better yet- why don't we get Clinton to loan us the money we need to get this country out of debt.

    May 7, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  13. silence do good

    Go Hillary – fight the Obama cheating and deception that is trying to steal the election by blocking FL and MI.

    May 7, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  14. David Goldman for OBAMA



    May 7, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  15. Don in Seattle

    So we are now going into closed meetings to try and steal the nomination from Obama. My God! All I can say is that if the super delegates ignor Obama's sizeable lead in all categories, I will defect as the Democratic Party will no longer stand for what I believe in. Obama can and will win!! Those who are Clinton supporters and say they won't vote for him have a choice. Hopefully, they will use their brains instead of their mouths! And, by the way, the Democrats can't win in November without the large black populations and the hundreds of thousands of newly registered young voters. Blue Collar workers will support Obama when they look at their choices. The DNC has an obligation to all Democrats and simply can not change the rules of the game at this point in time. That in itself will cause so many democrats to leave!!

    May 7, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  16. darrell in orlando

    I live in Florida, we broke the rules. The Democratic party in Florida is run by Karen Thurman. She is also a superdelegate that supports Hillary Clinton. She knew full well the consequences of the actions taken by the Democratic party when they moved the election up. SHE is to blame for the mess in Florida, NOT Obama.
    Here is a quote from Thurman on March 17th:
    "We spent the weekend reviewing your messages, and while your reasons vary widely, the consensus is clear: Florida doesn't want to vote again," Thurman wrote. "So we won't. A party-run primary or caucus has been ruled out, and it's simply not possible for the state to hold another election, even if the Party were to pay for it."

    May 7, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  17. Alfredo

    If the people of Florida were so stupid to go and vote knowingly that
    the bote doesn't count is their problem so now they have to see that
    all others american have their voice count, so wait another four years
    and then bote.

    May 7, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  18. scott

    The results in last nights primaries indicated who the real winner in this election. Obama is the perfect candidate and im sick and tired of people tiring him down. Hillary supporters are just being bitter. Obama has overcome every challenge including the recent Rev. Wright issue. Anyone who votes for McCain is just plain stupid. These are the types of individuals that prevent America from being the greatest country in the world. This is ironic since America is a first world country with 3rd world healthcare and schooling. Finally, I am sick of the rascist comments on these blogs towards Obama. America is the land of the free, not the land of the racists!!!

    May 7, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  19. John

    The Democrats cannot win with Obama on the ticket...

    May 7, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  20. Mimi

    When Bill Clinton left office this country was in good shape.We were not in a war, people had jobs, we were operating in the BLACK not several trillion dollars in debt. So I don't understand why most of the democrat party and the media have been so hard against Hillary. I guess since thats what OW told everybody to think. I have been in elections for 32 yrs and I can tell you right now that Obama will not win the General Election. If you want the republicans out of the White House you better hope Hillary wins. All those red states that voted for him will go back red in November.They have been cross voting just watch how fast they go back. The African American vote 92% per cent voting for Obama don't talk about the race card. This party is so split it will never be united in November. The south will be solid red. The Dems have no one to blame but themselves this election should have been a shoe in.

    May 7, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  21. Stan(NC)

    Obama had a chance to put his name on the Michigan ballot. It's not America's fault he was too stupid to do it.

    His problem not America's.

    May 7, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  22. 58 white old ladies for OBAMA




    May 7, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  23. David D Kollie

    The rule is the rule. It should not change because of one person's interests. This should tell voters that Hillary will detate to the American people when she becomes the nominee and then president. The DNC made the rule and every representative agreed. why change it now?

    May 7, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  24. Ann California

    Florida and Michigan were very aware of what they were doing and Hillary was supportive. Now she wants to change the rules. Rules are rules. Super Delegates, do your job. Split the remaining delegates and let's get on with this.

    May 7, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  25. RB

    Now, I feel really bad for Hillary. After thinking about it, she doesn't have a single person in this whole wide world who loves her enough to give her some cruel love. Instead, her so-called friends are going to watch her melt down. Bill, I thought you loved her?! It "IS" over. Be a man and take care of your wife!

    May 7, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
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