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. Yen

    Obama did say that Indiana would be a tie-breaker and Hillary won Indiana. I think she deserves to be considered very serious for the nomination. The caucuses and superdelegates are the most ridiculous things. Election process should be inclusive and not exclude certain demographics-some barely have time to stand in line and cast a vote not less spend hours debating which candidates are better! Unfortunately we have the superdelegates (very undemocratic) in this 2008 election. According to the rules, they can back whichever candidate they think is best to represent the party in the fall. Remember, neither candidate will have the required 2050 delegates to capture the nomination; so to say that if the superdelegates weigh in for Clinton is like stealing the election from Obama is ludicrous! If you don't want the superdelegates to decide the election then hold new elections in Michigan and Florida!

    May 7, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  2. mimi de la cruz for OBAMA

    WHAT KIND OF ARGUMENT CAN THERE BE.

    SHE LOST, LOST, LOST.

    IF SHE WINS BY ONE ELECTORAL VOTE

    ( NON SUPERDELEGATE) & NO CHEATING

    I WILL VOTE FOR HER.

    MATHEMATICALLY NOT POSSIBLE.

    May 7, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. Sam

    Instead of being angry at the candidates, blame your state senators and state representatives for it. The state legislatures in FL and MI were the ones who wanted to get an advantage on everyone else, so it's their fault.

    Instead of being angry at Obama and Hillary, vote your state reps out of office. Use your vote where it counts.

    May 7, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  4. kay

    CHARITY BEGINS RIGHT FROM HOME,THE CLINTONS COULD NOT EVEN MANAGE HER CAMPAIGNS VERY WELL.........TELL ME HOW SHE CAN MANAGE THE COUNTRY AS PRESIDENT ?????

    May 7, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  5. Sharon Minnesota

    For those of you who think Barack Obama will save your families from the Iraqi war or the failing economy or any of the other ills we are facing in America:

    He's a JR. SENATOR and has no experience. I hate to break it to you but he is not the 2nd coming messiah. He will not work with the system that is already in place as he has admitted to publicly. You are believing a pipe dream. Besides he will probably be involving the US in a war in Africa in the next year or two for your sons and daughters to fight in.

    Get ready for real misery if he gets elected.

    Hillary is the moderate who will use good judgment as our president. John McCain is light years better than Obama. No vote for Obama.

    May 7, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  6. mike

    THEY TOLD US BEFORE WE VOTED OUR VOTES WOULDNT COUNT... IT WAS ALL ON TV AND THEY TOLD US AT THE POLLS.
    PLEASE
    PLEASE DONT ACT LIKE YOU WERENT TOLD BECAUSE I LIVE IN FLORIDA AND IT WAS THE MAIN THING ON THE MAIN STREAM MEADIA FOR ABOUT 1 WEEK BEFORE AND AFTER.

    I LEFT POLLS BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY WOULDNT COUNT AND I WAS NOT WAITING TO WASTE MY TIME
    DO NOT COUNT FLA VOTES HALF OF US LEFT AND DID NOT VOTE BECAUSE WE KNEW IT WOULDNT BE HEARD

    May 7, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  7. I like Hillary,but I know when to fold

    I voted for Hillary, but If I have to be the first person to admit that Hillary has no chance left, and say that I will still vote for Obama, I will. Although Hillary and Obama supporters have been fightng amoung themselves,
    Senator Obama himselfed has reached out to everyone to come together
    for the good of our party. It is preposterous to vote for McCain out of
    spite. That's a slap in the face to your own party, and to yourselves.
    If thats the case whats your point. You may as well voted republican
    in the first place.

    May 7, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  8. John Smith

    I don not blame the folks in FL and MI, if they feel outraged for their votes NOT been counted. As always, people who break the rules (that is, typical psychopaths), end up being enraged!!! Is this not how we explain "abuse?" The individual who breaks the rules and is challanged ends up being so outraged that she/he strike out at the person who keeps the rules!! So, let FL and MI strike out; let them keep abusing the system; let them not vote in November–

    May 7, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  9. H Howard Florida

    Clinton Democrats and Obama Democrats need to remember that we all need each other in order to win the White house and prevent a Bush third term. So it is time to kill the bad words between us and start uniting. The end of our race will be over soon and everything will be worked out. Fl and Mi. Lets keep this in mind and lets stop beating each other up.

    May 7, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  10. hmmmmm.....sounds fishy

    Laura ........so sad to see you go.........but Obama has won the most of everything in the whole process........so what is your point ........with democrats like you who needs republicans

    May 7, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  11. Oregon calling -

    Obama / and ANYONE but CLINTON
    (how about DeFazio) 08

    May 7, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  12. John Smith

    I do not blame the folks in FL and MI, if they feel outraged for their votes NOT been counted. As always, people who break the rules (that is, typical psychopaths), end up being enraged!!! Is this not how we explain "abuse?" The individual who breaks the rules and is challanged ends up being so outraged that she/he strike out at the person who keeps the rules!! So, let FL and MI strike out; let them keep abusing the system; let them not vote in November–

    May 7, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  13. Tired of the circus

    I am just curious. To all of the democrats, who think the Super delegates should go against popular vote and support Hillary, are you implying that the common citizens (who are members of the democrat party) are not intelligent enough to make a decision? You would rather forgo democracy and have a select few decide for you. If that is the case perhaps having a democrat in office isn't a good idea.

    As far as Michigan and Florida, your elected officials knew in advance what the penalty would be for holding an early vote, the public knew that those delegates would not count. So those of you that did go out and vote made your decision to support your elected officials decision to not have your votes count. Don’t cry and complain to the rest of us who choose to follow the rules. Take it up with your elected officials and leaders.

    May 7, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  14. great_puubah

    Those of you who say it not the Obama is black or young but that he is arrogant, basically are saying that he is an uppity negro who doesn't know his place in the line. I think HRC should bow out and campaign just as hard for Obama as she did against him. This is not only the most decent thing to do but the most logical if she has any hope of regaining the ground she's lost among black voters. She is from NY hello!

    May 7, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  15. Aspiration

    WOW !! Signs of a desperate candidate. Florida and Michigan knew the penalties of there actions. Just live with it!!! What an example to set for the children: "If you can't win, cheat !!"

    May 7, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  16. JS

    Is it safe to say that Lonnie Davis from the Clinton campaign is the new Pastor Hagee ?

    May 7, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  17. Suzette

    Every Hillary supporter on this post must really be a republican. Cause you and her are surely trying to eleminate the democratic process for person gain. Sure does make me proud to be an american.....NOT!!!

    May 7, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  18. Cowboy Jack

    Obama cannot beat McCain w/o Hillary's supporters: older white females, Catholics, Jews, Hispanics, blue-collar workers

    There's a reason why these groups didn't support Obama and find McCain very appealing

    May 7, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  19. Sandy - PA

    Like Blackburn, Lancashire, her "case" has 10,000 holes.

    May 7, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  20. Steven

    Seriously, after seeing the way Hillary ran her campaign into the ground, does anyone really think she should be in charge of the country?

    May 7, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  21. Anon

    ITS FUNNY HOW CLINTON SUPPORTERS SAY THAT OBAMA WILL LOSE IN NOV WHEN THEIR CANDIDATE ALREADY HAS. IF HE DOES, IT WILL BE BECAUSE THEY ARE BITTER AND WILL CLING ON TO HATE AND FOOLISH MANIPULATION THAT WAS BROUGHT ON BY "THEIR" CANDIDATE. IF YOUR NOT GOOD AT SOMETHING YOU WONT WIN AT IT. IF A COMPANY DOESNT WANT TO HIRE YOU, GUESS WHAT.....YOUR FIRED! – PACK YOUR BAGS AND GO HOME.

    May 7, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  22. Spirit of America

    Superdels, listen up. Rush Limbaugh wants Obama to be the nominee. Guess why? With Barack as the nominee, McCain wins by a landslide. Just the opposite happens with a Clinton nomination. It's so simple that even Limbaugh gets it. Why don't the superdelegates?

    May 7, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  23. marianna

    Hillary no longer has a chance to be a Democratic nominee, that's too bad, since she would win with McCain. Obama wil be the democratic candidate, another one who will lose in general election in November.

    A simple arithmetics of electoral votes for the states that have their primaries run shows that, if a democratic candidate wins in the sames state as in primaries, Obama would have 223 electoral votes for his states, but Clinton would have 295 votes for her states (or 251 w/o Florida and Michigan), with 273 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

    In short, Hillary will beat McCain, whereas Obama will not. That's electability, stupid!

    May 7, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  24. Monica, Texas

    1. Hillary's stance with Mi and FLA is like her "Gas Tax Holiday" she is pandering and only cares b/c she think it will help her.

    2. Twice she has had to save her campaign from financial ruin, then how can she run the nation considering the countries economic situation.

    3. If Hillary could not defeat Obama how can she win against McCain.

    4. All canidates have baggage...However all the rep. has is a former pastor and a gaff. What is on Hillary?....Bosniagate, NAFTA, War approval Iraq, Peter Paul, Bill's record (since she is claiming that as experience), and pandering. Plus folks just don't like or trust her.

    May 7, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  25. smokey

    Hillary will eventually reach the decidion to withdraw but she ought to be treated witha great deal more respect than OBAMA supporters are giving. This lady has dedicated her life to community and for many, she would have been the better for President

    Obama supporters will need hert support and hard work if they wish to take the next step. Sometimes, they give the impression the main goal is to berat HC not to win the WH. I bet the questions from the Cafferty files begin to better balanced now that the end for her is in sight.

    I believe this fine Clinton family is deserving of so much more respect.. How quickly people forget how respected the country was abroad during the Clinton years and how well the ecomony performed.

    May 7, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
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