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. nick, texas

    I think its time to go nuclear on Billary. She is clearly a GOP plant out to destroy the Dems.

    Obama 08

    May 7, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  2. Dave, Florida

    The DNC and RNC established the rules for their primaries. If they didn't also establish consequences for not abiding by those rules, the rules would be meaningless. For those who feel disenfranchised, blame the Florida and Michigan politicians by voting them out of office. As for me, I'm an independent voter who is disenfranchised during every primary election in Florida. I believe the closed primary process only encourages extreme political agendas and is part of the reason we don't have more candidates with broader popular appeal.

    May 7, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  3. Jared Dubrino

    Gotta love the Clintons...
    Let's say you have a basketball game between two colleges. It's meant to take place at a public gym. That gym gets closed down for a code violation, so the two teams agree not to play the game. They even sign an agreement saying that they will not participate in the game.

    On the day the game is scheduled, one team – team Clinton – shows up. They start shooting the basketball though the hoop. Sometimes they miss, but they make about half of their shots.

    Later, when the standings for the teams are being calculated, team Clinton starts screaming "We won that game! It should count!"


    The Clinton Motto: CHEAT TO WIN!

    May 7, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  4. Nia

    The only reason Clinton is fighting so hard for Mi and Fl to count is cause she needs the vote, not because she wants "the voice of the American voter to be heard" she could have cared less when both states broke the rules cause she thought she was going to win. Especialy since only her name was on the ballots. So basically the only American votes that count are the ones for her....SNOB!!

    May 7, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  5. 26, white, ready to be done

    CNN I know that you are good friends with Hillary so please. Tell her to quit so that we can beat the GOP in November.....


    May 7, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  6. Cindy in California

    Hillary is in some serious debt, what I really hear her saying is she is in this race until she gets her 11.5 million back that she loaned her campaign, and all of her debts are paid off. That is the only justification I can see. It is mathematically impossible for her to be the nominee.

    May 7, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  7. NickNas



    That is all!

    May 7, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  8. susan

    Clinton should mention all the voting problems...and ESS AIS voting machine problems in many'nt Obama supporter Chuck Hagel still affiliated with McCarthy Group (ESS AIS)...loook at of problems resembles George Bush and 2000 race

    May 7, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  9. Cincinnati, Ohio

    Obama will NEVER move Hill go ahead and PUSH her out with your unfair tactics; the media pressure to drop out and not counting Florida and Michigan. If Obama wanted the votes counted we would count them or be called racists.

    We will vote for McCain superdelegates, wait and see!

    May 7, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  10. Lorraine

    If it were winner take all in delegates like republicans did....then Hillary would already be our nominee a long time ago.....I will not ever vote for Obama!!

    May 7, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  11. Proud American(republican)

    Thanks Dems! You did it to yourself's and you deserve what your about to get! McCain '08

    May 7, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  12. CR

    Obama will win the battle but lose the war. Sure, everyone likes to hear the word "change", but I for one have not heard much substance in his speeches.

    As a moderate, I think the only way he can win in November is to choose a very seasoned running mate. I would vote for Clinton first, McCain second, and Obama third. Obama's losses in the big states should be a real wake-up call. He is just a tad too liberal and way too inexperienced for the main stream.

    May 7, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  13. John

    Listen to the Speaker of the House! "The race is not over!!!!!. Speaker Pelosi ,knows what the pundits haven't a clue of.

    May 7, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  14. mcd


    May 7, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  15. Kathy

    What a travisty!! Count Florida and Michigan, they should have counted when they voted and then this entire long process would have ended a long time ago. Obama has made it clear that he doesn't want them to count. I will not vote for Obama!

    May 7, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  16. incredible

    I couldn't said it better myself msj! People just think about putting people down not realizing what damage they are doing to themselves and of course to the Dem Party. Reps are enjoying every bit of this!

    People, please think a little, think!!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  17. Tony

    The superdelegates are responsible for all this mess with Hillary. She is an ordinary politishian that is obviously loosing. What do they need more to decide. If they can not decide the party should not leave it up to them and change its stupid rules.

    May 7, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  18. Fish

    To all the people going on and on about Hillarys win in the major states of California, New York, New Jersey, etc.

    a. Obama was not running against a Republican, he was running against a fellow democrat. In the general election, if those whose heads are so far up their bums can take them out and see what is better for the party by voting for Obama when he takes the Dem. nomination, then he will have NO PROBLEM AT ALL winning those states.

    b. And in those large state losses, Obama carried the vast majority of Republicans and Independents that crossed over to vote for him in those primaries.

    c. Do you really think California, New York and New Jersey wont go Democrat this year?

    Honestly, why do you people think us young people are fed up with the political process?

    Apathetic Democrat for Obama 08

    May 7, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  19. The big O

    Watch out for the Nuclear Option. Hillary will do anything to win something sher feels she has a divine right to.
    She is trying to change the rules of the game regarding Fl and Mi.
    Give it up it is over!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  20. mark

    This is a fraud. Not seating Florida and Michigan disenfranchises voters in these states and the Dems will lose in Nov.

    May 7, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  21. Proud American(republican)

    Obama is finished thanks to the Dems.

    Vote Republican '08

    May 7, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. Never Give Up Hillary!

    Hillary stay in there. The superdelegates will go with the person who they deem will win the Presidential Election. They aren't going to sweat the primaries nor the popular vote. They want a nominee that will will the Republicans. This is the raw truth Obama followers.
    I'm 100% behind Hillary. She has been given a raw deal throughout this primary season, and I for one will not forget what the DNC and the press have done to her due to their favoritism of Obama.
    The Obama people scream when they have the slightest inkling that he has the press against him. They scream racist at the drop of a hat, I am sick of their arrogant, know it all, sickening negativity towards Hillary, Bill, their daughter, and their total lack of respect or understanding of what the Clintons have accomplished for the American people.
    You can count me out for voting for Obama because I don't trust him, believe in his vague expressions with nothing to back it up, and his nasty band of groupies.
    Hillary 08 She's gonna blow your minds, watch!

    May 7, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  23. LT for Obama

    For those people in Michigan and Florida that went out to vote, you feel that you are being disenfranchised but what about the people who listened to the local officials who said that the votes would not count so they did not vote for the democratic nominee. Are they not in fact also disenfranchised if you seat the delegates? What about the fact that Barack Obama was not even on the ballot because he followed the rules in Michigan, for those people who would have voted for him not also going to be disenfranchised?

    This whole mess is the SOLE fault of your local officials. Stop trying to blame everyone else.

    I have really had it with the lot of those who continue to blame and complain about something that was the fault of the STATE'S OFFICIALS. Grow up and take your fight to the right people.

    May 7, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  24. Bubba

    Hillary has lied to your face. Do you think she would have any qualms about lying in a BOOK ? ? ? And she will . . .

    May 7, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. Defining moment

    Just like John Stewart said ... she'll still be running after Obama's inauguration as President of the United States in January 2009.

    I have just donated to Barack's campaign for the 8th time and so far I have recruited more than 15 more new donors from my personnal contact list. It's pointless to try and go against the will of the people ...
    Yes we can!

    May 7, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
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