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.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (547 Responses)
  1. Ron

    There is no case. You lose go back to work.

    Go Obama / Edwards 08

    May 7, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  2. Not for Obozo

    I wish the media would report fairly regarding Hillary Clinton, and also ask Obama some much needed questions about his plans.

    Only 38% voted in NC!! I don't usually agree with Rush Limbaugh, but he is right about Obama being weaker against McCain. I will never vote for Obama. If he gets the nomination, I will either not vote or vote for McCain.

    May 7, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  3. milkbottle


    The court said that Hillary didn't have to testify in
    May for the Paul vs. Clinton case until after
    the November election. But if she drops out now,
    the beginning of May, wouldn't that make it possible
    for her to go ahead and now testify?
    Could be a reason to not drop out yet.

    May 7, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  4. So Oregon for Clinton

    I have every confidence in Hillary Clinton. Her tenacity in this contest for the presidency shows me that she will be able to HOLD HER OWN when she deal with foreign affairs, probably one of the most crucial areas of the presidency.

    I just can't see Obama sitting among the mid-East leaders–dictators–and making any progress in what he wants from them.

    He is very naive in his strategies–actually, I haven't see any stategies.

    I will fill out my Oregon ballot here at home tonight. We vote by mail here in Oregon.

    I will choose Hillary Clinton for president.

    May 7, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  5. John

    It is democratic to fight for the neglected,abandoned,despised et. cetra et.cetra.This world of greed and selfishness,you offer a finger and they want to chop your all arm!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  6. Robb, New York

    Hillary, please, stop this already. It's not up to anyone else but you. Are you the only one in this country that can't see the writing on the wall? You threw everything you could possibly dig up at Obama, and it didn't work. You eked by in Indiana, and got blown out in North Carolina. Even Rush Limbaugh couldn't help you. You've borrowed millions out of your own personal account just to keep this train wreck of a campaign going. And now you're asking the Democratic Party to overturn the will of the voters? Do you actually believe the people are so fickle to allow the party leaders to trample on their votes and still, in the end, vote for you? Are you so naive that you would think they would bow to your every whim and wish and do that? IT'S OVER. Please, just let it go already. Nobody's going to call for your concession; it's all up to you. You can either go out with your pride and your head held high and admit defeat, or you can continue to keep this thing going and become the epitome of the word "sore loser." If you truly care about the Democratic Party and its chances for victory this November, you will do the right thing and drop out of this race as soon as possible. Forget June or after Oregon or even after West Virginia and Kentucky. Drop out tomorrow. Spare us another day of this wretched campaign. America is ready for the main event, and they want Obama-McCain. Let's get this going. Please, Hillary, drop out. Have some pride, for God's sake, and concede.

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

    please vote for hillary, then she will be out of my state, and she won't be my senator anymore. then the rest of America can see what a lying "bleep" she really is.


    May 7, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  8. The most intelligent blogger

    Thank you Never Give Up Hillary !

    May 7, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  9. The most intelligent blogger

    There's a reason she hasn't given up. She's not a quitter. Isn't that what we need now?

    May 7, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. Ambrose, Ottawa

    I do not know why these clintons are making it a do or die to go back to the whitehouse. And since they will not be able to 'do' it, then they have to '...'

    May 7, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  11. Sandy

    If you care about substance in a presidential candidate, you're for Hillary Clinton. Listen for substance, people. Don't settle for feel-good rhetoric. We have serious problems in this country and need the most capable person we can get to lead this country.

    Don't take my word for it–compare Clinton's and Obama's views on the issues, in their own words, on their own websites. The more knowledgeable, thorough and capable person is clear.

    Hillary stays in this fight because she believes what any intelligent person should believe . . . substance matters.

    May 7, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  12. Good Grief

    Keep it up. The more you scream you won't vote for Obama, only Hillary, the Obama people become more determined not to vote for Hillary. If you are trying to trash the Dem. Party, which in turn will hurt Hillary in the future, as well as Obama, keep it up. Good job of stabbing both of them in the back.

    May 7, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  13. pat piquera

    Hillary Clinton is likely to do more good than harm for the party by continuing to the end. While there's still a contest, the Reagan democrats and those likely not to hear Senator Obama out, would most likely to listen to Hillary. Of-course, this all depends on what she says. I think the party should hear her out.

    May 7, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  14. Ziaur Rahman

    we are not going to vote for Obama in fall if he runing from Democratic party......this country will destroy if Obama is president of this country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  15. RB

    FL and MI can take their anger out on their STATE's political leaders! You voted them in. If you're not happy with how they've represented your interest, vote them out. BUT, don't get at mad at the folks who followed the rules! Give credit where credit's due: your STATE's political personnel.

    May 7, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  16. Boston for OBAMA

    The super delegates do not want to clean up Hillary's mess. Both Barack and Hillary AGREED to the rules set forth regarding Florida and Michigan. Now Mr HRC wants to change the rule so she can make another mess. They will be seated but in a fair way only. She is too wishy washy for me.


    May 7, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  17. The most intelligent blogger

    Michigan and Florida have local ballots to vote on well before November. Lets put Hillary and Obama on those upcoming tickets and see who comes out ahead. EVERY PERSON WHO VOTES MUST COUNT IF THIS SYSTEM IS GOING TO WORK ! ! !

    May 7, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  18. Copperfield

    Quote from Cory, Fl: "i'm from florida and will not vote in the fall if my vote deosnt count now, and i know of alot of people who say the same thing, but i know some say they will vote for McCain, if you dont count us now, dont count us come this fall"

    Yep, I bet three years down the line when were still in Iraq and the economy is even further into a recession, you will be thinking "Man, I'm so happy I based my vote entirely on spite!"

    May 7, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  19. Fran Says

    Here we go!

    Billary is surely pressuring the DNC with old ties and future promises. That is the way of old politics and what the new voices in America want to escape. It's un-American and the reason we find ourselves in our current position.

    It's time for the old guard to step aside and allow the will of the people to be heard and demonstrated. It's time for the next generation. We cannot afford to continue to behave and be perceived as we are. We are better than we have become.

    What has to happen before we wake up???

    OBAMA in 08 and 12!!

    May 7, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  20. Sylvia

    Hillary should finish the primary course and then leave with dignity. She knew the rules from the start regarding FL and MI. She even stated in an interview that the votes in these states would not count. Unfortunately, that was when she was considered the front-runner. The table has turned. Even Rush Limbaugh has left her standing. But then he still could be on illegal prescription drugs and suffering from confusion and hallucinations.

    To those Hillary fans who won't support Obama, why don't you switch party affiliations. To every 10 of you Obama will register 100 who will support his candidacy. You only hurt the Democratic Party when you stoop to such tactics. And this is about the DEMOCRATIC PARTY you idiots!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  21. Ken

    In a democracy, voters must be heard. The voters in Florida can't be blamed for bad decisions made by the state legislature. Of course, Florida and Michigan must be seated at the convention even if they are forced to vote present on the first round vote.

    May 7, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  22. Ross, Brooklyn New York

    Be patient my Obama friends. Hillary Clinton will step down soon enough. Hillary is trying to maintain her dignity and appear tough. It's sort of like the Bush administration. Remember how long it took for Alberto Gonzalez to step down. They were trying to play tough. The Clintons aren't dumb. They will do the right thing and support Obama.

    May 7, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  23. Boston for OBAMA

    And I take offense to Hillary praying on the people in rural America portraying them as stupid because they are uneducated and are in dire need of her flying in like wonder woman to save them from themselves.

    Talk about elitist.

    May 7, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  24. chuck mazurco

    Please Fla. keep your votes you did enough the last two elections and look where we are now.
    Best advice I can give you is whoever you think is good vote the other way!!

    May 7, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  25. Sarah Smith

    besides patholoigical liar, swindler of senior citizens (Whitewater)

    she has some serious COMPULSIVE DISORDER

    must be related to the fact that she cared not very much about her husband's philandering.. not important to her. .

    just the pursuit of her own fame, fortune, agenda..

    and SHE CAN'T LET GO!! Her grip on the THROTTLE is FROZEN!!

    A Corpse in a runaway car!

    WHO in their RIGHT MIND wants THIS (DE-MENT)ALITY running the country?

    no judgement, no savoir faire.. just pure mean blind aggression

    DOES NOT REPRESENT MY VALUES!!! money power grubbing scum!

    May 7, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22