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. Hillary all the way

    Even if it means I have to write her name in on my ballot in November. Never Obama and not McCain – Hillary '08.
    Write – In Hillary!

    May 7, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  2. Kirk

    I'm From Michigan , Obama And his Campaign BLOCKED The Re-vote Here In Michigan . He Will Not Get My Vote . If He makes it To the General Election . I Feel The Democratic Party Has Given Us A Bad Choice If Obama Gets The Nomination , And I Will Vote For Sen. John McCain !!!!. I'd Rather Have 4 Years Of John McCain As President , Than 1 Day Of Obama !!!

    Obama Has Pissed Off This Michigan Democrat !!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  3. toni vierra

    IT IS SO CLEAR THAT SHE PUTS HER SELF FIRST WHEN SHE CLAIMS TO GIVE PEOPLE A FEW DOLLARS ON GAS TAX HELP. BECAUSE THEY NEED THE HELP SO BAD BUT THE FIRST SENTENCE OF HER VICTORY OR SO CALLED VICTORY SPEACH. SHE IS ASKING PEOPLE FOR MONEY .SHE IS JUST SELFISH AND CAN NOT ADMIT A LOST SO SHE IS GRASPING AT ANY STRAW SHE CAN FIND.

    May 7, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  4. It's Our Turn!

    Why is Obama being blamed for the mess that Florida and Michigan find themselves? You can't change the rules of the game because you aren't winning.

    McClinton is running the campaign that the "old dude" will use after she realizes her math "doesn't add up".

    I'm sure his supporters are laughing their way the the White House!

    May 7, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  5. Debra

    So Hillary stays in, all primaries are completed, all if not most super delagates have advised who they are backing, Obama is ahead, at that time, what will Hillary do? I think that is the fear of many. I have no problem her staying in the race but at what point will it end. We can't do the Clinton math but going by the rules of the DNC. When will it all end and will we be in one piece at that time.

    May 7, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  6. me

    Why won't you talk about peter paul vs. hillary clinton case

    May 7, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  7. George

    The Chairman of the DNC should sit with Hillary and have her outline her strategy for getting the required number of delegates. Should she be unable to present a credible argument, supported by facts and numbers, she should be presented with a dignified exit route. To allow a foregone conclusion to extend further, can only serve to get the worst out of Senator Clinton, as she will, out of desperation, be forced to be nastier than she has been.

    May 7, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  8. OBAMA CANNOT WIN IN NOVEMBER!!!

    OK CNN ANY TIME THAT ANYONE SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR GUY YOU LEAVE THEM IN MODERATION!

    DO YOU THINK THIS IS FAIR?

    OH WHAT THE HELL YOU GUYS ARE NOT FAIR ANYWAY!!!!!!!

    YOU HAVE PROPPED UP THIS NOBODY FROM THE START BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT McCAIN CAN BEAT HIM!!!!!!

    SOME OF US ARE ON TO YOU!!!!!!!

    WHAT A BUNCH OF FAKES!!!!!!!

    I SUPPORT HILLARY!!!!!!!! GO ALL THE WAY GIRL!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  9. Innumerate misandrist

    Math tells me that Obama would still win even if they seat the FL and Michigan delegates, but I don't belive it. Math is controlled by men.

    May 7, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  10. NoBubbaGump

    I have voted Democrate most of my life... and if it comes down to Obama vs McCain, I'm going with McCain. The people of this country voted for an ignorant fool not once, but twice. Now, the opposite end of the spectrum is going to do the same thing.

    Why is it that all the Black people vote for Obama? It is wise to say that all colors are voting for him, but something like 90% of the blacks are voting for him. Sounds like a racist bunch of people to me.

    Cant wait to see how Rev Wright hosting the Soal Train Dance Awards LIVE from The White House.

    May 7, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  11. EB

    Rush should be arrested for some kind of voter fraud conspiracy. The right to vote is nothing to play with. Many people have given their life for women and minorities to have the right to vote. People that did this should lose their right to vote! How can we trust the system to be honest when people glorify in this kind of behavior!

    May 7, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  12. Bill

    Count the Florida and Michigan votes. Every American should have a vote in this election.

    May 7, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  13. voter

    Obama-2nd Carter Term

    May 7, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  14. neutral place

    all states in USA should have the vote. Otherwise the election is not valid.

    May 7, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  15. Zagazaw

    WHAT WE ARE FACING IS FOUR GROUP OF PEOPLE, ONE GROUP THAT LOVE CLINTON, THE OTHER LOVE OBAMA, ONE GROUP WHO DISLIKE CLINTON, AND ONE GROUP WHO DISLIKE OBAMA.

    MY PLEA TO THE GROUP THAT HATE THE OTHER CANDIDATES IS THIS. IS YOUR HATE FOR OBAMA STRONGER THAN YOUR LOVE FOR HOPE, DREAM, AND CHANGE?
    LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS THE WAR HAS PUT THE COUNTRY IN A VERY BAD SITUATION, AND TO CONTINUE THE WAR WILL KEEP AMERICA GOING DEEPER AND DEEPER IN THE HOLE. McCain promise to continue the war, and though he might have experience he promise to continue bush policy, what shall we DO?

    May 7, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  16. David, Santa Rosa, CA

    I'm a precinct captin for Obama... C'mon Hillary fans... you are soooooo welcome to get on this bus.

    She fought a GREAT fight, but it's over now. It's time for us Dems to take it to the GOP!

    How I love America!

    May 7, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  17. karen

    I find it sad that the demicatic party is not working together at this time. I feel in my heart and soul that Hillary Clinton is the one person who can honestly turn this country around, get the respect of those countries thar have been fed up with us, and stop the tearing down of this country.
    I find it sad that those people who hate the Clintons and vote for Obama will not be there in the fall. I can't help but feel that those people who have voted for Obama in the primaries will either not vote at all or vote for McCain.
    Don't get me wrong, I think that with a few years behind him Obama will be a great President, just not right now.
    Hillary is the best choice for right now, why can't people see this?

    May 7, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  18. John

    You Obama whimsies! Since when did Obama have the authority to dictate whose vote to be counted or not.USA is not an empire,unless obama's whimsical change is in the direction!

    May 7, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  19. The most intelligent blogger

    EVERYONE MUST BE GIVEN A VOTE/VOICE FOR THIS SYSTEM TO WORK.

    May 7, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  20. Bitter Surburban voter

    If the old ladies wanna go, LET THEM!

    May 7, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  21. Jazzd 4 Obama

    BubbaGump,

    Your true colors are showing! Shame on you. Are you bitter?? Kinda sounds like you are on Hillary's math team. My advise to you . . . STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  22. K Rove

    She made her point. Pelosi is now saying that she needs to stay in the race. Good for her. we don't want the Obama fanatics to control our government.

    No bama in 08. Hillary or McCain.

    May 7, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  23. freeman troche, atlanta

    B.O. for prez cool! NOW IT'S UP TO THE SUPER D'S.THEY ACT LIKE THEY NEED BILLERY'S APPROVAL TO CHOOSE.

    May 7, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  24. Sharon from Virginia

    The commentators on CNN have been saying "The superdelegates need to support the will of the people". The WILL of the people must also include the voters will from Florida and Michigan. 50 states need to select a candidate, not 48. The "math" looks different if Florida and Michigan are included.

    Why can't we let this primary run it's course, and STOP the bullying. I had to turn the Larry King Live show off tonight - don't want to listen to the one-sided arguments and the pressure. Let the contest finish naturally - the Democrats will have a candidate that they can rally around. Then focus on the general election.

    May 7, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  25. Bayou Joe

    Don't blame the Republicans for the mess you Demos find yourselfs in, The Obama phenomenon took the DNC by surprise. Hillary was supposed to be the nominee and had she been allowed to expose him earlier. She would have this wrapped up. Hillary is the only one that can beat McCain.

    Obama is damaged goods. Blame Wright and Ayers, not the Republicans or HIllary.

    May 7, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
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