May 7th, 2008
06:30 PM ET
7 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. Ardnuas

    She AGREED the FL and MI votes would NOT count ( WHEN SHE WAS WINNING) ........ Force her to obey the rules..........The other 48 states obeyed the rules..... Don't allow this SICK women to destroy the Democratic Party !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  2. mike

    I voted in FL and I want my vote to count.

    The DNC rules for proportionally dividing delegates is what has caused this mess.

    May 7, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. Shawn

    Tim,

    Who's going to win the superbowl this year? I've been looking for a good psychic for a while now, you must be him.

    I can do it too, watch:

    Mr. Obama will win the election for the Dems.
    Mrs. Clinton will lose the election for the Dems.

    Clean and simple. Super delegates need to decide what end
    result they want.

    May 7, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  4. kathleen,retired Professional w/woman for obama

    I am sick of Hillary. Two hours swindling the votes for superdelegates
    her way. This is getting ridiculous. Pleeeeze Clintons go away!!!!

    May 7, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  5. concerned officer

    Mrs. Clinton, put down the kitchen sink,....that's right...put it down,.....slowly,.........slowly,.............atta girl,..........it's over........it's all over.

    May 7, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  6. daniel katz

    Gee Tim, can I borrow your crystal ball. There are some stocks I'd like to buy. How do you know who will or won't win. Several months ago, prior to Iowa, Hillary was supposed to win it all, the TRADITIONAL way. (ie, win more delegates).

    May 7, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  7. No Hillary

    Sorry Hillary, there i sno more case for you ... this is the end of the rope. But, if you want to fight on ... let's get it on ... defeats in further states are waiting for you.... Time to let the ego and hard feelings go and look WHAT OUR COUNTRY NEEDS.

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

    The NY Times which tends to be pro Hillary did an acurate numbers count today. Even if the Hillary minions completly manipulate the DNC, and all of the illegal Florida and Michigan votes are criminally handed to Hillary on a silver platter. Hillary would STILL LOSE both the popular vote and the delegate count! It truly makes you think that Hillary is working towards a McBush victory so that she can rebound and run in 2012.

    May 7, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  9. is it necessary

    i hope she has gone to tellv them that she not ready to lead on day one. hill pls go home and dinner w/ that idiotic and big loser rush lumburg

    May 7, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  10. Pete from Nova Scotia

    Obama has won. He is and will be the best thing to happen to the US. She cannot catch him without doing something very slimy which will give the election to McCain.

    Stick a fork in her, she's done.

    May 7, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  11. Cat

    I am a resident of FLORIDA. Our vote was not heard when President Bush was voted in & again FLORIDA VOTE DOES NOT COUNT. This is one democrate that will not waste my GAS to vote in FLORIDA

    May 7, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  12. NANA

    HILLARY AND BILL ARE TOO STUBBORN AND TOO MUCH OF ELITISTS TO EVER THINK IT A POSSIBILITY THAT THEY COULD LOSE.IT IS NOT IN THEIR NATURE SHE WOULD SELL HER SOUL AND THAT OF HER FAMILY TO WIN.LEARN HOW TO STAY HOME RAISE A GARDEN GO ON VACATION WITH BILL TAKE LIFE EASY YOU'RE LIKE ME 60 YEARS OLD CHILL OUT AND WAIT FOR CHELSEA TO MARRY AND MAKE YOU A GRANDMOTHER .

    May 7, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  13. Neutral

    Obama is the POLARIZER!!!! Stay Hillary!!!! Working Americans wanted you to stand up for them, not elitist Obama and his ultra liberal supporters and students who doesn't know what real life is all about.

    May 7, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  14. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Please don't bash Hillary, she's fought a hard race and all democrats need her support. She will bow out gracefully when the superdelegates once the superdelegates do their job.

    May 7, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  15. L MIAMI FLORIDA

    COUNT OUR F FLORIDA VOTES !

    HILLARY ==YOU JUST HANG IN THERE GIR !

    PRETTY SOON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL KNOW THE REAL -

    D O W N L O W " B A C R A C K " ??????????

    May 7, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  16. Laura

    She is not destroying the party, I want her to continue!! Hillary Clinton is the person for me and the strength of this country. I am so ashamed to call my self a democrat after the disloyalty this party has shown her. If Obama wins the nomination I will be voting for McCain and will change my party preference to independent. I can not vote or support a man who claims he has the experience and love to run this country when he can’t even manage to speak about or state what he really stands for. Nothing but complete and utter ignorance on his part and I for one do not trust him nor believe in him, despite what others are saying not all educated voters are voting for him. I am a proud and educated Latina who is choosing NOT to vote or support him.

    May 7, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  17. I'll Wait For The Movie

    "Hillary is evidently hoping to earn a lot of money by writing a book about her campaign, and that's why she doesn't want to bring it to a close yet."

    I can't wait to read "Hillary Clinton: How to Not Win the Nomination, and Destory Your Party in 24 Easy Steps"

    May 7, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  18. joe

    democratic party is the party of inclusion?it seems like it only good for one set of people,now that some people see it clearly that someone different rather than the usual is the nominee,they just cant stand it,it makes me sick,they only care for the short term goal

    May 7, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  19. Ron L

    There are only two reasons to stay in the race....

    1) PRIDE and EGO..

    2) Technically Barack still doesn't have the final number required.

    BUT..the reality is SHE CANNOT WIN without a MIRACLE (like picking the Lottery)

    There is ONLY ONE thing that can stop Hillary is she has to lose West Virginia and Kentucky!! If these voters decide that this has gone on long enough and vote for Obama!!!

    WEST VIRGINIA and KENTUCKY do the Democratic Party a favor and select OBAMA even by 5% that will be enough. It's time to move on...

    May 7, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  20. ShirleyY - Seattle

    HILLARY DECIDED TO BREAK THE RULES AND CAMPAIGN IN FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN, WHEN SHE KNEW BOTH STATES DID NOT COUNT AND NOW SHE EXPECT DNC TO CHANGE THE RULES TO HELP HER WIN. HILLARY IS SELFISH AND INCONSIDERATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY,IT'S ALL ABOUT HILLARY. HILLARY DOES NOT CARE ABOUT DNC, AMERICAN PEOPLE OR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IF SHE DID SHE WOULD LEAVE NOW ,WE CAN MOVE AHEAD AS A PEOPLE AND PREPARE TO FIGHT JOHN MCCAIN. TOO MANY PEOPLE HAS GIVING THE CLINTONS TO MUCH POWER, BY SAYING OH THEY ARE FIGHTERS, NOW WE GOT TO FIGHT HILLARY TO MAKE HER LEAVE. SHE IS SELFISH AND CARE ONLY ABOUT HERSELF.

    SUPERDELEGATES PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS.

    May 7, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  21. JIM WHITTAKER

    Who was that funny person who posted Hillary's going to make a
    lot of money by writing a book about her campaign? LOL!!!

    Sure, there'll be lots of books written about this campaign, and
    some people will make a lot of money by doing so. But it will NOT
    be Hillary Clinton. The last thing we need is another ghost-written
    It Takes A Village, or another self-serving narcisisstic bio.

    The books will be written by people like Dick Morris, Carl Bernstein,
    Michael Beshloss, etc., etc. REAL writers, who will tell the REAL
    story about one of the most disasterous campaigns in history.

    And I'll be waiting to buy and read 'em!

    May 7, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  22. Bob

    Everyone who thinks that MI & FL were fair elections and therefore the delegates should be seated based on that fair vote, and who believe Hillary every time she moves the goal post and cames up with new math for this election must love the elections in Russia & Pakistan. I used to support Hillary and never understood why so many people hated her. But every time she says this stuff with a straight face and pretends to be dumb, I see her nose grow a bit more. I'm sorry to say this but I can't believe her or trust her anymore.

    May 7, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  23. JW - SF Bay Area, CA

    Hillary need so give it up with Michigan and Florida. Even every school child knows that if you cannot play by the rules, you cannot play the game. She should not even be claiming such a big victory in Michigan. When you think about it, she won 55% of the vote. Sure, that is a victory. But think about it, she only holds a 15% point lead over the second place finisher – Uncommitted

    May 7, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  24. Terms?

    Hillary Clinton: The Bush-Clinton 6th term

    May 7, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  25. A.M. Saqib

    Making a case to 'superdelegate' sounds like talking to "American Politburo"; the purpose of superdelegates should be limited to make up the difference in the end of the primaries if a candidate is short of delegates to get the nomination; like right now. Both candidates would require 'superdelegate' to vote to get the nomination. But under no circumstance 'superdelegates' should over rule the will of the party pleged delegates. I am not saying because I support 'Obama', but it is a commne sense.

    Come on for GOD sake wake up and do not be so naive. America is the second biggest democracy of the world, act like one.

    A.M. Saqib
    Houston, Texas

    May 7, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
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