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. Jenn in NH

    I am so sick and tired of the sexism and misogyny that has been both under the surface and blatantly displayed in this primary season. Everyone is so readily attuned to even a hint of racism but the same people turn a blind eye to overt sexism. The media has been guilt of rampant sexism in this campaign and have held the female candidiate to a much tougher standard than her male opponent. It is so sad that our nation remains so sexist in the year 2008.
    When she campaign in NH,, a few men yelled "Iron my Shirts" at Clinton at a rally and no one seemed to care. Just imagine if a similar slight had been based on race and aimed at Obama – everyone would have been outraged..
    Well that same sexism has carried through this campaign – both in the media, from Obama himself, and certainly from his supporters and bloggers.
    Racism is wrong and so is sexism.

    May 7, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  2. JC

    Why do these modern Democrats act like old Republicans now?

    Where was Ted Kennedy today?

    Why didn't Obama also get invited to the meeting with Nancy Pelosi today?

    May 7, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  3. Lori Larson

    I am so sick of people bashing Hillary Clinton. People are voting for her...people are supporting her...She should stay in till the end. All her life she has had people telling her to quit, she is a hero to all. This is not over.....it will not be over till August. Everyone just needs to get used to that fact. She is not dividing the party...people's negativity is dividing the party.

    May 7, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  4. Texas

    Hillary wishes we had "elections" like Russia. Where is Putin when she needs him?

    May 7, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  5. jimmy vekmen

    CONGRESSIONAL PRODUCER TECHINICIAN BARRETT , AN OBAMA SUPPORTER STOPPING COMMENTS AGAINST OBAMA .

    May 7, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  6. Ron

    Give Sen Clinton Mi and FL base it on the average that she won iin states which is 52 %

    Clinton 1686 + 52% of 368 = 1876
    Obama 1845 + 48% of 368 = 2021

    Go Obama / Edwards 08

    May 7, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  7. lol

    they better listen to her, obama doesn't connect with seniors, blue collar, and catholics. they are the core of the democratic party. she wins big states. obama wins big red states that will go to mccain in the general. she can beat mccain, obama can't.

    May 7, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  8. Charlotte

    Democrats for Hillary, unite and write in her name in November. We can make our voices heard......Let the DNC do their damage, we can make her the winner....

    May 7, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  9. Texas

    It's all about Hillary.
    She needs to finish her campaign for 2012 – and securing the nomination for McCain in 2008. That will open the door for her in 2012.
    It's all about Hillary.
    Why shouldn't we let her continue to ruin it for all of us?

    May 7, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  10. Westin

    What was said in the meeting? I highly doubt they were convincing her to drop out the race because the meeting would not have lasted two hours.

    May 7, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  11. Fran Says

    Here's a thought . . .

    Hillary should use some of that “testicular fortitude” to do the right thing! The fat lady has been humming for quite a while. Well, now she's singing!!

    SAVE YOUR MONEY HILLARY!

    If your supporters refuse to support Obama . . . we’re all going to need it!!!

    May 7, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  12. Ron

    BubbaGump cannot even spell SOUL must be brainwashed by Hillary

    Fear is a terrible thing to waste

    May 7, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  13. Tn Lady living in Oklahoma

    Well, according to all you Obama worshippers out there, it's over for Hillary. If that is the case, Ralph Nader will get my vote, or, for the first time I will not cast my vote – I will stay home. Thanks for all the hatred and discord you immature Obama robots have caused our party. You are causing our party to lose this election...nobody in their right mind will vote for an inexperienced person, even if he has charisma...I will not vote for him, no matter what.

    May 7, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  14. AJ

    This will be over the night of the Oregon Primary, May 20, 2008.
    Hillary will finally concede and put the Democratic party first. Clinton supporters will be upset, rightfully so, but will come home Nov. 2 and Americans can finally change this country in the right direction.

    Obama 08

    May 7, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  15. marianna

    It's about time to quit this insane race.

    So, please, give it up, Mr Obama.

    Weren't Wright and Rezko not enough for you? They were for me!

    May 7, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  16. Peter

    Anybody who thinks Clinton is more electable than Obama in the GE really knows squat about politics and should really just be ignored.
    Do the math regarding electability based on a NET 10% loss to the Democrats (if Clinton were handed the nomination from here on in) in 2008, in 2012, in 2016, in 2020, in 2024 and in 2030!
    The AA vote would abandon the Dmocrats for 30 years and nobody but nobody would ever blame them! To the Clinton supporters who "will vote for McCain" think about that very carefully, you will be Republicans for a very long time!
    The "vote for McCain Democrats" would not even begin to cover the loss of the AA vote...do the math honestly!

    May 7, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  17. APS in Hawaii

    I agree with NoBubbaGump. Obama will not win in November, no way no how. The DNC needs to stop the charade and admit that Obama is going to lose big time in November. I will never vote for Obama and I have voted for the Democratic nominee every time since 1972.

    I have to say that the news media has been so slanted towards Obama that you do not even understand the moderates any more. Obama has so much baggage that is why you want the election process to end. When Hillary brings it up, and rightfully so, the news media is the one that says Hillary is going negative. Yet, when Obama goes negative, it really is not negative, it is bringing up the facts.

    For Howard Dean: You are the worst DNC chairperson ever. Florida and Michigan should revote you dummy. You are dumber than a rock. You punish the people for actions they have no control over. You caused the party to lose, not Hillary.

    For Hillary, keep going and do not give up. Someday, America will wake up about Obama and say you were right. It is a shame that the left wing news media trounced you and would not report the news. Best wishes and God Bless. Wake UP Democrats. You are about to throw the election to the GOP!!! GO HILLARY!!!

    May 7, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  18. Marlye

    Obama Fargon 08 REV.WRIGHT SEC OF STATE

    May 7, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  19. RUBIN

    HILLARY CLINTON IS THE BETTER AND STRONGER CANDIDATE. IF THE MEDIA WOULD HAVE EXPOSED OBAMA'S HATE FOR WHITE PEOPLE EARLIER, AS HE SAT IN THE PEWS OF THE SO-CALLED REV. WRIGHT FOR 20 YEARS LISTENING TO HATE. AND REMEMBER WHAT IS A "TYPICAL" WHITE WOMEN, JUST SOME STUPID PERSON PAYING THE WAY FOR OBAMA. HE'S TAKING THE MONEY OF WHITE WOMEN, "TYPICAL" WHITE WOMEN ANYWAY. IF HILLARY SAT IN THE PEWS FOR 20 YEARS AND LISTENED TO HATE SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE A LONG TIME AGO. WAKE UP AMERICA IT IS OBVIOUS THAT HILLARY IS PICKING UP THE VOTES AND COULD HAVE DONE SO IF THE MEDIA WOULD HAVE EXPOSED OBAMA EARLIER. IF HE WAS A WHITE MAN LISTENING TO HATE SERMONS FOR 20 YEARS HE WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE. I DO NOT SEE HOW OBAMA EVEN REPRESENTS BLACK AMERICANS WHEN HIS GRANDMOTHER IS A "TYPICAL" WHITE WOMEN. WAKE UP AMERICA HILLARY IS THE BETTER CANDIDATE. SHE HAS MORE EXPERIENCE. OBAMA NEEDS TO STEP DOWN NOW. SUPERDELEGATES I HOPE YOUR READING THIS OR ARE YOU JUST THE "TYPICAL" PERSON.

    May 7, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  20. Write On

    Write in Hillary in November if Obama is awarded the nomination. He is too inexperienced to be President and with the mess our country is in we cannot afford to take another chance on an inexperienced, unspecific candidiate. Obama and his hate-filled short-sighted supporters have convinced me to stand with Hillary even if she does not become the Democratic Party's nominee. I will not support Obama or the mess created by the DNC. Obama will lose in November – he cannot win seniors, Catholics, Latinos, or blue collar workers. He will lose the vital swing states.

    Write – In Hillary in November.

    May 7, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  21. Independent99999

    Hillary is a person who cannot even honor her own words and her own signatures. Go back and check what she signed and agreed to on FL/MI when the race started.

    How could a rule changer like this even have a moral claim to Presidency ..? Oh, well it runs in the family, right?. Look no further than the impeachment scandal of Bill

    May 7, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  22. jimmy vekmen

    I SUPPORT HILLARY AND CONTINUE TO CONTRIBUTE TO HER CAMPAIGN DESPITE TED BAREETT

    May 7, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  23. Tom

    I'm getting tired of hearing people say "If Hillary got the nomination, there may be a "black out" where black people would stay home. Can she win if that happens?".

    First of all, that's racism at it's finest and it gets tiring seeing black people openly being racist without anyone saying a word about it.

    Secondly, if we reverse that and have Obama get the nomination and have a "white out" where all the white democrats stay home, do you think he'd win?

    You see how asinine and racist the first question is?

    May 7, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  24. Harerta Tesfa

    Homi,

    Speaking of the excuses the Clintonians use to reverse the people's choice, can you tell us why if Clinton has a broader base , has failed miserably to raise funds for her campaign. If Obama's base is made up only of blacks and young people (at least according to the feeble arguments Clinton presents), two groups that have NO MONEY, how is it that he has consistently outperformed her in fund raising? I could go on and on and ask questions about each of the silly arguments you guys make to reverse the will of the people, but I will answer the above one first.

    May 7, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  25. Marlye

    Can`t handle the truth. It`s easy to win if you have your own news staff.

    May 7, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
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