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. wake me up when it's over

    Please, please, pick me, pick me! I'm the best, I really am! I'm the best and the smartest and people really love me! Please, please, pick me! (for two hours).


    May 7, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  2. Emma CA

    To HOmi: Votes in the Primary election do not count as electoral votes. If I am misinformed about this, will someone please set me straight.

    Indeed, where is the evidence that Hillary can beat the Republican candidate? Polls are not hugely accurate predictors prior to the nomination of a candidate. There is some evidence that the Republican Party is rife with anti-Clinton members and will give $$$$ to prevent her from being elected.

    I am not aware of the GOP reflecting that kind of animosity toward Barrack Obama.

    May 7, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  3. Travis-NC

    She needs to get over and it and move on. We won't win in November with this party becoming more and more divided thanks to her refusal to quit, despite the fact that she cannot win pledged delegates, states won, or popular vote. MI and FL broke the rules, move on, and come back in November. Blame it on your governor not a nominee.

    May 7, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  4. The New Spoiler

    Stay in this as long as possible Hillary! Bloody Barack so much that he loses in November so you can run in 2012!

    Remember, this isn't about the nation or "we the people," it's about you!

    Never give up!

    HILLARY 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  5. California Girl

    Fight till the end. Go Hillary!

    May 7, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  6. Sore loser

    I'm sorry as childish as it may sounds Hillary is a sore loser! She is behind in everything except for superdelegates and that lead is only by 10, she would rather destroy the party for her own political gain.

    And again, I don't understand either why she and her supporters blame Obama for FL and MI, I SAY IT AGAIN AND PLEASE HEAR ME!!!


    May 7, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  7. Sad

    I don't blame Hillary – I blame the American people for buying into her string of lies, spin, and pandering. How about finding someone who actually believes what they are saying?

    "The great thing about Democracy is that people tend to get what they deserve" - paraphrased George Bernard Shaw

    May 7, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  8. CA Chris

    Not even back room deals can save her.

    May 7, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. Paul

    The fat lady has done an encore and gone to bed! Time to get behind Obama if there's to be any chance of a Democrat in the Oval Office.

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

    hillary ,please step aside for the good of the country,i believe obama will be far better for america in the sense that young people will be energize to play there part by joining the military

    May 7, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  11. Tobias

    Sentor Clinton will keep fighting because she knows if Obama is the nominee he will lose. He is a lying hypocrite who isn't qualified to be president. Nobama not now not ever.

    May 7, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  12. Justin

    Hillary can't win with respect, she can only win if she convinces the DNC to ignore their rules and make FL/MI count. Her campaign has no money and that should tell us something about her econmics, ie also her gas tax plan. The Repubs hate her and if she's the candidate, they'll vote in huge numbers. She & Bill will try anything to get power, but it's Obama and she should consider what's best for the party and go home.

    May 7, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  13. Bill-Ind

    Since all the HRC supporters are hellbent on allowing the party elders to merely "annoint" a winner based upon their personal "guess" as to who is "more electable", why not just get rid of the whole primary process in totality forever and merely delegate that role to the party elders?

    May 7, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  14. Kavin

    Please seat Florida and Michigan delegates NOW !!!

    Go Hillary !

    May 7, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  15. mike

    At this point-shes simply destroying the party of Jefferson and Kennedy-
    Greed -something neither of these 2 men knew-

    They loved their country before themselves

    May 7, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  16. Spartacus Levi

    Cat, you need to stop global warming. Turn the gas off and walk to the polling booth in November for Barack! Else, don't waste my time with your inane comments.

    May 7, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  17. sharon

    You Obama supporters are such whiners! Clinton is by far the best candidate! I don't know how you can objectively think that he has run a positive campaign. Enough of your derogatory comments about the Clintons.

    May 7, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  18. Y

    I just finished watching the CNN live video of Hillary Clinton speaking at her fundraiser. I saw a man jump on a table with a sign saying, "Obliterate Iran? Apologize." Authorities had him taken away. It's been a hard day for Hillary. If I were her I would wake up and smell the coffee and bow out gracefully.

    May 7, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  19. jennym

    Homi -- Your numbers are nuts. Just because you win in a primary does not mean you will win the state in the general election . NOT AT ALL . So that argument is totally bogus much like the rest of Clinton arguments. The general election you just start all over .

    May 7, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  20. 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

    May 7, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  21. Rhonda T.

    "She refused to say if she won any commitments from any undecided superdelegates."

    Means she didn't otherwise ew would have heard about it. The superdelegates have already decided, just haven't made it public.

    May 7, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  22. kiran

    Please vote for Hillary !

    We need you !!!

    Hillary '08

    Go Hillary !

    May 7, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  23. Kim, Dallas, TX

    Wonder what the new spin will be for her reasoning? She is a mess, dividing and destroying our party. I find it frustrating when people say that Obama cannot win. I happen to be a middle aged, white, educated female and I am very happy to say I back Obama 100%. His is a campaign of integrity and not mud slinging and divisiveness. I could not in good conscience vote for HIllary. Although, the Democratic party needs to win, I would let go of my frustrations if HIllary were somehow to influence the superdelegates to disregard the popular/electorate vote and vote her in. We need our country to get back on track and there is no way that McCain will take us there. I believe he is a good man and personally I like him better than Hillary, but there is too much that we need for the common person to vote Republican this fall. So, no matter what I will vote Democratic.

    Hillary supporters need to take a look inside and decide what is most important for our country. Falling for their pride and not voting for Obama just because he beat Hillary, or deciding that what their true beliefs are are what our country needs at this critical time in our history. Take some time to think before reacting to disappointment. I know I have after Pennsylvania.

    May 7, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  24. jbs

    she should just give it up!! It takes a "real" woman to admit defeat.

    May 7, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  25. Sharon Minnesota

    Just got to say after reading the Rush Limbaugh posts from the Obama people. This guy fits right in with your crowd. Hillary Clinton is decent and you are not.

    And by the way, the smug belief that the defecting democrats will come home to Barack Obama before the GE is a complete farce. Like whistling in the dark through the grave yard of Obama's candidacy.

    Democrats are not loyal but you can bet your bippy that Republicans are. Your new crossovers will leave you in the lurch in November along with the kids and the independents.

    Hillary or McCain in 08

    May 7, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
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