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. DS

    I can't believe this woman - she is so evil, selfish, canniving, and duplicitous. She is arrogant, and at bottom a condescending racist.
    There is a reason she appeals to the uneducated - they are too stupid to figure out who she really is and what she is doing.

    Somebody please get this nauseating woman off the stage and give Obama a chance to unite the party and the country.

    May 7, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  2. vote smart

    a few bad eggs are trying to ruin it fro the rest of us.

    i really do like alot of the democrats that are standing by hillary's side and i understand that there are some well educated voters who will vote for her, but there are some who are only casting a vote for her because they cannot have a black man for president, or don't understand the complexity past the talking points, or supporting the chaos theory.

    I think the country is heading in a new and better direction and the world waits in anticipation to see a steady momentum towards the person who can bring us there.

    Obama is my first choice.

    McCain was my second, but i don't think he can do enough to push the country forward anymore, so Hillary would have been my second choice.

    May 7, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  3. Heather

    I find it amusing that Clinton wants "all votes to count and all the voices to be heard" but wants the Superdelegates to cancel all those voices and votes out and select her!

    Does noone see the irony in this???

    May 7, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  4. Odysseus in Houston

    This race is over. Hillary needs to find a way to gracefully exit to retain her legacy. If she doesn't and decides to proceed to the "nuclear option" of fighting to the convention, she will forever have the albatross of sabatoging the Democratic Party hanging around her neck. How narcissistic.................

    May 7, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  5. Kavin

    Our Next President is Hillary R. Clinton !

    Please seat Florida and Michigan delegates.

    Go Hillary !

    May 7, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  6. JRC

    The DNC can't GIVE her the nomination! HRC, your desperation is showing.

    May 7, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  7. Hotlanta

    It is time for Hiliary to stop starking the campaign. She may need counseling to help her let go.

    May 7, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  8. Ron L

    ONE OTHER THING...

    Everyone in Michigan and Florida need to CHILL. You will be seated BUT you will NOT determine who wins... I live in Michigan and I FIRMLY believe since our states broke the rules we do not deserve to make the final desicion.
    People in Michigan and Florida need to understand that IF Howard Dean were to buckle there is NOTHING to prevent states from doing anything the feel like doing the next Primary season 4 years from now.

    That is why Howard Dean and the DNC MUST stand firm and while seating the delegates they can't effect the final results. They aren't punishing Florida and Michigan they are perserving what little bit of order they have in the Democratic Party.

    May 7, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  9. D.T.

    Blame your State not the dem canidates for the situation in Mich & Fla.
    quit crying your votes will count in Nov. Your states vilated the rules they agreed to abide by.

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

    No offense, it's not Hillary or Obama's fault FL and MI broke the rules. It is unfair to them that they don't get the delegates they deserve though and that is why I'm for a re-vote or allocate the delegates.

    Another thing is, I'm not sure why Obama supporters are so against it. It's not like Obama won't get delegates out of this, he would be even closer to the 2025. Overall though, I believe it's fair that the voters have their votes counted because it's part of the U.S and they deserve to be counted despite their officials breaking the rules.

    May 7, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  11. dm

    I can't take Clinton lies anymore, just end it!

    May 7, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  12. Hotlanta

    She is NOT more electable–the primaries have already show that–GET REAL!

    May 7, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  13. noemi in los angeles

    Clinton is trying to bend the rules to her favor, but it's not going to work.

    May 7, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  14. cory,fl

    everyone say the rulse, the rules, the rulse, thats cause its not their vote, i hate to brake it to everyone not in florida, you see in florida the rebulicans changed the date becuase they controlled the state congress and the dems did not have enough vote to do anything about it, so you punish the people who couldnt do anything about it, you punish the democratic leaders in florida becuase they couldnt do anything about it, that makes sence, so come november we will punish the DNC because they are responsible for my vote

    May 7, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  15. 4 MORE YEARS OF BUSH

    FL & MI, you would rather see McCain in the White house with the continuation of the Bush policies then to see real changes because your candidate didn't win. Sorry YOUR representatives didn't play by the rules, they are the ones you should be mad at.

    May 7, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  16. Independent99999

    Hill and Bill – Go on a long vacation and disappear from the public. Save us all from your lies, bickering, sneakily moving goal posts, kitchen sinks, bin laden ads, pony gas tax holiday etc.

    May 7, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  17. John McCain

    Democrats are so weak! I love this!

    May 7, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  18. Washington girl

    It's too late for that Hillary...Florida and Michigan shouldn't be angry with Obama or Clinton. They should be angry with their own state leaders who screwed them over by not following the rules of the game.

    May 7, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  19. Nav

    BARACK OBAMA 2008

    May 7, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  20. Matt

    Tim and co. Too funny. Y'all have lost your mind.

    May 7, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  21. Shane

    I THOUGHT WE WERE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHICH MEANS ALL 50 STATES. ALL CANDIDATES AGREED NOT TO CAMPAIGN IN THOSE STATES. IT WAS UP TO THE CANDIDATES IF THEY WANTED TO KEEP THEIR NAMES ON THE BALLOTS.

    May 7, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  22. Brad

    "We believe Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina play a unique and special role in the niminating process. And we believe the DNC's rules and its calendar provide the necessary structure to respect and honor that role. Thus we will be signing the pledge to adhere to the DNC approved nominating calandar."

    You can not make this stuff up. This is the response from Clinton and her campaign in regards to the decision to not seat the Michigan and FLorida delegates. Of course this was prior to her falling behind drasically in the dlegate count throughout the primary season.

    May 7, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  23. sharon

    We won't vote for Obama because he may beat Hillary or because of pride. We won't vote for him because he is very arrogant and has no business being President of the U.S.

    May 7, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  24. BGIV in NC

    Now that all the factors that did not matter in the beginning seem to matter and because she can't win in an honest way, it's time to do the Clinton two step – back room deals with threats.

    May 7, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  25. cory,fl

    i'm telling everyone right now if florida dont count then they will lose florida, and dont give me that split vote and divide it up, i mean count the vote

    May 7, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
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