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.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (547 Responses)
  1. Caroline

    Cory: Give everyone on this blog a break. Florida and Michigan did not follow the rules.

    May 7, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  2. Casey | Sebastopol, CA

    If the DNC reads these articles and comments, I'd say, please – stick to the agreed upon rules. Seat them all 50/50 where they make no difference but can participate from that point forward.

    Anything else is pandering to a small child throwing a big tantrum because her game plan failed. She agreed to the rules at the time. At the time was the time to oppose them.

    Game over.

    Beyond that, until the DNC takes a stand on enforcing the rules and tells the super-delegates to "man" up and endorse now, I won't be voting for any candidate for any office unless they endorse Obama. And I won't be donating any money to the DNC or those candidates either.

    May 7, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  3. Ken

    We all know what would be said if the S.D. went to Hillary. Guess what that means. McCain in 08. Dem.'s put themselves in this mess.

    May 7, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  4. Wm

    When Hillary signed on with the DNC not to count the votes in FL & MI she did so with FULL knowledge. The DNC is NOT to blame – our Republican Governor did this to our votes! Crist is the one who moved out date, despite repeated warnings. The one to blame for your vote not counting is the Republican Party, and Charlie Crist in particular. Want satisfaction? Get rid of Crist next time around! Don't penalize our entire country by letting a republican win! Our republican governor's decision to MAKE your counts NOT count is the problem, not the DNC.

    As for Hillary...Her "blue-collar" lifestyle allows her to "loan" herself over 11 million dollars!?! I certainly don't have 2 commas in my bank account, do you? Of course, she isn't losing this money – it's only a loan that her donors will repay. Wish I could spend over 11 mil and have other people repay me.

    May 7, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  5. Alberta Brandon

    Putting herself before the party....Hillary knows that Obama is unelectable. I will not vote for him..and I am betting that white women and blue collar workers will not vote for him either. guess what..without them Dems cannot win...Oprah and her money, the national media and Hollywood are the ones promoting this
    person and the sheep are falling right in line.

    May 7, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  6. vic nashville,Tn

    Yes we will
    Hillary 08 Or Mc Cain08

    May 7, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  7. annie

    You all think it is over for Hillary, but it only takes one more thing for the biased news media to get the guts to announce and their 'precious' is history. Is this why the Rezko trial slowed down so obama's involment doesn't come out until he gets the nomination. McCain couldn't beat Hillary but he squash obama like the bug he is.

    May 7, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  8. D.T.

    Bill Clinton 2008

    May 7, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  9. Sallie Mae, Ex-Hillary Supporter

    Your article says that this took place yesterday, Tuesday afternoon!!? Golly, that Hillary sure does get around!

    OBAMA '08

    May 7, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  10. linda from South Dakota

    like most of you said,,, hillary wont win AND will do anything to win,, even if its illegal, evil,, thats her and bill,, they have always done this to get what they want and then hide it,, claim they dont have it ,, or they will shw it at a later date.. to those who want her? is this the kind of person you want? one that lies and turns things around to her advantage? Time to grow up and smell the REAL coffee here,,,, she lies obama doesnt,,, Hes proven himself over and over again,, those who want hillary dont have the GUTS to know she lies, admit it,,,, its been proven so many times,,, GO OBAMA!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  11. John San Francisco

    Why, Why, Why? I can see why Michelle Obama said, now she is finally proud to be an American.

    Just read all the rasist rehtoric comming from the Clinton Supporters.

    It because he is a Black Man. But let me say this, Barak will get the vote, but do any of the Bloggers truly think that if a White Male dominated sociaity has had its foot on the neck of African Americans for 400 hundred years, that now, this day, they will let a Black man be thier Commander and Chief?

    I fear for the Obama family . People are showing no respect for the courage of this American family, but what is previlling is the deep rooted arogance and rasist form of thinking that has prevented this country from moving forward the dream of Democracy for all. This is why many countries around the world does not trust the United States.

    May 7, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  12. Michael

    If I were Hillary, I wouldn't be especially proud of the Michigan primary results. Hers was the only name on the ballot, and she STILL only got 55% of the vote!

    May 7, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  13. Its got to be Hillary

    If Obama is truely the peoples candidate he would let the people ( Fl, MI ) vote but he only for the people when its convinient, what is he afraid of looking like a phony? ( TOO LATE).

    Clinton or McCain, I dont vote for ROOKIES, much less for cry babies.

    May 7, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  14. Robin

    From what I understand from Barack campaign that they will agree to divide delegates evenly...I read that alittle while back.

    May 7, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  15. hillshill

    Don't let the party disenfranchise minority voters in Florida and Michigan!

    Keep up the fight , Hillary!

    May 7, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  16. Casey | Sebastopol, CA

    Kathy in Florida – you are the first sane person to post on this. I hope that both Florida and Michigan are seated 50/50 where they can take part in the event.

    Kudos to you to being bold enough to stand up for playing by the rules – it is too bad your state governor let your state get into such a mess in the first place, but it isn't surprising, is it? The Republicans would like nothing better than to have Florida generate another round of "stolen" election conspiracy theory.

    May 7, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  17. Maureen

    I think the way she has run her campaign, changing messages, stealing messages from other campaigns, running out of money, mismanaging her people, going negative, lying constantly, trying to change the rules (MI & FL) only when it impacted her negatively....... add all this up. This is NOT the kind of Commander in Chief we want to run our country!

    Now look at the way Obama ran his campaign. He began on a CHANGE and HOPE message and its still his message today. CONTINUITY. He raised the most money for any presidential campaign in history, without Hillary's big-name donors. CREATIVE.
    He said it like he saw it. HONESTY. He stuck to the rules in MI and FL. CONSTANCY.

    Add it up, its not that big a mystery to see who should be Commander in Chief. Her experience as First Lady does not override his judgement and qualifications to be President. I'll take honesty over a liar any day of the week. As to the rest? The Presdient has an advisor for every subject there is........... and Congress really makes all the decisions except war, anyway.

    May 7, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  18. Alberta Brandon

    I have read all the above "trash" dummies deserve the empty suit Obama,,,personally I am moving to France...

    May 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  19. frankie

    Obama is a man who has no true long term record of what he has stood for IN AN ACTUAL POLITICAL POSITION. We should be thanking Clinton for her drive to continue forward. Time tells all truths. Don't you American people want to know EVERYTHING about the person who is to run this country, which by the way, is in great turmoil!?

    May 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  20. Nancy St. Louis

    cory in fl
    Right on! I live in Pensacola Fl and I voted for Sen. Clinton
    Obama DID block the chance to do a revote because he knew the out come .
    If Florida voters are not recognized, there WILL be a price to pay for the Dem. party.

    May 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  21. john

    FOOLS FOR HILLARY...we all know that after 35 years of deceit and lies, that she will pull out every weapon to keep her attempt to ascend to the throne of power. pure evil never stops.

    May 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  22. Dan, TX

    Do exactly the same thing the republican party did. 1/2 vote for all delegates from FL and MI. In MI Clinton gets the fraction of delegates representing the votes she received and Obama gets the the rest of the votes.

    May 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  23. Robit, NY

    Thank for your services to the Country. We're so greatful! However, your time is over. we need a new gerenation of Leaders with new ideas.

    May 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  24. Democratic no matter who wins

    How can she beat McCain if she can't beat Obama?
    And you so called Dems that woud switch party to vote for McCain will just make us all suffer another four years. You all are most likely the reason Uncle George had 8 years! Just like Hillary you are selfish and would rather let the country and your own kids suffer before trying to take a chance to heal this country. You think McSame is going to send his kids to Iraq? He rather send yours!

    May 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  25. jbs

    sharon, stop your whining!! It's mighty funny how you can tell Obama to play nice when Hillary has done anything but. And if there was anything that you didn't agree with that came out of Obama's camp, it was in response to some dirt Hillary threw on him. She by no means has run a clean campaign. I just pray the Democratic party can come together soon and she hasn't destroyed it.

    And like Paul said: The fat lady has done an encore and gone to bed!


    May 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
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