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. ladyspc

    Obama has the lead in popular votes and pledge delegates. If the super delegates give the nomination to Clinton it will split the democratic party and we will have 4 more years of Bush politics. The democrats can not win without the african american votes which went to Obama. It is time for the clintons to go home.

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. jm

    It bothers me when people in this day and age write:
    "Mr. Obama will lose the election for the Dems.
    Mrs. Clinton will win the election for the Dems."

    What is the reasoning behind this type of a comment? She guy is winning because people are behind him....that simple.

    The only reason for these type of comments that i can think of is that he's BLACK. And i thought that we were living in the 21st century.

    But at the end of the day we the NON-WHITE people cannot help but feel sadness for our selfs.

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  3. An Agnostic Democrat

    Sharon;

    Bippy? No wonder you are voting for Hillary. That saying is as stale as Hillary and then some ... Like from Rowan and Martins Laugh-In. No wonder she wears all those ridiculous outdated pantsuits and you follow her and drink the Clinton cocktail from the 90s.

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  4. Sandy

    If you care about substance in a presidential candidate, you're for Hillary Clinton. Listen for substance, people. Don't settle for feel-good rhetoric. We have serious problems in this country and need the most capable person we can get to lead this country.

    Don't take my word for it–compare Clinton's and Obama's views on the issues, in their own words, on their own websites. The more knowledgeable, thorough and capable person is clear.

    Hillary stays in this fight because she believes what any intelligent person should believe . . . substance matters.

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  5. Zion

    If Hillary does this, I am done with her as a woman and as a politician.

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  6. greg

    The Hillary Clinton sycophants posting on this blog are the MOST DELUSIONAL people on the planet, at this moment. Hillary Clinton is NOT a better candidate against John McCain than Obama, she WILL NOT win the nonination, the FLA and MI delegates will NOT be seated according to how Hillary Clinton says they should be. This woman is EVIL. She is the poster child for the National Narcissistic Personality Disorder Foundation! Enough already!!! Superdelegates - grow a spine and END THIS THING! Drive a stake through the witch's heart, chop off her head, expose her to the light of day, do SOMETHING, ANYTHING to deliver the country from the curse of this UNDEAD THING, Shrillary!

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. Hotlanta

    Monica Lewinsky 2008

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  8. corey S

    I think we all have short term memory cause didn't we all expect Obama to win North Carolina anyway by like 25 points? Why is this such a big deal for him to win another red republican state cause the republicans are going to win North Carolina in the general election anyway. Winning Ohio and Pennsylvania for the democrats are much bigger wins than winning North Carolina! ** HILLARY '08 **

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  9. D.T.

    sensorship is unamerican and my comments had nothing wrong with it SO I WILL SAY IT ONE MORE TIME GET OUT THE CRASH CART CLINTON HAS FLATLINNED SHE IS DONE ITS OVER MICH AND FLA GET OVER IT VOTE IN NOV OBAMA IS GOING TO BE THE NOMINEE

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  10. Sara from Arizona

    Power hungry, delusional woman. Obama 08'

    May 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  11. mad

    i just wont vote if hilary isnt the nominee for president. i wont vote for macain hes like bush for the rich. i voted in mi and i want my vote to count dont like obama he went to that church for a long time and knew what that man was preaching and he still stayed. hillary is ready on day one the clinton yrs were good

    May 7, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  12. noemi in los angeles

    Jackson May 7th, 2008 7:25 pm ET

    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.
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    Jackson, you are a man/woman of reason when it comes to blame. It is neither Hillary or Obama's fault, but the blinded people still think it is. The reality is that it's the own state's political figures that allowed this disenfranchisement to occur. I don't necessarily think a re-vote is possible, as it has already been brought up, and the answer was "No, impossible." I am not afraid of a re-vote, I am sure Obama would win those states as well. Think about it, when FL an MI had their elections, Hillary was the only candidate on the ticket and received roughly 52% of the votes. Wouldn't you think she would have made a sweep?? And this is when Obama wasn't even known in America. Now, can you imagine if they did a re-vote after everyone knows Obama and now Obama on the ticket? God knows that Clinton is praying to get the votes of the elderly and Latinos in Florida, this is the only reason she is pressing for a re-vote. FL and MI: Clinton doesn't care about you, really, she only wants your vote that will push her into Power. Hasn't she lied and financed herself all the way through the primaries. She's a good candidate and had my full support a year ago, but things change and I saw the real Hillary through her Republican-style campaign. Thanks, but no thanks. Anyways, even if they counted Clinton's votes casted in FL... she would STILL be behind Obama:

    Delegates – Votes
    Needed = 2,025

    Obama 1852
    (MI and FL included) = 16,556,309
    (MI and FL excluded) = 15,980,095

    Clinton 1690
    (MI and FL included) Votes = 16,452,337
    (MI and FL excluded) = 15,253,042

    End of argument. Thanks!

    May 7, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  13. Karen - Branson MO

    I think superdelegates are waiting to hear Barack Obama also before they decide.

    I'm furious that she has instigated Florida and Michigan people to whine about disobeying the rules then wanting their votes to count as they stand. I knew something was up when she didn't remove her name in Michigan like all the other candidates did.

    Voters will either go with Democratic or Republican platforms. If people are voting for anything other than that...then it's NOT informed voting on issues...that's kind of how Bush trashed this country to start with isn't it?

    And she didn't win all the big states. She won Texas primary, Obama won Texas caucus...so to me that's a tie. And she only won big states by using VERY questionable tactics instead of her own record.

    If she got any of those commitments, she'd be bragging about it, not staying quiet.

    May 7, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  14. P in New York

    If you are a Fl or MI voter and you want it to count... VOTE OUT YOUR STATE REPS THAT MOVED UP YOUR PRIMARY AND BROKE THE RULES, then VOTE IN PEOPLE WHO WILL FOLLOW THE RULES IN THE NEXT ELECTION PRIMARY.

    Your argument that your votes should count, has got to be the farthest from logic and reasoning that I have ever seen. Typical Clinton supporters – they, like her, will do anything to get what they want. What a bunch of selfish 5#!7%!

    May 7, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  15. Kaci

    This is what you get when you get an unintelligent electoracte. Michigan and Florida broke DNC rules. They KNEW over a year ago by pushing their primaries up, their delegates wouldn't count. That is between the democratic leadership and voters of the individual states. Obama nor Clinton hade anything to do with it. Read people. Quit mouthing off to show your ignorance when you won't even bother reading the facts. You don't get to benefit from breaking the rules. And I offer this – if a single delegate from either state is counted, John Edwards should immediately file a lawsuit. Who knows what his chances would have been if there were valid primaries in either state. But it is a moot point, BECAUSE THE DELEGATES DON'T COUNT, THE STATES BROKE THE RULES. Period.

    May 7, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  16. Mary

    Hillary Clinton is doing the right thing in regard to the voters of Michigan and Florida. There would not have been so much CHOAS if the top Democratic VIP's had been doing their job. It was not the voters of Florida and Michigan that changed the election date but the state legislatures. Obama and his supporters did not want these elections to count because they would have lost and Senator Clinton would be ahead in actual votes of the citizens. Just this action by the Obama camp shows what a hyprocrite he is. Maybe all the elections where voter fraud has been discovered should be thrown out. Just Tuesday, 5 cases of Obama supporters doing dirty were discovered and all Obama said he was sorry. He is Sorry. The Democratic Party needs new leadership.

    May 7, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  17. Independent

    If the Super Delegates want to win in November, they should tell, not ask , Clinton to get out now. She is like a dog with a bone, snapping and growling at anyone who dares cross her demands. OBAMA 08

    May 7, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  18. Charlotte

    DS...It is people like you that will make us Clinton supporters vote for McCain. Thank you for reaffirming my reason for voting for McCain in November..

    May 7, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  19. LAUREN-Ex democrat

    COUNT MY VOTE!!!

    I VOTED IN FLORIDA AND I DONT THINK THAT PEOPLE'S VOTES IN GUAM SHOULD COUNT AND NOT MINE. I PAY TAXES AND HAVE BEEN A LIFELONG MEMBER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. NO ONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE MY VOTE AWAY.

    IF MY VOTE IS NOT COUNTED I WILL VOTE FOR RON PAUL AND LEAVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOREVER !!!

    May 7, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  20. SEC, NC

    The whole ancient debate about the "big states" is a flawed strategy. Both of the most recent presidential elections had George W. Bush carrying mostly small states; remember he won both times by carrying mostly small states and the democrats carried most of the large ones!! The first presidential race may have been flawed but the theory still applies. His approval rating now is 25-30% (I'm pretty sure it's 29% but correct me if I'm wrong); do you honestly think that a majority of the people these small states and going to vote for McCain who represents a third term of Bush? I don't think so.

    Hillary needs to shut up and get out while the democrats have a chance to get a landslide victory over McCain. She's been defeated and there is no logical way to accept the votes from MI if Obama wasn't on the ballot. If you seat FL, it helps Hillary but she would still essentially be defeated.

    Regardless, how many more millions of dollars can she afford to continue to lend her campaign?

    Go Obama '08

    May 7, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  21. Steve, NJ

    Sharon Minnesota, your name is plastered on every CNN blog, spouting endless Clinton bias as if you have nothing better to do all day. Give it a rest already.

    May 7, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  22. SF Bay Area

    I don't understand how the Hillary supporters do not see how she is dividing the party. Unbelievable.
    We NEED a Democrat in the office come November no matter who it is. Do your research people- Obama and Clinton are not that different in policies.

    May 7, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  23. Ted:Canada

    Super Delegates or Inferior Delegates

    It is in the hands of the so called Super Delegates. If this falls apart it will be their indecision that caused it not Clinton and not Obama.

    Your lack of action, one way or the other will be the cause of the dire consequences that awaits. You will have no one else to blame!

    Personally I think you are all cowards!

    You know the differences in policy – you understand the issues of gender vs race – you know how the political is going. What are you waiting for? If the average American can make a decision. What is your problem?

    If you are waiting to see what changes or who wins before you decide so you can be on the winning side – then you are truly a coward and should be stripped of you super delegate designation. You are truly Inferior

    My hats off to those of you who have the courage to pick NOW!

    May 7, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  24. Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz

    I love Hillary and totally agree with her platform...
    She lost...
    I can't vote for Obama even though his platform is very similar to Hillary's...
    So I will vote for McCain whose platform is the total opposite of Hillary...

    If I only had a brain...

    May 7, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  25. Karen - Branson MO

    P.S. Hillary should NOT be VP...she is too totally opposite of Obama and would just drag him down. A joint ticket is the WORST idea anyone could come up with!!!!

    May 7, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
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