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. kim

    To those who say Bloody Barack so he can't win, Are you kidding me.
    Try to remember way back when, Hillary didn't care much about
    FL & MI only know she does that she is losing. Let's try to get a grip people. I know we all have strong feeling for our canidates but lets not forget what being a Democrat is about.

    May 7, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. greg

    Hillary Clinton is the PLAGUE!!! Her delusional supporters should ALL join the Republican Party since they would rather see John McCain president than the Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. I swear, I LOATHE Hillary Clinton. She evokes the EXACT SAME response in me that George W. Bush does - DISGUST!!! The Clintons will be the DEATH of the Democratic Party - THAT will be their legacy! They make me want to puke!

    May 7, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  3. D.T.


    May 7, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. nikki

    Cory, FL you were making complete sense, until the middle of your arguement. Why would you punish the Democractic members of the FL or MI congress, or even the DNC for that matter? If you want to punish anyone you should vote out the Republican members of the legistlatures in those states who violated the rules. The Republicans in both of those states are in the majority. It is not a case of the Dems in those states not wanting to do anything, they were simply outnumbered. If it were the other way around and the RNC did the same I would expect the RNC to uphold the rules and do the same thing.

    May 7, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. Hillary or McCain

    I raise hand and say me too!!!! Vote for McCain if Hillary's not the nominee. Don't worry McCain you don't have to campaign any more. We 75% of Hillary's supporter will vote for you at the general election. The other side will sit there fold their arms and watch McCain calibrate. We Hillary’s supporter will cheer you up at least 50%.

    Hillary or McCain.

    May 7, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  6. Lynette in CA

    Honestly! I don't understand why this is still an issue. We, as a party, cannot have double standards. Isn't that what the republicans do? Either you play by the rules or you get spanked for breaking the rules. Isn't this the same thing the Bush people did in the 2000 election?. There were rules and they decided that the could make adjustments to the rules to suit their purposes. She's been playing the rupublican playbook throughout this election process and now it's coming back to bite her and it should! We should not waste anymore time and money on this!

    May 7, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  7. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Motion denied, counsellor. Sit down.

    May 7, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  8. Chris in Va.

    To Comedy Central: You're joking right?

    May 7, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  9. enoch needles

    Hillary was against seating FL and MI before she was for it. Or something like that – as long as she wins.

    May 7, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  10. Hillary-who?

    Hillary! How low will you allow yourself to be?

    May 7, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  11. Megan

    Why does Puerto Rico get 65 delegates? They aren't even a state! The DNC really needs to review this process. And in turn, MI and FL don't count, period. If you want to be nice and seat the delegates, they have to be split 50/50.

    May 7, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  12. Moe

    Let me get this straight. Before the primaries, all candidates agreed that if Michigan and Florida changed the dates of their respective primaries their delegates would not be seated. Simple. Those are the rules of the primaries.

    But now that she is losing and needs those delegates, she is playing the disenfranchise card.

    It is like a game of one on one basketball. Both players agree that first to 10 wins. Then when one is about to reach 10, then other says no we need to go to 20.

    But what is most laughable is that they want to count Michigan when Obama wasn't even on the ballot. On the somehow claim it was a fair election. OMG.

    It is these kind of politics we are sick of and exactly why Obama is doing so well.

    Go Obama.

    May 7, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  13. jbs

    Amen Terrence!!

    May 7, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  14. Tara

    Most European countries and Canada have moved towards conservative leaders and policies and yet you have chosen to cast a vote for one of the most liberal and inexperienced Senator for President.
    America is asleep at the wheel.
    Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who has the knowledge and fortitude to steer your country back to peace and prosperity.
    It is stupidity to think that you measure her electibility by likability.

    May 7, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  15. Tjaye

    Doesn't this mean she is asking them to disenfranchise the voters?

    Obama O-8!

    May 7, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  16. Bitter Tommy Hussein in St. Louis

    May 7th, 2008 6:57 pm ET

    Mr. Obama will lose the election for the Dems.
    Mrs. Clinton will win the election for the Dems.

    Clean and simple. Super delegates need to decide what end
    result they want.


    tim, that's so "clean and simple"! Very nicely stated with no facts or evidence whatsoever! Thank you for making me see the light!

    May 7, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  17. Mike - Chicago

    The big state argument just doesn't hold much water. I don't care who is the nominee, the Democrats will take NY and NJ and CA. The difference being that Obama has a chance to steal some of those smaller southern states away from the Republicans. If Dems can take a few of those states that tend to always go Rep. Then these swings states don't really come into play. Look at 2000, if Gore takes his home state of TN, then what happened in Florida wouldn't have mattered at all. Take a couple of the smaller southern states in 04 and OH doesn't come into play as much. Barack opens up the opportunity to take away some of those states from the Reps, and he will also take NY, NJ, CA, IL which always go Democratic.

    Any of you that think voting for McCain would be better than voting for the Democratic nominee, whoever they are and would do so out of spite, need to grow up already. I've seen it from many supporters on both sides of the fence. Either of these two would be better than McCain. While I personally feel that Barack is the better candidate, I would gladly vote for Hillary if she was the candidate. Don't throw your vote away just because you are bitter and angry that your candidate didn't win.

    May 7, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  18. Cheryl

    I just hope & pray that Hillary gets the money she needs. she is BEST canidate for president. whats wrong with all these American people? why dont they realize the hatred Obama heard for many years? All those people who are backing Obama, they will be blamed just like Obama ( as soon as he ruins the GOOD USA. some are ignorant & dint realize whats ahead. those people need to wake up & realize QUICK, I will switch to republican if Hillary doesn't win..& its NOT THE WHITES SAYING RACIST REMARKS– ITS OBAMAS PASTOR. so all the super delagates, well as Americans we need to chang the law, your say shouldn't have nothing to do with voting. VOTING SHOULD BE UP TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO VOTE..

    May 7, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  19. Democrat for Hillary

    What is up with Obama's Birth Certificate missing in Hawaii??

    No one seems to find an original Birth Cret. in Hawaii?

    Where was he born? Is he an American. CNN do your job!

    May 7, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  20. Terrence (Winston Salem, NC)





    If it's important that EVERY vote counts, and it's been determinied that with FL & MI counted, Clinton still trails in popular votes, delegates, states won...... If the DNC and superdelegates wer to side with Clinton on this, would that NOT be discounting the voters (since Obama would still have the most votes WITH Michigan and Florida counted??)










    that since the argument seems to be that we want every vote to count. Please explain.

    May 7, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  21. Sara from Arizona


    May 7, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  22. Betty Lou

    I am a voter from Florida and I voted for Hillary and I can't believe that my vote isn't being counted. I think the problem is that the nation knows everything about Hillary Clinton and we know nothing about Obama. But I'll bet that McCain will find things that we don't know about Obama and drag them out after he gets the nomination in hopes that we will vote for him.

    May 7, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  23. Carol Van Smith

    I was one of the voters in Florida who complained BEFORE the primary that my vote was not going to count. I did not hear Hilary Clinton complaining then that we were being disenfranchised. There were people who decided not to vote knowing that it was not going to be counted. I am not sure the outcome would have been the same if we voters knew that our votes would count. There are no redos in politics.

    May 7, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  24. Annonymous

    This woman is pathetic and power hungry. Why are the Clintons so greedy for power? The voters have spoken and that cannot change. There will be a revolution if she tries to cheat Obama out of this nomination and she will not win the general election if she tries to do this as the Black voters will teach her a lesson of a lifetime.

    They have made a fool of themselves throughtout this election and I have no respect for the Clintons anymore.

    Get out of this race as it is over. Wake up Billary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  25. Obama all the way....

    Ohhh, what I wouldn't give to have been a fly on that wall....

    May 7, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
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