(CNN) - Hillary Clinton said again Monday that no Democratic presidential candidate can win without a victory in West Virginia - and drew a parallel between her own campaign and John Kennedy’s 1960 White House run.
“It was West Virginia that made it possible for John Kennedy to become president,” Clinton said at a Clear Fork, West Virginia campaign stop. “Now, John Kennedy didn’t have the number of delegates he needed when he went to the convention in 1960. He had something equally as important - he had West Virginia behind him, because it’s a fact that Democrats don’t get elected president unless West Virginia votes for you…”
Barack Obama may be the party’s pledged and superdelegate leader – but that status does not appear to have helped him in West Virginia, where Clinton leads by 30-40 points in recent state polls.
“So I’m here today because I know what’s really going to matter tomorrow,” said Clinton. “It’s the votes of the people of West Virginia and if you will come out and honor me with your vote I will work my heart out for you.
Clinton criticized the Democratic front-runner on his health care proposal, and his rejection of her proposed “gas tax holiday.”
“My opponent Sen. Obama says, “Oh no, that’s just a gimmick, that’s not going to help people,” said Clinton before again arguing that it will save families $70 on average and more for those with longer commutes as well as truckers.
Clinton added that West Virginia proportionately has more veterans, “more people who have served in the conflicts and in the armed forces of the United States….
“It is the hard-working, dedicated people of West Virginia who have really made America what it has been, and what it will be again.”
Obama has no experience as President of the U.S., Hilliary has no experience as president of the u.s. and neither does McCain. Being married to a president doesnt equal experience. If thats the case, Robin Givens should be qualified to be the heavy weight champion of the world because Mike Tyson was at one time.
Best Candidate 08'
Obama, Hilliary or McCain?
The last time I looked on the map WV was a small state, and I believe, someone correct me if I am wrong, small states don't count/matter. I have heard that since super Tuesday.
So now these states count for Hillary? I also thought it was Ohio and Penn that decided who was going to be pres. HMMMM interesting which states she decides count and which don't......frankly I thought I was part of United States of America and every state counts.
She can say whatever she wants because talk is cheap....she's in debt big time and that's going to be on the backs of us all if she's elected. And we won't even be asked to ask what we can do for our country because she's going to take it from us without asking.
West Virginia: full of wonders, just like America and Hillary.
Kentucky: home of thoroughbreds, just like Hillary.
Go Seabiscuit! You can, and will, do it again.
Yes, West Virginia is important, just as all the state are but Clinton cannot win baiting one state against the next. Obama has won more states than she has, more votes, more delegates. Run to the end Hillary but the truth is clear, Obama will be president. He does not try to appeal to one group, all Americans are important to him.
HILLARY CLINTON IS DEFINITELY THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THE JOB...
REMAINNING STATES WILL SHOW THAT CLEARLY......
SHE WILL MAKE IT NOW OR HILLARY SUPPORTERS WILL MAKE HER WIN IN 2012.
B/NY....I can think of one. He stood by his judgement, and represented all of us Democrats that did not want to go to war. He was our voice, Obama and only a few others. Thanks
This lady needs a psychological evaluation. She refuses to believe that the mighty Clinton Political War Machine has been defeat by a no name African American with a funny name. Lady get over it! This race is over.
Oh yea, u clinton supporters need to grow up too...saying "l'll vote for McCain before Obama." Thanks Now maybe another one of my children can die in a war that McCain wants to extend.
.......Finally Billary has learned how to deliver a good joke with a punch line!! Whew, between this one liner, and the expected pre-ballyhooing from the Clintonite simpletons about her upcoming W. Virginia win (is that a territory or province? or who cares?), I have been laughing all week. You know you poor, deluded, sad, simple little Clinton demagogues....De-Nile isn't just a river in Egypt you know. But by all means....you "hard working, uneducated, simple folk"....please keep voting for her....you are only proving the point of those who have some sense. Wake up mindless ones.
It is okay, republican will pay Hillary's debt. They Love her for what she does.
This women is a NUT....... She is more like George Bush..... They both will NOT make choices based on REALITY.... it is so sad what has happened to the Clintons ( BOTH OF THEM)
Obama/Hagel08 ( I want Chuck Hagel for Vice)
IF THE USA DOESNT WANT OBAMA, PLEASE SEND HM TO CANADA. EVEN HARDCORE CANADIAN CONSERVATIVES LIKE OBAMA... WHO WOULD'VE THUNK IT?
He's da'man for the job! The one who will change America and it's global view. Obama will patch the America's wounds. If the USA is planning to be the World's butt of the joke; stick to McCain or the Hilbot Version 2K8. Then again, if you truly care about America, Obama is your man. As a Canadian, I could care less... in the end, you're currently living the "Choose your own adventure" lifestyle. Will you (as an American) choose the right one? Only time will tell.... Oh and one more thing. It'd be nice if the superdelegates stepped up wouldn't it? This has gone on too long! Stop the damaging your party! Especially you HILBOT!
Hillary did you hear the song "Back to life Back to Realty"? You are in a dream world if you compare yourself to JFK, if anybody is like him it's OBAMA! You need to wake up and smell the coffee.....you are wasting your money continuing on this fuitless campaigning. Obama has won and if you are so smart with politics then you should know this.
To all the Hillary backers who plan on voting for McCain: Do not worry about the vile Obama backers who accuse you of not being a real Democrat. After all, one should put their country ahead of their own party, and McCain is clearly the better candidate for this country. Obama is a man of words, and his backers are are people of hatred words, because they are supporting a candidate short of tangible ideas. If hateful words are all they have to offer in the way of change, I think most Americans will opt for for a man of true character and ideas, traits which only get better with age.
McCain is not only the better candidate, but will actually bring about change in Washington for the better, while Obama will be eaten alive and be a certain one-termer. Anyone old enough to remember Jimmy Carter and what a real bad economy and recession were like? If you did, you would never accuse W of being the worst president ever.
Obama = Carter 2nd Term
i find it Hillarious that when everyone else was comparing Obama to JFK
Hillary compares herself to Rocky. Now she says she's like Obama. I thought she said he was unelectable. I thought identity theft was illegal.
I think Senator Clinton should not be allowed to make statements that will drive racial sentiment among various ethnic groups. Her remark which imply that that other ethnic group are not as hardworking as the white ethnic group is totally irresponsible. Such an inexperienced statement from a lady who is aspiring to be president for all AMERICAN is regretable.
This is an insult to other ethnic groups and the media cannot give death ears to this. This is no exercising of demoncratic rights. She is now behaving like a Junior High School girl. What a naive behaviour. Such behaviour makes her not even competent for Vice Presidency.
The Clinton supporters are teaching the Obama people what hope really is.
Fighting for what is right, standing true under attack.
It is easy to go along with the adoring crowds. But to fight, alone, against all the haters... that is courage. That is the audacity of hope.
Clinton supporters WILL write Hillary Clinton in in Nov. Then hope is actualized into taking a stand for freedom, for democracy, for the RIGHT to vote, against name-calling, against race-baiting.
CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?
RICARDO PHILLIPS OF DC, LMAO that would be better than an Obama in the White House....too bad...you all are the ones that voted for the loser....either way...Obama is a loser!!
"Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy"
Spoken by American Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Lloyd Bentsen to Republican vice-presidential candidate Senator Dan Quayle during the 1988 vice-presidential debate.
Geezzzz.... Obama supporters can't even get a quote right.
At some point you have to call a spade a spade. Hillary it is over. I have and always will be Obama supporter. But if you would have won the nomination I would have supported you as well. However I am so disappointed in the negative way your campaign went. You will do and say ANYTHING to keep your campaign going. If Barack would have lost primaries the way you have there is no way he would have stayed in the race. He would have done what was good for the party. Now I ask you if it was anyone else other than a black man running would we have really had the opportunity to see the "real you"?
Bitter Black 29 year old woman from Memphis clinging to my guns and religion because I'm tired of Wubya!
Hillary is going to win West Virginia just like JFK????
It has always been rumored (but never proven) that Joseph Kennedy somehow bought the WV primary victory for John in 1960. So Hillary wants to compare her forthcoming WV win to JFK's? How interesting.
There's nothing wrong with West Virginia or Kentucky – it's just that those are the last states to vote and they have, finally, heard more than enough to see Obama for who he really is. I agree, if the other states could redo their primaries, Hillary would be leading.
Yesterday.. ANNIE OAKLEY,.. today JFK,... tomorrow WINSTON CHURCHILL? She needs a long couch session with DR. MELFI.