May 18th, 2008
04:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton: 'Think about this as a hiring decision'

Sen. Hillary Clinton has vowed to stay in the race until all states have a say.
Sen. Hillary Clinton has vowed to stay in the race until all states have a say.

(CNN) - Despite Sen. Barack Obama's commanding lead in the delegate count, Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigned hard Sunday, telling voters she's "running for the toughest job in the world."

Clinton spent her weekend in Kentucky, which, along with Oregon, holds its Democratic contest Tuesday.

Clinton is favored in Kentucky, while polls show Obama with a comfortable lead in Oregon.

Speaking in Bowling Green, the senator from New York said it was a "treat" to have the whole state to herself since Obama would not be returning there.

Clinton has faced calls to drop out of the race since she trails Obama across all fronts - pledged delegates, superdelegates and the popular vote.

Clinton has recently been claiming a lead over Obama in the popular vote, a debatable claim, especially because the Democratic National Committee doesn't count the votes of Florida and Michigan, which Clinton does.

Florida and Michigan were stripped of their delegates for scheduling their primaries too early, and Clinton was the only top-tier candidate whose name was on the ballot in Michigan.

Clinton's campaign also excludes the caucus states in their popular vote count.

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  1. carolinas

    Hillary...you are " OVER QUALIFIED " for the job ..as well your experience reflects " JACK OF ALL WORKS" without good judgement and running a BAD management style.. Sorry, we do keep your resume in the file.....TRY AGAIN in 2012 . Hereby, we are returning your huge resume bundle as we don't have staorage space for it.

    O B A M A 2 0 0 8....

    May 18, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  2. NURSERATCHET

    YOU'VE GOT OUR VOTES HILLARY! WE NEED A TOUGH AS NAILS FIGHTER IN THE WHITE HOUSE! WIMPY AND WHINEY JUST DOESN'T CUT IT FOR ME.

    May 18, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  3. SD

    By winner take all rules Clinton leads Obama by a decisive margin - she won most big states.

    By democratic party rules Obama leads Clinton by a decisive margin - he won more states, especially caucuses by wider margins.

    The democratic party rules are poorly designed - they turned out to be extremely unfair to Clinton this time.

    Undecided superdelegates fear making a call because of perceived young and black voter backlash. They are ignoring the wrath of older and women voters.

    Hillary voters can easily drift to McCain. All that it takes is McCain picking a woman VP mate - there are strong republican women :(

    Obama voters can easily skip the election if Hillary is picked.

    There is no option but for these two to run together - which they can and should.

    May 18, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Michigan Voter,

    I think that it is just awesome how we really believe something once we put our thoughts on paper? Sorry though, you may believe what you are thinking and saying, and in committing those thoughts to paper, makes this ever so real for you, the only problem is others just don't buy it. You see Michigan Voter everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, and there are millions of people who have other thoughts, and dreams. So threats won't get you anywhere.

    And by the way Michigan Voter, you need to grab a dictionary, I haven't used one in ages, but, I think a fact is something that cannot be disputed. And remember just because you think and say something does not make it so!

    Michigan Voter, if you are a true democrat and think that voting for McCain, is going to prove a point, go right ahead and throw your Country on to the train tracks, then don't start bawling because your country goes into a Depression, don't start bawling if millions of your (your ? I really doubt this ) fellow Americans have to sleep on the street corners because they have lost their homes, they cannot search for a job because gasoline is too expensive... Michigan Voter and everyone else with the same mind set, go right ahead and carry out your threat, but please live with the America that you will have created!!!!

    May 18, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. JC

    Talking about hiring decision...

    Do you ever use your own family members as references when you apply for any job?

    Can you get hired without having your 35 years of experience verified?
    We don't need those White House documents any more as her performance speaks itself.

    May 18, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  6. aughhhh

    Do the math! There is no possibility that she can win, even if you do count Florida and MI.

    May 18, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  7. Susan

    Oh yes, a hiring decision.

    I have hired a few people in my day, and I check references.

    Hillary would be like an applicant who indicates a PhD., but didn't finish sixth grade.

    She's really, really gotta go.

    May 18, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  8. The Truth

    Not only is Hillary the most qualified, she is the smartest. Mark my words if Hillary doesn't get the nomination, then I'll go out in my street and riot and then I get ready to support McLame and vote for him. There are no days, I'd vote for Mr. B. Hussein Obama. Pleease.

    May 18, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  9. chicagoan

    Destinee: The mere fact that Bush was a C student, but Hillary Clinton was an A student should tell us that it is a fallacy to compare Bush with H. Clinton regardless how one wants to slice it.

    Dem Voter: You are right. If DNC put up Obama, I will vote for McCain.

    Hillary Clinton's intelligence, strength and work ethic are unparalleled.

    Hillary Clinton for President 2008!

    May 18, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  10. NURSERATCHET

    ANSWER FOR CHRIS, WHO WANTS ONE GOOD REASON TO VOTE FOR HILLARY OVER OBAMA. REASON 1: HILLARY DOESN'T SMOKE CRACK.

    May 18, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  11. Michigan Voter !!!

    Typical White Male from Michigan .

    We Totallly Agree !!! Hopefully Our Primary Votes Will Be Counted .

    Hillary, Or John McCain 2008

    May 18, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  12. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Hillary is a great first lady and has run a tough campaign. I wouldn't doubt that she wouldn't make a great president however Obama will prove to be the greatest president. We still need Hillary's support to take Obama to the White House.

    May 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  13. Eridon

    Hillary leads in common sense. Anyone who would vote for a Republican after what we've been going through is just plain crazy.

    Bill Clinton got the national debt paid off, AND WITH A SURPLUS.
    So don't give me any line about Democrats and the economy.

    With Hillary in the White House, the horrors of poverty will be virtually eliminated - eliminated for everyone including those who have no brains and no heart.

    May 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  14. mjc

    hillary 08 – THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN WIN IN NOVEMBER!!!

    May 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  15. Frank

    Hire you? Do not call me I will call you.

    I agree with comment of Independent vote. Duty of Persident Of United is Command in Chief. This Jobd is Powerfull job in the World. His duty is 24/7.

    Your husband used White House had sex with Intern(Monica). Should be FIRED IMMeadiately. He had THICK FACE that why still in tje Job, and you(hillary) that time you in White House. You can not controller your husband how you can controller WHole Word?

    You Lie so many story , got cause then blamme to some one. Sorry you make your self to disqualification this JOBS.

    May 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  16. Office of the Judge Advocate General

    Jermaine–

    If you are, as you claim, an Army Officer you have committed a serious violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice with your criticism of retired Navy Captain John McCain. You, as a fellow commissioned officer, are subject to judicial punishment with your wreckless charges.

    Of course, after reading your comment anyone would realize you are NOT an Officer of the Army of the United States. Among other things, you need work with your grammar, syntax and spelling. For example, it's lose not loose and losing not loosing.

    You're a loser.

    May 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  17. Let it GO

    HRC... Let it go!!!

    You made a hell of a run... but face it, you will not win, you can't change the rules in order to get a win. You are making yourself look bad.

    May 18, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Independent

    My God, these Hillary supporter are so nasty. I wonder what kind of trash they spew to their children. To vote Republican is a vote against Democracy, which Bush and McCain continue to trample. I am amazed how people don't count to some of you. Clinton chooses not to count the caucus state, because they are irrelevant to he wants. I would like one of you to rationally explain to me why Hillary signed off the Fl. and Mi. votes would not count because they did not go by the RULES. Now whne she is behind, she is now your new best friend. Why didn't she fight for you before the primaries? You are being used as her sacrificial lamb, and a means to her end. I really would like an intelligent answer from lets say, Sharon in, or Michigan. No screaming, just an honest answer. Thanks!

    May 18, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  19. tracy

    All I can say is IF Obama gets the nomination and DOESN'T ask Hillary to be his running mate, there are alot of women who will either sit out and not vote or will vote for McCain. How can you not invite the person who practically split the vote with you? Many of us women would see it's just another case of a woman getting the shaft when she's worked so hard for decades for the Democratic Party and she gets nothing from it. If Obama is so great at working across party lines and with our enemies, the least he could do is figure out a way to include Hillary!!!!

    May 18, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  20. Joe Reg

    Oh yes, Hillary is leading on all counts I think.

    But rumors has it that she will resign sometimes next week
    after the primary.

    You heard it here first from me.

    May 18, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  21. DRS

    Stop Disenfranchising me, HIllary!!!
    I spent 10 hours over two weekends participating in Washington's caucuses, talking and debating the merits of the candidates and now Sen. Clinton isn't counting my vote!?!?
    For all her talk of making sure everyone gets to vote, she's discounting an awful lot of people that gave an awful lot of time to the process.

    May 18, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  22. Michigan Voter !!!

    Ilona Proud Canadian : May 18th, 2008 6:50 pm ET

    This Is my Vote !!! Fact : IF Hillary Doesn't Get The Nomination , I Have No Problem Voting For Sen. John Mc Cain For President !!!!

    Are You The Canadian Obama's Advisor Met With About Promising Not To Change NAFTA ?

    Hillary , Or John McCain 2008

    May 18, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  23. Dave

    Hillary,

    We are sorry for wasting your and our time during this interviewing process. We have decided to hire the guy with the funny name. He seems to be more in touch with what we are looking for in a president. Perhaps if you play your cards right, our competitor on the other side of the street may take you on as his VP.

    Best Regards,
    The US of A

    May 18, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  24. Carlos Valdez

    Clinton needs to step down, no one is paying attention to her.
    Its over. As far as her claim to winning Florida and Michigan, those states votes dont count because they went with early voting. if we accept those states now, how many will want to hold earlier voting next presidential? she even voted to Florida and Michigan and now that shes losing she wants them to count..this is worse than the two step voting in Texas that she was against.

    May 18, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  25. New Sensation

    Sure, we'll consider it a hiring decision. And judging by your "interview" with the American people, you LIED on your resume! Sorry Hill, the position has already been filled – by Barack Obama! Try re-applying in about four years or so.

    May 18, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
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