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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soundoff (190 Responses)
  1. Independent

    I'm waiting.........................................

    May 18, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  2. Allan

    OK, that makes it simple.

    Dear Mrs. Clinton, due to fabrications and misrepresentations of your experience on your resume, we are going to offer the position to Senator Obama. We wish you well in your future endeavors.

    Sincerely,
    America

    May 18, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. marie fin Ohio

    Hey RB,
    I am a highly educated democratic voter and I avidly support Hillary Clinton. She is the only candidate that has any substance – Obama is just another speechmaker. He cannot beat John McCain because all of the 17 million Hillary supporters will not vote for such a shallow, candidate as Obama.
    So Hillary is definitely the one for this job.

    May 18, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  4. SHIRLEY-OHIO

    And you don't get the job.

    May 18, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  5. Cindy,CA

    I am a Hillary supporter because she has always wanted to have healthcare, green jobs, end the war in Iraq, etc. She also lays down all the steps she will do to accomplish these goals. Some people have even made fun of her because she is so "detail oriented". I happen the want a president who fights for us and sweats the details.

    I feel heart sick every time I see some of the posts that say Hillary supporters are racist. I have never had to justify my opinion because of my race as I have in this primary season. I have always viewed people very simply. Nice or not so nice. We are spiritual beings. Race is secondary. When we leave this earth we are ourselves...No color, just the best we have always been.

    May 18, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  6. matt

    just remember she is winning the TOTAL VOTE . look it up on ABC NEWS they have the real numbers. and if you add up the numbers on cnn yourself

    you wll also notice CNN LIED TO U WHEN THEY SAID SHE WASNT WINNING THE VOTE

    i aadded the numbers up, and i dare you to do the same

    May 18, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  7. Shotta Nic

    Independent...

    I am waiting also because I still havent seen any substantial reasons to switch to Hillart.

    May 18, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  8. Say NO to NAFTA

    Allan May 18th, 2008 8:00 pm ET

    OK, that makes it simple.

    Dear Mrs. Clinton, due to fabrications and misrepresentations of your experience on your resume, we are going to offer the position to Senator Obama. We wish you well in your future endeavors.

    Sincerely,
    America

    May 18, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  9. Ben

    I really think that the vast majority of the "Clinton or McCain" people are actually republicans trying to stir up trouble within the party.

    May 18, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    KEEP FIGHTING HILLARY MILLIONS SUPPORT AND VOTE FOR YOU

    May 18, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  11. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    I AM TIRED OF HILLARY & THE MORONS THAT THINK SHE HAS

    "MORE EXPERIENCE". MORE EXPERIENCE AT WHAT? LYING.

    IF SLEEPING WITH BILL IS PRESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE,

    SHE HAS IT. AND SO DO A BUNCH OF OTHER LOSERS.

    IN ANY EVENT, IF THAT COUNTS, SHE HAS MORE EXPERIENCE.

    OBAMA HAS BEEN ELECTED IN OFFICE LONGER THAN SHE HAS.

    THIS WOMAN HAS 0,0,0,0,0,0,ACCOMPLISHMENTS, OTHER THAN

    MAKING MONEY FOR HERSELF AT OUR EXPENSE.

    AND WHAT DID SHE DO WITH HER ELECTED OFFICE?

    SUPPORT THE REPUBLICANS & THEIR 100 YEAR WAR.

    May 18, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  12. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    "Think about this as a hiring decision"

    Okay, I will... Would I hire an ego-driven, megalomaniacal, socialist to be president of anything?

    Hell, no. Certainly not as President of the U.S.

    May 18, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  13. president

    nonnie, Just because you think obama is God doesn't mean everyone else does. You say he doesn't sling mud? Where have you been? You say he doesn't look to a certain group of voters.? Do you think everyone is stupid but you?. Do you not think African Americans are racist? If not why would 95 per cent of them vote Obama. People are not stupid. The AA think Obama is going to put them on easy street but he will never do for them what Bill Clinton did. He doesn't identify with you, he is an elitist) You say christians should stay with Rev Wright. I am a christian and my Bible sure doesn't tell me to stay in an anti American church where the preacher preaches God Dam America. ( and give him money to spread the word) I think Obama, Michele and Rev. Wright all feel the same way. Obama is a hyppocrit and says whatever he thinks people want to hear. If you believe in him, go for it but don't tell lies on everyone else.

    May 18, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  14. alice2Fresno,CA

    Sorry Hillary we found to many inconsistencies, fabrications, and out & out lies in your resume. We have another candidate with just the qualifications we need his name is BARACK OBAMA.

    May 18, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  15. MavTx

    Hillary's right. This IS a hiring decision and I choose Obama.

    After the last 7 going on 8 years of the Bush-Cheney monarchial Administration where Americans have been fed nothing but lies, spins, and war-mongering, those of us who truly desire a better America want change. Bush-82% dissapproval rating is a shameful truism that the majority of Americans do not believe or trust anything that comes from his or any of his administrators mouths.

    We support the concepts of a transparent government that will not pander, will tell the truth, and will work hard to restore an American value system so ordinary citizens can keep their dream, re-capture their dream, and ensure that our children can afford to dream.

    Obama has been consistent in his message, and he's done so without going negative. He recognizes there will be negotiations required with the partisan legislature just as there will in re-establishing ourselves as a respected world leader.

    I believe him when he says all options are on the table when it comes to defending America, I glad he's smart enough not to antagonize situations when dealing with unstable sociapaths by not getting explicit.

    America was most powerful not just because we could obliterate another country in a moments notice, it was because we viewed that as a last resort.

    Go Obama 08

    May 18, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  16. Reggie

    keep up the good work Hillary. You haven't lost yet. All the people that has voted for Obama are sick sick sick . You got what it takes.
    Obama is just a time bomb waiting to go off. You see some people aren't to smart . Who is Obama anyways? Where to hell did he come from. Maybe these people will wake up and realize some day and ask the same question. Who to hell is he where to hell did he come from. You can tell he doesn't know how to tell the truth.He listened to that preacher for 20 years and didn't realize what he was talking about .
    How can he be a good leader? He doesn't know any thing about history . he just doesn't have what it takes. Wake up people before it's to late. If hillary doesn't get it , i'll vote for McCain. And many others will to. Then we can have Bush another 4 years. Thank about that.

    May 18, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  17. Say NO to NAFTA

    "Jane L. May 18th, 2008 7:52 pm ET

    Sen. Clinton is exactly right to point this out. If the voters behaved as an employer, they would logically choose her ten times over Obama. She is more qualified, more experienced, has more insight into the issues, has by far the strongest work ethic, and oh yes, she has more votes!
    If the DNC ignores the Obama-biased media, as it should, when the party "leaders" gather on May 31, this will logically end in Sen. Clinton's nomination. As her supporters, we are counting on not being railroaded!
    And next time, we expect these ridiculous cacauses and "rules" of the DNC to be abandoned, and a bona fide primary process carried out, that is, in the same way a general election would be. If that had been the case this time, Obama would never have worked his way into the position he's in and so divided the party as he has. Sen. Clinton would be the nominee already."

    Why do we have to have rules if Obama keeps playing fair like that? I'll hold my breath till you change the rules so I can win.

    May 18, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  18. Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.

    If you're hiring someone to do a job, you hire the person you think is best fit for the job. From personal experience, I hired someone who was too qualified for the job. And they made my life very difficult as they need to take their 15 minutes here, my vacation there, etc.
    No, not a mgr who was a monster. In fact, so much lvoed by the account mgrs who worked for my accounts, that every year for bosses day, they'd take real good care of me with all sorts of treats and gifts. This was unlike anyone else in the office. But still, this one person was so qualified that they didn't see the big picture and ended up being let go not long after.

    Senator Clinton certainly could do the job. Problem is, more people have suggested that Senator Obama is the one for the job. Perhaps because she herself didn't hire the right people (not looking past Super Tuesday) or because her budgetary skills (in debt for more than $10 million after starting off with more than $100 million). Or, because she took a name brand in the Dem party (Clinton) and didn't rebrand it. Whatever the reason, more people have voted for Obama than Clinton.

    Moving forward, I like her style over the last couple of days with blasting President Bush and Senator McCain on points that are very clear. I hope she continues to do so. Whether she's a VP, Senate Majority leader, or whatever role that's in store for her in the future, I expect she will continue to excel. Sincere and Best wishes to HRC.

    For now, it's time for Senator Obama to lead the party into November.

    May 18, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  19. chitowngal07

    THE ONLY DELUSIONAL FOLKS ARE THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS. I LIVE IN CHICAGO AND HERE HE HAS DONE A TOTAL OF ZERO THINGS WHICH HE CLAIMS HE WILL DO FOR THE NATION. I THINK HIS RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

    OBAMA IN A POSITION DO SOMETHING FOR THE VOTERS WHO PLACED HIM IN THE SENATE = ZERO.= NO MORE VOTE FOR OBAMA HERE.

    FOOLED ME ONCE SHAME ON ME, FOOLED ME TWICE, I WILL VOTE FOR HILLARY OR STAY HOME.

    ALL THE PEOPLE WHO THINK HE WILL ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING IF HE IS ELECTED PRESIDENT GIVE ME A BUZZ WE'LL HAVE A DRINK AND WAIT TILL HE ACTUALLY DOES SOMETHING GOOD. AS FOR ME IN CHICAGO......... STILL WAITING IN CHICAGO WHERE HE HAS BEEN IN A POSITION TO ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN GO TO CHURCH AND LISTEN TO HIS RACIST REVEREND.

    STILL WAITING................
    STILL WAITING................

    NOPE.......STILL............WAITING..............

    May 18, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  20. Jagdish , Vancouver,Canada

    Liars need not apply !!!

    May 18, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  21. Abby

    The obama group here is very mean and arrogant – as usual – just like their guy. Funny how the Hillary supportes are at least civil and seem to know the REASON they will vote for her. The obama gang just goes along with the hype.
    Hillary supporters tend to vote for the BEST QUALIFIED to lead our country – Hillary is – obama is NOT – simple – so stop asking us stupid questions or looking for other reasons like gender or Race –
    it is one reason – obama is NOT qualified

    Hillary or McCain Never Obama

    May 18, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  22. Enlightened Voter

    Poorly run campaign, poorly run finance, poor judgement (war in iraq, gas holiday) poor personality traits (lying continuously).
    YOUR FIRED!!!

    May 18, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  23. Joe Reg

    Rumors has it that Hillary will quit next week after
    the primaries.

    Yes she regains her senses.

    You heard here first on CNN. The headline will be

    Breaking News.

    Hillary to drop out of Democratic race.

    Now you are the most informed audience.

    Thanks to me.

    May 18, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  24. Steven

    Hillary Clinton "Dose Not "leads in popular vote. Even thow she thinks she dose remenber when sniper bullets was flying over her head in Bonsia "WAKE UP PEOPLE SHE LIEING to you"

    May 18, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  25. Grandma

    Typing in all capitals is like SHOUTING at the readers. Please don't do it.

    Thank you.

    May 18, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
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