May 28th, 2008
01:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton: Obama more likely to lose

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Clinton campaigned in Montana Tuesday.
Clinton campaigned in Montana Tuesday.

(CNN) – With only three primary contests remaining in the prolonged race for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton is stepping up her efforts to convince potential voters and the party's superdelegates that she is a stronger general election candidate than Barack Obama.

In a particularly spirited speech Tuesday night at a Montana campaign event, the New York Senator suggested Obama is much more likely to lose to presumptive Republican nominee John McCain next fall.

"We have not gone through this exciting unprecedented historic election only to lose," Clinton said at an event in Billings, Montana.

"You have to ask yourself who is the stronger candidate?" she continued. "And based on every analysis of every bit of research and every poll that’s been taken and every state that a democrat has to win, I am the stronger candidate against John McCain in the fall."

It was not immediately clear which polls and states Clinton was specifically referencing.

Recent polls out of the crucial swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida have indicated she has a better chance of beating McCain in those places than Barack Obama. But the Illinois senator performs better is several other swing states that Democrats have historically had difficulty winning, such as New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado.

soundoff (955 Responses)
  1. FedUpDem

    Chris May 28th, 2008 10:28 am ET

    This is irritating to say the least…..Look the reason why Clinton's doing so well in the polls compared to Obama is because of the fact that NO ONE IS ATTACKING HER. She's been going around the country convincing everyone that she is the stronger candidate with no opposition. McCain's not attacking her and neither is Obama

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    Which means when she wasn't doing well you hypocrites now admit she was under attack by obama and his surrogates all the while you little hypocrites were talking about the high road- too funny!!

    Never voting for arrogant, lying, condescending, pandering, hypocrite racists like obama.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  2. Lorelei

    Way to support your party, Clinton.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  3. Ed From Milwaukee WI- Swing State

    Also, what polls are she looking at?

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  4. MEG

    I WILL NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA BECAUSE HE WILL LOSE.
    HILLARY 08

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. Claire

    I'm a Republican who voted for Obama. But I can guarantee you that if Clinton was the nominee, I would immediately go vote for McCain and campaign for him.

    The rest of my family is all Republican as well and they support Obama. But if there was a Clinton on the ticket, they'd all be back to voting for the Republican.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  6. Nowhere Man

    The unmitigated arrogance of the Clintons is astounding. The smartest woman ever to walk the face of the earth continues to spout her unsubstantiated crap. "If I am not the nominee, you are all losers. I am the alpha and the omega of this party, and I am the only one who can win!" The day that the Clintons are finally gone (which I am afraid will be never ....) will be a day of great rejoicing! Just SHUT UP, Hillary!

    Obama '08!

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  7. David, Virginia

    Oh, MY, GOD. What a complete douche. Someone needs to step in, NOW!!! DNC, you need to pull her chains. This Dog is out of control and being completely disrespectful to the party and the majority vote for Barack Obama.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Karrah

    Hillary is doing so much damage right now. Obama may lose, and it will be her fault. This is so sad.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  9. PT

    At least most of us recognize, no matter who you’re for, Obama, McCain or The Clintons’s (yes both) that the Clinton's are loosing their minds when they speak with such disrespect for the truth such as Bill’s cover up notion, or that Hill’s ahead in cherry picked states, twisted results & polls…Polls are polls, nothing more. I know we don't have much to worry about.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  10. Anonymous

    This woman is an embarrasment to all of us women! She reminds me of the type that, once her boyfriend or husband tell her it's over, she keeps begging and humiliating herself.... Please! I'm a 60 year old, WHITE, HARDWORKING woman and I'd rather have a dog for President than Hillary.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. Ms. GA

    Please stop! lol. I am losing more and more respect for her everytime she speaks. I was a strong Clinton supporter before the primaries but now she has shown everyone a different side to her. Sh is dividing and Obama is trying to bring the party together. I am sure her supporters don't want 4 more years of Bush so hopefully they will vote on the issues and not become bitter.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. BARRACK'S THE MAN

    OVER AND OVER AGAIN SHE DOES NOT STOP LIE AFTER LIE
    IN EVERY STATE SHE GOES TO SHE PANDERS TO WHAT EVER THEY WANT TO HEAR SO PATHIC
    I HOPE SOMEDAY WE DO HAVE A WOMEN PRESIDENT BUT NOT HER
    9 MONTHS AGO SHE HAD THIS ELECTION IN THE BAG AND SHE LET IT GET AWAY NO ONE ELSE BUT HER
    AFTER NEXT TUESDAY NO ONE WILL CARE
    WHAT SHE SAY'S IF THEY EVER DID
    THE CLINTON REGIME WILL BE OVER
    AND SHE CAN RUN AND DUCK FROM THE SNIPER FIRE AS SHE LEAVES

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  13. Steve Randall

    Ohh yeah....

    If he is so likely to lose, then ask yourself one question...

    Why are you trailing "losing" to him in this democratic nomination..???

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  14. Larry, Apex, North Carolina

    She is such an egotistical pig. She and Bill care NOTHING about the country-only themselves.

    May 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  15. victor

    Mrs and Mr Clinton are the most selfish people on the face of the planet. it is so clear that the democrats will win this election regardless but they will not accept that this time around it should be Obama and not her to be th one doing it. shame even on those suporting her.

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  16. Deb

    This is sooooo crazy! Just go already! You should have run in 04!

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  17. Jeno

    I'm am so tired of Hillary Clinton speaking for everyone. Hillary if you can read minds and predict what's going to happen in November, then how come you could not see this freight train coming?

    Nobody wants you! can you not see that? I am a woman and I have never thought to vote for you, because you have the typical qualities of most women – fickle minded and you have shown this behavior by constantly changing your mind.

    You are not the strong candidate, because you keep crying foul everytime things do not go your way. You're weak and if it were not for your hateful husband cheering you on, you would have been dropped out. Hillary you are not fighting for people, you are only concerned about "YOU" and how your so called supporters cannot see that, I do not understand.

    Just know you will "NOT" get my vote if this election is taken (stolen) from Senator Obama. He has won fair and square and you are so angry, that you cannot stand it, that this young man has "run" past you without looking.

    "HILLARY" – GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  18. The Independent Navy Corpsman

    Ok Hillary, I respect you and your choice to let everyone vote, but to say that you are the stronger candidate is not true. Come on if you can't beat Obama, a nobody before the primaries, then how do you expect to beat McCain in the fall? Reguardless, whether you are for Obama or Hillary vote democrat this fall we cannot afford another 4 years of Bush policies.

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  19. Kitty

    It is so unfortunate that so competent a woman has become so out of touch with reality. Were the situation reversed, Senator Obama would have been drummed out of the race long ago, and those of us who support him would be now turning our attention to helping elect Hillary. The way I see it, Mrs. Clinton is still competing because of two realities:
    1) the remarkable fact of her competitive and resilient campaign
    2) the loyalty - deference - party regulars owe President Clinton

    I think Sen. Clinton should be lauded for her resilience. But now it's time for the final phase of grief: resignation!

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  20. Scott Glenn in Wa

    Lets get this party started already

    Obama

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  21. LOL Clinton

    OBAMA likely to Lose??? Keep on dreaming! Geez Billary, can you get any more DESPERATE???

    Obama '08

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  22. Chris

    Hillary should thank Rush Limbaugh for her votes because if he hadn't persuaded republicans to vote for her for sake of tearing apart the democratic party, she wouldn;'t be winning. Obama is winning the true democrats.

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  23. Nic

    Delusional. And the more she acts this way, the further from the truth this allegation becomes. Yes, Hillary, just be more strident and vindictive and out of touch with reality, and people will be even more inclined to support you. Yikes.

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  24. kirk

    i dont understand ....why why hillary clinton cant give it up ......i think hillary clinton cant understand or hillary cant accept running mate with barrack obama ...but i dont understand ..what going with hillary clinton cant beat obama 48 to go 2026 .....i love hillary clinton but let give obama get president and hillary vice president ....please game is over or stop stop complain then peace in the world ..........obama-clinton running mate and smile in the world

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  25. Karol

    Clinton is right about this – Obama will lose. It's clear that Obama supporters flood these type of polls with their opinions, but people like me are never asked what we think – watch out for those of us who quitely sit back and vote against him..

    McCain 08.

    May 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
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