August 7th, 2008
07:23 AM ET
6 years ago

Clinton supporters to stage '18 Million Voices' march

Sen. Clinton waved at supporters gathered in early June as she announced the suspension of her White House bid.
Sen. Clinton waved at supporters gathered in early June as she announced the suspension of her White House bid.

(CNN) – A grassroots organization of Hillary Clinton supporters has announced plans to march in Denver on the same day the New York senator is set to address her party’s faithful during the Democratic convention there.

The march will take place on August 26 and is being organized by 18 Million Voices Rise Hillary Rise. The march will be accompanied by a festival in downtown Denver and additional coordinated marches across the country on the same day.

Clinton, who garnered approximately 18 million votes in the long Democratic primary fight, is scheduled to speak at the convention on the 88th anniversary of the date American women were granted the right to vote.

Since Clinton announced the formal suspension of her presidential campaign, the Obama campaign has gone to great lengths to promote party unity. Clinton and Obama appeared together at a campaign event in Unity, New Hampshire; the Obama campaign recently announced that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be holding two fund-raising events to help retire Clinton’s campaign debt; and Clinton is scheduled to campaign on Obama’s behalf in key states.

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soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. RDS

    How can you be more vested in a cause then the candidate you're supporting. Hillary has moved on, it's ok for you to do the same. Welcome to those who do Bye for those who don't, but the excessive complaining, marching, protesting is becoming a bit much. Some Puma are already dropping out of the movement and there has been a rift between some of the different Puma groups B/C of donation money. You want her to be the VP...she doesn't want to. You want her to have a roll call at the convention...she doesn't want to and didn't even fill out the papers to do so, therefore all the petitions to get a roll call are futile. You have an agenda for Hillary that she just doesn't have...SORRY!

    August 6, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  2. Suz

    Where do I sign up? I think this is needed for the freedom of the party and a lesson to the DNC about "appointing" our candidate. They disenfranchised the voters and ran a just plain crooked primary and we need to stand together in one voice and be heard. And you supporters who cry "we win, we win" need to understand, NO One wins when your rights are taken from you and your freedom is trampled.

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. Voting Obama

    You know what God Bless Obama and Clinton.... I would vote for either one.... No more Republicans...

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  4. Flip Floppers

    You mean the 18 million Hillary supporters who are now supporting McCain. They've got the wrong convention don't they–McCain's convention is in September.

    I wouldn't vote for that witch now if you paid me. She is determined to take the focus off of Barack and create her "own" convention. What an idiot. This is why she was not elected because she causes so much trouble everywhere she goes. She's nothing but trailor trash, and does not deserve to speak.

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  5. Bayou Joe

    Thank you Hillary for warning America about Obama. too bad they did not listen to you. Now the DNC and the Supers can have their Charismtic empty suit as their candidate. I support you in spirit.
    and in my heart I know you were the best candidate. However, since I don't have that choice, me and my family will support McCain.

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  6. DW

    Give it up Already would you? IT'S OVER!!!

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. phil, philly

    good luck running for president in 2012 or 20016 when your supporters are trying to hand the republicans the election in 2008.

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Puck

    Just what we need – bitterness.

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  9. mimi

    Count me in!

    Oh... and count all the votes in Michigan and Florida that OBAMA now wants counted. The Church Lady would say "isn't that convenient?"

    If 18 million who supported Hillary want to stand up, what's the problem? Does it not fit into the Barack Obama marketing plan?

    C'mon people. Our votes were silenced. Let the voices still sing under the Free Speech. This is America, isn't it? Still?

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. Phantom of the Oprah

    It is now all about reclaiming the democratic process from those who willfully subverted it.

    Obama will go down in the history books as the beautiful black man who ran on the qualifications of the color brown and who took a knife to members of his own party.

    Obama destroyed the democratic party.

    August 6, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  11. Alan Boyer

    watch out, Barack! The clintons aren't going away. They are hiding in the bushes to pounce.

    August 6, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  12. jerry in KY

    I agree with Diamond... if all these 18 million were half as supportive as they are bitter they would have each sent Hillary a dollar and the debt would be gone.
    I have been since early on an Obama supporter, still I sent Hillary $100
    Please just get a grip and support our party we CAN NOT afford more republican.... leadership (?)

    August 6, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  13. LB

    What a joke. Is this what parents are teaching their kids now. If their team loses run up and down the street with signs saying the other team must of cheated because their team lost. Total disgrace to themselves and the rest of the American people. What will the rest of the world think when they see these crybabies on TV.

    August 6, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  14. Observer

    So, what will be gained by this march? I just don't get it. If you had wanted Hillary to win, you should have gotten Bill off the stage. Hillary has no one to blame but herself. And anyone who says this loss was due to gender bias, you sre simply wrong. Bill and Hillary lost this campaign with their actions.

    August 6, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  15. Craig T

    WHILE THEY ARE AT IT, WHY DON'T THE 18 MILLION PAY OFF HER DEBTS....

    August 6, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  16. voter

    How much does this cost? (should go toward her debt)

    UNITE DEMS!

    August 6, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  17. Mike

    Ask the PUMA's why they have not ponied up the money to help her pay her debt? Why you ask, is because the panty waste that started PUMA is an actor trying to get his big "break". They have raised 1m and Hill's camp said they have not seen a thin dime.

    Trust me when Nov comes it will be a landslide this country has never witnessed.

    Most of the Hillary supporters have moved on and are on board for the good of the country. These are fake reupublicans trying to sow discord, becaue their house in in shambles.

    Get ready for the whooping of your lives!

    August 6, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  18. Robert

    How very sad. These Clinton cultists are all caught up in their own little navel-gazing world and drama, while the rest of us are moving on, living in the present, and focusing on winning the White House, fixing the economy, ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and much more. Have fun at your little whine-a-thon, then get a life.

    August 6, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  19. Michael

    Are they trying to guarantee that Hillary doesn't get the nomination in the next contested election either? If she can't get her people behind the nominee, there's no way I'd ever support her for any office again.

    August 6, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  20. Listen UP Obamanation

    the DNC screwed up:

    They denied the democratic base a voice.

    They denigrated and insulted millions of life long democrats.

    They used filthy insults to trash HRC- a member of their own party.

    They fixed, rigged and stole a nomination.

    August 6, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  21. Stephen in Red Bluff

    Be sure to wear you nice, red "McCain 2008" t-shirts. He sure shares Hillary's values!! I almost feel like an idiot for supporting that mean old Democrat who supports women, minorities, prosperity, the environment, etc...

    But I guess I don't have all their insight?!

    August 6, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  22. Flip Floppers

    Her hateful supporters will look like spoiled brats. Just like her husband, she is still sulking and would not make a good leader. If Barack didn't show us anything else he showed us how mean-spirited and hateful the Clintons can be when they don't get there way.

    What a lovely picture that will make, the Hillary haters and the Democratic base clashing in the convention. Just what Bill and Hillary want.

    The gig is up, we've got there numbers–they're awful people.

    August 6, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  23. Tjaye in LA

    Typical whiney broads. They would have felt that the Obama supporters OWED Hillary their support – even if she had managed to STEAL the election. I hope they realize that there are many who will NEVER EVER support Hillary or President because of their actions. 2012 is shot to the devil because they want to force their candidate who LOST fair and square to be a winner.

    Won't happen!

    August 6, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  24. Tom

    My family members have donated to the limit now and we all wish we could be in Denver that day. It will be a historic day and we are trying to put a group together. To the previous comments – It has been noted that most of the Republicans voters went with Obama not Hillary. Check your facts.

    August 6, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  25. Edgar, Texas

    What are they protesting???
    Are they angry because a black man is the Democratic candidate, or is it because a woman isn't?
    They're protesting the democratic process and are hurting their party!!!
    If they don't knock this off, they'll clear a path for McCain to walk in to the White House come November.

    August 6, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
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