August 26th, 2008
12:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton calls Michelle Obama

Hillary Clinton called Michelle Obama the day after her DNC speech.
Hillary Clinton called Michelle Obama the day after her DNC speech.

(CNN) – Michelle Obama received a phone call after her widely praised speech Monday night - from Hillary Clinton.

The Obama campaign confirms the New York senator reached out to Mrs. Obama after her primetime address to the Democratic convention. The two did not connect, but Clinton left a message.

Clinton will address the convention herself in a highly anticipated speech Tuesday night.

soundoff (170 Responses)
  1. John

    What, so now Michelle Obama is snubbing Hillary Clinton by not taking her phone call? NOT a good move. The Obamas are getting awfully cocky especially for being so new to the political arena.

    August 26, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  2. Mc'Obam'iden

    Clinton calls Michelle Obama....what?

    August 26, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  3. kel

    never barak obama puma
    did you fall out of bed at 3:00am and hit your head ?

    August 26, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  4. Mike D

    Hillary will announce that she will not be running in 2012 tonight.

    August 26, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. Never Hillary, ever?

    Is it possible that Hillary is damaged goods?
    How much damage has the "pumas" and their buds done to Hillary?
    I sincerely doubt that I could vote for someone who has generated as much spite and hatred by losing.

    August 26, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  6. Carol

    I am an Obama supporter. I never supported Hillary, I don't like her and I don't trust her.

    HOWEVER – in the past few weeks I have opened my eyes to the true media bias against Hillary. I never really saw it before, because I was in agreement with most of the criticism of her , but now I realize how blatently one-sided the coverage has been.

    It's not Obama's fault, but this truly is an Obama love-fest by the media. It's getting sickening. Maybe I could just listen to the speeches at the convention, then turn it off when the commentary comes on.

    August 26, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  7. Change versus More of the Same

    This comment board proves that die-hard Clinton supporters are a truly hateful group of people.

    They probably didn't even listen to Michelle's speech, and have they been able to answer every single call that comes on their cell phone?

    How was Michelle supposed to know it was Hillary calling? Unless she had Hillary's number programmed in.

    August 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  8. GOP owns CNN

    its not surprising that the GOP is using the cheapest possible tactics.

    3 AM call to McCain? LOL. Good luck finding him awake at 11 PM. if someone does manage to wake him up, he will be startled and go "omg, bomb? which country should we invade now?"

    Thousands of lives lost in Iraq so these republicans can add more money to their retirement funds.

    Just remember this before you vote republican –
    Your tax $$ -> Iraq -> Halliburton -> GOP.

    August 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  9. Any Whitehouse

    sung to Amy winehouse:

    They tried to get me to vote democrat; I said NO, NO, NO
    They tried to get me to vote republican; I said NO, NO, NO

    The two parties here they have to GO, GO, GO!!

    VOTE FOR LIBERTY!! BARR '08 http://www.lp.org

    August 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  10. United

    Please CNN, try posting something logically asking for unity in this country, instead of trying to stir the pot and create more ratings……

    Michelle gave a very strong and compelling speech last night. As someone who knows his father went through much of the same things her father did, but never showed the aches and pains he had from working the physical labor he did right up until his last day, I respect what she said. I can also closely relate to what she said about him and about the only thing on his mind during all of that was hope for his children. He had a tough life, working sick days a week for years in a factory, but would often tell me, somehow with a smile every time, that everything he did in life was worth it if he could be sure his children would have a better life then he had. That's part of the American dream. The heart and courage of this country and it's people.

    As for Hillary, Irespect her for what she did, and what she's accomplished. That's what everyone in here should do. In the same breath, for those that are still angry with her not winning, the hatred gets yourself, and this country, no where. It only hurts all of us more and creates tension for so many people. For those that make negative comments toward her still, because you have never supported her, you do nothing but create tension between many people in this country also. The words of anger and hatred drive a spike between people in this country regardless of who you support (democratic, republican, independent, male, female, purple, green, etc.). We need to all be adults about this and remember that the people that all of this effects is our neighbors, our families, and ourselves. This is a time when so many of us have economic hardships that we must overcome. We all have a global competitive society that creates so many tensions within, and between, communities outside of this wonderful country. Yet, for some reason we as Americans continue to fight our own citizens and neighbors from within. We continue to raise animosity, anger, jealousy, and hatred toward one another and it continues to make us loose ground, and respect, in this world.

    To everyone who is saying 'Hillary 2012' or 'Hillary 2016', and I respect that regardless of who I support, but if you ruin the election for Barack Obama this time around, it can be confidently said that she will have an amazingly difficult, possibly impossible, time being able to garner the needed votes next time the runs. Regardless of what may be right, there will be many people angry with her. Obama had 18+ million voters also and Hillary can not afford to disenfranchise those voters for any presidential campaign she may have in the future (the same as he can't disenfranchise her supporters).

    Voting on revenge does NOTHING to help this country with the terrible state it's currently in, and her supporters will loose many of the political battles/stands they believe in if McCain wins because of their votes in November. You want to vote for someone who has almost all polar opposite beliefs then Clinton praised and believed in when she was running? You want to loose all of those battles, without even having a chance to fight them, with McCain in office. Did you really believe in what she said, she fought for, and she believed in, or did you believe in some idealogical image of her in office without any of what was behind it?

    All that being said, anyone can understand a person being upset because their candidate did not win, but with some time for a breather and to think you must remember that some things are bigger then anyone of us individually. Remember if you vote for McCain you throw away the believes of Hillary, the 18 million that supported her, Obama and the 18 million that supported him, and hurt the future of this country. Are you willing to let your bitterness harm those many people (those close to you, those you believed in, those you love, etc.) and their beliefs?

    August 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  11. Jordan Fitzpatrick

    Stop insulting Hillary by refusing to support Barack Obama.
    The issues that Hillary Clinton has worked so tirelessly for–expanded access to healthcare, a woman's right to choose, the restoration of America's standing in the world–have been just as tirelessly opposed by John McCain and the GOP. If you refuse to support Obama in November you are standing in opposition to Hillary and thwarting her lifetime of hard work.
    What's more, you will irreversibly damage her entire future. At BEST, Hillary will be seen as powerless and unable exercise leadership in regard to her supporters. At WORST, she will be seen as conniving to sabotage her own party at the most crucial political moment in a generation. Either way, her career will be over.
    Could you live with that?

    August 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. Weatherman

    I would ask Hillary if reverand Hagee knows tropical storm Gustaf is going to exact vengence on the RED STATES for backing McCain.

    August 26, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  13. Diane, Winthrop, MA

    I cannot believe that this country fell for Obama' who has no real experience all I can figure is must be his "carisma" that got him this far.
    Hillary has knowledge, experience and substance. I am in mourning for my country. Unfortunatlly I am not alone and McCain will probably get elected.

    August 26, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  14. Krissy

    BREAKING NEWS: Hillary left Michelle a message!

    Seriously?

    August 26, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  15. Karen in Florida

    You people are unreal. You just cannot accept that there are Democrats that are not buying what the Obamas are selling. You have to make up nasty comments, call anyone who disagrees with you unintelligent (typically with lots of typos in your post...) and other insulting remarks. Gee. I wonder why those of use who have questions about things like – oh – the fact that Hillary would have had the nom had Dean seated the full Florida delegation back when he should have instead of now????

    There are PLENTY of lifelong registered Democrats who don't agree with the Obamas and your insulting childish behaivor is not going to change that. You are the ones who need to grow up with your really overused "yes we can" rhetoric. You remind me of other large groups of people rallying around charismatic speakers on the basis of their speaking ability.

    Michelle was disingenous, particularly in her comment about Hillary given Michelle flat out stated she WOULD NOT vote for HIllary if she won the nomination. Yeah – that's party unit for you! Try hypocrisy.

    August 26, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. United

    Please CNN, try posting something logically asking for unity in this country, instead of trying to stir the pot and create more ratings……

    Michelle gave a very strong and compelling speech last night. As someone who knows his father went through much of the same things her father did, but never showed the aches and pains he had from working the physical labor he did right up until his last day, I respect what she said. I can also closely relate to what she said about him and about the only thing on his mind during all of that was hope for his children. He had a tough life, working six days a week for years in a factory, but would often tell me, somehow with a smile every time, that everything he did in life was worth it if he could be sure his children would have a better life then he had. That's part of the American dream. The heart and courage of this country and it's people.

    As for Hillary, Irespect her for what she did, and what she's accomplished. That's what everyone in here should do. In the same breath, for those that are still angry with her not winning, the hatred gets yourself, and this country, no where. It only hurts all of us more and creates tension for so many people. For those that make negative comments toward her still, because you have never supported her, you do nothing but create tension between many people in this country also. The words of anger and hatred drive a spike between people in this country regardless of who you support (democratic, republican, independent, male, female, purple, green, etc.). We need to all be adults about this and remember that the people that all of this effects is our neighbors, our families, and ourselves. This is a time when so many of us have economic hardships that we must overcome. We all have a global competitive society that creates so many tensions within, and between, communities outside of this wonderful country. Yet, for some reason we as Americans continue to fight our own citizens and neighbors from within. We continue to raise animosity, anger, jealousy, and hatred toward one another and it continues to make us loose ground, and respect, in this world.

    To everyone who is saying 'Hillary 2012' or 'Hillary 2016', and I respect that regardless of who I support, but if you ruin the election for Barack Obama this time around, it can be confidently said that she will have an amazingly difficult, possibly impossible, time being able to garner the needed votes next time the runs. Regardless of what may be right, there will be many people angry with her. Obama had 18+ million voters also and Hillary can not afford to disenfranchise those voters for any presidential campaign she may have in the future (the same as he can't disenfranchise her supporters).

    Voting on revenge does NOTHING to help this country with the terrible state it's currently in, and her supporters will loose many of the political battles/stands they believe in if McCain wins because of their votes in November. You want to vote for someone who has almost all polar opposite beliefs then Clinton praised and believed in when she was running? You want to loose all of those battles, without even having a chance to fight them, with McCain in office. Did you really believe in what she said, she fought for, and she believed in, or did you believe in some idealogical image of her in office without any of what was behind it?

    All that being said, anyone can understand a person being upset because their candidate did not win, but with some time for a breather and to think you must remember that some things are bigger then anyone of us individually. Remember if you vote for McCain you throw away the believes of Hillary, the 18 million that supported her, Obama and the 18 million that supported him, and hurt the future of this country. Are you willing to let your bitterness harm those many people (those close to you, those you believed in, those you love, etc.) and their beliefs?

    August 26, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  17. Marie

    To those Obama maniacs who are bashing Hillary supporters...

    We don't like Obama. He is not deserving of the job of President of the US. He can be a governor, senator but you got to have a RECORD that we can look at to run for the biggest job in the nation. Sorry we believe that McCain is more worthy.

    August 26, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. Realistic

    I wish that they would show more of the PUMAs on interviews as they look like such totally clueless idiots each time.

    Notably, all the PUMAs are "nobodies" in the sense of being anybody within the Democratic Party, and I'm sure by Friday they will all have hitched up their trailers, stocked up on smokes, and headed back to the boonies from whence they came.

    August 26, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  19. TSAH from Virginia

    I'm so EXCITED!!!
    And I just can't HIDE IT!!
    I'm about to lose control and I think I LIKE IT!!!

    So Let's GO OBAMA!!
    With your sidekick BIDEN!!!
    We need CHANGE you can BELIEVE IN – and no one can DENY IT!!!

    OBAMA / BIDEN – 2008-2016!!! YES WE CAN!!

    Thanks Hillary – I know you will ROCK THE STADIUM tonight too... YOU MUST!!!

    August 26, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  20. marion perkins

    I was glad to see Ted Kennedy and hear him speak. I don`t understand it when people continue to say they don`t know enough about the Obamas. I know what the problem is and you do to . He`s BLACK. GET OVER IT. He`s as intellegent as most people. If their skin was white there would not be a problem. This is 2008 act like it . I`m a senior citizen and I`m tired of the way we have to live While the rich get richer.Prices are rising but our pensions stay the same.Buy food or medicine. can`t do both.

    August 26, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
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