August 26th, 2008
01:24 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton to make 'compelling case' for Obama

Clinton will make a 'compelling case' for Obama, her spokesman said.
Clinton will make a 'compelling case' for Obama, her spokesman said.

(CNN) - In one of the most anticipated speeches of the week, Hillary Clinton will urge her backers - some of which remain wary of supporting Barack Obama - to unify behind the party's presumptive nominee.

Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines tells CNN the onetime rival of Obama will make a compelling case the Illinois senator must be the next President of the United States.

She will also express her appreciation for those who supported her primary bid and focus on the differences between Obama and McCain, not those between herself and the Illinois senator.

soundoff (318 Responses)
  1. cph9680

    Repeal the 19th Amendment!
    If women can't vote intelligently, they can't vote at all!

    August 26, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. Jason

    Being a lifelong Republican I can't support John McCain and his sick morals. After cheating on his first wife and never having anything to do with his children makes me sick! How low can this guy be? Bad morals = Bad President.
    This year I will vote for Obama.

    August 26, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  3. Lyn

    Michelle tried to act likes Hillary. Shame on her, she has never could be and never will be. I am sure she maybe practice last night speech for weeks or months and oneone wrote it for her to talk about it.

    August 26, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. Wow

    Youre all ants. Your vote doesn't count anyway. The electoral college and a rigged system elects the President, not you. Stay home.

    August 26, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. tim

    Dont do it Mrs. Clinton.
    Obama has never had a job
    Has no experience
    Never made any
    tough decisions
    Has 0 credibility on any issue because he has just been a windbag all his life.
    For folks who have worked all there lives to support their families
    with good honest work and common decency Obama is a big
    nothing. He has done so little but self serving acts and talking.

    August 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. 18,000,000 plus the disenfranchised

    I love Hillary,and I have a deep admiration for Bill Clinton,but I don't think even Hillary can make a compelling case for Obama. If she does,it will just show she should have been President.....anyone that can take a pile of "feces" and convince people it is a "Tea Cake", deserves to be President.

    August 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. KATHLEEN

    Hilllary don't have a chance in h- to win 2012! Really.

    August 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. Gloria

    What does Senator Clinton really owe O'Bama??????

    August 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. I've got news

    I've got news for all you PUMA's, delusional disgruntled Hillary supporters who make stuff up about Obama "slapping around" (as if!–Clinton attacked Obama far more than she attacked him, and I'm not a fan of the Clintons at all, but I know that NOBODY "slaps" them around) the Clintons, the DNC treating them unfairly, etc. The Clintons don't have anyone to blame for losing but themselves and contrary to what you people obviously believe, they are not entitled to the President. The bottom line is that you people have some sort of weird psychosis going on where you just make stuff up about Obama to rationalize your emnity, when the reality is that you're just mad at him because he the nerve to actually run and win. But my bigger point is this: if Obama loses, and it's clear that it was because of Hillary supporters voting for McCain, then you can forget Hillary winning the Presidency in 2012. She may be able to win the nomination, but she won't win the white house. African Americans, who would have voted for Hillary had she won the nomination despite all these claims that they supposedly think the the Clintons are racist, will be so hurt and dissappointed that they will not for her. You Hillary diehards act like you are totally oblivious to the fact that 49% of the country really dislikes Hillary and doesn't want to see her anywhere near the white house. That means she has to win on the margins. Blacks are going to either vote against Hillary or sit out the election just to pay you guys back for the way you treated Obama, and if that happens, she has no chance of winning. Bush overperforming with religious blacks in Ohio in 2004 is what won him the election. It will be PUMA all over again in 2012 and payback is gonna be a you know what.

    August 26, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  10. ELIZABETH FOR OBAMA

    It would be so awesome if Bill and Hillary would join Barack, Michelle, Joe and Jill and the Denver Stadium on Thursday night.

    The Republican's, Rush Limbaugh and CNN only want to try to divide the Democratic Party.

    Don't let them do it.

    August 26, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  11. John Smith

    I'd love to hear from Cindy MCCain. This nation must be getting tired of electing incompetent and senile people as leaders to nowhere. Just look at where this nation has been in the past 8 years because of FEAR!!! You wake up each day and listen to dead beat fools who claim nothing but service to this nation. Are parents, teachers, doctors etc. not serving this nation? War vs. disease; the doctors, parents, and teachers are the true heros of the United States, not war pilots!!

    August 26, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. TSAH from Virginia

    TO ALL HILLARY SUPPORTERS WHO WANTS TO VOTE FOR MCsame!!!

    BARACK OBAMA has already made History and you descendants will read about it in the history books!! And yes, we may not see history as promising as this for decades to come because of America!!!

    Hillary, by losing, also made history – in a way. BUT, she would NEVER make the REAL history she wants to be in 2012!!! REMEMBER: You need OBAMA supporters TOO!!!

    STOP TALKING STUPID !!!
    OBA-DEN 2008-2016!!! YES WE WILL "WITHOUT YOU"!!!

    August 26, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  13. anti puma

    As an american – i think the only fair thing for me to do is to hold my vote hostage, regardless of the potential damage that might cause. its either my way or the highway! If not hillary then to hell with the rest of the country!!!!

    wait a second... thats not american at all!!! what i should REALLY do is vote based on POLICIES. i mean, gee, i really love hillary, and wish she were running, but she's not. she's supporting barack obama. so i guess the only logical thing for me to do is to take a look at each candidate (obama / mccain) and decide who represents my values, morals and beliefs. As a former Clinton supporter, it seems that person is Obama – so even though he's not my first choice, he's definitely better for this country than McCain.

    August 26, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  14. cheryl aNN

    I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HILLARY OR OBAMA COMMENT ON AIR CONCERNING THIS ISSUE:
    "HOW IS IT THAT A LIBERAL LIKE OBAMA IS PRO CHOICE AND HE SELECTS A RUNNING MATE WHO IS CATHOLIC"? EVERYONE KNOWS CATHOLICS DO NOT IN ANY WAY ENDORSE PRO CHOICE!

    I FEEL THAT IT IS CRITICAL THAT THIS SUBJECT BE ADDRESSED ON TELEVISION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO EXPLAIN... THIS IS VERY CONFUSING AND CONFLICTING FOR VOTERS TRYING TO REACH THEIR DECISION.

    THANK YOU, CHERYL

    August 26, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  15. Stephina

    A poster above stated: " He (Obama) has been chosen by God to lead this county"......you are joking right???

    In my book, Obama is more like the anti-Christ. His rise exemplifies it!!!

    August 26, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  16. John in Ohio

    Heck, you can make a case for Obama simply by using the only thing McCain has been using to try to get people to vote for him.

    The only thing McCain is running on is that he isn't Obama.

    A very compelling case for Obama is that he's not McCain.

    It'd be great if people, in the media and out of it, would hold McCain to the same standard to which they hold Obama. It'd be great if they'd make the same demands for substance of McCain that they make of Obama. All McCain has going for him is "libruls r scary", "black folks r scary", and "5.5 years in a POW camp".

    I won't be surprised if McCain gets elected, but I will be disappointed.

    August 26, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  17. David

    In my lifetime, I have never witnessed such nonsense and self-destructive behavior in the American voting group. That any Hillary supporter would vote for John McCain signals a willingness to sacrifice the well being of the country to behave like a child that takes their toys and runs home to momma because they did not get what they wanted.

    I cannot imagine that ANY American is so selfish, and so pissy about anything that they would sacrifice the nation. If anyone feels that helping McCain win will bring Hillary back in four years they are sadly mistaken. If Hillary supporters throw this election the rest of us will remember, for the pain the country is likely to feel as a result will be substantial enough to keep that memory alive and well for four or eight years. Her only hope is to run AFTER Obama fills his term. Should he lose, it is all over for the Clintons.

    August 26, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  18. Darrius

    I agree with Brian from NJ.

    If Obama loses, there is no way Hillary will get nominated in 2012, let alone win the general election. All of this vitriol started after Hillary was mathematically eliminated people will remember that. All of Obama's people will still be mad at her; all the African-Americans will still be mad at her; and Mark Warner still be out there as a lock to carry Virginia. All this

    The only way Hillary will get to be President is in 2016 after two Obama terms.

    Hillary lost it when she voted for the Iraq war. She gambled and lost.

    August 26, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
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