October 3rd, 2007
12:20 PM ET
12 years ago

Teachers give Clinton a gold star

Clinton won a big endorsement Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D- New York, will receive the endorsement of American Federation of Teachers on Wednesday.

Clinton has also received labor endorsements from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the United Transportation Union, and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers among others.

- CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. Zack, NJ

    Gravel is right... America IS getting fatter and dumber!

    October 3, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  2. Tom, Anaheim, CA

    To Providence, RI
    I didn't misunderstand the resolution. You must understand the dynamic involved. It paves the way to attacking the Republican Guard as "terrorists" based on the lie that they are supplying hi tech IED's to Iraq. That is not a fact that they are or aren't. It is a widely disputed assertion at this point that is not even agreed to in within the intellegence community or the military. Several sophisticated IED factories have be uncovered INSIDE Iraq. There is some intel the raw materials may have come from Syria or Palestine. PLEASE don't fall for the non-binding aspect. It's a "gateway" resolution to get on down the road to attacking Iran. Whey do you think Cheney lobbied so hard to get this passed? It's a first step, a critical first step.

    Oh and also;
    hEY GInA,
    tHANks for yur brillent ContRebutioN to the issu.

    October 3, 2007 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  3. Rex, Toledo, Ohio

    Hillary Clinton get a great big F

    October 3, 2007 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. Rob STL MO

    She will never do anything to support teachers, laborers or any other middle class profession. She will continue to support outsourcing, under fund programs, and wage wars for political gain. Nothing more. Please wake up.

    October 3, 2007 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  5. Rob STL MO

    To Providence, RI:

    I suppose you think she got "tricked" by GW re: the Iraq war vote. She knew what she was doing then (remember all that "executive experience" she has?) and she knows what she is doing now. Or do you honestly think that designating a government entity a terrorist organization doesn't give this government the right to try and take them out?!? If they are terrorists, GW gives them no rights or the country that harbors them. He now has full authority to invade Iran whenever he wants on the premise that he is going after terrorists. Plain and simple.

    October 3, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. Gina, Baltimore, Maryland

    Dear Tom from Anaheim. It was my pleasure.

    October 3, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. SB, Maryland

    The teachers union is backing the former first lady of Arkansas. I wonder if they remember that Arkansas ranked 49th in the country in education when she was first lady there?

    October 3, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. Jimi, Fairfax Virginia

    All Socialist's Love Her

    Hillary Clinton has the so-called answers for everything just like Bill. Her talk is bold, prideful, and belligerent. The outcome of her actions will be more of the same hyprocrisy that she has exemplified most of her life. Her words come forth as lies and more lies. She receives gold stars because of the silver lining to all the promises she makes freely with her new found power.

    Socialist's are not sympathetic and moved with compassion for the less fortunate, they are consumed by power. She will say and do anything to get elected. Principles and moral integrity are only in her speeches when she wants to make herself look like she has some.

    My mantra is "Anyone But Hillary".

    October 3, 2007 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. Cambridge, MA

    Excuse me, Monica from New York?
    Don't you think it's a bit presumptuous to say that you "know most students will support Obama too"?
    This is one student who is thrilled to be voting for Hillary.
    Furthermore, there is no way you could ever equate Hillary Clinton to being "more of the same" of what we've seen...shall we count the ways?

    October 3, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. H. Arnold - Austin TX

    Yay! Maybe Hillary will let some big union bosses come in and run her campaign, too.

    Maybe they can do for Hillary's campaign what they've managed to do for the American auto industry.

    October 3, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. Tyler, Alexandria, Virginia

    The headline "Teachers give Hilary a Gold Star" is misleading. Teacher Unions do not universally represent teachers' best interests. Teacher Unions also consistently endorse democratic candidates (Stroll past your local AFT and NEA office during election season) and since there are many moderate, conservative and apolitical teachers obviously can't be said to accurately represent us. Corrected headline, "AFT gives Hillary a Gold Star".

    October 3, 2007 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  12. Tyler, Alexandria, VA

    Jeff Spangler, (fellow Virginian) you can thank a teacher for teaching you how to write your comments and read mine. Also thank him/her for staying up half the night correcting your papers and giving you feedback until you grasped a topic. We have to squish one year's worth of work into 9 months!

    October 3, 2007 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  13. Truth Teller

    I'm convinced that half of this nation is suffering some sort of collective amnesia. If you are currently a college student, you get a pass because you were too young to remember anything about the Clinton years. If you are older than a college student, I know that the past 7 years have been horrible, but there are much better choices than going back to mediocre (which would come with continued division of the country and the scandal du jour). We can do better America.

    October 3, 2007 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. Rodney Dallas TX

    Mark J in NY:

    The most corrupt politician in our lifetime?

    Seriously, have you forgotten who is in office NOW? No one can get more corrupt than his administration.

    October 3, 2007 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  15. Carl, Dallas, TX

    hmmm let's see... Senator Clinton is the closest we have to a socialist, and MOST UNIONS WILL VOTE FOR HER...

    go figure... i know... crazy

    Guess what... most texas teachers will NOT vote for her because we aren't allowed unions down here... They get screwed and it doesn't matter who is in the white house

    October 3, 2007 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  16. Tony Tennessee

    Clinton & Obama are both CFR members committed to the one-world agenda! Obama is also a moslem an was sworn in by using the Koran.

    October 3, 2007 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  17. Pat H., Seattle, Wa

    the only reason unions endorse Hillary is because she's all about big money; she truly is Bush – lite

    October 3, 2007 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  18. Mike, Cleveland, Ohio

    Tony Tennessee:

    Get your facts straight, Obama is not muslim. You must be referring to Rep. Keith Ellison (Minnesota) who was sworn in with the Koran (once owned by Thomas Jefferson). But hey I guess I can understand why you got them confused, Ellison and Obama are both of African-American decent. BTW Obama is Christian, but I guess you wouldn't care to know that fact either.

    October 3, 2007 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  19. Michael Prince

    You unions are all communists. I can't wait for your rights to be taken away. You'll get mad when you can't feed your children. Then you'll pick up arms with us against tyranny.

    October 4, 2007 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  20. BajanLuv, Newport News, VA

    Obama was sworn in with a bible. He has a Muslim name–his father's. The sad part, uninformed voters will believe you. I guess that's why they are uninformed.

    October 4, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  21. Beckwolf

    "But you gotta hand it to anyone who extorts a full year's pay for nine months' work."

    Actually, they get barely nine months' pay for nine months of work, which is why so many hold different jobs during the summer.

    January 16, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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