January 22nd, 2008
11:12 AM ET
14 years ago

Clinton to receive major union endorsement

CNN's Mike Roselli reports that Hillary Clinton will receive the backing of the United Farmworkers at a Salinas, California event today.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (92 Responses)
  1. andy

    Adam if you know nothing of what she has done in the Latino community dont try to give Obama support here! He has done nothing to enhance the lives of Latinos and he intends not to ! If this was so he would make the statements out loud and in public so the nation could see and hear where he is coming from, but i belive he is afraid to stand up for latinos! if you would like proof of what Mrs. Clinton does do and has done for many years for the Latino not to mention what she has done in the black communities just google it and see the many articles that are public knowledge describing why The UFW will stand behind her along with many other Latinos in california, arizona , new mexico, nevada , florida, new york, new jersey and i belive these are not small states but I do know that there are large and I mean large populations of Latino ! I have heard on CNN some contributors who are talking about the Latino community who try to change what we are we are all latino and they say things like hispanic / latino so they can divide us but that dose not work because we
    will not allow any one to divide us to make us seem weaker which they are trying to do now and what you are trying to do at this time adam so do your home work !! Viva Hillary

    January 22, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. andy

    Oh why did Obama give back 40,000 dollars in contributions to TONY REZKO ?? thats what MSNBC said ?

    January 22, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. Recovering Republican

    No matter who wins the election (Republican or Democrat), they inherit the worst disaster in over 60 years. Bush has done more damage to the economy, deficit, international affairs, families, healthcare, financial markets and oh, did I mention he did not veto a spending bill for his first 6 years? Taxes will be rising for years to pay for the mistakes of Mr. Bush. Good luck and prayers to the next president – he/she will certainly need it.

    January 22, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. michael

    Let's face it, Politics is dirty business. Both Obama and Hillary are guilty of the same thing (as is Edwards, but with a lot less fanfare). It is good to see people feel strongly about a candidate one way or the other. In my opinion, Obama just doesn't have the track record to be President of the U.S. Hillary has more to 'complain' about simply because she's been around longer and has been involved in a myriad of domestic/foreign issues.

    They both deserve a fair chance to compete. I'm sure if it were two other people competing for the most important job in the country, it would not be all roses and candy between them.

    January 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  5. ezmo2002

    I think it's funny how the Democratic nomination has essentially come down to gender vs race. Blacks vs women, if we keep that approach; we'll all lose. I thought the major issues were supposed to be the economy, the war, stem cell research and gay marriage. Last nights debate is going to do nothing to change anyones opinion.

    As someone who helped elect Obama into the Senate, I'm starting to see a new side of him since his back-to-back defeats and I don't like it. He likes to speak about how's he made from a different mold but I believe that he's a regular politician regardless of how well he speaks. For all those who've never heard anyone like Obama before, spend a few Sundays in a Black church and it'll sound familiar to you. Kind of like Jesse Jackson-lite.

    Now, we see that the wild card has been introduced....the Hispanic vote. And while Obama can speak as eloquently as he'd like, what history does he have with the Hispanic voters? How has he improved their lives? The answer is he hasn't and they are supporting the ones who have.

    January 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. shirley.roybal,surprise,az.


    January 22, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  7. Chris, Orlando, FL

    GO HILLARY. You were amazing in South Carolina last night!

    January 22, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. ji_john

    Hillary criticizes Obama constantly and Obama finally fires back: it's about time. Hillary remains critical and Obama picks up the United Farmers endorsement in California. Hillary criticizes Obama and shifts the Black vote in support of him, and by a wide margin. Hillary, keep on going! Close the door on yourself and let the best candidate win and go on to the White House. It's going to be Great, seeing Obama win in `08.

    January 22, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. W.H. Thomas

    The Republican party and John McCain are going to EAT HILLARY ALIVE in the Presidential race. I for one cannot stand Hillary Clinton, her behavior in this primary have left me wanting to vote republican come general election time. The democratic party for some reason thinks that she gives us the best chance to win. I am voting for John McCain because he will not stump this country in the ground like Hillary would.

    January 22, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. Jack

    welcome to the club Obama was booed.

    January 22, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. GaryO Virginia Beach

    Well, it looks like the United Farmworkers are jumping on the bandwagon. And why not, it feels nice to back a winner.

    Poor Obama and his Moonies are dazed and confused . . . walking around chanting "change, change, change," and bumping into walls.

    John Edwards and Hillary Clinton are both experienced, influential, and capable individuals. Obama is Obama.
    And that is not a qualification for being President of the United States.

    January 22, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  12. AJ, IL

    I say 'Congratulations Hillary'. With that endorsement, I'm sure the Republican Party Machine is digging into the details of United Farmworkers. The Republican Party is looking to see how many illegal immigrants may be apart of this "union". For your sake, I hope none, because if you get the Democratic nomination and there are some illegals, the Democrats can kiss the presidency goodbye.

    January 22, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  13. Masters Student

    I bet the writer of this article made the first comment. Well, I am a masters student in industrial engineering, a fellow, and I conduct research at a school that is ranked amongst the top three schools in the nation. Oh, by the way, I am voting for Hillary and I can dance! Go Hillary 08!!!

    January 22, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  14. antihillary

    How ridiculous!

    Has Shillary ever walked a picket line?

    January 23, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  15. tish jamieson

    About the S. Carolina debates-It was obvious that during the S. Carolina debate Obama was determined to attack Clinton from the outset. Hillary had every right to respond forcefully to his cheap shots and aggressive tactics. He claims that he was only trying to "clarify" the record and state the "facts" when in fact his record is quite slippery:

    1. He has voted "present" numerous times (in the state legislature), thus dodging the difficult task of casting an up or down vote on important issues. (It is hypocritical of him to then cast aspersions at Clinton's and Edward's actual votes on difficult issues.)

    2. He twisted Pres. Clintons' remarks about Obama's evolution on his stance on the war, falsely claiming that Clinton characterized Obama's running for presidency as a "fairytale," thus suggesting that Clinton made a racial slur against him. The fact is that Obama's rhetoric against the war does not match up with his votes to fund the war–and it is very fair to call attention to it! (Kucinich, in fact, is the only candidate who has been consistent about the war and his votes!) Obama is trying to play it both ways(!)–he was against the war before he voted funding for it.

    3. He was obviously pandering to Republicans by implicitly praising Reagan and the Republicans as "the party of ideas over the last 15 years." if you read the entire quote, his remarks are especially slippery because they are deliberately construed in an ambiguous manner. He doesn't say that Reagan and the Republican ideas were bad for America, but rather leaves this statement and those that precede it open for interpretation. In the context of this interview, these comments were meant to ingratiate himself to Republicans. But with explicitly clarifying his remarks, he leaves himself lots of wiggle room to play it both ways! Indeed, during the S.C. debate, he changed is tune and conveniently distanced himself from his pandering remarks by saying that he "didn't say [ those Republican ideas] were good ones."

    If Obama leaves himself open to interpretation or dodges difficult choices then he can't be surprised when others interpret his words or criticize his dodging of responsibility. Also, if he can't take on the heated politics of the primaries, then he won't be able to take on the Republican machine if he is the Democratic nominee.

    January 23, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  16. tish jamieson

    Hmmmm....... After the last debates in S Carolina, seems like the experience issue is becoming more important-Obama is still on the Freshman team while Hillary is playing varsity! Go Girl!!

    Obama starting to sound like a whiner. He also reminds me of a kid brother who takes jabs at his older sibling, then proclaims his innocence when found out! Obama, you're great but you've got to stop complaining about the Clintons and get on with your message! If you can't take this kind of heat now in the primaries, then you certainly won't be able to survive the Republican machine if you got the nomination.
    This makes me very nervous!

    January 23, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  17. Bev, Houston, Texas

    tish etal.

    Obama was trying to defend the lies she told about him. Get your facts straight.

    January 24, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
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