January 27th, 2008
04:15 PM ET
12 years ago

Scenes from the trail: Sen. Clinton arrives in Florida

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Sen. Hillary Clinton arrived in Sarasota, Florida Sunday for a fundraiser. Democratic presidential candidates have pledged not to campaign in Florida this primary season because of national party penalties on the state for its early primary date, but they are allowed to attend fundraisers there.(Photo Credit: Mike Roselli/CNN)


Related: Sen. Clinton to be in Florida Tuesday for primary results


Filed under: Florida • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (322 Responses)
  1. jason_pgh

    What happened to Howard Dean, is he not the Democratic Party leader...Should he not be out there scolding the Clintons, if someone other than Hillary was claiming wins in michigan and florida what would the media be saying?Did not the leading candidates vow not to campaign there? What I see happening is Hillary seeing that she has a fight on her hand and she needs all the momentum she can get even if its claiming a victory where she is running against herself. I mean like I said people wake up...Do we really want the Clintons to have another term I mean this would be there 3rd time, Hillary has said that she was very involved in policy decisions and Bill would do the same. Oh yeah people the CLINTONS were eavesdropping on us way before BUSH 2 again look it up.

    January 27, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  2. over the clintons

    Yes Drake, he is going to allow the Kennedy's to speak for themselves. Imagine that.

    January 27, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  3. pete

    just another note IF YOU THINK FOR ONE SECOND HILARY IS DOING THE FLORIDA THING BECAUSE SHE CARES ABOUT THAT STATES RIGHT TO VOTE YOU ARE SADLY MISTAKEN. IT IS FOR HER BENEFIT (DELEGATES) BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF FLORIDA.

    AT LEAST OBAMA AND EDWARDS ARE NOT DECIEVING THE FLORIDA VOTERS. A DECISION BY THE DNC SHOULD BE CHALLENGED BY HILARY WHEN THE DECISION WAS MADE, NOT WHEN YOU NEED DELEGATES.

    January 27, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  4. Anon

    She made her promise! Even with zero delegates she personally went to Florida.

    I don't understand why moving primary earlier than usual date have to be penalized. There are some states that move their primary earlier and wasn't penalized.

    January 27, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  5. nadeem

    Hillary AGREED to not campaign in Florida. Nobody made her agree to that, she did so of her own free will.

    To go against that is to break her word. That's what we need another president who breaks their word!

    January 27, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  6. Tom Wittmann

    "EXITUS ACTA PROBAT" (the end justify the means)

    BILL CLINTON (obviously Niccolo Macchiavelli, XVI century, copied this phrase from Bill with the help of NOSTRADAMUS!)

    Other than stimulating racial tensions, by inducing white voters not to vote OBAMA, and hinting that Mc Cain is chummy with Hillary, so inducing many independents and Republicans not to nominated the much feared McCain,
    the CLINTONS decided for a moment to another:

    1) As Carolyn and TED Kennedy endorsed OBAMA
    2) As This will motivate a high percentage of Florida's in turn enormous elderly
    Democrat m Kennedy admirers, to vote for OBAMA and possibly some,
    because race consideration are still alive between the elderly, for Edwards
    3) As it is necessary to dilute somewhat the PR related to South Carolina,
    override, as done in Michigan, their commitment to the DNC and last moment
    camopaign, without opposition, in Florida and even more important, try to
    minimize the elderly exodus effect, which would have a disastrous effect on the
    potential senior voters nationwide, by stating that the Endorsements had lttle
    effect (As in Michigan, many Dems will vote in Florida !)

    MM, ADAM et all"

    Running NATIONAL adds in Florida is not campaigning there !!!
    And it is useless the refer to the certainly not nationally well known siblings of
    ROBERT Kennedy !

    TOM

    January 27, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  7. Ben

    Go Hillary Go! We are with you!!!

    January 27, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  8. Einstein

    Mark

    Obama and Edwards are on the ballot in Florida and they are all allowed to go to fundraisers there as well as campaign. All three however have pledged not to campaign there.

    All you have to do is read the article that this blog is about but then again with everyone just reading or hearing what they want to hear, it's no wonder why things are so out of whack. Can't anyone read or think for themselves anymore?

    January 27, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. J. McKinney SW MO

    Hillary–you GO, Girl!!! We are behind you!

    January 27, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  10. Amy

    Hillary agreed to the DNC rules and now she wants to have them changed for her personal benefit. This is just another political pandering stunt on the part of the Clintons. They could make a great reality tv show of the this couple. The Clintons feel so entitled, that they have gotten completely out of touch of what really is reality.

    As Flava Flav would say to the Clintons is "Your time is up!"

    January 27, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. Jim Beans

    I wonder if Dick Cheney will endorse his cousin Obama,they both belong to the Bilderburg Club.

    January 27, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  12. RIP ron paul support

    Don't worry folks. Hillary is not going to win! Barack has it in the bag! It would take a miracle to restore her campaign after the damage the she and Bill have done this week!!

    January 27, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  13. Einstein

    People wake up!!! She is not in Florida to campaign, she is there to attend a fundraiser of which all are allowed to do and have. Read the article...

    January 27, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  14. seegreen

    Who cares about the rules of the corrupt DNC? We need change. And the change starts in Florida.

    January 27, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  15. KC

    For someone who lives in Florida and have supported and voted for Democrats all my life, can I ask one small question? What did I do wrong to have my voice not be heard as with the rest of the country?

    January 27, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  16. rick

    okay i don't see what the big deal is here,, obviously black americans feel most comfortable with someone who looks more like them,, just like many white and latinos feel more comfortable with someone that looks like them,, that is not racial but personal preference,, it was not suprising that this would happen just as it was not suprising that it happened in N.H. and Nevada,, nor will it be any different when we look back after super tuesday

    January 27, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  17. united for truth

    I know for sure, if Billary wins nomination,12 million democrats or Americans will vote Republican this year-that's the facts.

    January 27, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  18. Cliff CA

    Oh, Adam, it is different. Obama is running ads in Florida in defiance of an agreement to not campaign in the state. Hillary is there for a fundraiser which is allowed and agreed upon by the candidates. They have all been there for fundraisers so Hillary is not breaking any rules or agreements. It's Obama who is playing dirty here, by reneging on their agreement.

    January 27, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  19. Ellie, Ca

    Hmmm. Obama is running ads in Florida. Why, if he thinks the vote there amounts to nothing, is he doing this? Sounds like he wants a piece of the action after all.

    January 27, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  20. rose

    HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT 2008!!! THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHO CAN BEGIN TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE. Ignore the haters. Elect the most accomplished candidate–Hillary. Edwards for VP. Obama–watch and learn from the grown-ups.

    January 27, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  21. Michael

    I hate Hillary!!

    As a Democrat I will not vote in November if she is the nominee.

    January 27, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  22. Tim O.

    The Clintons should have enough funds with Saudi's donating 10 million dollars to their personal check book.

    January 27, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  23. TAUREAN, CHICAGO,IL

    I'M VERY PROUD OF HILLARY FOR DOING THIS, BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE THE DNC NOT SEATING THOSE DELAGATES AND CONCEDING THE STATE TO THE REPUBLICANS.

    January 27, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  24. Jaqueline

    President Hillary Clinton will be a great president.

    January 27, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  25. SC

    Those that exalt themselves shall be abased. Angry Floridians need to blame the party leaders in their state. If they had just followed the rules for scheduling, you'd have your delegates. It's a harsh penalty for sure, but it's one that the state brought on itself.

    January 27, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
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