February 19th, 2008
10:25 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton: 'It is about picking a president'


Watch a clip of Sen. Clinton's speech Tuesday night.

(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton speaks in Youngstown, Ohio after Sen. Barack Obama is projected the winner in Wisconsin's Democratic primary on Tuesday night.

Related: Clinton: Choice is between 'speeches' vs. 'solutions'

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Ohio • Wisconsin
soundoff (156 Responses)
  1. Jeremy

    If Obama wins this nomination, I am voting republican. An absolute Charlatan with nothing but empty words deceiving the American people. wake up America!!

    February 19, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  2. H2oVision

    I am a republican, but in this era of turmoil, I want to hear what all the candidates have to say on the issues so that I can make an informed decision. I was sitting in an airport lounge watching Hillary Clinton when you decided to peel away and go to Obama. While I want to hear what Obama has to say, I think it was rude and unfair to your viewers as well as Hillary. Is CNN trying to have a coronation of young Mr. Obama? I wish the airport had another station to get fair reporting.

    February 19, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  3. DemFan

    If "It's About Picking a President," then why isn't she backing Obama? He leads her as being the most likely to beat McCain???


    February 19, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  4. David Snider

    Hillary didnt even thank WI people for voting for her. or congratulate Obama on his "9th" victory in a row...

    Plus, Obama was making a "victory" speech. Thats the reason why CNN and all other news networks cut Clinton out. She needs to stop hogging the spotlight, and wait in line, behind Obama when making her 2nd place finish speech.

    Obama is first as is the race....

    February 19, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  5. B. Smart

    It IS the speech. OBAMA. 08!

    February 19, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  6. JOHN


    February 19, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  7. Rebecca - O.C.

    We are counting on you TEXAS ... Give 'em all you got ... give it to Hillary Clinton!! The deserving candidate and the real person to get the job done ... not some suit on stage that gives preaching and ryhming on stage and has no real foundation! America will never let this character in the white house ... we need real solutions!!!!

    Hillary 2008!!!!

    February 19, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  8. JA Cook

    Once in a while I agree with Hillary. It IS about picking a President.

    And she doesn't appear to be the nation's pick.

    Time to be graceful and healing Hillary. Pull in the claws and get on message or get out.

    February 19, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |

    There is no way Bush's mini-me can beat OBAMA in a debate. "I know they are looking through my kindegarden papers" (OBAMA SAID THIS IN ANOTHER ONE OF HIS "HOPE" SPEECHES) and still they can't find anything to talk about but his speeches (which every speech McCain gives is read and not sincere AT ALL) and the very logic statement made by his wife. They have a very steep uphill battle. I can't wait to see the debate between McCain and OBAMA!

    February 19, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  10. Janet

    CNN, thank you for correcting your mistake and replaying Hillary's speech. It was very rude of CNN to turn off her speech to listen to Obama's incredibly long, long, same old speech. He talks way to much. You could have listened to the end of Hillary and replayed Obama's (I'm sure you are taping it). The same thing if you turned off Obama to listen to Hillary. He's getting a lot more free airtime than she is.

    February 19, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  11. Ashley


    Obama's rally start times are set in advance and posted clearly on his website. She knew...

    If anyone deserves an apology it is Obama. Another loss without thanking supporters or congratulating the winner... now that is adolescent!!!

    February 19, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  12. Joe nyc

    I think Hillary is plagiarizing herself... After Iowa and before New Hampshire she cried wolf when she teared up repeating "I'm a doer, not a talker". Now she's more innovative, she's really saying the same thing "it's solutions, not speeches". Good try...

    February 19, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  13. Ryan from Springfield

    I find it amusing when i hear people say that Barack Obama is only a speech giver.

    Just because someone is good at something, it doesn't meen that is all they are capable of doing.

    Barack Obama...a great speaker, great politician, and a future great President of the United States

    February 19, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  14. richard rinaldi

    Good, no one's LISTENING to CNN's BIASED!
    We KNOW BETTER ...
    Better pour it on even thicker for Hillary NOW WOLF! Yea Dobbs...run the "plagerism" spot...JUST ONE MORE TIME!

    (ppsst...little secret...no one's listening guys)

    I know you won't post this, Only wanted CNN to read it anyway

    February 19, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  15. ana

    Do you remember that in 2004, George Bush was the "darling" of the the big media and look the mess we are in. Now they are picking up Obama and the people are falling for it again. Now, obviously, Obama is not a Bush–but the inexperience and cockiness are the same...so think before you vote or you may be very sorry for a long while. Only Hillary Clinton is the right person since Edwards is no longer in the race.

    February 19, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  16. George from Minneapolis

    That was awesome how Obama knocked Hillary off all the airways at the same time. The next time she wants to go negative, she should think about the payback.

    February 19, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |

    OBAMA 08


    HILLARY 08

    February 19, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  18. Angela M - Canada

    You did show another 4 or 5 minutes of Clinton's speech. Therefore we seen 5 minutes of the first & 5 minutes of the last, what was said in between? To make it fair & balanced, you should replay her speech tomorrow night in Prime Time as you did for Obama.

    Make it at least a fair race.

    February 19, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  19. Will, CA

    There are picking. They are choosing Barack Obama!

    February 19, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  20. Gerald


    Its fun reading all these Billary losser remarks.

    February 19, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  21. Wilbur W

    It's over, Hillary. Give it up.

    February 19, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  22. Richard, Portsmouth, VA

    I have heard Hillary say many times that she can be trusted when the speeches are over and the cameras are turned off, but i remember that it was reported that she spoke about her plan for social security after a speech sometimes last year. It was overheard by a reporter. Who is missing something here and who can be trusted? I guess she knows the answer too but it is definitely nor her.

    February 19, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  23. Jen

    If it's about picking a president, then we certainly shouldn't pick you. GO BARACK OBAMA!!!

    February 19, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  24. fred

    Oh! It's about picking a President!!!! Now I get it!

    February 19, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  25. Mike

    Wait, I thought Hillary wasn't about speeches? What was that? Words don't matter but solutions do? How do you intend to get your solutions acted upon without using words? I guess Hillary won't mind when CNN switches over to Obama's speech while she is in the middle of hers. Remember, from her own mouth, words don't mean anything.

    After all, speeches are just words. You can't use words to communicate a vision. You can't use words to persuade. You can't use words to compromise. You can't use words to direct. You can't use words to spur a person into action.

    Yeah words don't move mountains. But neither does one person working alone. Without words, the constructs of language, nothing gets done in society of millions.

    If I was CNN, I would have cut her off mid speech too. It is not like anything she says would mean anything. She said it her self. Words mean nothing.

    February 19, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
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