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. H Galal

    The only solution that I am looking for is the one for which you are the problem. Time to call it quits, HRC!!!!

    February 19, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  2. vivian

    Shhhhhh! Hillary is a closet case Obama mama! She can't help herself, she is mezmorized! intoxified! stupified by his awesome speeches. They must be working, she has become a speech maker herself. She is following in his footsteps, she is getting smarter. Hillary, just do what Obama does and you should get there sometime!

    February 19, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  3. James

    Yeah it is about picking a president and America is picking Obama. Sorry Hillary no one wants you. Please put your ego and selfishness aside and stop your negative campaign. its time for Democrats to unite around Obama and push on through into the White House.

    February 19, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  4. skd

    yes it is, it is about picking a president and not a successor.i think ppl preaty much understands that hillary.

    February 19, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  5. Ashley, Detroit


    February 19, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  6. lula

    you don't win election by being negative. i think her showing her silly side helped her to loss.
    you should always respect people with dignity!!!!!!

    Hillary needs GOOD MANER!!!!!!

    if in case she win i will can for John Mcain..

    February 19, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  7. Noeline in California

    Obama needs to write some original speeches and include some substance. There is no way I'm voting for a Democratic that has not come up with an original idea or speech and has a hard time verbalizing policy. Give me a break! when I hear his advisers are Carter advisers and hear his wife Michelle tell us what a wonderful person he is ....it makes me cringe! That does not make a President. Look at what Carter's presidency was! And I love Carter the man. I will not vote for him if he is the nominee. Take a listen to what McCain is saying and I have to agree with him. I will not vote for inexperience when it's not backed up with ideas and solutions. Rhetoric, any one can have.

    February 19, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  8. Emmanuel, Ind

    And why should Obama respect hillarys sore losing tactics. Hillary fails to be a lady by first thanking Wisconsinites for coming out for her in freezing temperatures, and failing to congratulate Obama on his win. So why should we Americans be allowed to see such rude, disrespectful and arrogant behavior LIVE from Hillary.

    Go tell that to the average WI that went out in 5 degress temperature to vote for her. You Hillary people are disgusting. And I seriously hope people like you don't vote for Obama because it will be a win win situation for us. When Obama wins the general elections then eat your words out, but if we lose then the ladies suffer more when we lose the judge in the supreme court.

    We should all come together now and get a democrat into the white house and stop talking like sore losers. Its your pocket that will be affected too because Hillary and Obama will be just fine. So tell me who is kidding who?

    February 19, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  9. mathew

    hey Brian, lets be real here i am from canada we don't want Hillary supporters here. If you guys elect here you will look like a joke to the rest of the world. Democrates and Republicans or Bushies and Clintons, Canada is for Obama!!

    February 19, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  10. Maria

    Why would voters pick Hillary when Obama gets free 24 hour plugs by CNN, MSNBC, FOX. Of course this honeymoon will come to an abrupt end if he is the nominee and again the naive democrats will give the presidency away on a silver platter. WAKE UP. 12 of the states that Obama has won are OPEN caucuses and primaries. I am sure if you Obama worshippers think real hard you will figure it out. I don't understand how most of you allow the media to push down your throats the candidate they want you to vote for. Let me remind all of you this is for the PRESIDENCY not the next pop star. Exhibit A Hillary was speaking and Obama decided that was when he wanted to make his speech. What did CNN & MSNBC do? Cut off Hillary so Obama could have another 25 minutes of listening to himself speak. Can someone please video tape him so he can watch himself later and not subject the rest of us to have to watch him GLOAT over himself, over and over again.

    February 19, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  11. Janet in Florida

    Here in Florida we picked Hillary and if Obama wins I say to all Hillary supporters Vote for anyone BUT!!! Obama. I sure will.

    February 19, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  12. Shelly-in-PA

    Yes it is about picking a President Hillary ( Thats why it won't be you )

    February 19, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  13. Ed

    It looks as though people are finally sick and tired of the "same old politicians" that have led this country down the dangerous path we live in today. Time for the politicians to realize we CAN CHANGE this country.

    February 19, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  14. Trish

    Why is it that those for Obama are the ones who call Hillary "Billary", "The Queen", blame her for her husband's affair, etc. and are so incredibly rude and juvenile calling out Hillary supporters on these blogs, using slang, making fun of her to go back to the kitchen (and her supporters), etc. instead of stating facts for why Obama is the better job candidate? It's pretty telling that the Obama supporters, like their candidate, have "only words" and no facts to support their decisions.

    February 19, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  15. Joseph

    The 'Democratic Race' may be like a long pawn chess battle ... a real expert analyses the situation and resigns – earns more respect. It is time for the Clintons to call it quits and watch more debates between McCain and Obama. American needs change and NOW is the time with a working majority.

    February 19, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  16. STEVEN

    Okay...Anyways for the OBAMA supporters that are brainwashed by speeches that are not 100% original... He will not be president because at the end Politicians and superdelegates are going to make the desicion on who is the best prepare candidate to start fixing the problems in The Oval Office from day one and we all know that candidate is HILLARY.

    and for those naive people that thing Obama has won the democratic nomination. Thing again. IT"S NOT OVER TILL ITS OVER. There are still millions of people in Texas ,Ohio, Pennslyvania, Vermont that have their vote and for what I know Texans democrats are smart ...and smart people vote for the smart candidate which is HILLARY CLINTON
    Enjoy your last victory Obama because Hillary will end your momentum in Texas primary/caucus and Ohios primary

    HILLARY 08


    February 19, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  17. Joe from Texas

    i supported hillary until i heard both her and obama speak tonight...both spoke in specifics but hillary just sounds like more of the same

    February 19, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  18. Rockymo

    Sour grapes...

    February 19, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  19. Mir

    Clinton is about details and unfortunately, today proves for the 9th time in a row that our country has an extremely short attention span. Obama is hope, hype, and hyperbole–easy to swallow, calming and spirited combined. Hillary is a doer but our country clearly doesn't want any of what she is offering–demonstrated by CNN for not even showing her entire speech.

    February 19, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  20. Anonymous



    February 19, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  21. Erick

    Don't worry Hillary fans, they'll probably rebroadcast the speech at 4am. If she had been more gracious in her last two speeches, which Obama let air, he would have let this one air as well. It was her choice and she decided to be a sore loser... again... and again... When is enough, enough? Hopefully Texas will decide to put the cross over the rotting grave that she calls an electoral campaign.

    February 19, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  22. deborah

    The Americans are going right down the pundit path. CNN and FOX have sold Americans on Obama, cause they want McCain to win. You can be sure it will play out just as the" powers that be" want it to. The talking heads have pulled off another snow job. Say goodbye to any CHJANGE.

    February 19, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  23. Henri

    Brian, I'm 27 and from Toronto and let me very clear in saying we want no part of Billary. They are not welcome here either.

    GO OBAMA!!!

    February 19, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  24. Derrick

    There is so much repeating of what one candidate says about another. I wish these guy and gals would give more time to what the candidates say about themselves and examine how they say they are going to go about doing what they say they are going to do.

    Pretty Please?

    February 19, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  25. WhitemanforObama

    I'm sorry but if you are actually sitting at home and eating this nonsense up that Clinton has continually been spewing, you need a dose of reality.

    1. Obama has plenty of experience. As a matter of fact, he has more ELECTED office experience than Clinton does (10 years to 7). If you honestly believe her when she says he has done nothing ever and doesn't know what hard work is, you need to check your facts

    2. Obama has plans that are actually more detailed and cover a broader range of topics than Clinton does – don't believe me then check his website. Her healthcare plan is strikingly similar to his plan, which by the way, he brought forth (March/April 2007) 6 months before she brought forth hers (September 2007). He's all speeches she says? Maybe the next time you hear her say that, you should recall the very cordial debate they had prior to Super Tuesday when she sat there and admitted, as did Obama, that they both have plans and that the differences between them are very few.

    Get the facts and think for yourself people.

    February 19, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
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