February 25th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
9 years ago

Clinton gets sarcastic, mocks Obama


Watch Clinton campaign in Rhode Island Sunday and make light of Obama's message (starting at 0:40).

(CNN) - A day after Hillary Clinton angrily called on Barack Obama to stop mailing campaign literature she said misrepresented her positions, the New York senator adopted a more sarcastic tone toward her rival on a campaign swing through Rhode Island Sunday.

Speaking to a crowd at Rhode Island College, Clinton said, "None of the problems we face will be easily solved," and then went on to mock Obama's message of unity.

“Now, I could stand up here and say, ‘Let’s just get everybody together. Let’s get unified,'" Clinton said to laughter of the crowd.

"The skies will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect,” she said dryly as the crowd erupted.

“Maybe I’ve just lived a little long, but I have no illusions about how hard this is going to be," Clinton continued. "You are not going to wave a magic wand to make special interests disappear."

Clinton spent much of Sunday in Rhode Island, a state that has long supported both Clintons and votes on March 4, along with Texas, Ohio, and Vermont. With polls showing tight races in Ohio and Texas, and an overwhelming lead for Obama in Vermont, Clinton is hoping for a big win there.

“This little state has a big voice on March 4 to help choose the next president,” she added.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (160 Responses)
  1. Observer

    Umm Hillary? Waving a magic wand isn't going to get you the nomination either. Look at the numbers and face the facts. You squandered too much money and valuable time attacking your competition instead of dealing with the issues. It's over love. See you in 2012. Btw, No offense Chelse, I think you're great.

    February 25, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  2. Robert

    It is obvious that even Hillary's acting has its limitations; better to stick to crying opportunities. Look to Liberia and Germany for women president role models. There is a difference between being flexible and changing one's opinion everytime a new consultant whispers in one's ear.

    February 25, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  3. Erika

    Hillary, feeling a little desparate ?? If this doesn't show what Clinton is really about, I don't know what will. She is playing right in to what Obama said about her talking about his supporters being delusional. She is not only mocking him but anyone who believes in hope and change for this country. I guess her life experience has made her a little too bitter and jaded to invision a better country and world. How sad for her!!! Of course it won't be a walk in the park, but it has to start somewhere. Obama is giving inspiration to the American people who desparately need it right now. Every movement starts this way. Unfortunately for her, she is not part of it and she can't accept it!!

    February 25, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  4. phinto

    You're looking quite presidential, Sen Clinton.

    February 25, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. Scott Soykin

    one word: desperation.

    February 25, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. Puddytat


    keep that up kiddo and you just might take OBAMA.



    February 25, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  7. Duane SC

    The new turn in Clinton's attitude is very distasteful. To mock a candidate for his optimism, only shows how pessimisitc her views of policies and the American voter are. No one is denying that change won't come easy, but to have people exited about the new direction makes the task of bringing change a litte easier. But i guess the old saying still holds true, that the true colors show in times of despair.

    February 25, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. ratt

    I'm sure her sarcastic tirade just cost her more votes. It looks to me like it's all over but the crying for Clinton

    February 25, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Iris

    Hillary is sooooooo mean.

    February 25, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  10. Doreen

    Poor Hillary, she is a bitter, mean spirited person. She either needs medication or psychological help

    February 25, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  11. Scott

    When did Barack ever say or even imply that it was going to be easy? In fact, he's said numerous times how difficult it's going to be. Yeah, losing REALLY brings out her ugly side. I can't wait until after March 4th when she's finally dealt the final blow.

    February 25, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  12. Vinn

    Look at her.. She is pulling all stops.. and look how negative and sarcastic she is..

    But her fans will conclude that..
    CNN is biased..
    The last 10 states that gave victory to Obama is biased..
    FOX news is biased ... so is MSNBC..
    All newspapers that endorse Obama is biased...
    The unions that back him are biased...

    The whole country is biased against her...

    February 25, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  13. kevin from alaska

    Baby boomers: quit raining on our parade because your revolution failed.

    We are more articulate and more pragmatic than you were and that is why we will succeed.

    February 25, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  14. Joe

    Is this the childlike behavior we want in the leader of our country?? Grow up Hilary and just run your campaign.

    February 25, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  15. gerry

    It'd be nice if CNN kept the delegate count current. You're still showing Obama 1,158 elected and 161 super; Clinton 1,016 elected and 234 super.

    Other web sites are showing Obama elected 1,199 and Clinton 1,040.

    Not sure about the super delegates because it changes each day, but I think it's Clinton 232 and Obama 183 from information I've seen on other web sites..

    Please bring your site up to date, I'd like to count on CNN instead of MSNBC. In such a tight race, CNN eed to keep this count current.

    February 25, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  16. Amy in Iowa

    What happened to the Hillary after the last debate? Her new sarcasm will not help at all. It makes Hillary appear desperate. I want a dignified candidate. Not a shrill divisive one.

    February 25, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  17. nita

    very good , it was the most realistic thing i have seen from hillary, she seemed to be using "her own voice" . what a surprise it must be to her to be playing against a man who will be more able to nulify the vote than her husband. what goes around comes around. instead of a coranotion, we might have an obomanation.

    February 25, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  18. Kathy

    Hillary, I've lived long enough to know you should just give it up already

    February 25, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  19. Lynn in IA

    So the childish tones she is taking is supposed to make us think that she is more qualified for the Presidency? Wow Hillary, there is no low that is too low for you to go, is there?

    February 25, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  20. S Rice

    Watch out little state with a big voice. Senator Clinton has a way of calling on states to vote for her when needed, but if you don't vote the right way, she will call you inconsequential. You might even make the mistake of being delusional!

    February 25, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  21. Scott- OH

    All I can say is "Poor Obama" I am afraid that he is slipping in the polls. I do believe his days are numbered with OH, TX and PA all in support of Sen. Clinton! Oh wait, I forgot....."JUST WORDS".

    February 25, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  22. Paula

    Yet, her supporters will post here and blame Obama for this too.

    February 25, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  23. andy

    Hillary is just saying what the silent majority are thinking, this guy is a joke.

    February 25, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  24. Rob

    Hillary... you are dividing the party. Drop out and help us win in nov

    February 25, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  25. John Lewis

    I really think TX and Ohio are non-significant state and should go for Obama.

    February 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
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