February 25th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
8 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. Rod

    Wow. Just wow. Time after time, Hillary demonstrates that politics as usual is her calling card, now even mocking most of America who is supporting Obama. When will she just go away? No one wants you. How many contests have you won so far – like 10 out of 40? Just ridiculous on so many levels. I can't wait until March 5th when this lady will just be gone – hopefully forever from public display.

    February 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. rob

    denial – We're not out yet, really!
    anger – Shame on you, Obama!
    bargaining – Come on people, you don't really believe his words mean anything, do you?

    look for depression and acceptance to soon follow.

    February 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  3. kris

    Clinton's mockings are exactly how I hear Obama.

    Clinton '08

    February 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. Mark

    Go away Hillary. You're a fool, looking more and more like a desparate fool.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  5. Enderlyn from Canada

    This is getting sad. I hope the democrats gets united and backs the candidate who gets the nomination.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  6. mike

    Again Clinton simply mocks change rather than offering anything more than the status quo. And with the war on terror likely to be her running theme in 2012, for eight looong years.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. Rosa

    And to think I was just beginning to really look at Hillary but now after the way she's been acting lately, I guess my only options will be to vote for Obama or McCain. She's lost it and I think it is time for her to get out! If it were anyone else still in the race, the media would be all over them depicting them in some ugly ways. Hillary, either win fair and square or take your school yard bully ways somewhere else. You're turning me off from this race.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  8. independent voice

    Thank you ,hateful Obama supporters ,the reason why we Hillary supporters will vote across party lines and show national unity in November.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Chris

    She's a joke.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. Jarred

    Frank Rich was right in his NYT column yesterday: the audacity of hopelessness, indeed.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  11. Carol

    She's plagiarizing. People have been mocking him for weeks.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  12. Maria F

    I think she might be manic-depressive.

    Her personality changes within seconds.

    From crying to criticism in New Hampshire.

    From congenial to furious in debates.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  13. Jeff

    I'm so glad that woman will not be the nominee.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  14. Peter

    Right on Hillary more of the same

    Someday the Amercian people will see thro the Obama empty speeches.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. SAM

    So my understanding is Hillary is 100% against Hope and Change! Obama is not the one who will be changing America, We the citizens will! We only need a president who believes in us. Stand Up for Change fellow Americans – Yes We Can!

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  16. Kathy

    this is Hillary's "Dean Scream" moment and, therefore, the end of her campaign.

    February 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  17. Sheri, nd

    Senator Clinton doesn't only mock Senator Obama, she mocks every single one of us who vote for him, who honestly do hear his message, know his policies, have educated ourselves on who he is Apparently to Hillary, 65% of the Democratic voters are nothing but a joke. Each time I hear her speak, watch bits of her sparkling personality emerge, I realize how relieved I am that we are blessed enough to have Barack Obama to give our support to. Obama has energized this country- he does give hope- and wow that hope has inspired a majority of us to Act, to participate.. and gee that unity thing Hillary finds so funny- it seems to be working..!

    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  18. LaMont

    Ha Ha. This lady is finished. I don't even think anyone is paying attention to her anymore.

    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  19. Butterfly

    Can you imagine the insult the other States must feel about being called, and or implied, by HRC inconsequential? The little States don't matter only Texas and Ohio. How can anyone not see? This is the real Hillary and Bill Clinton at work. The mask has come off. She would rather destroy the party than lose. Do you know why? She's in deep financial trouble and owes her special parties/friends monies. If she wins the presidency she can also cut deals but if she loses it what is she going to do? She can't manage her campaign costs but she's going to manage a trillion dollar deficit and she owes people for their donations. She can't afford to lose. She needs this. It's all about Hillary.

    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  20. Mike

    Obama inserts earmarks. Obama gets money from lobbyists. Obama works for special interest groups. Obama attacks other politicians. Obama flips on the campaign finance issue...
    Where is "change we can believe in?"

    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  21. Shun

    A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility...

    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  22. beans from Belize

    It is obvious that Hillary Clinton past decisons is coming back to hant her. The vote for the Iraq war and supporting her husband with NAFTA which is now costing America lives, money and jobs espcailly in Ohio and Texas.

    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  23. Margi

    I thought little states did not matter. During the debate you were fine, what happend? You are scary.

    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  24. Gene


    Is that all she has? To tell people if you hope to make the world a better place than you're basically dreaming. Why would she want to be president of a country that in her own words is permanently broken? What if those who fought in the Revolutionary had no hope that they would be successful? Would they have won their independence. What if the US had not perservered through WWII would we be free now? What if MLK had said in his speech during the march on Washington, D.C. that I know there is no hope of change in this country so I don't have a dream. Where would we all be now? Hillary get a message, telling people not to hope for something better is stupid and un-American!

    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  25. Go Away Hillary


    February 25, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
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