February 28th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Clinton weighs in on Bloomberg's non-bid

 Clinton campaigned in Ohio Thursday.

Clinton campaigned in Ohio Thursday.

HANGING ROCK, Ohio (CNN) - With Michael Bloomberg's presidential bid now officially over before it ever really started, Hillary Clinton won't face the prospect of competing against a fellow New Yorker this fall if she wins the democratic nomination.

At a press conference in Ohio, she weighed in on Bloomberg's decision, which he made public in Thursday's edition of the New York Times.

"I have the highest regard for mayor Bloomberg," Clinton said when asked about his decision. "I have worked with him on many issues affecting New York. This is such a personal decision as I can attest to. There are lots of reasons why people decide either to run or not to run, and I respect his reaching his own decision."

Clinton said she looked forward to working with Bloomberg for the "next couple of years."

- CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

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  1. Charlotte

    Obama hasn't the foggest idea how to handle Iraq. His biggest deal is to keep saying he did not vote to go to Iraq. There weren't any Al Quaeda in Iraq until Bush/Cheney got us there.That is beside the point now, we are there regardless of how we got there. To just keep say Bush got us there, Bush got us there, Bush got us there. People cheer when he says that. What is his plan to get us out? I would like to hear something besides how we got there. We all know that.

    February 28, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  2. hector

    So why are you blocking messages of support for Hillary? Shouldn't you be more concerned with profanity, racist, sexist or cruel and vicious comments being screened out? Why would you screen out positive messages of support? Who are the moderaters for posts? How are you evaluated or overseen? You should let the people speak, isn't that what the posts are for?

    February 28, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  3. Manuel TX

    All these spiteful comments from the Obama-bots are going to cost you votes from the Hillary supporters that you will desperately need for the general election if your candidate wins the nomination.

    Don't expect the Republicans who've voted for Obama in the primary to vote for him in the general.

    Keep up the good work.

    February 28, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  4. Barack Oprah

    Hillary/Bloomberg 2008.
    Why not?
    As independent, why not?

    February 28, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  5. Yoli

    Obama seems to feel he doesn't need the Hillary voters. If she loses the democratic primary Hillary should run as an independent. The democratic party has stabbed her in the back. She can be free to run based on what she truly believes rather than cater to the far left which only wants government handouts.

    February 28, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  6. Maddie Oben

    It's funny Hillary keeps talking about experience and being ready on day one. Hey, just a reminder Hillary- you voted for the Iraq war- and screwed the most important decision you had to make in the 21st century. How dare you try to separate yourself from NAFTA just for political gains. You've always sing NAFTA's high praises as a co-president with Bill. Every good thing that happened in the 90's you were part of, therefore, accept resposibilities for ones that went belly-up. People want CHANGE and not experience because we've seen people like Dick Cheney and Rumsfeld with all the experience in the world make some very, very bad decisions. It's certainly not the years spent in Washington but having the right JUDGEMENT from day one which OBAMA has rightly shown by opposite the war in Iraq when it was hard to do so. Please don't talk about experience or being ready on day one anymore because beat you hands down managing his campaign finances- that's the start.

    February 28, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
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